Travel and Words

Travel and Words Travel & Words is the Northwest's premier travel writing conference, connecting travel writers and bloggers with many of the region's key destination marketers.
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The 13th edition will be held in Bend, Oregon, May 3-5, 2020.

Mission: Travel & Words facilitates mutually productive networking between the destination marketers and freelance writers who highlight destinations, attractions and all season recreation in Washington, Oregon Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia.

Operating as usual

Due to concerns over the health and well being of attendees, the 2020 Travel & Words Conference is being postponed until...
03/26/2020
Travel & Words Postponed Until Fall 2020 - Travel and Words Conference

Due to concerns over the health and well being of attendees, the 2020 Travel & Words Conference is being postponed until the fall of this year. Visit the link below for more information.
We hope to see you this fall!

Due to concerns over the health and well being of attendees, the 2020 Travel & Words Conference is being postponed until the fall of this year. Once the new dates are confirmed, a communication will go out to all registered attendees, and updates will be posted on this website. Registered attendees....

We are happy to announce that Stefanie Loh, features editor at The Seattle Times, will be joining our editors panel! Rea...
03/05/2020
Travel & Words Conference

We are happy to announce that Stefanie Loh, features editor at The Seattle Times, will be joining our editors panel! Read about her at travelwritersconference.com.

Welcome to the Northwest's premier conference connecting travel writers and bloggers with many of the region's key destination marketers.

02/19/2020

Not registered yet? Enter to win half off registration by using #NWConf20 and telling us what you're looking forward to most at TWC 2020!

Winner will be announced next week!

This is the last day to register at a discounted rate! Hear from expert editors, meet with Northwest DMOs and explore th...
01/31/2020
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

This is the last day to register at a discounted rate! Hear from expert editors, meet with Northwest DMOs and explore the region on a FAM at Travel & Words 2020.

Registration for Travel & Words 2020 is open. Early registration rates are available through January 31, 2020: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2020: Beginning Track $250 Experienced Track $200 Conference Registration for Travel &...

"I say this every year, but this conference will be the best ever." - Allen Cox, conference chair and editor in chief of...
01/30/2020
Program Highlights - Travel and Words Conference

"I say this every year, but this conference will be the best ever." - Allen Cox, conference chair and editor in chief of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine

While we fine-tune an expanded program that better serves our attendees, please peruse the following highlights we already have in store.

Discounted registration rates end this Friday! Save some dough by registering today
01/30/2020
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

Discounted registration rates end this Friday! Save some dough by registering today

Registration for Travel & Words 2020 is open. Early registration rates are available through January 31, 2020: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2020: Beginning Track $250 Experienced Track $200 Conference Registration for Travel &...

Who's ready for a FAM?P.S. Early-bird registration ends this Friday!
01/27/2020
Hosted Media Trips - Travel and Words Conference

Who's ready for a FAM?
P.S. Early-bird registration ends this Friday!

A longtime perk of the conference, find out more about what trips are offered and how you can apply. To apply to go on one or more Travel & Words media trips, please contact Allen Cox at [email protected]. You must be registered to attend the Travel & Words Conference. In your email, include th...

Meet keynote speaker Judith Fein and the rest of our esteemed 2020 presenters!
01/15/2020
Keynote & Presenters - Travel and Words Conference

Meet keynote speaker Judith Fein and the rest of our esteemed 2020 presenters!

Ready to be inspired? These expert travel writers, authors, and photographers are here to help. Keynote Judith Fein and her photographer husband Paul Ross live to leave. Judith has garnered multiple awards for travel articles and, along with Paul, has contributed to more than 110 magazines, newspape...

Registration for Travel & Words 2020 is now OPEN!
12/06/2019
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

Registration for Travel & Words 2020 is now OPEN!

Registration for Travel & Words 2020 is open. Early registration rates are available through January 31, 2020: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2020: Beginning Track $250 Experienced Track $200 Conference Registration for Travel &...

Save the dates! The 2020 Travel & Words Conference will take place May 3-5, 2020, at Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend...
08/28/2019
Travel & Words 2020 - Travel and Words Conference

Save the dates! The 2020 Travel & Words Conference will take place May 3-5, 2020, at Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon.

Save the dates! The 2020 Travel & Words Conference will take place May 3-5 at Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon. Riverhouse on the Deschutes is one of Central Oregon’s premier conference hotels. Travel & Words is partnering with Central Oregon Visitors Association to roll out the red car...

Winery Wanderings
04/01/2019

Winery Wanderings

The first evening of the Travel and Words conference is over. Glad to be at the The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. Looking forward to learning how to take our blog to the next level.

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04/01/2019

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We're excited to be attending the Travel and Words Conference with Northwest Travel & Life Magazine this week at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA!

It’s been a great morning so far at TWC 2019!#NWConf19 #twc #travelandwords
04/01/2019

It’s been a great morning so far at TWC 2019!
#NWConf19 #twc #travelandwords

A few scenes from m the Travel and Words Conference thus far! #NWConf19 #twc #travelandwords
04/01/2019

A few scenes from m the Travel and Words Conference thus far!
#NWConf19 #twc #travelandwords

Welcome to Travel & Words 2019! #nwconf19 #travelandwords #twc
04/01/2019

Welcome to Travel & Words 2019! #nwconf19 #travelandwords #twc

03/30/2019

We'll see you all soon, safe travels!

T minus two days until Travel and Words 2019, and this is your last chance to register! https://travelwritersconference....
03/29/2019
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

T minus two days until Travel and Words 2019, and this is your last chance to register! https://travelwritersconference.com/register/

Registration Fees: Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2019: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Conference Registration for Travel & Words 2019 Includes: Keynote speakers, presenters and panels Access to workshops for your designated track Meet-ups with destination mar...

The Travel & Words swag has arrived! Pick up your free bag and notebook when you check in at the conference.#twc #travel...
03/22/2019

The Travel & Words swag has arrived! Pick up your free bag and notebook when you check in at the conference.
#twc #travelandwords

Explorer Media is flying out our keynote speaker from New York. Want to meet him? #travelandwords #twc
03/20/2019
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

Explorer Media is flying out our keynote speaker from New York. Want to meet him?
#travelandwords #twc

Registration Fees: Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2019: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Conference Registration for Travel & Words 2019 Includes: Keynote speakers, presenters and panels Access to workshops for your designated track Meet-ups with destination mar...

TWO WEEKS until our 12th annual conference! Will we see you in Vancouver USA? https://travelwritersconference.com/regist...
03/20/2019
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

TWO WEEKS until our 12th annual conference! Will we see you in Vancouver USA? https://travelwritersconference.com/register/

Registration Fees: Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2019: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Conference Registration for Travel & Words 2019 Includes: Keynote speakers, presenters and panels Access to workshops for your designated track Meet-ups with destination mar...

Learn more about Travel & Words 2019 Keynote Speaker! The Travel & Words 2019 keynote speaker is Caysey Welton, content ...
03/15/2019
Keynote Speaker - Travel and Words Conference

Learn more about Travel & Words 2019 Keynote Speaker!
The Travel & Words 2019 keynote speaker is Caysey Welton, content director at Folio: magazine, the 43-year-old, multi-platform industry bible dedicated to providing publishing professionals with news, insights and best practices to keep them in tune with today's media industry.
At Travel & Words, Mr. Welton will discuss "Thriving as a Writer and Editor in the Digital Age." Under Mr. Welton's direction, Folio: is a leader in publishing-industry recognition programs, like the prestigious Eddie Awards for editorial achievements, the Ozzie Awards for magazine design excellence and the Top Women in Media Awards. Mr. Welton has a degree in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.
https://travelwritersconference.com/conference-keynote-speaker/

Caysey Welton is Content Director at Folio:, a multi-platform trade publication that serves print and digital media professionals. In his role he

Reserve your room at the Heathman now to receive our discounted group rate, and stay steps away from the conference. htt...
03/08/2019
Lodging - Travel and Words Conference

Reserve your room at the Heathman now to receive our discounted group rate, and stay steps away from the conference. https://travelwritersconference.com/lodging/

Travel & Words 2019 will be held from Sunday evening, March 31, through Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. You can be in the middle of the action and help support the conference by staying at The Heathman Lodge. Special lodging rates are available for attendees...

We've added one more FAM trip! Join Vancouver's only VIP, all-inclusive tour company on Sunday afternoon for a brew tour...
03/06/2019
Vancouver Brew Tour - Travel and Words Conference

We've added one more FAM trip! Join Vancouver's only VIP, all-inclusive tour company on Sunday afternoon for a brew tour! Apply now https://travelwritersconference.com/fam-trips/vancouver-brew-tour/

Vancouver Brew TourSunday afternoon, March 31, 2019 Hop on the exobus, Vancouver USA’s only VIP, all-inclusive tour company! SW Washington is home to amazing locally crafted beer, and on exobus you’ll experience it like the VIP you are. This tour will take place at Loowit Brewing Company, Trap D...

The FAM Trip Deadline is TODAY, March 1! A 30-second application email is all it takes to be considered for a two-day, f...
03/01/2019
Hosted Media Trips for 2019 - Travel and Words Conference

The FAM Trip Deadline is TODAY, March 1! A 30-second application email is all it takes to be considered for a two-day, fully hosted pre- or post-conference FAM. https://travelwritersconference.com/main-slider/hosted-media-trips/

Regional destinations will be hosting pre- and post-conference media trips for selected conference attendees. To be eligible to attend a Travel & Words familiarization (FAM) trip, you must be registered for the Travel & Words Conference. To apply for one of the FAM trips, send an email to Allen Cox....

Travel & Words is one month away and we look forward to seeing you there! Have you secured your spot? https://travelwrit...
03/01/2019
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

Travel & Words is one month away and we look forward to seeing you there! Have you secured your spot? https://travelwritersconference.com/register

Registration Fees: Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2019: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Conference Registration for Travel & Words 2019 Includes: Keynote speakers, presenters and panels Access to workshops for your designated track Meet-ups with destination mar...

The FAM trip deadline is THIS FRIDAY! Don't miss out on these two-night, hosted trips. https://travelwritersconference.c...
02/28/2019
Hosted Media Trips for 2019 - Travel and Words Conference

The FAM trip deadline is THIS FRIDAY! Don't miss out on these two-night, hosted trips. https://travelwritersconference.com/main-slider/hosted-media-trips/

Regional destinations will be hosting pre- and post-conference media trips for selected conference attendees. To be eligible to attend a Travel & Words familiarization (FAM) trip, you must be registered for the Travel & Words Conference. To apply for one of the FAM trips, send an email to Allen Cox....

Hear from expert editors, meet Northwest DMOs and explore the region on a media trip at Travel & Words 2019. Register no...
02/21/2019
Registration - Travel and Words Conference

Hear from expert editors, meet Northwest DMOs and explore the region on a media trip at Travel & Words 2019. Register now for an experience you don't want to miss.
https://travelwritersconference.com/register/

Registration Fees: Standard registration fees apply beginning on February 1, 2019: Beginning Track $225 Experienced Track $175 Conference Registration for Travel & Words 2019 Includes: Keynote speakers, presenters and panels Access to workshops for your designated track Meet-ups with destination mar...

Applications for media trips close next week! Register now to apply.https://travelwritersconference.com/main-slider/host...
02/20/2019
Hosted Media Trips for 2019 - Travel and Words Conference

Applications for media trips close next week! Register now to apply.
https://travelwritersconference.com/main-slider/hosted-media-trips/

Regional destinations will be hosting pre- and post-conference media trips for selected conference attendees. To be eligible to attend a Travel & Words familiarization (FAM) trip, you must be registered for the Travel & Words Conference. To apply for one of the FAM trips, send an email to Allen Cox....

The Heathman Lodge is offering discounted accommodation for Travel & Words attendees! Check out the special lodging rate...
02/08/2019
Lodging - Travel and Words Conference

The Heathman Lodge is offering discounted accommodation for Travel & Words attendees! Check out the special lodging rate here and book your room soon: https://travelwritersconference.com/lodging/

Travel & Words 2019 will be held from Sunday evening, March 31, through Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019, at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. You can be in the middle of the action and help support the conference by staying at The Heathman Lodge. Special lodging rates are available for attendees...

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