Chris Christensen

52 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Following | 50 Followers | @chris2x | Chris is the creator of AmateurTraveler.com. Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel website that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a couple of audio podcasts and a blog.

16 Great Places to Eat or Drink in Montgomery Alabama

I had a chance to experience the food scene in Montgomery Alabama on a recent press trip to the city. While you can still find Southern favorites, I …

Food Preservation

Basque Spain - What to Do, See and Eat (Podcast)

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

Beaches

11 Things to Do in Montgomery Alabama

I was recently in Montgomery Alabama for a press trip as a guest of Visit Montgomery. I loved the city and here are some things you should do that …

Black History

Montgomery, Alabama - Civil Rights, Slavery, Lynching and the Legacy Museum (Video #98)

I was recently in Montgomery Alabama for the opening of the new Legacy Museum. This museum documents the history of African Americans from …

Black History

Travel to Guna Yala, Panama - Episode 610

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 …

Textile Art

What To Do In Seattle (Even when It Rains)

Seattle: With Adjustments Adjustments are just a normal part of vacationing. But how do you balance your travel adjustments so that you can still …

European Travel

Travel to Shanghai - Episode 609

Hear about travel to Shanghai, China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Charissa who is an American living in the city.<p>Carissa says, “My husband has a …

Lego

Miami - History, Cuban Culture and Art Deco Architecture

I had a chance to spend a couple days recently in Miami in between press trips. I hadn’t been to Miami in 30 years. The highlights of my trip were a …

European Travel

Should You Hire an Instagram Marketing Service?

Whether you are a company or a blogger, you probably have a lot of things to do. A difficult but important question is when should you outsource some …

Marketing

5 Great Places to Eat (and a Great Food Tour) - Miami Beach, Florida

On a recent trip to Miami Beach, I took a great tour, the South Beach Arts and Culinary Tour in Miami, with Food Tours In Miami which I found on …

Ice Cream

11 Exciting European Night trains and How to Use Them like a Pro - Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast

Is this you?<p>You’re on a eurotrip. You’ve been up since 4 AM to get this plane, having only just caught it because a taxi happened along. You’ve …

Trains

Travel to Jamaica - What to Do, See and Eat on Jamaica (Podcast)

Hear about travel to Jamaica as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dave and Deb from theplanetD.com about their trips to the island.<p>About Jamaica they …

Universal Orlando Resorts

Fast and Furious – Supercharged™<p>So I was hanging out recently with Vin Diesel at a new attraction in Universal Orlando Resorts. There are some perks …

Budget European Travel - This Week in Travel #237 - Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:<p>Andy Steves, tour …

Road Trip down the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park (Videos #96 & #97)

l<p>The road trip from the Florida mainland to Key West along U.S. Highway 1 down the Florida Keys is one of the classic U.S. road trips. Here are some …

Key West

Travel to Budapest, Hungary - What to Do, See and Eat (Podcast)

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

European Travel

15 Expert Tips for Universal's Volcano Bay

tI have only been to Volcano Bay a couple of times so when I went to look for experts that could give me their best tips for Volcano Bay I went to …

3 Week Road-Trip Around France - Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast

A three-week road-trip around France gives you vast opportunities to take in much that France has to offer. With charming bustling cities and small …

Travel Along the Volga River in Russia - Episode 605

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 …

How to Have an Amazing Road Trip with Your Dog

You may be planning to hit the roads on the weekend but feeling bad about leaving your furry friend behind. Well, why not take him along? No one can …

Travel to China, Eclipse, etc - This Week in Travel 236

This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:<p>David Swanson – …

Warm Nights In A Mongolian Winter

Although more than 1 million people live in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, everything feels sparse. The area seems too large for the city’s …

How to Best Use TripAdvisor for Travel Planning

As you many know, I am a big fan of TripAdvisor. I was previously a Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor’s Flights and also went back to work …

Travel to Montenegro - Episode 604

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

5 Best Things to Do With Kids in North Myrtle Beach

Bursting with amusement parks, ice cream shops and arcade games, North Myrtle Beach is a haven for families. We’ve narrowed down the best things to …

Travel to Mongolia – Episode 603

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

Five Reasons Not to Travel and Why They’re Wrong

Many people make excuses not to travel. On the surface, some of these excuses appear to have merit. However, if you really look closely at them, you …

14 of the Most Beautiful Spots to See in California

My father used to laugh when people would talk about “the weather in California” as it it only had one type of weather or one type of landscape. …

Top 10 Things to Do When in Rome, Italy

One of the oldest cities in the world, Rome, has once been a center of culture, power, and politics. Its history dates back to over 2500 years. The …

Italy

Travel to Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico (Podcast)

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