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 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: