About us

We’re a small team of people who are passionate about travel. Our goal is to create unique, inspiring, and thoughtful tours that surprise and delight you. We’re just as excited as you are about travel and we make it our mission to ensure that on one of our tours, you’re thrilled from start to finish!

Our team at Wandering Earl Tours has a strong desire to bring rich cultural connections around the world to people who would appreciate them the most. And we hold this mission at the core of everything we do. 

Focused, purposeful and incredibly rewarding trips are the goal, and each member of our team brings their own insights, skills and enthusiasm to the table. When combined, our goal is achieved, with unique Wandering Earl Tours that we are all genuinely excited to offer!

Our Team

Derek Baron | CEO

Travel is basically all I know. After graduating university in 1999, I took a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia but I decided that 3 months wasn’t enough and I’ve been traveling all over the world ever since.

In 2010, I started the travel blog, WanderingEarl.com, to share my thoughts about what I was experiencing. By 2012, I was receiving regular emails from readers asking me to organize trips to some of my favorite countries.

And so I did.

What started off as 1 trip to India back in 2012, has now become a long list of awesome Wandering Earl Tours each year, with new destinations and itineraries being added all the time!

Stephanie Lange | Tour Manager

I am happiest when I’m outside and on an adventure! Travel is truly my greatest passion and when I’m not on a trip, I’m dreaming of the next one. From spending months backpacking through Europe and Southeast Asia to taking countless road trips around North America, I always try to find exciting ways to get off the beaten path and immerse myself in each destination.

I believe unique and meaningful experiences are essential elements of any successful trip and work hard to ensure all Artyzana guests leave our tours feeling the same.

Some of my favorite things include photography, cycling, and spending time in nature. I’m also easily excited by anything related to food – especially spicy Thai meals and delicious local beers!

Our global family

Our team also consists of our incredible Expert Tour Leaders, our travel partners and endless local contacts in every country where we operate. These wonderful people work extremely hard to help us create and run our unique trips. We could not do this without all of them as it takes such a dedicated and global team to create our rewarding travel experiences!