Favorite Website: Amateur Traveler

You’ve decided to fulfill your round-the-world travel dreams and are ready to book your ticket – but where to go? Look no further than Amateur Traveler for destination inspiration.

[singlepic=1783,555,,,left]The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel. According to Chris Christensen, “It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog to swimming with whales in Tonga.” In addition to a weekly audio podcast, Chris also produces a twice montly video podcast and blog.

We love Amateur Traveler because there is no better way to learn about a destination and what to do than from people who have actually done it. How often do you take action on something based on a friend’s recommendation – whether it’s a restaurant or movie? Well think of Chris and his guests as friends that are giving you great travel advice.

[singlepic=1784,150,,,left]In the past five years, Chris has interviewed over 230 guests for his podcast, has produced more than 60 videos, and has even added on a weekly travel show: This Week in Travel. That’s a lot of inspiration to pull from! He even interviewed Sherry Ott (pre-Briefcase to Backpack) back in 2007 about traveling solo as a woman.

And if you sign up for the newsletter, you will receive his free eBook: “How to Save Money Booking Your Travel Online” – which serves as a nice supplement to our post “Let’s Go: Round the World Tickets”.

So check out Amateur Traveler and get ready to be inspired!

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6 Comments on "Favorite Website: Amateur Traveler"

  1. Adam on Wed, 19th May 2010 11:08 am 

    Sounds like an awesome website. Thanks for the heads up.

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  3. Chris (Amateur Traveler) on Wed, 19th May 2010 4:34 pm 

    I agree it sounds like an awesome website 😉

    Thanks for the kind mention.

  4. Anil on Sun, 23rd May 2010 8:16 pm 

    One of my absolute favorite websites as well. Chris is a great person in the travel blogging community to come across.

  5. brian on Sat, 29th May 2010 5:03 pm 

    Definitely check out Chris’ podcast. He’s covered plenty of places and if you’re thinking about it, he probably has a show on it.

  6. Ben H. on Mon, 19th Jul 2010 2:02 pm 

    This will be a really helpful resource in planning our next trip. I’m thinking Asia!

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