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.
Kate Rope returned to the city where she spent the first years of her life to report on the changes happening in Beijing. This time she could walk, which was how she spent most of her time exploring the city. Before she set off for a year of travel around the world, she was a feature writer for the Bangkok Post. Her writing has appeared in Mother Jones, Self and San Francisco.