Seattle, Washington: one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. Whether it’s the strong coffee, the still fashionable plaid shirts (yes!), or the high likelihood of stumbling upon live music around any corner, there’s always something wonderful to discover. I took this photo on my first trip to Seattle in 2012. It also happened to be my first solo trip. This was my view after hiking up to Kerry Park on a brisk winter’s day. The clouds parted just long enough for me to capture Mt. Rainier peeking through behind the famous Seattle skyline at sunset.