Christine Retschlag is an award-winning Australian travel writer who has worked in newspapers, magazines and online for the past 27 years in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. In 2006, she won the Australian Travel Writer of the Year award for Best Trade Story as well as the Jack Butters Memorial Award for Travel Writing Excellence. In 2007 she won Best Australian Story over 1000 words and in 2014 won Best Food Travel Story. In 2016 she was named a Finalist for Best Travel Writer at the AFTA national awards; as well as a Finalist in the Brisbane Festival Gender Gaze photographic exhibition. She is the architect of the successful blog: The Global Goddess which is targeted at strong, smart and spiritual women (and the great men who love us).