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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Explainer

The Waterfront Returns from Seawall Sequester

The downtown piers reopen for business as the city’s actually successful project nears its end.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/01/2015

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News, Summer 2015

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/10/2015

Questions Answered

A New Kind of Recovering Addict

One Seattle drug recovery program is changing the way we help drug users.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/10/2015

Mountain Adventures

The Four Kinds of Washington Hikers

It’s okay if you recognize yourself.

  • By Eric Larsen and Allison Williams
  • Published 06/09/2015

Mountain Adventures

Washington’s Kettle River Mountains: The Other Range

There’s another whole string of mountains on the other corner of the state.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

The Other Outdoors

Four alternative ways to be a mountain person.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

That Wimpy Winter Is Going to Mess with Our Summer

What the lack of snowpack will mean for the rest of year.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

Day Hike Summits

You don't need expedition gear to get high.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Backseat Climber

6 Great Mountain Drives

We give you no choice but to take the scenic route.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

You Climbed Rainier. BFD.

Does anyone still care about the state’s biggest mountain?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

Stay Above It All

Five places to stay in Washington's wilderness.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

This Is Mountain Food

We’re talking gourmet meals, not trail mix.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Cover Story

35 Mountain Adventures

Look up. We’re surrounded by the most dramatic mountains in the world. They’re home to glaciers and goats, meadows and ghost towns—some even erupt. It doesn’t take much to get high out here, but we can’t promise you’ll want to come back down.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/01/2015

Local Rooms

Lusty Lady to Become a Boutique Hotel

Sleep over at the old peep show.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 05/29/2015

TV Talk

Holy Crap, Is Don Draper Actually [SPOILER]?

A crazy fan theory links Mad Men's finale to Seattle's biggest unsolved mystery.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 05/14/2015

Three Day Play

5 Destinations for Memorial Day 2015

Yes, it's happening already. Don't waste your Memorial Monday off.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 05/11/2015

How I Got Here

The Path to IndieFlix: Behind the Scenes with Scilla Andreen

How do you go from The Wonder Years to movie mogul?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/28/2015

Weekend Pass

Tofino: Vancouver Island’s Tough City

Where to eat, sleep, and watch the waves on Vancouver Island. Plus what to do beyond the beach.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/24/2015

Article

"I Worry That People Are Going to Lose Their Jobs"

A minimum wage story

  • By Bridget Maloney and Allison Williams
  • Published 04/08/2015
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