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.

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Camping 101

What to Do About Bugs

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

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

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.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

Camping 101

The Pros and Cons Outdoor Tech

Do gizmos and performance fabrics improve or ruin the wilderness?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

Camping 101

5 Reasons Hammock Camping Is Secretly the Best

Leave the tent at home—trust us!

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

Camping 101

5 Things to Do in the Woods

You made it! Now what?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

Camping 101

Should You Build a Campfire?

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

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

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.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

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.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

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.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

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.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/27/2016

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.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/22/2016

Travel

Where to Find Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest

If you're going to catch a Sasquatch, you have to know where to look.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 03/28/2016

Feature

The Secret Lives of Bigfoot Hunters

A scientist turned reality TV star and a true believer turned analyst are both on a quest for one of the Northwest’s most elusive mysteries.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 03/28/2016

10 Years That Changed a City

2011: The Dams Come Down

It remains the largest dam removal in history. But when the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams on the Elwha River near Port Angeles were disassembled, they left little more than wild-looking bends in the river.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 03/04/2016

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Destinations, Spring 2016

Where, why, and how to take a spring vacation.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/29/2016

Never Sweat Alone

10 of Seattle's Best Fitness Communities

From Crossfit to Krav Maga, we report on 10 different ways working out can boost your social life.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/02/2016

Never Sweat Alone

The Rise of the Fitness Cult

When did working out become all about drinking the Kool-Aid?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/02/2016

Weekend Pass

Hook, Line, and Stanza: Astoria's Fisher Poets

Roses are red, violets are blue. Fishermen love poetry, and Astoria’s FisherPoets Gathering does too.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 01/25/2016

52 Weekends

Summer Weekends

Work up an appetite for the year's best feast with cowboys, boats, and beaches.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 12/30/2015

52 Weekends

Spring Weekend Trips

Get outside for Shakespeare, a whitewater rafting festival, or the wildest parade this side of the Cascades.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 12/30/2015
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