“Craving Cuba” – A Documentary to Follow

Craving Cuba

Craving Cuba, an award-winning documentary film by San Francisco Bay Area producer, Zuzy Martin Lynch, is under consideration at several 2016 film festivals.

Here’s the trailer.

With luck, you’ll be able to see it at one of these festivals: Mill Valley Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, DOCUTAH, Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City, Lone Star Film Festival, Boston Latino International Film Festival.

President Obama Follows In American Footsteps to Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama is off on a three-day state visit to Cuba.

Cuban Capitol Building
(Lyman Erskine Flickr Photo)

But he is merely following in the footsteps of large numbers of Americans who have traveled to that Caribbean island nation during the past year, as highlighted in this AFP TV video.

To understand why such pent-up interest in visiting Cuba exists, the importance of Obama’s visit, and what he’ll see while there, watch our feature-length documentary film.

“Cuba, Libre?” Gets A Radio Show Mention

Oldly GoThanks to M.J. Pramik for mentioning me and my documentary film about Cuba last Sunday when she and Anne Sigmon were guests on FCC Free Radio’s “Lily Cat on Stuff” show talking about travel, travel writing, and their stories in the recently-released anthology, “To Oldly Go: Tales of Adventurous Travel by the Over-60s .

Mary Jean (MJ) Pramik is an author, novelist, poet, travel writer, science reporter, and teacher. She has contributed to numerous magazines and journals, anthologies and travel books including Good Housekeeping, Odyssey, and the National Enquirer as well as Ophthalmology Times, Nature Biotechnology, Drug Topics, and Cosmetic Surgery News. She is one of five travel writers who appear in Cuba, Libre?

Anne Sigmon is the author of the memoir in progress Scrambling Back: One Woman’s Quest to Return to the Wild After Stroke and Autoimmune Disease.

Both are headed to Spain next month. Look for stories of their Iberian adventures (or misadventures) to appear in print down the road.



A Cuba Expert’s Update: How Increased Tourism Is Affecting Cuba

When I interviewed Cuba travel expert, Christopher P. Baker, for Cuba, Libre? last July, he pointed out that Cuba needed to add more hotels, particularly outside of Havana, in order to meet the lodging needs of the expected influx of American visitors.

In today’s interview with with Rachelle Akurro of CCTV’s “Global Business” report, Baker underscores that point and talks about how the increase in tourism is affecting that island nation.

(Christopher P. Baker is a professional photographer and travel writer, guide book author, and tour guide. He has visited Cuba well over one-hundred times since 1992.)