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.

Premier Media Group, a Pacific Northwest-based publisher of four regional lifestyle and business publications, recently acquired Norwest Travel & Life magazine. Founded in 2001, Premier Media Group is headed by president Josh Dunn and is the publisher of four award-winning titles, including 425, 425 Business, South Sound, and South Sound Business magazines. The acquisition also includes Meeting News Northwest and the Travel and Words writers conference.

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.

The magazine is available via subscription and in stores across the Pacific Northwest, including in Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons, QFC, Walgreens, Barnes & Noble, Bartell Drugs, Target, independent bookstores, and elsewhere.