Articles About Amateur Traveler

Business Insider said in “6 podcasts for people who love to travel” in December 2017:

If more travel is one of your New Year’s resolutions, Amateur Traveler is a podcast tailor-made for you. For over a decade, host Chris Christensen has been coaching new travelers on how to find and visit locations that are on their bucket lists, and to visit them sooner rather than later. Destinations are domestic and international, so in his deep catalog of episodes, there’s something for everyone. Recent episodes include Northern Chile, Belarus, Albuquerque, and Napa.

The New York Times said in “The Travel Podcast Comes Into Its Own” in November 2017:

The host Chris Christensen has offered destination advice via interviews in more than 580 episodes of Amateur Traveler since launching in 2005.

Travel+Leisure said of Amateur Traveler in their 2014 SMITTY (Social Media in Travel and Tourism) awards:

“The Best Independent Travel Journalist” – Its 400-plus destination-themed podcasts have been downloaded more than seven million times”

National Geographic Traveler said in their April 2006 edition:

“Some podcasts have gained a minor cult following. For example, some 1,000 listeners follow Californian Chris Christensen’s Amateur Traveler series, a mix of personal adventures, travel news, and helpful tips.”

Men’s Journal said in their September 2006 edition:

“One of the 4 best adventure travel podcasts”

The Chicago Sun Times included the show in their list of 10 “Best travel sites” in April 2007:

“We’re thrilled when we stumble on diamonds in the rough like This relaxed weekly podcast hosted by Chris Christensen offers travel tips, news and interviews with fellow explorers that provide that personal perspective missing from most guidebooks. A player embedded on the site makes listening convenient, and amateur videos provide front-and-center glimpses of some of Christensen’s treks.”

Best Life MagazineBest Life Magazine, a men’s magazine, named a list of the “The 10 best podcasts on the Internet“ in the May 2008 edition. In addition to two shows from NPR, the TED conference, the Economist, they named the Amateur Traveler.

Chris Christensen created “Amateur Traveler,” a weekly hour-long audio and video podcast, to keep you as far away from tourists wearing jean shorts and Big Johnson T-shirts as possible. Each episode explores world destinations with guidebook writers, journalists, and veteran nomads. You’ll learn the best place to find lobster paella in Barcelona, how to motorbike through India, and where to go for a far-flung family vacation. Whet your wanderlust by scrolling through the archive of more than 125 past broadcasts.

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