What I… Colleen Blaine from Travel.Write.Explore

Today we meet another amazing travel writer and blogger, Colleen Blaine, who blogs over at Travel.Write.Explore

As a child she grew up in Botswana and Zimbabwe and holidayed throughout the Southern African bush which undoubtedly planted the travel bug!

Colleen is currently a full time travel writer and shares her love of food, travel, the bush, people, conservation and adventure in print and online.

Read on to find out more about her here…

What I…


Is that life is too short to not follow your passion. All my life I dreamt about adventure and travel, seeing new places and meeting people from all walks of life and telling stories to the people I love. Life is also too short to be stuck in one career forever, get out there and try a whole bunch of stuff it will make you more interesting and perhaps a travel writer will one day tell your story.

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Early morning walks on the beach in summer followed by a swim regardless of the temperature of the water. I love warm summer evenings and being with my family around a table full of food and wine. I love the early morning sound of the bush and the silence that descends on you when you arrive. I love road trips and watching scenery roll past the window.



All types of books, magazines, blogs, cookbooks; anything I can get my hands on. I love reading stories about Africa and the bush such as “A Game Ranger Remembers” by Bruce Bryden. I love novels and fiction for when you are relaxing in the bush or on the beach or during a long plane ride. There are few things in life more relaxing and entertaining than reading.

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To be able to travel to each and every corner of the world exploring, discovering, meeting interesting people and telling their stories. I want to one day own an olive farm in the karoo or a game lodge in the Eastern Cape and spend my days writing stories and watching every sunrise and sunset.


My heart on my sleeve. I also am most comfortable in a pair of shorts and flip flops.

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To live simply, eat well and never have to sit in traffic. I need to live somewhere where I can always see the big blue sky and the horizon. I always need to have olives in fridge, a good bottle of wine and a moleskin notebook.


Images: Colleen Blaine

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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