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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Travel to West Sweden – Episode 439

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Hear about travel to West Sweden as the Amateur Traveler talks to Bret Love from GreenGlobalTravel.com about both his recent trip and my recent trip to this beautiful part of Sweden. Rhine […]

Eyjafjallajökull “The Iceland Volcano” – Photo

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Rhine River Cruises starting from $1,349.00Danube River Cruises starting at $1,099.00 If you remember the Iceland Volcano that erupted in 2010 and grounded all the flights in Europe, you may also remember the […]

Travel to Salzburg, Austria – Episode 432 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Salzburg, Austria – Episode 432 cover photo by Ignaz Wiradi Chris: Amateur Traveler Episode 432. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about palaces and salt mines, and the sound […]

Book Review – The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C.

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I have been to Washington D.C. many times since my first visit in 1977. I was most recently there just this summer. We have done episodes on Washington D.C. on Amateur Traveler […]

Travel to Baltimore, Maryland – Episode 438

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Hear about travel to Baltimore, Maryland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Nancy Parode from about.com. Nancy has lived in the Baltimore area for a total of about 12 years and tells […]

“Professionalism in Travel Blogging” – This Week in Travel 174

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This special episode of This Week in Travel was the closing keynote at the TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) conference in Cancun Mexico. It is a discussion on professionalism in travel blogging. This episode […]

Amateur Traveler Podcast wins Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award

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Chris Christensen is a winner in the 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, taking an Honorable Mention in the Travel Broadcast — Audio category for “Amateur Traveler: Travel to Flanders in Belgium” on […]

Travel to Orlando, Florida – Episode 431 Transcript

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transcript of Travel to Orlando, Florida – Episode 431 Chris: Amateur Traveler, episode 431. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about theme parks, young wizards, and a mouse, as we go to Orlando, […]

Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Episode 437

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Hear about all of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere.com about traveling to all 17 sites. Some sites like Old Québec are […]

Snow Leopard at Norden’s Ark – Smügen, Sweden – Photo

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Danube River Cruises starting at $1,099.00Seine River Cruises – save 10% This snow leopard lives at Norden’s Ark in Western Sweden. Norden’s Ark, in Smügen, is a zoo that focuses on endangered […]