Happy St. Patrick’s Day (& Friday links)

Do you do anything to mark the occasion? Are your kids dressed in green? Here’s last year’s 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, if you’re in the mood (including a list of spring cocktails that would all be a fitting alternative to green beer).

We’ve been busy getting ready for our trip to Thailand, so I sort of forgot about the holiday this year. I think perhaps a box of Lucky Charms might be a good way to mark it in cases like that, right?

Have a great weekend! Some links of note…

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Daytrip: Petaluma in Sonoma, CA

We had a few friends in college who grew up in Petaluma; they’d invite us to their hometown for the quirky Butter & Egg Days Parade and to take us antique shopping during one of the annual fairs. And a friend of mine opened a jazz club there after graduation. More recently we’re likely to find ourselves on its fringes, visiting the area dairy farms or passing through on the way to the coast. It had been a while since I’d been to its charming historic downtown.

I took these photos of Maude, my favorite of the shops we found, on our last visit and collected some suggestions for anyone looking for a daytrip into Sonoma.

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How to beat Jet Lag

We’ve messed with our circadian rhythms in the name of vacation many times, but no matter how much travel experience one has, jet lag is always a bummer. In anticipation of our upcoming trip to Thailand, I’ve been reading up on strategies the pros—like pilots and flight attendants—swear by to get over it quickly. Here’s a list of their and my top tips…

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