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Amateur Traveler Podcast

The award-winning travel podcast “Amateur Traveler” talks about a different destination every week. Why should you go there and what should you do.

The Amateur Traveler started in 2005 and comes out pretty much every Saturday morning California time, so we have covered a lot of destinations. Each episode of Amateur Traveler focuses on a different travel destination. As a rule, we focus a one-week itinerary. What should you see? What should you do? What should you eat?

A typical episode is an interview of someone who has visited a destination, lives at a destination, or wrote the book on it.

If you think you have what it would take to be on the Amateur Traveler, then listen to an episode first and then checkout our guide to pitch an episode.

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Each episode comes in two versions:

  • mp3 – this version is made to play on any player, computer, etc that can play music files.
  • iTunes enhanced – this version is an AAC file and includes pictures and links that illustrate the episode. It can be played on iPhones, iPads and in the free iTunes program.

Recent Posts

Travel to the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan – Episode 743
Travel to the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan – Episode 743
Travel to the Tohoku Region of Japan – Episode 741
Travel to the Tohoku Region of Japan – Episode 741
Travel to Nagoya, Japan – Episode 677
Travel to Nagoya, Japan – Episode 677
Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan – Episode 672
Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan – Episode 672
Travel to Tokyo, Japan – Episode 550
Travel to Tokyo, Japan – Episode 550
Travel to Kyoto and the Kansai Region of Japan – Episode 540
Travel to Kyoto and the Kansai Region of Japan – Episode 540
Hike Japan’s Nakasendo Trail – Episode 479
Hike Japan’s Nakasendo Trail – Episode 479
Travel to the Island of Shikoku, Japan – Episode 388
Travel to the Island of Shikoku, Japan – Episode 388
Travel to Japan – Episode 364
Travel to Japan – Episode 364
Travel to the Island of Kyushu, Japan – Episode 331
Travel to the Island of Kyushu, Japan – Episode 331
Travel to Kyoto, Japan – Episode 297
Travel to Kyoto, Japan – Episode 297
Travel to Hiroshima and the Chugoku Region of Japan – Episode 224
Travel to Hiroshima and the Chugoku Region of Japan – Episode 224
Travel to Tokyo, Japan – Episode 148
Travel to Tokyo, Japan – Episode 148
Teaching English in Japan – Episode 77
Teaching English in Japan – Episode 77