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.

David Darlington


As a writer, David Darlington is drawn to examine the relationship between people and landscapes. This passion is evident in his pieces for VIA. David is also the author of several books, including The Mojave: A Portrait of the Definitive American Desert, Angels' Visits: An Inquiry into the Mystery of Zinfandel, and the forthcoming An Ideal Wine: One Generation's Pursuit of Perfection—and Profit—in California.