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Episode 33: Most Memorable Flight

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake share their most memorable flights to date.

* new episode!

Where have you been? Nowhere, because shelter at home.

But! Piper and her partner, Matthew, look forward to a new apartment (in the same building) with more space.

Gail and her SO explore their neighborhood.

Main Topic

Piper’s most memorable flight – a positive memory of Piper’s first experience of Business Class on an international flight (very different from domestic First Class/Business Class).

Gail’s most memorable flight was very memorable, but not positive. And yet, it was quite the epic journey including a flight on a tiny “prop” plane.

Bonus runner up from Piper – tiny plane emergency evasive maneuvers!

Gadgets! 

Gail – Request to our listeners: the search for a perfect protein bar. What do you recommend?

Piper – Face masks, for many reasons.

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks!

Watch the video of Gail and Piper recording this episode live and uncut on YouTube!

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Episode 32: Iron Chef Airport and Listener Questions

Retrieved from the Repository: a lost episode has been recovered for our listeners in which Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake play “Iron Chef” Airport edition at the request of a listener.

*This episode was recorded more than a year prior to the current travel advisories and restrictions.

Where have you been? 

Piper was at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle and discussing the solutions hotel management implements to provide power outlets at the bedside.

Gail was at a vintage hotel for a writing retreat.

Question for listeners: Do you actually use the clock in a hotel room? Do you trust the clock alarm?

Main Topic

Challenge from a listener: “Iron Chef” Airport Bodega edition – you have 10 minutes and only an airport convenience store from which to select your entire meal. What do you select for dinner and how do you make it seem maximally palatable?

Piper did this at Phoenix Airport, at a convenience store in Terminal B and got lucky, so she also recalled a significantly smaller airport with a limited selection convenience store.

Gail goes for the smoothies and looks for SmartWater, then tries for hummus or string cheese and a salty snack of choice.

Gadgets! Another listener question: when you travel, is there a thing you collect as a memento of your travels?

Gail – silly, quirky shot glasses for her father, but mostly looks for consumables that are unique to the area for others and looks for jewelry or scarves for herself

Piper – used to collect shot glasses or challenge coins from military bases, also always on the lookout for souvenirs for friends and family

Shout out to fellow author, Myke Cole (https://mykecole.com/)

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks!

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Episode 31: Rituals To Remind You You’re Home

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake talk about rituals to remind you that you’re home — or home comforts.

* new episode!

Where have you been? Or rather, how has it been at home?

Piper and her partner rearranged their living room to sacrifice space for better sound buffering as they are each on separate videoconferencing as they work day jobs remotely. 

Gail and her partner rearranged their living room to open up more space, but need to set up curtain rods for videoconference background.

Main Topic

Rituals that remind Gail and Piper of home, that they’re home, and what they enjoy now.

Gadgets!

Gail – Korean Milk Sheet Mask (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H76M36L)

Piper – Epsom salts (https://www.amazon.com/Teals-Epsom-Salt-Bundle-Items/dp/B00RM1ZGTK)

Shout out to Piper’s singing rice cooker from Zojirushi (https://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-NS-TSC10-Uncooked-Cooker-1-0-Liter/dp/B0074CDG6C/)

Shout out to Etude House’s Sheet Masks (https://www.etude.com/int/en/index.php/pack-mask/mask-sheet.html)

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks!

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Episode 29: Best Buffets

Retrieved from the Repository: a lost episode has been recovered for our listeners in which Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss the best buffets they’ve experienced in their travels to date.

*This episode was recorded more than a year prior to the current travel advisories and restrictions.

Listener Question! Go-to toiletries

Piper packs her own shampoo and conditioner, at minimum. Longer trips require more supplies.

Gail packs her own facial wash and skin cream, etc.

They both pack dry shampoo for certain trips.

*Update: Piper now wears sunscreen.

Main Topic

Best Breakfast Buffets!

Gadgets!

Shh. Honest confessions of tucking a bit away for 2nd breakfast.

Gail – Ziploc baggie.

Piper – Hotel napkins.

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks!

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Episode 28: Squat the Seat

Retrieved from the Repository: a lost episode has been recovered for our listeners in which Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss seat choices and the angle of approach.

*This episode was recorded more than a year prior to the current travel advisories and restrictions.

Where have you been?

Piper had been through Orlando International airport and Gail discusses the deplorable lack of caffeine in the terminal she goes through at MCO.

Main Topic

Seat Preferences! Squatting the Aisle vs. Window

Gail is an Aisle only kinda girl.

Piper will take the aisle or the window, but prefers aisle for long trips.

Shout outs

SeatGuru

Gadgets!

GailClear2Go Water Bottle

PiperBlenderBottle

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks!

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Episode 27: From Travel Bag to Go Bag

We’re back! Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake return after an unplanned hiatus due to a myriad of technical difficulties.

Main Topic: Turning your travel bag into a Go Bag

Gadgets!

Gail – Pajama-esque comfy pants and tees

Piper – EC30 Clean Body Wash

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks!

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Episode 23: Bag Checking Protocol

When your trip requires enough luggage that you MUST check a bag, what does the experienced traveler do?

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