Episode 26: return destinations

Been there, done that!  But you can’t help but think that you could have done it better.  Tips and tricks for optimally re-visiting already trod travel-ground.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

0:24 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio)
Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake

1:06 – Gail visits Piper J in Seattle for a local signing

1:33 – PodCon!

2:17 – All the food. Place PigalleStoryville, and more!

3:48 – Dealing with TSA shutdowns

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Main Topic – Returning

6:59 – Identifying “worthwhile returns”

7:19 – Piper => Thailand; Travel has changed significantly

9:20 – Intentionally packing “unmentionables” on top of checked bags as a deterrent

10:28 – Piper’s things to do differently:

  • pay to have laundry done
  • bring a light jacket (for inside)
  • carry on only (interchangeable clothes)
  • seek out brand new experiences (Elephant Reserve)
  • find and hoard old childhood favorites

17:58 – Gail’s romanticized return destinations:

  • don’t be sick while there (Lake Como, Italy)
  • for food! (Singapore)
  • get a rialita (Hawaii)
  • eat more localised comfort food, that aren’t available elsewhere (Cusco, Peru <- Alpaca, Llama, etc)

In general, be more adventurous with food eating and focus on local tastes that are difficult to find back home – Experiment!

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30:26 – The ladies discuss dream gadgets they’re still searching for

Gail – Need the perfect: neck pillow & carry on computer tote

 Piper – Weekender bag

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36:40 – Outro and thanks to: Producer Matt

Special thanks to Jordan for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening; Travel smart and pack the snacks!

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