Allen Cox

travel and lifestyle editor,

journalist and author

Sample of Recent Articles

"Food Traveler is an annual special publication inside the July/August issue of Northwest Travel & Life. Read on for a taste of what’s inside Northwest Food Traveler 2019, from our Editor in Chief Allen Cox."

Food Traveler is short listed for the 2019 Folio: Eddie Award. 

Top of the Continent: Denali National Park & Preserve

"Like a trick of perception, measurable distances become distorted in Denali National Park & Preserve. With few points of reference, except the highest peak in North America (when the mountain is visible), a 10-mile vista across a massive braided river can easily be mistaken for two miles. The height of the 20,310-foot peak..."

Wild Times in the Inside Passage

"There are places in this world where humans seem like intruders, or at least guests—places that take an effort to get to, where wild trumps tame, and expertise in navigating the land and sea can mean survival..."


Books by Allen Cox

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Whether it's a wildland adventure, an urban getaway or a culinary discovery, I deliver compelling original content. I live in the Pacific Northwest.

More about me...

  • Editor in chief of Northwest Travel & Life magazine since 2011


  • Chair of the Travel & Words Conference, an annual travel writers event that connects travel writers/bloggers with destination marketers and travel editors


  • Director and Awards Committee Chair of International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association


​I am available for freelance assignments, and I will consider media trips if there is a possibility of placing a story.


I speak at writers conferences, appear on panels and conduct workshops on travel writing.


For more information and to connect about a potential assignment, a speaking engagement or a workshop, please go to my contact page and send me a message.​


Travel Writer Resources


The Travel & Words Conference is produced by a group of travel media and industry professionals who live and work in the Northwest and volunteer their time and skills.

The goals of the Travel & Words conference are to:

  • Explore changes and trends in the freelance travel writing world.

  • Facilitate mutually productive networking between destination marketers and freelance writers.

  • Support travel and tourism industry professionals who highlight destinations, attractions and all season recreation in Washington, Oregon Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia.

  • Educate participants about the use of social media and online forums in marketing one’s brand related to travel writing.

  • Expose freelance writers to potential editorial markets, including print and new media.

  • Address best practices of interest to travel writers, bloggers, editors and destination marketers.


International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association is a mutual benefit not-for-profit corporation with a public charter to evaluate and improve the travel and hospitality industry. Membership spans three categories: Regular, Student and Associate.  



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