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.
Marlene Goldman is a San Francisco-based freelance writer and photographer. She authored The Little Black Book of San Francisco, recently updated for a 2015 release, as well as the Little Black Book of Los Angeles. Her stories have been published in American Way, Open Skies (Emirates Airlines), Morning Calm (Korean Air), the San Francisco Chronicle, Via magazine, AAA Traveler, Meetings Focus, and San Francisco magazine. Marlene is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and recently won the Silver award for Photographer of the Year 2014. When she is not traveling, you can find her teaching yoga.