Chris is the creator of the 12 year old AmateurTraveler.com. Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel website that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a couple of audio podcasts and a blog. His travel podcasts were downloaded 1.7 million times in 2016. Chris has won a Lowell Thomas Award, 4 NATJA awards, including the gold in the audio category this year, and a SMITTY Award from Travel+Leisure as the “best independent travel journalist”. Chris also runs a site called BloggerBridge.com which connects bloggers (mostly travel bloggers) and companies.