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Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast

English, Social, 1 season, 916 episodes, 5 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes
The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to. It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga.
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7/3/202438 seconds
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AT#755 - Travel to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (Repeat) Hear about travel to the Galapagos Islands as Chris Christensen, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about a live-aboard cruise of the Galapagos Islands on Quasar Expeditions M/V Evolution. The Galapagos is a singular destination. People describe other places as the 'Galapagos of Mexico or the Galapagos of some other place' but the Galapagos doesn't try and compare itself to anywhere else. This is a must-see destination for people who want a vacation to see wildlife. People can tell you how the wildlife here is different because it does not fear humans but until you are standing by a giant tortoise, walking through a booby nesting ground, or swimming with sea turtles and sea lions, it is hard to understand what that really means. This is a place where you come to see giant tortoises or iguanas, but it is also a place to see interesting bird species like Nasca boobies, blue-footed boobies, and red-footed boobies. But it is also a place to experience the islands under the water. Have you swum with turtles, penguins, and sharks... on the same day? Have you had sea lions swim circles around you? The best way to experience the Galapagos Islands is on a live-aboard boat. I was fortunate enough to be invited by award-winning Quasar Expeditions to explore the Galapagos on their M/V Evolution as their guest (they paid). This 32-passenger boat is one of the larger boats that explores the Galapagos.  I describe a one-week itinerary to the eastern islands in the Galapagos including stops at: San Cristóbal Island,  South Plaza Island, Santa Cruz Island, Mosquera Island, Sombrero Chino, Santiago Island, Genovesa Island, Isla Seymour Norte, Santa Fe Island, and Floreana Island. If the Galapagos are not on your bucket list... they should be.
8/5/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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Everything-Everywhere - King Tutankhamun

A sample episode of my friend Gary Arndt's Everything-Everywhere podcast
5/19/202211 minutes, 20 seconds
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AT#799 - Travel to Yosemite National Park

Hear about travel to Yosemite National Park and the region as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer and California native Jill Robinson about her experiences in the park.
4/23/202249 minutes, 6 seconds
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AT#600 - Travel to Chengdu, China

Hear about travel to Chengdu, China as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica Elliot from about her recent trip.
3/24/201835 minutes, 29 seconds
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AT#599 - Travel to Madagascar

Hear about travel to Madagascar as the Amateur Traveler talks to Corinne Vale from about her travel to this island nation off southern Africa.
3/17/201846 minutes, 46 seconds
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AT#598 - Travel to Brooklyn, New York

Hear about travel to the borough of Brooklyn in New York City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jessica Festa from who used to live in the city and still leads tours there.  
3/10/201851 minutes, 11 seconds
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AT#597 - Travel to Chicago, Illinois

Hear about travel to Chicago, Illinois as the Amateur Traveler talks to Francesca Mazurkiewicz about her hometown of Chicago.
3/3/201850 minutes, 23 seconds