The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to. It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga. Find your answer to the important question: "where should you go next and what should you see, do and eat there?"
Don’t miss all the travel tips, things you would not learn from the guidebook, funny travel stories and surprises on
all the channels available: a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast and a blog with quite a lot of travel photography. Each week you’ll find featured an interview with a destination expert or with a traveler who has been to an exciting location recently. The goal is to motivate people to travel, and you’ll find stories of people who have been inspired by the Amateur Traveler to travel as the series “Our Travels“.
Amateur Traveler won its creator Chris Christensen a Travel&Leisure SMITTY award as the best independent travel journalist and a Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award, as well as three North America Travel Journalism awards. It is also used to teach English at Oxford University.
The Amateur Traveler and Chris Christensen have been featured in the following:
National Geographic Traveler, April 2006
Men’s Journal, September 2006
The Chicago Sun Times, April 2007:
Best Life Magazine, May 2008 edition
As well as NPR, the TED conference, and The Economist.