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.

Vanessa Chang

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Freelance writer Vanessa Chang has contributed to the New York Times, Gourmet magazine, and Sunset, among others. When not writing about food and travel, she can be found in one of the following places: Sitting at her desk (sometimes pulling her hair), standing at the stove, tending a pitiful container garden, perched in a sunny spot like an iguana, or dodging her mother's pleas to go to law school.