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.
For three decades, Rich Moreno wandered the wide Nevada landscape, making frequent stops in Virginia City to keep his two children happy. During a 14-year stint as publisher of Nevada Magazine, Richard authored several books about the Silver State, including The Roadside History of Nevada. Now residing in the Midwest, he teaches journalism at Western Illinois University. Check out his blogs Backyard Traveler and Exploring Illinois.