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About WAVE Journey
Vivienne Chapleo & Jill Hoelting are the co-founders and editors of WAVEJourney.com – Women’s Adventures, Vacations & Experiences ~ Your Journey Starts Here!
Established in 2005 and launched to the public on January 16, 2006, WAVEJourney.com is a women’s travel e-zine that provides valuable firsthand recommendations to a worldwide audience. As women make 80+% of the travel decisions for couples and family travel, this e-zine is written to assist them in their trip planning… “Happy wife = Happy life!”
Currently 100+ travel writers have contributed numerous travel articles, and thousands of readers have shared their travel tips that are published in a monthly travel newsletter. WAVEJourney also works with TBIN – Travel Bloggers Influencer Network – to spread the word exponentially about our articles and travel tales.
Co-Founders, Vivienne Chapleo and Jill Hoelting, bring many years of travel experience to WAVE Journey. Vivienne has more than twenty years of work experience in many areas of both the hospitality and business industries and has travelled extensively during that time. Jill has a background in outdoor education, high adventure and world travel with professional experience in both business and tourism. This dynamic duo has combined their collective passion for travel and meeting people from around the world and created a platform for sharing all that is travel.
Viv and Jill prefer to experience a cruise, hotel, resort, activity, tour or any other travel adventure just as a typical guest would, so to best be able to review the guest experience firsthand. They typically travel as a writer/photographer team and collaborate on all reviews and articles in order to best serve and recommend the company, destination, activity being experienced. WAVE Journey readers know they can count on accurate reviews and recommendations from the co-founders.
Viv and Jill are very interactive with readers – receiving many emails daily requesting recommendations for all things travel related. Readers trust that if Viv and Jill recommend an activity, destination, lodging, restaurant, company, product, etc., that they have experienced it themselves and they will be satisfied with spending their time and money on it too.
Each year WJ takes the top requests from readers and fans regarding companies, destinations and activities that they would like us to experience and review. At the top of the 2017 list readers are looking for more information on all things related to river and ocean cruising, sailing and boating, luxury beach resorts, gourmet dining, cooking trips, wine, beer and spirit experiences, cycling and soft-adventures in the great outdoors, and much more.
WJ does not compare one brand with another, but simply partakes in the guest experience and then reports back on those details. That way our readership is up-to-date with the various travel company offerings.
PR representatives wishing to offer press/media trips and invitations, as well as, test products to review, should contact the Co-Founders with details.
Contact WJ at: wjnewsletter(@)ymail(.)com
Get To Know Us:
WJ’s Motto – Taken from the book “A Winter In Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen“. It was written in 1940 by Freya Stark, a British traveller and travel writer.
“I have no reason to go, except that I have never been, and knowledge is better than ignorance. What better reason could there be for travelling?”
Viv – Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belize, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City, Vietnam, Wales
Jill – Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belize, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Luxemburg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tahiti, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City, Vietnam