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 Steinhart

Peter Steinhart took a break from his usual writing topics—natural history and environmental affairs—to explore the elegant Woodside mansion and 16-acre gardens known as Filoli. His most recent books include The Company of Wolves and Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: The Natural World of the U.S.—Mexico Borderlands.