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.

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer has written often for Time, Islands, and Condé Nast Traveler. His numerous books include The Global Soul, Tropical Classical, and Video Night in Kathmandu. In the Magic of Flight, Pico examines how mankind's ability to take to the air has forever changed the world we live in.