Atissa Manshouri

Contributing Writer, Via

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.


8 Best Museums for Kids in the West

8 Best Museums for Kids in the West

These grown up museums are kid-friendly and entertaining at every age.
6 Winter Date Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet

6 Winter Date Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet

Valentine's Day isn't the only time to do something special this season.
5 Hidden Gems in Mendocino County, California

5 Hidden Gems in Mendocino County, California

Five great reasons to skip the beach and explore inland in Northern California.
Best Places to Shop and Eat in the East Bay

Best Places to Shop and Eat in the East Bay

Explore the culinary, commercial, and cultural offerings of four cities.
Top California Wilderness Spots Without the Crowds

Top California Wilderness Spots Without the Crowds

These spots offer uncrowded fun in California.
Mount Tam and Mill Valley Day Trip

Mount Tam and Mill Valley Day Trip

The slopes of Marin County’s signature peak offer sky-high views plus fine food and films.
5 Ways to Enjoy San Francisco Bay

5 Ways to Enjoy San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay offers shoreline attractions for dining and outdoor activities.
Wine Country Ready for Visitors After Fires

Wine Country Ready for Visitors After Fires

After October’s tragic fires, Northern California’s wine country remains and open for business.
What’s Cooking in Sonoma County

What’s Cooking in Sonoma County

Sonoma County offers affordable, homey food in restaurants that locals actually patronize.