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.

Joan O'C. Hamilton

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Author of VIA's story on Legoland, Joan O'C. Hamilton has changed her approach to travel over the years—now vacations must include diversions for her 3-year-old, Blair, and 10-year-old, Marie. Hamilton, a Business Week columnist and Bay Area native, also uncovered seaside amusements in Capitola, where her parents often took her when she was a youngster.