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.
Imagine gardening and drinking wine for a living. Some might call that a bacchanal existence, but Jeff Cox calls it work. He took time out from playing in the garden and writing his 15th book, Landscaping with Roses, to trundle off to the Napa Valley Wine Auction for VIA. In between these stressful endeavors, he writes restaurant reviews and hosts two TV garden series, Grow It and Your Organic Garden.