Senior Editor

Since joining Seattle Met in 2011, Allison Williams has overseen the magazine’s travel and outdoor coverage, including deep dives into Olympic National Park, the Columbia River, and a Burger King drive-thru in Canada. She edits the travel-focused blog Tripster and contributes service, news, interview, and narrative pieces to the magazine, including long-form features about mountain mysteries and puppies in prison. She’s earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and been nominated for a City and Regional Magazine award. 

Allison was raised here in Olympia and studied writing at Duke University, Oxford University, Columbia Journalism School, and University of Alaska. She began her career in New York City in the newsrooms of Metro newspaper and Time Out New York, then hightailed it back to her native habitat so she could write guidebooks and climb mountains.

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Seattle's Airline Wars: Alaska Versus Delta

Delta chases Alaska, Alaska takes Virgin: Is the hometown airline the hunter or the prey?

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

9 Last-Minute Airport Gift Ideas

Please don't buy those Sleepless in Seattle pajamas.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Delayed Flight? Here's How to Pass the Time

What to do when you're stranded at Sea-Tac.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

The Best Nonstop Flights from Seattle

Three of Sea-Tac's newest direct flights, and three other airports you should be using.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Does Seattle Need a Second Airport?

The idea has long been floated, and it’s finally, probably, a reality.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

The Sea-Tac You Don’t See

Photos: Behind Sea-Tac Airport's Locked Doors

More than 19,000 people go to work in the airport, fueling 737s, shining shoes, and hauling the 50-pound Samsonite monster you checked. We snuck behind some of the roped-off areas to see Sea-Tac at work.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams Photography by Mike Kane

Insider's Guide

Secrets of Sea-Tac

You love the airport, you hate the airport, and now with Seattle Met’s complete guide, you can truly survive the airport.

05/23/2016 By Allison Williams, Matt Halverson, and Allecia Vermillion

Camping 101

Creatures of the Forest: What Should and Shouldn’t Make You Wary

Wildlife is the best part of camping. What is there to be scared of?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Gourmet Camp Meals: Not as Difficult as They Look

Ruby McConnell says the quality of Northwest produce, there’s no reason to bring anything freeze dried.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

What to Do About Bugs

We've been on this problem for centuries, but we might finally be getting somewhere.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Dos and Don'ts of Tent Setup

A comfortable night's sleep and effective protection from the elements: two things you'll definitely be happy to have.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Pros and Cons Outdoor Tech

Do gizmos and performance fabrics improve or ruin the wilderness?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

5 Reasons Hammock Camping Is Secretly the Best

Leave the tent at home—trust us!

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

5 Things to Do in the Woods

You made it! Now what?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Should You Build a Campfire?

It's either the most important part of camping or a dangerous menace.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

How Feathered Friends Quietly Became the Best Down Masters in the World

From sleeping bags to expedition suits, the outfitters at this Seattle-based company know what it takes to confidently go cold-weather camping.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Packing For Your Trip: 15 Essential Camping Items

Even if you don't have a single one of them, there's an outfitter in town who will come to your rescue.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

8 Perfect Northwest Camping Destinations

Step 1 in your camping journey: pick a spot. From Denny Creek to Pacific beaches, here are 8 ideas to get you started.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

No One to Camp With? No Problem.

There’s nothing wrong with solo camping, where no one can laugh when you mistake a tree stump for a bear or drop a sticky marshmallow in your lap. But even if you don’t already have outdoorsy friends, you needn’t camp alone.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Ultimate Guide to Pacific Northwest Camping

We broke down the camping trip into six easy steps, so nothing—not the fancy gear, the scary wildlife, or the fear of boredom—will keep you from the great outdoors.

04/22/2016 By Allison Williams