Karen I. Chen

Karen I. Chen has been an editorial project manager for Dotdash Meredith's lifestyle brands since 2022. Before moving into her current role, she spent five years working as an editorial producer for Travel + Leisure. A meticulous editor and versatile writer, Karen has more than a decade of experience producing compelling content for travel, lifestyle, hospitality, and technology brands. She began her career as an associate editor for the Away Network, where she edited and wrote feature travel articles. She later spent several years working in TV, film, and commercial production at Warner Bros. TV, Food Network, Red Line Films, and Engel Entertainment. She lives in New York City and believes in always trusting your gut, especially when it comes to food or travel.

• 10+ years of experience producing editorial, marketing, and sponsored content
• Received a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University

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

Latest from Karen I. Chen
Arpoador Hotel rooftop, Rio de Janeiro
Where to Stay in Rio de Janeiro: From the Beaches of Ipanema to the Hills of Santa Teresa
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Everything You Need to Know About Using Turo, the Airbnb of Cars
French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
Best Time to Visit New Orleans for Great Weather and Fewer Crowds
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Common Portuguese Phrases and Words for Your Next Trip to Brazil or Portugal
El Nido, Philippines
The 15 Best Beach Destinations to Visit in January
Yangshuo: A lot of peoples crowded in yangshuo xijie to shopping.
Helpful Mandarin Chinese Words and Phrases to Learn Before Traveling to China
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This Mayor, Bartender, and Librarian Is Her Town's Only Resident
Chios Island Medieval Village Olympi Greece taverna restaurant
Basic Greek Words, Phrases, and Slang to Learn Before You Go to Greece
beach umbrellas at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York
How to Have the Perfect Day at NYC's Rockaway Beach
Woman wearing the Lo & Sons Bond sling bag
This Gorgeous Leather Sling Bag Is the Perfect Travel Companion — and It's 35% Off Right Now
Rachel Zoe and Tanqueray Sevilla Orange
Rachel Zoe's Tips for Summer Entertaining, Travel Style, and How to Ease Into Wearing Real Clothes Again
Lana Condor with the Lana Utility Backpack
Lana Condor Wants to Go 'Literally Anywhere' in Italy — and She Just Designed the Perfect Bag to Take There
Americano 2.0 canned cocktail
The World’s Best Bar Just Released Cocktails in a Can so You Can Enjoy Its Drinks From Anywhere
lime cocktail
11 Cocktails That Will Take You Around the World While You're Stuck at Home
Caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 Signature Cocktails From Around the World and the History Behind Them
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The Best International Phone and Data Plans: Everything You Need to Know to Use Your Cell Phone Abroad
This Handy Hat Clip Finally Lets You Travel Hassle-free With Your Favorite Hat
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
How to Spend the Perfect 24 Hours on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
American students start pasta fire
American Exchange Students Started a Fire in Italy by Cooking Pasta Without Water
Mii Amo Spa
The 15 Most Romantic Places to Go in January
People practice tai chi in the Bund area, Shanghai
The 19 Cheapest Places to Travel in January