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.

Roy Blount Jr.


Roy Blount Jr. is the author of 20 books and a regular panelist on National Public Radio's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. A contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, he writes a regular column for The Oxford American. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Gourmet, Playboy, Vanity Fair, GQ, Life, TV Guide, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic. Visit his Web site at