Crai S Bower
Crai S. Bower contributes scores of articles and photographs annually to more than 25 publications and online outlets including Alaska Airlines, Journey, National Geographic Traveler, T+L digital, and American Way. He recently received an ‘Excellence in Journalism' Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, his 5th national writing accolade in as many years.
Crai creates copy for several Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Intel and Expedia. Often called upon to contribute creative direction, he scripts videos, composes speeches for c-level executives and produces taglines, case studies and full marketing campaigns.
Crai also appears regularly as travel commentator on KUOW (NPR), American Forces Network and Rick Steves’ Travel, where he is the Canadian travel expert. His television appearances include Q13 Fox, WGN Chicago, WPIX New York and The Los Angeles Times.
Crai frequently speaks about the travel writing life throughout North America, including Columbia J School, Canada Media Marketplace and The Society of Professional Journalists’ annual conference. He has consulted about destination and product messaging with numerous tourism offices and visitor bureaus.
Crai's humor books have sold over 250,000 copies and been translated into six languages. He contributed four chapters to Fodor’s “Vancouver-Victoria” (2010) and is profiled in the bestselling book of portraits, “Seattle 100: Portrait of a City – Voices that Matter.”
2013 "Excellence in Journalism" Award - Travel Feature Society of Professional Journalists
2012 "Lifestyle Feature" American Society of Journalists & Authors
2011 "Best Canadian Blog" (Finalist) Canadian Tourism Commission2008 "Northern Lights Award" Canadian Tourism Commission
2010 "Best Canadian Blog" (Finalist) Canadian Tourism Commission
2009 "Travel Feature Award" Society of Professional Journalists
2009 "Best Pick for Reluctant Readers" American Association of Librarians
2008 "Northern Lights Award" Canadian Tourism Commission