Allen Cox

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 Articles (23)

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.

Warm Up the Holidays with a Whiskey Cocktail


There’s something about fine hand-crafted whiskey that chases the chill out of a winter evening.

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.
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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.

Smokejumpers: An Interview with Jason Ramos


Jason Ramos, 43, is a smokejumper, an occupation that can turn deadly in an instant.

Hit the Road in Eastern Oregon


Eastern Oregon’s widely diverse landscape opens up like a picture book about the Old West.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ski Loop Vacations


A guide to Northwest ski vacations, highlighting resorts and apres-ski villages.

Walla Walla Weekend


Walla Walla, WA, the locus of one of the West’s most distinctive wine and culinary regions, has plenty of attractions to fill a long weekend.

Wine Savvy: Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, Prosser, WA


A new wine education center opened to the public in the summer of 2014, in the heart of Washington’s wine country.

The Tastes of Bainbridge Island, WA


A tour of Bainbridge Island’s active culinary scene, only a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle.

Oregon’s Chehalem Valley


Centrally located in Oregon’s Pinot Noir country, small towns, wineries, culinary delights and country drives are a recipe for a perfect getaway.

Washington County in Oregon


A guide to exploring a rich wine and agritourism region only an hour from Portland.

Northwest Guest Ranches


Life on the ranch as experiences by a city slicker at some of the Northwest’s authentic working guest ranches.

The Fresh Side of Seaside, Oregon


 

Holiday Spirits: Cocktails from Great Northwest Hotels


 

5 Cool Retro Hotels


7 Charming Getaway Cities


   

Published Books (2)

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 tourists. What else is there to do? Pick up a…

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 handy hiking guide, find trails suitable for people of all…