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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.

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Travel to Croatia – Episode 763
Travel to Croatia – Episode 763
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Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina – Episode 762
Travel to Cleveland, Ohio – Episode 761
Travel to Cleveland, Ohio – Episode 761
Travel to the French Pyrenees – Episode 760
Travel to the French Pyrenees – Episode 760
Travel to Western Georgia (the country) – Episode 759
Travel to Western Georgia (the country) – Episode 759
Travel to Benin – Episode 758
Travel to Benin – Episode 758
Travel to Western Tanzania – Episode 757
Travel to Western Tanzania – Episode 757
Travel to Florida’s Space Coast – Episode 756
Travel to Florida’s Space Coast – Episode 756
Travel to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – Episode 755
Travel to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – Episode 755
Travel to the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia – Episode 754
Travel to the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia – Episode 754
Travel to Big Bend National Park and Southwestern Texas – Episode 753
Travel to Big Bend National Park and Southwestern Texas – Episode 753
Travel to Jordan – Episode 752
Travel to Jordan – Episode 752
Travel to Rome, Italy – Episode 751
Travel to Rome, Italy – Episode 751
Travel to the Azores – Episode 750
Travel to the Azores – Episode 750
Travel to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies – Episode 749
Travel to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies – Episode 749