about the cool aunt


Welcome to TheCoolAunt.com – I’m glad you’re here!

I’m Susan Barnes, and five years ago, I became an aunt for the first time. Well, a biological aunt, anyway – we’ve been ‘aunt’ and ‘uncle’ to our friends’ kids for year. I also became a PANK (professional aunt no kids).

Since our nephew Charlie was born, we’ve had such fun with him – from teaching him to swim in the Gulf of Mexico to jumping our hearts out on a bounce pillow. Though he lives nearly 500 miles away, being with him, I feel like a kid again – a feeling with which most of us adults have lost touch.

Professionally, I’m a travel writer (visit me on travlingirl.com if you’d like to see some of my work), and it’s time that Charlie go on adventures with me (if his mom agrees)!

Join us as we embark on our adventures, whether far off, or in our own backyards. And if you’d like to partner with us, please feel free to contact me: 813.751.9518, or susan@thecoolaunt.com.

This site design is Charlie-approved.