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Pacific Northwest

BACHELORETTE MEETS THE TRAVEL CHANNEL – PART TWO

The journey to find the right combination of romance, friendship and wicked chemistry continues…sigh! Since Part One was written in February of 2014, I have had a knee surgery, endured a cross-country trek and moved to Washington state from California.  I am not a fan of dating in Southern California and the majority of the … Continue reading »

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Bachelorette Meets The Travel Channel – Part 1

Being single again after more than twenty years has been an adventure all its own.  Truthfully, I wasn’t good at dating in my teens and twenties let alone two decades later.  Nonetheless here I am again left to figure out how to navigate dating in the twenty-first century.  To make matters more interesting, my newfound … Continue reading »

Categories: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Washington | 2 Comments

At Home In The Pacific Northwest Countryside

I fall in love so easily and when I am in the Pacific Northwest, I fall in love daily.  It’s hard not to fall in love with the stunning landscapes especially in the countryside.  As for the rain?  It’s free water!  A Southern California native can really appreciate that.  The weather represents our lives; some … Continue reading »

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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

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

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 »

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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 »

Categories: Holland, Italy, Long Beach Peninsula, New York, New York City, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Washington | Tags: | Leave a comment

Oh, The Wonderful People I Meet In My Travels!

Meet Hazel Schlesinger, a beautiful painter I encountered in Cannon Beach, Oregon.  I do not possess her painting talent but I tried my best to capture the spectacular beauty of the area & Hazel in these photographs.  For those interested, I have an album full of photos taken in Cannon Beach on my Facebook profile … Continue reading »

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Obsessed With Interesting Architecture! (Okay, The Ice Cream Wasn’t Shabby Either)

What is it with Americans and their fascination with buildings that resemble food or other things?  Think of Randy’s Donuts, the former Brown Derby and this tasty looking ice cream shop in Niagara Falls, NY.  I love fascinating architecture in general and spend hours taking photos of unique stairwells, doorways , cornices and such.  However, … Continue reading »

Categories: New York, Niagara Falls, Tacoma, Washington | Leave a comment