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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City Attorney's Office

As Expected, Superior Court Rules Against Seattle's Income Tax

The income tax's legal battle is just beginning.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

100 Years of Activism

1970: Anti-Vietnam Protests Break Out—But the Dude Abides

Plus, protests at Fort Lawton make way for the Day Break Star Indian Cultural Center.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

Black Hole Fun

How Nobel-Winning LIGO Lab Detects Gravitational Waves

The LIGO Hanford facility was part of a breakthrough discovery that won the Nobel Prize in October after scientists “heard” ­ripples in space-time. This isn’t science fiction, though—it’s a cosmic thriller.

11/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Road Trip

How to Find Peace and Quiet in a Whistler That’s Bigger Than Ever

Under new Vail Resorts ownership, North America’s biggest ski mountain isn’t getting any smaller. But it does have some pockets of serenity.

11/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Mayor's Office

Mayor-Elect Announces Her Transition Team

Jenny Durkan announced a 61-member transition team that will help plan her time at the mayor's office.

11/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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A Seafood Fest Inspires at FareStart’s Guest Chef Dinner, Courtesy of Duke’s

With 40 years of restaurant experience, Chef Bill Ranniger aims to teach FareStart students about sustainability and the importance of quality—while giving guests a dinner to remember.

11/07/2017

Sales & Events

Wear What When: November 6–12

This week Goodwill's annual Glitter Sale is back, Chophouse Row hosts a wreath-making workshop, and Femail debuts their latest collection at Prairie Undergro...

11/06/2017 By Rosin Saez

Theater Review

'Her Story' Is Unlike Anything I've Seen on Stage

Ballet with jump scares? The Hitchcock-inspired 'Plot Point'—one of three performances in PNB's new production celebrating women choreographers—left the audience stupefied.

11/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Fees, Please

Would You Pay $70 to Visit Mount Rainier?

What about the Olympic National Park? The park system is pondering one heck of a rate hike.

10/25/2017 By Allison Williams

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: October 19–22

Seattle Art Museum's new Andrew Wyeth exhibit opens, 'Evil Dead' gets the musical treatment, and Depeche Mode graces KeyArena.

10/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Explainer

Is Seattle Ready for Safe Injection Sites?

Earlier this year, city and county officials proposed opening the first spaces in the United States for the supervised use of illegal drugs. Depending on whom you ask, the proposition is a life saver or an unconscionable enabler of substance abuse.

09/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Oeno Files

The Best of Washington Wine 2017

A wine-drenched weekend away in Walla Walla. Our annual list of the 100 best wines in the state. There are so many ways to raise a glass and celebrate our pr...

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Road Trip

Walla Walla Isn’t Napa—and Thank the Wine Gods for That

The question is whether things can stay this affordable and this chilled out.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Road Trip

Taste the Top 100 at These Walla Walla Wineries

From scenic patios to vinyl-spinning living rooms, here's how to sip your way through this wine-soaked valley—and go home with a few bottles (or cases) for later.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Oeno Files

The Best of Washington Wine 2017

A wine-drenched weekend away in Walla Walla. Our annual list of the 100 best wines in the state. There are so many ways to raise a glass and celebrate our proximity to incredible cabernet, syrah, chardonnay, and more.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion

Human Rights

Pullman Hospital Becomes First in State to Offer Vaginoplasty

"There's a huge backlog of people waiting to get access to care."

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Dine For A Cause

More Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims—It Involves Whiskey

Succulent Catering dishes out some Tex Mex in honor of Houston and local bars whip up whiskey cocktails for a good cause.

09/07/2017 By Isabel Boutiette