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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 Asturias, Spain – Episode 819
Travel to Asturias, Spain – Episode 819
Travel to Volos, Greece and the Pelion Peninsula – Episode 818
Travel to Volos, Greece and the Pelion Peninsula – Episode 818
Travel to Cape Verde – Episode 817
Travel to Cape Verde – Episode 817
Travel to Eastern Slovenia – Episode 816
Travel to Eastern Slovenia – Episode 816
Travel to Astypalaia and Amorgos, Greece – Episode 815
Travel to Astypalaia and Amorgos, Greece – Episode 815
Austria Road Trip – Episode 814
Austria Road Trip – Episode 814
Travel to London, England – Episode 813
Travel to London, England – Episode 813
Travel to the South Tyrol, Italy – Episode 812
Travel to the South Tyrol, Italy – Episode 812
Hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites in Italy – Episode 811
Hiking the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites in Italy – Episode 811
Driving the Natchez Trace Parkway – Episode 810
Driving the Natchez Trace Parkway – Episode 810
Travel to Iraq Kurdistan – Episode 809
Travel to Iraq Kurdistan – Episode 809
Travel to Silicon Valley, California – Episode 808
Travel to Silicon Valley, California – Episode 808
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