Seattle: Travel and Tours

Hello everyone! I am Dion and I am a freshman accounting major. My experience with Quinlan Ramble has been nothing short of amazing. I am glad that I have had the opportunity to join a wonderful group of people in this trip. From waiting for our flight to walking around together, our weekend was very eventful.

Although I wasn’t familiar with everyone in this trip, I still enjoyed exploring the city while getting to know other Quinlan students. As a freshman, this was a great opportunity to be mentored by other Quinlan students who are more experience than me.

On March 3, 2018 at around 12 pm, we arrived in the Emerald City. I have never been to Seattle before this trip so I was so excited to visit their tourist attractions such as the Pike Place Market. On our first day, we visited the Space Needle and had dinner at Local 360. The view from the top of the Space Needle was breathtakingly beautiful. Seeing Seattle from the top made me realize how lucky I am to spend the rest of the week learning more about this city while networking with business professionals.

The food and service at Local 360 was outstanding. I had a lot of fun trying new food while enjoying everyone’s company. Since many of us have never been to Seattle, I also had a lot of fun planning which restaurants to try next or tourist attractions to visit next. Our first day brought us all closer to each other which made me really happy because I know that this trip is only going to get better from here. On our second day, we went to the Pike Place Market, Argosy Cruises and Seattle Aquarium. I tried so many samples at the Pike Place Market, and ended up buying a Strawberry Pepper Jam for me and my family. I had lunch with some friends at the Market Grill where I ordered a Salmon Platter and a Clam Chowder Soup for lunch and donuts for dessert. My friend Sean and I also visited the Great Gum Wall of Seattle and took so many pictures. Although it was a bit disgusting, I still enjoyed visiting the Great Gum Wall because I thought it was so interesting and creative; I wish I brought gum with me. We also rode the Argosy Cruises in the afternoon which was a great experience because I had the opportunity to see the Seattle Skyline while learning more about the city. Lastly, our group visited the Seattle Aquarium where we watched otters being fed. We ended the day by eating dinner at Pam’s Kitchen where I ate goat for the first time ever and had dessert at Fainting Goat where I had a Nutella and Pistachio Gelato.

Overall, this trip has been amazing so far. This weekend really got me excited for the rest of our week in Seattle. I am so excited to see what else is in store for me in this trip.


Dion Valdecanas (BBA '21)