Kristina Malsberger

Contributing Writer, Via

Formerly one of Via’s hardworking senior editors, Kristina Malsberger remains a frequent contributor and card-carrying fan. Her travel writing adventures include exploring the Great Barrier Reef, rappelling into limestone caverns, and interviewing Don Ho. She has also written TED talks and penned jokes for the National Comedy Center. When she isn’t tapping away at her keyboard, Kristina can be found traipsing along a Bay Area hiking trail.


Must-Visit Wild and Quiet National Parks

Must-Visit Wild and Quiet National Parks

These seven treasures don't attract throngs of visitors—which only makes them better.
Best Summer Fruit U-Pick Spots

Best Summer Fruit U-Pick Spots

Check out these popular u-pick farms for the sweetest, juiciest fruit in the West.
Where to See Wildflowers in the West

Where to See Wildflowers in the West

When spring arrives, wildflowers paint the West in a rainbow of colors.
Yosemite's Half Dome

Yosemite's Half Dome

Learn more about the iconic peak in Yosemite National Park.
San Francisco's Top Sights and Hidden Gems

San Francisco's Top Sights and Hidden Gems

San Francisco's top spots go beyond cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge.
A Weekend in Downtown Oakland, California

A Weekend in Downtown Oakland, California

Downtown Oakland's renaissance means hip new restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries.
Top Thrills at Southern California Theme Parks

Top Thrills at Southern California Theme Parks

Four theme parks turn up the wow factor with fun attractions guaranteed to give you goose bumps.
Marin County, California Cheese Triangle Trail

Marin County, California Cheese Triangle Trail

Explore Marin's rural backroads and you'll discover independent dairies and creameries.
Beauty Meets Bounty in Marin County

Beauty Meets Bounty in Marin County

Explore Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, and Point Reyes National Seashore—then enjoy a meal nearby.