About Us

NORTHWEST TRAVEL & LIFE MAGAZINE’S editorial includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. The magazine is a subsidiary of Explorer Media which also owns Meeting News NW, the Digital Travel Network, The Travel & Words Conference for writers and NW Food Traveler. The bimonthly magazine was founded in 1991. It is the informative and sensible resource for travel, food, drink, events and culture in the NW. The educated, active, affluent audience of 300,000+ discover and are inspired by our content in the magazine, website and social media.

President & Publisher Dave Peterson, formerly with Sunset Magazine for 15 years as the NW regional manager, re-launched NORTHWEST TRAVEL & LIFE MAGAZINE in September 2011. 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 is also chair of NW Travel & Words Conference.