Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

After eight or nine trips overseas, Andrew and I are pretty seasoned travelers.  With each trip, we learn something new that will improve our experience, such as having the right footwear or packing less and keeping our bags light.  When we first started traveling in 2007, we didn’t dream of buying toiletries in-country and the thought of renting a car didn’t even cross our minds.  Now, we don’t think anything of popping into a pharmacy for toothpaste (In fact, it’s fun!) and we can’t imagine NOT having our own vehicle, at least for part of any trip.  But, this year’s voyage across the ocean was going to be a little different with me being pregnant (into my third trimester), and I wanted to be as prepared as possible.

Now that I’m back, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about traveling while pregnant based on my own experience. Continue reading “Tips for Traveling While Pregnant”

play time (or, THP: Chapter Five)

(This is part five in a series about The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin.  To start at the beginning, click here. )

Yet again, Gretchen strikes a chord with me when she says, “I prepared to work doggedly  at fun and to be serious about joking around.”  I have to actually WORK at having ‘fun,’ and ‘joking around’ doesn’t even sound like much fun to me at all.  Sometimes, I’m a regular old stick in the mud.   Continue reading “play time (or, THP: Chapter Five)”