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.

Travel

Where to Find Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest

If you're going to catch a Sasquatch, you have to know where to look.

03/28/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

The Secret Lives of Bigfoot Hunters

A scientist turned reality TV star and a true believer turned analyst are both on a quest for one of the Northwest’s most elusive mysteries.

03/28/2016 By Allison Williams

10 Years That Changed a City

2011: The Dams Come Down

It remains the largest dam removal in history. But when the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams on the Elwha River near Port Angeles were disassembled, they left little more than wild-looking bends in the river.

03/04/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Destinations, Spring 2016

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

02/29/2016 By Allison Williams

Never Sweat Alone

10 of Seattle's Best Fitness Communities

From Crossfit to Krav Maga, we report on 10 different ways working out can boost your social life.

02/02/2016 By Allison Williams

Never Sweat Alone

The Rise of the Fitness Cult

When did working out become all about drinking the Kool-Aid?

02/02/2016 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Hook, Line, and Stanza: Astoria's Fisher Poets

Roses are red, violets are blue. Fishermen love poetry, and Astoria’s FisherPoets Gathering does too.

01/25/2016 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Summer Weekends

Work up an appetite for the year's best feast with cowboys, boats, and beaches.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Spring Weekend Trips

Get outside for Shakespeare, a whitewater rafting festival, or the wildest parade this side of the Cascades.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Get Out

52 Great Weekends

Travel for every weekend of 2016: hotels, festivals, adventures, retreats, and staycations.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Fall Weekend Road Trips and Getaways

Cider on Hood Canal, leaf peeping on an Oregon mountain pass, and Halloween on a whole new level.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Winter Weekends

Worth the search: truffles, snowbound mountain huts, and Kurt Cobain's favorite spot in Aberdeen.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Five Ways

If It's Raining Here, It's Snowing in the Mountains

Five ways to travel now that there's snow to be found.

12/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Get Out Of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch: Winter 2016

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

12/07/2015 By Allison Williams

Ski Season

Will We Get Any Snow This Year?

Last season was one of the worst snow years on record. Can our state's ski hills weather the weather?

10/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Hotels

Local Rooms: Anderson School Is a Bothell Hotel Now

McMenamins turned the principal's office into a bar. Upgrade!

10/27/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

The Old West Is Alive and Well in Pendleton, Oregon

There’s more to Oregon’s Old West town and its blankets than you thought.

10/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Light a Fire 2015

Acting Globally: Global Oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

In just 2 years, Global Oncology has nearly doubled Uganda’s Burkitt lymphoma survival rate.

10/18/2015 By Allison Williams

Snow News

The Biggest Ski Mountain You've Never Heard Of

Does British Columbia want the Jumbo Glacier Resort, even if it's the best in the world?

10/13/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Cat Skiing the Canadian Powder Highway

Even during one of the worst snow years in recent memory, we easily found untouched powder on these British Columbia mountains.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams