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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 includes pictures and links that illustrate the episode. These photos can be seen in any podcast player that supports “mp3 chapters”. These chapters can be found in episodes newer than 30 days old or in the archive for Patrons of the show.



Recent Posts

Travel to Mexico City, Mexico – Episode 891
Travel to Mexico City, Mexico – Episode 891
Travel to Mindanao, Philippians – Episode 890
Travel to Mindanao, Philippians – Episode 890
Travel to Reunion Island – Episode 889
Travel to Reunion Island – Episode 889
Train from Brisbane to Adelaide – Episode 888
Train from Brisbane to Adelaide – Episode 888
Travel to Kyushu Japan – Episode 887
Travel to Kyushu Japan – Episode 887
Travel to Northern Tasmania – Episode 886
Travel to Northern Tasmania – Episode 886
Travel to Poland (Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan) – Episode 885
Travel to Poland (Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan) – Episode 885
Dublin to Cork Road Trip in Southeastern Ireland  – Episode 884
Dublin to Cork Road Trip in Southeastern Ireland – Episode 884
Germany Road Trip to 9 UNESCO Cities – Episode 883
Germany Road Trip to 9 UNESCO Cities – Episode 883
Travel to the Island of Malta – Episode 882
Travel to the Island of Malta – Episode 882
Travel to Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula – Episode 881
Travel to Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula – Episode 881
Travel to Tokyo Japan – Episode 880
Travel to Tokyo Japan – Episode 880
Travel to the Exumas, Bahamas – Episode 879
Travel to the Exumas, Bahamas – Episode 879
Driving the Selkirk Loop (Idaho, British Columbia, Washington) – Episode 878
Driving the Selkirk Loop (Idaho, British Columbia, Washington) – Episode 878
Travel to the Island of Hokkaido in Japan – Episode 877
Travel to the Island of Hokkaido in Japan – Episode 877