Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by Christine Kaaloa


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As  one of the First Top Female Solo Travel channel on YouTube, dedicated to solo travel vlogging as a guide for travelers, Christine has been a female solo travel blogger since 2008.  She is also a YouTube coach. These are the publications recognizing her work. Thank you to all the authors and magazines/shows listed here.

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Hi, I’m Christine Ka’aloa .

I’m a female solo travel blogger and a top female travel YouTuber of GRRRLTRAVELER, a solo travel blog helping travelers find confidence in traveling alone, one destination at a time. I left my life in New York, as a reality TV camera operator and producer  to live/work abroad in South Korea.  From there, I launched into a 7+ month solo backpacking trip through Asia and Southeast Asia. Since, I returned to the U.S. and am a full-time travel content creator, a YouTube coach and SAG-AFTRA actress and busy female camera woman and producer in the television and corporate video production industries.

I started GRRRLTRAVELER, a female solo travel blog in 2008, when a trip to India with friends went awry and I was forced to go it alone.

Christine is open to speaking engagements and campaigns . She is currently based in Hawaii.

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“It takes unimaginable courage and an unquenchable thirst for adventure to solo travel the world by oneself, but thankfully for us and her millions of adoring fans, Ms. Christine Kaaloa is the perfect embodiment of such qualities. A true inspirer of the globetrotter in all of us. Through her venture GRRRL TRAVELER, she has been relentlessly working at empowering thousands of solo travellers in demystifying their fear of solo travel, and in doing so, has amassed a huge number of followers across all social media platforms. _NIT Durgapur, Verve Festival 2021”

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Speaking Engagements: Travel & Digital Media

Women in Travel Summit for Creators (#WITSPuertoRico). Speaker. Business of YouTube. May 2023, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
TravelCon 2022 Conference.
Speaker. YouTube Monetization: Building a Bullet-proof Business. Mar-April 2022, Memphis, Tennessee
Girl Scouts of Hawaii
Media Day. Speaker. Jan 2022
NIT Durgapur, India || The Literary Circle, Star Talk,Verve 2021 Festival.
Female Solo Travel  Mar 2021
2013    Event Speaker. Worldette End of Summer Party event. Sept 2013.
2007    MFA Alumni Jury Scholarship Panelist,   School of Visual Arts MFA Alumni Scholarship, New York, NY.
2003    Speaker, The Listening Pillow, the Digital Future & the New Narrative.  New York, NY.
2003    Named one of the New Leonardos in presentation of the New York Digital Salon 2003, NY.
(2002-2008 Video installation and film works screened at various festivals in the world. See video artist CV)
2000   Resident Artist/Lecturer  : Post Modern Japan & Butoh, Die, France.

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Podcast Interviews

Anything is possible and the more you travel,  every dream you can think of becomes a possibility.” ~ Christine Ka’aloa

The Outdoor Equestrian Podcast || S2 EP 08 – Interview With Christine Kaaola Travel Host/Creator for GRRRLTRAVELER on Youtube. May 2021


Vagabonding ||  Vagabonding Case Study: Christine Kaaloa.
Bren on the Road || Female Solo Travel: A Peek into Christine Ka’aloa’s life as a traveler.
Hotels  || Interview with Christine Kaaloa with


Soul Sisters |Soul Sister Spotlight: Christine Kaaloa of GRRRLTRAVELER.
Worldette ||  Interview with Christine Kaaloa: Home, Solo Travel, Being an Expat (mp3)
Wandering Souldier  ||  Interview with Christine Kaaloa of GRRRLTRAVELER .

Guess I Wanted an Adventure ||  Interview with Christine Kaaloa from GRRRL TRAVELER. 
Go!Girl Guides  || Girls that Go! An Interview with Christine Kaaloa.

2012  ||  GoAbroad Interview: Christine Ka’aloa 


Nomadic Chick  || What is a Gap Year? Gypsy Wednesday at  Jan 2010 (mp3)


Major Publications

Flight Network (Featured Judge) || World’s Best Beaches © 2022
The HBA Eagle Eye |
GRRRLTRAVELER: The Girl Behind the GRRR. 2020.
The Wall Street Journal |
Travel Blogger, Now Stuck at Home, Adjusts Business Model
AmEx Essentials |
Alone & Female: Solo Women Travellers tell their most inspiring stories
Frommers || 21 Beautiful Instagram Feeds by Beautiful Travelers
The Points Guy ||  7 Solo Female Travelers You Should Be Following on Instagram
HuffPost || 7 Unknown Instagram Accounts to Follow for Travel Inspiration
Flight Network (Featured Judge) || World’s Ultimate Bucketlist © 2019
Flight Network  (Featured Judge)  || 
World’s 50 Best Beaches© 2018

Contiki || 20 solo female travel accounts to follow in 2021
Outlook India || 1o Unique Women Travel Vloggers You Must Follow
50 Travelzoo UK
« «  Solo Female Travel Tips – 11 Top Bloggers Share Their Wisdom
Women’s Need «  Most Beautiful Cities in Europe for Women Traveling Alone.
Stokxos News « ΤΑ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟ ΠΙΟ ΕΞΩΓΗΙΝΟ ΜΕΡΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ!» ΧΑΒΑΝΕΖΑ ΤΑΞΙΔΙΩΤΙΚΗ BLOGGER ΕΧΕΙ ΜΕΙΝΕΙ ΑΦΩΝΗ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΜΟΝΑΔΙΚΗ ΟΜΟΡΦΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΛΑΜΠΑΚΑΣ (VID) (translation: Meteora is the site of Greece Aliens!” Hawaiian Travel Blogger is left speechless by the Unique Beauty of Kalabakas. “) (and,,,,  staxos,, iefermida,, trikalavoice, zougla, || Χαβανέζα τρώει σουβλάκι στα Μετέωρα και γράφει: Είναι το εξωγήινο μέρος της Ελλάδας (Βίντεο + Φωτο).
 iefimerida || Korean woman blogger lists 15 things to do in Santorini.  (Greek News)|   Mermaid.    (citation :  Korean female divers)
Huffington Post || Using Squat Toilets
Times of India  || Be a Bollywood Extra!
Korea Times || Italian Paper Love Hotels taint Korea’s image as host to F1.||   Solo Travel: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Aug 2015 ||  Top tips on being a successful solo traveller.
BootsnAll  || Why Travel.
PADI  || Getting a PADI certification in Thailand. (February 2012) || Packing Tips for Traveling Light in the Summer Heat
EPIK. || Making a Pilgrimage: The Hike to Gatbawi.  (Dec 10, 2010)

star top blogger awards Television, Online Media

Transferwise Promotional Video 2018
Fortune Telling Street, Taipei 2018
Jilin, China, 2018.
National Geographic Channel.
Strange Truth: Theme Amusement Parks. ( “Suwon Toilet Museum”). 2016.
ANT1 TV«  Διάσημη blogger έμεινε άναυδη στα Μετέωρα.  (Greek News TV feature)
MegaTV ||  Διθυράμβοι αμερικανών blogers για Πίνδο & μετέωρα . (Greek News TV feature- watch at 02:07)

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 My Clients in Television Production

I have a career in television production and entertainment. I work on docu-reality, travel and lifestyle television shows as crew, producer/director and (international) location scouting, fixer and casting.client-networks-brand

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Media Credits

Camera Operator and/or Field Producer

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Top Blogger Awards & Mentions

I want to thank all the publications which have listed me as their Top Female Travel Vlogger/Blogger/Instagrammer.


Top 100 Travel Blogs International Drivers Association, March 2023


Top Female Travel Experts to Read and Follow. Tortuga. May 2023


Contiki || 20 solo female travel accounts to follow in 2021

ViaTravelers || 14 Travel Vloggers You Should Be Following. May 2021
Bradt Guides ||
8 of the Best YouTube Travel Channels You Should Be Following , Feb 2021
Outlook India || 1o Unique Women Travel Vloggers You Must Follow
Solo Travelist  || Travel Tips for Taking the Local Bus.
Solo Travelist ||  How to Deal with Travel Scams.
Meet Plan Go  ||  How to Safely Travel Solo on your Career Break. 
PADI  || Getting a PADI certification in Thailand. (February 2012) || Packing Tips for Traveling Light in the Summer Heat
EPIK. || Making a Pilgrimage: The Hike to Gatbawi.  (Dec 10, 2010)
Go Backpacking ||  Woman’s Guide to Using Squat Toilets .


Bust Magazine || 5 Travel Vloggers of Color you Should Be Following Right Now, Dec 2020
Flockbrain ||
25 Best Indian Travel Blogs, July 2020
Outlook Traveller ||
10 Unique Women Travel Vloggers You Must Follow , Mar 2020
Expert Vagabond || YouTube Travel Videos: 30 Best Vloggers Channels to Follow Jan 2020
Travel Global || Top 10 RICHEST Travel YouTubers IN THE WORLD (Mark Wolters, Christine Kaaloa, Aly Ford)
Filtergrade || 15 Amazing Travel Vloggers


Contiki ||15 solo female travellers you should be following in 2019

Travel Fashion Girl || Most Inspiring Female Travelers on Instagram
Rebecca Goes Best Travel Vloggers: 10 YouTube Channels I Watch


Nepal Tourism Board, PATA Nepal || Best Vlogger/Blogger Award of Himalayan Travel Mart

PADI | 14 Female Divers who will make you want to Dive around the Globe, July 2018
Swipe Life | Tinder || What The Rise Of Female Solo Travel Says About Today’s Single Culture, Nov 2018
Travel BFF || The 10 Most Inspirational Solo Female Travelers Online
Feedspot Blog || Top 100 Solo Travel Youtube Channels by Solo Female & Male Travelers
Student Flights || 8 Bloody Female Travel Videographers to Inspire your Next Adventure
Feedspot Blog || Solo Female Travel YouTube Channels


Frommers || 21 Beautiful Instagram Feeds by Beautiful Travelers
Taxidio || Top 22 Travel Vlogs to Follow if you’re a Travel Junkie
The Points Guy ||  7 Solo Female Travelers You Should Be Following on Instagram
HuffPost || 7 Unknown Instagram Accounts to Follow for Travel Inspiration
Student Travel | 8 Bloody Perfect Female Travel Videographers to Inspire your Next Adventure
The Working Traveller« Ask the Experts


Travel Fashion Girl  || Top Travel Blog for Women in 2016
Mapping Megan   || Sexiest Travelers of 2017
Going Somewhere Slowly || 3 Travel Vloggers to Follow || 50 Best Adventure Travel Blogs
Credit Donkey || Best Female Travel Blogs 2016:  Top Influential Views
Jovago  || Amazing Destinations Which Are Perfect For Women Traveling Alone || The Best Travel Photos of 2016

Mike’s Road Trip || The Best Travel Video Bloggers in the Business
The Planet D || Top Travel Bloggers on YouTube || Top Travel Blogs by Solo Travelers


TripAdvisor || 20 Female Solo Travel Bloggers Share Tips for First Timers.  Oct 2015. || Top 20 Budget Travel Bloggers of 2015.  August 2015.
The Traveling Fool.  || 101 of the Best Twitter Accounts to Follow. August 2015
Lash World Tour || Top 100 Female Solo Travel Blogs  #35  || 7 Unknown Travel Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following.  July 2015
ooaworld || Best Travel Video Sites.   May 2015
Bloggies || Weblog Awards: 2015 bloggies   Finalist. May 2015
TomorroWoman ||  15 Female Travel bloggers to be Inspired by in 2015. May 2015  || Monarch Bloggers of the Month: May.
Aussie on the Road. || Travel Blogging Crushes 2015.
Brit + Co. || 20 Amazing Female Travelers to Follow on Instagram.  


TheRunaway Guide. || Top 100 World Travel Experts.
Nomadic Samuel. || Top 100 Travel Blogs.
Travel Junkette || 50 Kick-Ass Female Travel Blogs to Follow in 2014. || Top 80 Female Travel Bloggers of 2014. || Best Travel Blog Posts April 2014


Worldette. || Interview with Christine Kaaloa: Home, Solo Travel, Being an Expat.  Sept 2013.  (mp3)
The Working Traveller || Workers of the World Profiles G-L.. 2013
World First Travel Insurance || Fantastic 50 Travel Websites.  May 2013
The Zen Photographer || 100 Kick-Ass Travelers Worth Following on Twitter. Mar 16,2013. || Cool Travel Blogs.


Do It While You’re Young ||  10 Women Who Will Teach you how to Kickass at Travel and Life.  
 All Women Stalk ||10 Inspiring Travel Blogs by Women. || ‘Blog of the Week: Grrrl Traveler’.
Findertrip ||  The 5 Best Women Travel Blogs to Follow in 2012. February, 2012.
Go Backpacking ||  Woman’s Guide to Using Squat Toilets .


The Longest way Home || Where have all the good travel blogs gone: my travel blog directory.


Almost Fearless ||  The Best of 2010: 100 Inspired Travel Blogs. 
Monkey Brewster || 50 Women Travelers- Eat your Heart Out ‘Eat Pray Love
 Runaway Jane ||Top 5 Favorite Female Travel Bloggers 
GO!Overseas || Top Blogger for Korea   (Website : My Crazy Kimchi!)
GO!Overseas ||  Top Blogger for Korea   (Website : GRRRL TRAVELER)
GO!Overseas || Featured Blogger ||  Featured Blogger


Magazine & Online Published Stories

Thrillist. Fortune Telling Street, Taipei 2018
Jilin, China, 2018.

Daegu Pockets Magazine, Daegu Compass Magazine, EPIK, Solo Travelist Magazine, Expacked, Nanoomi,

Christine has been a contributor  (writer & photographer) for expat travel publications.   Click on images below for pop-out.

Daegu Compass Magazine ||  Getting a PADI certification in Thailand.  (March 2012. Print)
Daegu Compass Magazine ||  Kimbap Restaurants: The healthy fast food joints in Korea.  (Jan 2012)
Daegu Compass Magazine ||  Surviving the Overnight Seater Train to Laos.  (November 2011)
Daegu Compass Magazine ||  BB Cream: Korea’s best skin care secret.  (May 2012)
Daegu Pockets ||  Finding love in a Korean Motel. (August 2010)
Daegu Pockets || Haeneyo: The Last Generation of Korean Mermaids.  (December 2010)