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A holistic look at travel with Brave New Traveler’s Christine Garvin

Brave New Traveler Co-Editor,
Christine Garvin

One of my favorite online travel publications is Brave New Traveler (BNT). Contrary to what you might think, it covers everything about travel except the destination itself. You might be saying, “Whaaaaat?” Flip over to their website, and you’ll see what I mean.

BNT teaches readers how to travel the world, respect other cultures, and discover the many paths to being a global citizen. It’s all the intangibles of traveling beyond the hotel amenities and tourist attractions.

Christine Garvin is the co-editor of BNT and I had the pleasure of chatting with her last week in a podcast, which is below. She leads a team of travel writers stationed all around the globe who cover intriguing topics, such as “Does Every Culture Have Sarcasm?” to “Can A Yogi Clean Up India’s Political System?

Christine pens plenty of articles herself and I asked her how she comes up with these different perspectives. A lot of her inspiration comes from her background. Christine is a certified Nutrition Educator and holds a master’s degree in Holistic Health Education.

This lets her look at travel differently than mainstream media. She looks at the good and the bad sides of traveling, as well as how it effects a person, the country they go to, etc. It’s truly a holistic approach, which makes her a perfect fit for BNT.

She’s been there for just over a year and has written a lot of memorable articles. One of her more popular articles we dive into is “What’s Your Travel Personality?” But you’ll have to listen to the podcast to get all the details.

Our talk wasn’t all work and no play. I uncovered Christine’s favorite travel destination. She was a little hesitant to admit it because it’s widely visited. Learn what city it is in our podcast, and listen to her great advice on the best time of the year to visit, and what to see and avoid.

There’s a lot more insight from Christine in the podcast, so click play and start listening.

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Peggy Goldman is a specialty tour operator and travel expert, who owns and operates Friendly Planet Travel, a full-service company that specializes in tour packages to exotic worldwide destinations at affordable prices.   More about Peggy

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