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.

Lisa Kluber

While researching her article on skydiving , Lisa Kluber discovered the quaint euphemism for those whose parachutes don't open: "earth pizza." Determined to get her story, Lisa jumped anyway. Slightly less hair-raising assignments have taken her panning for gold in the Sierra foothills and cruising the Caribbean.