Short bio: Christine van Blokland is an Emmy-winning creator, writer, executive producer & host of the educational travel series, Curious Traveler on PBS & Amazon Prime Video.
Occupation: Travel Journalist
Website: curioustravelertv.com & pbs.org/show/curious-traveler
YouTube: Curious Traveler TV Series
Hometown: Gainesville, FL
College: University of Florida & Vancouver Film School
College major: UF: Journalism VFS: Classical Animation
How are you doing with quarantine? See video
When or what will it take to get you to fly again? See video
How many countries have you been to? 20-25
How many continents have you been to? 5
Earliest travel memory: Getting Eastern Airlines Wings Pin when I was 3 or 4
Favorite American city: NYC
Favorite international city: Paris
Friendliest people in the world: Wales
Country with the meanest immigration officers: Canada
Favorite U.S. airport: Charlotte
Favorite international airport: Paris CDG
Favorite airport lounge: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK
Sat next to any famous celebs: No but I interviewed many including Bill Murray, George Clooney, Julie Andrews…
Favorite restaurant in NYC: Luigi’s Gourmet Pizza in Hell’s Kitchen
Favorite restaurant: Ottoburg in Innsbruck, Austria
Craziest thing you’ve eaten: Warthog Stew in South Africa
Favorite hotel: Pen Y Garth in Harlech, Wales
Favorite travel credit card: Delta Amex
Favorite island: Dalkey Island, Ireland
Favorite beach: Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs, Sussex, England
Favorite travel movie: Amelie & Ratatouille
Favorite travel show(s): Village of the Year with Penelope Keith, An Idiot Abroad, Travel Man
Favorite travel book(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor’s trilogy:
Frances Mayes’ Tuscany series
Most embarrassing travel moment: Wearing tennis shoes to interview the Crown Prince of Norway
What’s your dream destination? Biking around France
What’s the most important thing travel has taught you: See video
Best travel tip: See video
Best travel quote: “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” ~ Auntie Mame
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