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.

Classical and More

The Fine Fiddling of Joshua Bell

But would you stop if you heard him on the street?

11/07/2011 By Allison Williams


Take a Whistler Sabbatical

What would you do with free rein at Canada’s mega mountain?

11/03/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Mount Rainier Wine Festival is Almost Paradise

Celebrate the mountain’s off-season with a tipple.

11/01/2011 By Allison Williams

Day Trip

It’s Not Too Late for Fall Foliage

Time to peep some leaves, peeps.

10/27/2011 By Allison Williams

Foodie Travel

Portland Cocktail Week Mixes It Up

Drink like you’re on vacation during a four-day mixology fest.

10/19/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Montana Luxury Ranches

Luxury Montana resorts the Ranch at Rock Creek and Paws Up offer real ranch dressing.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams


Seattle Bouldering Project Sets the Route

Seattle Bouldering Project in the Central District is a new breed of rock climbing gym.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams

Opera on the Big Screen

Opera: Live in HD and Live in Real Life

Original musical theater is on Seattle screens and stages this fall.

10/07/2011 By Allison Williams


Jane Espenson Is a Grown-Up Girl Geek

One of TV’s biggest science-fiction writers comes to EMP for GeekGirlCon.

10/05/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Tools

Hotel Services: There’s an App for That?

One minichain is stuffing the concierge into your iPhone.

10/03/2011 By Allison Williams

World Travel

You Can Go Straight to Dubai Now

Have you been meaning to visit somewhere really hot?

09/29/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Tools

Alaska Airlines Is in Your Facebook

A new app encourages you to visit your virtual friends.

09/26/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

It’s a good weekend for Fringe, food classes, or a whirlwind whale watching trip.

09/16/2011 By Allison Williams

World Travel

Irish Airline Offers Genealogy Butler

Jeeves, bring me my ancestors!

09/15/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Skiers and Snowboarders, It’s Season Pass Time Already

Yes, it’s really time to buy. Hurry, because prices will go up.

09/12/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

Summer’s still kicking in Port Townsend, Yakima, and Lake Chelan.

09/09/2011 By Allison Williams


Covet Thy Neighbor's House in Victoria

See how the Canadian half lives in the 58th Annual Victoria House Tour.

09/08/2011 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Vashon Island Opens Park for Deer Hunting

Hikers will be kept out while hunters replenish their venison stocks.

09/07/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Five Things to Do Out of Town This Weekend

It’s Labor Day weekend. Stop working already.

09/02/2011 By Allison Williams

Travel Plan

Take a Piano Vacation in Leavenworth

The hills are alive with the sound of a musical retreat.

09/01/2011 By Allison Williams