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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

I'm an editor (@sierra_magazine), a writer (@pacificstand, @latimes, @smartertravel, etc.), an Army wife, and a little girl's mother. #travel

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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10 Cruises That Should Be on Your Bucket List in 2016

smartertravel.com — Call it the grown-up version of the post-college European tour. Uncommon Journeys and Holland America have teamed up to offer the 2016 European Holiday, a 57-day itinerary that pushes off from Florida and hits coastal hotspots in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Monaco, and France.

10 (Almost) Free Travel Deals for 2016

smartertravel.com — There are some things we've all come to expect for free: Wi-Fi in hotel rooms, snacks on planes, smartphone apps that help you get around, concierge and bell services, community festivals and parades, and admission to libraries and parks. Other components of our journeys, however, are tougher to get comped-unless you know where to look.

Disney Is Raising Ticket Prices for the Military, Too

smartertravel.com — My husband is in the military, so for years now our little Army family has gleefully enjoyed the deal Disneyland has offered to active and retired U.S. service members and their spouses-we walk up to the ticket window, flash our armed-services ID cards, and they sell us special three-day Park Hoppers for $132.

10 Cruises That Should Be on Your Bucket List in 2016

smartertravel.com — Isn't it time to cross something off your travel bucket list? We rounded up all of the once-in-a-lifetime voyages setting sail in 2016 and then winnowed the list down to 10 truly life-changing offerings. A word of warning, though: We didn't filter for affordability, so a few of these are obscenely expensive.
Jan 11, 2016

RT @TripStreak: #10 would be absolutely breathtaking! | 10 Cruises That Should Be on Your Bucket List in 2016 smartertravel.com/travel-advice/… via @avitalb

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Thoughtful, Last-Minute Gifts for Greenies

sierraclub.org — Let me guess: It's getting to be Christmas crunch time and you still don't have presents for the enviros on your list? In your defense, greenies can be pretty hard to shop for, since they tend to eschew anything materialistic, or that doesn't serve their next outdoor adventure.

Easy ways to save money on a cruise

foxnews.com — By Avital Andrews If you're reluctant to book a cruise because of the price tag, take heart: There are plenty of creative ways to cut costs without sacrificing the best parts of the trip. I asked a handful of cruise experts for their money-saving tips.
Dec 18, 2015

Mixed feelings about the fact that one of my pieces was syndicated to Fox News. foxnews.com/travel/2015/11…

Is It OK to Bring Peanuts on a Plane?

smartertravel.com — When airline employees or passengers ignore protocol around peanuts, the results can turn tragic. Here's what you need to know about bringing peanuts and peanut butter on the plane. Last year, four-year-old Fae Platten was flying home to England from a family vacation in Spain.
Oct 22, 2015

Is it OK to bring peanuts on a plane? I did some reporting (for @SmarterTravel) to try to answer that question. smartertravel.com/travel-advice/…

Oct 22, 2015

RT @avitalb: Is it OK to bring peanuts on a plane? I did some reporting (for @SmarterTravel) to try to answer that question. smartertravel.com/travel-advice/…

Oct 26, 2015

I wrote a thing about whether it’s ethical to bring peanuts on a plane. Comments section is going a bit nuts. smartertravel.com/travel-advice/…

Dec 03, 2015

RT @HiltonGrandVac: With so many allergic to peanuts, is it okay for ppl to bring them on a plane? Read this & let us know: https://t.co/jD…

10 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Cruise

smartertravel.com — If you're reluctant to book a cruise because of the price tag, take heart: There are plenty of creative ways to cut costs without sacrificing the best parts of the trip. I asked a handful of cruise experts for their money-saving tips.

The Worst Decisions You Can Make on a Cruise

smartertravel.com — If you're making any of these poor decisions, you're cheating yourself of the best version of your cruise vacation. If you know what you're doing, cruising can be an enriching form of travel. But plenty of people swear off the big ships because of some terrible experience that ruined their first time out.

Netflix for Toys

sierraclub.org — Two years ago, Ranan Lachman, whose kids were then three and five, was spending thousands on Legos. His children would take two hours to build a $100 set and be done with it. Then they'd want a more challenging one.
Sep 15, 2015

By the time kids turn 10, parents spend $11k on toys. 10-yr-olds own 248 toys but play w/12 of them. Hence @mypley. sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-6-…

Sep 18, 2015

He got tired of buying toys his kids would quickly tire of. So he started @MyPley​, which is like Netflix for Legos. sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-6-…

Nov 18, 2015

The sharing economy is reaching those who are still learning how to share. (Yup, there's a "Netflix for toys.") sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-6-…

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Feb 06, 2016

RT @NBCNews: Clive the cat, missing for a year, found alive and well living in pet food warehouse nbcnews.to/1TJzrvm pic.twitter.com/n3wpsX5f4z

Feb 06, 2016

RT @gaystarnews: UN introduces new stamps to promote LGBT equality worldwide for the first time bit.ly/1KujDdR pic.twitter.com/T27HyAlM05

Feb 05, 2016

RT @ABC: 8-month-old sea lion pup found sleeping in a booth at a beach-side restaurant in California. abcn.ws/1SQvLYa pic.twitter.com/ZnRoLXFlq4

Feb 05, 2016

In case you're not that into football, @calacademy is offering free admission this Sunday. calacademy.org/admission

Feb 05, 2016

RT @KTLA: Sky5 just captured this stunning video of a whale off the South Bay coastline. pic.twitter.com/YRYlfY7v4i

Feb 05, 2016

It would've cost Michigan $100/day to save every child in Flint from lead poisoning, @sierraclub's Mair points out. sierraclub.org/sierra/2016-1-…


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