North America

Seattle, WA

Once associated with grunge music, Microsoft, Starbucks, the movie “Singles”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, and later “Grey’s Anatomy”, these days Seattle is a modern tech draw for people around the USA.

With the unmistakable Space Needle towering in its skyline (from the 1962 World’s Fair), the City on Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Washington State) is surrounded by water, mountains, evergreen forests, thousands of acres of parkland, and is home to tech giants Microsoft and Amazon. While it does rain a lot, the Spring & Summer are glorious and green, perfect for outdoor activities.


  • Pike Place Market, Museum of History and Industry, EMP Museum, Seattle Aquarium
  • Parks: Golden Gardens Park, Washington Park Arboretum, Discovery Park, Alki Beach Park, Seward Park
  • Hikes: Ira Spring Trail, Lake Serene Trail, Rattlesnake Ridge, Mount Si
  • Day Trips: San Juan Islands, Bainbridge Island


The Walrus and the carpenter, Stateside, Delancey, Oddfellow’s Cafe & Bar, Altura, Tallulah’s, Taylor Shellfish, Canlis, Matt’s in the market, Miller’s Guild, Nue, The London Plane, The Whale wins, Smith


The Palladian, Four Seasons, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, The Sorrento, Ace Hotel, Thompson Seattle,

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)