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.

Karen Benning

Karen Benning is a freelance writer based in Anchorage, Alaska. She is the recipient of a 2010 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Grant for work on a book project. Work by grant recipients reflects Alaska's diverse cultural and aesthetic communities.