Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.
Caroline Patterson has written travel pieces and essays for a variety of publications, including Newsday, Outside, Seventeen, Sunset, and VIA. A Stegner Fellow in Fiction from Stanford University, she has received fellowships from the Henfield Foundation, the Montana Arts Council, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. She has recently published Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart, a collection of women's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from Montana. She works as an editor at Farcountry Press in Helena, Montana.