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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 771 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

4.5 out of 5
771 Ratings

771 Ratings

kate0748 ,

Love it

Very informative as a travel agent to listen to. My 1 year old daughter loves your theme song also ha

RobskiMich ,

Very good travel podcast

Overall this is an interesting and informative podcast. I like the format and the guests are usually very knowledgeable. There is a wide range of locations reviewed within the catalog of the podcast. My one complaint (And I apologize for mentioning this because once you notice this, you can’t unhear it and it will dive you crazy) is that the host Chris says “okay” a lot! I know it’s a little thing, but it is definitely annoying. However, the content and overall quality of the podcast helps you look past this.

Odd_Question ,

The Only Travel Podcast

Like everyone else, I struggle to find time in the day to listen to all of the podcast that I would like to. I stumbled across this podcast by accident a couple of years ago, and it has been a game changer for me. I don’t feel like I need to look elsewhere as this podcast covers all of my interests. The host and guests are informative.The pace is perfect (I still listen at one and a half speed). My favorite feature is the interactive component with pictures that I can look at while the host and guests are talking. Keep up the fantastic work!

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