Tom Wahlin


Tom has lived out of a 40L backpack for 2 years of travel, helping him learn what to pack and what to leave behind. His top achievements include designing for Apple and eating large quantities of ramen (ongoing).

Torso: 19.25 in

Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)


Eric Hergenreder

Staff Writer

Eric has been across the globe, but his favorite place to explore is his home state of Michigan. His love for photography has taken him all around the Great Lake State, often writing about his travels so that others can enjoy them, too. Eric loves messing around with analog photography, watching soccer, and searching for the world’s best burger in his spare time.

Torso: 18.5 in

Height: 6 ft 1 in (185.4 cm)


Kristyne Defever

Staff Writer

Kristyne loves theme parks, tropical islands, and hitting the road in the camper with her family. Whether running through Walt Disney World, walking the shores of Lake Michigan, or hiking the Smoky Mountains, she's happiest exploring the outdoors. She enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.

Torso: 17 in

Height: 5 ft 5 in (165.1 cm)


Jude Miguel De Leon

Content Writer

Miguel loves road trips and actively takes the scenic route to make things interesting. When he's not behind the wheel with a trunk full of gear, you'll find him tinkering with a computer; a hobby he picked up while watching tech reviews starting at age 12. You'll never see him consider a product without being armed with plenty of product research & testing first.


Lauren Maternowski

Managing Editor

Lauren never lets distance stop her from having fun, whether that means driving across state lines for a concert or flying overseas in search of the best local eats and patio views. Whatever time is left, she spends at home with family, friends, and her collection of books that consists of more unread titles than not. And no, before you ask, that will not stop her from buying more.

Torso: 16.5 in

Height: 5 ft 6 in (167.6 cm)


Roberto Thais


Roberto comes to us from Lima, Peru. After obtaining his BA in Philosophy from Yale, it was only natural for him to transition to computer programming and move to New York City. He’s since lived his life like he’s used his degree, constantly changing and adapting, living in different countries and experiencing new things.


Kim Penaflorida

Account Manager

Kim loves to hike every chance she gets, whether up a mountain or to the beach. She loves reading books, eating good food (which is why her partner is a chef), and playing with her dogs. As a true-born Capricorn, she enjoys working anytime, anywhere—usually while drinking a cup of coffee.


Ahmad Mesto Kirdi

Video Producer

Ahmad uses his experience in filmmaking to capture everyday routines and make them exciting. He keeps this attitude in his own life, leaving the small details of a trip unplanned so that he can enjoy the challenge of figuring things out along the way. In his free time, you'll find him starting a new PC build and scouring the internet for tech gadgets—new and retro alike.

Torso: 18 in

Height: 6 ft 1 in (185.4 cm)


Maria Krishna Cupcupin

Video Editor

Maria jumps at any opportunity to travel and uses each trip to improve her cinematography skills. Whether it's extreme sports or extreme animal caretaking (she has over 30 cats and dogs!), she keeps her camera close at hand to capture the moment. At the end of a busy week, she winds down with family movie nights and looks forward to her next adventure.