Carole Jacobs is an award-winning adventure travel writer, editor and author, and a pioneer in the field of women's active travel. A senior editor and travel editor at Shape magazine for 20 years, she founded Shape’s adventure travel section in 1990, and was also the adventure travel editor for Living Fit, Shape’s sister magazine. (Read full bio here.)

Sample articles (PDF files). . .

On a Wing and a Prayer: Trekking in Nepal (Shape magazine; reprinted in Women’s Travelers Tales, Asia (Travelers Tales, Inc.)

They Ride Horses, Don't They? (Shape magazine)

Are You Cut Out for Country Living? (Where To Retire magazine)

Fresh-Air Fitness Escapes (Travelgirl magazine)

Travel Girl Road Trips (Travelgirl magazine)

Grand-Dame Getaways (Travelgirl magazine)

The West by Rail (Sunset magazine)

A Drive Back in Time (Vacations magazine)

Whimsical Vacations (Living Fit magazine)

Carole Jacobs' Books and Travel Guides

Fat-Free and Fit (author), Perigree Books, a division of Putnam

The Most Scenic Drives in North America (contributing author), Reader's Digest Books

Off-Season Vacations (author), Vacations Publications, Inc.

America's Most Scenic Drives (author), Vacations Pubications, Inc.

America'a 100 Best Places to Retire (contributing author), Vacations Pubications, Inc.

Gutsy Women (contributing author), Travelers Tales, Inc.

American's 100 Best Family Vacations (contributing author), Vacations Publications, Inc.