Rachel Cooper Follow Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rachel Cooper. Rachel Cooper is a freelance travel writer and author with extensive knowledge of the Washington, D.C., region who has lived in the area since 1993. She is the author of "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.," "Images of Rail: Union Station in Washington, D .C.," and "AMC's Quiet Water: Mid-Atlantic." Her writing has appeared in Washingtonian, Alexandria Living Magazine, Destination Maryland, and Conde Nast Traveler. Experience Rachel Cooper is a former writer for TripSavvy, specializing in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and mid-Atlantic region. She has more than a decade of online journalism and content creation experience. A native of Baltimore, Rachel has lived in the D.C. area since 1993. She has written thousands of articles for regional and national publications including Washingtonian, Alexandria Living Magazine, Montgomery Parks, ApartmentGuide.com, Destination Maryland, and Conde Nast Traveler. Rachel is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and leads guided hikes in the mid-Atlantic region for the Smithsonian Associates. Education Rachel graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.Awards and Publications"60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C." (Menasha Ridge Press, 2017)"Images of Rail: Union Station in Washington, D.C." (Arcadia Publishing, 2011)"AMC's Quiet Water: Mid-Atlantic" (Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2018) About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.