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.

Jim Benning


Jim Benning is the co-editor of the online travel magazine He has written for National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Men's Journal. Benning lives in San Diego, where he teaches travel writing and makes frequent trips across the Mexican border to his favorite carnitas and mariachi joint. Visit his Web site at