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Most Instagrammable Spots at Pike Place Market (and How to Find Them!)

Pike Place is one of the most instagrammable places in the world, and a it’s great place to re-create your version of iconic shots. As a resident of the Pike Place neighborhood for four years, and weekly visitor to the Market (at least, in the less crowded off-season) I learned the in’s and out’s of …

Seattle adventures: guide to visiting SLU and Amazons campus

Secret Seattle: Tips for Visiting Amazon’s Campus in South Lake Union

  South Lake Union is a neighborhood in Seattle. While it’s not the hottest tourist destination, South Lake Union is only a few steps from iconic Pike Place market and, as the neighborhood that is home to Amazon’s headquarters, is a fascinating part of Seattle to include on your itinerary for visiting Seattle. In this post, …

Visiting Seattle - Hidden Gems

Visiting Freeway Park – Downtown Seattle’s Manmade Canyon on a Freeway Lid

  The first time I drove down the freeway that cuts through downtown Seattle, my attention was drawn upward. I’d seen freeway lids plenty of times, but Seattle’s downtown freeway lid hinted at something unique and spectacular: towering evergreens extended high over the lid and wandering vines dangled far over the edges. This, I would …

Tips for Visiting Pike Place Market at Christmas

Christmas at Pike Place Market – A Bucket List

Christmastime is my favorite season at Pike Place Market. The crow thins out and the market is transformed into a pacific-northwest winter wonderland. Because of Seattle’s temperate climate, December temperatures hover in the 40’s to 50’s.. With cozy winter clothes and warm bakeries to slip inside to warm up, Pike is the perfect climate for a …


Thifty Traveler’s Tips to Enjoy Seattle’s Pike Place Market for (Almost) Free

I moved to Seattle last year to attend a school that’s located downtown, and on grad-school budgets my friends and I have learned to navigate Pike Place Market to enjoy the best it has to offer without sacrificing the experience or the epic Instagram photos! Here are 12 tips to get the best Pike Place …