wandering: venice



venice. venice was a life long dream, and everything i had ever imagined italy to be.

we arrived by train, and wove our way through the maze of cobblestone streets to find our b&b; a gabled Victorian with a rooftop view. everything was bustling; bright flags whipped in the wind, water taxis sped by, and vendors sold paintings and carnavale masks on the streets. our gps wasn't working, but between my husband's navigation skills, and my precious little crash-coursed italian, we found our way to our lodgings. stopping every hundred feet or so to admire the view, or snap a photo.

venice was grabbing pizza and pasta (like you do), eating gelato, and listening to the bells chime from Saint Mark's square. It was wandering in and out of shops, admiring vibrant blown glass, hand-crafted puppets, and intricate masks. it was strolling around Saint Mark's with eyes wide in wonder, waiting for the sun to go down.

it was jumping in a gondola after dark and listening to the quiet swish of our gondolier's paddle strokes; laughter echoing from cafes, accordion music trembling in the stillness. it was staying up late and laughing and talking and more gelato and watching the only american movie that happened to be on.

venice was tiramisu by the water, watching the boats come and go. it was taking a taxi around the island and seeing it all from the water. it was arriving at the airport by boat. at a dock. which has to be one of the coolest things i've done.

venice was, in short, beautiful beyond belief.



is Italy on your "must see" list? have you already been? (if i haven't already convinced you, venice needs to go on your must-see list ;)) where was the last new location you explored like an over-caffeinated indiana jones? i want to hear all about it in the comments below!!


lOVE,
kATE
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  1. These pictures take me on a little trip to somewhere I have yet to explore. Venice looks beautiful. I especially love the cites and the water between buildings.

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    1. Your comment made me smile SO big, Vanessa! I'm glad my writing could transport you to Venice. <3

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  2. I love the way you describe Venice, and it's definitely being added to my never ending list of places to go! And your photos are gorgeous as well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! That means a heck of a lot to me <3 I'm glad you enjoyed the post & I hope you get to go check out Venice one day soon!

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  3. Venice looks so different from what we're familiar with! The whole waterways and traveling by boat is foreign to me. But it sounds like a good kind of different - your photos and words would convince anyone (although you had me convinced at the first mention of gelato). I'm glad you got to experience it! xx

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    1. awwwww, Jessica, thank you so much!!! There was honestly gelato everywhere... it was amazing. It was soooo different from anything I have ever experienced. Very, very unique. I hope you get to check it out sometime!!

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  4. the way you described this made my brain explode several times

    BUT IT;S OK I'LL LIVE
    <333333

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    1. YOUR EXISTENCE MAKES MY BRAIN EXPLODE SEVERAL TIMES, ALRIGHT <3 XOXO

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  5. OH SO PRETTY <3 <3 <3

    sophy of sophyslighthouse.blogspot.com

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  6. I AM DYING TO GO TO ITALY AND EVEN MORE SO AFTER SEEING THESE STUNNING PHOTOS.

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    1. Thank you so much, Evangeline! I am so stoked that you enjoyed the post - and that it inspired you to put Italy on your travel list!! :) <3

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  7. this is so so pretty omgns *heart eyes*

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  8. HOLY PHOTOS OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS these make me so happy!!!!!
    I have never been to Italy, but my mother has and I cannot wait to go!! I just went to Oregon and Breckinridge, and it was so beautiful!!!

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    1. AHHH, YAY, AMELIA, I'm so glad you enjoyed this post! Your comment honestly means so much to me! Oregon is such a beautiful state! I have a lot of family there, so we try to get out that way every so often. SPECTACULAR landscapes!

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  9. Kate, your wanderlust vibes are stellar. The gondola shots on the water are so beautiful.
    Italy is stunning and I want to go.

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    1. eeeeepppp says the photo vibe queen herself! <3 THANK YOU, KEIRA!

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  10. SO PRETTY. Also I'm not super much of a traveler myself but you are making me WIIIIISTFULLLLL to go to Italy! Looks like a stellar honeymoon :)

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    1. GAAAHH DEFINITELY GO SOMEDAY, OLIVIA, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. It was steller, oh my goodness - we had a blast!

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  11. These photos are FANTASTIC. Venice sounds so romantic! I am 100% convinced that I need to take a trip to Italy now. Keep these wandering posts coming, yo!!

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    1. It's probably one of the most romantic cities I have ever been to??? it was so beautiful! Definitely put it on your list of places to go, Erin! Thank you so much for your amazing words - I'm so glad you enjoyed the post!

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  12. Your photos are absolutely stunning. I've always wanted to visit Italy, and this definitely made me want to visit even more! I really can't get over how beautiful it is, it's unreal. <3

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    1. IT *FELT* UNREAL WHEN WE WERE THERE. Thank you so much for your sweet amazing words, GA :''') <3

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  13. Okay, you've convinced me (and not just because you mentioned pizza hehehehehe). <3 Absolutely stunning photography! Also- I'm totally in love with your outfit in that one picture. Can I steal it??

    xx Kenzie

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    1. Ohh my goodness, thank you SO MUCH, KENZIE!! <3 :') *sends u matching outfit asap*

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