Digital Editor

Alison Klein oversees the editorial content and strategy for SeattleMet.com, as well as the magazine's social media accounts. She also shoots photos every now and again.  Before moving to Seattle in 2013, she worked at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. as a photographer and news designer, and was a photo intern at The Washington Post and Boston's The Dig alt weekly before that.  She holds a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from Emerson College, but is a lifelong learner of the trade. When not at the office, she's probably (hopefully) doing something outside in the great Northwest.  (Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @alisonjk.)

Travel

Cuba and Seattle Just Got a Lot Closer

Vintage cars, Caribbean breezes, the famed Hemingway mojito: now just a flight away on Alaska Airlines. But Cuba is more complicated than that.

02/20/2017 By Allison Williams

News Roundup

The Week in Review

Latest Seattle protests, a court ruling in Valentine's Day spirit, and breakups at the White House.

02/17/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Five Ways

5 Hikes That Don’t Require Snow Gear

Hit a trail that doesn't call for snowshoes or skis—and end up at waterfalls, with views of Canada, or in an abandoned mining town.

02/08/2017 By Jack Russillo

Politics

Here’s How to Cope with a Trump Presidency

First step: Stop wallowing in despair.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

Where to Find Aloha in Seattle

Get the Hawaiian spirit without boarding a flight.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Seattleite’s Guide to Maui

What to do on the sandy, relaxing, legendary island.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Morning Fizz

Minimum Wage Measure Outperforms Clinton in Blue Washington

1433 does better than Clinton in Washington state, ad hoc anti-Trump meetup on Capitol Hill

11/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Day Trips

20 Northwest Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

Fall foliage, haunted parks, enchanted islands, unforgettable museums—all less than two hours from Seattle.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

With Virtual and Augmented Reality, Seattle Is Inventing the Future. Again.

The pioneers of VR may just represent the emergence of the most powerful creative community this city has ever seen.

08/24/2016 By Ryan Boudinot

Trend

The Cult of Ellenos Is Real

How Seattle came to freak out about this (admittedly mind-blowing) Greek yogurt.

08/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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

10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

03/10/2016 By Matthew Halverson

10 Years That Changed a City

2009: Sound Transit Connects Downtown to Sea-Tac

Seattle hasn’t only outgrown its 1970s parochialism—it’s also outgrown its city limits and evolved into a bona fide metropolitan region.

03/04/2016 By Josh Feit

From Our Media Partner

Light Rail Between Capitol Hill and UW to Open March 19

There will now be service from downtown to a Capitol Hill station at Broadway and East John Street, as well as the University of Washington station near Husky Stadium.

01/26/2016 By Josh Green, KING 5 News

52 Weekends

Summer Weekends

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

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Winter Weekends

Worth the search: truffles, snowbound mountain huts, and Kurt Cobain's favorite spot in Aberdeen.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Slide Show

Death Cab for Cutie Plays the Paramount: A Photo Recap

The band wrapped up the U.S. leg of its tour with three sold-out hometown shows at the Paramount.

10/06/2015 Photography by Alison Klein

I'm New Here

A Pike Place Market Shopping Crawl

Yes, locals do buy stuff here.

08/20/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Mermaid Matters

My Official Apology to Starbucks No. 96

Wherein I rank every single Starbucks in the city, from best to worst, and promptly feel like a heel about it.

08/18/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Mountain Adventures

That Wimpy Winter Is Going to Mess with Our Summer

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

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams