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 through fun-to-read articles that are jam-packed with destination insights.

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

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.



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.



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.



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.



Owen is a British freelance writer and translator. He loves languages, reading and writing, and yoga. He is excited by travel, and currently planning his next trip to South America.

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Jonathan is an Israeli-born writer who has been traveling the world solo for the past four years. His greatest passions are photography, linguistics, and collecting more books than he can read. On an average day, he divides his time between photo walks and hunting for the next big thrifting bargain.

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Sarah is an American writer with a passion for travel. She’s been to over 20 countries and loves trying the local street food in each place she visits. When she’s not eating or writing, she can be found petting every dog in sight.

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Ashley has loved to write for as long as she can remember. From blogging to novels, the words are always flowing. When not writing, Ashley enjoys baking and has recently taken up running.

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Ralph is an urban explorer fueled by curry fishballs and polo buns. An avid foodie with an undying love for Chinese noodles, Ralph likes to believe that there isn’t a single noodle shop in Hong Kong that he’s never been to.



Sara is a writer and travel enthusiast from Borneo, currently residing in Glasgow, Scotland. She’s obsessed with dark fantasy, unusual or mystical travel destinations, and above all, cheese.