Megan McCrea

Contributing Writer, Via

Megan McCrea has slept in Narita Airport, Nice Place II, a nunnery, and just about every place in between. Today, Megan lays her head in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. Previously, Megan served as Via's Senior Editor, managing the Arizona edition and On the Road. Megan's stories have appeared in print in the San Francisco Chronicle, Via, Sunset, Diablo, and Mabuhay, and online on Healthline, Earthjustice, and Poetry Flash. She's always looking forward to her next trip.


Arizona's Best Waterfalls

Arizona's Best Waterfalls

Chase rushing cascades at these 5 spots.
7 Scenic Waterfall Road Trips

7 Scenic Waterfall Road Trips

The ultimate road trip prize? A stunning cascade. Here’s where to find them.
How to Keep Animals Out of Your Car

How to Keep Animals Out of Your Car

Rats and marmots and snakes, oh my! Keep wildlife wild—and out of your engine.
Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Visit in 2022

Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Visit in 2022

7 suggestions for taking the road less traveled.
The Best Places to Tube and Sled in the West

The Best Places to Tube and Sled in the West

From local hills to speed runs, these spots delight kids and adults alike.
Portland's Beloved Powell’s Bookstore

Portland's Beloved Powell’s Bookstore

The iconic Oregon bookstore turns 50 this year.
5 Cozy Fall Destinations in the West

5 Cozy Fall Destinations in the West

Changing leaves, warm drinks, and scenic walks await.
Best National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Best National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Enjoy shoulder season in the West’s great outdoors, from sunset-hued landscapes to hidden geysers.
Celebrating Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Celebrating Cape Blanco Lighthouse

One hundred fifty years ago, Oregon's loneliest lighthouse was born, bringing hope to mariners.
Extraordinary Winter Sports

Extraordinary Winter Sports

Try new activities this season, like bobsledding, snow shoeing, dog sledding, or curling.
An Insider’s Guide to Winter Park, Colorado

An Insider’s Guide to Winter Park, Colorado

More than 3,000 acres of deep, groomed snow await at one of the West’s most beloved resorts.
Remembering the Future at the Living Computers Museum

Remembering the Future at the Living Computers Museum

Seattle’s Living Computers Museum is a tech wonderland where visitors can interact with new gadgets.
San Francisco's Audium: A Journey for Your Ears

San Francisco's Audium: A Journey for Your Ears

An absorbing auditory journey awaits at San Francisco's Audium.