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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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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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