About Us

NORTHWEST TRAVEL & LIFE 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 340,000+ discover and are inspired by our content in the magazine, website and social media. Supporting the print component is the DIGITAL TRAVEL NETWORK. The Network is an aggregate of various NW lifestyle websites that delivers online impressions. A newsletter to 10,000 recipients and a social media component with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Northwest Travel Magazine’s editorial includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. It is a “paid for” magazine ($19.95 per/year) with 12,000 subscribers and newsstand distribution in 1400 stores: Fred Meyer, Quality Foods Centers, Safeway, Albertson’s Barnes & Noble stores an more.

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.