We are a small group of friends and professional travel writers/photographers who love what we do and hope you do too. Here you can find inside tips and current information from all of our travels and share them with your friends and family as we’ve been doing for years.
— The WanderMelon Team (Ann, Terena, Eric & Kate)
Australian writer, producer and photographer, Kate divides her time and talents between New York, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. When not working in advertising as a TV commercial producer, Kate can be found pursuing her passion for travel, writing and photography as a contributing editor in the pages of California Home & Design, Condé Nast Traveller, Eating, New Zealand House & Garden, NZH&G On Holiday, Vogue Entertaining & Travel, Vogue and VIV magazine. In addition, Kate has produced award-winning TV campaigns for top advertising agencies and production companies as a content producer.
Award-winning travel writer Eric Hiss regularly navigates the world in search of off-the-beaten path, unexpected and enlightening stories. In a career spanning over a decade, he has contributed to dozens of publications and websites, including Condé Nast Traveler, the Los Angeles Times, Delta Sky, Robb Report, Variety, Men’s Journal and others. He has also written, shot and produced videos for corporate and film clients such as Sony, Hewlett-Packard, and Carbo Films, had a short appear in multiple film festivals, and helped pioneer streaming travel videos in the late 1990’s with several start-ups. He also researched and wrote the Los Angeles edition of Chronicle Book’s popular “City Walks” guidebook series, and teaches travel writing for organizations such as MediaBistro.com and WritingPad.com. A native of Los Angeles, Eric likes to dive, sail, trek and practice his Spanish.
Global denizen Terena regularly writes travel, lifestyle, and profile feature articles for a variety of publications, including Harper’s Bazaar, Coast, Elle, Arena, The Sun, Variety, and others. She was the Lifestyle Editor of the luxury lifestyle magazine CREAM distributed throughout S.E. Asia. Although she now calls Los Angeles home, she has lived all over the globe, including New York, London, Milan, Singapore, Tokyo, and Bangkok. In addition to her writing, she also works in public relations and as a freelance broadcast journalist for networks Much Music and Current TV.
Presently, Ann serves as the lifestyle editor for VIVmag, the exclusively digital, interactive magazine for women 35 and up. She is the former editor in chief of EATING, a quarterly magazine that focused on the culinary scene in Los Angeles. She has written travel for Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, SPA Magazine, SHAPE, Golf for Women, Mademoiselle, Modern Bride, Luxury Living International, Million Air, Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Wasatch Journal, Salt Lake Magazine, Outside, Outside’s Go, Redbook, Women’s Sports & Fitness, and Island’s Wedding & Honeymoons. She has written three books, one of which was a travel book on Fanning Island, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, 1200 miles southwest of Hawaii. She co-authored “Small Bites, Big Nights“ (Clarkson Potter, 2007) with Chef Govind Armstrong. Having served as a contributing writer to SPA magazine for seven years, she is a spa expert and has visited some 250 spas across the country. She lives and writes in Solana Beach, California.