Destination: the Vatican City

During our time in Rome this past December, my family and I booked a half-day visit to the Vatican-- just like with Rome, we'd already visited it over eleven years ago, but it'd been such a long time that we wanted to revisit it and capture its beauty once more. With that, we headed out …

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Destination: Rome, Italy (Part 2)

After my first night in Rome, I woke up around 8:00 and had breakfast before leaving the Airbnb by 9:00, as I had to meet my family (who was coming in that morning) at the "actual" Airbnb where we would be staying together for the next three to four nights. It was only a 10-minute …

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Dua Lipa– IDGAF (SSJ #69)

Happy Sunday, bloggers! This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" has been a recent obsession for me. From English singer Dua Lipa, "IDGAF" is a wonderful surprise, both musically and visually. https://youtu.be/Mgfe5tIwOj0 What makes this track so catchy is its militaristic drums in contrast with the melancholy licks of the guitar, as they battle between feeling sad …

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Destination: Lyon, France (fête des Lumières 2017, Day 3)

Bonjour! Just this past December, I had the opportunity to return for Lyon's world-famous fête des Lumières, which is a multi-night light show all over the city. With dozens of different exhibitions going on in town, it's certainly a feast for the eyes to welcome in the holiday season. Now, I'd gone for the fête …

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Destination: Lyon, France (fête des Lumières 2017, Day 2)

Bonjour! Just this past December, I had the opportunity to return for Lyon's world-famous fête des Lumières, which is a multi-night light show all over the city. With dozens of different exhibitions going on in town, it's certainly a feast for the eyes to welcome in the holiday season. Now, I'd gone for the fête …

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Destination: Lyon, France (fête des Lumières 2017, Day 1)

Bonjour! Just this past December, I had the opportunity to return for Lyon's world-famous fête des Lumières, which is a multi-night light show all over the city. With dozens of different exhibitions going on in town, it's certainly a feast for the eyes to welcome in the holiday season. Now, I'd gone for the fête …

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