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Chris Christensen
Works at BloggerBridge.com
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Lives in San Jose, CA
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The weekly podcast covering travel, the travel industry, and anything else that tickles our fancy. No guest on this episode as hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen talk about travel …
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Bosnia-Herzegovina is a land of rich diverse history and great food but with low prices unexpected in Europe
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What to see, do and sip in the heart of New York State. The wine, NASCAR, hiking and learning glass blowing at the Corning Glass Museum
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Bangkok can be daunting city to be in. It is hot, smoggy, and full of traffic. Under its surface Bangkok is a thriving cosmopolitan city, with award...
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What to do, see and eat in this island paradise. Most people go to Providenciales but we make a case for seeing Grand Turk as well for an authentic visit.
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The weekly podcast covering travel, the travel industry, and anything else that tickles our fancy
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Chris Christensen. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Qatar Photos on this page were taken by Gary Arndt and are used by permission Hear about travel to Qatar as the Amateur Traveler talks to Richard Parr from the Best In the World Podcast …
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Taking a hike on Greenland's Arctic Circle Trail - Reindeer, Musk Oxen, and arctic foxes and small villages in this wilderness.
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What to see, do and drink on a trip to Cuba via cruise ship. Read about the music, the history and the people of this rapidly changing island.
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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: Spender Spellman from the lifestyle and travel blog Whiskey Tango …
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Learn about a tour from Llasa to Everest Base Camp, visiting Buddhist monasteries and palaces as well as viewing the physical beauty of this remote land.
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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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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