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Since 2005 Amateur Traveler has been talking about a different destination every week. It covers destinations all of the world with an emphasis on culturally rich travel. Learn more about your world.

Amateur Traveler won its creator Chris Christensen a Travel+Leisure award as the "best independent travel journalist".

Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast Chris Christensen

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    • 4.4 • 52 Ratings

Since 2005 Amateur Traveler has been talking about a different destination every week. It covers destinations all of the world with an emphasis on culturally rich travel. Learn more about your world.

Amateur Traveler won its creator Chris Christensen a Travel+Leisure award as the "best independent travel journalist".

    Travel to the South Tyrol, Italy

    Travel to the South Tyrol, Italy

    Hear about travel to South Tyrol, Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lynne Nieman about this beautiful region in northern Italy. 

    • 36 min
    Hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites in Italy

    Hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites in Italy

    Hear about hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites in northern Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Morgan Fielder from CraveThePlanet.com about a multi-day hike she has taken more than once.

    • 48 min
    Driving the Natchez Trace Parkway

    Driving the Natchez Trace Parkway

    Hear about driving the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi as the Amateur Traveler talks to journalist and southerner Kristin Luna.

    • 43 min
    Travel to Iraq Kurdistan

    Travel to Iraq Kurdistan

    Hear about travel to Kurdistan in northern Iraq as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mansoureh Farahani from travelwithmansoureh.com about her travels in this off-the-beaten-path destination.

    • 44 min
    Travel to Silicon Valley, California

    Travel to Silicon Valley, California

    Hear about travel to the Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Valley) of California and San Jose as the Amateur Traveler talks about his hometown of 38 years.

    • 44 min
    Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain

    Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain

    Hear about travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Molly Sears-Piccavey who lives in Andalucia.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Russetts ,

The Best Travel Podcast!

Amateur Traveller is the best travel podcast! I spend most of my time travelling and that involves lots of research on the places I am visiting. I use Amateur Traveller’s excellent location based podcasts as part of my trip planning and I find that they greatly enhance my itinerary. Chris Christensen is an excellent host who is very engaging and thought provoking. He does his research about a location before the interview so that he can ask an eclectic mix of questions about the history, geography, culture, main attractions etc of a location. His guests have a great depth of knowledge about the places they are talking about. I enjoy listening to every guest, particularly when I am on a long bus journey! I highly recommend this podcast!

blindmansteve ,

684. Amateur traveller: Travel to Berlin, Germany

This is a brilliant podcast featuring a great guest.

SimonVx ,

Consistent great travel show

Chris is a great interviewer, getting the best from his guests covering a wide range of main stream and off the beaten track travel destinations. Whilst actual travel has been impossible it has been great to travel with Chris and his guests.

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