About Chris Christensen

Chris is the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

By day he works at PayNearMe.com where he creates products to help people without credit or debit cards pay for things. Chris was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor's New Initiatives group, the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld which runs online communities like those for eBay, HBO, and American Express, and a Software Manager at Apple, Momenta (pen computing) and HP.

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Australia Worries

Australia Worries

Chris Christensen January 31, 2013 1

Chris Christensen of Amateur Traveler dispels some of the myths about travelling to Australia

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Top 10 Gifts For Travelers

Top 10 Gifts For Travelers

Chris Christensen December 19, 2012 1

The holidays are upon us and many people are looking for gift ideas for the travelers on their list here some suggestions: The Business Traveler • Bose Noise canceling headphones The view from 14F

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Places to Visit in Crete

Places to Visit in Crete

Chris Christensen November 5, 2012 0

Chris Christensen talks about some of the places to visit in Crete

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Nine Travel Apps You Need For The iPhone 5

Nine Travel Apps You Need For The iPhone 5

Chris Christensen October 1, 2012 12

Perhaps you have your new iPhone 5, or it is on order like mine. Or perhaps you are still using your old iPhone but you just upgraded to the new operating system IOS 6.

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Six Internet Travel Planning Tools

Six Internet Travel Planning Tools

Chris Christensen August 23, 2012 2

The internet has changed the way that we book our travel and how we stay connected while we travel. We used to dog ear pages of guide books and scribble notes in notebooks as

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