Christine van Blokland is an award-winning travel, arts and entertainment journalist with more than 20 years on television. She's the host, creator, writer and executive producer of the educational travel series, Curious Traveler.
Christine has been awarded three National Daytime Emmy nominations as host and executive producer of Curious Traveler, two Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas honors, four regional Emmy Awards, four National Telly Awards, and multiple regional Emmy nominations.
Born in Scotland, Christine travelled across Europe and Africa by the age of 16. She went on to become an award-winning feature reporter and host for Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, MyNetwork and Tribune stations across the country. As an arts and feature reporter, she interviewed everyone from Andrea Bocelli to George Clooney to Kermit the Frog. Her favorite feature stories include joining the cast of Cirque du Soleil, interviewing Simon Cowell at American Idol, and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with the world's largest Moon Pie. It was 55 pounds and delicious.
Christine also hosts, writes and produces for several other award-winning travel series, including: Take Me Away for USA Today Travel; the nationally syndicated Pets Welcome Here and Adventures by Disney for Walt Disney World.
Christine holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism, with concentrations in Fine Arts and Religion, from the University of Florida. She is also an artist, and studied Classical Animation at Vancouver Film School.
Christine's travel motto is “Never Stop Learning," although she'll never learn how to pack light.