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.
A former sports columnist for The Oregonian, J.E. Vader has put her Pacific Northwest know-how to use for VIA, covering outdoor madness in Bend, Ore., oompah madness in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Wash., and Mr. Potato Head madness at the National Toy Hall of Fame in Salem, Ore. Currently based in Sonoma, Calif., J.E. has also published pieces in The Washington Post, Ms., and TV Guide.