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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Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Filed Under: europe travel

Luxembourg City lies in a bend in the Alzette River, high on a bluff above the river. The river helped in defense of the city in previous days. Now it just gives […]

Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Filed Under: europe travel

Seeing my last name, Christensen, on one of the smooth white marble headstones gave me pause. Walking through the American Cemetery at Flanders Field, I was not expecting to discover some long […]

Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Filed Under: europe travel

Montmartre is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris and it is street scenes like this that make it so.

Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Filed Under: europe travel

Hear about travel to Riga, Latvia as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Spud Hilton, the travel editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, about his recent trip there. Latvia is one of […]

“Blue Lady” Kensington Market Street Mural – Toronto, Ontario – Daily Photo

Filed Under: canada travel

Kensington Market is a colorful and bohemian neighborhood in Toronto which has many large street murals like this one. While you are there stop at Wanda’s Pie in the Sky for lunch. […]

Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, Maryland – Daily Photo

Filed Under: usa travel

The Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland is a popular place for midshipmen to get married. It is also a National Historic Landmark and the final resting place for […]

Preparing for a Conference as a Travel Blogger

Filed Under: editorial

I have a number of travel conferences that I am scheduled to attend this year: Canada Media Marketplace, TBEX, VEMEX, Adventure and Travel, TMX, NMX,SATW, etc.Each conference has it’s own style but […]

Air Aircraft Gun on the USS Red Oak Victory Ship – Richmond, California – Daily Photo

Filed Under: usa travel

The USS Red Oak Victory Ship is one of only 3 ships of this type left over from WWII. The Liberty Ships and Victory ships where built in the hundreds in record […]

Travel to Nova Scotia – Episode 414

Filed Under: canada travel

Hear about travel to Nova Scotia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about her recent trip to this province in Eastern Canada. Sherry returns to to the show to talk […]

Taking a Break from Climbing a Pyramid – Coba, Mexico – Daily Photo

Filed Under: mexico travel

These two intrepid travelers take a break from climbing a pyramid in Coba, Mexico. No handrails, one rope to help you and uneven steps. I don’t blame them. Also this pyramid is […]