Avital Andrews

Contributing Writer, Via

Avital Andrews was an editor at the L.A. Times and at Sierra magazine, and her articles have been among the 10 most popular on the L.A. Times, Pacific Standard, Outside, and Smarter Travel websites. Her work also appears in USA Today, Business Insider, The Week, and HuffPost, and has been featured by the New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, NPR, and MTV. Her travel guidebook is in its fourth edition, and she’s currently writing her first children’s book.


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Embrace the spirit of giving by volunteering, donating much needed items, and more.
How to Be a Nicer Driver

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Don't just follow the laws—practice proper road etiquette, too.
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Follow the expert advice in this beginner’s guide to help your indoor plants thrive.
An Easy-to-Follow Moving Schedule

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Simplify your storage, protect your data, and reclaim your sanity.