Author Archive: Paige Anderson

Paige has been traveling around for a few years now, though she's been sticking primarily to the Iberian Peninsula and the West Coast of the States. She grew up outside of Seattle and went to school in the city, so for now, that’s home.

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Mind the Medina: Tips and Tricks for the Labyrinth of Fes

Mind the Medina: Tips and Tricks for the Labyrinth of Fes

[ 0 ] February 8, 2014 |

The Medina of Fes is an inimitable spot–it is home to close to 150,00, and thought to be the largest urban area free of motor traffic. It houses the world’s oldest university, and boasts beautiful architecture. Built in the ninth century, this walled ‘old city’ and its narrow, winding streets would protect the people from […]

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Fiestas de España: Part 2

Fiestas de España: Part 2

[ 0 ] January 20, 2014 |

When I lived in Cádiz, one day there were a bunch of life-sized (and I mean real dinosaur size) dinosaurs right in front of the cathedral. Was this an experiment the Catholic Church was putting on? Was this some kind of bizarre storage solution? Or perhaps some kind of dino-celebration? I’ll never know. It is […]

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Hostel How-To: Read This Before You Start Packing

Hostel How-To: Read This Before You Start Packing

[ 0 ] January 20, 2014 |

Hostels can be a great money saver and an easy way to hop from city to city while traveling. The people working in hostels are usually gushing with good tips for the area, and often, hostels act as mixers for travelers. Even if you aren’t sharing a room with others, hanging out in the common […]

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Fiestas de España: Part 1

Fiestas de España: Part 1

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014 |

There is no doubt the people of Spain love to have a good time. While living there, I was surprised at just how often there were festivals and feasts that trumped professional obligations. Don’t worry, though; you’ll find it is easier to give up your laptop and office space than you might think. Many holidays and festivals […]

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Huck Finn Float: Snoqualmie River, WA

Huck Finn Float: Snoqualmie River, WA

[ 0 ] December 29, 2013 |

About half an hour east of Seattle, Washington State begins to reveal its true self. The sky scrapers fall away, giving way to the epic mountain-scapes and lush forests that previously blanketed the area, from coastline to mountaintops. It is here that you’ll find the mighty Snoqualmie Falls, a huge waterfall that produces 44,000 kilowatts […]

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London New Year’s Eve Clash

London New Year’s Eve Clash

[ 0 ] December 29, 2013 |

Looking for something other than champagne and idle chatter this New Year’s? Want more excitement than watching televised fireworks? How about getting down to the sounds of eight big club brands all in one place? Lucky for you Londoners, just such an event is happening on New Year’s Eve. For the New Year’s Eve Clash, 2,000 […]

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Deals on Dublin Lodging

Deals on Dublin Lodging

[ 0 ] December 19, 2013 |

When going anywhere, my lodging priorities are usually lined up like this: location, cleanliness, price. While in Dublin, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that more often than not, many higher-class hotels in the center of town have coupons and deals, so a swanky stay isn’t out of reach. Sometimes hotels can actually be cheaper […]

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Festive Fun for Young and Old in Seattle

Festive Fun for Young and Old in Seattle

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013 |

Holidays mean family generations coming together–a joyous time, but one that sometimes requires some logistical planning. For those in the Seattle area, Bellevue is just a short drive over the bridge, and has nightly events that will delight children and grandparents alike. First is the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I’ve never been during the day, so […]

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Have Yourself a Very Bavarian Holiday in the States

Have Yourself a Very Bavarian Holiday in the States

[ 0 ] December 15, 2013 |

Once upon a time, nestled up in the mighty Cascade Mountains, there was a little timber-town called Leavenworth. It was a quaint little town, its people kind and hard working, never expecting greatness…until one day in the early 1900’s, the Great North Railroad changed their fate. Little Leavenworth was named headquarters of the railroad, and […]

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The Massive ‘Little Frenchy,’ a Carnivore’s Delight

The Massive ‘Little Frenchy,’ a Carnivore’s Delight

[ 0 ] December 5, 2013 |

Portugal is one of my favorite countries. The landscapes are gorgeous, the coastline even more so, and the people are hospitable, friendly, and very easy on the eyes. I’m often reminded of San Francisco when I am in Portugal, and some streets could be snapshots of an old SF, especially the hills and streetcars. Oporto […]

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