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Chris Christensen
Works at BloggerBridge.com
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Lives in San Jose, CA
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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. Anwar says, “When I booked my trip I …
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7 Top Travel Apps and Tools to Score Sales in 2017 | U.S. News Travel
Expert-endorsed tips for tapping into the best deals in just a few swipes on your smartphone.
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Why Responsible Travel Matters
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Transcript of Travel to Eastern Taiwan – Episode 533 Chris: Amateur Traveler, Episode 533. Today the Amateur Traveler talks about rift valleys, aboriginal culture, and river tracing in gorges literally made out …
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Perak was named one of the 10 best regions in the world to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet. Hear about this off the beaten path destination near Kuala Lumpur
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transcript of Travel to Micronesia (Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru) – Episode 534 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 534. Today, in an effort to continue to cover all the little corners of the globe, we …
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'Smartphone Toilet Wipes' are now in Japanese Bathrooms
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Whitepaper: Destination Selection During the Traveler's Path to Purchase http://buff.ly/2ijatc3 #TechInTravel
Download this complimentary whitepaper to understand what factors influence a traveler's ultimate destination selection.
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MaxPass Is Disneyland's Premium Paid FastPass Service
Disney will be introducing a new premium add-on FastPass service called MaxPass which will give guests the ability to book FastPasses on their phones.
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Top Winter Destinations: Travel Bloggers' Favourites
Wondering where you should travel this winter? We asked 84 travel bloggers about their favorite winter destinations to give you some ideas.
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Disneyland is the most beautiful but also the most busy around Christmas and New Years. If you must go, use these tips to have the best trip.
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Introduction
Chris Christensen is the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.  

By day Chris works in high tech, and is currently at the startup PayNearMe.com.

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The Amateur Traveler:
    •    1.5+ million travel podcast downloads in 2010
    •    The Chicago Sun Times included the show in their list of 10 “Best travel sites”.
    •    Oxford University uses the Amateur Traveler to teach English as a second language.
    •    Men’s Journal says: “One of the 4 best adventure travel podcasts”
    •    Best Life Magazine named the Amateur Traveler one of the 10 best podcasts on the internet.
    •    Nominated for a People's Choice Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
    •    Popular Vote Winner for a Lonely Planet Blog Award 2009 in the Podcasting category.
    •    Named in a study as one of the "50 Most Influential Independent Travel Blogs"
 
Bragging rights
2 kids, 31 years of marriage, popular travel podcast
Education
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Salinas High School
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Software Executive / Programmer
Employment
  • BloggerBridge.com
    CEO, 2013 - present
    BloggerBridge.com is a web site that helps companies and content creators find each other.
  • Amateur Traveler
    CEO, 2005 - present
  • PayNearMe.com
    Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • TripAdvisor
    Director of Engineering for New Initiatives, 2010 - 2012
  • LiveWorld
    EVP Engineering and Operations, 1996 - 2010
  • Apple Inc.
    Software Manager, 1992 - 1996
  • Momenta
    Software Manager, 1989 - 1992
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Software Manager, 1984 - 1989
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Currently
San Jose, CA
Previously
Salinas, CA - Troy, NY