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Amateur Traveler Podcast

The award-winning travel podcast “Amateur Traveler” talks about a different destination every week. Why should you go there and what should you do.

The Amateur Traveler started in 2005 and comes out pretty much every Saturday morning California time, so we have covered a lot of destinations. Each episode of Amateur Traveler focuses on a different travel destination. As a rule, we focus a one-week itinerary. What should you see? What should you do? What should you eat?

A typical episode is an interview of someone who has visited a destination, lives at a destination, or wrote the book on it.

If you think you have what it would take to be on the Amateur Traveler, then listen to an episode first and then checkout our guide to pitch an episode.

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Each episode comes in two versions:

  • mp3 – this version is made to play on any player, computer, etc that can play music files.
  • iTunes enhanced – this version is an AAC file and includes pictures and links that illustrate the episode. It can be played on iPhones, iPads and in the free iTunes program.


Recent Posts

Travel to the Peloponnese, Greece – Episode 833
Travel to the Peloponnese, Greece – Episode 833
Travel to Athens, Greece – Episode 832
Travel to Athens, Greece – Episode 832
Travel to Calabria in Italy – Episode 831
Travel to Calabria in Italy – Episode 831
Travel to the San Juan Islands and Whidbey Island – Episode 830
Travel to the San Juan Islands and Whidbey Island – Episode 830
Cruise the Islands of Melanesia – Episode 829
Cruise the Islands of Melanesia – Episode 829
Nebraska Road Trip – Episode 828
Nebraska Road Trip – Episode 828
Travel to Tanzania on Safari – Episode 827
Travel to Tanzania on Safari – Episode 827
Travel to Puerto Rico – Episode 826
Travel to Puerto Rico – Episode 826
Travel to Eswatini – Episode 825
Travel to Eswatini – Episode 825
Travel to Bonaire – Episode 824
Travel to Bonaire – Episode 824
Travel to Okinawa – Episode 823
Travel to Okinawa – Episode 823
Travel to Morocco – Episode 822
Travel to Morocco – Episode 822
Travel to Bolivia – Episode 821
Travel to Bolivia – Episode 821
Travel to Thessaloniki, Greece – Episode 820
Travel to Thessaloniki, Greece – Episode 820
Travel to Asturias, Spain – Episode 819
Travel to Asturias, Spain – Episode 819