wandering: paris


though there's about a foot of fluffy white powder on the ground, warmer days and whispers of spring seem to be on everyone's tongues. and as i imagine the milder days ahead, my mind is drawn back to paris; those long, warm days in that old romantic city.

paris was like the morning. waking up from a long sleep in a strange but soft bed, throwing open the window to find a city bubbling to life beneath the window sill and lazy white curtains. it was bonjours and brisk walks in search of cafes, where Tyler and I would guzzle good coffee and indulge in still-warm pastries and quiche.

it was a dream in a very real sense; losing my breath as i stood below the eiffel tower for the first time in my life. staring up at that great and historical beacon that had long since hung framed all over my bedroom walls. it was relaxing on benches in the sunlight, while locals sunbathed and children ran, laughing across the green.

paris was the louvre, and getting sore feet, not to mention lost. it was long bus rides and bubble tea and getting up early to go drink in the sights. it was slowing to wonderstruck stops along the Champs-Élysées, snapping pictures and savoring the view. it was late dinners and sparking water and crepes that were good but not as good as my grandmother's own.

paris was strolling the seine. it was picnicking on paninis and fries with an eiffel tower view. it was buying baguettes and pastries and of course a little perfume to bring home to my sister. it was celebrating 4 months of being married to my favorite blonde, blue-eyed, fire-fighting Airman. 4 of the happiest months of my life.

paris was everything i had imagined. so much more.




i've been ACHING to get this post up; paris seems to always be bubbling in the back of my mind. I'm already scheming up a trip back. i figured with how busy things are getting over here with Worlds Beneath's release prep, we were long overdo for a good dose of wanderlust. ;) YOUR TURN: where was your last great adventure?? and if you could get a free plane ticket bound for ANYWHERE... where would it be to??? hit me up in the comments!! i'd love to hear about it.



lOVE,
kATE

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  1. Paris is so very beautiful, wow!!! if I could get a free plane ticket bound for anywhere it would probably either be Paris or Hawaii :)

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    1. Both awesome destinations!! I really want to visit Hawaii. Thank you so much for reading and commenting ❤

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  2. Beautiful pictures!

    I actually have a fear of planes, so my dream/goal is to visit every city in Texas and drive around the whole state. I kind of hope to do that whenever I get married. I'm not one of those people who likes the idea of leaving the country or the state. Or my house, lol. (I'm such a homebody. XD)

    As for last adventure... can't think of much. XD

    I loved seeing all the pictures of Paris. They're breathtaking, especially the Eiffel Tower. <3

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

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    1. I don't blame you for being a home body, Ivie! I was suuuuper nervous getting on a plane for the first time, I'll tell you that >•< I hope you do that awesome Texas road trip!!! That sounds like it would rock :D

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  3. Paris looks stunning!

    I'm going to be leaving for Norway and London in a month and a half, and I am so stoked! You've inspired me to be more intentional about taking pictures. :)

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    1. Oh my goshHHH!!!! That's so exciting, Evangeline!! I hope you guys have the time of your life <3 I'm so honored that I've inspired you to take more photos :') I hope you take lots in this trip!!

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  4. SOO AMAZING. Your pics make me feel like I was there!! Can you just like, pick up your bags and go to Paris??! Because man would that be fantastic. xDD
    my last great adventure was when my family went to Oregon, which was a ton of fun!!!! And soon my mom, older sis + me will be flying to NY to visit best friends which is ALWAYS a crazy adventure believe me. ;D Ummm...I would probably just want "EUROPE" and then like backpack through all of it.
    xxxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Amelia Ruth! I'm so glad this post could take you to Paris <3 Oregon is a GORGEOUS state! A lot of my family lives in Oregon, so we try to get out there at least every other year .Plus the countryside *insert heart eyed emoji* Have you been to Bandon Oregon? The coast is unbelievable

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  5. This is so incredibly stunning. Paris looks and sounds nothing short of magical.

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    1. Magical is the perfect word to describe it, GA. <3 :')

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  6. Wowwww. This is giving my broke little self an intense case of wanderlust.

    My last adventure was rock climbing in Tennessee. This summer I'm going to Alaska to zipline over the rainforest (well--that's not the only reason, lol) and I'm SO BEYOND STOKED. =)

    Hailey
    www.thehardworkingcreative.com

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    1. OH MAN, THAT SOUNDS AWESOME, HAILEY! I would be beyond stoked too! Tyler and I have always wanted to visit Alaska. Please take lots of pictures and do a blog post?? :) Have a blast, dude!

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  7. wow....those are amazing!!! and Kate you are adorable!! ;) my fav adventure was Uganda..LOVED IT. planning on going back someday hopefully :))) I would love to go to Hawaii but I want to go for my honeymoon soooo..it might be a while ;) btw I CANNOT WAIT TO GET YOUR BOOK!!!!!!

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    1. GAAAHH, THANK YOU SO MUCH, GIRL <3 you're the best. I AM SO THRILLED YOU ENJOYED THE BOOK! can't wait to hear what you think of book 2 ;) and Hawaii is near the top of my list - that would be a wicked cool place to go on honeymoon!!

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  8. Ahhhhhh so pretty!!!! My next trip is going to be in June when we're going on a trip to visit my grandparents/rest of family!

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    1. That's awesome, Hanne!! I hope you have an amazing time traveling & spending time with your grandparents!!

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  9. WOAH SERIOUS WANDERLUST HERE

    Your pictures are so stunning and I feel like they really capture the feel of the place too! I WANT TO GO VISIT PARIS NOW.

    I haven't traveled in so long...it's not even right. :) But this summer I'm hoping to go with my family on a vacation out West, which is actually one of my dream destinations. INSPIRED BY YOU AND ABBIE ACTUALLY. Not kidding, when I saw all the pictures you two posted from your trip two summers ago (?), it inspired me so freaking much and it's never left my mind. You guys showed me how incredibly beautiful the West is and it's been on my travel list since! SO YOU ROCK.

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    1. !!!!!!!!!!

      OKAY AUTUMN. You have no idea hOW HAPPY it made me that Abbs and I inspired you to want to go west!!! my heart is filled. <3 I hope you and your family HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIVES. there's absolutely nothing like going out west, and driving across this country...nothing. it's incredible, and speaks to my soul like nothing else. I am SO EXCITED for you guys!! Take loads of pics. I'll be keeping an eye on your blog!!

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  10. Goodness, Paris is beautiful! I can't remember the last time I traveled anywhere special, but Vienna, Warsaw, Iceland, and Scotland are on my list.

    xx
    k.


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    1. GAAAHH ALL GOOD PLACES <3 Scotland is on my list too! Along with England, Ireland, and Wales. And so many others x)

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  11. This is beautiful! You make me want to travel again!! My last trip was to Iceland - a little full of tourists (oh, the irony!!) but gorgeous enough to last a lifetime! Reykjavik was cute and classy and the hills were just as gorgeous as we expected and the HIKING AND THE WATERFALLS were WOW. <3

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    1. DUDE I REMEMBER BEING IN AWE LOOKING AT THOSE ICELAND PICS ON YOUR IG <3 that is way too freakin cool

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  12. THESE. PHOTOS. ARE. ABSOLUTELY. STUNNING. I CANNOT EVEN.

    I hope to see all the beautiful places that you were able to capture. <3 You make it sound heavenly.

    xx Kenzie | www.paperpizzablog.com

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