MacVoices #13129: Talking Travel Tech with Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler
As you start to make this year’s vacation plans, you might give a little extra thought to how technology can help, and what you should take with you. Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler is the perfect person to help you get a handle on travel gear, iPhone and iPad apps, services and tips for making the most of our technology when we’re away from home, whether it is for business or pleasure. From road trips to international junkets, Chris has some great tips and tricks that will make your travel experience better.
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Chris Christensen is the host of The Amateur Traveler, a popular online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations.It covers everything from knowing what to put on your Chicago dog when you go to the Windy City to swimming with whales in Tonga. It includes a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast and a blog. By day Chris works at PayNearMe.com where they create products to help people without credit or debit cards pay for things. He 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.