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.

Travel Tools

Hotel Services: There’s an App for That?

One minichain is stuffing the concierge into your iPhone.

10/03/2011 By Allison Williams

World Travel

You Can Go Straight to Dubai Now

Have you been meaning to visit somewhere really hot?

09/29/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Tools

Alaska Airlines Is in Your Facebook

A new app encourages you to visit your virtual friends.

09/26/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

It’s a good weekend for Fringe, food classes, or a whirlwind whale watching trip.

09/16/2011 By Allison Williams

World Travel

Irish Airline Offers Genealogy Butler

Jeeves, bring me my ancestors!

09/15/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Skiers and Snowboarders, It’s Season Pass Time Already

Yes, it’s really time to buy. Hurry, because prices will go up.

09/12/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

Summer’s still kicking in Port Townsend, Yakima, and Lake Chelan.

09/09/2011 By Allison Williams

Architecture

Covet Thy Neighbor's House in Victoria

See how the Canadian half lives in the 58th Annual Victoria House Tour.

09/08/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Vashon Island Opens Park for Deer Hunting

Hikers will be kept out while hunters replenish their venison stocks.

09/07/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

It’s Labor Day weekend. Stop working already.

09/02/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Plan

Take a Piano Vacation in Leavenworth

The hills are alive with the sound of a musical retreat.

09/01/2011 By Allison Williams

Deals

There’s Wine in Whatcom County

You don’t have to go to Walla Walla for vino anymore.

08/31/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Bike Sharing Works in Tenino

We’re still waiting on a Seattle public wheels plan.

08/29/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

Find a festival or, even better, go on a Sasquatch hunt.

08/26/2011 By Allison Williams

Events

Fairs Are Everywhere

How far are you willing to go for an elephant ear?

08/25/2011 By Allison Williams

Trips

Five Things to do Out of Town This Weekend

Run, drink, or put on your best fancy hat for a day at the races.

08/19/2011 By Allison Williams

Article

100 Best Washington Wines 2011

With more than 700 wineries in our state, the juice just keeps getting better. Here are the 100 best Washington wines plus seven wine-region getaways.

08/19/2011 By Sean P. Sullivan With Allison Williams

Trails

Skip Hiking and Join a Trail Crew

A day clearing brush or moving boulders can beat a recreational ramble.

08/15/2011 By Allison Williams

Film News

Barefoot Bandit Scores a Film Deal

But Seattle’s most famous felon won’t keep his movie money.

08/11/2011 By Allison Williams

Wildlife

Olympics Goat Death Leads to Lawsuit

Rangers consider removing the non-native species from the national park.

08/11/2011 By Allison Williams