Chris Woolston

Contributing Writer, Via

Chris Woolston is a freelance science and travel writer living in his hometown of Billings, Montana. He writes for Nature, Knowable and other publications, but Via is his favorite. No other magazine has given him a chance to see polar bears in the wild. He enjoys playing racquetball, fly fishing in mountain lakes, and spending time with his family and his Poodle-mix menagerie.


How to Safely Pack Medications to Travel

How to Safely Pack Medications to Travel

Putting all your medications in one bottle can save space in your luggage, but it can also be risky.
7 Smart Tips for Driving Safely in the Dark

7 Smart Tips for Driving Safely in the Dark

These smart tips will keep you safe when you have to drive at dawn, dusk, and night.
7 Scenic Drives in the West

7 Scenic Drives in the West

Answer the call of the open road with trips to see rivers, craggy coasts, and mountain passes.
Volcanoes of the West

Volcanoes of the West

Experience these majestic marvels and the charming towns that surround them.
Escape to Bozeman, Montana in Autumn

Escape to Bozeman, Montana in Autumn

Not just a stop en route to Yellowstone, this thriving Montana city earns its destination status.
10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West

10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West

The West's national parks and monuments reveal stories of geological upheaval and transformation.
Tips to Avoid Driving Distractions

Tips to Avoid Driving Distractions

Put down the electronics (and the food) when you get behind the wheel.
Secrets of Yellowstone National Park

Secrets of Yellowstone National Park

Find the best spots—and skip the crowds—at America’s original national park.
Seeley Lake, Montana: 5 Things We Love

Seeley Lake, Montana: 5 Things We Love

This charming Montana town is set among towering pines, a sparkling glacial lake, and scenic byways.
Top Things to Do in Cody, Wyoming

Top Things to Do in Cody, Wyoming

Buffalo Bill's classic Western hub offers unexpected city-slicker delights.
Stepping Out in Butte, Montana

Stepping Out in Butte, Montana

Once known for copper mining, this rugged Montana town is a destination for its historical riches.
Explore Glacier National Park's Fiery Past

Explore Glacier National Park's Fiery Past

In Montana's crown jewel, wildfires are an essential element of the ecosystem.
10 Places to Celebrate the Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

10 Places to Celebrate the Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the golden anniversary of the moon landing this summer at 10 western destinations.
Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.

Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.

A stroll across this bridge will get your adrenaline going.
Polar Animal Encounters

Polar Animal Encounters

What's on your bucket list? You still have time to see the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba.