The Amateur Traveler
Gaming, Travel, Hobbies > Travel
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About the Podcast
The Amateur Traveler podcast focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel. It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga. Episodes dive into destinations from across the globe, including North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The show usually features an interview with a destination expert or with a traveler who has been to the destination recently, and intends to help you decide where to travel next!
About the Host
By day, Chris works at a startup in Silicon Valley as a software engineer, manager, and executive. Growing up he did a lot of traveling for vacation, usually pulling a small trailer between various national parks. The success of a vacation for the Christensens was measured with an odometer. Chris enjoys learning new languages before he travels and has studied German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Turkish, Russian, Swahili and Greek. Chris finds language to be a great window into a culture. For instance, in Swahili the language uses the same word for guest and stranger. In Chinese, the character for good is a woman with a baby. Although he has studied a number of languages, he is only fluent in English and that only when properly caffeinated.