Avital Binshtock Andrews writes for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times (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 Sierra, 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 Frommer's Napa and Sonoma Day by Day and other writings for fellow wanderers. She has degrees from UCLA and Stanford and lives, works, and trains for marathons in San Francisco.
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