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.

Travel News

Bellevue Shows Off a New Travel Site

There’s even stuff for locals.

06/07/2011 By Allison Williams

TV Recaps

Investigating The Killing: Episode 11

Take a break from your regularly scheduled murder show.

06/06/2011 By Allison Williams


Travel Tip from…a DMV worker?

We got really useful info from the unhappiest place on earth.

06/03/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Run and Walk for Breast Cancer this Weekend

Think pink at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

06/02/2011 By Allison Williams


Trail Mix

20 trails where you can hike, bike, and hug a tree, all within one hour of downtown.

06/01/2011 By Craig Romano and Allison Williams

Weekend Plans

4 Lodges You Should Be in this Weekend

Keep it simple with a one-stop vacation.

05/26/2011 By Allison Williams


Overnight in Victoria for $99

Class it up in British Columbia’s fanciest city

05/24/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Plans

This Summer in Music Festivals

What’s worth the gas money? We tracked down the Northwest’s best.

05/23/2011 By Allison Williams


Lodge Podge

Park once and play all weekend at four classic Northwest destinations: Lake Quinault Lodge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Lakedale Resort, and Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain.

05/20/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Trail of the Week: Mount Si

Call in sick tomorrow and hit one of the state’s busiest trails.

05/19/2011 By Allison Williams


Vancouver Wants to Give You Money

In honor of the city’s 125th anniversary, score a $125 gift card

05/18/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Go Climb a Tree

It’s sunny! Get outside while you can.

05/18/2011 By Allison Williams

Get a Room

Honeybees Check Into Hotels

Find sweet, sticky stuff in your food and in the spa.

05/17/2011 By Allison Williams


Travel Tip from Rick Steves, Guidebook Guru

Dining abroad? Use this technique to avoid the fanny pack crowd.

05/17/2011 By Allison Williams

Taking Off

Welcome to the Tripster Blog

Our bags are packed and we’re ready to go.

05/17/2011 By Allison Williams

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing: Episode Eight

Forgive me, but isn’t this show about a murder?

05/16/2011 By Allison Williams


Test Post

05/12/2011 By Allison Williams

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing: Episode Five

Our gang of suspects and detectives is just a bunch of control freaks.

04/25/2011 By Allison Williams


Rainn Wilson Is a Low-Tech Superhero

The Seattle native and Super star fights crime with a wrench.

04/13/2011 By Allison Williams