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.

Beach Bash

Headed to Sub Pop’s SPF30? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The indie label’s 30th anniversary bash could see as many as 50,000 people coming to Alki.

08/07/2018 By Stefan Milne

Fun With Listicles

13 Boozy Slushies to Suit Your Mood

Frozen drinks conjure up images of palm trees and balmy weather, but our city has its own boozy slushy scene once the temperature starts to rise. Here’s where to find them.

07/24/2018 By Jaime Archer

High Five

Moorea Seal Celebrates 5 Years with an Anniversary Sale and Party

New arrivals. Prizes. Free totes.

07/19/2018 By Katheryn Grice

Going Green

O'Brien Wants Deadlines for the City to Improve Its Downtown Bike Lane Network

"We don't have safe bike infrastructure. This is life and death for most of us."

07/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Sponsored Content

Top Three Outdoor Thrills in Southern Oregon

From the moment you land in Medford, you’re surrounded by 360 degrees of adventure.

07/18/2018

How We Got That Shot

A Behind the Scenes Look at August 2018's Elements of Style

See how we brought sportswear to life for this month's style feature.

07/17/2018 By Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Police Reform

Carmen Best Will Be Seattle's New Police Chief After All

"I'm committed to safety, equity, unity, and diversity of our city and fair and just treatment for everyone."

07/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine

State Park Adventures

Hike, Paddle, and Climb: 14 More State Parks to Explore

Kayaking, glamping, sledding. And that's just the start. You wouldn’t believe what Washington's state parks hold.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Discount Drama

6 Spots to Catch Cheap Movies

These theaters offer movie deals that won’t leave you forking over $30 for a ticket and half-empty box of Milk Duds.

07/17/2018 By Christina Ausley

Adios, John Wayne

Introducing the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

The cross-state route has been reborn under a new name. Horse-drawn wagons still welcome.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Game Plan

Which Washington State Park Should You Visit?

State park overload is real, but we can narrow it down for you.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Ryan Inzana

Adventure Ride

Ride at Lake Wenatchee

The lake offers a whole slew of activities, but its spectacular vista is best seen on horseback.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Adventure Falls

Photograph at Palouse Falls

Whether a thunderous roar or cliffside icicle, the falls are an eastern Washington marvel.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Adventure Dive

Dive at Saltwater

Rockfish, wolf eels, and a shipwreck await those willing to brave cold waters.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Adventure Climb

Climb at Peshastin Pinnacles

Scale the crag—or hike a more solid footpath—for lush views of fruit orchards.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Adventure Cave

Spelunk at Crawford

Tours at Gardner Cave show off stalagmites and underground pools—and offer Goonies vibes.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Cover Story

29 Epic Washington State Park Adventures

Washington’s got more than 100 of them, and from half-acre grounds to cross-state trails, our state parks are a whole different kind of wild.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Cover Story

29 Epic Washington State Park Adventures

Washington’s got more than 100 of them, and from half-acre grounds to cross-state trails, our state parks are a whole different kind of wild.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Breakfast of Champions

Where to Watch the World Cup Final

It's never too early for drinking. Or an international championship soccer match—that, too.

07/12/2018 By Grace Madigan

Going Green

Starbucks Promises to Ditch Plastic Straws Worldwide by 2020

The company estimates the move will mean a billion fewer plastic straws in its stores a year.

07/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine