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?


        1. hello chris I really enjoy the bible study on spotify, it seems they have no way of fixing how your episodes are playing because as of now I can not play any of them in order but as soon as I press on my own music playlist boom it drops right in order, was wondering if there is anyway you can fix this

  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

      1. The Holy Spirit is with you my brother. Keep on preaching and May your working forever be fruitful in the eyes of our Lord Jesus CHRIST, Amen.

  3. Hello Chris,
    I listen to your Bible study podcast and this encourages me. Thank you for doing the Bible study podcast.

    I am a member of a local Baptist church here in Germany,

    Greetings and God bless you,

    Jan C. from Germany

  4. Hi Chris, I have just started listening to your podcasts and really enjoy your calm delivery. No-one shouting in my ear is great especially as I hike through the forest immersed in nature. Thanks for your efforts keep going!

  5. Hello Chris, I just wanted to extend my thanks for your podcast. I’m listening I’m the UK and really enjoying it. I hope you’re well!

  6. Hi Chris,
    I just finished reading the Bible is a year with the BibleRecap with Tara Leigh Cobble. At 71, the first time I read the complete book including the Book Of Revelation. Tonight actually. I was so rattled, confused and- disturbed I Googled resources to help me orient myself and find some explanations. I came across your podcast and have read until 1:00 AM. I have to go to bed. Are you still active with Biblical podcasts?

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