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First-time experiences are always powerful, especially in the world of travel. In our Seattle First Takes film series, we invited eight first-time visitors to Seattle and had them explore the city through the five senses – the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures that only Seattle can offer. We filmed their journeys and their recollections, creating an immersive glimpse into the city for all to enjoy.



  • Anthony L.

    Anthony is a social media consultant from Brooklyn. When he travels, he loves to explore interior design, food, and wine – and take a Segway tour. This was his first trip to Seattle.


  • Sharon L.

    Sharon is a program coordinator and web developer from New York. She’s an avid traveler who has recently explored Argentina, Mexico, and Iceland. This was her first trip to Seattle.


  • Britta N.

    Britta is a freelance fashion stylist and blogger from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She frequently works for fashion clients in Dallas, Texas. This was her first trip to Seattle.

  • Sasha M.

    Sasha is a dancer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She studied musical theater at Elon University and now lives in Los Angeles. This was her first trip to Seattle.

  • Conrad I.

    Conrad is a former opera singer who sang professionally for nine years in Europe. He’s from Dallas and now lives in Santa Monica where he teaches music. This was his first trip to Seattle.


  • Hilletje B.

    Hilletje is a concert violinist originally from South Africa. She considers herself equally at home exploring the wilderness and urban street culture. This was her first trip to Seattle.


  • David B.

    David is an artist, teacher, and coffee lover from Newnan, Georgia. He frequently travels the country to practice plein air painting in rural areas. This was his first trip to Seattle.

  • Alsidneio B.

    Alsidneio is an electrical engineer originally from Oakland. He’s an avid fan of the Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders. He recently moved from Atlanta to Washington state.


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