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Colleen Blaine

Travel Writer at Self Employed

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Professional Bio

I am a freelance travel writer who is passionate about the environment, conservation, food and adventure.  Having grown up in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, I aim to explore every corner of Southern Africa through my writing and photography. I insist that I will always live by the sea and after years of working in the corporate world vowed never to work in an office again. In all honestly, I could not live without my moleskin notebook or wine.


Where I Write

I have been published across a number of both print and digital publications. Namely

South Magazine - Life on the Garden Route (5 articles 2 features)

Getaway International Magazine (1 article)

Khuluma Magazine (1 travel feature story)

But for those of you not living in SA I have written for a few blogs one of which is my own (it's the best one anyway *wink*)

Getaway Travel Blog

Viator.com Travel Blog

Matador Network Change

Travel in Words - My moleskin notebook and I

Favorite Blogs

Some because I am loyal and others because they caught my attention

Getaway Travel Blog

Wild Junket

Fevered Mutterings

Johnny Vagabond

Recent Activity

  1. Colleen Blaine added a comment on Find The Beer: A Trail of Stashed Bottles From Alaska to California
    What a great idea! Like a treasure hunt but even better!
  2. Colleen Blaine added a comment on Photo Essay: Faces of the World
    Beautiful.
  3. Colleen Blaine added a comment on What Not To Do In Thailand
    It kind of ruins it for everyone else and having never been to Thailand I didn't realise it was such an issue although I have heard stories.This article needs to go far and wide.
  4. Colleen Blaine added a comment on The 10 Best Beer Festivals in the World
    I love unique articles like this - one could design a whole international trip just visiting these festivals.
  5. Colleen Blaine added a comment on Colombia: Do you still think it’s troubled and backwards?
    So interesting I just posted an article that listed the 10 most dangerous places to visit and Colombia was on the list!
  6. Colleen Blaine added an article 10 most dangerous places to travel
  7. Colleen Blaine added a comment on 48 hours in Chiang Mai
    Life's tough hey Matthew! Enjoy it and I hope the article is useful.
  8. Colleen Blaine added a comment on Ridiculous travel gadgets
    I had to post this because I am always so pleased to find humour out there in travel writing. And I really did laugh out loud at this ostrich pillow. Some people take travelling way too seriously and …
  9. Colleen Blaine added an article Ridiculous travel gadgets
  10. Colleen Blaine added a comment on Where To Go NYC Restaurant Week
    Except for the fact that I'm hungry now, it is great to get something like this out before a festival so people can get the most of it.