AdWeek’s “hottest travel magazine,” AFAR brought their global event series, AFAR Experiences, to Seattle. From March 7 – 9, travelers enjoyed the life and culture the city of Seattle had to offer, by way of locals. And who are better tour guides than the inhabitants that know their home better than any book?

Kicking things off at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, guests listened to Founders Joe Diaz and Greg Sullivan as they enjoyed sparkling wine, before starting their tour at Pike Place Market. Where they sampled tasties by Chef/Owner Renee Erickson of Seattle’s Boat Street and co-owner of The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Barnacle, and the Narwhal Oyster Truck. The following days consisted of meeting Seattle’s well known designers and stylists atLove City Love, and foraging for their own mushrooms with Langdon Cook, author of “The Mushroom Hunters.”

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An annual series curated by AFAR set out to create an experience where travel is more than a photographed memory on the wall, but a conversation that continues outside of “the classroom,” so to speak. The people you meet on your journeys, the activities you take part in, and the places you go are best enjoyed with an open mind and a willingness to see the world in its purest form. Or that’s what I think when on my excursions

Stay tuned for other AFAR Experiences coming up in the next years. Until then check out their past events on Facebook and online at