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The Search for Tiki is dedicated to understanding and documenting American Escapism.
Gabriel Bascom, founder of The Search for Tiki, explores the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
Who is "The Search For Tiki"?
Gabriel Bascom created the Search for Tiki Back in 2020.
After touring the Hawaiian islands and falling in love with Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Anaheim, CA, Gabriel Bascom became obsessed with cocktail mugs and created this website to make collecting them easier. Since the 1950s, thousands of tiki mugs have been sold either as kitschy bar souvenirs or as ceramic art pieces. Understanding the history behind those mugs and the contributions that they have made to American Escapism is Gabriel’s main goal.