The 1975– It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) (Song Sunday #14)

Greetings! Recently, I've really gotten into the English band The 1975 (including last week's post here). This week, I want share another song from them I've gotten hooked on. Titled "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)," it's a 1970's/1980's-inspired power ballad that's sure to get you hooked within seconds of listening to it. …

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Destination: Reims, France

Bonjour! While staying in Paris during my week-long vacation in October, I took a couple of day trips to other cities not so far away. Aside from visiting the majestic château de Chenonceau, I also decided to take a day trip to Reims, located about an hour east of Paris and known for being in …

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Destination: Château de Chenonceau, France

Bonjour! Known as one of the most famous châteaux in France (let alone in the Loire Valley), château de Chenonceau is a distinctive beauty, with part of its structure suspended over the river. Having been to a few other châteaux in the Loire Valley already (including the equally-famous château de Chambord), I knew that I had to make it …

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Destination: Paris, France (October 2018 Edition, Part 2)

Bonjour! The first two nights in Paris during my five-night stay over the October holidays were pretty busy with sightseeing and (lots of) eating. This isn't to say that the next three nights were calm, though-- in fact, I still did quite a bit, all the while balancing it with day trips to other places …

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Man Crush Monday: Sami Hossny

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday" series. Today features none other than Sami Hossny, a Bulgarian actor and fitness trainer who's absolutely beautiful in many ways. I first came across Hossny through a "Dating Beyond Borders" video titled "You Know You Are Dating a Bulgarian Man When..." Since then, I've become smitten. While …

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The 1975– TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME (Song Sunday #13)

Greetings! It's been a minute, but in any case, welcome to this week's "Song Sunday." Today's track is that from the English band The 1975: titled "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME," it's a cryptic, but also evident track about love and the infidelity that comes along with it. https://youtu.be/4fxPQUKfim4 Although I'd heard about The 1975 before, I hadn't actually …

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Woman Crush Saturday: Paloma Renee

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Woman Crush" issue, in which I feature my current female celebrity crush. This month is none other than Paloma Renee (or Paloma Palau), who is a YouTuber, comedian, lesbian, and polyglot (seriously, she speaks Chinese!). I first came across her through an interview with Andrew Hale, in which she discussed …

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LGBT Bars in Paris

Bonjour! Ah, Paris...the City of Love...it's no surprise then that plenty of travelers-- couples or not-- come to this French capital to experience romance. From the elegant Haussmann architecture to the narrow, cobblestone streets littered with cute cafes and patisseries, there's the opportunity to bask in the city's beauty with a loved one. I'm sure …

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