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Jen Leo writes for Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times, and edited the award-winning Sand in My Bra series (Travelers’ Tales). She loves to travel with her toddler. You can also read about her at

Chris Christensen the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a blog and a video podcast. His day job is high tech. He has been a Director of Engineering at TripAdvisor and has run online communities for companies like Marriott, American Express, eBay, HBO, the NBA, Kraft, Campbells, Kimberly Clark, A&E, and QVC.

Gary Arndt is the man behind one of the world's most popular, independent travel blogs. He has been traveling non-stop since March, 2007 and has visited over 60 countries and territories. That is a real monkey on his shoulder.


Episode 94 - Does Your Travel Insurance Cover Locusts?

This week's guests are Laura Bly of USA Today and Stephanie Yoder of Twenty Something Travel

This Week's News:

  • Did the earthquake tilt the Washington Monument?
  • Starwood Hotels rolls out 'pay your birth year' promo
  • BBC News - Mobile phones could soon be 'powered by walking'
  • Paris gets its first 24-hour baguette dispenser – feel le pain
  • United Airlines deploys 11,000 iPads to pilots
Picks of the week:
  • Chris - The Mayan ruin of Coba, near Tulum Mexico
  • Jen - Hurricane iPhone app
  • Stephanie - Mazatlan Mexico

Episode 93 - Putting the Pee back into PR

This weeks guests are Sean Keener and Mary Beth Bond

This week's news

Picks of the week
  • Gary -
  • Jen - Spirit Airlines in Oakland to Vegas
  • Marybeth -
  • Sean -

Episode 92 - Layover Redefined


Episode 91 - ..for Chris Elliott and Family “Away is Home”

This week's guest are the Elliott family: Chris, Kari, Aren, Iden, Erysse

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This weeks news Picks of the week
  • Chris Christensen - Snoring apps, Google Earth KLM files
  • Chris Elliott - by low sell hit
  • Jen -
  • Gary - how to map with Google Earth

Episode 90 - Underwear Free Travel