My Travel Year in Instagram Photos for 2015

From leahtravels.com by Leah Walker
My Travel Year in Instagram Photos for 2015

Compared to my travel stats for 2013 and 2014, this year seems sedentary, with only two continents and eight countries visited. The beginning of 2015 was spent in Texas taking care of my health. And at the end of March, I moved to Paris. Looking back, I can’t believe how much my life has evolved in a mere 365 days.

For the first time in recent memory, I felt perfectly satisfied simply being still. There was no inner voice pushing me to move. I loved having a routine and slipping into the same bed most nights. Despite my contentment, I traveled extensively throughout France. During my multiple campaigns with Atout France {Fall for France/Top French Cities, France Wine Travels, 24 Hours in Paris} and personal trips, I managed to visit ten French Regions: Lower Normandy, Midi-Pyrénées, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Île-de-France.

I’ve come to realize that quality is far more important than quantity, whether that be shoes, people, or travel. In 2015, I only visited two new countries and marked four items off my to-do list. I’m just fine with that, because the bulk of my travel time was invested in the places that I love most–France, Austria, and Texas.

I’d love it you’d follow along on Instagram {Leah Travels}. My 2016 is already shaping up to be an exciting year.

Mountains

 

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” –Edward Abbey

You really have to see it to believe it. #Italy #Lazio

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 30, 2015 at 12:20pm PDT

Italy, you are FANTASTICO! #Craco #Basilicata

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 4, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT

I rode a bike down that road this morning and lived to post this photo. #BigMomentsCOS @VisitCOS @VisitColorado #Colorado #VisitColorado

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 16, 2015 at 4:17pm PDT

❤️❤️ #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:55am PDT

My happy place #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 11, 2015 at 6:24am PDT

W is for 'Walker' #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps #kitzbuhel

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 13, 2015 at 6:43am PDT

This view is worth the cold, rainy weather that has blanked Salzburg the last few days. WOW! #insalzburg #som50 #VisitAustria

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 17, 2015 at 6:25am PDT

Architecture

 

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”―Winston Churchill

I French blue. #France #VikingCruises #Rhone

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 5, 2015 at 9:24am PDT

The front doors of Notre Dame de la Garde looking out to la Rade of #Marseille. #TopFrenchCities #TravelMarseille #fallforfrance #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 16, 2015 at 6:41am PDT

Concrete. Steel. Glass. Liege-Guillemins Station designed by Santiago Calatrava #Belgium #Liege #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 29, 2015 at 1:38am PDT

Stairway to Heaven #Ghent #Gent #Belgium #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 1, 2015 at 3:53am PDT

I half expected ferries and gnomes to appear in the Trulli in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the most touristic site that @luxeadventuretrvlr and I have visited in our road trip. #AlberobelloExperience #Italy #Puglia

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 5, 2015 at 2:41am PDT

It's difficult to believe that I'd never visited the Paris Opera before Monday. I was privileged to wander the historical building after it was closed and climb to the top of the roof. I even think I heard the Phantom singing. This opportunity was definitely worth the wait. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #topparisphoto

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 21, 2015 at 6:34am PDT

The Protestant chapel of the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel is a modern work of art. #BigMomentsCOS @VisitCOS @VisitColorado #Colorado #VisitColorado

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:52pm PDT

The refurbished staircase of Caumont Centre d'Art in Aix-en-Provence #Provence #France #aixenprovence #travelfrance @tourismepaca #provenceaixperience

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:48am PST

If you're ever in Provence, go to Abbaye du Thoronet and sing in the church. This abbey from the 12th century has the most spectacular acoustics I've ever heard. Really incredible! This is one of the halls that surrounds the cloister. The light…really, I can't describe how special the light is in Provence. #travelfrance #France #Provence

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 18, 2015 at 12:12pm PST

Dusk at Palais Royal #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 3, 2015 at 1:23pm PST

Old meets the new along the Rhine in Germany. #Germany #vikingcruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 9, 2015 at 4:32am PST

Flowers

 

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”―Victor Hugo

It's bluebonnet season in the #Texas Hill Country. I spotted these beauties today near La Grange on the way from #Houston to #Austin.

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Mar 25, 2015 at 2:46pm PDT

It's all in the details. #Brussels #Belgium #Bruxelles #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 28, 2015 at 1:38pm PDT

I was surprised to see lavender in the truffle orchard. However, the land surrounding the trees is made to be bio-diverse and filled with bees, rabbits, ants, and flowers. Nobody truly understands how the truffle is born, so they try to mimic a natural environment. It's just one of the things I learned on the @courvoisiercognac Gourmet Tour today. #CognacTravels #FranceWineTravels #Cognac #France #MyCVJourney #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 15, 2015 at 10:08am PDT

No nook is too small for flowers in France. #FranceWineTravels #CognacTravels #Cognac #France #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 16, 2015 at 5:15am PDT

Oh, Italy! You've put on a show this week. #LaMarche #Italy #Recanati

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 6, 2015 at 11:17am PDT

It's important to get away from Paris from time to time and experience more of what France has to offer. This morning I made the four-hour drive to Brittany and Domaine de La Bretesche, a gorgeous property by @bessesignaturehotels and @relaischateaux. #France #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 30, 2015 at 10:37am PDT

Last night when I arrived to @closdesroses it was dark. This morning I was surprised to see a field of flowers, especially in November. Splendid! #Provence #travelfrance #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:11am PST

Sunrise and Sunset

 

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever”–Horace Mann

Reward for getting up early: this #Nice sunrise along the promenade. #TopFrenchCities #fallforfrance #NiceTourisme #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 14, 2015 at 12:19am PDT

Dreaming of the French Riviera this summer? New on my site, "48 Hours in Nice, France" Link in the profile #Nice #France #TravelFrance #TopFrenchCities #TravelNice

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 22, 2015 at 5:51am PDT

This Mediterranean sunset view was my reward for braving the heart-attack inducing south Italian drivers. #Italy #Basilicata #sunset

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 1, 2015 at 2:33pm PDT

Sunset and cocktails on the bank of the Seine. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 9, 2015 at 1:23pm PDT

I had a front-row seat tonight for this spectacular show. #Paris #France #19eme #parisjetaime #sunset #topparisphoto

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 2, 2015 at 3:43pm PDT

Early-morning flights have their rewards. #Paris #France #visitfrance #parisjetaime #sunrise #8eme #topparisphoto

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 4, 2015 at 9:55pm PDT

Oh, pretty, pretty Petit Palais… #Paris #France #parisjetaime #sunset

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 8, 2015 at 11:52am PDT

Sunrise bike ride in Cologne #Germany #Cologne #vikingcruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 10, 2015 at 1:02am PST

Portraits

 

“Slow down, take time, allow yourself to be wildly diverted from your plan. People are the soul of the place; don’t forget to meet them and enjoy their company as you explore a place.”―David duChemin

Morning reflection in the Grand Tinel, which is the pope's dining room, of Palais des Papes. #Avignon #France #VikingCruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 7, 2015 at 1:23am PDT

The early bird gets the fish. #TopFrenchCities #Nice #NiceTourisme #fallforfrance #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 14, 2015 at 2:06am PDT

Rain or shine, nothing will keep a Parisian from a good book. #Paris #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 4, 2015 at 10:02am PDT

It's a slow Monday morning at the book store. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #topparisphoto

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 20, 2015 at 7:07am PDT

Afternoon at the park #Paris #France #dog

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 10, 2015 at 7:09am PDT

Take me to church… #Mons #Belgium #Doudou #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 30, 2015 at 2:53pm PDT

After Saint George defeats the dragon, the adrenaline finally wears off and exhaustion follows for both the police and crowd. Another Lumeçon goes down in history. #Mons #Belgium #Doudou #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 31, 2015 at 2:48pm PDT

Post-Bastille Day Parade cigarette #Paris #France #parisjetaime #14juillet #BastilleDay

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:31am PDT

Meet Dave, a retired teacher and volunteer at the Garden of the Gods new visitor center. I arrived just in time to hear his talk on Zebulon Pike, the American explorer who the 14,115 foot mountain is named after. At least 6'5", Dave donned a uniform that Pike would have worn, complete with a sword. #BigMomentsCOS @VisitCOS @VisitColorado #Colorado #VisitColorado #PikesPeak

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 15, 2015 at 4:18pm PDT

Trees

 

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”―William Blake

Signs of spring are starting to show in #Lyon #France. #VikingCruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 3, 2015 at 8:39am PDT

Apricot trees and Syrah vines share the same soil near Tain-L'Hermitage. #France #RhoneValley #VikingCruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:08pm PDT

It's like gold is falling from the sky in #Nice. The city is so spectacular that it's a distinct possibility. #TopFrenchCities #TravelNice #Nice #France #NiceTourisme

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:52am PDT

An evening walk through the gardens of L'Yeuse #FranceWineTravels #CognacTravels #Cognac #France #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 18, 2015 at 1:36pm PDT

The sun shines through the arches of bougainvilleas on my suite's terrace. #Italy #Basilicata

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:55am PDT

I took the same photo last September. The gardens are still just as beautiful to me a year later. #Versailles #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:50pm PDT

'You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.' –Tom Hiddleston #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 11, 2015 at 8:42am PDT

The gates aren't the only thing golden at Parc Monceau. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 12, 2015 at 6:37am PDT

Mother Nature and the Iron Lady make for an unbeatable combination. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #colormeautumn #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 23, 2015 at 11:05am PDT

Père Lachaise Cemetery gets its name from King Louis XIV's confessor, Father François d'Aix de La Chaise. It's the largest cemetery in Paris and is the final resting place for Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Frédéric Chopin, and Honoré Balzac. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #colormeautumn

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 24, 2015 at 10:32am PDT

Autumn #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 6, 2015 at 9:34am PST

Could I transplant last week's weather in Provence to Paris? Is that too much to ask? Just look at the persimmon tree and green grass at @alainducasse's hotel, L'Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle. It's incredible to think it's mid-November.☀️☀️☀️ #France #travelfrance #provence

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 24, 2015 at 3:34am PST

It's official. Christmas has come to Paris with the rising of the @galerieslafayette tree. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 13, 2015 at 6:59am PST

Good morning, Germany. #Germany #vikingcruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 7, 2015 at 11:35pm PST

Black and White

 

“To see in color is a delight for the eye, but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”–Andri Cauldwell

Diagonal shadows #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 7, 2015 at 1:30pm PDT

Midnight on the metro #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 9, 2015 at 3:00pm PDT

Friday evening stroll #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 10, 2015 at 1:32pm PDT

One way to spend a rainy afternoon in Paris: Wander the arcades. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:41am PDT

As seen at the Black and White Photography exhibition in the Albertina Museum #vienna_city #Austria #Vienna

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 6, 2015 at 5:39am PDT

A French bulldog standing watch in a store along Rue Saint-Honoré #Paris #France #parisjetaime #dogsofinstagram

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 9, 2015 at 2:21am PDT

She caught my eye while walking in Parc Monceau. Later, she sat on the bench next to me and relished the cool, autumn air. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 12, 2015 at 11:05am PDT

Terrace sitting is a huge part of the local French culture, especially in classic Parisian cafés like Les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Don't forget to submit your photos for the #FocusFSChallenge by @FourSeasons. This Instagram contest is designed around four themed photography challenges: “Design and Architecture,” “Local Culture,” “Nature’s Wonder,” and “Me, in the Moment.” Contest entrants should use the hashtag #FocusFSChallenge to share their images on Instagram, and must enter using the entry form on fourseasonsmagazine.com. Four Seasons will showcase the entries of six finalists on Instagram @FourSeasons and on Four Seasons Magazine, inviting followers to vote for their favorites. The Instagrammers with the most popular photos at the end of the contest* will win one of three dream trips and photographic expeditions: a European tour at @fsbudapest and @fsprague; a Hawaiian holiday at @fsmaui and @fsHualalai; or a California getaway at @beverlywilshire (a Four Seasons Hotel) and @fssantabarbara To enter the contest and for more details, visit Focus on Four Seasons and follow hashtags #FocusFS and #FocusFSChallenge. Full contest rules are available on fourseasons.com. *The Challenge is open to residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the U.K. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:52am PDT

Night falls #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 3, 2015 at 1:28pm PST

My heart aches for my adopted home country and city. This was an attack on not only France, but the Western way of life. It's senseless, and I struggle to wrap my head around these horrific events. ❤️❤️ #Paris #France #jesuisparis #prayforparis

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 14, 2015 at 1:16am PST

#Paris #France #parisjetaime #parisperfect #eiffeltower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 18, 2015 at 10:06am PST

Booze

 

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”–Dean Martin

Santé, #Nice. #TopFrenchCities #fallforfrance #NiceTourisme #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 14, 2015 at 7:59am PDT

Almost too pretty to drink. @thepeninsulaparis #Paris #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 12, 2015 at 11:07am PDT

Lunch at @fsparis starts just as one would expect. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #24hoursinparis #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 12, 2015 at 5:57am PDT

Not often does Cognac come from a single growing area, but generally from a blend of different ages and crus. However, it can also be made exclusively from a particular cru, like this Borderies bottle from @camuscognac. Borderies is comprised of about 4,000 hectares and is the smallest of the crus, which makes it the most rare. Brandy from Borderies has flowery aromas and tends to suit the feminine palate. This lady liked it very much. #FranceWineTravels #CognacTravels #Cognac #France #visitfrance

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:17pm PDT

Hey…Hey…another glass of rosé. This one is with a view of the Adriatic Sea. I gotta mix things up, you know? #Puglia #Italy

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 5, 2015 at 8:09am PDT

The birds in Austria love beer, too. #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps #Innsbruck

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 12, 2015 at 5:56am PDT

Gin + sparkling water + lemon + pine cone infused liquor #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps #kitzbuhel

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 13, 2015 at 11:28am PDT

Santa visited me early! For the next three nights, I'll be calling the 7th arrondissement home thanks to @parisperfectrentals. Four terraces that wrap around the top floor are just one of the many reasons why I will have to be dragged out of this apartment. #parisperfect #Paris #France #eiffeltower #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 17, 2015 at 10:25am PST

Water

 

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”–Norman Maclean

Morning in #Marseille. #TopFrenchCities #TravelMarseille #fallforfrance #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 17, 2015 at 3:43am PDT

End of the week on the Mediterranean. #Basilicata #Maratea #Italy

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 3, 2015 at 10:55am PDT

Last day in Italy, so I spent it on the beach with @luxeadventuretrvlr. #Italy #Veneto

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:26am PDT

Lake of Love ❤️❤️❤️ #Bruges #Brugge #Belgium #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 1, 2015 at 8:17am PDT

Maienweg Lake #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 10, 2015 at 4:48am PDT

Sunny Sunday in September #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 20, 2015 at 1:38pm PDT

Reflections of autumn #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 2, 2015 at 12:27am PST

Morning cruising through Germany on the Rhine River #Germany #vikingcruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 9, 2015 at 1:48am PST

I love visiting train stations in Europe. The main station in Amsterdam does not disappoint. It's back to Paris I go. Thanks to @viking_cruises and @priscillapilon for a great trip and @raileurope for supporting my train habit. #Amsterdam #Netherlands #vikingcruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 12, 2015 at 2:23am PST

Street

 

“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”―Charlotte Eriksson

Sometimes it pays to make a wrong turn or two. #Avignon #France #VikingCruises

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 7, 2015 at 1:34pm PDT

One of the many charming streets in #Poitiers, where multiple centuries of architecture is seen. #TopFrenchCities #fallforfrance #TravelPoitiers #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 11, 2015 at 4:22am PDT

The prettiest street in Mons #Belgium #Mons #RailEurope

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 30, 2015 at 5:25am PDT

Forever and ever ❤️❤️❤️ #Paris #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:22am PDT

Easy like Sunday morning #Puglia #Italy

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 5, 2015 at 8:25am PDT

An afternoon in Innsbruck's Old Town #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Innsbruck

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:28am PDT

My Texas time was short, but much needed. Now, it's back to Paris I go. It's crazy how much I miss the city when I'm gone. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #montmartre

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 29, 2015 at 11:37am PDT

Moi

 

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”―Roman Payne

This water is so dreamy. I can't think of a more spectacular setting for the #FallForFrance shoot in #Marseille. I can't wait to see the final photos with the actual models. #TravelMarseille #France

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Apr 17, 2015 at 11:16am PDT

How do I beat the Texas heat? Texas Honey Cider and Austin Monthly Magazine soaking in the pools of Barton Creek Greenbelt. #Austin #Texas #TexasTech #TTU

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 9, 2015 at 1:00pm PDT

'Paris is like a love story, you only remember the sunny days.' –Lisa Gachet #Home #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:25pm PDT

Today, I really grabbed the horse by the tail. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #topparisphoto

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 20, 2015 at 2:26pm PDT

The next installment of James Bond 007 that is coming out in October was filmed here during winter. #VisitAustria #MyAustria #LoveTirol #Austria #Alps

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:56am PDT

Austria is one of my happy places. #som50 #insalzburg #VisitAustria

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 17, 2015 at 1:15pm PDT

To say I'm obsessed with this year's autumn colors in Paris would be an understatement. Thanks to @artnoshoot for capturing this photo. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 7, 2015 at 3:32am PST

Happening right now with @helipassfrance. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 9, 2015 at 7:08am PST

New on my site, '5 Pulse-Raising Things to do in Tyrol, Austria.' #Tyrol #Tirol #Innsbruck #Stanton #TBT #visitaustria #austria

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 17, 2015 at 1:26am PST

Cheers to the weekend! ✨✨ #Paris #France #parisjetaime #parisperfect : @artnoshoot

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 18, 2015 at 1:57pm PST

Madame Eiffel

 

“I look to the right as I cross the bridge and smile to see the tip of the Eiffel Tower soaring over rooftops in the distance on the other side of the river. I’ve seen it in photographs a thousand times, but seeing it in person for the first time reminds me that I’m really, truly here, thousands of miles away, across an ocean from home.”–Kristin Harmel

For sale #Paris #France #Trocadero #EiffelTower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 3, 2015 at 1:38pm PDT

Home sweet home #Paris #France #EiffelTower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on May 25, 2015 at 3:39pm PDT

When @visitfrance and @paris_jetaime asked if they could help design my perfect day in Paris, I was thrilled. As I pondered the possibilities, I realized that my day as a resident of Paris looked much different than it did as a visitor. There wasn't a museum or monument anywhere on the itinerary. So, what did I do? Check out my latest post, 'One Perfect Day in Paris' for details. The link is in my profile. #Paris #France #parisjetaime #topparisphoto #sunset

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:06am PDT

Bon week-end à tous! #Paris #France #parisjetaime #EiffelTower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Sep 18, 2015 at 10:05am PDT

A rainy start to this Paris morning #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 6, 2015 at 2:43am PDT

'Paris is the greatest temple ever built to material joys and the lust of the eyes.' –Henry James #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 24, 2015 at 5:04am PDT

Tonight in the City of Light #Paris #France #parisjetaime #sunset

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Oct 25, 2015 at 1:05pm PDT

Sunday's sunset is worth another look. #Paris #France #parisjetaime

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 2, 2015 at 1:39pm PST

Thank you for all the messages of concern during this horrific time in Paris. I'm safe, but I ask that your thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost their lives in these needless acts of violence, their families, Paris, and the whole of France. #Paris #France #jesuisparis ❤️

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Nov 13, 2015 at 3:55pm PST

The light #Paris #France #sunset #parisjetaime #eiffeltower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:04pm PST

Parisian Sunrise #Paris #France #parisjetaime #parisperfect #eiffeltower #sunrise

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 19, 2015 at 3:00am PST

Iron Lace #Paris #France #parisjetaime #parisperfect #eiffeltower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 19, 2015 at 8:15am PST

This little light of mine… #Paris #France #parisjetaime #eiffeltower

A photo posted by Leah Walker (@leahtravels) on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:11am PST

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