Curious Traveler

Christine van Blokland gets curious about the world’s hidden histories and mysteries.


  • Curious Quebec City

    Why is French the official language? What's curious about Château Frontenac & Basse-Ville?
  • Curious Williamsburg

    What's so curious in Jamestown, Yorktown & Williamsburg? What was colonial life like?
  • Curious London Shops

    What's a Royal Warrant? Who designed Princess Diana's gowns? Why is a Bishop stinky?
  • Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

    What is a Christkindlmarkt? What's the history of Silent Night? Who is Krampus?
  • Curious Edinburgh

    What's curious about: Edinburgh Castle? Old Town's underground? Harry Potter connections?
  • Curious San Miguel de Allende

    How did this UNESCO town get named? Why is it so artsy? How did postcards build a church?
  • Curious Salzburg

    What's curious on Getreidegasse? Where was The Sound of Music shot? Where did Mozart live?
  • Curious Yorkshire

    How are these connected: Quakers & chocolate? The Shambles & Harry Potter? Vikings & York?

About Curious Traveler

Remember when you were young and had that childlike wonder about everything you saw? Well, Christine van Blokland, the Emmy-winning host and writer of CURIOUS TRAVELER, never quite outgrew that inquisitive phase. As an arts and travel reporter for the past 20 years, she now shares that insatiable curiosity for the exciting, inspiring and beautiful world around us in this unique travel series.