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Chris Christensen
Works at BloggerBridge.com
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Lives in San Jose, CA
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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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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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Have have a new course on how you can create your own blog. The course normally sells for $39, but for those of you who have liked Amateur Traveler, here is a coupon to buy the course for $19. Only good for a week.

https://www.udemy.com/blogging-for-beginners-with-wordpress/?couponCode=2x-launch
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Reaching Bloggers - Getting The Word Out With Opportunities

http://blog.bloggerbridge.com/problem-you-need-help-getting-the-word-out/

#pr #marketing
AirBerlin wanted to take 5 bloggers on a press trip to Düsseldorf. JayWay Travel has an apartment in Prague they can let bloggers stay in. Great. So now what? Solution. Even when you have something great to offer you still have to get the word out. So you work with a PR firm or you try and ...
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Travel to Louisville, Kentucky – Amateur Traveler Episode 467

http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/travel-to-louisville-kentucky/

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about travel to Louisville, Kentucky as the Amateur Traveler talks to
Jason Falls, social media author and speaker about his home town.

Jason says, "Louisville is a fantastic city, it also has a lot going on from a tourism standpoint.

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What a great interview with Jason Falls. I've never been to Louisville, KY but boy, it sounds like a great place to visit.
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Live at TBEX Europe 2015 - This Week in Travel 188

http://amateurtraveler.com/tbex-europe-2015/ 
This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s many guests at the TBEX Europe 2015 travel blogging conference Stephanie Yoder …
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Loved it! Great show :-)
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Travel to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast – Amateur Traveler Episode 466

 Hear about travel to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Susan Portnoy of theinsatiabletraveler.com about her trip to this memorable reagion of Africa. Namibia is the size of France and Great Britain combined but with only 2 million people.

#travel #namibia #safari #desert

http://africa.amateurtraveler.com/travel-to-namibias-skeleton-coast/

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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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This Week in Travel
Tue, May 12, 7:01 PM
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Many of the cities in Morocco have a medina (old town) that are worth getting lost in, but there is something special about the coastal town of Essaouira. Not
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Travel to Southern Morocco – Amateur Traveler Episode 468

http://africa.amateurtraveler.com/travel-to-southern-morocco/

This episode of the Amateur Traveler talks about the recent Amateur Traveler trip to southern Morocco. 9 of the 10 people who joined me on this trip also join me for the podcast to share the good and bad of the trip.

(save 10% on the tour discussed) 

#travel   #podcast     #morocco  
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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast.

 Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Jared Brock

Abolitionist: Hope for the Sold

Filmmaker: Red Light Green Light

Author: A Year of Living Prayerfully

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Travel to Louisville, Kentucky – Amateur Traveler Episode 467

http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/travel-to-louisville-kentucky/

Hear about travel to Louisville, Kentucky as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Falls, social media author and speaker about his home town.

Jason says, "Louisville is a fantastic city, it also has a lot going on from a tourism standpoint.

#travel #kentucky #louisville  
Hear about travel to Louisville, Kentucky as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jason Falls, social media author and speaker about his home town. Jason says, “Louisville is a fantastic city, it also …
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This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:

Jared Brock

Abolitionist: Hope for the Sold
Filmmaker: Red Light Green Light
Author: A Year of Living Prayerfully

http://amateurtraveler.com/human-trafficking-sex-tourism-and-prayer/
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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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This Week in Travel - take 2
Tue, May 12, 7:15 PM
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Sorry to miss- I'll catch it later for sure!
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