Author: Frances Cha

Frances Cha is a Digital Producer at CNN Travel. She received her BA in English Literature and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. 


She has taught Creative Writing at Columbia University, Yonsei University and Ewha University, lectured at Seoul National University, and has worked and written for various publications in the United States and Korea.



Latest Posts

Japan's hidden island of surreal art

Japan's hidden island of surreal art

Monets, underground crypts and stunning Tadao Ando architecture are hidden on a remote Japanese 'art island'
World's coolest bookstores

World's coolest bookstores

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Traveling to China? Weeks of flight disruptions lie ahead

Traveling to China? Weeks of flight disruptions lie ahead

Domestic travelers switching to high-speed rail due to flight cancellations
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