Hi, I’m Christina! I’m a self-made luxury & adventure travel blogger, photographer and serial wanderluster. I love papaya, beach sunsets, Pinot Noir and the smell of gardenias. I am passionate about the power of travel and about turning dreams into reality.
What inspired The Bold Brunette?
My love story with travel began at a very young age.
My first domestic trip was at seven months to Sanibel Island, Florida. My first international trip was at age seven to Montreal, Canada.
Fast forward to present day and I have, among other milestones, attended an olive oil tasting in Vodnjan, Croatia and taught basic astronomy to young children at a rural school in Pailin, Cambodia. I kayaked through rivers in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica and clubbed in Mykonos, Greece. I ate top-notch ramen in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and got severely, severely carsick on the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii. I free-dived cenotes in Tulum, Mexico and danced salsa with Cuban locals.
Long story short, I have an insatiable hunger for culture and curiosity for this world. A really bad case of wanderlust, in other words, that I have never been able to shake. And how can I?
For me, it’s always been travel. There is nothing like the shift in perspective that comes from exploring an unfamiliar place and learning from a new culture. Nothing like the rush of emotion that comes from talking to a person radically different from yourself and becoming aware of those universal human truths that connect us all. Travel is the single most formative and rewarding experience a human being can have. It is the path to self-discovery and transformation, and the best way to learn about yourself and your place in this world.
What does ‘bold’ mean?
A year ago, I worked in a 9 to 5 corporate job I didn’t like, dreaming all day about what I did like – travel. One day, I decided to stop dreaming and start doing. I opened my blog and social media accounts out of pure passion. I worked hard and am now a full-time travel blogger.
Being bold means turning your passions and your dreams into your reality. It means being in the driver’s seat and not playing small with your life. It means taking charge of your future for the sole reason that life is way too short to not spend it doing exactly what you love!
The world awaits…