wandering: versailles





versailles was spur of the moment. it was remembering how much i had always wanted to see it on one of our last days in paris. it was dashing down the rainy gray sidewalks and buying tickets at a tour office. it was so exciting.

versailles getting up early and missing breakfast and filling ourselves with chocolate croissants and mini cream-filled doughnuts instead. because why wouldn't you? what else does one do when they are in love and in paris?

it was taking a bus and watching france pass the window in pastel blurs like marble and sunlight, all dressed up with rows of cottage like townhouses with beautiful architecture that seemed a little german-influenced to me. it was quickly eating the rest of my croissant because you can't bring food into a palace but you can't throw away a chocolate croissant either.

versailles was crisp morning air and sunlight as clear and sweet as nectar. it was crystal and gold and and mirrors mirrors mirrors. hallways marie antoinette once walked. golden walls warm with the sunlight. wide eyed me, trying to hear everything our tour guide was saying through my earbuds.

the hall of mirrors was the best part (google it because my lens didn't do the enormity of the room justice) and i wished i could stay until after closing and just lay in the middle of the floor and look up the the twinkling chandeliers and pretend they were stars in the dusty moonlight reflecting off the sheer glass walls.

versailles was roaming the gardens and weaving among the topiaries and snapping pictures and laughing and striking yoga poses and running around like two children in the warm sunlight.

and of course it was crepes after that.

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OK I HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO TELL YOU.

it's a relief to finally take a quick break from desk work to post this fun little sketch of versailles, (which is well worth visiting if you find yourself in France) because it's something i've been wanting to post for quite a while. if you've been hanging out with me here on the goodness revolt for a bit, you know that traveling is in my blood - i love grabbing my backpack and heading out on adventures (and writing about them!!! that's one of the best parts!!)

wandering will forever be part of the goodness revolt, and you can expect 'wandering' posts just as frequently as i've been endeavoring to post them. however, as my husband and I travel more and more, i begin to find myself longing for a larger space to facilitate my madly-scribbled chronicles of our adventures and globe trots.

all that said, after lots of dreaming, planning, and encouraging discussion with Tyler, I decided now was as good a time as any to branch out and create a little extra room to share about travel, wanderlust, trips, and all things wandering. i've started a new chapter - a companion blog, as i like to think of it - a sweet little online space called An Adventure Called Us.

I'll let it speak for itself, but in a nutshell - yes! I've started a travel blog! I'm very excited to share more about our adventures (aaaand have a place to dump all my many, many, many travel photos, haha!).

So if you like my wandering posts here on the goodness revolt, you may just like what i'm blogging about over on An Adventure Called Us. ;) (hit up our instagram account here, I'll be posting LOTS of adventure shots.)



Alright, you know the drill! Tell me about the last BEST adventure YOU had below in the comments! was it close by?? thousands of miles away??? did you get there by pane, boat, car... space shuttle? (if you say space shuttle, pls take me with you next time)



stay stoked,
kate


22 comments

  1. Aww these pictures brightened my day! Versailles is on the top of my must-see-before-I-die list and I loved living vicariously through your travel post. Also excuse me while I go follow your new blog!! It's so cute!

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    1. Can't wait for you to visit there sometime, Hannah!! You will love it .I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, your kind words mean so much <3

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  2. Oh my goodness, Versailles looks absolutely beautiful. I've always wanted to visit there- the books that I've read about it are fascinating.

    I am in LOVE with your new blog!! It's absolutely beautiful. I'm so pumped to follow along!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH GA!!! <3 you are the best. and I think you would love it there, it would totally match your queen aesthetic, js

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  3. Versailles!!! My cousins live in Paris, and while my family lived in Belgium for a couple years we would visit them a lot. AND YET WE NEVER WENT TO VERSAILLES?! It looks so gorgeous, I love your photography! So excited to check out the new travel blog-maybe I'll see some places I've visited! =D

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    1. Belgium?! That is EPIC!! :O I'd love to go there sometime! And I think you would love Versailles, Micaiah! Thank you so much for your sweet, encouraging words and the comment on my new blog <3

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  4. I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY. <333

    xx Kenzie | www.paperpizzablog.com

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  5. Versailles is AESTHETIC PARADISE. Those gardens are nothing short of incredible.

    What?!? SO COOL, Kate. I can't wait to read all about yours and Tyler's adventures.

    best.
    k.

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    1. I feel like you would love it there Keira! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words, they mean so much to me. Love you girl!!

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  6. THIS POST MADE ME SO HAPPY. OHMY.

    xxx

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    1. You are the sweetest Amelia Ruth! thank you so much!!

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  7. A TRAVEL BLOG?? AAAAHHHHHHH!!! I SUPPOSE DREAMS COME TRUE AFTER ALL!! AAAAHHHH! Your travel writing prose is STUNNING and GORGEOUS and can you please teach me to write like you do?? <333

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    1. Girl you are an awesome writer! Thank you so much for the kind words and for the excitement over the new blog, can't wait to see what you think of the new posts!!

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  8. stunning. the pictures, your writing, all of it. And how exciting that there's a new blog!!! A new chapter. :)

    P.S. Just got Worlds Beneath and I am gobbling it up. <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you so much for the excitement over the new blog Evangeline! I can't wait to hear what you think of Worlds Beneath!!!!

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  9. What a magnificent palace. And the photos are really well shot.

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  10. THESE PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS. Versailles is on my list of places to go someday; it promises to be AMAZING.

    (SO PUMPED for your travel blog: can't wait to see more photos!)

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    1. AHHHHHHHH so excited for you to go there one day soon, Hanne!! I want to hear all about it when you do <3 thank you so much for the excitement about the new blog! I means a lot to me <3

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  11. Those pics are beautiful! And oh my gosh a travel blog!! That's so awesome!!

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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  12. "it was quickly eating the rest of my croissant because you can't bring food into a palace but you can't throw away a chocolate croissant either." - Yes. Yes. Yes :D

    Thanks so much for sharing this!!! The photos are beautiful and your writing just catapults me into the moment.

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