With the whirlwind months of summer finally behind us, we were able to sit down with Allen Cox, editor-in-chief of Northwest Travel & Life to discuss name changes, travel and, well, life.
Formerly known as simply Northwest Travel, Allen told us the name change was intended to create more flexibility with regard to what the magazine covers. That means more articles on food and dining, as well as beer, wine and spirits, in addition to anything else related to “life” in the Northwest. Needless to say, travel will still be a major focus for the publication, which covers the region stretching from Alaska down to Oregon and from Washington east to Montana.
In addition to expanding the purview of the bi-monthly Northwest Travel & Life, Allen shared copies of the special edition publication Northwest TasteMaker, a comprehensive guide to all things food in the Northwest. According to Allen, the publication sought to answer—or at least explore—the question “What is Northwest cuisine?” Through a series of eight “chapters” of sorts, TasteMaker delves into the various places from which our food is sourced, offering introductions, articles, recipes and consumer guides to produce, dairy, meats and more—all accompanied with gorgeous photography.
If anything, these changes and additions reflect Allen’s leadership and influence—he’s an esteemed professional and bon vivant who seeks out places and people with stories to tell. Look for the latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life, as well as the one-time-only Northwest TasteMaker on newsstands now.