Danno Wise

  • Danno Wise has been writing about Texas travel since 1994; his sizable body of work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and online.
  • He is the lower Texas Coast blogger for the Houston Chronicle, and contributing editor and illustrator for Texas Outdoors Journal.
  • He also publishes Texas Weekend Angler, an online fishing magazine.


Danno Wise is a former writer with TripSavvy, having contributed more than 200 articles on Texas travel during a 12-year span. He still regularly contributes to a number of state, regional, and national outdoor, recreation, and travel magazines. He has also developed content for several radio and television programs. He is the former publisher of the Port Isabel/South Padre Press and South Padre Parade, a newspaper and entertainment magazine in one of Texas's top tourist destinations.

His work on Texas topics has appeared in Texas Outdoors Journal, Lone Star Outdoor News, Houston Chronicle, Gulf Coast Connections, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, Gulf Coast Fisherman, Saltwater Texas, Texas Bass Fishing, Port Isabel/South Padre Press, San Benito News, Raymondville Chronicle, Rio Grande Valley Angler, and South Padre Parade.

Danno has spent a lifetime making a living from being outdoors in Texas: first as a hunting and fishing guide; later as a boat captain, and snorkel and scuba diving tour leader; and finally as an outdoor writer, artist, and photographer.


Although his college degree is in government studies, Danno has spent most of his career in the publishing industry.

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