Crai Bower

"Riding the Rails" receives 2012 "Best Lifestyle Feature" award from American Society of Journalists and Authors.
ASJA accolade adds to fourth consecutive year with national journalism recognition.

"Seattle's Corridor of Cool" marks Globe and Mail debut.
Best Beach appears in USA Today, Yukon features in The Toronto Star.

KCPQ-TV "This Morning" News Travel Segment features "Tankful Destinations," Bing Travel contract added to MSN Local. "Inside Passage" in Journey Magazine, "Washington by Water" appears in Alaska Airline Magazine.

Crai S Bower

Bras d'Or Lake, Cape Breton

Crai S Bower began writing in a yellow, spiral notebook when he was fourteen. Today, he writes about diverse topics including 48 Hours in Montréal (Alaska Airlines Magazine), Top Cycling Towns ( and" Bahamas' Not Just for Pirates" (UP! Magazine). If he has a niche, it's "adrenaline rushes that won't kill you and end with a decent bottle of wine." Bower thrives on the freelance life: teaming with creative agencies (ZAAZ, Saltmine, RMB Vivid), running a business and typing away in his Seattle studio. He maintains a diverse roster of journalism (travel, business, the arts, profiles) marketing copy (MSN, Expedia, Intel) and columns ( He can also be seen monthly on KCPQ-TV "This Morning News," heard monthly as the travel commentator on NPR affiliate "KUOW Presents," quarterly on KUOW Weekday and biweekly on the American Forces Network. A winner of several journalism awards, Bower is featured in the 2010 bestseller, "Seattle 100: Portraits of a City: Voices that Matter."

Still, one facet of Bower's life never changes- he starts most days spilling ink upon a journal page while trying not to spill tea upon his scarf.