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.

Get Out

Snowmobiling in Roslyn

An eco-minded novice gets a taste of snowmobiling in Roslyn.

03/07/2012 By Allison Williams


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Yong Chun Kim, Amy Pennington, Michael Gspurning, Sarah Vowell, Sam Reed, and Danielle Custer.

03/07/2012 By Allison Williams

Books & Talks

Met Pick: Sarah Vowell at Neptune Theatre

The NPR wit has uncovered the feisty side of Puritans; with her latest book, she takes on Hawaii’s bloody past.

03/06/2012 By Allison Williams

Pet Travel

Dogs Are Especially Welcome in Yakima

Just don’t get your pooch drunk at a winery.

03/05/2012 By Allison Williams

Theme Travel

School Is in Session in Hood River

Learn a little something while on vacation.

03/01/2012 By Allison Williams

Cultural Travel

Portland Goes Rothko

Visit Rose City for a modern-art bonanza.

02/17/2012 By Allison Williams

Air Travel

Airports Are Getting Better

Airports offer yoga, frequent-flyer miles, and the holy grail: an easier trip through security.

02/13/2012 By Allison Williams

Visual Art Preview

Slideshow: Gauguin and Polynesia at Seattle Art Museum

The exhibit opens February 9—here’s a sneak peek.

02/08/2012 By Allison Williams

Foodie Travel

Tales of the Cocktail Returns to Vancouver

Get sauced north of the border.

02/07/2012 By Allison Williams


Washington’s Five Most Romantic Destinations

These places make us feel all cuddly inside.

02/01/2012 By Allison Williams


Seattle Symphony Announces New Season

Hum along if you’ve heard these before.

01/25/2012 By Allison Williams


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Paula Clapp, Philip Eaton, Donald Byrd, Dave Isay, Robin Held, and Ali Tarhouni.

01/25/2012 By Allison Williams

Air Travel

Sea-Tac Is Your New Music HQ

Yes, that’s Macklemore reading security bulletins at the airport.

01/25/2012 By Allison Williams


1962 World’s Fair 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.

01/20/2012 With Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, Christopher Werner, Laura Dannen, Brian Colella, Allecia Vermillion, and Janet Pelz By James Ross Gardner and Allison Williams


Travel Deals to Better Weather

Think warm thoughts and book flights now.

01/18/2012 By Allison Williams


Silent Movies at the Hunt Room

The Sorrento Hotel serves up cinema classics and cocktails.

01/17/2012 By Allison Williams


Local Rooms: The Sorrento Hotel

There’s still a lot of life in First Hill’s old favorite.

01/09/2012 By Allison Williams

Air Travel

Do You Fly Regional Airlines?

We now have one fewer serving Seattle.

01/06/2012 By Allison Williams

Day Trip

Free Day Trips on MLK Jr. Day

Don’t waste another three-day weekend.

01/05/2012 By Allison Williams

Classical and More

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Joshua Bell

The famed violinist is playing here next week. And he’s jealous of the Seahawks.

01/03/2012 By Allison Williams