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Rachel Chang

Californian-turned-New Yorker (well, Hobokenite) Rachel started her editorial career chasing celebrities as a teen and entertainment magazine editor (Us Weekly, CosmoGIRL!, J-14). Along the way, she also started chasing passport stamps, writing travel stories for Airbnb Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Rolling Stone, Parade, and Mic. She now covers both travel and pop culture while wandering the world—often reluctantly running races (including the NYC marathon, twice) along the way.

How to Make the Airport Less Stressful This Holiday Season
From free Clear memberships to cheap lounge access, here's how to make flying smoother during the year-end crunch.
Americans Have Spent $11 Billion More on Domestic Flights This Year Than They Did in 2019
Domestic flight prices in October alone were 24 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels.
How Hybrid Work Is Impacting Holiday Travel This Year, According to Airlines and Booking Agencies
Including the best days to fly and how to find deals.
Meet the Community Preserving the Legacy of Japanese Americans Incarcerated at Camp Amache in Colorado
The former internment site, once run by the U.S. government, was razed after World War II—but a new National Park Service designation will help preserve the history it holds.
What to Know About the State Department's New Travel Advisories for Europe
Countries like Italy, France, and the U.K., all recently received Level 2 advisories. Here's what that means for your travels.
Why Wednesday Is the Best Day to Fly for Airfare Deals
Plus, how far in advance to book and the best day to buy flights to increase your savings.
Capital One Is Launching Tapas-Style Airport Lounges With José Andrés
Capital One Landing is set to debut at New York LaGuardia and D.C.'s Reagan National airport.
‘Star Trek’ Legend William Shatner Reflects on His Favorite Travels—And His Journey Into Space
From sleeping in deserted cars to cruising along canals in barges, the ‘Star Trek’ actor has long cherished the power of travel.
Travelers Can Now Earn Delta SkyMiles With Purchases at Starbucks
Delta fliers can now earn one SkyMile per $1 spent at the coffee chain.
23 Amateur and Pro Runners Share Their Favorite Sports Bra
Whether you're gearing up for the NYC Marathon or just getting into running, these sports bras come highly recommended.
How to Visit State and National Parks for Free
Access to the great outdoors doesn't always come with a price tag. 
Hidden Airline Fees May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
A new government proposal will require airlines to fully disclose the total price upfront.
These Cruise Lines Are Ending Vaccine Requirements
They're also easing rules for pre-boarding testing, making it easier for cruise-goers to sail the seas.
Americans Will Be Able to Renew U.S. Passports Online This October
Soon, those difficult-to-get appointments will be a thing of the past.
The Most Effective Way to Organize Your Suitcase Using Packing Cubes
Marie Kondo and other experts explain how to make the most of the packing accessory. 
The Belmond Orient Express Is Launching New December Routes to Europe’s Most Magical Winter Cities
Passengers will be able to soak in Europe's festive holiday charm on board the decadent train. 
7 Destinations That Are Trending This Fall—in the U.S., Caribbean, and Beyond
Interest in these spots is spiking, yet hotel and airfare prices remain lower than usual. 
I Flew in KLM’s New Premium Comfort Class—Here’s What It’s Like
Perks include comfortable seats, espresso martinis, stroopwafel sundaes, and more free carry-on bags.
These Airlines Allow You to Block the Seat Next to You
Give yourself room to breathe on your next flight by ensuring no one is in the seat next to you—for a discounted fee.