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.

Rita Ariyoshi

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Rita Ariyoshi is a freelance writer from Honolulu, Hawaii, who has written several books on the islands—including Hula Is Life, Maui on My Mind, and the new National Geographic Traveler's Hawaii guidebook.