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Author Archives: The Basque Traveler

Accidentally In San Diego County!

As a long time California native, arguably this state does not hold the same mystique and enchantment that it does for many who long to live here. Please do not mistake me, I love my home state.  However, I love it in the same way you love your childhood home or hometown.  It’s great to … Continue reading »

Categories: Califonia, San Diego | 2 Comments

Just Call Me Twinkle Toes

The Basque Traveler logo was born out of a recurring theme in my photos:  MY FEET!  I began taking photos of my feet while traveling because I travel alone and don’t have anyone handy to snap photos of me.  I have been doing it for years and now have several hundred photos capturing my manicured … Continue reading »

Categories: Arizona, Califonia, Pacific Northwest, Washington | 2 Comments

If My Jeans Could Talk…

My blue jeans are never far away from me, especially when I am traveling.  I have some that feel like trusty old comfortable slippers, a decorated pair that make me feel like a million bucks and some that are like souvenirs I collected in my travels.  One thing they share in common is that they … Continue reading »

Categories: Arizona, Bullhead City, Lake Crescent, Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific Northwest, Washington | 2 Comments

Land of Avocados!

Welcome to San Diego County, California, land of avocados!  This county grows approximately sixty percent of all of the avocados in California and California grows ninety percent of the nation’s avocado crop!  Over fifteen years ago a close family member moved to rural Fallbrook in North San Diego County.  This cute town sits adjacent to … Continue reading »

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Mazel tov!

I adore all weddings, mostly because they typically have accompanying parties and I enjoy fiestas! While traveling over the years I have made it a point to look for weddings to view.  I have peeked in on them in European cathedrals and spied in on receptions at restaurants.  I rarely ever turn down an invitation … Continue reading »

Categories: Atlantic City, New Jersey, New York, New York City, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Portland | Leave a comment

Where Was This Photo Taken? …Can You Guess?

Looks can deceive us.  Have you ever misjudged someone’s age, the weather outside when looking out from a window or in this case, a place?  Twenty-eight years ago I told my Engineer boyfriend that I loved him and would follow him anywhere in the world but Texas or Palmdale, CA.  I hated everything about Texas … Continue reading »

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Old Town San Diego – Something For Everyone!

Welcome to the “birthplace” of California!  Although there are indications that the Kumeyaay people inhabited the San Diego area dating back 9000 years ago, most tend to associate the earliest inhabitants with the Spanish settlements of 1769.  It was here that Father Junipero Serra established the first of 21 missions across California.  Later in 1835, a Mexican adobe … Continue reading »

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My Secret Lair…

When I am seeking a tranquil retreat I always head to a strip of land that is barely one and a half miles wide and stretches nearly twenty-eight miles long.  The vast Pacific Ocean sits on its west, the Willapa Bay flanks the east side and it is tucked in by the treacherous Columbia River … Continue reading »

Categories: Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific Northwest, Washington | Leave a comment

Staircases Galore!

Staircases are practical, yet just as with clothing, form trumps function.  Well, at least that is the perspective of a traveling photographer and writer.   I have been fascinated with staircases since my childhood.  We initially had only porch steps in my childhood house but then my parents added on a big den (remember how … Continue reading »

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Vivas Las Vegas!!

I am not a gambler but every few years I need to get my Vegas fix.  Last June I was talked into accompanying a friend who was going to participate in the World Series of Poker tournament.  That was an interesting experience!  He lost his booty as well as his $1500 entry fee within two … Continue reading »

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