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.

Hilda Anderson

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The Pacific Northwest is Hilda Anderson's backyard. Travel columnist for the Seattle Post Intelligencer and author of several books on the area with her husband, Barry, she covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. In recent months, she has taken VIA readers to Oregon Caves National Monument and Washington's Grays Harbor. From her home on Washington's Quimper Peninsula, she loves to explore the back roads of the Pacific Northwest. In her travels she always leaves room for serendipity—what Webster calls, "an aptitude for making fortunate discoveries accidentally."