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Amy Graff

When former Via senior editor Amy Graff isn't tracking down the hottest travel tips in the West, you can find her soaking up the great outdoors. Amy writes The Mommy Files, an online parenting column, for the San Francisco Chronicle.

From the writer

  • Costa Rica

    As tourists stream into this Central American paradise, a fragile ecosystem hangs in the balance.

  • Healdsburg

    Peaceful Healdsburg offers bicycling down country roads, shopping for antiques, and tastings at intimate, family-owned wineri...

  • Professional Driving Lessons

    The Highway Survival Course at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma teaches both novice and expert drivers how to brake quickly, dod...

  • Occidental, California

    Visit Occidental, 60 miles north of San Francisco, for a weekend escape of Italian food, a Japanese-inspired spa, and unusual...

  • Movie Location Scout

    Nancy Haecker has the enviable job of looking for movie sites in Las Vegas for films such as Steven Soderbergh's Oceans 11.

  • The Future of Travel

    Experts ponder America's travel options—planes, trains, and automobiles—in the next decade.

  • Resort Fees in Top Hotels

    Some top hotels and resorts now levy an extra—and frequently unexpected—fee for amenities such as coffee, shuttles, or golf,...