Californian-turned-New Yorker (well, Hobokenite) Rachel Chang started her editorial career chasing celebrities as a magazine editor (Us Weekly, CosmoGIRL!, J-14). Along the way, she also started chasing passport stamps, writing for Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Airbnb Magazine, Lonely Planet and Washington Post. She now covers travel and pop culture while wandering the world — often reluctantly running races.
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