THE HOST & WRITER


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Christine van Blokland is a 3-Time National Daytime Emmy Nominee, 3-time Society of American Travel Writers Honoree and multiple Regional Emmy Award Winner. She’s the Creator, Host, Writer & Executive Producer of the educational travel series Curious Traveler.  Curious Traveler is broadcast nationwide on PBS &  CreateTV, and internationally on Amazon Video, select airlines, cruise lines and countries. Christine also hosts, writes and produces the award-winning ‘Take Me Away’ series on USA Today Travel.

Christine has also written, produced and hosted for Adventures by Disney, HSN, TravelSmith and Pursuitist.

Christine caught the travel bug early on.  Born in Scotland, she traveled across Europe, Canada and parts of Africa by the age of 16. Since then, she has continued her curious travels from Austria to Aruba to Alaska, yet can never catch any Zzzzs on those flights.

Before Curious Traveler, Christine spent 20 years as a feature reporter in top TV markets across the country on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, MyNetwork TV, Tribune Broadcasting, and Cox Video on Demand. She won several regional Emmys for her feature reporting. Highlights include The Grammys, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, 5 seasons of American Idol and the Guinness World Record’s Largest Moon Pie. Her list of celebrity interviews include: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Julie Andrews, Simon Cowell and Andrea Bocelli. But her all-time favorite interview was with Kermit the Frog.

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Christine holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with concentrations in Fine Arts and Religion from the University of Florida, where she was a Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Honoree.

Christine is also an artist. She studied Classical Animation at Vancouver Film School, where she produced an animated short, consisting of 1000s of individual, hand-drawn frames. Her hand was very tired.  Speaking of tired, Christine is also a lifelong athlete and health nut. She’s proud to have run two Disney Marathons. No, not back-to-back. One at a time is goofy enough.

Christine brings her passion for the arts, quirky characters, storytelling, lifelong learning, and of course, travel, to her pieces. Her travel motto is ‘Never stop learning.’ Although she will never learn how to pack light.