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Since 2005 Amateur Traveler has been talking about a different destination every week. It covers destinations all of the world with an emphasis on culturally rich travel. Learn more about your world.Amateur Traveler won its creator Chris Christensen a Travel+Leisure award as the "best independent tr… read more

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AT#807 - Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain

July 2nd, 2022

50:31

Hear about travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Molly Sears-Piccavey who lives in Andalucia.

AT#806 - Travel to Havana, Cuba

June 25th, 2022

50:25

Hear about travel to Havana Cuba as the Amateur Traveler talks to Talek Nates, a Cuban-American, about the capital of the country of her ancestors.

AT#713 - Travel to Brittany France

June 18th, 2022

49:57

Hear about things to do when you travel to the Brittany region of France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kristin Montgomery from GrowingGlobalCitizens.com about this less-touristed corner of the country.

AT#805 - Travel to Queretaro, Mexico

June 11th, 2022

46:44

Hear about things to do when you travel to Queretaro, Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ray Blakney about his adopted Mexican home.

AT#804 - Travel to Hanoi and Northern Vietnam

June 4th, 2022

57:54

Hear about travel to northern Vietnam as the Amateur Traveler talks to Paul B. Kennedy from VietnamTravelWithUs.com about the country he has adopted …

AT#803 - Travel to Death Valley National Park

May 28th, 2022

56:21

Hear about travel to Death Valley National Park in California as the Amateur Traveler talks to former park ranger Jeff Ohlfs about the largest of the national parks in the continental United States.

AT#802 - Travel to the South of Iceland

May 21st, 2022

53:48

Hear about travel to the South of Iceland as the Amateur Traveler talks to hotelier Friðrik Pálsson about his native land.

Everything-Everywhere - King Tutankhamun

May 19th, 2022

11:20

A sample episode of my friend Gary Arndt's Everything-Everywhere podcast

AT#801 - Tennessee Road Trip

May 14th, 2022

57:02

Hear about a Tennessee Road Trip as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Craig from HistoryFanGirl.com about a recent family trip across the …

AT#800 - Travel to Alaska in Winter

May 7th, 2022

1:01:55

Hear about travel to Alaska in winter as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott from OttsWorld.com about the state that has captured her heart.

AT#711 - Travel to Bosnia (Repeat)

April 30th, 2022

1:01:47

Hear about travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kenan from Highlander Adventures about his country.

AT#799 - Travel to Yosemite National Park

April 23rd, 2022

50:32

Hear about travel to Yosemite National Park and the region as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer and California native Jill Robinson about her experiences in the park.

AT#798 - Travel to Cyprus

April 16th, 2022

55:47

Hear about travel to Cyprus as the Amateur Traveler talks to Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll of UncorneredMarket.com about their active Cyprus itinerary.

AT#797 - Travel to Wellington, New Zealand

April 9th, 2022

51:46

Hear about things to do in Wellington, New Zealand  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kate from KateAbroad.com about her former home.

AT#796 - Travel to Antigua and Barbuda

April 2nd, 2022

44:35

Hear about travel to the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda as the Amateur Traveler talks to former park ranger Jeff Ohlfs about his recent trip. 

AT#795 - Travel to Guatemala

March 26th, 2022

36:40

Hear about traveling to Guatemala as the Amateur Traveler talks to Susan Metenosky from brooklyntropicali.com about this Central American country that keeps drawing her back.

AT#794 - Texas Hill Country Road Trip

March 19th, 2022

38:48

Hear about a Texas Hill Country Road Trip as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Desrosiers from the Attempt Adventure Podcast about his home state.

AT#793 - Travel to the Coast of Morocco

March 12th, 2022

48:07

Hear about travel to the Atlantic coast of Morocco from Casablanca, thru Essaouira, to Agadir as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki  from marocmama.com about this country she calls home.

AT#792 - Travel to Tenerife

March 5th, 2022

47:26

Hear about a one-week itinerary for Tenerife as the Amateur Traveler talks to Justin Barnes from justinandcrystal.com about the Spanish island he called home.

AT#791 - Travel to Abruzzo, Italy

February 26th, 2022

40:41

Hear about travel to the region of Abruzzo in Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jackie Parsons about an area where she leads hiking and culinary …

AT#790 - Travel to the Quebec Maritime

February 19th, 2022

52:54

Hear about travel to Quebec Maritime as the Amateur Traveler talks to Margarita Ibbott from DownShiftingPro.com about her recent trips to Quebec's maritime "thumb".

AT#789 - Travel to Estonia

February 12th, 2022

41:18

Hear about travel to Estonia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Betty Reed from BettyReedWrites.com about her recent trip to this Baltic country.

AT#788 - Travel to Amsterdam

February 5th, 2022

47:38

Hear about travel to Amsterdam in the Netherlands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica from AWanderlustForLife.com about her adopted home.

AT#787 - Travel to Saint Croix

January 29th, 2022

1:02:52

Hear about travel to St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kat Roy and Phil Shantz from stayingafloatblog.com about their trip to this tropical island.

AT#786 - Travel to Laos

January 22nd, 2022

27:42

Hear about a vacation in Laos on the Mekong River and in Luang Prabang as the Amateur Traveler talks to Alexis Rubenstein aka  @redstonealexis.

AT#785 - Travel to Togo

January 15th, 2022

39:51

Hear about travel to Togo as the Amateur Traveler talks to Philipp Muders about this small West African country.

AT#784 - Travel to Zaragoza, Spain

January 8th, 2022

50:56

Hear about travel to Zaragoza as the Amateur Traveler talks to Cat Driver about this historic but under-visited region of Spain.

AT#783 - Travel to Mendocino, California

January 1st, 2022

45:03

Hear about travel to the Mendocino coast in California as the Amateur Traveler talks to Brooke Herron who is a travel blogger and wine industry expert.

AT#691 - Travel to Bulgaria (repeat)

December 25th, 2021

53:26

Hear about travel to Bulgaria as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tom and Patty Burkett about their road trip from Sofia to the Black Sea.

AT#782 - Travel to Chiapas, Mexico

December 18th, 2021

45:24

Hear about travel to the state of Chiapas in Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Shelley from TravelMexicoSolo.com about this beautiful tropical …

AT#781 - Travel to Gujarat, India

December 11th, 2021

43:10

Hear about travel to Gujarat, India as the Amateur Traveler talks again to James Schomburgk about festivals, temples and Asiatic lions.

AT#780 - Travel to Ladakh and Kashmir India

December 4th, 2021

48:22

Hear about an itinerary for Ladakh and Kashmir as the Amateur Traveler talks to Agnes Simigh from voiceofguides.com about these less visited regions of India.

AT#779 - Maine Windjammer Cruise

November 27th, 2021

25:13

Hear about a Maine Windjammer as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Sharon Kurtz about her recent experience sailing the coast of Maine on the Lewis R. French.

AT#778 - Travel to The Kimberley in Western Australia

November 20th, 2021

56:59

Hear about travel to The Kimberley region of Western Australia, Broome, and the Gibb River Road as the Amateur Traveler talks to James Schomburgk about this unique destination.

AT#777 - Travel to Munich, Germany

November 13th, 2021

50:41

Hear about travel to Munich, Germany as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dan from the Zipping Around the World podcast about his recent trips to the capital of Bavaria.

AT#776 - Travel to Ghana

November 6th, 2021

39:24

Hear about travel to Ghana as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jacky Habib from JackyHabib.com about this African country that she fell in love with.

AT#775 - Travel to Bermuda

October 30th, 2021

40:47

Hear about travel to the island of Bermuda as the Amateur Traveler talks to Victoria Heinz about a place where she has spent many special vacations.

AT#774 - Travel to the Island of Mallorca, Spain

October 23rd, 2021

39:28

Hear about travel to the Island of Mallorca in Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erin Carey from Roam Generation PR about Mallorca and the time …

AT#773 - Travel to Montreux and the Swiss Riviera

October 16th, 2021

39:46

Hear about travel to Montreux and the Swiss Riviera as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chantal Patton from GrowingUpWithoutBorders.com about her adopted home country.

AT#684 - Travel to Berlin, Germany (repeat)

October 9th, 2021

55:38

Hear about travel to Berlin as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dan Noll and Audrey Scott from uncorneredmarket.com about the city they now call home.

AT$772 - Travel to Oahu, Hawaii

October 2nd, 2021

54:06

Hear about the best things to do in Oahu as the Amateur Traveler talks to Denny and Nikki from dennyandnikki.com about this Hawaiian Island they recently called home.

AT#771 - Travel to Sabah, Malaysia

September 25th, 2021

1:04:38

Hear about travel to places of interest in Sabah as the Amateur Traveler talks to Howard Stanton from the Tampat Do Aman eco-adventure lodge about his adopted country.

AT#770 - Travel to Adelaide, Australia

September 18th, 2021

1:12:28

Hear about travel to Adelaide as the Amateur Traveler talks to James Schomburgk about places to visit in South Australia, his home.

AT#769 - Travel to Western Ireland

September 11th, 2021

55:50

Hear about travel to Western Ireland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Adam Ryan about his beautiful country.

AT#768 - Travel to New Hampshire

September 4th, 2021

36:36

Hear about travel to New Hampshire as the Amateur Traveler talks to Cathy Merrifield from NothingButNewEngland.com about her home state.

AT#667 - Travel to Sri Lanka (Repeat)

August 28th, 2021

39:21

Hear about travel to Sri Lanka as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mike Powers of SmallOfTheRoad.blogspot.ca about his recent trip to the island nation.

AT#767 - Travel to the New Zealand Northland

August 21st, 2021

54:43

Hear about travel to the Northland in New Zealand as the Amateur Traveler talks to Heather Markel from HeatherBegins.com about the country where she spent the pandemic.

AT#766 - Rafting the Grand Canyon

August 14th, 2021

59:05

Hear about Rafting the Grand Canyon as the Amateur Traveler talks to patrons of the show Robin Perry and Randy Rohrer about this bucket list trip.

AT#765 - Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway

August 7th, 2021

1:01:12

This episode of Amateur Traveler is sponsored by Expedia‘s flagship travel show Out Travel The System. Learn where to stay, what to do, and how to live like a local.

AT#764 - Sailing the Caribbean on the Windstar Star Breeze

July 31st, 2021

47:38

Hear about travel to the Caribbean on the Windstar Sea Breeze as the Amateur Traveler talks about small ships cruising to St Maarten, Barbados, St Lucia, and Antigua.

AT#763 - Travel to Croatia

July 24th, 2021

34:27

Hear about travel to Croatia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kate McCulley from AdventurousKate.com who recently won an award from Croatia for her …

AT#762 - Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 17th, 2021

55:58

Hear about things to do when you travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina as the Amateur Traveler talks to digital nomad Rax Suen from NomadsUnveiled.com.

AT#656 - Travel to Slovenia (Repeat)

July 10th, 2021

46:55

Hear about travel to Slovenia as Chris Christensen (the Amateur Traveler) talks about his solo road trip through western Slovenia as a guest of the …

AT#761 - Travel to Cleveland, Ohio

July 3rd, 2021

45:13

Hear about things to do when you travel to Cleveland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Daniel Carcioppolo who was born and raised in the city.

AT#760 - Travel to the French Pyrenees

June 26th, 2021

39:00

Hear about travel to the Pyrenees Mountains in France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Penny Walker from conciergepyrenees.com about the area she now calls home.

AT$759 - Travel to Western Georgia (the country)

June 19th, 2021

1:00:36

Hear about travel to the western part of the Republic of Georgia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Emily Lush from wander-lush.org about the country she now calls home.

AT#758 - Travel to Benin

June 12th, 2021

51:23

Hear about travel to the West African country of Benin as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rachel Decoste who traveled there as part of a journey to discover her roots.

AT#757 - Travel to Western Tanzania

June 5th, 2021

48:30

Hear about travel to western Tanzania to Katavi National Park and Mahale Mountains National Park as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jen Curran from globeandtribe.com about these less visited destinations.

AT#756 - Travel to Florida's Space Coast

May 29th, 2021

41:58

Hear about travel to Florida's Space Coast as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stacey Marmolejo about the area of the coast near Cape Canaveral.

AT#755 - Travel to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

May 22nd, 2021

50:34

Hear about travel to the Galapagos Islands as Chris Christensen, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about a live-aboard cruise of the Galapagos …

AT#754 - Travel to the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

May 15th, 2021

33:22

Hear about travel to the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia as the Amateur Traveler talks to award-winning photographer Susan Portnoy about …

AT#655 - Canal Cruising in France (Repeat)

May 8th, 2021

47:10

Here about a trip on the Canal du Midi in the south of France including the medieval city of Carcassonne. What cruising on a luxury hotel barge is like.

AT#753 - Travel to Big Bend National Park and Southwestern Texas

May 1st, 2021

51:31

Things to do and see in Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Alpine, and Marfa, Texas. This is an area of open space, mountains, and desert along the U.S.'s southern border.

AT#752 - Travel to Jordan

April 24th, 2021

51:48

Jordan is a country with crusader castles, canyoneering, the lost city of Petra, Roman ruins, Bedouin camps, deserts, and the Dead Sea. 

AT#751 - Travel to Rome, Italy

April 17th, 2021

51:28

Hear about travel to Rome, Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere.com about travel to the eternal city.

AT#750 - Travel to the Azores

April 10th, 2021

54:45

Hear about travel to the Azores as the Amateur Traveler talks to Maria Lawton from Azorean Green Bean about these Portuguese islands that her family has called home for 500 years.

AT#749 - Travel to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies

April 3rd, 2021

44:14

Hear about travel to Calgary, Alberta, and vacations from Calgary as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jody Robbins from Travels with Baggage about the area she calls home.

AT#748 - Travel to Guadeloupe

March 27th, 2021

37:40

Hear about Carnival in Guadeloupe and more as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mickela Mallozzi from the PBS show Barefeet with Mickela Mallozzi about her visit to these Caribbean islands.

AT#747 - Travel to Guadalajara, Mexico

March 20th, 2021

53:16

Hear about travel to Guadalajara Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to food, travel, and surf enthusiast Paul Hudson about the city he calls home.

AT#746 - Driving the Dalton Highway in Alaska

March 13th, 2021

52:35

Hear about driving the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to the Arctic Ocean as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erick Smith about his journey. 

AT#745 - Travel to Nicaragua

March 6th, 2021

42:10

Hear about travel to Nicaragua as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Cobb who spent 14 years in the country.

AT#744 - Travel to Central Oregon

February 27th, 2021

51:03

Hear about travel to Bend and Central Oregon as the Amateur Traveler talks to Catherine Ryan Gregory from To & Fro Fam about this adventure travel playground.

AT#743 - Travel to the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

February 20th, 2021

50:31

Hear about travel to the Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dr. Corinne Devine who is stationed there with the U.S. Navy.

AT#742 - Hadrian's Wall Walking in Northern England

February 13th, 2021

40:08

Hear about walking Hadrian's Wall as the Amateur Traveler talks to Larissa Milne from Changes in Longitude about their 10-day trek of this old Roman …

AT#741 - Travel to the Tohoku Region of Japan

February 6th, 2021

40:46

Hear about travel to the Tohoku Region of Japan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sandra Thomas-Comenole from the Behavior Economics in Marketing …

AT#740 - Travel to Mysore, India

January 30th, 2021

39:36

Hear about travel to Mysore, India as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rahul Iyer about the city of palaces in the Indian highlands.

AT#739 - Travel to Vancouver, British Columbia

January 23rd, 2021

37:13

Hear about travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as the Amateur Traveler talks to David Brodie from the Travel In 10 podcast about his …

AT#738 - Travel to Slovakia

January 16th, 2021

38:04

Hear about travel to Slovakia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Anna Fay and Peter Dlhopolec from the Spectacular Spectator and the Spectacular …

AT#737 - Travel to Massachusetts

January 9th, 2021

42:25

Hear about travel to Massachusetts as the Amateur Traveler talks to Henry Suski about the state where he was born and where he has traveled his entire life. 

AT#736 - Travel to French Polynesia

January 2nd, 2021

41:12

Hear about travel to French Polynesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Caleb Sedam about his recent trip to the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, and …

AT#735 - Amazon River Cruise in Peru and Colombia

December 26th, 2020

37:45

Hear about travel to the Amazon River in Peru and Colombia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Will Conway from the Baggage Claim Podcast about his slow …

AT#734 - Travel to Lithuania

December 19th, 2020

38:28

Hear about visiting Lithuania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jay from JayWay Travel about this beautiful country on the Baltic Sea. 

AT#733 - Travel to Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

December 12th, 2020

38:44

Hear about travel to the island of Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil as the Amateur Traveler talks to Nina from TheGlobeTrottingAccountant.com about the "Galapagos of Brazil".

AT#732 - Travel to the Virginia Coast

December 5th, 2020

42:36

Hear about travel to the Virginia Coast (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Norfolk, Virginia Beach) as we talk to Michelle Rao from The Traveling …

AT#731 - Travel to the Monterey Peninsula, California

November 28th, 2020

50:36

Hear about things to do in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and the rest of the Monterey Peninsula in Calfornia as Chris the Amateur Traveler and …

AT#730 - Travel to Bangkok, Thailand

November 21st, 2020

52:34

Hear about travel to Bangkok, Thailand as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Desrosiers from the Ear Goggles Podcast about his adopted hometown.

TA#729 - Travel to Houston, Texas

November 14th, 2020

40:40

Hear about travel to Houston, Texas as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kerwin McKenzie of passrider.com, cruisinaltitude.com, discoveringhouston.net about his adopted home town and the 4th largest city in the USA.

AT#728 - Travel to Egypt

November 7th, 2020

55:02

Hear about travel to Egypt as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sally Elbassir from PassportAndPlates.com about this unique and wonderful country.

AT#727 - Travel to Kanchanaburi, Thailand

October 31st, 2020

43:25

Hear about travel to the province of Kanchanaburi, Thailand as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Desrosiers from the Ear Goggles Podcast about …

AT#726 - Travel to Wales

October 24th, 2020

45:27

Hear about travel to Wales in the United Kingdom as the Amateur Traveler talks to Pip Jones from pipandthecity.com, walesbucketlist.com, and the Travel Goals Podcast about her home country.

AT#725 - Travel to Bogota, Colombia

October 17th, 2020

48:51

Hear about things to do when you travel to Bogota, Colombia as the Amateur Traveler talks to ex-pat Lauren Pelky from wanderluluu.com who calls the …

AT#628 - Travel to Singapore (Repeat)

October 10th, 2020

57:35

Hear about travel to the island, city, and country of Singapore as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ashley Hall who lives there.

 

AT#724 - Travel to Northwestern Colorado

October 3rd, 2020

56:14

Hear about a road trip to Dinosaur National Monument and Rocky Mountain National Park as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sam and Mina Oppenheim about this part of their western road trip.

AT#723 - Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

September 26th, 2020

52:14

Hear about travel to the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Audrey and Manlio from TravelsWithAudrey.com about …

AT#722 - Travel to Turkmenistan

September 19th, 2020

54:09

Hear about travel to the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Justin Barnes from justinandcrystal.com about this country that gets only 7,000 visitors a year.

AT#721 - Travel to Oaxaca

September 12th, 2020

50:50

Hear about traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Susan Metenosky from brooklyntropicali.com about the city she now calls home.

AT#720 - Driving the Carretera Austral, Chile

September 5th, 2020

50:03

Hear about travel driving the Carretera Austral in Chile as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel journalist and guidebook author Steph Dyson about a country she literally wrote the book on. 

AT#719 - Travel to Kerala, India

August 29th, 2020

47:51

Hear about a 2-week itinerary for Kerala, India travel as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mariellen Ward from BreatheDreamGo.com and …

AT#718 - Travel to Malta

August 22nd, 2020

48:14

Hear about sightseeing in the island nation of Malta as the Amateur Traveler talks to Michelle and Nikki from cheekypassports.com about their native country.

AT#717 - Travel to Iowa

August 15th, 2020

42:05

Hear about travel to Iowa as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sara Broers from travelwithsara.com about her home state.

AT#716 - Travel to Nebraska

August 8th, 2020

44:04

Hear about travel to Nebraska as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gina Imm about her home state.

AT#715 - Travel to Penang Malaysia

August 1st, 2020

1:06:41

Hear about travel to Penang, Malaysia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ruth about the city she called home for about a year.

AT#714 - Travel to Comoros

July 25th, 2020

36:23

Hear about travel to Comoros as the Amateur Traveler talks to Fiona Jones about this small island nation off the coast of Africa.

AT#713 - Travel to Brittany France

July 18th, 2020

51:14

Hear about things to do when you travel to the Brittany region of France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kristin Montgomery from GrowingGlobalCitizens.com about this less-touristed corner of the country.

AT#613 - Travel to Alabama (Repeat)

July 11th, 2020

50:45

Hear about travel to Alabama as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Larry Bleiberg about his adopted home state.

AT#712 - Travel to Devon and Cornwall, England

July 4th, 2020

38:51

Hear about what to do in Plymouth, England, Devon, and Cornwall as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ryan Duffield about his home region in southwestern England.

AT#711 - Travel to Bosnia

June 27th, 2020

1:01:24

Hear about travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kenan Ćatović from Highlander Adventures about his country.

AT#710 - Travel to Lebanon

June 20th, 2020

54:43

Hear about things to do when you travel to Lebanon as the Amateur Traveler talks to Vanessa Hobeika about her native country of Lebanon.

AT#709 - Travel to Paraguay

June 13th, 2020

38:54

Hear about things to do when you travel to Paraguay as the Amateur Traveler talks to Angel Hernandez about the South American country he called home for a decade.

AT#708 - Travel to Uruguay

June 6th, 2020

51:44

Hear about travel to Uruguay as the Amateur Traveler talks to Karen Higgs from guruguay.com about her adopted country of 20 years.

AT#707 - Travel to Oslo Norway

May 30th, 2020

48:59

Hear about travel to Oslo, Norway as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason from ZeroToTravel.com about his adopted hometown.

AT#706 - South Dakota National Parks

May 23rd, 2020

53:57

Hear about travel to the National Park of South Dakota as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere.com about the other Sunshine State.

AT#705 - Travel to Saudi Arabia

May 16th, 2020

39:18

Hear about travel to Saudi Arabia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Flo Müller from the FLO youtube channel about travel to this rapidly changing country. 

AT#704 - Walking the South Downs Way in England

May 9th, 2020

38:36

Hear about walking the South Downs Way in England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Aaron Millar about this week-long trek.

AT#703 - Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia

May 2nd, 2020

1:04:51

Hear about travel to Tbilisi and the eastern part of the Republic of Georgia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tommo & Megsy from FoodFunTravel.com who have settled in Georgia.

AT#702 - Travel to Senegal and The Gambia

April 25th, 2020

38:50

Hear about travel to West Africa to Senegal and the Gambia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Brian Asher from theworldhiker.com about this under-visited region.

AT#701 - Travel to West Virginia

April 18th, 2020

36:28

Hear about travel to southern West Virginia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ethan Starcher from WaywardWings.net about his home state.

AT#700 - Arizona National Parks

April 11th, 2020

49:22

Hear about travel to Arizona's National Parks as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere.com about the many and varied parks in the Grand Canyon State.

AT#699 - Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

April 4th, 2020

47:39

Hear about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kylie Chenn from Acanela Expeditions about what you should know about climbing …

AT#698 - Travel to Costa Rica

March 28th, 2020

53:44

Hear about travel to Costa Rica as the Amateur Traveler talks to Costa Rica travel experts Sam and Yeison from mytanfeet.com about their beautiful …

AT#697 - Travel to the Alsace Region of France

March 21st, 2020

50:35

Hear about travel to the Alsace Region of France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Brighde Reed from worldvegantravel.com about this lovely wine region.

AT#696 - Travel to Asheville, North Carolina

March 14th, 2020

37:43

Hear about things to do in Asheville, NC as the Amateur Traveler talks to music journalist and cocktail aficionado Bill Kopp about his adopted hometown.

AT#695 - Travel to Ecuador

March 7th, 2020

33:50

Hear about places to visit in Ecuador on your Ecuador vacation as the Amateur Traveler talks to Keenan Ennis about this country that he now calls home.

AT#694 - Travel to Northern Pakistan

February 29th, 2020

1:00:18

Hear about travel to Northern Pakistan and the  Karakoram Highway as the Amateur Traveler talks to David Harden from travelwornsatchel.com about his …

AT#693 Oregon Coast Road Trip

February 22nd, 2020

50:09

Hear about an Oregon Coast road trip as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica Baker from BoundlessBakers.com about a portion of their year and a half long road trip.

AT#692 - Travel to Yunnan, China

February 15th, 2020

44:51

Hear about travel to the Yunnan province of China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Zach and Leah from peregrination-travel.com about their trip to this mountainous corner of the country.

AT#691 - Travel to Bulgaria

February 8th, 2020

53:13

Hear about travel to Bulgaria as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tom and Patty Burkett about their road trip from Sofia to the Black Sea.

AT#690 - Travel to Tainan, Taiwan

February 1st, 2020

39:55

Hear about what to do in Tainan, Taiwan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Katy Liang from photospired.com about her native Taiwan.

AT#689 - Travel to Namibia (Sossusvlei and Namib-Naukluft National Park)

January 25th, 2020

46:31

Hear about travel to Namibia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Karthik Iyer about his most recent trip to this desert country.

AT#688 - Travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

January 18th, 2020

55:30

Hear about travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast as the Amateur Traveler talks to Charles McCool from McCoolTravel.com about this tasty area with …

AT#687 - Travel to Switzerland

January 11th, 2020

1:06:05

Hear about travel to Switzerland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Zack Best about this beautiful country where he has studied and worked.

AT#686 - Travel to Moldova

January 4th, 2020

31:35

Hear about travel to Moldova as the Amateur Traveler talks to Christina Lutcan from findingelevation.com about her country of origin.

AT#589 - Travel to Lombok, Indonesia (Repeat)

December 28th, 2019

45:30

Hear about travel to Lombok in Indonesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Andrew Jenkins from AnEpicEducation.com about his family's recent 5 week trip to this island paradise.

AT#685 - Travel to Krabi, Thailand

December 21st, 2019

44:08

Hear about travel to Krabi, Thailand as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annette Fortner from chaseforadventure.com about this tropical paradise.

AT#684 - Travel to Berlin

December 14th, 2019

55:26

Hear about travel to Berlin as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dan Noll and Audrey Scott from uncorneredmarket.com about the city they now call home.

AT#683 - Travel to Saint Lucia

December 7th, 2019

48:15

Hear about travel to Saint Lucia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Keiwa Simpson from discoverstluciatours.com about her beautiful island.

AT#682 - Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 30th, 2019

51:03

Hear about travel to Virunga National Park as the Amateur Traveler talks to Niall from Ireland about his visit to this stunning national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

AT#681 - Travel to Chennai India

November 23rd, 2019

43:24

Hear about travel to Chennai India as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amanda from millennialtraveller.com about this city in southern India. 

AT#680 - Travel to the Canary Islands

November 16th, 2019

41:45

Hear about travel to the Canary Islands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Alice Ford from alicesadventuresonearth.com about the best of the Canary Islands.

AT#679 - Canada's Dempster Highway

November 9th, 2019

39:45

Hear about traveling the Dempster Highway as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lisa from TheHotFlashPacker.com about this iconic drive into the Arctic Circle in Canada. 

AT#573 - Travel to the Yukon Territory (Repeat)

November 2nd, 2019

58:52

Hear about travel to the Yukon Territory in Canada as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephen Reynolds from Tourism Yukon about a recent trip that I …

AT#678 - Travel to to Porto, Portugal

October 26th, 2019

47:48

Hear about travel to Porto, Portugal as the Amateur Traveler talks to João Reis and Sara Silva from nofootprintnomads.com about their home city.

AT#677 - Travel to Nagoya, Japan

October 19th, 2019

39:19

Hear about travel to Nagoya, Japan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lena Yamaguchi from nagoyafoodie.com about her adopted home.

AT#676 - Travel to La Rochelle, France

October 12th, 2019

35:13

Hear about travel to La Rochelle, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jacob Kell from facilitateluxury.com about this beautiful medieval city. …

AT#675 - Kansas Road Trip

October 5th, 2019

1:02:18

Hear about a road trip in Kansas as the Amateur Traveler talks to John McKenzie of johnthetraveler.com about the state of his birth. 

AT#579 - Travel to Istanbul, Turkey (Repeat)

September 28th, 2019

48:44

Hear about travel to Istanbul, Turkey as the Amateur Traveler talks to Christopher Mitchell from travelingmitch.com about the city where he lived for …

AT#674 - Travel to the Le Marche Region of Italy

September 21st, 2019

54:02

Hear about travel to the Le Marche Region of Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chantelle and Giovanni from theitalianontour.com about this off the beaten path destination.

AT#673 - Travel to Kenya

September 14th, 2019

59:58

Hear about places to visit in Kenya as the Amateur Traveler talks to Shane Dallas from TheTravelCamel.com about his adopted country.

AT#672 - Kumano Kodo Trail in Japan

September 7th, 2019

44:24

Hear about hiking the Kumano Koto trek in Japan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about her experience on this trail that was used by …

AT#671 - Travel to Lafayette, Louisiana

August 31st, 2019

46:30

Hear about travel to Lafayette, Louisiana as the Amateur Traveler talks to Susan Moore from solotripsandtips.com about this center of Cajun culture.

AT#670 - Africa Overland - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

August 24th, 2019

49:21

In this special episode of Amateur Traveler, I get to introduce to you some of the wonderful people who joined me in Africa last May. We drove …

AT#669 - Best California State Parks

August 17th, 2019

52:49

Hear about the best of California's state parks as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jeff Ohlfs who has been to all the parks in the state park system.

AT#668 - Travel to Lima Peru

August 10th, 2019

48:35

Hear about travel to Lima, Peru as the Amateur Traveler talks to Maggie O’Reilly from the Mayta Collection about a city she has come to love.

AT#667 - Travel to Sri Lanka

August 3rd, 2019

42:55

Hear about travel to Sri Lanka as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mike Powers of SmallOfTheRoad.blogspot.ca about his recent trip to the island nation.

AT#666 - Travel to Saskatchewan

July 27th, 2019

42:11

Hear about travel to Saskatchewan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ashlyn George from thelostgirlsguide.com about her home province of Canada. 

AT#665 - National Parks in and near Washington D.C.

July 20th, 2019

51:08

Hear about National Parks in Washington D.C. and the vicinity as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith about monuments, memorials, mansions, battlefields, gardens and more.

AT#664 - Danube River Cruise

July 13th, 2019

51:13

Hear about a cruise on the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers from Budapest to Amsterdam as the Amateur Traveler talks again to travel writer Mark Baker.

AT#663 - Travel to Southwest Colorado

July 6th, 2019

39:14

Hear about travel to Southwest Colorado as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kelly Beasley and Marshall Wendler about road trips they have made to …

AT#662 - Travel to the Piedmont Region of Italy

June 29th, 2019

37:18

Hear about travel to Barolo and the Piedmont region of Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Betsy and Greg Ball from eurotravelcoach.com about this …

AT#661 - Travel to the Algarve, Portugal

June 22nd, 2019

37:37

Hear about travel to the Algarve region of Southern Portugal as the Amateur Traveler talks to Eileen Cotter Wright from purewander.com.

AT#660 - Travel to Manchester England

June 15th, 2019

43:57

Hear about travel to Manchester England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Helena Ringstrom about her adopted home.

AT#659 - Travel to Wyoming

June 8th, 2019

36:11

Hear about travel to Wyoming's national parks, state parks, and tourist sites as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Melroy from nationalparkobsessed.com about her love for the state.

AT#552 - Travel to Northern Italy (replay)

June 1st, 2019

44:43

Hear about travel to Mantua, Verona, Padua Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gina Mussio from ginamussio.com about these wonderful cities in her …

AT#658 - Travel the Northern Mississippi River Valley

May 25th, 2019

58:18

Hear about travel to the Northern Mississippi River Valley in Minnesota and Wisconsin as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dean Klinkenberg from MississippiValleyTraveler.com about this stretch of America's mightiest river.

AT#657 - Travel to Bath, England

May 18th, 2019

35:16

Hear about travel to Bath, England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Karen Warren about her new hometown.

AT#656 - Travel to Slovenia

May 11th, 2019

44:24

Hear about travel to Slovenia as Chris Christensen (the Amateur Traveler) talks about his recent solo road trip through western Slovenia as a guest …

AT#655 - Canal Cruising in France

May 4th, 2019

44:06

Hear about travel to The Canal du Midi and Carcassonne in southern France as Chris from the Amateur Traveler talks about his recent luxury hotel barge cruise.

AT#654 - Travel to Curaçao

April 27th, 2019

52:26

Hear about travel to Curaçao as the Amateur Traveler talks to Wendy Blumenstein-Elliott from adventurousretirement.com about her favorite Caribbean island.

AT#653 - Travel to Thailand

April 20th, 2019

35:30

Hear about travel to Thailand as the Amateur Traveler talks to Taiss and Rob from togethertowherever.com about the country where they lived as expats for some time.

AT#652 - Alaska National Parks

April 13th, 2019

46:48

Hear about travel to Alaska's National Parks as the Amateur Traveler talks once again to Gary Arndt about his visits to each of the 8 National Parks in Alaska.

AT#651 - Travel to Sicily in Italy

April 6th, 2019

40:48

Hear about travel to the Island of Sicily in Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Barbara Riedel from barbaralicious.com about the home of her mother's family and the "home of her heart".

AT#650 - Travel to Rajasthan, India

March 30th, 2019

49:17

Hear about travel to the northern India state of Rajasthan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dr Pankaj Jain about his native region.

AT#550 - Travel to Tokyo, Japan (replay)

March 23rd, 2019

53:51

Hear about travel to Tokyo as the Amateur Traveler talks to family travel blogger / podcaster Jason Andrew Jenkins from AnEpicEducation.com about a city he called home for 13 years.

AT#649 - Travel to Bali

March 16th, 2019

32:03

Hear about travel to the Island of Bali in Indonesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to David Brodie from TravelIn10.com about a recent family trip to …

AT#648 - Route 66 Road Trip

March 9th, 2019

51:18

Hear about a Route 66 road trip as the Amateur Traveler talks to Austin Coop from 2laneamerica.com and guidedroute66tours.com about the Mother Road.

AT#647 - Travel to Phoenix, Arizona

March 2nd, 2019

49:35

Hear about travel to Phoenix, Arizona as the Amateur Traveler talks to Cindy Carlsson about Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun.

AT#646 - Travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

February 23rd, 2019

49:37

Hear about travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Keri Hedrick from ourglobetrotters.com and familytravel-middleeast.com about her adopted country.

AT#645 - Travel to The Island of Samos, Greece

February 16th, 2019

59:39

Hear about travel to The Island of Samos in Greece and the vicinity as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dan from the Zipping Around the World podcast about this part of the Greek Islands. 

AT#644 - Travel to Idaho

February 9th, 2019

50:53

Hear about travel to an Idaho road trip as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jaime Mazur about her honeymoon in Idaho.

AT#643 - Travel to Serbia

February 2nd, 2019

47:03

Hear about travel to Serbia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Craig and Allison Green from sofiaadventures.com about one of the Balkan countries that they love.

AT#642 - Travel to Guangzhou, China

January 26th, 2019

51:09

Hear about what to do in Guangzhou as the Amateur Traveler talks to Bill Abbott about a somewhat less well known area for tourists in China.

AT#641 - Travel to New Zealand

January 19th, 2019

49:46

Hear about a two week New Zealand road trip  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Hanson Cheng.

AT#640 - Travel to Chad

January 12th, 2019

42:52

Hear about travel to Chad as the Amateur Traveler talks to Francis Tapon about his travel to Chad as part of a 5 and a half year journey to all 54 countries in Africa.

AT#639 - Botswana Safari

January 5th, 2019

1:13:46

Hear about travel to Botswana on safari as I, the Amateur Traveler, relates stories from his recent experience on mobile safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta and a Safari Camp experience in the Kalahari desert on a press …

AT#638 - Travel to Beijing, China

December 29th, 2018

1:04:12

Hear about travel to Beijing, China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Daniel Rickleman who calls Beijing Home.

AT#549 - Travel to Scotland (Repeat)

December 22nd, 2018

51:33

Hear about travel to Scotland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sarah from www.thegirlwiththemaptattoo.com about travel to this beautiful and historic …

AT#637 - Visiting Universal Orlando Resort

December 15th, 2018

51:12

Hear about visiting Universal Orlando Resort as the Amateur Traveler talks to Eric Stoen from travelbabbo.com about he and his kids favorite theme parks.

AT#636 - Travel to Hong Kong

December 8th, 2018

42:03

Hear about travel to Hong Kong as the Amateur Traveler talks to Marianne Rogerson from mumonthemove.com about the city where she lived for 4 years.

AT#635 - Travel to New York's Hudson Valley

December 1st, 2018

54:22

Hear about things to do in the Hudson Valley in New York  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Adrien Behn from the Stranger's Abroad Podcast about this …

AT#634 - Travel to Mauritius

November 24th, 2018

30:45

Hear about travel to Mauritius as the Amateur Traveler talks to Corinne Vail from ReflectionsEnroute.com about her visit to this warm island paradise.

AT#633 Travel to Seoul, South Korea

November 17th, 2018

43:49

Hear about travel to Seoul, South Korea as the Amateur Traveler talks to Spencer Zentzch the CEO of Hacker Paradise about a city where he has live …

AT#632 - Travel to Central Europe (Prague, Krakow, Budapest)

November 10th, 2018

48:10

Hear about travel to Central Europe (Prague, Krakow, Budapest) as the Amateur Traveler talks to 4 people who joined me on this year's Amateur …

AT#631 - Travel to Patagonia in Chile

November 3rd, 2018

38:39

Hear about travel to Patagonia in Chile as the Amateur Traveler talks to Talek Nantes about her recent trip to the bottom of South America.

AT#630 - Travel to Boston, Massachusetts

October 27th, 2018

52:30

Hear about travel to Boston, Massachusetts as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lillie Marshall from AroundTheWorldL.com about her hometown.

AT#629 - Travel to the Big Island of Hawaii

October 20th, 2018

55:16

Hear about travel to the Big Island of Hawaii as the Amateur Traveler talks to Justin Barnes from justinandcrystal.com about his island home.

AT#628 - Travel to Singapore

October 13th, 2018

57:29

Hear about travel to the island, city and country of Singapore as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ashley Hall who lives there.

AT#627 - Travel to Minas Gerais, Brazil

October 6th, 2018

35:41

Hear about travel to Minas Gerais, Brazil as the Amateur Traveler talks to Juergen Keller from southamerica.travel about the colonial heart of Brazil.

AT#626 - The Liberation Route Europe (WWII)

September 29th, 2018

53:27

Hear about travel to some of the WWII sites in Western Europe  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from everything-everywhere.com about the Liberation Route.

AT#625 - Travel to Langkawi Malaysia

September 22nd, 2018

28:35

Hear about travel to Langkawi Malaysia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rod Sanchez from The Jetsetting Family Travel Podcast at thejetsettingfamily.com about this island paradise.

AT#624 - Travel to Los Angeles, California

September 15th, 2018

48:05

los ángeles,hollywood,california,southern california,travel

AT#623 - Switzerland UNESCO Sites

September 8th, 2018

59:44

Hear about travel to Switzerland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from everything-everywhere.com about his recent trip to visit all the UNESCO sites in Switzerland.

AT#622 - Travel to San Francisco, California

September 1st, 2018

53:04

Hear about travel to San Francisco, California as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jill Robinson and Kimberley Levato authors of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die.

AT#621 - Travel to Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

August 25th, 2018

42:23

Hear about travel to Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tom Shaner about his hometown.

AT#620 - Sail the Virgin Islands

August 18th, 2018

51:58

Hear about travel to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Captain Shane McClellan about a sailing trip to the area.

AT#619 - Travel to Valencia, Spain

August 11th, 2018

58:26

Hear about travel to Valencia, Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Jenkins from AnEpicEducation.com about the 2 years his family lived in Spain's 3rd largest city.

AT#618 - Travel to Western Australia

August 4th, 2018

32:06

Hear about travel to Western Australia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erica Carrico from ericacarrico.com about her trip to the wild and surprising Pilbara region.

AT#617 - Travel to Southern Florida - Miami, The Everglades, The Florida Keys, Key West

July 28th, 2018

1:06:04

Hear about travel to South Florida (Miami, Everglades National Park, and the Florida Keys) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith from onmyfeetorinmymind.com about this diverse region.

AT#616 - Travel to the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia

July 21st, 2018

41:59

Hear about travel to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Luke Mackin from wildsumatra.com about this far-flung destination he now calls home.

AT#615 - Travel to the Coffee Region of Colombia

July 14th, 2018

33:49

Hear about travel to the coffee region of Colombia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Alejandro from Bogota about an area of his country that he thinks …

AT#614 - Travel to Qingdao, China

July 7th, 2018

36:52

Hear about travel to Qingdao as the Amateur Traveler talks to Joseph Weiner about travel to the coastal city in China.

AT#613 - Travel to Alabama

June 30th, 2018

53:05

Hear about travel to Alabama as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Larry Bleiberg about his adopted home state.

AT#612 - Travel to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina

June 23rd, 2018

49:43

Hear about travel to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kit Parks from the Active Travel Adventures Podcast about …

AT#611 - Basque Spain

June 16th, 2018

44:17

Hear about travel to the Basque Region of Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to David Bumstead about his adopted country and region.

AT#610 - Travel to Guna Yala, Panama

June 9th, 2018

37:45

Hear about travel to the Guna Yala region of Panama as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lynn Smith from lynnsmithdestinations.com about a small boat cruise in these remote islands.

AT#609 - Travel to Shanghai, China

June 2nd, 2018

44:43

Hear about travel to Shanghai, China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Carissa who is an American living in the city.

AT#512 - Travel to Cambodia (repeat)

May 26th, 2018

49:05

This episode of the Amateur Traveler talks about the recent Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia. 7 of the 9 people who joined me on this trip also join me for the podcast to share the highlights, surprises and challenges …

AT#608 - Travel to Jamaica

May 19th, 2018

37:25

Hear about travel to Jamaica as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dave and Deb from theplanetD.com about their trips to the island.

AT#607 - Travel to Budapest, Hungary

May 12th, 2018

48:22

Hear about travel to Budapest, Hungary as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Dombrowski from luxeadventuretraveler.com about her trips to the city.

AT#606 - Travel to Denmark

May 5th, 2018

37:34

Hear about travel to Denmark as the Amateur Traveler talks to Joe Trevillion about a country where he has lived at times and where he has traveled recently.

AT#605 - Travel Along the Volga River in Russia

April 28th, 2018

52:53

Hear about travel to Russia along the Volga River as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Mark Baker about this destination that he recently …

AT#604 - Travel to Montenegro

April 21st, 2018

38:43

Hear about travel to Montenegro as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from everything-everywhere.com about his recent trip to this beautiful …

AT#603 - Travel to Mongolia

April 14th, 2018

41:29

Hear about travel to Mongolia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Patricia from zewanderingfrogs.com about travel to this remote destination.

AT#602 - Travel to Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

April 7th, 2018

56:10

Hear about travel to Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tommo & Megsy from foodfuntravel.com about their recent …

AT#601 - Travel to the Island of Crete in Greece

March 31st, 2018

33:33

Hear about travel to the Island of Crete in Greece as the Amateur Traveler talks to Elizabeth from compassandfork.com about her travels to this special Greek Island.

AT#600 - Travel to Chengdu, China

March 24th, 2018

35:29

Hear about travel to Chengdu, China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica Elliot from howdareshe.org about her recent trip.

AT#599 - Travel to Madagascar

March 17th, 2018

46:46

Hear about travel to Madagascar as the Amateur Traveler talks to Corinne Vale from reflectionsenroute.com about her travel to this island nation off southern Africa.

AT#598 - Travel to Brooklyn, New York

March 10th, 2018

51:11

Hear about travel to the borough of Brooklyn in New York City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica Festa from jessieonajourney.com who used to live in the city and still leads tours there.

 

AT#597 - Travel to Chicago, Illinois

March 3rd, 2018

50:23

Hear about travel to Chicago, Illinois as the Amateur Traveler talks to Francesca Mazurkiewicz about her hometown of Chicago.

AT#596 - Travel to Tucson, Arizona

February 24th, 2018

28:49

Hear about travel to Tucson, Arizona  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Misty Foster from Green Suitcase Travel about her adopted desert home.

 

AT#595 - Travel to Columbus and Central Ohio

February 17th, 2018

38:33

Hear about travel to Columbus and central Ohio as the Amateur Traveler talks to Matthew Caracciolo from matthewcaracciolo.com about what to do in the …

AT#594 - Travel to Joshua Tree National Park

February 10th, 2018

40:54

Hear about travel to Joshua Tree National Park in southern California as the Amateur Traveler talks to retired chief ranger from the park, Jeff Ohlfs.

AT#593 - Travel to Bhutan

February 3rd, 2018

43:49

Hear about travel to Bhutan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Beth Whitman from WanderlustAndLipstick.com about this country that she has fallen in love with.

AT#592 - Travel to Northern Flanders (Belgium)

January 27th, 2018

42:04

Hear about travel to Mechelen, Hasselt and Leuven in Northern Flanders (Belgium) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sofie Couwenbergh …

AT#591 - Travel to Rwanda

January 20th, 2018

32:39

Hear about travel to Rwanda as the Amateur Traveler talks to VJ from imvoyager.com about his trip to that country.

 

AT#590 - Travel to India with the Amateur Traveler

January 13th, 2018

49:54

Hear about travel to India as the Amateur Traveler talks to participants from the Amateur Traveler trip to India in November of 2017. 

AT#589 - Travel to Lombok, Indonesia

January 6th, 2018

47:11

Hear about travel to Lombok in Indonesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Andrew Jenkins from AnEpicEducation.com about his family's recent 5 week trip to this island paradise.

AT#588 - Travel to New Caledonia

December 30th, 2017

46:35

Hear about travel to New Caledonia as the Amateur Traveler talks to CJ Johnson from the MOVIELAND ABC Radio Show and Podcast about his recent trip to this part of France in the South Pacific.

AT#480 - United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites (replay)

December 23rd, 2017

45:44

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.

AT#587 - Travel to Quebec

December 16th, 2017

49:36

Hear about travel to the province of Quebec as the Amateur Traveler talks to Margarita Ibbott from downshiftingpro.com about a 7-10 day Itinerary to Montreal, Quebec City and Quebec Maritime.

AT#586 - Travel to Belize

December 9th, 2017

34:27

Hear about travel to Belize as the Amateur Traveler talks to Allison Greene from eternalarrival.com about her time in this small tropical country filled with shades of blue and green.

AT#585 - Travel to Northern Chile

December 2nd, 2017

40:47

Hear about travel to Northern Chile as the Amateur Traveler talks to Steph Dyson from worldlyadventurer.com about her adopted country.

AT#584 - Travel to Belarus

November 25th, 2017

40:40

Hear about travel to Belarus as the Amateur Traveler talks to Megan Starr from meganstarr.com about her travels to a country that is transitioning from the "last Soviet dictatorship" to a high tech powerhouse. 

AT#583 - Travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico

November 18th, 2017

35:06

Hear about travel to Albuquerque as Chris Christensen, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about his trip to Albuquerque during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. 

AT#527 - Travel to Napa and Sonoma, California (replay)

November 11th, 2017

50:12

Hear about travel to California's premier wine region of Napa and Sonoma as the Amateur Traveler talks again to free lance journalist Jill Robinson about this area with more than just wine... but a lot of that

AT#582 - Travel to Providence, Rhode Island

November 4th, 2017

25:59

Hear about travel to Providence, Rhode Island as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tamara Gruber from we3travel.com and the Vacation Mavens podcast about travel other home town.

AT#581 - Travel to Kiev, Ukraine

October 28th, 2017

38:10

Hear about travel to Kiev in the Ukraine as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amy Butler from thewayfarersbook.com about her adopted city.

AT#580 - Travel to Mexico City, Mexico

October 21st, 2017

40:13

Hear about travel to Mexico City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Patrick Muntzinger from GermanBackPacker.com about the city where he lived for 4 months last Spring on a semester abroad.

AT#579 - Travel to Istanbul, Turkey

October 14th, 2017

49:43

Hear about travel to Istanbul, Turkey as the Amateur Traveler talks to Christopher Mitchel from travelingmitch.com about the city where he lived for …

AT#578 - Road Trip in Southern New Brunswick

October 7th, 2017

33:37

Hear about travel to Southern New Brunswick as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kirsten Maxwell from kidsareatrip.com about her recent travel to the Province with her family.

AT#577 - Travel to Barbados

September 30th, 2017

40:25

Hear about travel to Barbados as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jane and Duncan from totraveltoo.com about the time they spent on the island recently.

AT#576 - Travel to Washington State

September 23rd, 2017

36:06

Hear about travel to the state of Washington as the Amateur Traveler talks to Anne and Mike Howard from HoneyTrek.com about their recent road trip from the ocean to the mountains to the wine region.

AT#575 - Travel to Albania

September 16th, 2017

46:18

Hear about travel to Albania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dina Rabiner about her visit to the country where she originally went as a Peace Corps …

AT#574 - Cruise to the Western Mediterranean on Holland America's Westerdam

September 9th, 2017

48:23

Hear about a western Mediterranean cruise to Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco and Italy on Holland America's Westerdam where I just attended a press …

AT#573 - Travel to the Yukon Territory

September 2nd, 2017

59:23

Hear about travel to the Yukon Territory in Canada as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephen Reynolds from Tourism Yukon about a recent trip that I …

AT#572 - Travel to the Lofoten Islands of Norway

August 26th, 2017

45:24

Hear about travel to the Lofoten Islands of Norway as the Amateur Traveler talks to David Nikel, author of the Moon guide to Norway, about one of his …

AT#571 - Travel to Uzbekistan

August 19th, 2017

51:19

Hear about travel to Uzbekistan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Latish Sharma about his travels on the Silk Road to ancient cities including Samarkand.

AT#570 - Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria

August 6th, 2017

49:46

Hear about travel to Sofia, Bulgaria as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Craig from historyfangirl.com about her time in that country.

AT#569 - Travel to Brazil

July 29th, 2017

40:52

Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Manaus on the Amazon

AT#568 - Hiking the Camino Ronda in Northern Spain

July 22nd, 2017

46:42

Hear about hiking the Camino Ronda in Northern Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about her trek along the coastline of the Costa Brava region.

AT#567 - Travel to the Hebrides in Scotland

July 15th, 2017

51:31

Hear about travel to The Hebrides as the Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Higgs about his trip to these remote islands in Scotland.

AT#566 - Travel to Algeria

July 8th, 2017

42:56

Hear about travel to Algeria as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ric Gazarian from GlobalGaz.com about travel to this "off the beaten path" destination.

AT#565 - Travel to Madrid, Spain

July 1st, 2017

57:08

Hear about travel to Madrid, Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to James Blick from DevourTours.com and Yolanda Martin from TheFlamencoGuide.com …

AT#564 - Road Trip in Central Mexico

June 24th, 2017

47:28

Hear about a road trip in Central Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amie from thetravelingtogetherjournal.com about a trip they took near Mexico City.

AT#563 - Travel to The Seychelles

June 17th, 2017

39:40

Hear about travel to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Dombrowski of luxeadventuretraveler.com about her recent trip to this island paradise.

AT#562 - Travel to Northern Arizona

June 10th, 2017

42:23

Hear about travel to Northern Arizona as the Amateur Traveler talks to journalist Mark Smith about his recent road trip to beautiful Northern Arizona …

AT#561 - Travel to Nanjing, China

June 3rd, 2017

40:35

Hear about travel to Nanjing, China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Wendy Werneth from thenomadicvegan.com about a city she has grown to love.

AT#560 - Travel to Baja Sur and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico

May 27th, 2017

44:18

Hear about travel to Baja Sur in Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to   author and travel writer Stuart Gustafson about his love affair with the …

AT#441 - Travel to Poland (replay)

May 22nd, 2017

59:13

Hear about travel to Poland as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Chris Bogdon about his recent trip to Poland. Chris brought his kids and his …

AT#454 - Travel to Mumbai, India (repeat)

May 13th, 2017

43:01

Hear about travel to Mumbai India as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Hays of RealityToursAndTravel.com about travel to this crowded, noisy, vibrant city. With the background sounds of the horns of auto rickshaws …

AT#559 - Travel to Baden-Württemberg in Germany

May 6th, 2017

32:11

Hear about travel to the German state of Baden-Württemberg as the Amateur Traveler, Chris Christensen, talks about his recent press trip there to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. 

AT#558 - UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Israel and Palestine

April 29th, 2017

53:01

Hear about travel to Israel and Palestine, and particularly the world heritage sites of that region, as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from …

AT#557 - Travel to the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina

April 22nd, 2017

38:14

Hear about travel to the "Sea Islands" off the coats of Georgia and South Carolina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ruby & Peter from …

AT#556 - Travel to Loja and Southern Ecuador

April 15th, 2017

45:55

Hear about travel to Loja and Southern Ecuador as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lily Ann Fouts about her visit to this lesser known region of Ecuador. 

AT#555 - Travel to Northeastern Netherlands

April 8th, 2017

49:57

Hear about travel to the Northeastern region of the Netherlands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rachel Heller from rachelheller.org about her adopted country.

AT#554 - Travel to Gdansk, Poland

April 1st, 2017

32:05

Hear about travel to Gdansk Poland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Roma and Russell from RoamingRequired.com about travel to this historic and …

AT#553 - Travel to the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

March 25th, 2017

49:32

Hear about travel to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula as the Amateur Traveler talks to tour guide Mareth Griffith about her adopted home. 

AT#552 - Travel to Northern Italy (Mantua, Verona, Padua)

March 18th, 2017

45:38

Hear about travel to Mantua, Verona, Padua Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gina Mussio from ginamussio.com about these wonderful cities in her …

AT#551 - Travel to Zambia

March 11th, 2017

44:10

Hear about travel to Zambia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Graham Wales from outboundclan.com about their epic honeymoon in Africa and how they fell in love with Zambia.

AT#550 - Travel to Tokyo, Japan

March 4th, 2017

53:48

Hear about travel to Tokyo as the Amateur Traveler talks to family travel blogger / podcaster Jason Andrew Jenkins from AnEpicEducation.com about a city he called home for 13 years.

AT#549 - Travel to Scotland

February 25th, 2017

53:54

Hear about travel to Scotland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sarah from www.thegirlwiththemaptattoo.com about travel to this beautiful and historic …

AT#473 - Cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise (repeat)

February 18th, 2017

27:52

Hear about Cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise Adventures as the Amateur Traveler goes on a cruise where dressing for dinner and bingo are replaced with kayaking and bushwhacking.

AT#548 - Travel to Northern Vietnam

February 11th, 2017

49:36

Hear about travel to Northern Vietnam as the Amateur Traveler talks to Cindy Carlsson about her trip to some popular sites and some way off the …

AT#547 - Road Trip to British Columbia National Parks

February 4th, 2017

53:38

Hear about travel to 4 national parks in British Columbia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Carolyn B. Heller author of "Moon Vancouver & Canadian …

AT#546 - Travel to Geneva, Switzerland

January 28th, 2017

41:27

Hear about travel to Geneva, Switzerland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Leyla Giray Alianak about the region where she lives. 

AT#545 - Travel to Oklahoma City

January 21st, 2017

44:09

Hear about travel to Oklahoma City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sheila Scarborough from Tourism Currents about what she calls a "tremendously underrated destination".

AT#544 - Travel to Ethiopia

January 14th, 2017

41:24

Hear about travel to Ethiopia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Anwar from beyondmyfrontdoor.com about travel to this country rich with beauty and history.

AT#543 - Travel to Perak, Malaysia

January 8th, 2017

37:28

Hear about travel to Perak, Malaysia  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jub from TikiTouringKiwi.com about this region that Lonely Planet named as one of the 10 best regions to visit in 2017.

AT#542 - Travel to Oman

December 31st, 2016

41:58

Hear about travel to the Sultanate of Oman as the Amateur Traveler talks to Claire Robinson from zigzagonearth.com about her trip to this middle …

AT#317 - Travel to India (repeat)

December 24th, 2016

37:25

The Amateur Traveler talks to David Grenewetzki about his first trip to India. His itinerary covered Mombai, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Delhi and then ended at the Indian wedding of friends. They started in Mumbai where they …

AT#541 - Travel to Republic of Georgia

December 17th, 2016

54:08

Hear about travel to The Republic of Georgia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Samantha Guthrie about this ancient country in the corner of Europe.

AT#540 - Travel to Kyoto and the Kansai Region of Japan

December 10th, 2016

52:15

Hear about travel to the Kansai Region of Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amanda Kendle from the Thoughtful Travel …

AT#539 - Travel to Cape Town, South Africa

December 3rd, 2016

52:05

Hear about travel to Cape Town, South Africa as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annika Ziehen from Midnight Blue Elephant about her former hometown

AT#538 - Travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 26th, 2016

28:30

Hear about travel to Milwaukee as the Amateur Traveler talks to Barbara Ali about her hometown on the shores of Lake Michigan.

AT#537 - Travel to Sydney, Australia

November 19th, 2016

34:42

Hear about travel to Sydney, Australia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Roma Small from RoamingRequired.com about her hometown. 

AT#536 - Travel to Bordeaux, France

November 12th, 2016

41:24

Hear about travel to Bordeaux, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Dombrowski from luxadventuretraveler.com about her new hometown in one of France's most famous wine regions.

AT#535 - Travel to Jasper, Alberta

November 6th, 2016

38:02

Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn what to see and do, where to hike and when to …

AT#534 - Travel to Micronesia (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru)

October 29th, 2016

53:39

Hear about travel to the countries of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Nauru in Micronesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai about …

AT#533 - Travel to Eastern Taiwan

October 22nd, 2016

39:24

Hear about travel to Eastern Taiwan as the Amateur Traveler talks to freelance travel writer Robert Kelly about a destination he literally wrote the book on.

AT#423 - Travel to Jordan (repeat)

October 15th, 2016

27:57

Hear about travel to Jordan as the Amateur Traveler himself, Chris Christensen, relates stories about his visit to the country. 

AT#532 - Travel to Helsinki, Finland

October 8th, 2016

36:20

Hear about travel to Helsinki, Finland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Inna from the Finnish Family Travel Blog about her hometown. 

AT#531 - Travel to Patagonia in Argentina

October 1st, 2016

37:53

Hear about travel to Patagonia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jackie Nourse about this region of southern Argentina.

AT#530 - Travel to Qatar

September 24th, 2016

46:22

Hear about travel to Qatar as the Amateur Traveler talks to Richard Parr from the Best In the World Podcast about this middle eastern country where he lived for 6 years.

AT#529 - Travel to the Finger Lakes in New York

September 17th, 2016

38:16

Hear about travel to the Finger Lakes in New York as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lillie Marshall from Around the World "L" about this area of water and wine.

AT#528 - Travel to Tibet

September 10th, 2016

46:40

Hear about travel to Tibet as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lee Deitesfeld & Travis Bingaman about their trip to this complicated and fascinating country.

AT#527 - Travel to Napa and Sonoma, California

September 3rd, 2016

49:37

Hear about travel to California's premier wine region of Napa and Sonoma as the Amateur Traveler talks again to free lance journalist Jill Robinson about this area with more than just wine... but a lot of that

AT#526 - Travel to Richmond, Virginia

August 27th, 2016

38:25

Hear about travel to Richmond, Virginia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Becky Pekora from TheGirlAndGlobe.com about her adopted hometown.

AT#525 - Baltic Cruise with Viking Ocean

August 20th, 2016

1:10:38

Hear about a Baltic Cruise on Viking Ocean as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mary Jo Manzanares from travelingwithmj.com about their recent Viking Homelands cruise on the Viking Sea.

AT#524 - Hiking the Peaks of the Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro)

August 13th, 2016

56:25

Hear about hiking the Peaks of the Balkans trail in Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dan and Audrey from uncorneredmarket.com about this off the beaten track route in Europe.

AT#523 - Travel to North Dakota

August 6th, 2016

50:18

Hear about travel to North Dakota as the Amateur Traveler talks to resident Derrick Schiff about this often ignored state. 

AT#522 - Travel to the Dordogne Region of France

July 23rd, 2016

1:00:13

Hear about travel to the Dordogne region of France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Laurence Norah about this region known for it's picturesque villages and castles. 

AT#406 - Travel to the Russian Far East (repeat)

July 17th, 2016

52:55

Hear about travel to the Russian Far East as the Amateur Traveler talks to freelance travel journalist Robert Reid about his numerous journeys to this remote part of Russia.

AT#521 - Travel to Greenland

July 9th, 2016

20:57

Hear about travel to Greenland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Matthew Karsten from expertvagabond.com about his recent visit to this remote island.

Travel to Turks and Caicos - Episode 520

July 2nd, 2016

42:04

Hear about travel to Turks and Caicos as the Amateur Traveler talks to author Donna Seim about her favorite archipelago.

AT#519 - Road Trip Through Luther Land and the Heart of Germany

June 25th, 2016

51:22

In preparation for the 2017 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Chris (the Amateur Traveler) took a road trip through "Luther Land" and the heart of Germany.

AT#399 - Travel to Flanders in Belgium (repeat)

June 18th, 2016

24:25

Hear about travel to Flanders in Belgium from the Amateur Traveler. I recently traveled to 5 cities in Belgium: Antwerp, Ghent, Ieper, Bruges and …

AT#518 - Travel to the Island of Kauai

June 11th, 2016

40:18

Hear about travel to the Island of Kauai as the Amateur Traveler talks to Betsy and Pete Wuebker from PassingThru.com about the Garden Island. 

AT#517 - Travel to the Danube Delta, Romania

June 4th, 2016

37:17

Hear about travel to the Danube Delta in Romania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Christian Cummins about traveling to this UNESCO biosphere in Europe.

AT#516 - Travel to Sardinia, Italy

May 28th, 2016

31:25

Hear about travel to Sardinia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Max Hartshorne from gonomad.com about this off the beaten path part of Italy. 

AT#515 - Travel to Far West China (Xinjiang)

May 21st, 2016

48:46

Hear about travel to Far West China (Xinjiang) as theAmateur Traveler talks to Josh Summers from FarWestChina.com about his adopted home where China meets Central Asia.

AT#514 - Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Italy

May 14th, 2016

37:12

Hear about travel to Naples and the Amalfi Coast in Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Beth Rubin from SelectItaly.com about how to plan a trip …

AT#513 - Travel to the United Arab Emirates

May 7th, 2016

51:04

Hear about travel to United Arab Emirates as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Zora O'Neill about her recent trip to these small states on …

AT#512 - Travel to Cambodia

April 30th, 2016

48:48

This episode of the Amateur Traveler talks about the recent Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia. 7 of the 9 people who joined me on this trip also join me for the podcast to share the highlights, surprises and challenges …

AT#511 - Travel to Cincinnati, Ohio

April 23rd, 2016

43:18

Hear about travel to Cincinnati, Ohio as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erin Hinsen and Seth Walsh from UnlockCincinnati.org about the Queen City.

AT#510 - Travel to Provence, France

April 16th, 2016

46:37

Hear about travel to Provence, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Wendy Jaeger from blisstravels.com about her adopted home in the south of France.

AT#509 - Cruising to Cuba

April 2nd, 2016

47:12

Hear about cruising to Cuba as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Dave Grenewetzki about his trip on a ship based People to People trip to Cuba.

AT#508 - Travel to Dallas, Texas

March 26th, 2016

35:45

Hear about travel to Dallas, Texas  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Penny Sadler from adventuresofacarryon.com about her hometown of Dallas, Texas. Penny tells us why we might be surprised at all Dallas has to offer …

AT#507 - Travel to Buffalo, New York

March 19th, 2016

43:13

Hear about travel to Buffalo, New York as the Amateur Traveler talks to Larissa Milne from changesinlongitude.com about why she fell in love with this significant American city.

AT#506 - Travel to Basel, Switzerland

March 12th, 2016

29:55

Hear about travel to Basel, Switzerland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Claudia McCoy about her hometown.

AT#505 - Travel to Mozambique

March 5th, 2016

23:18

Hear about travel to Mozambique as the Amateur Traveler talks to Simon Lewis from TarvelConceptSolution.com about this long thin country in …

AT#504 - Travel to Auvergne, France

February 27th, 2016

43:45

Hear about travel to the Auvergne region of France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Allison and Andrew Cornford-Matheson from CheeseWeb.eu as we talk about their visit to this central but overlooked area of France. 

AT#503 - Travel to Utah's National Parks

February 20th, 2016

46:19

Hear about travel to the National Parks in Utah as the Amateur Traveler talks to Scot and Emily McKay from wingitworldwide.com about their travels in the Beehive State.

AT#502 - Travel to Seattle, Washington

February 13th, 2016

39:51

Hear about travel to Seattle, Washington as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mary Jo Manzanares from travelingwithmj.com about her hometown.

AT#501 - Travel to Barcelona, Spain

February 6th, 2016

41:33

Hear about travel to Barcelona, Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lauren Aloise from devourspain.com about traveling to this capital of the region of Catalan. 

AT#500 - Travel to the Maldives

January 30th, 2016

27:11

Hear about travel to the Maldives Islands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Dombrowski of luxeadventuretraveler.com about her visit to this tropical paradise. 

AT#499 - Travel to Guizhou China

January 23rd, 2016

32:36

Hear about travel to Guizhou China as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Gina Czupka from thistimetomorrow.net about her trip to this off the beaten path destination. 

AT#498 - Travel to Indianapolis, Indiana

January 16th, 2016

30:08

Hear about travel to Indianapolis, Indiana as the Amateur Traveler talked to Nancy Parode the Senior Travel Expert at about.com about travel to this …

AT#497 - Travel to the Westfjords of Iceland

January 9th, 2016

35:11

Hear about travel to the Westfjords of Iceland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Katie Hammel of Vaitor.com about her trip to this remote region of the island.

AT#496 - Travel to Remote Alaska

January 2nd, 2016

50:01

Hear about travel to remote parts of Alaska as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Sherry Ott from ottsworld.com about travel to Wrangell-St. Elias …

AT#495 - Travel to the Dominican Republic

December 19th, 2015

40:41

Hear about travel to the Dominican Republic as the Amateur Traveler talks to guidebook author and travel writer Lebawit Lily Girma who is working on the Moon Guide to the Dominican Republic.

AT#494 - Travel to San Diego, California

December 12th, 2015

30:37

Hear about travel to San Diego as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mike from MikesRoadTrip.com about this beautiful city in Southern California.

AT#493 - Travel to the Aeolian Islands

December 5th, 2015

33:35

Hear about travel to the Aeolian Islands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rick Zullo from rickzullo.com about these historic but lesser known islands …

AT#492 - Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

November 28th, 2015

50:47

Hear about Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal as the Amateur Traveler talks to the Su Family from sufamilyadventures.com about tackling this well known route.

AT#491 - Travel to El Salvador

November 21st, 2015

41:05

Hear about travel to El Salvador as the Amateur Traveler talks to Joe Baur of joebaur.com about his recent visit to this Central American country.

AT#490 - Travel to Moscow

November 14th, 2015

56:55

Hear about travel to Moscow as the Amateur Traveler talks to Alex Block of alexblocktravels.com about his home town and Russia's capital.

AT#489 - Travel to Croatia

November 7th, 2015

45:12

Hear about travel to Croatia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jay Ternavan of JaywayTravel.com about this country on the coast of the Adriatic.

Jay …

AT#488 - Travel to Northern Romania

October 31st, 2015

36:26

Hear about travel to Northern Romania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ralph Velasco of photoenrichment.com about the region that he visited leading a recent photo tour.

We talk about the regions of Maramureş and …

AT#487 - Travel to Queens, New York

October 18th, 2015

33:48

Hear about travel to the borough of Queens in New York City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Brian Cicioni from imayroam.com about this less visited part of the city.

AT#486 - River Cruise on Portugal's Douro River with Viking River Cruise

October 11th, 2015

53:41

A special live episode of the Amateur Traveler with three guests, Aaron Saunders, Jonathan Souza and Mary Quincy talking about the recent VikingSocial, Viking River Cruise on the Douro River in Portugal.

AT#485 - Travel to Northern South Korea

October 3rd, 2015

42:42

Hear about travel to northern South Korea as the Amateur Traveler talks to Katie of aroundtheworldinktdays.com about the area of South Korea where she is living.

AT#484 - Travel to Mackinac Island (and Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

September 19th, 2015

50:45

Hear about travel to Michigan's Upper Peninsula (the UP)  as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jennifer Schuitema from Grand Rapids Michigan about travel …

AT#483 - Travel to Cameroon

September 12th, 2015

44:31

Hear about travel to Cameroon as the Amateur Traveler talks to Francis Tapon and Rejoice Mubarak from TheUnseenAfrica.com about Rejoices' native country and Francis' recent trip to this West African country on his quest …

AT#482 - Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain

September 5th, 2015

41:25

Hear about hiking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) in northern Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Linda Martin from The Indie Travel Podcast.

Linda says, "the thing about the Camino is that it is as …

AT#481 - Travel to Santa Barbara, California

August 29th, 2015

43:20

Hear about travel to Santa Barbara, California as the Amateur Traveler talks to Heather Simon from wellplannedtravel.net about the "American Riviera".

AT#481 - Travel to Santa Barbara, California

August 29th, 2015

43:20

Hear about travel to Santa Barbara, California as the Amateur Traveler talks to Heather Simon from wellplannedtravel.net about the "American Riviera".

AT#480 - United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites

August 22nd, 2015

46:55

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.

AT#479 - Hike Japan's Nakasendo Trail

August 15th, 2015

42:06

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.

AT#478 - Travel to Kyrgyzstan

August 8th, 2015

47:47

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 …

AT#477 - Travel to Hyderabad, India

August 1st, 2015

51:57

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. 

 

AT#476 - Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana

July 25th, 2015

50:46

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".

AT#475 - Travel to the Philippines

July 18th, 2015

57:50

Hear about travel to the Philippines as the Amateur Traveler talks to Julie Longland about her travel to the Cordilleras mountain region and the …

AT#474 - Ontario Road Trip

July 11th, 2015

45:02

Hear about a road trip around Ontario as the Amateur Traveler talks to guidebook author Carolyn Heller, author of the Moon guide to Ontario. 

 

AT#473 - Cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise

July 4th, 2015

29:22

Hear about Cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise Adventures as the Amateur Traveler goes on a cruise where dressing for dinner and bingo are replaced with kayaking and bushwhacking. Chris and his wife explored with …

AT#472 - Travel to Atlanta, Georgia

June 27th, 2015

31:34

Hear about travel to Atlanta, Georgia as the Amateur Traveler talks to return guest Chris Willis about his hometown. Chris has been on the show talking about distant and exotic places but this time we talk about the …

AT#471 - Travel to Austin, Texas

June 20th, 2015

44:44

Hear about travel to Austin, Texas as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mike Hinshaw of nomadictexan.com about his hometown. Mike says of Austin, “it is …

AT#470 - Travel to Hamburg, Germany

June 13th, 2015

37:17

Hear about travel to Hamburg, Germany as the Amateur Traveler talks to Romy Mlinzk from snoopsmaus.de about her hometown, the second largest port in Europe and Germany's second city.

 

AT#469 - Travel to Munich Germany

June 6th, 2015

28:53

Hear about travel to Munich Germany as the Amateur Traveler talks to Laurel Robbins of monkeysandmountains.com about her adopted city.

 

AT#468 - Travel to Southern Morocco

May 23rd, 2015

43:32

This episode of the Amateur Traveler talks about the recent Amateur Traveler trip to southern Morocco. 9 of the 10 people who joined me on this trip also join me for the podcast to share the good and bad of the trip.

AT#467 - Travel to Louisville, Kentucky

May 16th, 2015

35:44

Hear about travel to Louisville, Kentucky as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Falls, social media author and speaker about his home town.

Jason says, "Louisville is a fantastic city, it also has a lot going on from a …

AT#466 - Travel to Namibia's Skeleton Coast

May 9th, 2015

51:53

Hear about travel to Namibia's Skeleton Coast as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Susan Portnoy of theinsatiabletraveler.com about her trip to this memorable reagion of Africa. Namibia is the size of France and Great …

AT#465 - Travel to the Czech Republic

May 2nd, 2015

28:20

Hear about travel to the Czech Republic as the Amateur Traveler talks to Anthony Hennen from anthonyhennen.com about his trip to the areas of the country outside of Prague.

 

AT#464 - Travel to the Tennessee Valley (Tennessee, Alabama)

April 25th, 2015

33:05

Hear about travel to the Tennessee River Valley as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chuck Prevatte from foodwinebeertravel.com about the region from Chatanooga, Teneesee to Huntsville, Alabama.

AT#463 - Travel to the Cayman Islands

April 11th, 2015

28:49

Hear about travel to the Cayman Islands as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kendra Pierre-Louis from kendrawrites.com about her trip to this island paradise.

 

AT#462 - Travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 4th, 2015

47:04

Hear about travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Larissa and Michael Milne of changesinlongitude.com. They recently authored the "Philadelphia Liberty Trail" book.

 

AT#461 - Travel to North Carolina

March 28th, 2015

39:55

Hear about travel to North Carolina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Karen Dawkins of familytravelsonabudget.com about the Tar Heel State. We cover …

AT#460 - Cruising Around Cape Horn in South America

March 21st, 2015

41:13

Hear about cruising from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile around Cape Horn in South America as the Amateur Traveler relates stories of a …

AT#459 - Travel to Tel Aviv, Israel

March 14th, 2015

47:15

Hear about travel to Tel Aviv, Israel as the Amateur Traveler talks to Shimrit Elisar from diytelavivguide.com about her home city.

AT#458 - Volunteer Travel with Peace Corp Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

March 7th, 2015

34:37

Hear about volunteer travel with the Peace Corps as the Amateur Traveler talks to Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. Director …

AT#457 - Travel to the Island of Cebu in the Philippines

February 21st, 2015

42:19

Hear about travel to the region around Island of Cebu as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tommo & Megsy from fivedollartraveller.com about their …

AT#456 - Hiking the Kings Trail (Kungsleden) in Swedish Lapland

February 14th, 2015

29:37

Hear about hiking the Kings Trail (Kungsleden) in Swedish Lapland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Agata from nullnfull.com about this northern and …

AT#455 - Travel to Haiti

February 7th, 2015

43:24

Hear about travel to Haiti as the Amateur Traveler talks to Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott from uncorneredmarket.com about travel to this rather …

AT#454 - Travel to Mumbai, India

January 31st, 2015

44:11

Hear about travel to Mumbai India as the Amateur Traveler talks to Stephanie Hays of RealityToursAndTravel.com about travel to this crowded, noisy, vibrant city. With the background sounds of the horns of auto rickshaws …

AT#453 - Travel to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

January 24th, 2015

39:44

Hear about travel to the state of Guanajuato Mexico (including San Miguel de Allende) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tim Leffel of perceptivetravel.com about his adopted home.

AT#452 - Travel to Delaware

January 17th, 2015

46:19

Hear about travel to Delaware as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mara Gorman from MotherOfAllTrips.com about traveling to her small but historic adopted home state.

AT#451 - Travel to Seville, Spain

January 10th, 2015

49:58

Hear about travel to Seville, Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Cat Gaa from sunshineandsiestas.com about life in her adopted city. Hear about what to see, do and eat in Seville. 

AT#450 - Travel to Little Rock, Arkansas

January 3rd, 2015

49:16

Hear about travel to Little Rock, Arkansas as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sara Beth Jones & Alison Chino from sarabethjones.com and alisonchino.com about their home town.

 

AT#449 - Travel to the Mainland of Greece

December 21st, 2014

51:30

Hear about travel to the mainland of Greece as the Amateur Traveler talks to Margherita Ragg from thecrowdedplanet.com about one of her favorite countries. Margherita comes from Italy so she has traveled to Greece on …

AT#448 - Travel to Lisbon, Portugal

December 13th, 2014

47:51

Hear about travel to Lisbon, Portugal as the Amateur Traveler talks to Nelson Carvalheiro about the capital of his native country.

AT#447 - Travel to the Island of Madeira

December 6th, 2014

30:26

Hear about travel to the island of Madeira as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jörgen Abrahamsson who is a tour guide from Tue Nordic in this small Portuguese possession.

 

AT#446 - Travel to Canberra, Australia

November 29th, 2014

53:16

Hear about travel to Canberra, Australia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tenele Conway from www.hungryplanetblog.com about Australia's capital city and the Australian Capital Territory.

AT#445 - Travel to Fiji

November 22nd, 2014

32:30

Hear about travel to Fiji as the Amateur Traveler talks to David Brodie from Travel in 10 about his trip to this Island Paradise. David says "of all the places I have been around the world, Fiji is one of the ones that …

AT#444 - Travel to Northern Australia

November 15th, 2014

34:08

Hear about travel to Northern Australia (Northwest Territories) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sam Guerra from EscapeFromTheBay.blogspot.com. The "Top End" is "one of the more exotic parts of Australia for sure and …

AT#443 - Travel to New York City with Pauline Frommer

November 8th, 2014

51:41

Hear about travel to New York City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Pauline Frommer about her hometown. Pauline was born in New York City and never …

AT#442 - Travel to Slovakia

November 1st, 2014

46:49

Hear about travel to Slovakia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Julie Callahan from TheWorldInBetween.com. When Julie's family moved to Bratislava, …

AT#441 - Travel to Poland

October 25th, 2014

59:05

Hear about travel to Poland as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Chris Bogdon about his recent trip to Poland. Chris brought his kids and his …

AT#114 - Travel to Burgundy and the French Countryside

October 19th, 2014

29:30

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jeff Steiner of the Americans in France website about life in the French Countryside and about a visit to Burgundy in …

AT#440 - Travel to Vermont

October 19th, 2014

41:31

Hear about travel to Vermont as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dana Freeman of findandgoseek.net about her adopted home state. Dana has lived in Vermont for 14 years and someday her children's children may be Vermonters.

AT#439 - Travel to West Sweden

October 4th, 2014

52:52

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 …

AT#438 - Travel to Baltimore, Maryland

September 27th, 2014

43:10

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 us about her adopted hometown. 

AT#437 - Canada's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

September 20th, 2014

44:10

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 easy to reach and …

AT#436 - Travel the Silk Road in China's Gansu Province

September 13th, 2014

39:02

Hear about travel to the Silk Road in China's Gansu Province as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Lee Moore from Silk Road Hitchhikers about his trip to this historic and remote part of China.

AT#435 - Travel to Iran

September 6th, 2014

49:54

Hear about travel to Iran as the Amateur Traveler talks to Shara Johnson from sjktravel.net about her recent trip to that country. George W. Bush called it part of the Axis of Evil but Shara found a warm and inviting …

AT#434 - Travel to Luxembourg

August 30th, 2014

31:06

Hear about travel to Luxembourg as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rosie Titterington about her adopted country. Rosie had never heard of Luxembourg before moving there, but loves this small but lovely country in the …

AT#433 - Travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

August 23rd, 2014

39:24

Hear about travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chris and Sasha Rosencranz about their recent trip to this African country. The DRC is located along the south bank of the …

AT#432 - Travel to Salzburg, Austria

August 9th, 2014

37:37

Hear about travel to Salzburg, Austria as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gina Czupka about her time living in Salzburg. Salzburg is a "compact walkable city. Everywhere you go there is incredible architecture. It's got a …

AT#431 - Travel to Orlando, Florida

August 2nd, 2014

54:26

Hear about travel to Orlando, Florida as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Cochran who is the editor of Frommers.com and the editor to the Frommer's Guide to Orlando Florida about vacationing in America's favorite …

AT#430 - Travel to Charleston, South Carolina

July 26th, 2014

47:09

Hear about travel to Charleston, South Carolina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jen Leo from This Week in Travel and her husband John Caldwell about …

AT#429 - Travel on a South African Safari

July 19th, 2014

46:34

Hear about travel to South Africa on safari as the Amateur Traveler talks to Susan Portnoy from theinsatiabletraveler.com about her recent experience in the Timbavati Game Reserve. This is the 5th time that Susan has …

AT#428 - Travel to Paris, France

July 12th, 2014

55:59

Hear about travel to Paris, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annie Sargant and Elyse Riven from JoinUsInFrance.com. Annie and Elyse do a …

AT#427 - Travel to Lazio, Italy

July 5th, 2014

42:42

Hear about travel to Lazio, Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Nancy Parode from about.com and sixtyandme.com about one of her favorite regions in Italy. Lazio is the region of Italy that includes Rome but this …

AT#426 - Travel to Tasmania, Australia

June 28th, 2014

50:22

Hear about travel to Tasmania in Australia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Robert Reid, the Offbeat Observer for National Geographic Traveler, about his recent trip to Van Diemen’s Land.

AT#425 - Travel to South Tyrol, Italy

June 22nd, 2014

31:14

Hear about travel to the South Tyrol region of Italy as the Amateur Traveler talks to Alison and Andrew Cornford-Matheson from CheeseWeb.eu about …

AT#424 - Travel to Memphis, Tennessee

June 14th, 2014

47:21

Hear about travel to Memphis, Tennessee as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lance from tripsbylance.com about this city where he has lived on and off for 20+ years. Lance tells us that there is more to Memphis than Elvis …

AT#423 - Travel to Jordan

June 7th, 2014

30:20

Hear about travel to Jordan as the Amateur Traveler himself, Chris Christensen, relates stories about his recent visit to the country.

AT#422 - Travel to Lassen National Park, California

June 1st, 2014

38:37

Hear about travel to Lassen National Park in northern California as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dick Jordan about this spectacular if less visited …

AT#421 - Travel to the Western Sahara, (Morocco)

May 24th, 2014

44:13

Hear about travel to the Western Sahara as the Amateur Traveler  talks to Francis Tapon about this disputed region as part of his trip to every country in Africa. 

AT#420 - Hike the Lycian Way in Turkey

May 17th, 2014

39:14

Hear about Hiking the Lycian Way in Southern Turkey as the Amateur Traveler talks to authors Warren and Betsy Talbot from MarriedWithLuggage.com about the month they spent hiking this amazing trail. The Lycian Way runs …

AT#419 - Travel to Denver, Colorado

May 10th, 2014

38:18

Hear about travel to Denver, Colorado as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lance Longwell from TravelAdicts.net about his home town, the "Mile High …

AT#418 - Travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 3rd, 2014

44:10

Hear about travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba as the Amateur Traveler talks to return guest Michael Soncina of Sonchy’s Adventures about this city on the great plains of Canada. 

AT#417 - Travel to Saint Helena

April 27th, 2014

39:12

Hear about travel to Saint Helena as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt about his visit to this isolated island between Africa and South …

AT#416 - Travel to Southwest England

April 19th, 2014

33:39

Hear about travel to Southwest England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Edith about her adopted home. This episode will look at the area southwest of …

AT#415 - Travel to Riga, Latvia

April 13th, 2014

35:06

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 …

AT#414 - Travel to Nova Scotia

April 6th, 2014

36:11

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 about a trip around Nova Scotia she took last …

AT#413 - Travel to Dusseldorf, Germany

March 29th, 2014

36:55

Hear about travel to Düsseldorf, Germany as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erik and Anne Hess about this city on the Rhine. Carnival, Christmas Markets and one of the most livable cities in the world.

AT#412 - Travel to Mazatlan, Mexico

March 22nd, 2014

38:11

Hear about travel to Mazatlan, Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Craig Zabransky about this Mexico seaport. Mazatlan is on the west coast of Mexico.

AT#411 - Travel to Arctic Manitoba

March 15th, 2014

27:30

Hear about travel to Arctic Manitoba as the Amateur Traveler talks to Marybeth Bond from GutsyTraveler.com about her recent trip to Churchill …

AT#410 - Travel to Indonesia and the Island of Komodo

March 8th, 2014

41:59

Hear about travel to Indonesia as the Amateur Traveler talks to repeat guest Chris Willis about his trip to Indonesia. The main objective of Chris’s trip was to photograph Komodo dragons in the wild. Komodo dragons live …

AT#409 - Travel to Mobile, Alabama

March 1st, 2014

29:17

Hear about travel to Mobile, Alabama as the Amateur Traveler talks to Carla Rountree from theinconsistentnomad.com about her home state. There are …

AT#408 - Travel to Sudan

February 22nd, 2014

47:00

Hear about travel to Sudan as the Amateur Traveler  talks to Nicholas Bori of the I Quit project about his journey through that remote African …

AT#407 - Travel to Montana

February 15th, 2014

24:23

Hear about travel to Montana as the Amateur Traveler talks to Donna Hull from MyItchyTravelFeet.com. Donna and her husband visited Montana in 2001 as …

AT#406 - Travel to the Russian Far East

February 9th, 2014

52:40

Hear about travel to the Russian Far East as the Amateur Traveler talks to freelance travel journalist Robert Reid about his numerous journeys to this remote part of Russia. Robert does not describe a country that is …

AT#405 - Travel to The Pantanal, Brazil

January 31st, 2014

23:41

Hear about travel to The Pantanal in Brazil as the Amateur Traveler talks to Daisy about her recent trip to this vast wetlands area. The Pantanal is …

AT#404 - Travel to Southern Alberta in Canada

January 25th, 2014

37:46

Hear about travel to Southern Alberta as the Amateur Traveler talks to Karl Andrews from Calgary about travel to his home province. The Canadian Rockies, Kananaskis Country, Waterton Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, …

AT#403 - Travel to the Island of Socotra and Yemen

January 18th, 2014

41:01

Hear about travel to the Island of Socotra and Yemen as the Amateur Traveler talks to Earl from WanderingEarl.com about a visit to this isolated …

AT#402- Travel to the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean

January 11th, 2014

1:00:13

Hear about travel to the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt about his journey to visit many of the islands in the Caribbean on a single trip. In this …

AT#401 - Travel to Vieques, Puerto Rico

January 4th, 2014

33:50

Hear about travel to the island of Vieques off Puerto Rico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ira Winston from Philadelphia about his recent trip there. Vieques is an island thais 8 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico.

AT#400 - Travel to Panama

December 21st, 2013

54:20

Hear about travel to Panama as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chaundra from London about her recent trip to that country. She spent a week in Panama before a SilverSeas Silver Explorer cruise in the area to see wildlife. …

AT#399 Travel to Flanders in Belgium

December 14th, 2013

24:00

Hear about travel to Flanders in Belgium from the Amateur Traveler. I recently traveled to 5 cities in Belgium: Antwerp, Ghent, Ieper, Bruges and …

AT#398 - Travel to New Jersey

December 7th, 2013

31:06

Hear about travel to New Jersey as the Amateur Traveler alks to Lisa Luben about her home state. Lisa comes on the show to introduce us to the pretty parts of New Jersey that many people don't picture. The state is one …

AT#397 - Travel to Morocco

November 30th, 2013

29:41

Hear about travel to Morocco as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ralph Velasco about his recent photography tour of the country. Ralph tells us about some of his favorite cities in the country Chefchaouen and Essaouira in …

AT#396 - Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland

November 24th, 2013

25:53

Hear about travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mary Jo Manzanares about her recent trip there. Mary Jo was really interested in learning more about the history of "the troubles" and her …

AT#395 - Travel to Ottawa, Ontario

November 17th, 2013

32:37

Hear about travel to Ottawa, Ontario as the Amateur Traveler talks to return guest Michael Soncina of Sonchy's Adventures about Canada's capital city. Michael was in Ottawa as a part of a press trip looking a new eco …

AT#394 - Travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

November 9th, 2013

36:01

Hear about travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the Amateur Traveler  talks to Kay from TheKayDays.com who is a University student in Rio.

"Rio has a …

AT#393 - Travel to Arequipa, Peru

November 2nd, 2013

33:10

Hear about travel to Arequipa, Peru as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sam from Indefinite Adventure. Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city after Lima. It is in the south, inland, west of Lake Titicaca and south of …

AT#392 - Trekking in Ecuador’s Quilotoa Loop

October 26th, 2013

28:16

Hear about trekking in Ecuador’s Quilotoa Loop as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kim Mance about her recent trip to that country. Kim spent 3 weeks in Ecuador including one week on the Quilotoa Loop.

AT#391 - Travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

October 19th, 2013

26:24

Hear about travel to Baton Rouge as the Amateur Traveler talks to Lindsay Thomas from TheTraveluster.com about her hometown. Baton Rouge is the …

AT#390 - Travel to Ireland

October 12th, 2013

26:30

Hear about travel to Ireland as Chris, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about a recent trip to the Emerald Isle. Chris did a driving tour with 7 family members and friends from Dublin to the west point of Ireland and …

AT#389 - Travel to Andalucia, Spain

October 6th, 2013

40:11

Hear about travel to the Andalucia region of Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Crawford Hill from Chill Expeditions about his adopted home in Southern Spain. Crawford traveled in that area and then fell in love and …

AT#388 - Travel to the Island of Shikoku, Japan

September 24th, 2013

36:25

Hear about travel to the Island of Shikoku, Japan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dan from Chicago about his recent trip back to the island. Dan also worked teaching English on Shikoku in the city of Imabari. Shikoku …

AT#387 - Travel to Macedonia

September 15th, 2013

49:35

Hear about travel to Macedonia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kelsey of CineTraveler.com about her recent trip to this country in the Balkans. Macedonia is just north of Greece and probably best known as the home for …

AT#386 - Travel to the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean

September 8th, 2013

51:44

Hear about travel to the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean as the Amateur Traveler  talks again to Gary Arndt of Everything-Everyhwere.com. Gary just finished an island hopping tour that took him …

AT#385 - Travel to the Republic of the Congo

August 31st, 2013

30:39

Hear about travel to the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Chris Rosencranz about his recent visit to this country in equatorial African. The Republic of the Congo sits in the …

AT#384 - Travel to Vienna, Austria

August 24th, 2013

32:41

Hear about travel to Vienna, Austria as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gerhard Strassgschwandtner who is a tour guide and owner of the Third Man Museum in Vienna.

AT#383 - Travel to the Navajo Nation (Arizona)

August 17th, 2013

43:55

Hear about travel to the Navajo Nation as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mark Carrara from markstravels.com about his recent visit. The Navajo Nation is a semi-autonomous Native American-governed territory the size of …

AT#382 - Travel to Azerbaijan

August 10th, 2013

36:03

Hear about travel to Azerbaijan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mason Wiley of Community Based Tourism Azerbaijan about his time spent in the country during the Peace Corps. Even though he has come back to the USA he …

AT#381 - Travel to the Isle of Man

August 3rd, 2013

28:08

Hear about travel to the Isle of Man as the Amateur Traveler talks to writer and film maker Andrew White. The Isle of Man is a small island in between Ireland and England. "It's a fantastic place. It really is. It's …

AT#380 - Travel to Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri)

July 27th, 2013

35:32

Hear about travel to Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rob Walch about the Paris of the Plains. Kansas City has that nickname because of the many fountains in the city.

AT#379 - Travel to Belarus

July 20th, 2013

30:22

Hear about travel to Belarus as the Amateur Traveler talks to Velvet Dallesandro about his trip to this former member state of the Solviet Union. …

AT#378 - Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 13th, 2013

44:48

Hear about travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina as the Amateur Traveler talks to Leandro Gonzalez about his hometown. Buenos Aires is a large …

AT#377 - Travel to South Australia

June 29th, 2013

30:30

Hear about travel to South Australia as the Amateur Traveler alks to Dave and Deb from ThePlanetD.com about their recent trip down under.

AT#376 - Travel to Western Norway

June 22nd, 2013

39:58

Hear about travel to Oslo and Western Norway as the Amateur Traveler talks to Øystein about his native Norway.

AT#375 Travel to Amsterdam in the Netherlands

June 15th, 2013

51:43

Hear about travel to Amsterdam as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Erik Smith from onmyfeetorinmymind.com. Erik returned to Amsterdam for the seventh or eighth time recently.

AT#374 - Travel to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

June 8th, 2013

45:01

Hear about travel to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jodi Ettenberg from legalnomads.com.

AT#373 Travel to Slovenia

May 25th, 2013

32:56

Hear about travel to Slovenia as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Michael Soncina about his visit to the country. The country is independent, …

AT#372 - Travel to Stockholm, Sweden

May 18th, 2013

44:04

Hear about travel to Stockholm, Sweden as the Amateur Traveler talks to Malin from HauteCompass.com about Sweden's beautiful capital city.

AT#371 - Travel to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe, Zambia)

May 11th, 2013

25:48

Hear about travel to Victoria Falls as the Amateur Traveler talks to Nir Ben-Dov about his trip to this spectacular falls on the border of Zimbabwe …

AT#370 - Travel to Fort Worth, Texas

May 4th, 2013

34:20

Hear about travel to Fort Worth, Texas as the Amateur Traveler  talks again to Jason Hull about Fort Worth Texas the "City of Cowboys and Culture". …

AT#369 - Travel to Bucharest, Romania

April 27th, 2013

34:11

Hear about travel to Bucharest as the Amateur Traveler talks to Wandering Earl about visiting and living in that city. Earl calls Bucharest one of the most under-rated cities in all of Europe, certainly eastern Europe.

AT#368 - Travel to Extremadura, Spain

April 20th, 2013

32:27

Hear about travel to Extremadura in Spain as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sam from indefiniteadventure.com about living and working there. Extremadura is a lesser known region in southwest Spain on the border with …

AT#367 - Travel to Toulouse, France

April 13th, 2013

25:59

The Amateur Traveler talks to Benny the Irish Polyglot about Toulouse, France. Benny lived in the city for 3 months to work on his French. He was …

AT#366 - Travel to Vanuatu

April 6th, 2013

52:15

Hear about travel to Vanuatu as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Chris Willis who comes back on the show to talk about a recent trip to the remote, tropical paradise of Vanuatu.

AT#365 - Travel to the South Side of Chicago, Illinois

March 30th, 2013

45:41

Hear about travel to the South Side of Chicago as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amy Bugbee, author of "Suffering and Celebration of Life in America", about her hometown, the South Side of Chicago. The South Side of …

AT#364 - Travel to Japan

March 23rd, 2013

32:06

Hear about travel to Japan on the Amateur Traveler as I relate stories from my recent trip to Tokyo, the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, the castle at Hikone, the shrines and temples of Nikko and Kamakura.

AT#363 - Travel to Puerto Rico

March 16th, 2013

38:47

Hear about travel to Puerto Rico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Kaleb Garcia about his home country of Puerto Rico. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico …

AT#362 - Travel to The Guianas - French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana

March 9th, 2013

30:19

Hear about travel to the Guianas (French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana) as the Amateur Traveler  talks to Marcello Arrambide from wanderingtrader.com about his recent trip to these three South American countries.

AT#361 - Travel to North Korea

March 2nd, 2013

30:56

Hear about travel to North Korea as the Amateur Traveler talks to Matt from England about his recent trip to this closed and insular country. This …

AT#360 - Volunteer Travel in Uganda

February 23rd, 2013

40:28

Hear about volunteer travel in Uganda as the

AT#359 - Travel to London, England part 2

February 16th, 2013

36:40

Hear about travel to London as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amber from americantourguideinlondon.com. In this second part of a two part episode on London

AT#358 - Travel to Perth, Australia

February 9th, 2013

31:00

Hear about travel to Perth, Australia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Carmen from double-barrelledtravel.com. Carmen grew up in Perth and lived for 21 years in this city on Australia’s Western shore. Perth is a …

AT#357 - Travel to Samoa

February 3rd, 2013

25:25

Hear about travel to Samoa as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jade Johnston from OurOyster.com about their recent trip to this remote pacific destination. Samoa is composed of two islands just north of New Zealand. 

AT#356 - Travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico

January 28th, 2013

43:29

Hear about travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to Billie Frank from SantaFeTravelers.com about her city, the second oldest …

AT#355 - Travel to Guatemala

January 12th, 2013

38:51

Hear about travel to Guatemala as the Amateur Traveler talks to Shannon O’Donneal from alittleadrift.com about her recent trip to Guatemala. Shannon …

AT#354 - Travel to Myanmar

January 5th, 2013

37:18

Hear about Myanmar as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dustin Main from SkinnyBackpacker.com about Myanmar (Burma). 

AT#353 - Travel to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

December 22nd, 2012

33:05

Hear about Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane Australia from Annabel Candy. Long white sand beachs, hiking trails, a tropical zoo in the tropics.

AT#352 - Travel to London, England

December 15th, 2012

48:07

The Amateur Traveler talks to Amber, an American Tour Guide in London, about her adopted city. Amber is an American expat from London who now takes people on walking tours of London.

AT#351 - Travel to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

December 9th, 2012

39:13

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jim Lutz from Via Adventures about the Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. "The Galapagos has to be one of the most unique and …

AT#350 - Travel to The Hill Towns of Southern Tuscany

December 3rd, 2012

45:46

TheAmateur Traveler talks to Mary Jo Manzanares about 4 of her favorite hill towns in southern Tuscany: Contignano , Montalcino, Montepulciano and …

AT#349 - Travel to Peru

November 24th, 2012

45:59

The Amateur Traveler talks to Nick Stanziano, co-founder of SA Luxury Expeditions and newly minted Peruvian citizen about his new country of Peru. We talk about Lima, Machu Picchu and other well known Peru landmarks as …

AT#348 - Travel to Uganda

November 17th, 2012

48:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Christian Cummins about his bicycle trip across Uganda. Christian is a British expat who lives in Austria where he works for radio station FM4. He had recently returned from the African …

AT#347 - Travel to Kenya

November 10th, 2012

46:42

The Amateur Traveler talks to Gretchen about her two trips to Kenya. Gretchen's husband is a wildlife photographer and they both are birders. They went on a wildlife photography safari that emphasized bird watching and …

AT#346 - Travel to Medellin Colombia

November 3rd, 2012

45:17

The Amateur Traveler talks to David Lee about his parttime home, the “City of the Eternal Spring”, Medellin Colombia. If you just Medellin as a …

AT#345 - Travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Western North Carolina

October 27th, 2012

40:50

The Amateur Traveler talks to Nathan from Wand’rly Magazine about Great Smoky Mountains National Park and about his current home of Western North …

AT#344 - Travel to Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island

October 20th, 2012

34:22

The Amateur Traveler talks to Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American ever to travel to every country in the world, about 3 islands off the coast of …

AT#343 - Travel to Cambodia

October 6th, 2012

41:25

The Amateur Traveler talks to Noah Lederman of SomewhereOrBust.com about his recent trip to Cambodia. Noah visited Anchor Wat, Rabbit Island near Kep, Battambang and the bamboo trains and Phnom Penh and the sobering …

AT#342 - Travel to Tajikistan

September 29th, 2012

42:19

The Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Soncina again about his trip to Tajikistan in Central Asia. Tajikistan is smack dab between Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Unlike the other countries Tajikistan …

AT#341 - Travel to New Zealand's South Island

September 15th, 2012

57:11

The Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith about his month long visit to New Zealand. We focus in this interview about the South Island of New Zealand. …

AT#340 - Travel to the Microstates of Europe (Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino)

September 8th, 2012

38:38

The Amateur Traveler talks to to Gary Arndt about the 4 micro-states in Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino.  "They all have very unique histories and the one thing that they are all very small"

AT#339 - Travel to Costa Brava, Spain

September 1st, 2012

37:14

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about Costa Brava Spain. Costa Brava is in Catalonia north of Barcelona on the rugged coastline of Spain. It also extends as far inland as the Pyrenees and includes farming …

AT#338 - Travel to Las Vegas, Nevada

August 17th, 2012

53:05

The Amateur Traveler talks to Hunter Hillegas author of the Vegas Mate iPhone app about Las Vegas. The Amateur Traveler has covered Las Vegas before but the city is constantly changing.

AT#337 - Travel to Segovia and Toledo Spain

August 11th, 2012

43:34

The Amateur Traveler talks to Photographer Ralph Velasco about two of his favorite cities in Spain, Toledo and Segovia. Both Toledo and Segovia are a …

AT#336 - Travel to Serbia and Kosovo

August 5th, 2012

43:55

The Amateur Traveler talks to Shawn Farris about his trip to Serbia and Kosovo. Shawn either visited two countries (or one) in this contested area of the Balkans.

AT#355 - Solo (International) Travel as a Woman with Janice Waugh

July 31st, 2012

42:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to Janice Waugh from Solo Traveler about solo travel as a woman, particularly solo international travel. Janice did not …

AT#334 - Travel to Yorkshire, England

July 22nd, 2012

47:02

The Amateur Traveler talks to Elspeth about her native Yorkshire in northern England. 

AT#333 - Travel to The Island of Java in Indonesia

July 16th, 2012

54:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to Lash from LashWorldTour.com about the Island of Java in the nation of Indonesia. She cycled through the countryside and …

AT#332 - Trekking Around Mont Blanc, France

July 7th, 2012

30:11

The Amateur Traveler talks to Marc Barach about his recent trek around Monte Blanc. Hiking around the giant mountain on the tour Monte Blanc took him through portions of France, Italy and Switzerland.

AT#331 - Travel to the Islands of Kyushu, Japan

June 30th, 2012

44:17

The Amateur Traveler talks to Andrew about the Island of Kyushu, the southern island in Japan. Kyushu is one of the warmer parts of Japan. Nagasaki is probably the best known city on the island for its tragic history as …

AT#330 - Travel to Connecticut

June 23rd, 2012

31:57

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jen Russell about the 3rd smallest state in the U.S. Connecticut. Connecticut, the Constitution State, is located halfway between New York and Boston. It has a coastline sheltered by Long …

AT#329 - Travel to Savannah, Georgia

June 9th, 2012

35:23

The Amateur Traveler talks to Neil Kristianson about one of his favorite travel destinations Savannah, Georgia. Neil and his wife were drawn to Savannah originally because of the movie and the book “Midnight In the …

AT#328 - Adventure Travel in Costa Rica

June 2nd, 2012

38:53

The Amateur Traveler talks about adventure travel in Costa Rica. From rafting on the Pacuare river and ziplining through the Monteverde Cloud forest …

AT#327 - Travel to Sun Valley, Idaho

May 26th, 2012

30:57

The Amateur Traveler  talks to Scott E. Jordan of Scottevest about his home in Sun Valley Idaho. 

AT#326 - Travel to Belgium

May 12th, 2012

44:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sam Oppenheim who returns to the show to talk about a recent trip to Belgium. Starting in Brussels, Sam and his wife Mina also visited Ghent, Antwerp, Brugge, Bouillon and Orval. 

AT#325 - Travel to the Twin Cities of Minnesota (St Paul and side trips)

May 5th, 2012

32:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to Kirk Horsted in a two part episode on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. In this second half …

AT#324 - Travel to the Twin Cities of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

April 28th, 2012

44:08

The Amateur Traveler talks to Kirk Horsted in a two part episode on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. This first episode …

AT#323 - Travel to Lithuania

April 21st, 2012

27:20

The Amateur Traveler talks to Katie Aune from KatieGoingGlobal.com about her recent trip to Lithuania. Katie visited Lithuania as part of a year traveling through countries that were part of the former U.S.S.R. She …

AT#322 - Travel to Puglia (Apulia) in Italy

April 14th, 2012

42:59

The Amateur Traveler talks to Antonello Losito from Southern Visions Travel about his native region of Puglia (Apulia) in Italy. Puglia is the boot …

AT#321 - Travel to Umbria, Italy

March 31st, 2012

44:41

The Amateur Traveler talks to Rebecca about her adopted home of Umbria in Italy. Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy. Perhaps less well known than its neighbor of Tuscany to the North Umbria is a verdant region …

AT#320 - Travel to the Island of Lanai, Hawaii

March 24th, 2012

34:18

The Amateur Traveler talks about traveling to the Hawaiian Island of Lana’i. I recently spent a week in Lana’i as a guest of the Lana’i Visitor’s Bureau as one of their 2012 “Artists in Residence”. Lana’i only has 3,000 …

AT#319 - Travel to the Yunnan Province of China

March 17th, 2012

43:33

The Amateur Traveler talks to Lee Moore again about China. Lee comes back on the show to talk about his time in the Yunnan Provence in the southwest corner of China. Yunnan is on the border with Laos, Myanmar and Tibet. 

AT#318 - Travel to Southern Israel

March 11th, 2012

36:41

The Amateur Travelertalks to Chaundra about her trip to Southern Israel, a barren but "stunning" land where every rock is full of history.

AT#317 - Travel to India

February 25th, 2012

40:13

The Amateur Traveler  talks to David Grenewetzki about his first trip to India. His itinerary covered Mombai, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Delhi and then ended at the Indian wedding of friends. Along the way they visited …

AT#316 - Travel to Catalina Island off California

February 18th, 2012

35:12

The Amateur Traveler talks to Carrie from cruisebuzz.net about a popular vacation spot just off the coast of California, Catalina Island. 

AT#315 - Cruise Barge Canals in England and Wales

February 11th, 2012

29:15

The Amateur Traveler  talks to Richard Graw about his experiences cruising the canals of England in a canal boat (or narrow boat). The canals traverse through tunnels, up staircases of locks and even up over aqueducts.

AT#314 - Travel to Trinidad and Tobago

February 4th, 2012

33:33

The Amateur Traveler talks to JD Andrews about his recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago. JD, who used to work for a cruise line, has visited many of the islands of the Caribbean but this was his first visit to Trinidad.

AT#313 - Travel to Bolivia

January 28th, 2012

25:30

The Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Tieso about his recent trip to Bolivia. He was traveling from Argentina to Peru and at first Bolivia was just …

AT#312 - Travel to Bulgaria

January 20th, 2012

35:42

The Amateur Traveler talks to Craig Zabransky fro StayAdventurous.com about his recent trip to Bulgaria. He traveled with a Bulgarian friend and …

AT#311 - Travel to Northern Queensland, Australia

January 15th, 2012

35:57

The Amateur Traveler talks to Dave Kerwin about his recent trip to Northern Queensland. Dave recommends 2 main stops on your trip: the Atherton Tablelands, Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.

AT#310 - Travel to San Antonio. Texas

January 8th, 2012

24:32

The Amateur Traveler talks to Carlos Gutierrez about his home town of San Antonio, Texas. Carlos gives us a guide to some of the obvious spots like …

AT#309 - Travel to Bangladesh

December 31st, 2011

46:29

The Amateur Traveler talks to Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll about their recent trip to Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the most densely populated country, …

AT#308 - Travel to the Champagne Region of France

December 24th, 2011

37:14

The Amateur Traveler talks to well-known travel writer / editor Don George about his first visit to the Champagne region of France. Despite having …

AT#307 - Travel to Kazakhstan

December 17th, 2011

37:07

The Amateur Traveler talks to Mike about his recent trip to Kazakhstan.  He explored this large area on a backpacker's budget.  Kazakhstan is the 9th biggest country in the world. "In the very West end of the country …

AT#306 - Travel to Dublin, Ireland

December 10th, 2011

32:33

The Amateur Traveler talks to Colm Hanratty from HostelWorld.com about Dublin, Ireland. Colm has been living working and studying in Dublin for the …

AT#305 - Travel to Tampa, Florida

December 3rd, 2011

32:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Shannon Martin from Two Who Travel about her hometown of Tampa Bay (and St Petersburg) Florida. Shannon recommends the Tamp Bay area for a beach vacation, possible combined with a trip to …

AT#304 - Travel to The RIng of Kerry in Ireland

November 26th, 2011

30:23

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jessie Voigts from Wandering Educators about County Kerry and the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. County Kerry is a popular …

AT#303 - Travel to St. Kitts

November 12th, 2011

25:54

The Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Long from LandLopers.com about his recent trip to St. Kitts (officially part of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis) which is part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Matt was …

AT#302 - Travel to St. Augustine, Florida

November 7th, 2011

28:46

The Amateur Traveler talks to Alan from Jacksonville about St. Augustine Florida which is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in …

AT#301 - Travel to Chihuahua, Mexico with Photographer Ralph Velasco

October 29th, 2011

45:36

Chihuahua is also known for the beautiful Cooper Canyon which is best seen from the train that transverses it. Copper Canyon is a popular tourist …

AT#300 - Travel to Quebec, Canada

October 23rd, 2011

40:13

The Amateur Traveler talks to Ira Berstein again, this time about the Canadian Provence of Quebec. Ira suggests seeing both Montreal and Quebec City because of the contrasts in the two major cities in this …

AT#299 - Travel to European Russia

October 2nd, 2011

50:28

The Amateur Traveler talks to Francis Tapon about European Russia west of the Ural Mountains. Most people only know 2 cities in Russia – Moscow and St Petersburg. In St Petersburg he recommends the Hermitage and the …

AT#298 - Travel to Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada

September 24th, 2011

27:30

The Amateur Traveler talks to Bethany of the Nevada Tourism Bureau about Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a high elevation alpine lake on the border of …

AT#297 - Travel to Kyoto, Japan

September 17th, 2011

33:25

The Amateur Traveler talks to Phil Smy about his second home in Kyoto, Japan.

"Japan is organized and meticulous and perfect. Kyoto is the number one …

AT#296 - Travel to Newfoundland, Canada

September 10th, 2011

25:42

The Amateur Traveler talks to travel blogger Candice Walsh about St Johns and her her home province of Newfoundland (and Labrador). "In my opinion Newfoundland is maybe the most underrated unappreciated province in …

AT#295 - Travel to Oklahoma with Robert Reid from Lonely Planet

September 3rd, 2011

40:50

The Amateur Traveler talks to Robert Reid from Lonely Planet about his home state of Oklahoma. Robert recommends when you are driving through Oklahoma on your great American road trip you get off the interstate and …

AT#294 - Travel to Spain's Canary Islands

August 27th, 2011

27:25

The Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere.com about his recent trip to the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands are tropical …

AT#293 - Travel to Northern Iraq

August 13th, 2011

28:09

The Amateur Traveler talks to Anil Polat who blogs under the name foxnomad about a recent trip to Northern Iraq. Anil is out to visit every country …

AT#292 - Travel to Losotho

August 7th, 2011

28:38

The Amateur Traveler talks to Kim Mance about traveling to the mountain kingdom of Losotho in Southern Africa. Losotho is a small mountainous region surrounded by South Africa but is an independent constitutional …

AT#291 - Travel to Honduras

July 31st, 2011

31:59

The Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Wall about traveling to and living in Honduras. Matt recommends the Bay Islands in the Caribbean for a beach resort vacation, scuba diving and snorkeling. The main island of Roatan …

AT#290 - Travel to the Azores, Portugal

July 23rd, 2011

29:40

The Amateur Traveler talks to New York travel writer Jeanine Barone about the Azores. The Azores are a chain of islands belonging to Portugal. Your …

AT#289 - Travel to Nigeria

July 16th, 2011

34:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to David from London about his home country of Nigeria. David recommends, against the advice of others, that people who visit Nigeria visit the largest city which is Lagos. Lagos is the second …

AT#288 - Travel to Rome with Andy Steves

July 10th, 2011

41:47

The Amateur Traveler talks to Andy Steves about Rome, Italy. Andy talks about practical issues like how to get into and around Rome, how to connect …

AT#287 - Travel to Alaska

July 3rd, 2011

40:28

The Amateur Traveler talks to Joe Bickley of Alaska Backcountry Consulting about traveling to Alaska, particularly the interior and back country. …

AT#286 - Travel to Southern South Korea

June 25th, 2011

35:48

The Amateur Traveler talks to Rease from 2 Nomads, 1 Narrative about South Korea. Rease and his girlfriend Nicki taught English for a year in Southern South Korea and also took time t travel around the country. We start …

AT#285 - Travel to St. Louis, Missouri

June 18th, 2011

31:03

The Amateur Traveler talks to Rease Kirchner about her hometown of St. Louis Missouri. St. Louis is known for its iconic Arch and is known as the gateway to the west. Rease claims that St. Louis has the largest urban …

AT#284 - Travel to Wiltshire in England

June 11th, 2011

30:43

The Amateur Traveler talks to Keith Kellet about the area around his home in Wiltshire England. Wiltshire has been inhabited since the end of the last ice age and has a rich depth of history including the icon site of …

AT#283 - Travel to Gibraltar

June 4th, 2011

43:45

The Amateur Traveler talks to San Francisco Chronicle Travel Editor Spud Hilton about Gibraltar. This little patch of England at the bottom of Spain is more than just a place where you can see a large rock and get good …

AT#282 - Travel to the Guangxi region of China

May 28th, 2011

31:42

The Amateur Traveler talks to Shawn Farris about his recent trip to the Guangxi region in China. Guangxi is a lesser known but spectacular region in …

AT#281 - Travel to Sydney, Australia

May 21st, 2011

32:16

The Amateur Traveler talks to Alix (of Alix and Jace’s Amazing Adventure) about her hometown of Sydney Australia. Alix has many ideas about fun things to do in Sydney so you don’t just end up with the rest of the …

AT#280 - Travel to England's Lake District

May 14th, 2011

32:40

The Amateur Traveler talks to Zoë Dawes from TheQuirkyTraveler.com about England’s Lake District. This beautiful pastoral area was made famous by the …

AT#279 - Travel to Cyprus

May 8th, 2011

28:39

The Amateur Traveler  talks to Roni Weiss about his visit to the divided country of Cyprus. Roni went to Cyprus in part to complete a quest to visit every country in Europe. Roni couchsurfed which gave him a chance to …

AT#278 - Travel to the Four Corners Region in the American SouthWest

April 30th, 2011

42:08

The Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith again about his trip to the Four Corners area in the American southwest. Four Corners is the spot where 4 …

AT#277 - Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia

April 24th, 2011

28:29

The Amateur Traveler talks again to Jason and Janie about their hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville was has deep historic roots and the homes of Presidents Jefferson and Madison with the home of …

AT#276 - Travel to Southern Taiwan

April 17th, 2011

27:13

The Amateur Traveler  talks to Michael Soncina who returns to the show to talk about his recent travels in Southern Taiwan. Michael took advantage of a Taiwan promotion targeting backpackers that opened up army barracks …

AT#275 - Travel to Normandy in France

April 9th, 2011

29:11

The Amateur Traveler talks to Michael Kenney about traveling to Normandy in France. Michael talks about at least two different invasions associated …

AT#274 - Adventure Travel in Botswana

April 2nd, 2011

31:24

The Amateur Traveler talks to Spencer Quong who is a adventure travel guide about his recent trip to Botswana in south central Africa. After reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency his traveling companions were drawn …

AT#273 - Travel to Lebanon

March 26th, 2011

42:01

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott again about a very recent trip to Lebanon. Sherry traveled to Lebanon as part of a program with a cultural …

AT#272 - Volunteer Travel to West Africa (Sierra Leone & Liberia)

March 19th, 2011

25:42

The Amateur Traveler talks to Chris Guillebeau from the Art of Non-Conformity about his years volunteering in West Africa with the NGO …

AT#271 - Travel to Bodrum, Turkey

March 12th, 2011

29:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Uluç from Indianapolis, originally form Istanbul, about his trips to Bodrum, Turkey. Bodrum is a popular Turkish beach …

AT#270 - Travel to Brooklyn in New York City

March 5th, 2011

34:03

The Amateur Traveler talks to Andrew Hickey of TheBrooklynNomad.com about his home town. Andrew gives us reasons to visit this borough of New York City next time we are in town from some of the neighborhoods like DUMBO, …

AT#269 - Pamplona Spain - The Running of the Bulls and the San Fermin Fiesta

February 26th, 2011

42:47

The Amateur Traveler talks to Vicente Perez about his home city of Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona is best known for the festival of San Fermin and of …

AT#268 - Travel to Albania

February 19th, 2011

29:28

The Amateur Traveler talks to Francis Tapon from WanderLearn.com about Albania which has gone from a totally closed society 20 years ago to a destination that Lonely Planet ranked as the #1 destination for travel this …

AT#267 - Travel to Corsica, France

February 12th, 2011

27:19

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jeff Steiner from Americans in France to talk about a lesser known part of France which is the island of Corsica. The …

AT#266 - Travel to Los Angeles, California - part 2

February 5th, 2011

40:47

The Amateur Traveler talks to Eric Schwartzman (author, educator and podcaster) about his hometown of Los Angeles. In this second part of a two part series of episodes Eric will give us the last two days of his sample …

AT#265 - Travel to Los Angeles, California - part 1

January 29th, 2011

33:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to Eric Schwartzman (author, educator and podcaster) about his hometown of Los Angeles. Over a two part series of episodes Eric will give us sample itineraries for 4 days in the Los Angeles …

AT#264 - Travel to Aspen, Colorado

January 22nd, 2011

27:38

The Amateur Traveler talks to Kara Williams of TheVacationGals.com about Aspen, Colorado. Like so many locals who live in that area of Colorado, Kara …

AT#263 - Travel to Northwest Argentina

January 15th, 2011

27:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jeff Jung from Career Break Secrets about a trip to Northwest Argentina that left an impression on this intrepid …

AT#262 - Travel to Bosnia

January 8th, 2011

26:55

The Amateur Traveler talks to intrepid “20 something” traveler Stephanie Yoder about the country that she thinks is the most beautiful in the world – …

AT#261 - Travel to Melbourne, Australia

January 1st, 2011

32:35

The Amateur Traveler talks to Andy Dye about his adopted hometown of Melbourne Australia. Andy grew up in England but fell in love with Melbourne. Sure the weather was better but Andy also discovered a city with street …

AT#260 - Biking Spain's Camino di Santiago

December 25th, 2010

31:40

The Amateur Traveler talks to Ben Dixon about biking the route of the Camino di Santiago in northern Spain. The Camino di Santiago is a an ancient pilgrim trail that runs across northern Spain from the border with …

AT#259 - Travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

December 18th, 2010

38:18

The Amateur Traveler talks to Chris Bogdon who talks to us about his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This former steel capital has undergone a renaissance since its steel business went away and Chris tells us some …

AT#258 - Travel to Xi'an, China

December 11th, 2010

30:49

The Amateur Traveler talks to Brook about her recent trip to Xi’an China. Xi’an is the capital of the Shaanxi province of China and is perhaps best known for the Terracotta Army of Chinese emperor Liu Bang, but what …

AT#257 - Travel to Glacier National Park and Western Montana

December 4th, 2010

32:35

The Amateur Traveler talks to Karl Anders who returns to the show to talk about travel to Western Montana and in particular to the majestic Glacier …

AT#256 - Travel to the West Bank / Palestinian National Authority

November 27th, 2010

28:43

The Amateur Traveler talks to Matthew Long from LandLopers.com about his trip to the West Bank or the Palestinian Authority. Mathew did day trips into this emerging state from Jerusalem and tells us about visiting …

AT#255 - Photo Tour of Egypt

November 20th, 2010

38:55

Chris, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about the recent Ralph Velasco / Amateur Traveler Photo Tour of Egypt which was a guided tour of Egypt run by Cosmos. The tour started in Cairo with the Pyramids and the …

AT#254 - Cruising the Rhine River

November 6th, 2010

29:24

The Amateur Traveler talks about his recent fam cruise on the Avalon Luminary down the Rhine River from Basel in Switzerland through France and Germany to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Along the away he visited three …

AT#253 - Hurtigruten Cruise to the Coast of Norway

October 30th, 2010

30:28

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jeremy from Palm Beach Gardens Florida who talks to use about cruising up the Norwegian coastline into the Arctic Circle on a Hurtigruten cruise. Jeremy lives someplace warm so when he and …

AT#252 - Travel to the Black Hills of South Dakota

October 23rd, 2010

40:16

The Amateur Traveler talks to Fred who talks about a road trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Fred and his wife went to Mt Rushmore for sure, but also to other sites in the area that are less well known like …

AT#251 - Travel to Papua New Guinea

October 16th, 2010

34:33

The Amateur Traveler talks to Beth Whitman of Waderlust and Lipstick about her recent Papua New Guinea. Beth was attracted to this remote country that produced more languages than any other country because of people …

AT#250 - Travel to the Gulf Coast of Florida

October 2nd, 2010

24:41

The Amateur Traveler talks to Chuck Prevatte about vacationing in the warm waters and on the white beaches of the panhandle of Florida. This is a vacation for those who want to slow down and relax. There are …

AT#249 - Travel to Milan, Italy

September 25th, 2010

36:46

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica Spiegel of BootsNAll’s Italy blog “Why Go Italy” and the Eye on Italy podcast about one of her favorite cities in Italy: Milan. Jessica tells us about the fashion industry, the …

AT#248 - Travel to Toronto, Ontario

September 18th, 2010

25:14

The Amateur Traveler talks to Corinne from Have Baby Will Travel who is a life-long Torontonian (that is to say that she lives in Toronto, Ontario). Corinne gives us an introduction to her city and its many parks, its …

AT#247 - Travel to Chile

September 11th, 2010

35:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jodi Ettenberg of legalnomads.com about her trip to Chile. Jodi left the corporate world as a lawyer and started her trip around the world with a visit to Chile. She first went mountain …

AT#246 - Travel to Northern Ohio

September 4th, 2010

35:24

The Amateur Traveler talks to Seth Oakley about traveling to his birthplace in Northern Ohio. Years ago Ohio and Northern Ohio in particular, had a …

AT#245 - Travel to Miami, Florida

August 28th, 2010

28:07

The Amateur Traveler talks to Kara from Miami about her hometown of Miami. Kara tells us Miami is not as it is pictured in TV shows like Miami Vice …

AT#244 - Travel to Montpellier and the Languedoc Region of France

August 21st, 2010

42:28

The Amateur Traveler talks to Christine Cantera about her time living in the Languedoc region of France in the city Montpellier. Montpellier is sometimes called the San Francisco of France. Christine shares with us a …

AT#243 - Travel to Namibia

August 14th, 2010

35:55

The Amateur Traveler talks to Carla, Jason and Janie about their trip to Nambia. While traveling in southern African to attend some of the games of the World Cup the three made a visit to nearby Namibia after hearing …

AT#242 - Day Trips from Florence, Italy

August 7th, 2010

36:57

The Amateur Traveler talks to Italophile Ira Bernstein who returns to the show to talk about day trips in Tuscany that you can take from Florence. We talk about visiting the walled city of Siena and its famous bareback …

AT#241 - Travel to Mali

July 31st, 2010

26:12

The Amateur Traveler talks to Dan Stromberg about his recent trip to Mali. Mali is a destination so remote that Dan says “I couldn’t imagine myself …

AT#240 - Travel to New Zealand's North Island

July 24th, 2010

27:50

Chris, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about a recent trip to New Zealand’s North Island where he went to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and took a …

AT#239 - Travel to Prince Edward Island in Canada

July 10th, 2010

27:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to Pamela Beck of the Department of Tourism for Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. Pamela describes Prince Edward Island (or PEI) as a get away from it all location that is easy to get …

AT#238 - Travel to the Cook Islands

July 3rd, 2010

38:35

The Amateur Traveler talks to Melanie Waldman of TravelsWithTwo.com about a recent trip to the Cook Islands in the Pacific. Think of the Cook Islands as Tahiti without the French language and using the New Zealand …

AT#237 - Travel to Bali in Indonesia

June 19th, 2010

37:35

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sam Oppenheim who makes a rare 4th appearance on the show to talk about Bali in Indonesia. Sam started his exploration …

AT#236 - Travel to Michigan

June 12th, 2010

39:34
The Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith about his home state of Michigan. Erik has been on the show twice before talking about National Parks but …

AT#235 - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

June 5th, 2010

40:35
The Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere.com  about UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The World Heritage List includes 890 sites …

AT#234 - Travel to Ghana

May 29th, 2010

34:40
The Amateur Traveler talks to Lillie Marshall of AroundTheWorldL.com about the 3 months she volunteered in Ghana in sub-Saharan West Africa on her …

AT#233 - Travel to Hong Kong

May 22nd, 2010

46:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to Melody who has been living as an exchange student in Hong Kong. Melody tells us what to see in Hong Kong from the very western feeling Central neighborhood of Hong Kong island, the peak and …

AT#232 - Travel to Montenegro

May 15th, 2010

24:18

The Amateur Traveler talks to photographer Ralph Velasco about a trip to the very new country of Montenegro. When Ralph visited the country it was the newest country on the planet after it split off of Serbia. This …

AT#231 - Travel to Taiwan

May 8th, 2010

30:06

The Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Anderson about a recent trip to Taiwan during the Chinese new year celebration. Matt, who is an English teacher in South Korea, started his trip in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei before …

AT#230 - Travel to Portland, Oregon

May 1st, 2010

26:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sean Keaner of the BootsNAll travel network about the city of Portland Oregon. Sean describes the independent character of the city that is expressed in its brew pubs, food carts and hip …

AT#229 - Travel to Northern Virginia

April 24th, 2010

34:39

The Amateur Traveler talks to Matthew Stone about his home in Northern Virginia. Matthew describes things to do in Northern Virginia either as a side trip from Washington D.C. or a trip in its own right. We start at the …

AT#228 - Travel to Yemen

April 17th, 2010

29:39
The Amateur Traveler talks to Chris Rosenkrans from Pennsylvania about his trip to the country of Yemen. Chris started in the capital city of Sana’a …

AT#227 - Three Weekend Trips From Shanghai, China

April 10th, 2010

33:06

The Amateur Traveler talks to Lee from Atlanta about side trips that you can take when you travel to Shanghai this year for Expo 2010. Lee is currently living in China and talks about 3 different weekend trips to …

AT#226 - Travel to the Island of Maui, Hawaii revisited part 2

April 8th, 2010

17:02

The Amateur Traveler talks about a recent trip to Maui as the guest of the Maui Convention and Visitors Bureau. In this second half of a two part …

AT#226 - Travel to Island of Maui, Hawaii revisited part 1

April 3rd, 2010

16:16

The Amateur Traveler talks about a recent trip to Maui as the guest of the Maui Convention and Visitors Bureau. In this first half of a two part episode Chris gives an overview of the island and talks about the Hawai’i …

AT#225 - Travel to Wales

March 26th, 2010

33:02
The Amateur Traveler talks to John Clayton about a recent trip to Wales. John was the host of a radio travel show called “Travel with a Difference” for 16 years in the Los Angeles area and was invited to Wales by the …

AT#224 - Travel to Hiroshima and the Chugoku Region of Japan

March 20th, 2010

37:23
The Amateur Traveler talks to Mike from Toronto who is living in Japan as part of an exchange program Mike talks to use about the Chugoku or middle region of Japan. Mike starts us out in Hiroshima with its world famous …

AT#223 - Rafting Down the Grand Canyon, Arizona

March 6th, 2010

36:38

The Amateur Traveler talks to George Wendt from Oars.com about white water rafting down the Grand Canyon which is one of Chris’s dream vacations. The Grand Canyon can be traversed in motor pontoon boats, oars rafts, …

AT#222 - Travel to Borneo

March 4th, 2010

35:02
The Amateur Traveler talks to Betty from Betty in the Sky with a Suitecase about her recent trip to Borneo (Sarawak and Sabah) to see the orangutans and proboscis monkeys. Betty flew into Kuching in Sarawak and started …

AT#221 - Travel to the Republic of Georgia

February 27th, 2010

40:10
The Amateur Traveler talks to Kathy from My Time To Travel about her recent trip to the Republic of Georgia. Kathy is a fan of mountains and Georgia has them in abundance because of its location between the Lesser and …

AT#220 - Travel to Easter Island / Rapa Nui

February 20th, 2010

25:42
The Amateur Traveler talks to Mike and Hillary of the SpotHopping blog about their trip to Easter Island / Rapa Nui in the South Pacific. They visited Easter Island as a stop on their round the world trip. Easter Island …

AT#219 - Budget Travel Tips from Pauline Frommer

February 11th, 2010

31:32
The Amateur Traveler talks to Pauline Frommer again about tips for budget travel. We talk about booking tours and alternative places to stay instead …

AT#218 - Travel to the Marquesas Islands

February 6th, 2010

45:42
The Amateur Traveler talks to Stefanie Michaels (better known as @AdventureGirl) about a recent trip to the Marquesas Islands which are near Tahiti (or part of Tahiti depending on who you ask). Stefanie sailed on the …

AT#217 - The Life of Adventure Travel Tour Guide

January 30th, 2010

29:30
The Amateur Traveler talks to Madeline Jhawar from Italy Beyond the Obvious about life as a tour guide for an adventure travel company. Madeline was previously on the Amateur Traveler talking about Travel to Sicily. …

AT#216 - Travel to Malawi

January 23rd, 2010

34:47

The Amateur Traveler talks to Joseph about his recent trip to Malawi in Southern Africa. Malawi is not know for its game parks like other countries in the region for for the relaxing shores of Lake Malawi as well as the …

AT#215 - Travel Photography

January 16th, 2010

42:37
The Amateur Traveler talks to photographer Ralph Velasco about tips to keep in mind when you are taking pictures on your travels. We talk about:

    * telling a story
    * depth of field
    * giving your self assignments

AT#214 - Family on Bikes

January 7th, 2010

25:35
The Amateur Traveler talks to Nancy Sathre-Vogel from FamilyOnBikes.com about their odyssey – a bike ride with two young boys along the length of the Pan-American highway from Alaska to the southern end of South …

AT#213 - Travel to Berlin and Prague in December

January 2nd, 2010

36:18

I talk about my recent trip to Berlin and Prague in December. This trip was just after the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and 20 years after my last trip to Berlin. We will look at a 3 hour free …

AT#212 - Travel to Geneva, Switzerland (with soundseeing)

December 19th, 2009

24:01

The Amateur Traveler travels to Geneva and experiences the Escalade which celebrates the defeat of the Savoy in 1602. Geneva is the home to many UN …

AT#211 - Travel to Johannesburg, South Africa

December 8th, 2009

33:51
The Amateur Traveler talks to Ilana Fayerman from Project Explorer about Johannesburg, South Africa. Project Explorer creates educational videos for kids and Ilana is one of the video hosts. She traveled to Johannesburg …

AT#210 - Travel to the Ancient Capitals of Thailand

December 5th, 2009

28:20

Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Kepkes of NomadicMatt.com about his trip to the ancient capitals of Thailand: Ayutthaya, Lopburi and Sukhothai. Before the capital moved to Bangkok it was in each of these three cities as …

AT#209 - Travel to Eastern Germany

November 28th, 2009

39:53

The Amateur Traveler talks to Eleonora about visiting eastern Germany. Eleonora grew up in Dresden and starts our tour there with a city restored …

AT#208 - Travel to Turin and Bologna (or Eating our way through Italy)

November 21st, 2009

32:09
The Amateur Traveler talks to Ira Bernstein about two lesser visited cities in Italy - Turin and Bologna. Turin has the reputation as the Detroit of …

AT#207 - Travel to the Tyrol (Tirol) Region of Austria

November 16th, 2009

32:58

The Amateur Traveler talks to Edith about the mountainous region of Austria where she grew up, the Tyrol. Edith designs for us both a winter and a …

AT#206 - Travel to Molokai and Lanai in Hawaii

November 7th, 2009

30:01
The Amateur Traveler talks to Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View and the Holoholo Wale blogs about two less visited islands in the Hawaiian islands – …

AT#205 - Travel to Nepal and Everest

October 31st, 2009

39:16

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jon Miller of the Rest of Everest podcast about his journeys in Nepal. Jon originally went to Nepal as part of a film he was shooting on an Everest expedition, but as Jon tells it you come …

AT#204 - Travel to Iceland

October 24th, 2009

27:31
The Amateur Traveler talks to Dave Grenewetzki about his recent trip to Iceland. Taking advantage of the weakness of the Icelandic economy Dave and his family drove the ring road around Iceland and visited places with …

AT#203 - Travel to the Gulf States: UAE (Dubai), Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait

October 14th, 2009

37:07
The Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt about his trip to the 5 different countries that make up the Gulf states: UAE (Dubai), Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, …

AT#202 - Travel to Sri Lanka

October 1st, 2009

32:54

The Amateur Traveler talks to Karl Anders who has traveled to Sri Lanka 8 times after striking up a friendship with the late author Arthur C. Clarke who settled there. Karl takes us on a vital tour of Sri Lanka from the …

AT#201 - Travel to the Philippines

September 25th, 2009

30:04
The Amateur Traveler talks to Ivan Hernares, an award winning Philippines travel blogger, about his home country of the Philippines. Ivan leads us on a virtual tour of the 7107 islands of the Philippines archipelago …

AT#200 - Travel to Wisconsin

September 19th, 2009

36:20
The Amateur Traveler talks to Christine who comes to tell us that Wisconsin has more to offer than just visiting my relatives. She starts us on a …

AT#199 - Travel to Laos

September 12th, 2009

37:30
The Amateur Traveler talks to Sam Oppenheim (who has previously been on the show talking about trekking in the Himalayas and traveling to Cuba) about travel to Laos. Sam Visited Laos as part of a year spent traveling …

AT#198 - Travel to the Yukon Territory in Canada (and nearby Alaska)

September 5th, 2009

32:02

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sarah from Whitehorse in the Yukon about that corner of Canada with long winters but dramatic scenery. She tells of of Winter festivals like the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as well as Summer …

AT#197 - Travel to Sicily in Italy

August 28th, 2009

34:16

The Amateur Traveler talks to Madeline Jhawar from the Italy Beyond the Obvious blog about Sicily. Madeline was a tour guide for a number of years in Italy and says that Sicily is where the tour guides vacation. This …

AT#196 - Travel to Uruguay

August 20th, 2009

25:12
The Amateur Traveler talks to Lisa who has lived as student in Uruguay on two different occasions about that small South American country. Lisa talks about the capital city of Montevideo where she lived with …

AT#195 - Travel to Niue in the South Pacific

August 15th, 2009

28:10
The Amateur Traveler talks to Nick from Iowa about his stay on the remote tropical island of Niue in the South Pacific. Niue is a coral atoll which …

AT#194 - Work and Travel Around the World

August 7th, 2009

42:19

The Amateur Traveler talks to Lisa Lubin of LLWorldTour about her round the world trip which extended from a year to a two and a half year odyssey and a nomadic lifestyle. Lisa talks about her trip but also talks about …

AT#193 - Independent Travel to Beijing, China

August 1st, 2009

35:15
The Amateur Traveler talks to Lee from Atlanta who is currently living in Qing Dao, China about traveling independently in Beijing, China. Lee describes getting around by bus, subway and taxi, eating street food, and …

AT#192 - Travel to Jerusalem

July 18th, 2009

38:23
The Amateur Traveler talks again to Douglas Duckett the author of a popular free travel guide to Israel. This time we talked to Douglass about …

AT#191 - Adventure Travel to Venezuela

July 11th, 2009

30:07

The Amateur Traveler talks to Diana Higuera who is a native of Venezuela who worked for a number of years as a tour guide on adventure tours to see Venezuela's wildlife and natural beauty. Diana takes us on a virtual …

4 Year Anniversary

June 29th, 2009

45:04

This is a special Amateur Traveler episode that talks about the history of the show. It also includes one of the early episodes (episode 9 on Bad Hotels). It was recorded at the Park Royal resort on Cozumel

AT#189 - Travel to Prague in the Czech Republic

June 20th, 2009

34:34

The Amateur Traveler talks to Audrey Scott and Daniel Knoll of UncorneredMarket.com about Prague where they lived for 5 years. Audrey and Daniel are …

AT#188 - Travel to Bavaria and Southern Germany

June 13th, 2009

38:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jason and Janie about their trip to Bavaria and Southern Germany. Jason and Janie had perviously been on the Amateur Traveler on Travel to Barbados - Episode 109. The talk about visiting …

AT#187 - Traveling to Beijing, China with a Tour

June 6th, 2009

31:02

The Amateur Traveler talks to Joy Dupont about taking a guided tour to visit Beijing, China. Joy talks about the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Lama temple, the Temple of Heaven and the Hutong area of Beijing which …

AT#186 - Travel to Estonia

May 30th, 2009

26:11

The Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Jeanine Barone about Estonia. Estonia is a small forested country with picturesque islands, medieval fortifications, a thriving design community, a great restaurant scene and …

AT#186 - Travel to Estonia

May 29th, 2009

25:18

The Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Jeanine Barone about Estonia. Estonia is a small forested country with picturesque islands, medieval fortifications, a thriving design community, a great restaurant scene and …

AT#185 - Travel to Krakow, Poland

May 17th, 2009

27:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to Raul from Atlanta about his recent trip to Krakow Poland. Learn about this former capital of Poland which is a treasure …

AT#185 - Travel to Krakow, Poland

May 14th, 2009

26:49

The Amateur Traveler talks to Raul from Atlanta about his recent trip to Krakow Poland. Learn about this former capital of Poland which is a treasure …

AT#184 - Travel to Oahu, Hawaii

May 9th, 2009

33:56

The Amateur Traveler talks to Robin who is an expert on Hawaii about the island of Oahu. More specifically Robin is a Conde Naste "Top Travel …

AT#184 - Travel to Oahu, Hawaii

May 8th, 2009

33:03

The Amateur Traveler talks to Robin who is an expert on Hawaii about the island of Oahu. More specifically Robin is a Conde Naste "Top Travel …

AT#183 - Travel to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

May 2nd, 2009

34:34

The Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith (who was a guest on Travel to America’s National Parks - Amateur Traveler Episode 121) about Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We talk about all the different …

AT#183 - Travel to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

May 1st, 2009

33:43

The Amateur Traveler talks to Erik Smith (who was a guest on Travel to America’s National Parks - Amateur Traveler Episode 121) about Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. We talk about all the different …

AT#182 - Travel to Venice and the Veneto

April 25th, 2009

35:11

The Amateur Traveler talks to Ira Bernstein about why he continues to go back to Venice and the Veneto (the Italian state where Venice is) annually. Learn about other parts of Venice besides the tourist filled Saint …

AT#182 - Travel to Venice and the Veneto

April 23rd, 2009

34:28

The Amateur Traveler talks to Ira Bernstein about why he continues to go back to Venice and the Veneto (the Italian state where Venice is) annually. Learn about other parts of Venice besides the tourist filled Saint …

AT#181 - Travel to the Virgin Islands

April 18th, 2009

20:21

The Amateur Traveler talks to Harry Pariser about the Virgin Islands. Harry is the author of Explore the Virgin Islands which just printed its seventh edition. Harry takes about the United States Virgin islands …

AT#181 - Travel to the Virgin Islands

April 18th, 2009

19:41

The Amateur Traveler talks to Harry Pariser about the Virgin Islands. Harry is the author of Explore the Virgin Islands which just printed its seventh edition. Harry takes about the United States Virgin islands …

AT#180 - Cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

April 11th, 2009

39:15

The Amateur Traveler talks to again to Chris Willis (Swimming with Whales off Tonga - Episode 38, Ethiopia - Episode 79, Mountain Gorillas in Uganda …

AT#180 - Cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

April 11th, 2009

39:59

The Amateur Traveler talks to again to Chris Willis (Swimming with Whales off Tonga - Episode 38, Ethiopia - Episode 79, Mountain Gorillas in Uganda …

AT#179 - Travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan

April 4th, 2009

21:53

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jose from Caracas Venezuela about a recent trip to Bhutan. Learn about this remote country in the himalayas. Jose, a friend, a tour guide and a drive explored a small portion of the …

AT#179 - Travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan

April 4th, 2009

21:05

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jose from Caracas Venezuela about a recent trip to Bhutan. Learn about this remote country in the himalayas. Jose, a friend, a tour guide and a drive explored a small portion of the …

AT#178 - Travel to the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

March 28th, 2009

31:38

The Amateur Traveler talks to Doug McConnell of OpenRoad.tv about his love for the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Doug has been going to this …

AT#178 - Travel to the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

March 28th, 2009

32:30

The Amateur Traveler talks to Doug McConnell of OpenRoad.tv about his love for the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Doug has been going to this …

AT#177 - Travel to Mexico City, Mexico

March 21st, 2009

38:43

The Amateur Traveler talks to Anna Laura about her home city of Mexico City. We will talk about food, museums, architecture and history. We will puzzle about why the tourists stay in the Zona Rosa and we will tell you …

AT#176 - Travel to Texas

March 14th, 2009

32:17

The Amateur Traveler talks to Dennis Cheatham of LoveforTexas.com about his home state of Texas. Dennis takes us on a virtual tour of the Lone Star state including some of the usually stops at Dallas, Fort Worth, San …

AT#176 - Travel to Texas

March 14th, 2009

33:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to Dennis Cheatham of LoveforTexas.com about his home state of Texas. Dennis takes us on a virtual tour of the Lone Star state including some of the usually stops at Dallas, Fort Worth, San …

AT#175 - Travel to Moscow, Russia

March 7th, 2009

30:04

The Amateur Traveler talks to John from Dallas about traveling to Moscow. We talk about red square, the Kremlin, the towers of Saint Basil’s …

Special Announcement - Lonely Planet Awards Voting

February 27th, 2009

1:15

The Amateur Traveler was nominated for a Lonely Planet Travel Blogging Award in the Podcast category and I could use your help. You will find a link …

AT#174 - Travel to Oaxaca, Mexico

February 21st, 2009

27:37

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sarah Menkedick about her adopted home town of Oaxaca Mexico. Sarah talks about her love for this sunny tropical city …

AT#173 - Travel to Nashville, Tennessee

February 14th, 2009

27:57

The Amateur Traveler talks to Geoff Smith about his boyhood home of Nashville that he recently moved back to. What would bring a musician back to …

AT#172 - Bike Travel in Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)

February 7th, 2009

35:13

The Amateur Traveler talks to Friedel from TravellingTwo.com about their continuing bike tour around the world. Friedel was on previously talking about travel to Iran and has come back to talk about the Central Asian …

AT#171 - Travel to Ukraine

January 31st, 2009

31:39

The Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica from Williamsburg Virgina who traveled last Summer to the Ukraine with an ethnomusicologist from Villiage …

AT#170 - Travel to Cuba

January 24th, 2009

34:53

The Amateur Traveler talks to Sam about his recent trip to Cuba with his brother. Sam visited Havana and Trinadad. He reveled in the local music, the …

AT#169 - Travel to Armenia

January 17th, 2009

35:52

The Amateur Traveler talks to David Dougherty about his recent trip to the small country of Armenia. David talks about view of Mount Ararat (just over the border in Turkey), monasteries and churches, riding the packed …

AT#168 - Travel to Key West, Florida

January 10th, 2009

The Amateur Traveler talks to Casey Wohl the author of the Girls Getaway Guide to Key West about Key West Florida. We will talk about how the area has changed in the last 20 years from Jimmy Buffet’s famous …

AT#167 - Travel to Israel

January 3rd, 2009

41:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to Douglas Duckett about his travels to Israel and his popular travel guide to Israel. Douglas has fallen in love not just …

AT#166 - Travel to Scotland

December 27th, 2008

32:55

The Amateur Traveler talks to Eden (an ambassador for Macallan Whiskey) about his home country of Scotland. Eden lays out a tour for Amateur Traveler listeners that starts in Edinburgh with its castle, royal mile and …

AT#165 - Traveling to Acadia National Park in Maine

December 20th, 2008

31:53

The Amateur Traveler talks to Margot about Acadia National Park in Maine. Margot has been going to Acadia since she was a little girl to hike, bike, …

AT#1 - Introduction to Amateur Traveler

December 20th, 2008

26:37

This is the first episode of the Amateur Traveler podcast. It talks about what the intensions are for what will be included in future episodes. Why is this show even called the Amateur Traveler anyway? Doesn't amateur …

AT#2 - Traveling to Australia

December 20th, 2008

33:12

The Amateur Traveler talks about visiting Cairnes Australia: diving the Great Barrier Reef, taking the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Kuranda Skyrail …

AT#3 - Best Internet Travel Sites - Hotels

December 20th, 2008

28:48

The Amateur Traveler talks about the best travel sites for online booking travel online. This episode also deals specifically with different hotel options and uses a recent trip to Australia and New Zealand to look at …

AT#4 - Travel Surprises

December 20th, 2008

25:26

The Amateur Traveler talks about travel surprises. One of the best (or worst) part of travel can be the surprising situations where we find ourselves. Chris talks about good travel surprised like running into Rick …

AT#5 - First Cruise Experience from New York to Halifax Nova Scotia

December 20th, 2008

33:11

The Amateur Traveler talks to Bernie about his family's first cruise experience. How long will it take from the moment they step on the gangplank until someone hands them food? Their cruise was on Carnival Cruise Lines …

SE#1 - Making the Amateur Traveler Podcast

December 20th, 2008

14:29

Take a tour through the production of the making of the Amateur Traveler... at least how it was made back in 1995. For an updated version of how the show is made check out this video - The Making of the Amateur Traveler …

AT#6 - Road Trips

December 20th, 2008

28:57

The Amateur Traveler talks about road trips. Pack up the car, fold up the maps, scope out the rest stops, tourist traps and roadside dinners as it is …

AT#7 - Learn a Foreign Language, Parle Vous?

December 20th, 2008

22:42

The Amateur Traveler talks about learning a foreign language. How can you learn a language in the car during your commute? Why would you study a …

AT#8 - Learning a Language and Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana

December 20th, 2008

35:00

The Amateur Traveler continues the conversation about why you should learn a language or at least learn some of a language before traveling. This …

AT#9 - Bad Vacations - Bad Hotels - Travel Nightmares

December 20th, 2008

36:33

The Amateur Traveler tells stories about bad hotels and vacation disasters. Every stayed above a German beer hall... during a holiday celebration? …

AT#10 - Traveling Around Round The World

December 20th, 2008

39:02

The Amateur Traveler talks to Kirk and Donna about their trip around the world. Hear how they took a year off of work an honeymooned while they traveled around the world. Hear about buying a backpacker's car to travel …

AT#11 - Volunteer Travel to Mexico to Build Houses

December 20th, 2008

36:42

Travel with the Amateur Traveler to Tijuana in the Baja California area of Mexico on a volunteer travel trip. Hear about building houses in the poor …

AT#12 - Travel to Tijuana, Mexico and Monterey, California

December 20th, 2008

39:51

Travel with the Amateur Traveler to Tijuana in the Baja California area of Mexico on a volunteer travel trip. Hear about building houses in the poor …

AT#13 - Travel Photography 101

December 20th, 2008

44:01

The Amateur Traveler talks about the basics of travel photography. How to come home from your vacation with more than just snapshots, what camera …

AT#14 - Bike Trips

December 18th, 2008

29:00

The Amateur Traveler talks about great places that you can tour with your bike including Nantucket and Yosemite Valley.

AT#164 - Travel to Zanzibar in Tanzania

December 13th, 2008

27:44

The Amateur Traveler talks to Tadzio about his trip to Zanzibar in Tanzania, off the east coast of Africa. Tadzio worked as a ranger on Chumbe then toured Stonetown, the northern beaches, the Jozani forest, and Pemba. …

AT#163 - Travel to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

December 6th, 2008

45:34

The Amateur Traveler talks to Zora O'Neil who is one of the co-authors of the Rough Guide in the Yucatan guide book. Zora talks about this very …

AT#162 - Travel to Slovenia

November 29th, 2008

23:54

The Amateur Traveler talks to Shel Holtz (from the For Immediate Release podcast) about his trip to Slovenia. Here about the food, the wine, the lake …

AT#161 - Travel to Transylvania in Romania

November 22nd, 2008

26:35

The Amateur Traveler talks to Shawn about his trip to Transylvania in Romania. We talk, of course, about Vlad III the Impaler (Dracula) but also …

AT#15 - Great Walks/Hikes - Antelope Canyon

November 16th, 2008

36:19

The Amateur Traveler goes on a road trip to the southwestern United States. This episode looks at the Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon near Paige Arizona.

AT#16 - Rocks Road Trip - Grand Canyon

November 16th, 2008

46:28

The Amateur Traveler goes on a road trip to the southwestern United States. This episode looks at Grand Canyon National Park.

AT#17 - Rocks Road Trip - Bryce / Podcast Expo

November 16th, 2008

25:43

The Amateur Traveler goes on a road trip to the southwestern United States. This episode looks at Bryce National Park.

AT#18 - Rocks Road Trip - Zion

November 16th, 2008

39:17

The Amateur Traveler goes on a road trip to the southwestern United States. This episode looks at Zion National Park.

AT#19 - Cruising - Formal or Barefoot?

November 16th, 2008

37:03

The Amateur Traveler compares two very different cruise options, a Royal Caribbean cruise with formal nights and midnight buffets and the Windjammer Barefoot Cruise. Which cruising option is right for you?

AT#20 - Cruising to St George Bermuda

November 16th, 2008

29:58

The Amateur Traveler goes to St Georges on the island of Bermuda. This World Heritage town is the 5th oldest European settlement in the new world and …

AT#21 - Cruising - Alaska by Small Boat

November 16th, 2008

30:36

The Amateur Traveler talks to Deanna about cruising to Alaska aboard a small boat from Cruise West In a nights ashore / days at sea program.

AT#160 - Travel to India as a Woman

November 15th, 2008

30:45

The Amateur Traveler talks to Beth Whitman, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick for Women Traveling to India, about the joys and challenges of …

AT#159 - Travel to San Francisco, California

November 8th, 2008

43:23

The Amateur Traveler talks to Richard Miller of the SparkleTack podcast (about San Francisco history) about San Francisco. Richard guides us in a driving/walking tour from west to east. We start at lands end and end up …

AT#158 - Travel to Zimbabwe

November 1st, 2008

31:10

The Amateur Traveler talks to Alex Lindsay about his adventures in Zimbabwe. Alex has been traveling to Zimbabwe twice a year for a number of years where he has built friendships with the people there including some …

AT#157 - Travel to Seoul, South Korea

October 25th, 2008

27:06

The Amateur Traveler talks to Rachel about Seoul, South Korea. Rachel is a college student from Hong Kong who studied in Seoul for the Summer. She …

AT#156 - Travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

October 18th, 2008

27:31

The Amateur Traveler talks to Robin Noelle (author of next year’s edition of the Moon Guidebook for Puerto Vallarta) about Puerto Vallarta. Robin talks about the beach, the food, the jungle and 12 foot wide Manta rays.

AT#155 - Travel to Colorado

October 12th, 2008

31:23

The Amateur Traveler talks to Brad Hugg soon to be the host of the Colorado Podcast about his state. He talks about the citieson teh frontal range …

AT#154 - Immersive Travel in the USA

October 4th, 2008

34:26

The Amateur Traveler talks to author Sheryl Kayne about her new book Immersion Travel USA. She talks about volunteer travel, educational travel and …

AT#74 - Travel to Denmark

January 6th, 2007

26:29

Denmark with Howard Shepherd of the Word Nerds podcast

AT#42 - Travel to Paris, France

May 13th, 2006

35:05

Paris, France - The City of Lights

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