Mary Chong

Member Since:
Aug 2016

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)

Recognitions

  • 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. 

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www.calculatedtraveller.com
www.travelchatca.com
www.marychong.ca
www.graphicsforbloggers.com

Published Articles (12)

Getting my Guacamole on in San Antonio Texas


(FAM) In San Antonio Texas there are good eats everywhere you look but each time I visit this gorgeous city I feast on one thing —- guacamole.

A Pleasure House Oyster Tour in Lynnhaven Virginia


(FAM Trip) A Pleasure House Oyster Tour in Lynnhaven Virginia is a definite high point for any foodie and oyster lover when visiting the Virginia Beach area.

Total Bliss at the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway Puerto Vallarta


(FAM Trip) For a celebration or a simple vacation, the Villa Premier Boutique Hotel is the perfect location for an exclusive, romantic getaway in Puerto Vallarta

PRINCESS CRUISES — A CARIBBEAN PRINCESS REVIEW


I’ve sailed on over 12 Princess Cruises and have always found the food to be delicious, the accommodation to be comfortable and the service to be excellent. I always look […]

A BLOODY BLUE BIG AL BREAKFAST AT BAY LOCAL EATERY VIRGINIA BEACH


(FAM Trip) It’s 8:30 AM and the olive eyes of the Bloody Blue Cocktail are blinking at me. I’m at Bay Local Eatery, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA

3 VERY DIFFERENT ADVENTURES IN MAHAHUAL, COSTA MAYA, MEXICO


When your cruise ship stops in Costa Maya, Mexico in the Western Caribbean you pretty much have three options to choose from for exploring Quintana Roo in one single day.

LUXURY CAMPING MOMENTS AT OAKWOOD ESCAPE, DUNNVILLE ONTARIO


(FAM Trip) It’s early morning at Oakwood Escape Luxury Camping and Farm in Dunnville, Ontario and the canvas prospector’s tent I’m sleeping in is ablaze with the golden colour of […]

GLAMPING IT UP AT LONG POINT ECO-ADVENTURES ONTARIO


(FAM Trip) After staying in a wilderness suite at Long Point Eco-Adventures, on the shores of Lake Erie Canada, glamping is something I can certainly get used to.

GONE TO POT BY YOURS OUTDOORS IN ONTARIO’S HIGHLANDS


(FAM Trip) The clay on the pottery wheel feels surprisingly warm and velvety within my hands as it spins around and around transforming from its original blob shape into a […]

MESSINA HOF WINERY AND PAINTING WITH A TWIST GRAPEVINE TEXAS


(FAM Trip) The 6 of us girls are at Painting with a Twist Grapevine in Grapevine Texas creating our very own unique travel memory with wine and paint.

7 DIVINE DINNERS. A MSC DIVINA FOOD REVIEW & PHOTO ESSAY


Say the word “cruise” and I don’t think of the islands, I immediately think of what I ate! Food always brings back memories for me – the taste, the smell, […]

CURACAO – THE MEANING OF DUSHI


(FAM Trip) In the island of Curacao, the expression “Dushi” has a lot of meanings. It mostly means sweet, nice or good and the phrase perfectly fits this beautiful island.