Uruguay has just been featured in a 52-minute podcast on Amateur Traveler, one of the world’s longest running travel podcasts
The host Chris Christensen interviewed Karen A Higgs, creator of the Guru’Guay website and guidebooks. He was excited to meet her as the only international guidebook writer on Uruguay actually based in the country itself. In the interview, he confessed that this was the first time that he’s covered Uruguay since 2009 so this one in 2020 is long overdue!
One of the world’s most popular podcasts
The award-winning podcast and blog was started way back in the beginning of podcast history – 2005. They have episodes about every continent and almost every country.
The podcast was downloaded 2,800,000 times in 2019 alone, making it one of the top 5% podcasts across all genres. Amateur Traveler aims to help real travelers plan real trips. Its more than 400 destination-themed episodes have been downloaded more than 7 million times.
Who listens to it?
The audience tends to be split pretty evenly between men and women and focuses on those with enough money to travel. Almost 70% of listeners are from the US, with Australia, Canada, and the UK making up another 15%. A number of listeners–including Oxford University–use the Amateur Traveler audio podcast to improve English comprehension! #JustLoveThis
Podcast Show Notes
After you’ve listened, check out the places and resources that Karen mentions in the podcast and others that she didn’t have time to get to:
I left my native Wales when I was just 18 but March 1, Saint David’s Day, is always a time when I think about my roots. Especially living here in Uruguay.
2020. Working in the travel sector, you can imagine how we were hit. Guru’Guay chews over the pivots to stay afloat & celebrates Uruguay’s ‘good’ pandemic.
Where can you pick up the best-selling Guru’Guay guidebooks to Uruguay and Montevideo when you’re already in Uruguay or Argentina? Check for stockists.
Karen A Higgs moved to Uruguay in 2000. Her renowned Guru’Guay travel guides to Uruguay and Montevideo are praised for their passion and soul.
Guru’Guay and its creator, Karen A Higgs, have become a reference around the world and in Uruguay for our perceptive take on tourism and living as an expat.
Chris Christensen interviews Guru’Guay creator Karen A Higgs about travel and tourism in Uruguay. AT is one of the world’s top 5% most popular podcasts.
The creator of Guru’Guay moved to Uruguay in 2000. She shares an uncanny coincidence that she thinks made URUGUAY her DESTINY.
Lonely Planet just named Uruguay ‘one of the ten countries you MUST visit in 2020’. Perfect timing as we just released our new travel guide to the capital.
Are you considering a move to Uruguay–full-time, sabbatical or snow-birding–and want expert advice specific to your circumstances?
MyUS.com—a site which serves 550,000 expats in 220 countries–named Karen A Higgs along with singer-songwriter Meri Deal and footballer Luis Suarez’s wife.
A prestigious journal ran a full page quoting Guru’Guay that Uruguay is a holiday destination to rival Argentina or Brazil.