Rachel Chang is a travel and pop culture journalist who grew up in the California Bay Area and now lives in New York City (well, Hoboken, New Jersey). She's a solo travel advocate, dumpling addict, and reluctant runner — who managed to finish the NYC marathon three times. She's also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Romania and Poland. Rachel started her editorial career chasing celebrities as a magazine editor (Popstar associate editor, CosmoGirl entertainment editor, J-14 editor-in-chief, Us Weekly senior editor). Along the way, she also started chasing passport stamps and is now a freelance writer and editor contributing to Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and The Washington Post, among others. She also edits standalone entertainment and travel magazines. Prior to this, she worked in television publicity at The WB Television Network, and also interned at Nickelodeon and "Dawson's Creek."

• 25+ years of media experience in television, magazines, and digital brands
• 20+ years of editorial experience as a journalist, writer, and editor
• TaiwaneseAmerican.org's 100 Passionate People Pioneer
• Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Professional Gallery Wall of Fame
• Received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of California, Los Angeles
• Received a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
• Completed writing courses through UCLA Extension, Media Bistro, Gotham Writers Workshop, Yale Writers' Workshop, and the Highlights Foundation
• Founding executive board member of the alumni group Newhouse 44 and still serves as a member
• 15+ years of experience as a judge for the Mirror Awards

About Travel + Leisure

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Latest from Rachel Chang
240-meter long glass bridge over the Tsalka canyon, with a diamond-shaped café in the middle outside the city of Tsalka
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La Noxe NYC speakeasy
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Cuervo Tequila Train exterior
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Oxbow Bend with Mount Moran ahead in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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One&Only Palmilla aerial view showing exterior and ocean scenics
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Shaker Style Kitchen with Belfast Sink.
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Pillow packing hack walking through airport
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People waiting for the metro in Taipei
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Lounge area at Le Pavillon New Orleans
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Premiere of a "League of Their Own"
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Aurora Winter Train: Anchorage to Talkeetna and Fairbanks
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Chef Jose Andres x Goldbelly Little Spain meal kits
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Exterior of the film museum in Joshua Tree
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The bed inside The Glass House: A Hudson Valley Tiny Home Escape
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Exterior of The Standard Residences Midtown Miami
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Fig stuffed with Foie-Gras with gelatine of Pedro Ximenez/sweet wine, Michelin-star Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, Girona ,Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain
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Ripples in a sand dune at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA
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breakfast table in a hotel room with fruits and juices, coffee and tea
The Best Hotel Breakfasts Around the World, According to Tripadvisor Data
Pendry San Diego
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George Bar at Fairmont Olympic in Seattle
The 5 Best Hotels in Seattle
Presidential Suite at The Ritz-Carlson, San Francisco
The 5 Best Hotels in San Francisco
Large bog of cranberries being harvested
What I Learned From Wading in an Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog
The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina has a field of sunflowers in bloom
Asheville's Historic Biltmore Estate Is in Peak Sunflower Season — See the Stunning Photos
Woman packing suitcase for summer trip, including face masks and travel-sized antibacterial hand gels
What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19 While Traveling, According to Experts