Zoe Baillargeon is an award-winning travel writer and freelance journalist covering travel, food and drink, outdoors and adventure travel, lifestyle, and more. Growing up in New Mexico, she moved to Chile after college, where she discovered her passion for the outdoors during hikes in Patagonia and stargazing in the Atacama. She is now based in the rainy Pacific Northwest. She's written for Afar, Fodor's, Hemispheres, Huckberry, Cereal, and more. When she manages to get away from her desk, she enjoys reading, hiking, drinking too much coffee, and spoiling her cat.