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San Francisco, California
Lifestyle Editor, Sierra Magazine
Covers:  travel, science, environment, green living, human interest, pop culture, food, film, health, celebrities, academia, technology

Editor (@sierra_magazine), writer (@latimes, @pacificstand, @smartertravel, etc.), Army wife, mother of a daughter, environmentalist, traveler.

Avital Andrews's Biography

Avital 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 ...

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The 10 best ways to use your frequent-flier miles

usatoday.com — Frequent travelers come in many forms. The frugal guy who's always looking for a couch to crash on. The wealthy lady who cheerfully pulls out her plastic anytime she wants to go anywhere. And then there are the travel fanatics -- the "mileage geeks."

How Having a Daughter Made Me More of a Feminist

momsrising.org — We want better for our children than we had for ourselves. I want my daughter to grow up seeing female thought leaders as part of the dialogue, so that she knows to aspire. We need her generation to be seeing women in the public sphere - as lawmakers, professors, scientists, and writers - so that they know the possibilities.

Hello Kitty airplane - Business Insider

smartertravel.com — EVA Air's Hello Kitty plane, a Boeing 777-300ER, is the brainchild of K.W. Chang, the airline's chairman. Chang, who started his career as an airport check-in agent, captained the jet during its inaugural flight into Houston on June 19, 2015.

The 10 Best Ways to Use Your Miles and Points

smartertravel.com — Frequent travelers come in many forms. The frugal guy who's always looking for a couch to crash on. The wealthy lady who cheerfully pulls out her plastic anytime she wants to go anywhere. And then there are the travel fanatics-the "mileage geeks." This type is neither rich nor cheap, but man do they know how to redeem.

What It's Like to Fly on EVA's Hello Kitty Airplane

smartertravel.com — EVA Air's Hello Kitty plane, a Boeing 777-300ER, is the brainchild of K.W. Chang, the airline's chairman. Chang, who started his career as an airport check-in agent, captained the jet during its inaugural flight into Houston on June 19, 2015.

10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Ability to Sleep on a PlaneTripAdvisor Blog

blog.tripadvisor.com — When boarding a plane, you have the purest of intentions: You're going to use this rare empty stretch of time to catch up on much-needed sleep. You'll land at your destination bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to take on the world! But things aren't ... read more

10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Ability to Sleep on a Plane

smartertravel.com — To prevent thwarting yet another vacation or business meeting because you're overtired, figure out what you're doing that's making it difficult to sleep-and cut it out. Whether your goal is to squeeze in a catnap during a quick commuter flight or a half dozen REM cycles on a red-eye, these are all the ways you might be sabotaging your mile-high shuteye.

Chef Tyler Florence Carves Out His Niche

sierraclub.org — Tyler Florence, 44, has been on TV for 15 years, hosting shows on the Food Network and appearing on Oprah, Iron Chef, and Good Morning America. He's also a best-selling cookbook author and the cofounder of Sprout, a popular line of organic baby food.

Vegas, baby. Really - what to do in Sin City with your toddler

latimes.com — My husband's line of work often brings him to Las Vegas, so we - "we" meaning my 19-month-old daughter and I - often accompany him. At first, I kept us holed up in our hotel room, wary of the many reasons not to be in Sin City with an infant: pervasive smoke, infrastructure that's not stroller-friendly and, in summer, unforgiving heat and sun.
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Jul 30, 2015

RT @stevesilberman: Love the feeling of being really edited by a tough and sharp editor. Feels better than the "sign-off" that's becoming standard these days.

Jul 30, 2015

RT @latimes: Good job, California: You cut back your water use by 27% in June, beating the mandated 25% reduction lat.ms/1h7JeMo

Jul 30, 2015

RT @maddow: In Portland, Shell's icebreaker appears to turn back upriver after activists block it from heading out to sea, and back to the arctic. Wow.

Jul 30, 2015

RT @StanfordJourn: Across the globe, Stanford-trained journalists are reporting the news. Some of their work: bit.ly/StanfordJournO… (cc: @StanfordAlumni)

Jul 30, 2015

RT @rickygervais: It seems like all the good people of the world with a voice are suddenly willing to shout about animal welfare. This pleases me greatly.

Jul 30, 2015

Decent point. MT @GarethSoye Mugabe has killed thousands of humans without a word. 1 white man kills a lion and there's media saturation



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