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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.

As Chief of Content and Publishing for AAA, Anne leads editorial and marketing communications for more than 5 million AAA Members. She also oversees Via, the West's largest-circulation travel magazine, twice honored as Best Travel Magazine by the Society of American Travel Writers. She loves creating stories that help people outsmart life's challenges and spend more time enjoying fun, food, and travel.

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Annette Hanami is a wine educator who has traveled around the world sampling classic vintages.

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April Kilcrease is a writer and editor based in Oakland, Calif.

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April Thompson is a free-lance writer living the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Ashley Goldsmith is the assistant editor at Via. Originally from New York, she's always trying to explore the beauty of California when she's not traveling around the world. She loves to write about food and travel, and her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bon AppétitLucky Peach, Munchies, and AFAR

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Atissa Manshouri is a freelance writer based in Mill Valley, Calif. She writes about travel, food, and culture, and is always on the lookout for new ways to experience the world—and her native Bay Area—with her family.

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Despite Austen Diamond’s extensive experience working as a journalist and an editor, he's notoriously terrible at Scrabble. Some think that's why he mostly takes pictures these days. As a photographer, he specializes in photojournalism, creative portraiture, and documentary-style weddings. See his portfolio at

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Austin Murphy is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of How Tough Could It Be?: The Trials and Errors of a Sportswriter Turned Stay-at-Home Dad.

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Avital Andrews was an editor at the L.A. Times and at Sierra magazine, and her articles have been among the 10 most popular on the L.A. Times, Pacific Standard, Outside, and Smarter Travel websites. Her work also appears in USA Today, Business Insider, The Week, and HuffPost, and has been featured by the New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, NPR, and MTV. Her  travel guidebook is in its fourth edition, and she’s currently writing her first children’s book.

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Ben Davidson is a freelance writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has appeared in Sunset Magazine, Marin Magazine, and travel catalogs such as Backroads.

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