Posts by chris2x

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Filed Under: europe travel

Hear about travel to Riga, Latvia as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Spud Hilton, the travel editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, about his recent trip there. Latvia is one of […]

“Blue Lady” Kensington Market Street Mural – Toronto, Ontario – Daily Photo

Filed Under: canada travel

Kensington Market is a colorful and bohemian neighborhood in Toronto which has many large street murals like this one. While you are there stop at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky for lunch. […]

Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland – Daily Photo

Filed Under: usa travel

The Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland is a popular place for midshipmen to get married. It is also a National Historic Landmark and the final resting place for […]

Preparing for a Conference as a Travel Blogger

Filed Under: editorial

I have a number of travel conferences that I am scheduled to attend this year: Canada Media Marketplace, TBEX, VEMEX, Adventure and Travel, TMX, NMX,SATW, etc.Each conference has it’s own style but […]

Air Aircraft Gun on the USS Red Oak Victory Ship – Richmond, California – Daily Photo

Filed Under: usa travel

The USS Red Oak Victory Ship is one of only 3 ships of this type left over from WWII. The Liberty Ships and Victory ships where built in the hundreds in record […]

Travel to Nova Scotia – Episode 414

Filed Under: canada travel

Hear about travel to Nova Scotia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about her recent trip to this province in Eastern Canada. Sherry returns to to the show to talk […]

Taking a Break from Climbing a Pyramid – Coba, Mexico – Daily Photo

Filed Under: mexico travel

These two intrepid travelers take a break from climbing a pyramid in Coba, Mexico. No handrails, one rope to help you and uneven steps. I don’t blame them. Also this pyramid is […]

5 Great Road Trips

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I asked some of my travel blogger colleagues for their suggestions on great road trips and received these excellent ideas:  Christina Saull (@MiddleSeatView) from  Coastal Maine U.S. Route 1 stretches the […]

Still Statue in Toronto Distillery District – Toronto, Canada – Daily Photo

Filed Under: canada travel

The Toronto Distillery District is a collection of old warehouses and distilleries which have been renovated and turned into restaurants and shops. This modern statue in the district represents a still in […]

“The Road to Travel Writing” with Dick Jordan – This Week in Travel #164

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Subscribe on iTunes | Become a Fan on Facebook | Download the iPhone app | Download This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s […]