Chris is the creator of AmateurTraveler.com. Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel website that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a couple of audio podcasts and a blog. His travel podcasts were downloaded around 1.9 million times in 2017. The Amateur Traveler is 12 years old and they use Amateur Traveler to teach English at Oxford University and to test English proficiency for employment with the Thailand Foreign Ministry. Chris has won a Lowell Thomas Award, 4 NATJA awards, including the gold in the audio category this year, and a SMITTY Award from Travel+Leisure as the “best independent travel journalist”. He also runs a site called BloggerBridge.com which connects bloggers (mostly travel bloggers) and companies.