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About This Show
Two ladies who travel a lot… talk about it briefly.
Romance authors and consummate travelers Gail Carriger & Piper J Drake dish tips, tricks, gadgets, and horror stories on traveling by land, air, and sea.
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Most Recent Episode
Ep 19; Hotel Living
Sometimes traveling friends get to meet up - and that's exactly what this episode is! A rare side-by-side recording from the ladies as they discuss how to live in hotels and take care of your voice. Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:22 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake Main Topics -> Hotel Living 2:02 - Flow packing - as soon as you arrive unpack your things to "zones" - pack your suitcase a little bit each night after you're done 4:30 - How do you decide when to have house-keeping come in? Tip: If you're a rewards member you can earn extra points by putting out your "do not disturb sign" 5:45 - Tip every day! (housekeeping staff rotates rapidly) 8:12 - Stealing from maid-carts => "Maid in Manhattan" 9:22 - Dealing with being in a "non-native" climate/altitude Hydrate! Ibuprofen is ok Be prepared for your food choices to deviate Altitude sickness can sap energy and focus; don't let it ruin your trip! Ramen is your friend Start the trip with a slow but kind of lengthy walk to acclimate (this can be combined with scouting out the hotel and conference area before the madness begins) Local cuisine and "special things" 16:25 - How do you save your voice through a highly social event? tea is your friend honey pineapple juice (get it from the bartender and cut with seltzer) 20:04 – Gadgets!? - Feet soaking (for tired feet) - Pineapple juice - Weather report (humidity is key to check!) - Ballet flats – – – 24:14 - Outro and thanks to: Producer Matt Special thanks to Dan Sawyer of Artistic Whisper for editing this episode! Thanks for listening; Travel smart and pack the snacks! - - - Get your question featured on an episode by saying hi on social media: Facebook.com/20minDelay @20minDelay @PiperJDrake @GailCarriger Use the hashtag: #20mindelaypodcast Read more »