Carole Jacobs

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Carole Jacobs is an 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 was also the adventure travel editor for Living Fit, Shape’s sister magazine. Carole is currently senior editor with Travelgirl magazine, specializing in active and adventure travel, food and wine and spas. Carole’s freelance articles on women’s travel, health and fitness have appeared in more than 150 publications, and her travel features for United Press Syndicate have run in more than 100 newspapers. A longtime member of the ASJA, SATW, and NATJA, Carole is a native of Philadelphia and now lives in California’s Southern Sierra with her husband.

Posts by Carole Jacobs

You asked...we answered!

  • 1
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Backpacking in Nepal

  • 2
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    I prefer traveling along or with one other person. I think traveling in groups gets in the way of assimilating into the local culture.

  • 3
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?


  • 4
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    Stay loose and flexible. You may miss the best parts of the journey by being too rigid.