The Best Of The First 10 Years of Amateur Traveler

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Amateur Traveler is Years 10 Old…

map of Amateur Traveler episodes
…and we have gone a few places or at least talked about them.

As I thought about the last 10 years here are some of the episodes that stick out in my memory:

These episodes changed the Amateur Traveler:

  • Traveling Around Round The World – Episode 10 – while the first interview for the Amateur Traveler was episode 5, this is probably the one that made me realize how much more fun doing an interview show would be.
  • Travel to Egypt – Episode 36 – If you appreciate the time we put into editing the Amateur Traveler (and you should) then you have Chuck to thank. He said he would come on the show if I edited it. Think of the many many hours this friend has cost me.
  • Travel to Flanders in Belgium – Episode 399 – This episode won a Lowell Thomas award from the Society of American Travel Writers. The first, I think, to win in the audio category for an strictly online show.

These episodes influenced my own personal travel:

Some of my favorites:

These episodes were the start of friendships:

These are now on my bucket list:

What have you learned from the Amateur Traveler?
Where have you gone because of the Amateur Traveler?

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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.

4 Responses to “The Best Of The First 10 Years of Amateur Traveler”

Kirk Beiser


I particularly liked the Komodo Island (ep 454) and Churchhill, CA (ep411). A lot of other great ones but those particularly stand out as favorites. I keep finding great blogs about Flores and Komodo and I am in the midst of planning a trip in the next 1-2 years to do Kelimutu, Komodo and the island of Flores.



excellent! have a great trip!

Donna Manley


Hi Chris, Congratulations on the ten years. Yours is still my favorite podcast. I have listened to all ten years and look forward to many more.

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