Laura Kiniry

Contributing Writer, Via

Former Via intern Laura Kiniry spends much of each year scouring the globe for stories. As a full-time freelance writer she's worked with dozens of renowned print and online publications, including O-The Oprah Magazine, AtlasObscura.com, Saveur, Smithsonianmag.com, NPR.com, BBCTravel.com, and various AAA magazines such as Western Journey and Westways. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @laurajkin.


10 Best Places to See Alpine Wildflowers in the West

10 Best Places to See Alpine Wildflowers in the West

Catch these summer delights before they’re gone.
Where to See Fairytale Cottages in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Where to See Fairytale Cottages in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Walk around this tiny coastal town to see storybook architecture brought to life.
7 Fun Things to do in the Summer with Kids

7 Fun Things to do in the Summer with Kids

Enjoy the best of the West with these family-friendly summer activities.
7 Quiet Island Escapes Around the West

7 Quiet Island Escapes Around the West

Get away from it all at these lesser-visited enclaves.
The West’s Best Mountain Towns for Summer

The West’s Best Mountain Towns for Summer

Enjoy moderate temperatures, quiet hiking trails, craft food, and more.
Explore Utah's Greater Zion Region

Explore Utah's Greater Zion Region

Here's what to do, see, and eat in and around Zion National Park.
11 Spots to Camp Without the Crowds

11 Spots to Camp Without the Crowds

Get off the beaten track and enjoy some serenity.
7 Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in the West

7 Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in the West

From California to Utah, delight in these magical displays.
Cozy Up with These 7 Books and Movies Set in the West

Cozy Up with These 7 Books and Movies Set in the West

From classic films to best sellers, these fictional tales bring their settings to life.
20 Places to Go Ice Skating in the West

20 Places to Go Ice Skating in the West

Glide and giggle on these festive rinks, from seasonal pop-ups to year-round set-ups.
Must-See Wildlife Migrations in the West

Must-See Wildlife Migrations in the West

Where to watch hummingbirds flutter, whales dine, and salmon prevail upstream.
Best Camping and Hiking Apps to Download for Your Next Trip

Best Camping and Hiking Apps to Download for Your Next Trip

From finding last-minute campsites to the best GPS mapping for your hike, these apps are must-haves.
Take Car Camping to the Next Level with These Expert Tips

Take Car Camping to the Next Level with These Expert Tips

Follow expert tips to choose a the best campsite, set up camp, and cook outdoors.
Best Milkshakes in the West

Best Milkshakes in the West

Cool off with these treats in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.
10 Quiet Beaches in the West

10 Quiet Beaches in the West

Escape the crowds at these sandy spots.