Episodes

Episode 46: Travel Memories and Keepsakes

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss the kinds of keepsakes and souvenirs they like to gather in their travels. Souvenirs: Piper’s favorite keepsakes: Pressed pennies Collector coins Fountain Pens Jewelry Gail’s favorite keepsakes: Weird regional foods or candies with unique flavors Interesting scarves Locally printed, locally published history books of a place Jewelry What...

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Episode 45: Village Memories

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss a few of the villages, small towns, and rural places of their travels and why the love them. Where have you been? Piper went on a socially distanced getaway! Road trip with Corbin to Getaway House for a tiny cabin and camp site glamping week with private bathrooms...

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Episode 44: Food That Travels To You

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss their favorite foods to order, so that it comes to each of them. * new episode! Food That Travels Piper’s must obtain: Instant packs of โจ๊ก (Thai Jok, rice porridge) from Thailand พริกป่น (Thai Prik Bon, Thai Roasted Chili Powder) from Piper’s stepmother Plant seeds for ผักบุ้ง (Thai...

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Episode 43: City of Dreams

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss cities they would love to return to and why. * new episode! Cities of Dreams Piper would like to return to: Tokyo, Japan Wellington, New Zealand London, UK Gail would like to return to: Strasbourg, France Cusco, Peru Barcelona, Spain Gadgets! On her trip to Wellington, New Zealand,...

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Episode 42: Listening to other Podcasts About Travel

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake share podcasts they listen to about travel or while traveling. * new episode! Where have you been? Piper went somewhere! *gasp* Exercising caution and following social distancing considerations for maximum safety. Writing research trip to Deception Pass in Washington state. Key tidbit: Gail and Piper are bereft and will...

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Episode 41: Nightmare Hotels

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake share their most horrific hotel experiences. * new episode! Nightmare Hotels Piper shares her worst day job biz trip experience with a hotel and shares an important lesson learned about what to do when the hotel isn’t ensuring your safety. She also shares her worst experience at a writerly...

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Episode 40: Train Stories

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss train travel memories through the years. * new episode! Train Stories Piper has very contrasting train adventure memories. First, she shares her impressions of a childhood overnight train trip in Thailand, traveling with family from Bangkok to Northern Thailand. Then, she shares college late night train rides to...

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Episode 39: Road Trip Memories

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss favorite road trip memories. * new episode! Road Trip Memories Road trips are a big thing for Gail and she has many memories of various road trip memories. Shout out the Carmen.  Piper grew up with a lot of family road trips and tended to visit her friends...

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Episode 38: Hotel Adoration

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss favorite hotels in their past histories with travel. * new episode! Favorite Hotels of All Time Piper’s fav: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Gail’s fav: Adobe on Green Street Inn in Santa Cruz (possibly closed) Honorable Mentions Gail & Piper both mentioned Mandala Bay Gail: Marina Bay Sands Piper:...

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Episode 37: Movies That Call Us to Places

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss movies that give a strong sense of place. * new episode! What do Gail and Piper think of when they bring up movies that give them a sense of place? Gail thought of movies with an upbeat, positive ambiance because that’s what she loves. Piper thought of places...

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