Casey Hatfield-Chiotti infront of the Ace Hotel in Portland
Photo by Carris Bennett Christianson

I began my career in broadcast news. I covered crime, politics and economic development in Oregon and Idaho before taking time off to travel. While backpacking in Argentina, a light went off: What if I could combine my love of travel with my journalism background? Since then my byline has been featured in The New York Times, Airbnb, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, Robb Report, Departures, Modern Luxury, Afar, Yahoo, Virgin Atlantic, Bon Appétit and others. I’ve written about the ultimate croissant crawl in Paris, Mayan farmers producing heirloom ingredients in their backyards and the transformation of a storied French château into a luxury hotel. I’ve also written about DNA travel, the revitalization of Asbury Park, New Jersey and the increasing popularity of luxury RVs in the COVID era. My stories are always impeccably researched and feature details not readily available on websites.

I can help hospitality and lifestyle companies increase brand loyalty through effective storytelling and content creation. I can also write press releases, blog posts and brochures. Other specialties include editing, copyediting, SEO, content management systems, fact-checking and eCommerce. I launched the website travelproper.com to help discerning travelers with their food and hotel choices in 2011. Contact me at casey@travelproper.com.