Mary Chong is a travel writer, world cruiser, social media influencer, and founder of Calculated Traveller Magazine based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When not working as a freelance graphic designer, Mary is either exploring the world by land and sea with her husband Ray or planning the next big adventure.
Calculated Traveller is an online magazine offering friendly advice, informative reviews, and inspiration on all things travel. Focused throughout on budget planning and preparation for all types of travellers across a wide range of travel experiences of every level.
As of Mar 1, 2016, Calculated Traveller has a readership of 19k+ monthly travellers alongside a growing collective 19k+ social media fans between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Linkedin and YouTube. (DA36, PA46)
- 2016 Top 1000 Travel Blogs by Rise Market Insight
- FlipKey Inc. by Trip Advisor Award Winner - Top Toronto-Based Bloggers (2015)
- CruiseKing's Top 10 Cruise Blogs of 2014
- Schmutzie.com 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominee
- Listed as one of Canada's top 100 online travel writers by FlightNetwork.com (2013)
Mary is an active member of The International Travel Writers Alliance and Toronto Travel Massive.
Mary is also co-founder of TravelChatCA; a Canadian Travel Twitter Chat for global brands looking to connect with Canadian travel consumers. Founded by three leaders in the Canadian travel blogging community, our audience of Canadian consumers of all ages and lifestyles, love talking about their passion for travel in our Twitter parties. With #TravelChatCA they can win great prizes; learn about products and destinations, and share travel tips and memories with fellow Canadians!
#TravelChatCA Twitter Party is scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 to 10:00 PM EST.
Mary is also a travel contributor for MomsandMunchkins.ca --- A resource for mothers looking for ideas and inspiration for their families from recipes and party planning, to weekend getaways and family vacations. Momsandmunchkins.ca has a readership of 94k+ readers/month.