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.

Paul Delson


Paul first saw Alcatraz during a family a vacation when he was ten. Not knowing it had been a prison, he imagined it was a magical castle in the Bay. But he was even more intrigued when he discovered the island's history. Originally from Pennsylvania, Paul has lived in San Francisco fifteen years and has visited Alcatraz five times. He recommends the night tour as it's uncrowded, and you can imagine the sights and sounds of "The Rock," when it was filled with some of the country's most notorious criminals.