Allen Cox

member for over 10 years

Member Since:
Feb 2008

Allen is a freelance travel & lifestyle writer, Editor-in-Chief of Northwest Travel Magazine, IFWTWA 1st VP, board member and chair of IFWTWA's Awards Committee, and Vice-chair of Pacific NW Travel Writers Conference (Travel & Words). Allen writes for magazines and web and has authored Best Easy Day Hikes-Seattle and Best Easy Day Hikes-Tacoma for Falcon Guides/GPP. Allen does speaking engagements and panel discussions and develops and leads workshops for media conferences. 

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Published Books

Best Easy Day Hikes – Seattle

You’ve eaten seafood until you’re beginning to feel like a crustacean, you’ve sipped Mochas at the original Starbucks, you’ve even crowded into the Space Needle elevator with hoards of perspiring […]

Best Easy Day Hikes – Tacoma

Let Allen guide you to the best spots for day hiking in and around this historic and scenic south Puget Sound city, which happens to be his hometown. In this […]

Published Articles (22)

Easy Access to Wilderness on Vancouver Island, B.C.

Explore the wild outdoors on Vancouver Island and the islands of BC’s inside passage.

PODCAST: Easy Access to Wilderness on Vancouver Island, BC

Podcast interview with travel writer and editor of Northwest Travel & Life magazine Allen Cox.

The Oregon Trail 175 Years Later

Follow the Oregon Trail through Idaho and Oregon, visiting historic sites, museums and original wagon wheel ruts along the way.

Beyond the Plate: The Herbfarm Experience

An evening at The Herbfarm in Woodinville, Washington, is an unmatched immersive experience from wine cellar to garden, from pig pen to table.

Road Tripping on the Vancouver Island – Sunshine Coast Ale Trail

Bring a designated driver to explore this scenic trail of diverse breweries in the coastal towns of BC’s inside passage.

Escape to Boise

Boise, Idaho, is a city coming of age with an amazing cultural, food, wine and beer scene.

Cruise BC’s Inside Passage with Marine Link Tours

Take an unusual cruise in BC’s scenic inside passage on a working delivery vessel, the M.V. Aurora.

Time Travel in John Day Territory, Oregon

The article explores the geological wonders of Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Taste Your Way Through Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Exploring the bounty of farm-fresh foods and fine wines throughour B.C.’s extraordinary Okanagan Valley, with a final stay at European-style the spa resort, Sparkling Hill.

Seward and Kenai Fjords, Alaska

A day cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park reveals wildlife, massive glaciers and the majestic Kenai Mountains as they meet the sea.

Five NW National Parks

An article (with radio interview) in Big Blend’s Spirit of America magazine about 5 National Parks in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.

Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park, Montana

Enjoying the quiet tranquility of winter in Glacier National Park by snowshoe.

Tiny Living: Is it for You?

The article explores tiny house vacation villages in the Northwest.

Fairbanks, Alaska: A Two-Season City

Fairbanks, Alaska, is like two sides of a coin. Two seasons—in particular, winter and summer—dictate the lifestyle in the city and the surrounding Alaskan interior.

Ski Resort Dining Reaches New Summits

When it comes to ski vacations, the Northwest offers top-notch resorts complete with culinary scenes you’d typically expect in large urban centers.

Winter Base Camp: Alyeska Resort, Alaska

Alyeska Resort, located less than an hour from Anchorage, makes a perfect retreat and base camp for exploring everything the surrounding area has to offer.

The McMenamin Brothers

Brothers Brian and Mike McMenamin have built a unique hospitality empire, much as writers of fantasy fiction build worlds that occupy your imagination.

Summer Fun at Northwest Ski Resorts

Bask in high-altitude sun, race down roller-coaster terrain on mountain bikes, mount a horse for a scenic trail ride and walk meadows abloom with wildflowers.

Alaska’s Craft Brew Scene

The craft beer phenomenon that has consistently picked up steam in the Lower 48 has not escaped our 49th state.

The Foods of Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley is one of the most “agripolitan” regions of the Northwest, a hybrid of agricultural and metropolitan cultures.

Eat Your Heart Out in Coeur d’Alene

The scenic resort town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, offers an eclectic food scene from street-side burgers to top-floor gourmet to ethnic food.

Restored Historic Hotels

The experience of visiting — and sleeping in — hotels that the who’s who of yesteryear frequented has an allure all its own.