First Takes: When Real Travelers Experience Seattle for the First Time, We See the City Anew

Finding a way to promote tourism in Seattle in an authentic way, these “First Take” videos show real travelers experiencing the city for the first time. The stories will inspire you to see the Emerald City with fresh eyes. 

Conrad is a former opera singer who sang professionally for nine years in Germany and Austria. He grew up in Dallas, Texas and currently lives in Santa Monica, California where he teaches music. This was his first trip to Seattle.

Britta is a freelance stylist and blogger from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She frequently travels throughout the country to work on fashion shoots. This was her first trip to Seattle.

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.

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

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

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

Sasha is a dancer and self-described “Uber driver extraordinaire” 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.

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

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