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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 Central Oregon – Episode 744
Travel to Central Oregon – Episode 744
Travel to the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan – Episode 743
Travel to the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan – Episode 743
Hadrian’s Wall Walking in Northern England – Episode 742
Hadrian’s Wall Walking in Northern England – Episode 742
Travel to the Tohoku Region of Japan – Episode 741
Travel to the Tohoku Region of Japan – Episode 741
Travel to Mysore, India – Episode 740
Travel to Mysore, India – Episode 740
Travel to Vancouver, British Columbia – Episode 739
Travel to Vancouver, British Columbia – Episode 739
Travel to Slovakia  – Episode 738
Travel to Slovakia – Episode 738
Travel to Massachusetts – Episode 737
Travel to Massachusetts – Episode 737
Travel to French Polynesia – Episode 736
Travel to French Polynesia – Episode 736
Amazon River Cruise in Peru and Colombia – Episode 735
Amazon River Cruise in Peru and Colombia – Episode 735
Travel to Lithuania – Episode 734
Travel to Lithuania – Episode 734
Travel to Fernando de Noronha, Brazil – Episode 733
Travel to Fernando de Noronha, Brazil – Episode 733
Travel to the Virginia Coast – Episode 732
Travel to the Virginia Coast – Episode 732
Travel to the Monterey Peninsula in California – Episode 731
Travel to the Monterey Peninsula in California – Episode 731
Travel to Bangkok, Thailand – Episode 730
Travel to Bangkok, Thailand – Episode 730