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Name: Anita
Hometown: Seattle, Washington, USA
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Join Date: February 22, 2008
Contributions: aelder2259 has written about 376 places, shared 9,543 photos, left 486 comments, and smiled 286 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Elvas, Portugal
May 19, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
dream destination
2017 or 2018
Helsinki, Finland
dream destination
2017 or 2018
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English and enough German and Spanish to be dangerous.
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Getting food poisoning from eating tarter sauce at the Shrimp Factory in Cabo during my honeymoon. 104 degree (F) temp, practically convulsing, and having a doctor give me a shot in the, fun, NOT!

But my most memorable positive experience was riding a camel out into the Sahara Dessert, then sitting on a giant sand dune to watch the sunset.
Couch surfers welcome!

My belief is that more Americans need to travel to other countries and mingle with the locals to get to know them. Too many in the U.S. hate certain cultures, because they haven't left their home (or don't interact with locals while traveling) and those different from them are people to be feared...and fear turns into hate. Every place I have traveled, I have met wonderful people! All cultures/places have their bad apples and the news tends to focus on them. Travel allows me to get to know those different from me and see that we're really all just the same...we want to be happy & healthy and live a good life!
sky69 says:
Have a lovely trip ahead!
Posted on: Nov 02, 2017
X_Drive says:
I will cross my fingers for you. Hope you have a wonderful trip and see all the northern lights your heart can take!! :)
Posted on: Nov 02, 2017
X_Drive says:
Just in case you hadn't found it, we stayed at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. We were there at the the very tail end of the Princess season so we didn't feel it was as good as it could have been. We too were looking to see the Northern lights, but were disappointed that we only saw the airport light as it turned and lit the clouds. Bummer. Hope you have better luck.
Posted on: Oct 30, 2017
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aelder2259's Travel Blogs

Jun 22, 2002 – Nov 24, 2017
I live in Seattle and love to share the sites and activities with visitors. I've lived all over the world, but no place will ev…
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In search of northern light
Nov 04, 2017 – Nov 07, 2017
A group of eight of us from Seattle met up in Fairbanks Alaska to hopefully see and photograph the Northern lights.
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Jan 01, 2011 – Oct 08, 2017
This blog will be a compilation of my travels around Washington State
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This blog was featured on Sunday April 9th, 2017
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aelder2259's Travel Reviews

Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Seattle, Washington, USA
The library at the University of Washington is a Gothic style building, complete with a grand st…
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There's no cost to enter the Santa Claus House at the North Pole, but you might want to purchase…
Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
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