Rachel Chang

Rachel Chang

​​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

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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
A Diamond-shaped Glass Restaurant Now Hangs Nearly 900 Feet Above a Canyon in Georgia — See the Photos
One&Only Palmilla aerial view showing exterior and ocean scenics
You Can Now Take a Private Charter Flight Between These 2 Luxury Resorts in Mexico
Balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England.
I Celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in London — Royal Family Sightings Included
Shaker Style Kitchen with Belfast Sink.
Follow These 9 Steps to Clean and Prep Your Kitchen Before Leaving for Vacation
Pillow packing hack walking through airport
This TikTok Hack Might Just Be the Best Travel Secret for Overpackers
High angle view of woman near full suitcase using mobile phone
You Can Book Your Next Hotel Room on Instagram — Here's How
The exterior, Back Deck and Backyard of The Beach House at The Roundtree, Amagansett
This Hamptons Outpost Is Already One of the Best Hotels in New York State — and It Just Debuted a Beach House You Can Rent
Lovely morning scenic looking toward the lighthouse from the beach at Cape May Point State Park, New Jersey
New Jersey's State Parks, Forests, and Recreation Areas Will Be Admission-free This Summer
A beefeater looking at the flowers at the Tower of London
The Tower of London's Moat Will Soon Bloom With 20 Million Flowers Honoring the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Interior of the Vatican Museums
I Explored the Vatican's Secret Spaces Before Dawn With the Head Key Keeper — and Soon You Can, Too
Aerial view of Tower Bridge and River Thames during sunset
Behind the Scenes at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee With London Mayor Sadiq Khan — Special Surprises Included
Chris Pratt in the woods
Chris Pratt Shares His Best Camping Tips — and Mistakes to Learn From
Bobby Berk in front of his Airbnb
This Picturesque Palm Desert Rental Was Designed by 'Queer Eye' Star Bobby Berk — and It's Listed on Airbnb
Waterfront Beach house in Nags Head in the Outer Banks area
12 Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Vacation Home, According to Experts
Kayaking in Florida's mangroves with MarcoEcoTours
This Tour of Naples, Florida Takes You Through Stunning Mangrove Tunnels — on a Kayak or Paddleboard
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Cancun Is Getting an All-inclusive Waterfront Resort — With an Epic Water Park and 2 Lazy Rivers
Taking a photo while swimming with the manatees in Florida
This Florida Town Is the Only Place on the Continent Where You Can Swim With Manatees
The Langham's newest property on the Gold Coast
A Stunning New Hotel Is Coming to Australia's Gold Coast — the First to Have Beach Access in 30 Years
A sunset going down on the water in Cape San Blas, Florida
This City on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast' Has a 9-mile Waterfront Trail and Stunning White-sand Beaches
The beautiful sunset at Kirkjufell waterfall in Iceland
Iceland Showcases Joyscrolling With Waterfalls, Geysers, and Puffins
Borealis basecamp in Alaska
These Gorgeous Glass Cubes Are Opening in Alaska Just in Time for Northern Lights Viewing Season
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The Murder Mystery Train Through Napa Valley Is Back — With Magic and 1920s-themed Rides
The Monte Solaro Chair Lift in Anacapri / Capri
This Secret Chairlift on Capri Will Take You to the Island's Highest Point — and the Views Are Incredible
Kelly Ripa, husband Mark Consuelos, daughter Lola Consuelos, sons Michael Consuelos and Joaquin Consuelos in 2015.
Kelly Ripa Praises Flight Attendants While Sharing the Struggles of Traveling With Small Kids