<a href="http://avitalbinshtock.com/" target="_hplink">Avital Binshtock Andrews</a> writes for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> (where she was previously an editor), about travel, the environment, and most anything humans do. She is a regular guest on radio shows and is the lifestyle editor of <em><a href="http://www.sierramagazine.com">Sierra</em></a>, where she spearheads the magazine's annual "Coolest Schools" issue, which ranks and reports on America's greenest colleges. An avid roamer, Avital is the author of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470503793" target="_hplink">Frommer's Napa and Sonoma Day by Day</a></em> and other writings for fellow wanderers. She has degrees from UCLA and Stanford and lives, works, and trains for marathons in San Francisco. </b><br />
Follow her on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/avitalb" target="_hplink">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Avital-Binshtock/148381671901806" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>, and on <a href="http://avitalwrites.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">her personal blog</a>.