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.
Larry Levinger began his career in journalism as a book critic for Rolling Stone. He went to write for Playboy, the Atlantic Monthly, and Geo. He has written extensively about Americana, from extraordinary milkshake machines to pie. "I've done an awful lot of stories on rodeos," he says. Larry was uniquely qualified to write about the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Ariz. As a student at Arizona State University in Tempe, he spent a semester living in a concrete teepee that had been converted to student apartments. For VIA's Route 66 package, he also visited Roy's Motel and Café. He lives in Woodland, Calif.