A magical, bittersweet, vacation in County Kilkenny, Ireland

I spent St. Patrick’s Day at the Enchanted Mill Cottage in Kells, population 280. I'd come to Ireland for a month to celebrate the life of the world's best dad and to scatter his ashes in our ancestral home. The Irish reminded me of everything I loved about my dad — emotionally intense, rugged people, genuine out of necessity, loyal to the core.


7 travel tips for introverts

I'm on summer vacation and technically unemployed until my PhD starts in the fall, so I'm spending about a month traveling to see family and friends. I'll be staying with my mom, my in-laws, my cousin, and three separate pairs of friends, all at their homes. As an introvert, I find that there are a few things I can do, while spending time at various homes, to make sure I'm recharged in order to enjoy the high amounts of social time for the next month…


6 tips for a third trimester babymoon

My husband and I recently took a weekend-long babymoon to Galveston, Texas while I was 37 weeks pregnant. We learned a lot about the do’s and don’ts of a having a successful trip. Our lessons are here for you so that you might get the most out of your third trimester babymoon…