About Us

Hello there, explorers!

Hey Explorer is a travel and culture magazine for the explorers of the world!

We believe that travel is most meaningful with a bit of effort on our part to connect with people and places. Here at Hey Explorer, our goal is to help make your explorations more meaningful by providing resources for learning languages, understanding cultures, and discovering the best of each destination.

We bring you in-depth and inspirational content by other explorers who love to write – almost as much as they love to travel!

Here are a few things you can do on Hey Explorer:

• Find the best tools to learn a new language, be it French, Korean or Swedish.

• Learn how to make money online by teaching English or your native language!

• Get to know your favorite countries & cities without leaving your armchair in our Explore the World series.

Fuel your wanderlust by following us on social media!

Meet our amazing team.

We’re a talented group of content creators who also identify as explorers.

Dina Malyana

Founder of Hey Explorer

Dina (the explorer) is the all-in-one founder, content manager, and SEO specialist of Hey Explorer. She’s worked as a writer/editor and social media manager. A global citizen born in sunny Singapore, she loves learning French and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations.


Social Media Manager & Writer

Joy is a writer and digital marketer from Manila, Philippines. Traveling and writing about her travels are two things that excite her most. Her days are usually spent drinking coffee, daydreaming about future travels, fangirling, and lurking on Twitter.

Alyosha Robillos



Alyosha writes. She believes that there is magic in stringing words together, and that this magic is often fuelled by copious amounts of caffeine.



Anna-Karin is a Swedish/English journalist who loves languages, books and collecting coasters from pubs. She’s got a competitive streak and loves TV quiz shows.



Darren believes in the mantra “to travel is to live”. He finds inspiration in the most mundane of things and spends more time daydreaming than the average human being.



Between one trip and the next, Diego journals, watches old movies, and cooks foreign dishes to placate his serious case of wanderlust. A yearly appointment with Rio’s Carnival is of great help too.



Filipa is a content creator, translator, and writer. Born in picturesque Portugal, she’s previously worked as a flight attendant and English instructor, two occupations which echo her two greatest passions: travel and languages.



A freelance writer and journalist with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.



Ramla’s motivation to write comes from her childhood aspiration of becoming a writer. Though she’s a 100% positive that pulling all nighters wasn’t part of the dream.