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We are WiseTour

Travel is more than just seeing popular spots or getting great pictures; it's a deep dive into different cultures and personal connections. We are dedicated to being your reliable source for travel, where we not only simplify the complex but also inspire solutions and empower your decisions, helping you uncover the heart and soul of each destination.
40M
annual readers
500,000+
online community
Over 22 years
of trust
Our Values
our values

Explore, discover, learn

Our mission is to inspire people from all walks of life to explore the world with curiosity, empathy, and respect. We believe that travel is not just a privilege but a powerful tool for personal growth and positive change, and we're committed to promoting a more responsible vision of tourism. That’s why our content is designed to help travelers make informed decisions about where and how they travel—while being respectful and mindful guests in the places they visit.
who we are

The team behind WiseTour

Béatus Hoang

Béatus Hoang

Group General Manager

As the Group General Manager, Béatus brings over a decade of experience in organic growth, content marketing, and...
Johnny Slakva

Johnny Slakva

Engineering lead

Johnny earned his Master's in computer science from Donetsk National Technical University. When he's not working on...
Katy Rosen

Katy Rosen

Partnerships

Katy has been a WiseTour partnerships manager since 2023, having transitioned from traditional advertising to affiliate...
Jason Ocampo

Jason Ocampo

Website Producer

Jason is a driven web developer and digital marketing specialist passionate about creating engaging online experiences....
editorial team

Our experts and editors

Margaret Lipman

Margaret Lipman

Writer and editor

With years of experience as an educator, Margaret Lipman produces thoughtful and informative content across a wide range...
Miles Almadrones

Miles Almadrones

Editor

Miles has been writing for WiseTour since 2022, drawing from his background in last-mile logistics and his philosophy...
Lucy Maddox

Lucy Maddox

Editor

Lucy’s international upbringing in Hong Kong and love for literature have shaped her multifaceted background. She...
Annette Maxon

Annette Maxon

Editor

Annette Maxon is a freelance writer and jewelry professional living in Seattle, Washington. Never one to limit herself,...
Amanda Holland

Amanda Holland

Writer

With career experiences that have used both math and grammar, Amanda Holland is a freelance writer and WiseTour...
Tiffany Park

Tiffany Park

Writer

As an education, health, and communications writer for WiseTour, Tiffany Park is dedicated to improving educational...
Tricia Christensen

Tricia Christensen

Writer

With a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and years of experience as a WiseTour contributor, Tricia...
Malcolm Tatum

Malcolm Tatum

Writer

Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing...
Meet the rest of our writers
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Editorial integrity

Our thorough fact-checking process involves both in-house expertise and external verification. All content we publish goes through multiple rounds of editing by our team of travelers, researchers, and subject matter experts, who carefully verify all information against authoritative sources such as government websites, academic publications, and local tourism boards. 

We also regularly update our content to reflect changes in travel conditions, regulations, best practices, and to incorporate feedback from our readers and partners on the ground.
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Whether you're a seasoned globetrotter or a first-time traveler, WiseTour is your guide to exploring the world with curiosity and wonder. From iconic destinations and hidden gems to responsible travel practices, we cover everything you need to plan your next trip. 
Béatus Hoang

Béatus Hoang

Group General Manager

As the Group General Manager, Béatus brings over a decade of experience in organic growth, content marketing, and strategic partnerships to drive the publication's success. Committed to delivering informative, engaging content that resonates with readers, Béatus's data-driven approach and dedication to staying ahead of industry trends consistently provide high-quality content that establishes WiseTour as a trusted source in the digital media landscape.
Johnny Slakva

Johnny Slakva

Engineering lead

Johnny earned his Master's in computer science from Donetsk National Technical University. When he's not working on websites, he enjoys playing guitar and going on hikes. Johnny has also shared his knowledge by teaching programming classes at a technical school.
Katy Rosen

Katy Rosen

Partnerships

Katy has been a WiseTour partnerships manager since 2023, having transitioned from traditional advertising to affiliate and partnership marketing with a focus on sustainable D2C brands. She cultivates and sustains partner relationships across various industries, working to support the growth of brands of all sizes. In her free time, Katy enjoys skiing, painting in her kitchen, and spending time with her small dog sidekick.
Jason Ocampo

Jason Ocampo

Website Producer

Jason is a driven web developer and digital marketing specialist passionate about creating engaging online experiences. With a B.S. in Information Technology from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and seven years of experience, he has honed his skills in web development and digital marketing. Jason's strong work ethic, attention to detail, and adaptability enable him to deliver innovative, high-quality solutions.
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