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About Me

About A Travel Junkie

I’m Chris Corbet and I’m a Travel Junkie! Currently living in the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa (but prone to hit the road to somewhere else at any time). I’m also a travel fanatic, keen angler, photographer, tourism marketing specialist and travel writer, with a particular weakness for the great open spaces of Africa, tropical Islands and Europe’s culture and history.

My passion is to travel, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have done my share of exploring the world, camera in hand. There are any number of travel blog websites aimed at young travellers on a tight budget, this travel resource is aimed at perhaps somewhat more mature travel fanatics and “baby boomers”, seeking to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and other delights of the world in a little more style and comfort. You won’t find any information on backpacker establishments or party venues, but rather a more upmarket range of experiences, establishments and travel products that would appeal to a more “grown-up” traveller, most likely 35 and older. My goal is to help you to enjoy your travels and, most importantly, have fun doing it.

My Backyard

Early Years
I was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia back then) and after a spell working as a surveyor on the gold mines of the Witwatersrand I moved to Cape Town in the 80’s where I met my beautiful wife and started a family. In 1999 the internet became a focus and life steered in the direction of digital marketing, soon afterwards my agency Synergize Digital was born. The company was sold in late 2013 to the Publicis Groupe and merged with Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa, giving me the privilege of being able to do what I love the best pretty much full time; marketing, photography, writing and travelling. A lifestyle that’s hard to beat.

Travel Advice, Inspiration And Awesome Places 

Photography has been a lifelong passion for me, in fact, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a camera nearby. So please enjoy this visual journey, the amazing destinations we’ve visited, and the useful stuff uncovered in the process. I’ve been fortunate enough to come across some amazingly wonderful destinations, discovered some of the awesome places in the world, and, been incredibly inspired along the way. I hope that within this website, you might find something that will inspire your own journey of exploration.


Being obsessed with photography and videography, my Canon cameras, GoPro, and more recently a Dji Drone, are seldom far from hand. My photography website is here: www.chriscorbetphoto.com.

Working Together

I’m available for assignments and collaborations, with a large, growing and active following on this blog and on social media: 20k+ on Instagram, 11k+ on Facebook, I can help boost the profile of selected travel and tourism businesses. I have never, and will never buy followers, likes or comments, they are all, as far as is within my control, real people with a real interest in what I have to say.

Drop me a message here or email me: talktome@atraveljunkie.com.