Senior Editor

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.

Get Out

The State's Best Beaches Are Hard to Reach...But That’s What Makes Them Great

Getting to the good stuff: The journey makes the destination even more rewarding.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Washington's 21 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's 21 best stretches of sand for all of it.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Insider's Guide

Washington's Best Beaches

21 vacations on the sand, plus a bushwacking trip to the hard-to-reach beaches, badass Makah surfers, and whats up with the state’s weird sea stars and severed feet.

07/15/2016 By Allison Williams

Food Lovers Guide

Chefs Who Fish (But Don't Eat What They Catch)

The city’s best seafood chefs are crazy about fishing—just not for dinner.

06/23/2016 By Allison Williams

Local Food

The Food Lovers Guide 2016

Amazing food is all around us. Here’s how to get your hands on it.

06/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion With Caroline Ferguson, Allison Williams, Kyle Kuhn, and Kathryn Robinson

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Summer 2016

Where, why, and how to take a summer vacation.

06/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Ongoing Sagas

Whatever Happened to SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage?

Good question, but it’s tough to answer because the story is still evolving.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Seattle's Airline Wars: Alaska Versus Delta

Delta chases Alaska, Alaska takes Virgin: Is the hometown airline the hunter or the prey?

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

9 Last-Minute Airport Gift Ideas

Please don't buy those Sleepless in Seattle pajamas.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Delayed Flight? Here's How to Pass the Time

What to do when you're stranded at Sea-Tac.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

The Best Nonstop Flights from Seattle

Three of Sea-Tac's newest direct flights, and three other airports you should be using.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Does Seattle Need a Second Airport?

The idea has long been floated, and it’s finally, probably, a reality.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams

The Sea-Tac You Don’t See

Photos: Behind Sea-Tac Airport's Locked Doors

More than 19,000 people go to work in the airport, fueling 737s, shining shoes, and hauling the 50-pound Samsonite monster you checked. We snuck behind some of the roped-off areas to see Sea-Tac at work.

05/24/2016 By Allison Williams Photography by Mike Kane

Insider's Guide

Secrets of Sea-Tac

You love the airport, you hate the airport, and now with Seattle Met’s complete guide, you can truly survive the airport.

05/23/2016 By Allison Williams, Matt Halverson, and Allecia Vermillion

Camping 101

Creatures of the Forest: What Should and Shouldn’t Make You Wary

Wildlife is the best part of camping. What is there to be scared of?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Gourmet Camp Meals: Not as Difficult as They Look

Ruby McConnell says the quality of Northwest produce, there’s no reason to bring anything freeze dried.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

What to Do About Bugs

We've been on this problem for centuries, but we might finally be getting somewhere.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Dos and Don'ts of Tent Setup

A comfortable night's sleep and effective protection from the elements: two things you'll definitely be happy to have.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Pros and Cons Outdoor Tech

Do gizmos and performance fabrics improve or ruin the wilderness?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

5 Reasons Hammock Camping Is Secretly the Best

Leave the tent at home—trust us!

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams