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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 Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain – Episode 807
Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain – Episode 807
Travel to Havana, Cuba – Episode 806
Travel to Havana, Cuba – Episode 806
Travel to Queretaro, Mexico – Episode 805
Travel to Queretaro, Mexico – Episode 805
Travel to Hanoi and Northern Vietnam – Episode 804
Travel to Hanoi and Northern Vietnam – Episode 804
Travel to Death Valley National Park – Episode 803
Travel to Death Valley National Park – Episode 803
Travel to the South of Iceland – Episode 802
Travel to the South of Iceland – Episode 802
Tennessee Road Trip – Episode 801
Tennessee Road Trip – Episode 801
Travel to Alaska in Winter – Episode 800
Travel to Alaska in Winter – Episode 800
Travel to Yosemite National Park – Episode 799
Travel to Yosemite National Park – Episode 799
Travel to Cyprus – Episode 798
Travel to Cyprus – Episode 798
Travel to Wellington, New Zealand – Episode 797
Travel to Wellington, New Zealand – Episode 797
Travel to Antigua and Barbuda – Episode 796
Travel to Antigua and Barbuda – Episode 796
Travel to Guatemala – Episode 795
Travel to Guatemala – Episode 795
Texas Hill Country Road Trip – Episode 794
Texas Hill Country Road Trip – Episode 794
Travel to the Coast of Morocco – Episode 793
Travel to the Coast of Morocco – Episode 793