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Chris Christensen
Works at BloggerBridge.com
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Lives in San Jose, CA
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Explore the Finger Lakes Region of New York - interesting wineries, glass blowing, western art, waterfalls, and the only Grand Prix NASCAR track
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke recalls the horrors of a battle during the First World War that was called “The Pointless Bloodbath” In …
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Travel to Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Italy - What to Do, See and Eat in this beautiful but sometimes chaotic corner of Italy (Podcast)
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The Corning Glass Museum is an art museum, history museum, tech museum and hands-on create your own glass museum.
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Chris Christensen. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Hear about a very different part of China, where China meets Central Asia. The world's second largest desert, snow capped mountains, mummies and more.
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Visit a Floating Village in Cambodia with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows a tour to a village on Tonlé Sap (Great Lake). We took this tour as part of the recent …
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The Amateur Traveler talks about architecture, the Erie Canal, beef on a weck and buffalo wings as we go to Buffalo, New York. (podcast transcript)
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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest: Leif Pettersen is a freelance writer, humorist, world traveler, …
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What to do, see and especially eat in this area of dairy farms and extinct volcanoes in the middle of France
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Discover what makes this tiny country on the Persian / Arabian Gulf a unique place. There is more to the U.A.E. than DUbai. (podcast)
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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
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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
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Male