On the Road With...
Phoenix’s Kayte Christensen

A California native, Phoenix Mercury center Kayte Christensen has traveled far and wide to play basketball all over the world. But while she loves being at home on her family's ranch in a Modoc County sawmill town, on a beach or even riding a surfboard, she has makes a home for herself in the Phoenix area and wherever she may be. Farbeit for a middle child with two sisters to have adjustment problems moving around like that, but Kayte can find new episodes of "The Bachelor" or re-runs of Golden Girls and Friends no matter where she is...


Q. What are some countries you've gotten to travel to for basketball or personal reasons?
"I've been all over the place. Slovakia, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria, a lot of places."

She may be from Southern California, Kayte has gotten out and seen the world.
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Q. What is one place you haven't been that you would like to see?
"I really want to go to France, Italy, and Greece, and that's the best thing about traveling for basketball, you get to go to a lot of places and want to come back."

Q. What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
"I love to go to my family's ranch, in California, it's a great place."

Q. What are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?
"My favorite city to visit is San Antonio, I love it there, there's a Riverwalk, and a great piano bar that I like to go to."

Q. What is the best WNBA city to go out shopping - favorite stores?
"I killed New York with shopping the last time I was there, during the WNBA All-Star week, so I would have to say New York is a great shopping city."

Q. What is the best WNBA city for dining out?
"I'm a huge sushi fan, and my favorite restaurant ever is in downtown LA, it's called Sai-Sai? It's got the best sushi you've ever had in your life, and I've had a lot of sushi in lots of different countries."

Q. What are the best places to shop and dine out in Phoenix?
"Obviously there are a lot of places to shop in Phoenix; my favorite store is Buckle, because I can't buy enough pairs of jeans. And the Scottsdale Fashion Square is awesome to shop, best places to eat we live to go to Majerle's which is a sports bar and grill downtown, but there are so many places that I like to go in Phoenix."

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