Welcome inside my head. I am Chris Christensen.
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.
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:
- 27 Websites for Booking Hotels and Alternate Accommodations
- Guide to Round The World (RTW) Tickets
- Welcoming Strangers – Becoming an AirBnb Host
- The Best Websites for Booking Tours
California Travel is a travel blog that just focuses on the Golden State.
The weekly podcast covering travel, the travel industry, and anything else that tickles our fancy
A weekly bible study podcast looking at scripture from a Christian (but not political) point of view.
A podcast that talks about the best practices in travel marketing & PR.