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.

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Day Trips 2013: I Spy on I-5

Your Interstate Bingo Card

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

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Day Trips 2013: Snow Chart

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

10/01/2013 Photography by Allison Williams

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Day Trips 2013: The Warehouse of Wines

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

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

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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

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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

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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

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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

The North Cascades

The Great Lake: Chelan

Dive into the quintessential family vacation on the water.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams

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The Great Eats: Food and Wine in Manson

Chelan’s looser, littler sibling is just seven miles up the lake and home to some of the area’s best culinary flair.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams

The North Cascades

The Great Drive: North Cascades Highway

A 100-mile road trip on the prettiest, wildest stretch of highway in the state.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams

The North Cascades

The Great Outdoors: What the Wild Things Are

Keep an eye out for these critters on your next trip north.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams

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Art on High: Beat Poets on the Fire Lookouts

What was Jack Kerouac doing on top of a North Cascade peak?

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams