January 1, 2013

2012 Gave Me a Piece of the World

I lived the good life in Costa Rica.

I left my heart in Paris...

and pretended to be a queen at the Castles of Bellinzona.

I held up a tower from falling.

And felt the magic of Florence as I walked her streets...

I studied the ruins of Pompeii.

And questioned if Ravello, Italy was Heaven.

I fell in love with Positano...

before I swam inside the Blue Grotto while a mermaid sang to me.

Anacapri's majestic beauty took my breath away, and filled my eyes with tears.

I stood amongst the ghosts of gladiators.

And wished for a return as I threw a penny into the Trevi.

I carefully wandered the rich rooms of the Vatican.

And took a scooter and watched the Euro Cup Final at Circus Maximus.

I found some of my favorite friends in Spain.

Then slept for a couple of hours before running with the bulls in Pamplona.

San Sebastian brought sunshine, sand and tapas.

Where to next??  I'm not sure, but the next adventure awaits...

Happy New Year!


Sarah Tucker said...

what an amazing adventure filled year, katie!! every picture is just stunning... and YOU make anacapri jealous with your beauty.

Rorie said...

Wow!! These pictures & your year were simply amazing!!
Happy 2013!!

Lauren said...

wow you had some amazing travels!! i love all your pictures!


Rebecca S. said...

WOW. I don't know if this can be topped! :)

Allison Jordan said...

Wow. Your pictures are remarkably gorgeous. What a lucky girl. Congratulations on your wonderful 2012 and best wishes for 2013!


Anonymous said...

What an amazing year! I will be going to Europe this summer (Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and Turkey) so your pictures just made me more excited!

Happy New Year!

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

Holy cow that's a lot of miles covered! Blessing for a new year!

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Libby said...

Such great adventures in 2012! Here's to many more in 2013! Happy New Year :)
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Olivia said...

Wow! You went to some amazing places - I hope 2013 is as good (if not better) for you than 2012 :)

Sara said...

all i can say is wow! i hope to travel to all the places you did someday!


Kamila Gornia said...

your life is amazing. I'm so jealous! Have a great new year!

Treasure Tromp said...

Oh my goodness what a year!! Hope that 2013 is just as adventurous. xoxo

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Sarah said...

Seriously, every picture is GORGEOUS! What an amazing year of travels!

Sarah Mira Park said...

I AM BEYOND JEALOUS of all your travel adventures! How did you manage to plan them? I hope 2013 has some great travel opportunities for me!

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jin jinfitness said...

your photos are AMAZING!! I am hoping to travel more this year



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Lindsay said...

What an amazing year! Here's to an adventurous 2013. I stumbled upon your blog and love your outlook on life. So happy I found it!

Anonymous said...

What a great post to look back and remember all of your journeys this year. Happy New Year!

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Anonymous said...

What a great post to look back and remember all of your journeys this year. Happy New Year!

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Stephanie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS photos. I went to Europe this summer, but I'm dying to going to Costa Rica. It looks amazing. I'm your newest follower, and I adore your blog! feel free to stop by and check out mine if you get the chance. Happy New Year!

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Jessica said...

Simply stunning. Happiest New Year to you!

Brie Groves said...

What a dream!! How I would love to go visit all of those places!!

Megan said...

I loved looking at all your fun filled adventures from the past year! I am researching a vacation for my boyfriend and myself to costa rica so those few pictures were my favorite. I love your blog and you are so pretty!

danica said...

lovely pictures! happy new year! :)

Tiffany said...

What an amazing year of travel and experiences! Great photos! You inspire me!


Anonymous said...

Wow! What an amazing year of travel, Katie! I can't wait to see more from you! Happy New Year!

boardwalksandboulevards said...

Can't wait to read about your next adventures! Happy New Year!

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Anonymous said...

Ummm, AMAZING! What a year. Here's to a magical 2013.


Brittany LeSueur said...

So jealous! Italy looks like a dream!! We are hoping to escape to Costa Rica this year so I am excited to go back and read through your pots again! Glad you had such a terrific year!! You deserve it!

SreeBindu said...

wishing you a gorgeous and happy new year.

Jessica B - crafty_chic_girl said...

how amazing!!! i'd love to be able to visit even just one of those lovely places...

l.c.s. said...

Amazing pictures. I am really jealous of everywhere you went last year and you have inspired me to travel too!


toi said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures and travels. I LOVE the pictures of the clouds, so mighty!

Anne Hill said...

So fun looking back at your travel photos! That's quite a year to try and top!

Kelli Anne said...

This is the most AMAZING post!!! Your pictures are incredible! Happy New Year!



Lynzy said...

Beautiful Roundup of your year! Your adventures are something that you will remember FOREVER <3

Caroline said...

Wait an amazing, adventure-filled year! It was so lovely reading your recaps and seeing your breathtaking photos from these locations... cannot wait to see where you go next! :)


Elisabeth @ Bella said...

such gorgeous memories - and such an incredibly filled year :) here's to an even more adventurous 2013 :)

Katlyn Rumbold said...

Looks like you had a blast in 2012!! I hope one day I can visit even one of the places you have gone!! Happy 2013:)

JennyScribbles said...

WOW looks like you had a truly amazing year!


Kerrin Chance said...

I LOVE all your vaca pix! They are amazing! Can't wait to travel!

Angela Joy Holmes said...

This post literally gave me goosebumps!! Particularly from Paris onto Rome... my heart longs to travel!
Such beauty, thanks for sharing :)

Shelly Z. said...

I literally want to take your exact trip (Europe). If you did a post on where you went, where you stayed, where you ate....I would book the same trip. It looks amazing and beautiful and perfect. I hope it felt that way!!!

Happy New Year!

Shannon said...

Your travels look amazing!! Looks like 2012 was an adventure filled year for you and your hubby. I wish you a wonderful 2013 as well. xo.

Laneé said...

Wow you really traveled this year, such an inspiration! Every picture is beautiful, I wish I would have taken better pics when I was in Europe. Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

These photos are amazing. I think that Paris is the next stop for my hubs and I. I know what you mean about questioning whether it's Heaven or not. When we honeymooned in Maui, I seriously felt like I WAS in Heaven…such a surreal feeling!!! Happy New Year! x

Mary said...

You look so effortlessly classic and stylish in all of your vacation pictures. You've inspired me to to look a little less like a homeless vagrant when I travel. :)

Dee said...

Looks like you had an amazing year. There is nothing better then travel with the person you love! Cheers to 2013!

Marisa said...

Such amazing pictures! Happy New Year!

xx Marisa


Tayyub Khakan said...

All pictures are so attractive so amazing post

Ellie Adams said...

Happy New Year! Your pictures of Italy are so beautiful, just looks like paradise, especially Anacapri and Ravello. Stunning!


Leanne said...

A most beautiful post. Your pictures are so inspirational. I've been to all those places except for Costa Rica. It was great to relive my experiences of these places through your encounters with them.

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Taylor Morgan said...

what a great year!! Love all the travels you did! Happy New Year!!



Whitney Cosgrave said...

WOW was this all in one year...? amazing.

Maria said...

What a sensational year!

Maria xx

Melanie Montgomery said...

Beautiful images and what an awesome adventure!

Elegantesque said...

you should go to sweden.... it's nice !!!


Giovanna said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like an amazing year!


Just Been Running said...

Your pictures are amazing! I would give anything to travel like that and see those places. I really hope to soon because this World is just so beautiful and you captured so many things perfectly! I absolutely love your blog and your style!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos!! I also made a wish for a return at the Trevi fountain ;)
What kind of camera did you use and did you do all those places in one trip or were those several different trips throughout the year? What an experience!

Huda said...

Awesome adventure and a great way to look back over the past year.

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Kimberly Bonham said...

These pics are AMAZING! I would love to be able to travel the world someday!

Elle Johns said...

WOW looks like an insanely fun trip!! So many places-thanks for the inspiration-definitely need to go on one of those soon!! :)

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Nadine K. said...

What a great story :) Love how you captured every moment :) xx, Nadine

Heather Pool said...

I love these pictures! (I get a little jealous- but that's my own problem- need to plan a trip to Italy!) Miss your blog posts. Hope you'll update soon.

Regine Karpel said...

I have a serious case of wanderlust now!
Amazing photos!
Come say hi!

Dee said...

Love your blog! Missing your posts! Hope you're well!


Altax said...

Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

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SarahLagen said...

Looks like an amazing year!!

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Hi , Katie, we miss you!
Kisses and hope everything is fine!

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Lou said...

I am planning a trip to Costa Rica next year. I can't wait. I'll have to look back at your posts to see all about your trip.



Lou said...

I am planning a trip to Costa Rica next year. I can't wait. I'll have to look back at your posts to see all about your trip.



C said...

Hi lovely. Hoping everything is okay on you end, missing the regular posts!

Lauren said...

Wow you visited so many wonderful places..very inspiring! How long did you travel for? Or were you there the whole year? So lucky !! xo

Julie Chiou said...

wow, what beautiful pictures and what a trip!! could i ask a question? where is that grey crossbody purse you're carrying around from? i'm going on my honeymoon in april and that seems perfect!!

Anonymous said...

What an exciting year 2012 was for you! And now 2013 is missing your posts! Hope all is well in your world.


Anonymous said...

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Victoria said...

yout photos are beautiful. so crisp and clear.

you're so lucky to have seen so many great places. they're all on my "to visit" list!

Rachel said...


What a beautiful recap on your year of adventures! Such beautiful photography and beautiful blog!

I admire your change of careers, I'm currently in the process of finding my "happy". Thank you for your inspiration!

Can't wait to see what you have in store next!!



Cassie said...

Wow, such beautiful photos. I'd have tears on my eyes, too. Glad I found your blog, tonight! x

jess said...

I am a new follower and just found you through the big Visa gift card giveaway and was struck by your gorgeous photos and the fact that you are ridiculously photogenic, not to mention I am insanely jealous of your travels. Looking forward to reading more!


Jho said...

I am in awe of all your pictures! I am planning my Europe trip this year and am definitely checking out the Amalfi Coast after viewing your amazing pictures. Which camera did you use for your trips?

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