Casey Hatfield-Chiotti is a journalist and photographer with more than a decade of experience producing travel, food, and lifestyle articles. She has contributed to The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Robb Report, Airbnb, Afar, Virgin Atlantic, Sunset, and Bon Appétit. Casey began her career in broadcast news, covering crime, politics, and economic development in Oregon and Idaho before taking time off to travel. While backpacking in Argentina, she was inspired to combine her love of exploring the world with her reporting background. Since then, she’s contributed hundreds of articles to top outlets, covering everything from the ultimate croissant crawl in Paris to the Mayan farmers who produce heirloom ingredients in their backyards for one of the world’s best restaurants. In addition to being a freelance writer and photographer, she is a contributing editor and client services manager at Marin Living Magazine and runs Travel Proper, a blog geared toward travelers interested in food, wine, adventure, and family travel.

• 10+ years of experience as a travel journalist and photographer
• 200+ articles written for top-tier outlets, including Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, Robb Report, Afar, Sunset, and Bon Appétit
• Edited Sunset magazine's SoCal Insider Guide for December 2016, September 2018, and December 2018/January 2019
• Updated chapters of the 2015 edition of "Fodor's San Diego: with North County" guidebook
• Received a bachelor's degree in journalism and anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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