About Us

NORTHWEST TRAVEL MAGAZINE is a subsidiary of Explorer Media. Dave Peterson, Publisher, formerly with Sunset Magazine for 14 years as the NW regional manager, re-launched NORTHWEST TRAVEL MAGAZINE in September 2011. The magazine, formerly owned by Oregon Coast Magazine, has been a venerable mainstay at newsstands and has had loyal subscribers since 1991. The bimonthly magazine has 300,000+ readers discovering and being inspired for Travel & Lifestyle in the NW. Supporting the print component is the DIGITAL TRAVEL NETWORK. The Network is an aggregate of various NW lifestyle websites which we have partnered with for a total of 705,00 impressions. The Network also includes 20,000 newsletter addresses and travelguidesfree.com lead generation.

Northwest Travel Magazine’s editorial and distribution coverage includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. It is a “paid for” ($16.95 per/year) magazine with subscribers and newsstand distribution in 1300 stores: Fred Meyer, Safeway, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble stores an more.

Northwest native Editor-in-Chief Allen Cox brings years of experience as a widely published travel and lifestyle journalist, editor and guidebook author. He serves on the board of directors for International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and heads that organization’s Excellence and Scholarship Awards Program. He is also chair of Pacific Northwest Travel Writers Conference.