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.
Lynne Schaefer has written several articles on gardens and gardening and has created guides to day trips and weekenders for private pilots. For Via she focused on a different sort of day trip: local excursions by train. Based in the Bay Area, Lynne is currently at work on a guidebook to California's historic plaques.