About The Goddess

The Global Goddess is an Australian editor and journalist who has spent 29 years working on newspapers and magazines in Australia, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. In 2017 she was won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award for Travel Journalism and was also a finalist for Best Travel Writer in the Australian Federation of Travel Agents the same year. In 2018 she was named as a Finalist for Best Travel Writer in the Australian Federation of Travel Agents National Travel Industry Awards.

The 2006 Australian Travel Writer of the Year (Trade/Industry) and Jack Butters Memorial Award for Travel Writing Excellence winner has also contributed to two travel books – Best Foot Forward; and Red Dust and Wanderlust.

In 2007, she won the title of Best Australian Story over 1000 words. In 2014 she won Best Food Travel Story; and was a finalist for Best Travel Book; Best Use of Digital Media; and Best Australian Story under 1000 words. In 2015 she was a finalist for Best Australian Travel Story. In 2016 she was named as one of the Top 20 Australian and New Zealand bloggers to follow by influential travel site Skyscanner. In 2016 she was  named as a finalist for Best Travel Writer at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, National Travel Industry Awards; and a finalist in the Brisbane Festival Gender Gaze photographic awards.

When not travelling the world, you’ll find her happily lounging on the back deck of her 1920s Queenslander cottage in Brisbane, usually with a cold beer, a gutsy red and even gutsier friends, among her possums, geckos and the resident carpet snake who makes the occasional cameo appearance.

CONTACT THE GODDESS AT: christine.retschlag@theglobalgoddess.com

23 thoughts on “About The Goddess

  1. sue ( suzie ) Cameron says:

    Oh Boy you are so powerful and I love the first edition. Go girl we are in this together Sue C

  2. Jacqueline Hackett says:

    Looking for the fan or “like” to follow you so I can enter your latest competition….
    My idea of bliss is box of wine and glass of chocolate…and no, I didn’t get that round the wrong way.

  3. Vita McRae says:

    Oh Cristine, how youve made my day. I came across your site by accident yesterday…how glad i am that i did! Ive added it to My Favourites. I laughed so much. Exactly what i need after coming out of a 22 yr relationship myself. Thank you 100 times over.

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