Welcome inside my head. I am Chris Christensen.

Silicon Valley

I have lived in Silicon Valley since 1984 although my first job in the valley was a Summer job with IBM in 1981. I have also worked for Hewlett-Packard (internal IC design tools), Momenta (pen computing startup), Apple Computer (Newton Mail and eWorld), LiveWorld (ran online communities for like eBay, Marriott, American Express, Campbells, Kimberly Clark, A&E, and Mini Cooper) .
Since 2014 I have been an independent software contractor working on some of my own projects like BloggerBridge.com as well as projects for TripAdvisor.com, Timeout.com, RewardsPay and other companies.

Amateur Traveler

The Amateur Traveler is an online blog and podcast. The podcast focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to travel to.  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.
Some of the best blog posts include:

California Travel

California Travel is a travel blog that just focuses on the Golden State.

This Week in Travel

The weekly podcast covering travel, the travel industry, and anything else that tickles our fancy

The Bible Study Podcast

A weekly bible study podcast looking at scripture from a Christian (but not political) point of view.

Passport Travel Marketing and PR Podcast

A podcast that talks about the best practices in travel marketing & PR.


  1. Hello Mr. Christensen,

    I have been listening to your bible study podcasts and I absolutely love them. However, I must tell you how surprised I was to discovered that you are Lutheran. My in-laws are Lutheran and don’t seem to enjoy much of the word, what I mean is that they don’t seem to care for long services. Your podcasts are full of rich content and I would like to know what version of the bible are you reading from?


  2. Hello Chris, in what way are you qualified to oversee bible study ? Did you go to school for theology ? Have you been ordained or are you answering a ‘calling’ ? Just would like to know as I do find your podcast somewhat titillating and wish not to be misinformed. Thank you

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