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.

Backseat Climber

6 Great Mountain Drives

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

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

This Is Mountain Food

We’re talking gourmet meals, not trail mix.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

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.

06/01/2015 By Allison Williams

Local Rooms

Lusty Lady to Become a Boutique Hotel

Sleep over at the old peep show.

05/29/2015 By Allison Williams

TV Talk

Holy Crap, Is Don Draper Actually [SPOILER]?

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

05/14/2015 By Allison Williams

Three Day Play

5 Destinations for Memorial Day 2015

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

05/11/2015 By Allison Williams

Our Beautiful State

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.

05/01/2015 By Allison Williams

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?

04/28/2015 By Allison Williams

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.

04/24/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Unburied: The Secrets of a Deadly Mount Baker Avalanche

In 1986, a snow slide on a Cascade volcano engulfed four young men in a torrent of ice and snow. Almost 30 years later, the mountain gave something back.

03/24/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Seattle’s Best Places to Work

We snuck into the best offices in Seattle to find where the daily grind is actually a treat.

03/16/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Doesn't Anyone Want to See My Resume?

Getting a job in Seattle is all about standing out.

03/16/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

What It Takes to Make It in Seattle

Can you survive in Seattle on a Seattle salary? We polled young workers, each at the beginning of their careers, to find out what “making it” looks like.

03/16/2015 By Allison Williams

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News, Spring 2015

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

03/02/2015 By Allison Williams

Playing Hollywood

Casting the Where'd You Go, Bernadette Movie

Richard Linklater may direct, so we've got the movie stars all picked out.

02/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Sleep Here

Local Rooms: Palladian Hotel

The new Belltown hotel is fit for the Thin White Duke.

02/06/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Sun Peaks: The Whistler Alternative

A Canadian ski legend left Whistler for this out-of-the-way mountain—for good reason.

02/03/2015 By Allison Williams

Passing Through

An Underwater Photography Exhibit Is Coming to Benaroya Hall

Underwater photogs David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes show off snapshots and war wounds.

02/02/2015 By Allison Williams

Super Haul

10 Reasons to Go to Phoenix for the Super Bowl (and 1 Reason Not To)

Go for the light rail and loose liquor laws.

01/23/2015 By Allison Williams