Jenna Valdespino

Contributing Writer, Via

Jenna is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer and editor who covers travel, the environment, food, and lifestyle topics from a little East Bay island city.​ She spends her time watching A's baseball, running, and heading out on weekend getaways to corners of California and beyond.


Salmon Hole in Upper Bidewell Park in Chico, CA on a sunny day with water, picture

City Guide: Things to do in Chico, CA

Chico is so much more than a college town.
California Highway 99 interchange in the Central Valley, image

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Known for its Dust Bowl history, Highway 99 offers travelers a quirky drive down an important road.
Alameda Theatre & Cineplex lit up at night, picture

City Guide: What to Do and Eat in Alameda, CA

Discover the best things to see, eat, and do in Alameda.
Keanakako’i Crater expanded after 2018 eruption

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

After being closed in early May 2018, the park is ready to welcome visitors again.
San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park, California, picture

Best Baseball Stadium Foods in the West

Ball games aren't just for watching. Enjoy some out-of-the-park eats at these stadiums in the West.