Alison Van Houten

My writing has appeared in print and digital publications including Sunset magazine, San Francisco magazine, the East Bay Express, 7x7.com, the San Francisco Chronicle’s website SFGate.com, Santa Barbara SEASONS magazine, Paste.com, Sunset.com, and Complex's Pigeons & Planes, among others. My beats include adventure travel, food and drink, electronic music, and literature—but I’m interested in anything that shakes up the quotidian. 

I hold a bachelor's degree in English with a specialization in Modern Literature and Critical Theory, as well as a minor from the editing track of the extremely selective Professional Writing program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I'm fortunate enough to have studied in the distinguished School of English at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland, as well.

Although the San Francisco Bay Area is my home, I love experiencing different locales. When I'm not writing, you'll find me exploring on foot, be it in the wilderness with a thirty-pound pack or in an urban environment, cup of coffee in hand.

In addition to cultural journalism, I can write advertorial-style content for your company. Select clients include Adobe, Coca-Cola, Fernet-Branca, FIAT, Mitsubishi, NOLET'S, SF Travel, and Travelocity. I also offer copyediting and content marketing/social media packages