Travel Tuesday’s First Ever Guest Post

I’m very excited to introduce to you my very first guest blogger, Tara from There and Back: A Traveler’s Tales and A Serendipitous Life. Read all about her trip to Seattle here and then go check her blogs out!

…drum roll please…

My trip to Seattle was thrown in at the end of an Alaskan CruiseTour. It was a split-second decision to stop there when we realized how much cheaper it was to spend a couple of days in this rainy city rather than fly straight home from Fairbanks – but it’s a decision I’m glad I made. We only had one full day there, but we got a great taste of this city and I definitely hope to go back someday!

First things first…Pike Place Market! We forced ourselves out of bed fairly early because we wanted to catch a Mariners game that night – mainly because they were playing the Red Sox, but I digress πŸ˜‰ So we were up and at ’em and ready to see this market we’d heard so much about. Needless to say, we weren’t disappointed! Between the kitschy souvenirs, the handmade wares, the amazing florist stalls and more fresh fish than I’ve ever seen in one place, it was sensory overload and I could have spent all day wandering! But soon enough we had to make the decision to move on or risk not seeing more of this beautiful city.

Our next stop was a ride on the Seattle Monorail, from Westlake Center Mall to Seattle Center near the space needle. This monorail was built for the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle and so has quite a history! Of course…we just used it because it was the most convenient way to get from point A to point B, but that’s besides the point…

Getting up close and personal with the Space Needle was next on our list, but unfortunately going to the top was not in our budget if we wanted those Mariners tickets later in the day. Ahh, sacrifices! But we did wander around the Center and grab some delicious beignets at Cafe Beignet before hopping the monorail back in the direction of our hotel!

And finally, it was time. Time to wander down through Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown, to a delicious dinner and some great brews at Pyramid Brewery, right across the street from Safeco Field. Even after lingering over our meal, we made it to the game with time to spare…and despite it being a bit chilly, and despite my beloved Red Sox losing (to the Mariners? really, guys?)…it was the perfect end to our single day of experiencing Seattle.

But as I said, I will be back – because there’s definitely more to see in this beautiful city!

Thanks, Tara! If anyone else would like to send me a travel-related post for Tuesdays feel free to email me at



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