I am Colleen, and I'm so glad you are here. I am a travel writer and blogger who just so happens to be a certified health coach, holistic nutritionist, and travel coach.
You see, after spending 27 years as a career firefighter in my previous life, I was diagnosed with the auto-immune disorder Rheumatoid Arthritis. As a self-proclaimed holistic health geek who loves to explore, I still want to be able to travel and stay healthy while I do. This wellness travel blog - Holistic Health Traveler, was born. From there, I studied travel coaching to help you discover and make the most of your travels.
When I travel, I want an experience, a transformation, if you will - while still maintaining my daily self-care routine, eating delicious healthy foods, and keeping my body active and robust. I also have a burning desire to help you, my clients, and blog readers achieve a transformative experience custom-built for YOU. Holistic and wellness travel is about focusing about the WHOLE you. Your mind, your body, and your spirit should all be engaged and enhanced.
Some of these experiences I blog about include the best spa venues, outdoor adventures, and healthy restaurants I've found. All of this I do with the overarching desire to tell you where you can go, how you can plan, and what you can expect when you seek healthier travel options.
But enough about me.
As a visitor here, you are part of a fantastic community. I always search for hidden gems, the off-the-beaten-path treks, and the spa or wellness center where I can lose myself in pure unadulterated luxury while keeping my health a top priority. If you know of one of those places, I'd be so grateful if you'd share.
Thank you so much for being part of this community. There are plenty of ways that you can become more involved. You can follow me on Facebook at Holistic Health Traveler or on Instagram @holistichealthtraveler.
Thank you, and much love,
PS - More about my story is below!
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I was asked by the pioneer of The Travel Writer's University to share my journey into travel writing. It probably didn't happen how you'd think, and it might possibly have something to do with Oprah.