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  1. #109 - Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour - Lewiston, Idaho2022/05/05

    This video is taking during a jet boat ride up the Snake River through Hells Canyon on the border of Idaho, Washington and Oregon. We were with Snake Dancer Excursions and were guests of Visit Lewis Clark Valley.

    Read more about my trip here: https://amateurtraveler.com/things-to-do-in-lewiston-idaho/
  2. #108 - Rail Bikes in Fort Bragg, California2020/10/17

    The people who brought you the Skunk Train now bring you a different adventure where you can pedal a tandem bike on the railroad tracks from the town into the redwoods - RailBikes.

    See more at https://californiatravelmedia.com/things-to-do-in-mendocino-california-and-on-the-lost-coast/
  3. #107 - 4 Days in Mexico City – The Wonderful Heart of Mexico2020/07/18

    This video accompanies the post 4 Days in Mexico City – The Wonderful Heart of Mexico https://amateurtraveler.com/4-days-in-mexico-city-the-wonderful-heart-of-mexico/ and shows some of the highlights of Mexico City
  4. #106 - Helicopter Flight Over Hoover Dam2019/05/13

    Checkout the blog post on day trips from Las Vegas including this helicopter flight, visiting Red Rocks and Valley of Fire at https://amateurtraveler.com/las-vegas-day-trips/
  5. #105 - Mori Building Digital Art Museum - Tokyo Japan2019/01/16

    The Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Odaiba in Tokyo is an amazingly interactive museum where kids can draw a sea creature and then watch it swim along the museum walls. Read more at Things to do in Odaiba (Tokyo) – https://amateurtraveler.com/things-to-do-in-odaiba/
  6. #103 - Varanasi, India2018/10/08

    Varanasi India is colorful , chaotic city on the Ganges River that is a sacred place to Hindus. See its traffic, shoreline and religious ceremonies in this video from the Amateur Traveler trip to India. Read more about Varanasi at https://amateurtraveler.com/varanasi-india/
  7. #102 Česky Krumlov in the Czech Republic2018/08/27

    A Video of Česky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the country's 2nd most visited city. Read more at https://amateurtraveler.com/cesky-krumlov/
  8. #101 - Durango Colorado2018/07/13

    Durango Colorado is known for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as well as for adventure travel excursions like the jeep tour I took up to 12,000 feet in the nearby San Juan Mountains. This video shows the train and the jeep tour.

    read more at: https://amateurtraveler.com/denver-to-mesa-verde-and-durango/
  9. #100 - Mesa Verde National Park2018/07/06
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  10. #99 - Pagosa Springs & Chimney Rock National Monument2018/06/29
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  11. #98 - Montgomery, Alabama2018/06/11

    This video shows some of the history of Montgomery Alabama and also talks about the new Legacy Museum which presents the history of slavery, lynching, and civil rights. The video also shows the new National Memorial to Peace and Justice (also known as the Lynching Memorial).

    Read more https://amateurtraveler.com/montgomery-alabama-civil-rights/
  12. #97 - Dry Tortugas National Park2018/05/25

    A video of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park off the Floriday Keys near Key West.
    read more: Road Trip down the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park (Videos #96 & #97) http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/road-trip-florida-keys/
  13. #96 - African Queen - Key Largo2018/05/18

    Taking a boat ride on the African Queen in Key Largo, Florida - for more info check out Road Trip down the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park (Videos #96 & #97) http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/road-trip-florida-keys/
  14. #95 Volcano Bay - Universal Orlando Resort2018/05/12

    A video of how Universal's waterpark in Orlando, including how the tapu tapu waterproof wrist devise works to get reservations for attractions.
  15. #94 - Celebration Harry Potter - Universal Orlando Resort2018/02/03

    Each year in January there is a Harry Potter festival at Universal Orlando Resort called Celebration Harry Potter. This video is a peak into that magical world.

    Read more at http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/celebration-harry-potter/
  16. #93 - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta2017/10/30

    A video of the 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta including a balloon ride and a surprise ending for my iPhone. Read more at http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/albuquerque-international-balloon-fiesta/
  17. #92 - Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site2017/09/23

    The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site outside of Boston was the place where America's Iron and Steel industry started. See how they turned the power of moving water into molten iron.

    read more http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/saugus-iron-works-nhs/
  18. #91 - Flightseeing in Kluane National Park in the Yukon2017/08/27

    This video shows a flightseeing tour of the Hubbard Glacier and the largest non-polar icefields in the world, including landing on the glacier

  19. #89 - Safari West Wildlife Preserve2016/12/14
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  20. #88 - A Visit to Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama2016/11/19
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  21. #87 - Rice Terraces of the Cordillera, Philippines 2016/10/27

    This video shows a visit to the UNESCO site, the Rice Terraces of Batad and Bangaan near Banaue in the Philippines. Getting there is half the fun, riding on top of a Jeepney.
  22. #86 - Exploring Intramuros - The Old Walled City in Manila, Philippines2016/10/25

    Visit the old walled city in Manila which was mostly destroyed in World War 2 and reconstructed in the 1980s. A Horse drawn carriage tour, the city walls, Baluarte de San Diego, Casa Manila and San Agustin Church.
  23. #85 - Bamboo Train - Battambang, Cambodia2016/08/11

    Outside of Battambang, Cambodia is a Rube Goldberg ramshackle train to nowhere called the bamboo train. It is little more than a bamboo platform and a small lawnmower type engine sitting on two steel train wheels. Run that over a bumpy warped set of rails. There is nothing else like it.

    This video was shot during the Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia in 2016.
  24. Jucy RV - Road Gear #92016/06/04

    I had a chance to drive a Jucy RV camper van recently on a road trip in the central coast of California. This video reviews this flexible van that comes with sink, stove, fridge, table. The Jucy RV sleeps 1-4 people
  25. #84 - Driving the Watkins Glen International Raceway2016/05/26

    Visit the Watkins Glen International Raceway with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows driving this Grand Prix NASCAR track as part of the "Drive the Glen" activity. You can pay $25 to drive your own car on this track. You do have to:

    Stay behind the pace car
    Not pass any other cars driving with your
    Stay under 55mph

  26. #83 Visiting a Floating Village in Cambodia2016/05/08

    Visit a Floating Village in Cambodia with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows a tour to a village on Tonlé Sap (Great Lake). We took this tour as part of the recent Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia.
  27. #82 - Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour - Cambodia2016/04/25

    Visit Phnom Penh in Cambodia with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows a cyclo (pedicab or bicycle rickshaw) tour of downtown. We took this ride through the streets of the city as part of the recent Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia (http://amateurtraveler.com/cambodia-trip/).
  28. #81 - Visiting Alaska with Un-Cruise Adventures2015/07/07

    See cruising Southeastern Alaska on Un-Cruise Adventures as the Amateur Traveler goes on a cruise where dressing for dinner and bingo are replaced with kayaking and bushwhacking. Chris and his wife explored with 84 other passengers on the Safari Endeavor the islands, inlets, and glaciers of the Alaskan panhandle.
  29. #80 - Oaxaca, Mexico Markets2015/04/22

    Visit Oaxaca, Mexico and Monte Alban with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows some of the markets which are not just places to shop but also great places to eat. It also shows some of the night life in the zocalo or main town square.
  30. #79 - Oaxaca, Mexico and Monte Alban2015/04/07

    Visit Oaxaca, Mexico and Monte Alban with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the ruins of the Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban on the hills above Oaxaca, Mexico. Built 2500 years ago the Zapotec leveled off a mountain to build their city in the clouds. Only about 10% of their city has been uncovered.

  31. #78 - Thailand in 60 Seconds2015/03/30

    Visit Thailand with the Amateur Traveler: Explaining Thailand in 60 seconds with pictures and video. This video was shot during a press trip to Bangkok and Northern Thailand (from Chiang Mai to Nan). Temples, crafts, markets... and eating a worm.
  32. #77 - Death Valley National Park2015/03/08

    Visit Death Valley with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows Death Valley National Park, the lowest and hottest spot in the United States.
  33. #76 - Alligators and Airboats2014/10/20

    Visit the bayou outside Lake Charles Louisiana with the Amateur Traveler. This video shows a trip with Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours as well as a visit to Airboats Rides and Alligators. Both are on the Creole Nature Trail.
  34. #75 - Ford Design Center2014/10/11
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  35. Portable Bluetooth Speakers – Road Gear #82014/07/14

    This episode of Road Gear looks at two different bluetooth portable speaker solutions:

    Logitech UE Mobile Boombox Bluetooth Speaker


    Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker

  36. #74 - Ford Motor Company - Truck Plant2014/07/09

    Visit the Ford Motor Company Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan with the Amateur Traveler. This video shows the Ford Truck assembly line which I visited as part of the Ford Trends conference. While you won't be allowed to take pictures, you can also tour the Ford plant on your next trip to Michigan.
  37. Shavetech USB Rechargeable Travel Razor - Road Gear #72014/06/30

    The Shavetech USB Rechargeable Travel Razor is a small electric razor that will fit easily in your day bag. When it runs out of charge just pop out the USB dongle from the bottom of the razor and recharge it in any USB plug, including off the side of your laptop.

    buy it: http://bit.ly/shavetech
  38. #73 - Laws Railroad Museum - Laws, California2014/06/25

    Visit the Laws Railroad Museum in Laws, California with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the small out of the way Laws Railroad Museum which has collected trains, farm equipment, artifacts and even buildings from around the Owens Valley area in the Eastern Sierras of California. The museum has a working train from the Death Valley Railroad which runs on a very short track.
  39. #72 - Travel to Xi'an China2014/06/11

    Visit Xi'an China with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the famous Terracotta Warriors. Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, had this army of figures created for his tomb. Shortly after his death the peasants revolted and smashed all but one of the warriors into pieces. This is basically the worlds largest jigsaw puzzle.
  40. Camelbak All Clear - Water Purifier / Water Bottle – Road Gear #62014/06/02

    The Camelbak All Clear is a water bottle with a built in water purifier. The CamelBak uses UV light to effectively neutralize viruses, bacteria and protozoa. Bring this water bottle on your trip to help avoid water born diseases.

    buy a Camelback Allclear - http://bit.ly/cballclear

  41. Mophie Juice Pack - Charging iPhone Case - Road Gear #52014/05/14
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  42. FreedomPop Portable Internet Wi-Fi Router – Road Gear Video #42014/05/12
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  43. #71 - Zipline - Sanoma Canopy Tours2014/05/08
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  44. #70 - Night Train in China2014/04/30

    Ride the night train from Beijing to Xi'an with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the somewhat claustrophobic quarters that you get when you put some 60 bunk beds in an open rail car.
  45. #69 - Travel to Beijing, China2014/04/24

    This video shows a visit to Beijing. It shows Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Yonghe Temple and the Great Wall.

    I traveled to Beijing on a tour with Intrepid Travels - http://AmateurTraveler.com/intrepid
  46. #68 Nautilus Semi-Submersible - Santa Catalina Island, California2013/09/18

    This video shows the Nautilus Semi-Submercible on the Island of Santa Catalina off the coast of California. This video was shot as part of a longer trip to the island.

  47. #67 - Virginia City Camel Races2013/09/10

    Each year since 1959 Virginia City has held Camel Races. This video is from the 2013 Virginia City Camel Races and features a camel race, a zebra race and an ostrich race.
  48. Tobaggan Down from the Great Wall of China2012/07/15

    At Mutianyu, China near Beijing you can take a toboggan down from the Great Wall of China. This is a video of the ride.
  49. Driving Down Lombard Street in San Francisco2012/07/09

    I shot this video in San Francisco for the Ford Escape Routes campaign. This is what it is like to drive down the "crookedest street in the world"
  50. #66 - Travel to the Escalade - Geneva, Switzerland2011/11/06

    Visit the Escalade festival in Geneva Switzerland with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows a visit to the Escalade which is celebrated in Geneva Switzerland to celebrate a victory over the Savoy in 1602. Geneva was protestant under the time and Calvinist while the Savoy were Catholic.
  51. #65 - Travel to Paris, France2011/10/30

    Visit Paris France with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows scenes from Notre Dame, the Marché aux Puces (the flea market), Montmartre, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Gare de Lyon (train station).
  52. #64 - Travel to New Zealand's in North Island is Winter2011/03/30

    Visit New Zealand's North Island in Winter (July) with the Amateur Traveler. This video shows a number of spots from New Zealand's North Island:

    * Tongariro National Park - The Whakapapa Ski Area on Mt Ruapehu
    * The Bay of Islands and The Hole in the Rock
    * Martha Gold Mine
    * Rotorua
    * Auckland Museum
    * Auckland Museum of Transport and Technology
  53. #63 - Maori Culture on New Zealand2011/02/11

    Visit New Zealand with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the Maori culture. Our first visit is the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where the nation of New Zealand was formed in a treaty between the English and the Maori tribes. We then visit Te Puia in Rotorua. At both Waitangi and Te Puia we see cultural performances. Then we also visit the Auckland Museum and its Maori exhibit.
  54. RoadGear #3 - SpaceShips RVs2010/08/19

    This video shows the Spaceship RV that I used to travel around New Zealand. A Spaceship is a converted minivan that has been modified to sleep, cook and travel.
  55. #62 - Maui - Celebration of the Arts2010/06/01
    Visit Maui with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the 18th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The Celebration of the Arts is an annual event over Easter Weekend that features Hawaiian arts, crafts and food.
  56. #61 - Maui - Road to Hana and Lava Tubes2010/05/16
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  57. #60 - Nature, Beaches, Cowboys and Underwater2010/04/28
    Visit Maui with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the Ioa Valley and the Hawai'i Nature Center as well as a few of the beaches (Ahihi Bay, Big Beach, Maluaka Beach and Chang's Beach) and the upcountry of Maui in cattle country on Ulupalakua Ranch. This video also contains underwater footage.
  58. #59 - Travel to Chania, Crete (Greece)2010/04/08
    Visit Chania on the island of Crete in Greece with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the beautiful harbor of Chania which dates back to when Venice rules this part of Crete. It also looks at Chania's Central Market, shops, and cafes.
  59. #58 - Knossos and Rethymno, Crete - Greece2010/03/23
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  60. #57 - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace - London, England2010/03/04
    Visit Buckingham Palace with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the palace in the quiet before the crowds arrive to watch the changing of the guard. It also shows you a good location to position yourself to have the best views and then shows the actually changing of the guard.
  61. #56 - London, England - Hustle, Bustle and Calm2010/02/24

    Visit London with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows some of the hustle and bustle of London as a place where 7.2 million people live and work and also shows some of the green spaces and parks where Londoners and tourists alike can relax and decompress.
  62. RG#02 - EVDO, Internet Via the Cell Network2010/02/22

    Road Gear is a video show that focuses on travel gadgets. This episode looks at connecting to the internet with a Verizon EVDO card. This solution will work wirelessly and even work from a moving car or train.
  63. #55 - London - Pagentry and Drama2010/01/29
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  64. #54 - Santorini's Beaches2009/12/08
    Visit Santorini with the Amateur Traveler: This video which is the 4th and final video of Santorini shows the various beaches of Santorini. We look at Red Beach, Perrisa and Kamari. The video also shows what a beach goer on Sanotini wears (and doesn't).
  65. #53 - Touring Santorini's Volcano - Santorini, Greece2009/12/01
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  66. #52 - The Road to Io - Santorini, Greece2009/10/29
  67. #51 - Santorini, Greece (part 1)2009/09/14
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  68. #50 - Athens, Greece, National Museum of Archeology2009/08/13
  69. Cozumel, Mexico - Park Royal2009/07/15
    As regular listeners of the Amateur Traveler will know, Royal Holiday brought me down to Cozumel to review their Park Royal resort. This video includes video of the resort as well as video of snorkeling (underwater video), the west side beaches, the pirate cruise and downtown Cozumel.
  70. #49 - Ancient Athens - The Agora, The Acropolis and the Parthenon2009/06/16
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  71. #48 - The London Eye, London, England2009/05/27
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  72. #47 - Oaxaca, Mexico - Felipe the Weaver (part 2)2009/04/16
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  73. #46 - Oaxaca, Mexico - Felipe the Weaver (part 1)2009/04/01
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  74. RG#1 - Small Tripods / Equipment to Stabilize Your Camera - Road Gear2009/02/20
    This is the first episode of a new video show from the Amateur Traveler that focuses on gear to take with you on your travels. This first episode looks at small tripods and other ways to stabilize your camera while you are traveling. This first episode is show in San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden.
  75. #45 - Travel to Liverpool - Beatles Magical Mystery Tour2009/02/10
    Visit Liverpool with the Amateur Traveler. This video shows part of the Liverpool's wonderful Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. When John Lennon died Beatles fans started to come to Liverpool as a kind of pilgrimage. The city of Liverpool organized a tour that is a treat for fans but you can also enjoy this tour even if you are not a rabid fan. It is informative and entertaining.
  76. #44 - Embarcadero - San Francisco2008/12/31
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  77. #43 - Travel to the Marin Headlands Area of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - San Francisco, California2008/12/18
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  78. #42 - Bodie, California - Ghost Town2008/11/28
    Visit Bodie, California with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the old gold mining ghost town of Bodie. Bodie was founded in 1861 and largely abandoned by 1932. The town is kept in a state of arrested decay. It is not restored nor is it allowed to continue to disintegrate.
  79. #41 - Costa Rica Rainforrest2008/11/10

    Visit Costa Rica with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows an eco tour traveling by bus, train and boat to the rain forrest north of Puerto Limon on the Caribbean coast. It was part of a longer cruise I talked about on the Amateur Traveler Episode 113
  80. #S1 - Voluntourism in Mexico2008/10/13
    Visit Tijuana Mexico with the Amateur Traveler (http://AmateurTraveler.com). 13 times in the last 15 years I have made a trip down to Tijuana Mexico to work with a group from my church and a Mexican organization called Esperanza International to build houses out of concrete. Esperanza means "hope" in Spanish. This video shows what that work is like.
  81. #40 - Panama Canal Tour2008/10/02

    Panama Canal Tour
  82. #39 - Panama Canal2008/09/07

    Panama Canal
  83. #38 - Curaçao2008/08/18

  84. #37 - Aruba2008/07/18

  85. ATV#36 - Half Moon Cay, Bermuda2008/07/02
    Half Moon Cay, Bermuda
  86. #35 - Como, Italy2008/05/13

    Como, Italy
  87. #34 - Lake Como, Italy2008/04/25

    Lake Como, Italy
  88. #33 - Cinque Terra, Italy2008/04/03

    Cinque Terra, Italy
  89. #32 - Italian Riviera2008/03/22

    Italian Riviera
  90. #31 - Antibes, France2008/03/06

    Antibes, France
  91. #30 - Nice, France at Night2008/02/20

    Nice, France at Night
  92. #29 - Monaco and Cannes, France2008/02/02

    Monaco and Cannes, France
  93. #28 - Monaco - Changing of the Guard2008/01/14

    Monaco - Changing of the Guard
  94. #27 - Interlaken, Switzerland2007/12/27

    Interlaken, Switzerland
  95. #26 - Zurich and Zurifascht2007/12/11

    Zurich and Zurifascht
  96. #25 - Curaçao - Sailing and Snorkeling with the Bounty (part 1)2007/11/24

    Curaçao - Sailing and Snorkeling with the Bounty (part 1)
  97. #24 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (part 3 of 3)2007/10/30

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (part 3 of 3)
  98. Podshow Holiday Gift Guide - Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 review2007/10/29
    Podshow Holiday Gift Guide - Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 review
  99. #23 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (part 2 of 3)2007/10/19

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (part 2 of 3)
  100. #22 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (part 1 of 3)2007/09/15

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (part 1 of 3)
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