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Chris Christensen
Works at BloggerBridge.com
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Lives in San Jose, CA
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Have you heard about the latest social media travel craze in Australia? One of the most popular (and cutest) things to do is to take a selfie with a Quokka on Rottnest …
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Hear about travel to Cincinnati, Ohio as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erin Hinsen and Seth Walsh from UnlockCincinnati.org about the Queen City. “Cincinnati is, I would argue, one of the nations …
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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 travel to Provence, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Wendy Jaeger from blisstravels.com about her adopted home in the south of France. Wendy says of Provence, “It’s stunning. It’s …
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Monterey Peninsula is one of my favorite places on the planet, a favorite place for us to take visitors and a place where we have been known to look at open houses …
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This episode of the Amateur Traveler talks about the recent Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia. 7 of the 9 people who joined me on this trip also join me for the podcast …
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Visiting the Killing Fields Memorial in Cambodia or the Museum of Genocide is not easy, but is a useful way to understand the country's trauma
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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: Mary Jo Manzanares from TBEX and TravelingWithMJ and the new “Where Else To …
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Travel to tibet can be both fascinating and challenging. The temples, the landscape, the military presence, the touristification.
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Park the car and spend a weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California: restaurants, shops, art galleries and a wine walk
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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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Gender
Male