Crai Bower

"A Natural Selection - Galapagos" in Alaska Airlines Magazine. "Animal Kingdom" & "The Non-Buddy Trip" in Lexus Magazine. "Easy on the Salt" in Journey Magazine. "A Walk in New York" wins SPJ Travel Writing Excellence Award.


PORTLAND, OR "A Walk in New York," Crai's 48 hours in New York City story published in Journey Magazine last year, received 2nd Place in the Excellence in Travel Writing - Magazine Features category at the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists annual awards. 2,500 stories were submitted for consideration.

Read: "A Walk in New York"

SEATTLE, WA- Crai continued his tenure as Alaska Airlines Magazine contributor when he published "A Natural Selection - A Trip to the Galapagos" for the decorated in-flight magazine. It is estimated 4.5 million travelers read AAM each month.

Read: "A Natural Selection"

NEW YORK, NY–Crai published back-to-back stories in Lexus Magazine. He first contributed "Animal Kingdom," a slideshow of images and narrative describing adventures in the Galapagos Islands. He also provided several of the images. He next wrote a full narrative about a 'non-buddy, buddy trip" to the Canadian Okanagan for golf, spa and wine.

Read: "Animal Kingdom"

Read: "The Non-Buddy Trip"

BELLEVUE, WA- Cra's feature, "Easy on the Salt," described a long weekend on B.C.'s Salt Spring Island, the arts-filled island that is home to Hastings House, kayaking and many galleries. His photographs also appear in the feature. Crai's next article, "48 Hours in San Francisco" is the September cover story.

Read: "Easy on the Salt"

EDMONTON, ALBERTA Crai will next speak at Go Media, the Canadian Tourism Commission's annual conference for domestic and non-USA international media.He will lead a workshopfor industry professionals about promotion of smaller market destinations with Jim Byers, travel editor of the Toronto Star.

Visit:CTC Go Media 2012