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.

Film Review

'Les Misérables' Soars to New Heights in Cry-Singing

Do you hear the people sob, sobbing the songs of unhappy men? It is the music of a people who will not be dry-eyed again.

12/20/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Best Places to Work in Seattle 2013: Quick Facts

Quick facts on what the best companies do, eat, and wear.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

SEOMoz Agenda: Rand Fishkin

An optimized Monday with the CEO

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

World Famous Agenda: 
Tony Fulgham

A jam-packed Tuesday with the cofounder and creative director

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Novinium Agenda: Bill Evans

A rejuvenating Wednesday 
all-nighter with a team manager/injection tech

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Brightlight Agenda: Frank Blau

Computing Thursday with a senior principal consultant

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Sleep Country Agenda: 
Floyd Davenport

A Saturday on the Road with a delivery truck driver

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

17 Habits of Highly Successful Companies

Stats from our top 25 companies

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Seattle’s New Workplaces

The cubicle and the corner office are dead at forward-thinking offices—and it’s changing the way we work.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

25 Best Places to Work

These are the top 25 workplaces in Seattle, and they’ve got the foosball tables, unlimited vacation time, and bonuses to prove it. Check out the results of our regional survey.

12/19/2012 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.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Architectural Gems That Are Vacation Rentals

Find four Northwest getaways with unique design.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Editor's Picks

The Top Ten Places I Visited This Year

Our Travel Editor ranks her favorite destinations—and yes, one is a drive-thru.

12/17/2012 By Allison Williams

Shopping

Holiday Shopping in the Hotel Gift Shop

It's better than outright stealing a hotel bathrobe.

12/10/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Victoria’s Proper Side

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel gets new life in Vancouver Island’s historic harbor city.

11/28/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Adult and Continuing Education

Seattle’s bursting with classes, degree programs, and one-off workshops that can reinvent your career—just sharpen some pencils and head back to school.

11/28/2012 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.

11/28/2012 By Allison Williams

Weekend Away

30 Winter Lodges We Love

Cuddle up by the fire at the Northwest's coziest retreats.

11/27/2012 By Allison Williams

Snow Sports

Whistler Opens Early, and Other Ski News [Updated]

Break out the long johns and fuzzy hat, it's ski time (already)!

11/14/2012 By Allison Williams

Apocalypse Now

Your End-of-the-World Travel Plan

The year 2012 is the end of the world as we know it, and we feel like a vacation deal.

10/29/2012 By Allison Williams