Rina Rapuano is a Washington, DC-based freelance writer who has written for such publications as Food Network, The Washington Post and NPR. She served as the Zagat DC editor for more than four years and before that as a food and wine editor at Washingtonian magazine. While she frequently writes about food and travel, it’s impossible not to draw inspiration from the shenanigans of her 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, who continually challenge her to learn and grow. Rina lives in Washington, DC with her husband, kids, mother, dog and cat. You can follow her inability to resist an adventure on Instagram at @rinacucina or on Twitter at @rinarap.