This is the online home of Peter Van Allen. I have spent the past 25 years writing for newspapers, magazines, and digital channels. And I have spent all of my life on the water – on a surfboard, a kayak, a rowing shell, a sailboat or a stand-up paddleboard. I am married to Jen Van Allen, an author, coach, and writer for Runner’s World. Above all, I am a very proud dad to three amazing kids.