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Carole speaking at Oakley Library

Carole Terwilliger Meyers is an experienced, effervescent speaker who has addressed audiences of all kinds, from corporate groups to parent organizations to social clubs.  A battle-scarred road warrior, she's been there, done that--even with kids! 

She is the author of 18 books, the editor of 5 books, and the mother of 2 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,” which remains in print.  She is also the founding publisher of Carousel Press and an active freelancer for publications such as orbitz.com and AAA’s Via,

Ms. Meyers lives in Berkeley, California.  To schedule a date for Carole to present a program to your group, please contact us at
editor (at) berkeleyandbeyond (dot) com (adjust before sending) . 

PowerPoint Presentations include
●Weekend Adventures in Northern California:  Clear Lake & Crescent City
●San Francisco Bay Area Gardens
●San Francisco Bay Area places to enjoy particularly pleasant picnics

"Carole's guide is to Northern California as my tour is to NYC.  Almost.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!"
--Kenny Kramer, the real Kramer and director of
Kramer's Reality Tour

"Carole was a delight for our very active yet discerning audience. The turnout was quite large, but that only raised the expectations of the attendees, hoping to learn about great ways to spend a weekend and yet avoid the tourist traps. Her suggestions for adventures were well beyond the normal recommendations, and you really got the feeling that she was letting you in on little known secrets."  View talk on YouTube.
--Jesse Nichols, Google

"Carole is the doyenne-empress-goddess of family travel in the Bay Area.  She invented it."
--Peter Beren, co-author of
The Writer's Legal Companion

"Of all the events that we host, those featuring the work of Carole T. Meyers sell the most books."
--Marie LaRocco/Asst.Mgr., Barnes & Noble San Mateo

"The audience was captivated by your informative talk and by your slides.  We especially appreciated your knowledge of the "lesser-known" places to visit in this area.  We all learned a lot, and in a very entertaining manner.  I have already consulted your book and will be planning a weekend adventure soon.  Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm . . ."
--Sylvia Harris/Reference Librarian, Novato Library

"Thank you so much for a great program and for inspiring us to look in our own backyard."
--Linda L. Santo/Librarian, Burlingame Public Library

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