Amateur Traveler documents the adventures and experiences of Chris Christensen across hundreds of different countries. As he records podcasts during his travels, the Amateur traveler prioritizes a good story over anything and takes the time to dwell into the deepest and the most interesting aspects regarding his travel and adventure.
As he has seen over 120 UNESCO world heritage sites and more than 50 countries, Chris’ desire for adventure is endless. Providing many resources for his readers like booking website information, traveling basics, and packing advice, Chris desires to help readers choose locations, prepare for upcoming trips, and have a source of guidance during their travels.
In his personal travel manifesto, Chris writes that he yearns to never lose his sense of adventure and wonder while traveling, learn at least a few words of the local language to show respect, and always take in knowledge from the locals and other fellow travelers. He also adds that he also tries to pack light and avoid complaining about things at all costs. Additionally, as he is a veteran traveler, Chris creates countless lists and blogs that he thinks would be useful to all types of travelers and the struggles they may undergo. This is why he often writes about air travel, adventure tips, budget traveling, solo traveling, cruise ship traveling, and many other useful topics related to travel.
The Amateur Traveler goes very in-depth about all the locations he visits and talks about things that are commonly avoided. For example, rather than only discussing the safaris he visited in Africa (like many other bloggers do), he also talks about the poverty there and the beauty of overcoming it. He also writes about populous cities with some of the richest culture in Asia, the unrest of the Middle East that is oddly matched with fantastic hospitality, and the inexpensive yet sprawling countries within South America.
Always keeping up with the latest trends in the travel tech industry, Chris finds and uses all the new travel apps and sites to his advantage for cheaper travel. He also shares and rates the technology with his audience on some of his insanely popular podcasts.