Michele is the author of over 30 guidebooks, including the award-winning Northern California's An Explorer's Guide, Rand McNally's Best of the Road Atlas, Fodor's California, Fodor's Hawaii, and Backroads and Byways of Northern California. Her work has appeared in CNN, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Kia Ora, Diablo, Mapquest, Smart Set, Perceptive Travel and many more. Her blog, Planet Playground, focuses on family travel. She leads travel writing workshops, and teaches writing at UCSC and CSUMB.
Currently, Michele is working on a novel set in Hawaii and a series of essays about teaching her kids about the world through travel.