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 Articles (15)
The article explores the geological wonders of Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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.
A day cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park reveals wildlife, massive glaciers and the majestic Kenai Mountains as they meet the sea.
An article (with radio interview) in Big Blend’s Spirit of America magazine about 5 National Parks in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.
Enjoying the quiet tranquility of winter in Glacier National Park by snowshoe.
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.
When it comes to ski vacations, the Northwest offers top-notch resorts complete with culinary scenes you’d typically expect in large urban centers.
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.
Brothers Brian and Mike McMenamin have built a unique hospitality empire, much as writers of fantasy fiction build worlds that occupy your imagination.
The craft beer phenomenon that has consistently picked up steam in the Lower 48 has not escaped our 49th state.
Yakima Valley is one of the most “agripolitan” regions of the Northwest, a hybrid of agricultural and metropolitan cultures.
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.
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.