Chris Christensen

Chris is the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog. Amateur Traveler had over a 1.3 million downloads in 2014. The Amateur Traveler is over 9 years old and they use Amateur Traveler to teach English at Oxford University.
Together with Jen Leo and Gary Arndt he also produces the award winning This Week in Travel podcast.
By day Chris has worked for years in technology startups in Silicon Valley. He was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor’s New Initiatives group, the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld where his team built and ran online communities and events for companies include eBay, HBO, TV Guide, Expedia, Marriott, A&E, History Channel, the NBA, NBC, ABC, Disney, Microsoft, WebTV and American Express. Chris now owns and runs which is a new startup connecting bloggers and industry contacts. 

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