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Cruising the Canal du Midi • France with Chris Christensen

Wander Your Way

How would you like to spend a few days or even a week slowly sailing down a canal, stopping at charming French villages, taking in historical sites, touring wineries (and tasting that wine) and eating some delicious French food?Sounds awesome, doesn't it?That's exactly what you can do on a beautiful barge as you sail down the Canal du Midi.Join me as I talk to Chris Christensen from Amateur Traveler about his experience on the Canal du Midi in the Occitania region of southern France. We'll talk about what it's really like to slowly travel on a luxury barge on this historical canal and Chris will offer up some tips for planning your own trip.Want to chat more about the Canal du Midi or France in general?Feel free to email me at lynne@wanderyourway.com.In this episode:1:09 Intro3:12: Placing the Canal du Midi on the map4:36: History7:03: Canal cruise experiences8:53: The locks10:10 Length of cruises11:18: Number of passengers and crew14:14: Going through the locks17:15: North or South17:45: Carcassonne21:00: Tour Options22:20: Room and boat features25:28: Chris’ favorite experiences29:26: Tips32:26: Favorite excursion35:02: Cost39:09: Where to find Chris41:33 Wrapping it upImportant links:Amateur TravelerCruising on the Canal du MidiEuropean WaterwaysFrench WaterwaysCarcassoneMinerveLabyrinth by Kate MosseSupport the show


26 Jul 2022

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Destination Bonanza w/ Chris Christensen

Zero To Travel Podcast

What is your favorite part of learning about new destinations? Today I am joined by my friend and fellow travel podcaster, Chris Christensen to explore some of our favorite destinations. As host of the Amateur Traveler Podcast, Chris has produced over 800 episodes about destination travel and has traveled to 85 countries/territories. You are not going to want to miss this episode, we discuss up-and-coming destinations, some of Chris' childhood favorites, how to plan your next trip and pick a travel partner, simple ways to find work/life balance and so much more. Which destination discussed in today's episode do you want to visit next? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get: Access To The Zero To Travel Podcast Archives (300+ amazing episodes and growing)  One Bonus Episode Per Month (Decided By YOU) + Exclusive Content You Can’t Hear Anywhere Else  Ask Me (Jason) Your Burning Questions, and Get A Personal Answer!  All Episodes Ad-Free (From April 2021 Onward) This episode is also brought to you by Better Help, visit their website today to get 10% off your first month of services. Tune in to learn: Why a passion for learning caused Chris to fall in love with travel Early travel memories from Chris' favorite National Parks  How to find a balance between seeking new destinations and revisiting favorites A few of Chris’ favorite road trips in his own backyard Advice for finding harmony between your full-time job and passion for travel Why taking advantage of opportunities is key to working your way around the globe Simple things Chris has done to prioritize lifestyle first How to set the pace and itinerary for your next trip Up and coming destinations you should check out today Why it's important to explore a region outside of major cities The reason we feel more connected to some places over others Bucketlist worthy festivals from all around the world Which places you should visit if you love great food A few of Chris’ favorite travel resources and strange destinations you need to visit Why who you travel with is more important than where you travel to And so much moreResources:Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Better Help - Today's Sponsor Check out Ametuer Traveler Listen to the Ametuer Travler podcast Kayak, Trip Advisor, Atlas ObscuraWant More?Joys of Solo Travel w/ Manjinder Kang Up and Coming Destinations (And Digital Nomad Hotspot): Bulgaria with Mitko Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly

1hr 11mins

17 May 2022

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This episode is also available as a blog post: https://youarewithinthenorms.com/2022/04/22/the-persecution-story-of-montana-physician-chris-christensen-md-and-the-truth-about-so-called-overdose-deaths/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/norman-j-clement/support


22 Apr 2022

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#35 - A Travel Journalist - Chris Christensen - "Fire Starter"

Coffin Talk

Chris Christensen is a podcaster, blogger, journalist, and software veteran with over 40 years experience with Silicon Valley and tech firms working for IBM, HP, Apple, and more. Since 2005 he has been podcasting with his weekly amateur traveler show and Christian faith podcast. He has also been running a biweekly “this week in travel” podcast for about a decade. Chris has won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), 5 North America Travel Journalism Association (NATJA) awards and was called the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards. Find us, follow us, like us, and subscribe!Web: mikeyopp.comTwitter: @coffintalkpod IG: @coffintalkpodcastFB: coffintalkpodcastSupport the show This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit mikeyopp.substack.com/subscribe


19 Sep 2021

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Sustainable Travel Guide: Chris Christensen on storytelling being the best way to promote meaningful travel

The Hive Travel Podcast

On this episode, Wesley talks to travel podcast guru Chris from Amateur Traveler who has a gift for storytelling & relies on his travel stories to inspire his listeners, friends and family to travel more sustainably. It's a jam packed episode with amazing stories from diverse destinations, including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Jordan and Ecuador among others.  


28 Aug 2021

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Episode 168: Summer Camp Week 6: Invasion of the Bodkin Snatchers (ft. Chris Christensen)


The boys are joined by the wonderful Chris Christensen from Bodkin and Where's Linus, to discuss "terroir," "what's bothering Duck," and Sauvignon Blanc being good actually.  This is a madhouse episode,  please be prepared to get weird. Please buy Chris' wines, we love them (also the Gewurtztraminer Duck drank 2 days later was UNREAL.) ////LIST////Bodkin, North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 'Cuvee Agincourt, 'NV //Maria & Sepp Muster, Sauvignon Vom Opek, 2019 //Bodkin, North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 'Mosque Clone,' 2017//Bodkin, North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 'Late Harvest,' 2013////Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Disgorgeous)

1hr 39mins

2 Aug 2021

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426 – Wildlife Expedition Cruise Around the Galapagos with Chris Christensen

Welcome to The Home Based Travel Agent Show

SHOW NOTES If you are not familiar with the Galapagos Islands or you think a wildlife expedition is something you would like to add to your specialties then this podcast is a great place to start. Chris Christensen describes his cruise around the Galapagos Islands on a Quasar Expedition cruise ship. You will learn about … Continue reading 426 – Wildlife Expedition Cruise Around the Galapagos with Chris Christensen →


30 Jun 2021

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Chris Christensen - Galapagos Islands During the Pandemic

This Week in Travel

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler which is an award winning online travel podcast / blog that focuses primarily on travel destinations. He is also a co-host emeritus for This Week in Travel.https://amateurtraveler.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

14 May 2021

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Exploring California Wine Country, Wine for Beginners and Being a Paparazzi for the Pope with Chris Christensen from Amateur Traveler

The Nomadic Foodist Show

California holds a reputation as a world-class wine region, standing firm against more notable European counties such as France and Italy. Discovering and learning about wine is an adventure of its own, and what better place to start than California. Chris Christensen is a podcaster, blogger, and world traveler hosting long-time running, award-winning Ametuer Traveler Podcast. With millions of downloads and thousands of loyal fans, Chris interviews guests about travel destinations all around the world, putting together itineraries for the enthused American tourist. In today’s episode, we discuss California wine country. For many Americans, visiting the notable wine country seems like an afterthought with wanderlust pointing them towards Tuscany or Burgundy. Chris, however, shows how beautiful and delicious California wine country can be, discussing his favorite regions, restaurants, and wineries. Visit https://nomadicfoodist.com/californiawine for the full show notes of this page with details on the restaurants and wineries discussed, PLUS extra restaurants, bars, and wineries worth visiting not discussed in this episode.In today's episode you will learn:What makes California wine so specialThe best times of years to visitWhy you should be doing a wine tastingWhat AVA is and why it's important to find your favorite winesHow to learn about wine and decide which ones are your favoriteWhat wine trends are and why they are importantChris’ favorite wineries and food recommendations

1hr 33mins

22 Apr 2021

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Den Dybe Tallerken #017 - Chris Christensen

Den Dybe Tallerken

Chris Christensen - Tidligere verdensmester i BMX og tidligere yngste danske RedBull atlet fortæller lidt om sit liv i sadlen og en masse andet. Super fed episode med en af mine yndlingsmennesker.


5 Jan 2021