Profile

Cover photo
Casey Hatfield-Chiotti
Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
Lives in San Diego, CA
48 followers|3,894 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube
People
Have her in circles
48 people
Isaac Hookele Ike Kane's profile photo
jack kahn's profile photo
San Diego Marketing's profile photo
Casey George's profile photo
Amanda Armstrong's profile photo
San Diego News's profile photo
gerardo turrent riquelme's profile photo
Peter Dowell's profile photo
Paul Smith's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Food and Travel Writer
Skills
Writing, shooting, editing, final cut pro, iMovie
Employment
  • Freelance
    I'm a contributor to the Virgin Atlantic Blog. I also write for Sunset, San Diego Magazine, Travel & Leisure and The Points Guy.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
San Diego, CA
Story
Tagline
Avid traveler and bakery aficionado
Introduction

Even as a kid I had a passion for food and travel. Now, I regularly cross the globe to experience a destination restaurant and have been known to sniff out bakeries like a bloodhound. I spent five years working as a TV news reporter before deciding to make the jump to food and travel writing. You can see my work in the pages of Sunset, San Diego Magazine and Travel & Leisure, as well as on blog.virgin-atlantic.comthepointsguy.com and on my own website travelproper.com 


Bragging rights
I've summited Kilimanjaro, and Mt. Whitney and have hiked the Inca Trail and the W in Patagonia.
Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    1998 - 2002
Basic Information
Gender
Female

Stream

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dining alone has become widely acceptable and it's even fun. Here are my tips and picks for the best places to eat solo in great cities around the world. ‪#‎restaurants‬ ‪#‎eatingout‬
The tasting bar at Juliet offers great views of the open kitchen. Being a travel writer means I travel alone quite frequently. My husband accompanies me when he can but unfortunately he has to work sometimes…so this means I've done solo road trips in Southern Spain, Portugal and France and found ...
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
Because of what I do I get to tour some pretty amazing hotel suites. Ofcourse, many of them cost the equivalent of a new car a night, way out of reach for me and my writer's salary, but it is fun to get a peek into this rarefied world. My latest for Travel + Leisure here. ‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎luxury‬ ‪#‎luxurytravel‬
The Reverie Saigon, open since September, is setting a new luxury standard in Ho Chi Minh City, and the Saigon Suite on the 38th and 39th floors of the hotel is the jewel in its lofty crown. The one-of-a kind suite designed by Cassina and Poltrona Frau, two Italian design houses, is an homage to 20th-century design. With stunning views of the sprawling city and the Saigon River, the suite's furnishings include Frank Lloyd Wright wooden barrel cha...
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
Last October I spent two amazing days cycling in ‪#‎Tuscany‬ and they were very different experiences-- once day was spent on a light weight carbon fiber frame with a Castiglion Del Bosco - Toscana cycling guide, the next was on a 1950s berga as part of the L'Eroica vintage bike race in Chianti. I turned the experience into this story for Robb Report. #Italy  
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
For me, 2015 was a year of adventure and great eating.  #travel   #paris  
Jamon Iberico, the best ham in the world. It's true my husband Justin and I travel largely for the food. We make it our absolute mission to reserve tables at the restaurants we've read about and to seek out incredible, authentic meals in all the destinations we visit.
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
You could say my love affair with #France started when I stumbled upon a book in my local library called Châteaux of the Loire Valley so it was really fun putting together this video about the fairy tale-like region, the latest on my website travelproper.com. #loirevalley   #visitfrance   #travel  
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
One of the best things I did last summer was go on a truffle hunt at Les Pastras, an organic farm in Provence. It was fun, educational and delicious. It was an honor to write about my experience for Departures Magazine. Les Pastras winter truffle tours have just begun so if you're going to be in the area you should definitely sign up.
In the Luberon, a Franco-American couple demystifies one of the world’s most expensive ingredients.
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
48 people
Isaac Hookele Ike Kane's profile photo
jack kahn's profile photo
San Diego Marketing's profile photo
Casey George's profile photo
Amanda Armstrong's profile photo
San Diego News's profile photo
gerardo turrent riquelme's profile photo
Peter Dowell's profile photo
Paul Smith's profile photo

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm pretty smitten with ‪#‎SanDiego‬'s new Liberty Public Market. Here are five reasons you must visit! #travel #traveltuesday
I believe public markets should be a permanent fixture in every city in the US so I was incredibly excited when I heard San Diego would be getting its own public market concept. Liberty Public Market opened in March in Point Loma's Liberty Station, a Naval Training Center turned mixed-use ...
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
From a Tuscan restaurant that serves the region's prized beef family-style to an Inn and restaurant in the San Juan islands specializing in foraged ingredients and local seafood, these are the meals I would gladly eat again and again and again. If only they were closer... #travel 
I love to travel for a variety of reasons, but if I had to pick one it would definitely be for the food. I love scouring the globe for life-changing or simply incredibly fun meals. For me dining out is the ultimate form of entertainment. Here are ten of my favorites in no particular order.
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
There are many reasons to visit #NewZealand, friendly people, beautiful scenery and exceptional bakeries. Here's a look at two, one on the North Island and one on the South, that are worth seeking out.
At the Baker's Coffee Shop the daily specials are written on kraft paper. Before I went to New Zealand, I picked the brains of friends who had visited before and they all said it was incredible, truly one of their favorite places on earth, but there was a catch. “Don't expect too much of the ...
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have a new logo that I'm pretty excited about. Here's the story of the clandestine mission that inspired it.
Paris's fashion museum, where the Lanvin exhibit was on display last year. You may or may not have noticed my new logo depending on how long you've been visiting this website. The idea for the red-orange logo started with a visit to the Palais Galliera, the fashion museum, in Paris for the ...
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
Which #London hotel has the most English charm? I would argue The Goring near Buckingham Palace which has been owned by the same family since 1910. #travel  
Courtesy of The Goring. New hotels are opening constantly in London and all the city's Grand Dames (The Lanesborough, The Savoy, The Langham) have undergone major renovations in the last few years to keep up. In such a competitive market it's a wonder The Goring hotel in Belgravia still exists.
1
Add a comment...

Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you visit one "new to you" museum on your next trip to #Paris  make it the recently restored +Musée Rodin. More in my latest story for Departures magazine.
1
Add a comment...