My writing has appeared in print in National Magazine Award-winning publications such as Outside, San Francisco, and Sunset. You’ll also find my words and photographs in other print and digital outlets.

A cultural journalist, I write reported features, essays, reviews, and authoritative, SEO-savvy service pieces. My beats include adventure travel and the outdoor industry, as well as books, food, and music.

Prior to freelancing full time, I worked on staff at both Sunset and Outside, where I fact checked legally and emotionally fraught stories, such as a profile of a transgender rock climber and a feature on Tibetan self-immolators.

Want to connect? Contact me at alisonevanhouten at gmail dot com.