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.

Kimberly Brown Seely

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Kimberly Brown Seely calls her two sons, Sam, 10, and James, 8, her "co-conspirators." They played hooky for VIA and joined her at Disneyland, getting there when the gates opened and staying until 9:30 at night, braving the lines and the rides. The three of them also explored Seattle's Tropical Butterfly House and Insect Village. Having worked as a travel editor and freelance writer for the last 15 years, Kimberly has well-earned advice for parents traveling with kids: avoid overplanning.