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.

Weekend Pass

The McMenamin Experience

Two Portland brothers turned an affection for pubs into a sprawling hospitality empire. Plus: our favorite McMenamin hotels.

01/02/2014 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Travel

Skiing My Own Private Idaho

How to get a ski mountain all to yourself (without being Clint Eastwood).

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Explainer

How West Seattle's Craziest Christmas Light Display Is Created

Break out the extension cords: This house has more than a quarter million twinklers.

11/15/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

11/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Haunted Houses

Six Freaky Halloween Vacations

Trips that make you go "Boo." Plus: How to freak out Stephen King-style.

10/25/2013 By Allison Williams

Snow Sports

Ski Season's Already Here

Summer is really, truly over. The ski mountains are really open.

10/07/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Day Trips 2013: I Spy on I-5

Your Interstate Bingo Card

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Day Trips 2013: Snow Chart

Where to ski? Where to board? We're on it.

10/01/2013 Photography by Allison Williams

Article

Day Trips 2013: The Warehouse of Wines

Park once, drink wine all day. Now this is wine country.

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Day Trips 2013: Treasure Hunt

Dig up something one-of-a-kind at antique stores.

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

Destinations by Distance from Seattle

From 10 miles to 83 miles—pick a place by how much gas is in your tank.

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

09/17/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Road Trips: Wine Road Trips

Want to sample some of our top 100 wines? Here’s a selective guide to tasting rooms around the state.

09/03/2013 By Allison Williams With Brianna Lantz

Article

Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

09/03/2013 By Allison Williams

Nature Trips

Birdwatching for Beginners

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, really, it's a bird, and a new book breaks down our region's finest feathered friends.

08/08/2013 By Allison Williams

Local Tourism

All the Tourists Of the Rainbow: Seattle's LGBT Visitor Center

The Emerald City is among the first to target gay travelers.

08/06/2013 By Allison Williams

Insider's Guide

The Complete Guide to North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan

How to hike across, sleep in, dive into, drive through, fly over, and fall in love with our northern peaks and lakes.

08/05/2013 By Allison Williams