Chris is the owner/host of the Amateur Traveler which is an award-winning online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a weekly audio podcast, ocassional videos, and a blog. In 2014, Chris won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism from the Society of American Travel Writers and was called the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in their annual SMITTY Awards.
He has worked for years in technology startups in Silicon Valley. He was formerly the Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor's New Initiatives group and was the EVP Engineering at LiveWorld where his team built and ran online communities and events for companies including eBay, HBO, TV Guide, Expedia, Marriott, A&E, History Channel, the NBA, NBC, ABC, Disney, Microsoft, WebTV and American Express. He is now a Director of Engineering at American Express.
Chris is also the owner of BloggerBridge.com which is a new startup connecting bloggers and industry contacts.
Director of Engineering for TripAdvisor Flights
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Looks like I will miss this meetup. I will be in the city from the 17-24 of Sept.
New York City Travel Massive 1 month ago
What he said. :-) Covid set the destinations back a couple of years, as some of the people who did know what they wanted to do with bloggers got laid off. It's one of the reasons I was impressed that the hotels I talked to in Phuket seemed to have a ... show more
Is TBEX only for established bloggers? 6 months ago