• Travel to Northern Arizona - Episode 562
    Travel to Northern Arizona - Episode 562
  • Travel to Nanjing, China - Episode 561
    Travel to Nanjing, China - Episode 561
  • Travel to Baja Sur and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico - Episode 560
    Travel to Baja Sur and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico - Episode 560
  • Travel to Baden-Württemberg in Germany - Episode 559
    Travel to Baden-Württemberg in Germany - Episode 559
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Israel and Palestine - Episode 558
    UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Israel and Palestine - Episode 558
  • Travel to the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina - Episode 557
    Travel to the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina - Episode 557
  • Travel to Loja and Southern Ecuador - Episode 556
    Travel to Loja and Southern Ecuador - Episode 556
 
Amateur Traveler Podcast
The weekly Amateur Traveler podcast looks at a different destination each week. We look at everything from what should you put on your Chicago dog in the Windy City to going to Tonga and swimming with whales. We also post transcripts for these episodes.
This Week in Travel
The This Week in Travel podcast is not quite as regular but usually is published twice a month. It is a round table discussion between co-hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, a guest and me. We cover travel news and tips in each show.
Amateur Traveler Videos
Amateur Traveler also has a video version that comes out occasionally. It covers both travelogues as well as travel gear reviews.
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Author, The Art of Non-Conformity
Awards
The Amateur Traveler and Chris Christensen has collected a number of awards including a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism and a SMITTY award from Travel + Leisure as the "Best Independent Travel Journalist"
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Each week the Amateur Traveler talks about a different travel destination. With more than 10 years worth of shows we are very likely to have talked about your next travel destination. See our episode map.
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