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.

Eric Smillie



Oakland, California-based writer and editor Eric Smillie has written for Wired, Sunset, Afar, and the New York Times and keeps a journal of fermented foods at See his writing and other projects at