Katie Riley is a journalist based in Annapolis, Maryland. She began her career at The Times of London as a researcher, and loves spending long hours getting lost on the web researching her next trip. She regularly contributes to DC and Baltimore area titles Coastal Style, Chesapeake Family Life, Chesapeake Home, and Chesapeake Inspired, and she recently won a gold award from the National Parenting Media Association for her travel writing. Favorite hotels include The Cloisters at Sea Island and The Goring in London. In the past few years with her family she has rappelled through El Yunque National Rainforest, ridden horses at a dude ranch in Colorado, gone dogsledding in Canada and watched the final leg of the Tour de France in Paris. When not boating on the Chesapeake Bay, she is slowly checking off her foodie bucket list around the world.