At HopDes, we believe that travel is the best way to learn about the world and ourselves. We provide travel advice and resources to help people plan their trips and make the most of their journeys. Our goal is to help travelers have amazing experiences that will enrich their lives and expand their horizons.
We believe that travel is about more than just visiting new places – it’s about experiencing new cultures, trying new food, and embarking on new adventures. That’s why we offer more than just information about different locations – we also provide tips and advice for making the most of your travel experience.
Whether you’re looking for an exciting new destination to explore or simply want some advice on how to make the most of your time on vacation, we hope you’ll find everything you need here. Our team of seasoned travelers will make sure that your next adventure is fulfilling for both the body and the soul.
We’re excited to share our love of travel with you.
Here at HopDes, our editorial team is committed to publishing high-quality content that is both accurate and authentic. We believe that travel should be an enriching experience for everyone involved, and we strive to reflect that in our content.
To ensure correctness and authenticity, we fact-check all of our articles before they are published. If we do make a mistake, we correct it immediately and transparently. We also adhere to strict ethical guidelines when it comes to editorial content.
We also do not accept sponsored content or paid reviews masquerading as editorial content. Our editorial team is dedicated to publishing the best possible travel content, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy creating it.
Our editorial guidelines comprise the following major cornerstones.
Our highly experienced editorial team is dedicated to ensuring the authenticity and accuracy of the information on the website. The editorial staff regularly fact-checks all of our articles to ensure that they are based on reliable sources and up-to-date information.
We also regularly update our content to reflect any changes in travel regulations or policies. As a result, you can be confident that the information on our website is accurate and up-to-date.
Moreover, it is extremely important for HopDes to uphold originality throughout the content on our website. Any piece of content that is found to be plagiarized, or based on false or fabricated information, is rejected immediately and can be grounds for termination for the concerned contributors.
HopDes is highly committed to upholding its editorial independence throughout the content available on the website. We maintain that our editorial calendar cannot be purchased or influenced in any way, shape, or form by means of sponsorship or partnership of any sort.
We are extremely clear about the use and importance of the word “review” in our content. Any piece of content with the aforementioned word is strictly editorial and reflects the personal thoughts and opinions of the HopDes team.
Any potential partnerships or sponsorships cannot influence or alter the editorial content available on the website, per FTC guidelines. In addition, we also strive to be in compliance with the Fair Use policy wherever applicable.
At HopDes, we are always striving to provide our readers with accurate and up-to-date information. If you spot a correction that needs to be made or have a suggestion for an edit or update, we would love to hear from you.
Our corrections policy is simple: just send us an email at [email protected] and we will take a look. Please note that we have a rigorous vetting process on all of our articles before they are published, but sometimes things can slip through the cracks.
We appreciate your help in keeping our information accurate and up-to-date!
Diversity and Inclusion
There’s no denying that the world of travel can be exclusive. Whether it’s high-end resorts that cater to a wealthy clientele or bucket-list destinations that are difficult to reach, many people feel left out of the travel industry.
However, there are also websites and companies like HopDes that are committed to diversity and inclusion in travel.
HopDes recognizes that everyone should have the opportunity to explore the world, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or socioeconomic status. By featuring diverse destinations and highlighting marginalized communities, HopDes is helping to make the world of travel more inclusive for everyone.
So whether you’re looking for information on under-the-radar places or tips on how to travel sustainably, we make sure that everyone feels at home in the world of travel. HopDes is committed to the fight against systemic racism and oppression of marginalized communities, and we make sure to further this cause through our content.
The team behind HopDes is a group of passionate individuals who believe that life is all about experiences. We are experts in our field, and we have a wealth of knowledge to share with our clients. But more importantly, we are adventurers who believe in living life to the fullest.
We understand that not everyone shares our passion for travel, but we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the world in new and exciting ways. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide hassle-free travel experiences for everyone.
Whether you’re planning your first trip or you’re a seasoned traveler, our team is here to help. We’ll work with you to tailor a travel itinerary that meets your needs and budget, and we’ll provide all the support you need along the way. So if you’re ready to start planning your next adventure, we invite you to meet the team. We can’t wait to show you the world!
The HopDes Editorial Staff is a team of experienced editors and seasoned travelers who have years of experience in the industry. They are highly qualified, and fully vetted to audit, review, and fact-check any content produced by HopDes.
Arooba is LLB Graduate from the University of Westminster and joined the hopdes team in June 2022. She has been a linguistics expert and interpreter for a few years at Pearl Linguistics in London dealing with people mostly from the middle-east side. She loves the thrills and adventures embedded deeply into her genes owing to her biracial Pashtun and Persian heritage. She speaks Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Pashtu and English. Whilst she is afraid of heights but her adrenaline pushes her to take the 60-foot leap of faith body slide everytime she is at the Aqua Venture Water Park in Dubai. She recently went onto the Jebel Jais Flight at speeds of up to 150km/h (93mph) along a 2.8km (1.7-mile) cable weighing more than six tonnes. She was last seen at the Museum Of Illusions at the Dubai Creek.
Sara Ali is hopdes's senior editorial director and a globetrotter. She joined the Hopdes team in July 2022. She has done more than 300,000 miles back and forth. She's been to more than 80% of the world, and her passion for understanding different cultures has only grown stronger with time. A traveler at heart, she loves to experience new cultures and learn new languages. Sara's wealth of travel experience makes her the perfect person to oversee a travel website – after all, who knows better what travelers want and need than she does?
Certified: International Travel Preparation, Safety, & Wellness
Sheeza Kaiser Anwar is hopdes' senior editor for North America. She joined the team in August 2022 after spending five years hopping from one state to another all the way to Alaska. Climbing up to Mount McKinley and to the Potomac River at Virginia border along with the diverse experience of the US culture. Academically she has done her BS with a Major in Integrated Health Studies.
Zonash Arshad is a British traveler who has been dwelling around the whole EU to satisfy her wanderlust. She is an LLB graduate from the University of Westminster, which brings legal expertise to her writing along with a strong traveling sense. When she’s not fact-checking, writing, or reviewing the content on Hopdes, she can be found planning her next travel destination in her journal. She was last seen roaming around the Regent St, in London.
I'm an adventurous traveler with an insatiable thirst for exploration. Whether it's wandering through winding alleys in bustling cities, trekking across rugged mountains, or lounging on a tropical beach, I am always seeking out new experiences and challenges.
Certified: International Travel Preparation, Safety, & Wellness
At HopDes, we believe that good travel writing comes from a passion for exploring new places. That’s why our team is made up of experienced travelers and adventurers who are experts in their field. But more importantly, they’re also passionate about sharing their insights and experiences with the world.
Our writers are multilingual, which means they can offer unique perspectives on destinations around the globe. Moreover, because they’re familiar with different cultures and customs, they can offer valuable insights into unfamiliar territory. In short, they know what it takes to make a great travel story.
So whether you’re looking for tips on where to go and what to see, or just want to read about someone’s latest adventure, our writers act as the bridge between you and your dream travel destination.
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We are always working tirelessly to improve our content and incorporate your feedback. Feel free to reach out to for your suggestions and queries.