Chris Kullstroem is the author of Drawn to the Dark, Explorations in Scare Tourism. Through couch surfing, Chris traveled the world visiting different cultural festivals centered on monsters and ghouls. From Dia de los Muertos in Mexico to the castles of Transylvania, Chris experienced first hand the global perception of the Dark Side!
Pick up a copy of the book here - https://www.amazon.com/Drawn-Dark-Explorations-Tourism-Around/dp/145562294X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479723125&sr=8-1&keywords=chris+kullstroem+drawn+to+the+dark
In this episode, you will learn about some of the many cultural festivals she visited across the Planet and how she funded the trip on a minimal budget through couch surfing to author this book, her 4th!
Chris Kullstroem is a life-long Halloween, horror, and dark tourism fanatic. Always on the lookout for books on monstrous activities and travels that risk one’s mortal soul, she now enjoys researching and writing her own. She has researched haunted attractions, themed festivals, ghost tours, and other forms of scare-tourism throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Her seminars focus on how such entertaining scare tourism blends history, theater and community, and what they reveal about the human experience.
In 2004, Chris received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Connecticut. She completed her master’s degree in Philosophy from The University of Illinois at Springfield, concentrating on sources of our social selves.