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.

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 24–30

The week in which: Belgian-style beers flow in Seattle Center, lobster and hip hop collide at Marine Hardware, and a onesie bar crawl in Pioneer Square is a ...

01/24/2018 By Diane Stephani

Long Weekends

Palm Springs: Drink Destination-Worthy Beer in a Desert Oasis

It’s the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park, and new home to Seattle brewing royalty.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Go to Vancouver for the Urban Snow Sports—Stay for the Great Food

Escape to Canada and discover easy-access slopes and outstanding global cuisine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Travel

9 Incredible Long Weekend Getaways

Ditch Friday. Call in sick Monday. Pack your bags for sunshine, funky hotels, city skiing, or winter surf.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

God Save the Jet-Lagged

Yes, It’s Possible: How to Spend a Long Weekend in London

Just how far can you stretch a weekend? With the launch of a Seattle-to-London flight from European discount airline Norwegian, bare-bones round-trip flights start at $400.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Spend 3 Days in Scenic, Lakefront Coeur D’Alene

Water is front and center in Idaho’s laid-back panhandle town.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Craving a Seattle Staycation? Stay in These New Hotels

Staycation, all I ever wanted.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Take Advantage of Alaska’s New Nonstop Flight to San Luis Obispo

In less than 3 hours, find yourself eating BBQ and drinking fresh-pressed juice underneath that Central California sunshine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

An LA Food Tour: Eat Your Way Through the City’s New Star-Studded Restaurant Scene

From Tartine to Eataly, heavy-hitting restaurateurs are suddenly congregating in La La Land.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Suttle Lodge: Fine Dining Tucked Away in Central Oregon Mountains

By luring the region’s best chefs, remote Suttle Lodge has turned a quiet corner of the Deschutes National Forest into a cozy getaway for the food minded.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

The Truffle Shuffle

Do Some Serious Gourmet Mushroom Hunting in Eugene

How to search for—and eat—the best of Pacific Northwest mushrooms and truffles.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

Need Some New Adventure Friends? Meet Them at Loge’s Community-Focused Hotels

With locations in Westport and Leavenworth, these lodges (er, Loges) offer scenic hangouts with fellow surfers and skiers.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Travel

9 Incredible Long Weekend Getaways

Ditch Friday. Call in sick Monday. Pack your bags for sunshine, funky hotels, city skiing, or winter surf.

12/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Doors Wide Shut

Amazon Key Literally Lets Delivery Drivers Come Right Into Your Home

What do we risk when the door’s always open?

12/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Soapbox

Seattle Tried to Reform Campaign Finance with Democracy Vouchers. It Didn’t Work for Everyone.

Despite an increase in donor participation, the new program has some big flaws.

12/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

No pong intended

A Ping-Pong Bar Bounces into Downtown

Gaming lounge SPiN makes its debut Saturday with all the little white balls you can swing a tiny racket at.

12/12/2017 By Manola Secaira

Seasonal Sustenance 2017

Where to Dine Out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: 12 restaurants serving holiday feasts.

12/12/2017 By Jaime Archer

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: December 11–15

FoodArt Collection presents an ode to 'La Croix,' Olympic Sculpture Park glows in the dark, and real solutions to Seattle's traffic crisis.

12/11/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Opening Dispatch

Mercato Stellina and Chávez Cozy Up in a New Pike Place Space

This Friday, December 1, the neighboring restaurants bring fresh pasta and seafood-centric Mexican cuisine to the market.

11/30/2017 By Jaime Archer

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Taste Washington March 22-25, 2018

11/28/2017