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.


The Perfect Party

This month's party guests: Lynn Shelton, Jim Sinegal, Bonnie Dunbar, Eli Sanders, Heather Earnhardt, and Steve Davis.

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams


Bicycle Trips, Trails, and Gear

Seattle is hilly, it’s wet, and it’s one of the top-ranked cycle cities in the nation, thanks to our committed commuters and twisting trails. Turns out we love our bikes and the number of pedal pushers grows with every year (and every bump in gas prices).

05/18/2012 By Allison Williams With Brian Colella, Amanda Zurita, Emily Dhatt, Jessie Wesley, Anne Larkin, and Nicole Fancher

Air Travel

New Flights to Hawaii, But Not from Sea-Tac

It’s good news if you’re leaving from Bellingham.

05/17/2012 By Allison Williams

Travel Ideas

Where to Go to Play Golf

Some of us are PGA, some of us are putt-putt.

05/15/2012 By Allison Williams


Know Your Trees, Courtesy of SDOT

The city government maps the greenery on every block—and that’s a lot of leaves.

05/08/2012 By Allison Williams


Local Rooms: The Edgewater

What’s good enough for the Beatles is good enough for us.

05/02/2012 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

BoltBus Brings Dollar Fares to Seattle

Can you spare a buck to visit Portland?

05/01/2012 By Allison Williams


Soaking Up Harrison Hot Springs

Dip a toe into the tall tales of BC’s Harrison Hot Springs during a weekend getaway.

04/25/2012 By Allison Williams


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Kathryn Gustafson, Michelle Bufano, Jason Franey, Sue Bird, Kathleen Flenniken, and David Leck.

04/25/2012 By Allison Williams

Travel Ideas

Where to Go to Ride a Boat

Wouldn’t you rather be out on the water?

04/23/2012 By Allison Williams


Rick Steves’s Travel Festival Unpacks in Edmonds

What’s better than going to Italy? Hearing someone talk about going to Italy.

04/12/2012 By Allison Williams


Try This Trail: Old Mount Si

There’s more than one way to the top.

04/09/2012 By Allison Williams


Long Beach Hotel Marks Titanic Anniversary

Our hearts will go on; this one-day meal special will not.

04/06/2012 By Allison Williams

Local Sights

A Waterfront Ferris Wheel Is Being Built on Pier 57

Is this our version of the London Eye?

04/05/2012 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Blow On Over to the Wind Farm

Central Washington’s windmill headquarters is open for the season.

04/03/2012 By Allison Williams

Foodie Travel

Road Trip Food: Poutine at Burger King

Hold up, Canada. We want it your way.

03/30/2012 By Allison Williams


The Killing Returns, But Do You Care?

Some viewers felt burned by the Seattle mystery, but it promises to deliver this year.

03/28/2012 By Allison Williams

Travel Ideas

Where to Go for Spring Skiing

It’s the best part of winter, plus sun.

03/26/2012 By Allison Williams

Sea Travel

Cruise Ships Flock to Seattle

Party on the lido deck! More big boats are weighing anchor from our piers.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Chris Hansen, Debra Prinzing, T.J. Martin, Frieda Sondland, Chone Figgins, and Alexandra Abraham.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams