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.

Ticket Alert

Tickets Available for Paul Allen’s Talk at Town Hall

He makes us want to be a billionaire so freaking bad.

04/08/2011 By Allison Williams

Museum News

Dear NASA: Give Us a Spaceship. Love, WA

Congressmen make a bid for a space shuttle for Museum of Flight.

04/07/2011 By Allison Williams

TV Recap

Investigating The Killing

Spoiler: We examine the latest episode of AMC’s Seattle-set crime drama.

04/06/2011 By Allison Williams

Books & Talks

5 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Get your verse on with Billy Collins, Henry Rollins and that guy named Neruda.

04/04/2011 By Allison Williams

Books & Talks

Sarah Vowell Leis It On Us

Hear the NPR favorite break down Hawaiian history, or check out this week’s other literary events.

03/28/2011 By Allison Williams

Ticket Alert

On Sale This Weekend: Patton Oswalt, Craig Ferguson Tickets

Two sardonic dudes hit the mic with live standup.

03/23/2011 By Allison Williams

Books & Talks

David Brooks Gets Inside Our Heads at Town Hall

Ponder life’s questions with a New York Times all-star, or check out this week’s other literary events.

03/21/2011 By Allison Williams

Visual Art

Art After-Hours: Where to Go This First Thursday

Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So…many…choices…

03/03/2011 By Allison Williams