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.

Fashion and Events

Wear What When: June 19–25

Celebrate Moorea Seal's Anniversary, light the park with Glassybaby, and stroll through Chophouse Row's night market this week.

06/19/2017 By Nicole Erickson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Burgers, Beers, and Barbecue

And the countdown has begun for the new happy hour destination with front row views of the Amazon spheres.

06/16/2017 By Amber Wright

Opening Dispatch

Jason Wilson's 2 Eastside Spots Are Officially Open

Bellevue, say hello to the Lakehouse and its sibling bar, Civility and Unrest.

06/16/2017 By Rosin Saez

City Hall

8 Questions Answered About Seattle's Proposed Income Tax

Understanding the city's proposed income tax.

06/16/2017 Photography by Hayat Norimine

Stargazer's Guide

Ain't No Party Like a Table Mountain Star Party

This one goes all night long. (How could it not?)

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Galaxy Quests

A Stargazer's Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Everything you need to know about what’s up in the sky, including how to view August’s historic solar eclipse.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Are We All Gonna Die?

A Guide to August's Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Be ready: It's the first in the continental U.S. since 1979, and won't occur again until 2024.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Meet the Neighbors

Amazon Invites a Homeless Shelter Inside Its South Lake Union Campus

Mary’s Place gets an unprecedented gift: six floors of a brand-new office building, next door to tech offices.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Galaxy Quests

A Stargazer’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Everything you need to know about what’s up in the sky, including how to view August’s historic solar eclipse.

06/11/2017 By Allison Williams

Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks Ball 2017

Attendees raised over $627,000 on May 20 at the Bloodworks Ball benefiting Bloodworks Northwest cure-finding blood research.

05/30/2017

Indoor Escapes

Washington's Best Cabins and Cottages

Welcome to the great indoors, where the state’s best tiny bungalows and spacious chalets await—plus a few yurts and houseboats for good measure. This summer...

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Eye Candy

Architect Tom Kundig Is the King of Cabin Porn

Here are some of his favorite photogenic creations.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Indoor Escapes

Washington's Best Cabins and Cottages

Welcome to the great indoors, where the state’s best tinybungalows and spacious chalets await—plus a few yurts and houseboats for good measure. This summer, explore hard but sleep in style.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

That Cabin Life

What Does It Take to Score a Dream Cabin in Washington?

We did our own little House Hunters trek to find out.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

15 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts...escape the Seattle bustle for a few nights to these cozy getaways.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Cabins & Cottages

The Best Washington State Park Cabins

Some are simple, some are surprising, and all sit on public land—and that means they rent for cheap.

05/14/2017 By Allison Williams

Sponsored Content

Seattle University’s Faces of Social Justice: Stacey Robbins

The Adult Education and Training Professor Supports Learning for All

05/11/2017

Sponsored Content

Ballard’s Jason Stoneburner Hosts FareStart's Guest Chef Dinner

The Bastille and Stoneburner Chef talks about why he grows his own produce, the merits of the wood-fired oven, and why lovage is a perfect accompaniment to grilled short ribs.

05/04/2017

New Beginnings

IGNITE Cocktail Party

On Friday, April 21st, New Beginnings held its annual IGNITE Cocktail Party at MOHAI, bringing together 250 guests and raising over $160,000 to end domestic violence in our community.

05/04/2017