Carrie Finley-Bajak on Amateur Traveler talking about Catalina Island

Carrie Finley-Bajak on Amateur Traveler talking about Catalina Island

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.


Carrie Finley

Carrie is ready to explore, discover, and share the wonderful world of cruise travel. My goal is to report live from the ships sharing information about the overall experience under my Blogger-at-Large series. You will find information about cruise ships and places near the sea. Explore what’s buzzing at the cruise lines and gain insight into the world of cruising. Make sure to connect with Carrie via social media outlets including Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

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