Award-winning travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers, a native San Franciscan, holds a B.A. degree in anthropology from San Francisco State University and an elementary teaching credential from Fresno State College. She is the author of eighteen books, the editor of five books, and the mother of two children--with whom she has been through the road wars and in the travel trenches first-hand. Her books include nine editions of “Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California” and ”Miles of Smiles: 101 Great Car Games & Activities .” She is also the founding publisher of Carousel Press. An active freelancer, her articles have appeared in a variety of publications--Parenting, FamilyFun, Family Circle, Sunset, and numerous other magazines--as well in the travel sections of many newspapers. She has written a column for the San Jose Mercury News and Expedia.com and has been a featured guest on the Today Show, CNN News, and Bay Area Backroads. On a different career path, she is an extra in Mick Jagger's " Visions of Paradise" music video. Ms. Meyers is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and resides in Berkeley, California.