Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints – Chief Sealth
Maya Angelou once wrote:
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
This quote is at the heart of Totally Seattle Tour’s philosophy on how we treat our tour guests. The focus of every Totally Seattle Guide is to ensure that every guest leaves feeling like they are valued as the VIPs that they truly are to our business.
Anyone with the innate need to travel knows what drives them. And, while we all might assign personal significance to one aspect of travel over another, the basic instincts of curiosity underpin each new adventure we embark upon:
The curiosity to see the world, to experience deeply, and to seek out novelty and authenticity wherever it lies.
It’s this fundamental love of travel that inspires and informs everything we do at Totally Seattle, whether it’s one of our highly reviewed Private Seattle Tours, one of our Speciality Tours in Seattle, or even our completely unique Customized Seattle Tours.
This is the answer to the question of why Totally Seattle exists, but the real story goes back to our founder, Colin Perceful…
Colin was born in Seattle and raised in the middle of the Puget Sound on Bainbridge Island. If anyone reading has ever been, you’ll appreciate how special this part of the PNW is. Colin spent the first 19 years of his life on “The Rock” before moving to the University of Washington to begin his studies. After graduating, Colin moved to Brooklyn, New York to experience seven years of life in the Big Apple, working at the top of the hotel industry. Then he realized he’d had enough, that the real tourism experience was waiting for him back home…
Moving back to Seattle in 2012, Colin rediscovered his passion for luxury travel — for designing and delivering experiences that transcend expectations. Colin also discovered that he had a tireless passion for sharing his hometown with enthusiastic travelers.
With 20+ years working in the luxury hospitality industry, Colin realized he could offer a completely different kind of tour experience to anything else available in Seattle and the surrounding PNW area. This was how Totally Seattle was first conceived.
With six years of training at the Four Seasons as a 5-star concierge, combined with a local’s love of the Puget Sound region, Colin created the foundations of the successful Totally Seattle company you see today. Colin is an active participant in the Seattle Tourism community and a passionate advocate of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Colin hopes that you will allow Totally Seattle Tours to teach you what makes this region so incredible. If you have any follow-up questions about Colin or Totally Seattle Tours, please feel free to get in touch.