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Alison Van Houten

Alison Van Houten

Alison Van Houten is a freelance journalist. Her writing has appeared in print in National Magazine Award-winning publications including OutsideSan Francisco, and Sunset.

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Our Favorite Hipcamp in Every State

From Alabama to Wyoming, we found the best off-grid sites for chilling out, escaping the hordes, and finding adventure

Alison Van Houten
Oct 1, 2020

Is Your 'Eco-Lodge' Really Eco-Friendly?

With over 8,000 different "sustainable" hotel certifications, how do you know what's greenwashing and what's the real deal? We consulted experts to find out. 

Alison Van Houten
Feb 20, 2020

Welcome to One of the Most Remote Islands on Earth

Reachable only by boat, this remote Pacific atoll is inhabited by descendants of a footloose Englishman. The idyllic vibe is unmistakable, but it's tested by the realities of living in a very vulnerable place in a warming world.

Alison Van Houten
Aug 22, 2019

What We Eat Now and Why It Has to Change

Two new books, 'The Fate of Food' and 'The Way We Eat Now,' look at diet on a global level for a complementary view of our changing food systems

Alison Van Houten
Jun 18, 2019