Rudy Maxa – The Savvy Traveler – Episode 91

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Rudy Maxa (Public Radio’s Savvy Traveler, host of PBS’s Smart Travel with Rudy Maxa, Pulitzer prize winner, host of National Geographic Traveler’s Walks of a Lifetime podcast). Mr Maxa talks about how he got into a travel career, shares travel stores, talks about travel tips, where Americans should go. Hear about “The Colonel”, what they smoke in Thailand and where you can find heads carved from butter.

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “Rudy Maxa – The Savvy Traveler – Episode 91”



Chris, Great interview and great guest! I first got turned on to Rudy about 4 years ago or so when my local PBS digital station started playing his Hi Def travel show. What a great sense of humor that I never quite noticed on his shows. In some ways I try to fashion my own video podcast as a stripped down grunge version of Smart Travel. Editing out odd charachters or trash trucks out? No way!
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Lorene Romero


Chris, I have been a long time fan of your The Amateur Traveler Podcast. You do a fantastic job! This interview with Rudy was outstanding. It flowed very well and both of you showed your true talents. Job well done -Lorene

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