VIA Contributors

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.

Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain lives in Portland, Ore., where she is a freelance writer and dreams of a large wedding at the Church of Elvis . She is the author of Dharma Girl, a memoir of her hippie girlhood, and the editor of the anthology Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture. Her work has also been published in Ms. Magazine, The Oregonian, and in two anthologies, Sex and Single Girls and Family Travel: The Farther You Go, The Closer You Get. In addition she writes regularly for The Portland Mercury, though mainly under a pseudonym as she is very shy. She wants you to know that Elvis is dead. Chelsea has written other travel articles for VIA: