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.

Peter Jaret

Peter Jaret was once mistaken for a spy in Guinea Bissau, but the U.S. ambassador came to his aid before he was thrown in jail. We hired Peter and his puppy, Zoey, to play I Spy in dog-friendly Arcata. Zoey chewed on driftwood at the beaches and helped sniff out hiking trails and Victorian-lined neighborhoods. And, once again, Peter avoided jail.