Carrie Finley-Bajak on Amateur Traveler talking about Catalina Island

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Buzzing: Learn about Catalina Island with Carrie Finley-Bajak on Amateur Traveler podcast

Listen now: Amateur Traveler Episode 316 – Travel to Catalina Island off California 


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The Backstory

When Chris (aka @Chris2x) sent out a tweet looking for possible places to cover on his wildly popular podcast, I replied. I pitched a couple of places, but we settled on Catalina Island. For those that recall, I live close to Catalina (in Orange County, CA) and on a clear day I can see the island from my neighborhood.  A perfect fit.

Recording, via Skype, was fun and I learned a lot about podcasting while I informed Chris about what there is to do on Catalina Island.

About Amateur Traveler

  • 1.5+ million travel podcast downloads in 2010
  • This Week in Travel (a companion podcast) won a 2012 Gold Medal in broadcasting from the North American Travel Journalism Association
  • The Chicago Sun Times included the show in their list of 10 “Best travel sites”.
  • Oxford University uses the Amateur Traveler to teach English as a second language.
  • Men’s Journal says: “One of the 4 best adventure travel podcasts”
  • Best Life Magazine named the Amateur Traveler one of the 10 best podcasts on the internet.
  • Nominated for a People’s Choice Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • Popular Vote Winner for a Lonely Planet Blog Award 2009 in the Podcasting category.
  • Named by as one of the 10 best looking/most accessible travel blogs on the internet.
  • Named in a study as one of the “50 Most Influential Independent Travel Blogs”

Have a listen, and leave me a comment if you have any questions.

See you on the ships or in port.

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