Welcome! Join me, The Basque Traveler, as I explore my native country, the United States of America and parts of the world in search of wisdom, interesting places to share, delicious food and new friendships. Why am I “The Basque Traveler?” I am of French Basque descent and have proudly carried around my tricky maiden name, Jaurretche, for many years.
Some of my trips are as short as a day, other times I stay somewhere and explore for a month or more. What drives me to traipse around with often times little more than a suitcase is my zest for life and exploring. Initially my traveling journey began as a knee-jerk response to my becoming divorced and an empty nester.
Living alone after 20+ years was somewhat uncomfortable but inspired me to continue to get out of my comfort zone and experience new places and things. This traveling journey has also been about spending quality time with friends and family that I never had much time for while I was busy working and parenting. Now my journey has evolved into acting out my dream of living in many places that are physically and culturally different than my native Southern California.
My life and my traveling are like anyone else’s life; I am on a journey or a passage, if you will. This blog or photo journal is meant to capture some of those experiences as I offer my findings and observations for you to ponder. Think of me as an eyepiece of a lens through which to view the world from another perspective.
Happy trails to you!
The Basque Traveler
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