Posts by chris2x

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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“The Way of Wanderlust” – This Week in Travel 194

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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: Don George – Travel writer, edit and author of […]

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Travel to Santa Barbara, California – Episode 481

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Hear about travel to Santa Barbara, California as the Amateur Traveler talks to Heather Simon from wellplannedtravel.net about the “American Riviera”. “Santa Barbara is incredibly beautiful. It’s called the American Riviera because […]

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Ontario Road Trip – Episode 474 Transcript

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Transcript of Ontario Road Trip – Episode 474 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 474. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about national parks, the first nations, and wilderness as we go on a road […]

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United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Episode 480

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Hear about the United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere.com and The Global Travel Conspiracy podcast about these best of the best sites. […]

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Hikes and Scary Things – This Week in Travel 193

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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: Casey Schreiner from modernhiker.com Subscribe on iTunes | Become a Fan on Facebook | Download […]

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Cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise – Episode 473 Transcript

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transcript of Cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise – Episode 473 Chris: Amateur Traveler, Episode 473. Today, the Amateur Traveler talks about gray whales, Alaskan brown bears, bald eagles, and bushwhacking as we […]

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Arlo – Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Cloud-Enabled Home Security System

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We don’t normally review home security systems on the Amateur Traveler but when Netgear approached me about reviewing their new Arlo system I was intrigued. I can imagine that there are some […]

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Hike Japan’s Nakasendo Trail – Episode 479

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Hear about hiking Japan’s Nakasendo Trail as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dave Grenewetzki about his experiences on this trip into the Japanese countryside between Kyoto and Tokyo. “I spent many years […]

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Travel to Atlanta, Georgia – Episode 472 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Atlanta, Georgia – Episode 472 Chris Christensen: Amateur Traveler episode 472, today the Amateur Traveler talks about Stone Mountain, the Chattahoochee, Margaret Mitchell, and Coca-Cola, as we go […]

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Travel to Kyrgyzstan – Episode 478

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Hear about travel to Kyrgyzstan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Eric Anderson about the central asian country where he has been serving as a Peace Corp volunteer. Eric admits that he […]

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Travel to Austin, Texas – Episode 471 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Austin, Texas – Episode 471 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 471. Today the amateur traveler talks about lots of barbecue, live music and the LBJ Presidential Library as we […]

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Travel to Hyderabad, India – Episode 477

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Hear about travel to Hyderabad India as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sean Whiting about the city he has called home for more than 4 years. Sean and his wife work at […]

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Travel to Hamburg, Germany – Episode 470 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Hamburg, Germany – Episode 470 Chris: Amateur Traveler Episode 470, today the Amateur Traveler talks about the second biggest port in Europe. A former member of the Hanseatic League, […]

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“Jen Leo’s Day Off” – This Week in Travel 192

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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: Sherry Ott of Ottsworld Subscribe on iTunes | Become a Fan on Facebook | Download […]

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Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana – Episode 476

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Hear about travel to New Orleans Louisiana as the Amateur Traveler talks to freelance journalist Jill Robinson. Jill agrees with Earl King “There ain’t no city like New Orleans”. “It’s the least […]

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Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 3 – “The Man So Nice They Named Him Twice”

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Gary Arndt and I (along with co-host Jen Leo) have been doing a podcast together called This Week in Travel since Aug 12, 2009. Gary has been on Amateur Traveler so often that […]

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Travel to Munich Germany – Episode 469 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Munich Germany – Episode 469 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 469. Today, the Amateur Traveler talks about palaces and gardens, nudists and of course, Oktoberfest as we go to […]

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Travel to the Philippines – Episode 475

Hear about travel to the Philippines as the Amateur Traveler talks to Julie Longland about her travel to the Cordilleras mountain region and the island of Palawan which was just named the […]

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6 National Parks Near Boston Worth Seeing

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The National Park System United States has some of the most awesome sites in the world, but the vast majority of the sites in the system are more humble and obscure, but […]

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Travel to Southern Morocco – Episode 468 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Southern Morocco – Episode 468 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 468. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about UNESCO World Heritage sites, gites, riads, kasbahs and camels as we go […]

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