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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…
 
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 in each cabin. Yay! Village Memories: Piper'…
 
Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss their favorite foods to order, so that it comes to each of them. * new episode! Foodie Desires 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 Water Morning Glory; Water…
 
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, Piper came across a surpri…
 
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 …
 
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 conference hotel. There wa…
 
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 ride…
 
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 at other colleges in her college days as well as memo…
 
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: Hotel Monaco…
 
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 that she wanted to visit after watching particula…
 
Retrieved from the Repository: a lost episode has been recovered for our listeners in which Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discussed in-flight entertainment choices. *This episode was recorded in 2017, prior to the current travel advisories and restrictions. Where have you been? Piper had traveled to the Princeton area for day job and it was rela…
 
Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake share books that give them a strong sense of place. * new episode! What do Gail and Piper think of as a book that gives them a sense of place? Gail thought of books that make her want to travel somewhere and particularly thinks of the light of a place. Piper thought of not only books that made her want to travel to …
 
Retrieved from the Repository: a lost episode has been recovered for our listeners in which Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discussed travel rewards programs and related credit cards. *This episode was recorded in 2017, prior to the current travel advisories and restrictions. Where have you been? Piper had traveled and returned from Chicago, but O…
 
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 posit…
 
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, and also prior to recent events involving the Romance Writers…
 
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…
 
Retrieved from the Repository: a lost episode has been recovered for our listeners in which Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss packing lists and favorite kits. *This episode was recorded more than a year prior to the current travel advisories and restrictions, and also prior to recent events involving the Romance Writers of America. Where hav…
 
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 an…
 
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 snack…
 
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 - PodCo…
 
How do you stay awake? When do you choose to stay awake? Tricks to accomplishing your caffeine ingestion intelligently while far from home! Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:21 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 1:05 - Piper went to Disney over the crazy-busy Christmas Holiday 2:10 - Disney's Magic-…
 
Transportation from home to any destination requires some form of "last mile" transit. Gail and Piper discuss tips and thoughts on car renting when that's the choice that's made. 0:23 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:41 - Piper has a story, both for Gail and for listeners about a Virginia…
 
When your trip requires enough luggage that you MUST check a bag, what does the experienced traveler do? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:25 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 1:01 - Gail went to PHX (Phoenix) and has THOUGHTS 2:26 - The internet told her it would be hot, sure, duh - but the taste …
 
Travel vouchers can turn a stressful travel whammy into a new experience. Honest! And, what should you do about lost luggage? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:20 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:44 - Gail and Piper discuss Smokey Mountains Writers' Retreat 3:39 - Map out your journey ahead of t…
 
Travel is enriching and we recommend it. Sometimes one must travel alone. How do you stay safe? Where do you keep your money and documents? What's "SA"? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:24 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:44 - Newark airport and the attached Marriott hotel - - - Main Topic -> T…
 
Its undeniable, some people are taller than others. But travel seats are designed with a "one-size-fits-all" mentality. So what is one to do when seeking the relaxation of repose? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:22 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:45 - Listener question: "What are some tips an…
 
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…
 
Traveling already requires high level packing skills. But what about when you want (aka, NEED) to bring a hat. How do you keep your topper in top condition? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:21 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:52 - Listener question from the Facebook group Ty akas: "What's the b…
 
So you've arrived at your destination, now what? How do you get around? What if you don't have cell service? Piper and Gail discuss what to do and who to trust. Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:23 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:52 - Gail Traveled to Tucson, Arizona -> Festival of Books 1:26 (…
 
Award ceremonies, weddings, conventions, fancy meals - sometimes you need to bring your super swanky dress clothes. How does a traveler handle that? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:21 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:51 - Piper visited Producer Matt in Texas -> Wichita Falls 1:55 - Tips on how…
 
Scent is heavily tied to memory. Disney hacks it with aplomb. Hotels (especially major chains) try. With varying success. The ladies discuss how to deal. Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:29 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 1:06 - Piper stayed home -> but still went to a con: Taiyou Con 6:48 - Pip…
 
Traveling interrupts patterns. Gail and Piper give tips and tricks for exercising while traveling - and discuss meeting Kevin Bacon due to good swimming habits! Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:17 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:38 - Question from a listener! -> Stress management on the go? Ge…
 
Food is important while traveling. Many (like Piper and Gail) would even say its the entire point. Traveling means you're on the move though, so it's important to bring or grab snacks as you go? But there are so many options, what do you being and why? 0:27 - Intro 0:55 - Piper's Seattle Trip 1:45 - Tips for scoping out a new city that you're movin…
 
How does one prepare mentally and physically for travel? Regardless of the reason for taking a trip, necessity, pleasure, work, illness, visiting family - irregardless of any of those reasons it's still important to be properly prepped to make the most of it. Main Topic -> Travel Preparation, the how and why Gadgets -> Face masks! Gail - soothing i…
 
Travelers are constantly bombarded with "Sign up now!" loyalty offers and point earning systems. Are airline offers worth it? What do you get for your loyalty? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:11 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:34 - Where have the ladies traveled recently? San Diego! 1:16 - Pi…
 
Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake know how to eek every extra bit of value out of travel; including hotel loyalty points. Earn them? Keep them? Use them? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:05 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) 0:30 – Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake – – – 10:52 – Main Topic -> Hotel Loyalty and Reward Points – – – 27:…
 
Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake let the listener in on their secrets for dealing with hotel room food - and most importantly, getting the most out of it. Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:05 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) 0:31 - Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake - - - 7:40 - Main Topic -> Hotel Room Food Optimization - - - 32:32…
 
Hotel rooms are the frequent traveler's refuge. But they're not home. How do you get the most out of your stay? Piper and Gail discuss baby bricks, silk, & more. Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:05 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio) 0:31 - Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake 0:56 - Where have the ladies traveled to this week? 0:59 - …
 
Traveling can be hard on the body so what are frequent travelers to do? Bath bombs, preparedness, and some quick but extra special self-spoilage go a long way. Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:33 – Intro 0:50 - Self-care on the go 1:05 - Recent Travel! 1:11 - Piper did a StayCation in the next city over at a swanky Scottsdale resort with big bathtub, flu…
 
Preparing to travel made simple: keep your kits packed and ready. Travel kits come in all colors/textures/sizes and should be machine washable. Ready to kit up? Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:32 - Intro 0:55 - This Week's Trip (just how much do these ladies travel?) 1:37 - Piper's Travel comes in two parts; day-job (85% of the time) and author trips 2:…
 
Roadtrips can be rough on the tummy; how do frequent travelers cope? Gail and Piper discuss their recent drive and go head-to-head about backpacks. Its time for #luggagewars Time Stamped Show Notes: 0:34 – Intro 1:06 - Piper and Gail's road-trip together 2:16 - "Know where your towel is." -Douglas Adams 2:26 - What to have with you on a road trip; …
 
Traveling while hungry is the pits. And when you're hypoglycemic it can be deadly. What to do? Initiate the burrito protocol. Gail Carriger has a love of tasty food. Even better when its spicy. Travel requires food that is portable and stores well even at room temperature. The pursuit of this has led her to develop what is affectionately known as: …
 
What adventures are there to be had on the Baltic Sea? Culture, food, and fun in cities like Kiel (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia), and St. Petersburg (Russia). Gather amazing experiences and enjoy, until a typo ruins everything. Then, it's a "travel whammy!" In this episode, Gail and Piper discuss recent trave…
 
Travel is always an adventure, sometimes a travail, and there's always that one airport we can't escape once we arrive. We call them hellmouth-airports. Gail and Piper fly multiple times a month, enough to accumulate little "sometimes" issues and coincidental travel whammies into truly hellish experiences. In this episode our podcasters discuss the…
 
20mindelay - or 20 Minute Delay - is a new podcast from authors Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake. This short teaser episode is made up of a few clips from the coming season so you know what to look forward to. Gail and Piper travel a lot. Maybe more than anyone should - but they love it. So why the podcast? To create a community of informed, savvy, …
 
Author Piper J Drake(previously known as/published as PJ Schnyder) and narrator Matthew J Drake (OrD) assume the “form of” MangoRicePod, aka MangoRice the podcast. In this throwback episode Piper and Matt say hi, explain the name, and share maybe too much about hot-tubs. Matt is Air Force and deploys often while Piper's dayjob sends her on 80% trav…
 
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