Here at the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, we have been working hard this year to bring the rich and diverse stories of the Southside to travelers from all around the Pacific Northwest. Therefore, it is a huge thrill to share the successful recap of a media FAM which was held just this past September.

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The media group of 8 was a mix of freelance writers and lifestyle and travel publication contributors with the goal of elevating and showcasing experiential stories from our region from the perspective of these varied travel and lifestyle writers.

Our FAM group attendees were divided between 2 hotels, Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac, and Hotel Interurban in Tukwila, and while they were here, they experienced a slice of best of the area including an exploration of the Des Moines waterfront with kayaking courtesy of Olympic Outdoor Center, a guided interpretive walk thru the Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens, a gravity defying virtual sky diving adventure at iFly Seattle Indoor Skydiving, and local tasting events at Seattle Chocolate and Odin Brewery, all located in Tukwila.

In between those experiences, our media guests were hosted for some amazing meals courtesy of Moctezuma’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar at Westfield Southcenter, Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill, and ending with a 4 course wine-paired tasting menu from Copperleaf Restaurant at the Cedarbrook Hotel.

The group posted real time feedback and photos from the experience and then individually followed up with articles and blogs in publications such as Emerald City Life, Dad Logic, and Inhabitat, as well as multiple posts on the writer’s personal Instagram and Facebook pages.

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This media coverage would not be possible without the extraordinary contributions of sponsorship and participation from our Seattle Southside RTA partners and we are so appreciative of everyone who partnered with us to provide this up close and personal taste of fun and adventure in the Seattle Southside region.

A big THANK YOU to everyone mentioned in this blog!