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

Bike Sharing Works in Tenino

We’re still waiting on a Seattle public wheels plan.

08/29/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

Find a festival or, even better, go on a Sasquatch hunt.

08/26/2011 By Allison Williams


Fairs Are Everywhere

How far are you willing to go for an elephant ear?

08/25/2011 By Allison Williams


Five Things to do Out of Town This Weekend

Run, drink, or put on your best fancy hat for a day at the races.

08/19/2011 By Allison Williams


100 Best Washington Wines 2011

With more than 700 wineries in our state, the juice just keeps getting better. Here are the 100 best Washington wines plus seven wine-region getaways.

08/19/2011 By Sean P. Sullivan With Allison Williams


Skip Hiking and Join a Trail Crew

A day clearing brush or moving boulders can beat a recreational ramble.

08/15/2011 By Allison Williams

Film News

Barefoot Bandit Scores a Film Deal

But Seattle’s most famous felon won’t keep his movie money.

08/11/2011 By Allison Williams


Olympics Goat Death Leads to Lawsuit

Rangers consider removing the non-native species from the national park.

08/11/2011 By Allison Williams


12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival Returns

Chow down at Capitol Hill’s annual foodie block party.

08/10/2011 By Allison Williams


Fall Arts Preview

A guide to the fresh faces and new spaces in the coming cultural season: Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony’s new conductor; nongallery art venues like Robert Yoder’s Season; a spontaneous theater collective, Sandbox Radio Live; and the 60 best

08/09/2011 By Laura Dannen, Allison Williams, Lisa Han, and Adriana Grant

Weekend Plan

Climb Aboard the Beer Train

Lagunitas Brewing Company invites you to chug on a choo-choo with a view of Mount Rainier.

08/09/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Noble Fir Hosts a Hiker Social

This Wednesday, raise a glass to the joys of the trail.

08/08/2011 By Allison Williams


Schwaggle Debuts with Fitness Discounts

They want to schwave you money on schports.

08/04/2011 By Allison Williams

Long Trips

The Space Needle Is an Actual Spaceship

One lucky winner will go into orbit as part of the monument’s 50th anniversary.

08/01/2011 By Allison Williams


Score Special Hotel Deals on Facebook

The social network: Not just for baby photos anymore!

07/29/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Eat and Pedal Your Ass Off at Seattle Century

Biking tastes a lot like dinner on the annual catered ride.

07/28/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Wenatchee a Top 10 Spot for Retirement

You don’t have to be drawing Social Security to kick back.

07/26/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Poet of the Park

Tim McNulty serves as unofficial poet laureate of Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: The Marmot Brigade

This summer, more than 100 volunteers will scour Olympic National Park for evidence of Marmota olympus, our own special marmot.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Art of the Park

Peter Malarkey, Steve Davis, Eirik Johnson, and N.P. Bank Note Company present the Olympic Peninsula through different lens.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams