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 toes or shoes in interesting places.
I also happen to be a shoe collector and I adore pedicures! With more high heels then I care to say I am now slowly beginning to add more loafers and flats out of a desire for comfort. Perhaps that is a sign of maturity, however I prefer to think of it as simply a longing for variety!
Oddly enough, I am not an avid shopper for anything, including shoes. However, I will purchase a delightfully fun pair when traipsing around the world. A black strappy pair called out to me in Mexico and I nearly wore them out Salsa dancing. Some people collect shot glasses or snow globes…I collect shoes!
I have been nicknamed “Twinkle Toes” by some. About a month ago, I managed to break one of my Twinkle Toes. This has been really hard on a traveler that was already healing some torn knee ligaments! I still can’t wear anything but flip flops and slippers due to soreness. Everyday I stare longingly at my fancy high heels or my shiny patent leather loafers, waiting for an opportunity to once again strut around in them.
While waiting on my twinkle toe to completely heal and for my upcoming knee surgery to repair a ruptured ligament, I will organize my shoes and mentally stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about all of fabulous adventures my feet and I have been lucky enough to have…