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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.

We get there, so you don’t have to.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

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.

We get there, so you don’t have to.

    Going International Again

    Going International Again

    Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss international travel considerations.
    *This episode was recorded in April 2022. We had encountered technical difficulties and had to await a new motherboard, but we are back!
    But first! Where has Piper been?
    Piper joined authors K Tempest Bradford and Alethea Kontis for almost the full month of December in Egypt, visiting both Cairo and Luxor with Horus Rising Tours.
    Gail's international travel thoughts:
    Holding off on international travel due to varying testing and quarantine requirements Carefully research and get appropriate travel vaccinations (not just COVID) Piper's international travel thoughts:
    More locations around the world are implementing changes to tourism and increasing precautions for preservation and conservation of natural destinations Travel vaccinations and protective masks were things Piper already did pre-COVID pandemic Long haul flights wearing masks is absolutely doable, not just for protection from allergens and viruses - Piper's introduction to masks in flight was in 2008 on a flight to Japan as a "personal humidity device" GoogleFi and/or Google Voice worked well to communicate with travel companions.  Gadgets:
    Gail's gadget is a magnetic card wallet/holder Piper's gadget is an Insta360 GO 2 – – – 
    Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!
    Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 
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    • 45 min
    Travel By Sea

    Travel By Sea

    Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss travel by sea as Piper prepares to board a cruise again for the first time in years.
    But first! Where have Gail and Piper been?
    Gail and Piper had a small writing retreat together in Vegas, while BTS was in Vegas for concert performances, and the two of them did not go to the concerts or even interact with the "Vegas Experience" - they wrote. A lot. And they ate a lot of food, mostly from off the strip, particularly some very good Thai food.
    Travel by Sea - Tips, Tricks, and Considerations:
    Piper prefers the larger cruise ships, because she is less effected by motion sickness on these Writing Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Food - all the food - any time.  As long as food is not wasted, order all the entrees! All the desserts! Piper and Gail often get dishes to share so they can enjoy more variety without getting too full Piper tends to avoid the crowds and only goes to the pools and hot tubs on port days when most other passengers are off the ship But! Take into consideration health and safety protocols There's something to be said about everything taken care of for you (especially food), so you can focus on writing Gail has experience with shorter cruises on river boats and catamarans. Gail is a tour group guide's nightmare, because she will inevitably wander away from the group Both agree writers are tour guide nightmares when it comes to random, chaotic questions Both also agree cruise ships are great setting inspiration for space ships or murder mysteries Gail's Gadget Pick!
    Travel Chopsticks: aluminum, screw-together, portable chopsticks like these  Piper's Gadget Pick!
    Portable Charger (not a power strip) - extra powerful with 2x USB-C and 2x USB-A ports like this Razer Wall Charger. Note: This is not a battery pack. Extra Shoutouts:
    Piper's novella is available exclusively in the Happily Ever After Collective starting September 2022 – – – 
    Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!
    Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 
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    • 44 min
    Ep_51: 3 Fluid Ounces

    Ep_51: 3 Fluid Ounces

    Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss toiletry bags (also known as the 2-1-1) and what they include in these particular kits.
    *This episode was recorded in October 2021. We had encountered technical difficulties and had to await a new motherboard, but we are back!
    But first! Where have Gail and Piper been?
    Gail attended a writer's conference in Denver, CO and managed to alarm Piper with the makeup Gail used.
    Gail's toiletry bag notes:
    prompted by Gail's foray into Japanese / Korean skincare routines (that's a lot of steps!) Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Vitamin C Serum Capsules  Packets of coconut oil as skin moisturizer Returning to traveling with her own shampoo and conditioner Piper's toiletry bag notes:
    Trying to replace liquid with solid options to reduce the amount of liquids she has to pack, so she's trying out Ethique shampoo and conditioner bars in place of liquid. She's also trying out the body butter stick.  Also Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder as cleanser to reduce liquid items Adding sunscreen to her kit: ANESSA Perfect UV Skin Care BB Foundation (アネッサ パーフェクトUV スキンケアBB ファンデーション) Changes to makeup - Piper only wears primer (Fenty primer Mini Pro Filt'r Hydrating Primer) or a tinted moisturizer/BB cream, rather than a full coverage foundation. Extra Skincare + Travel Tips!
    Gail Tips:
    Dentist has travel sized samples Try to use a product that is multi-use to reduce how many products you need to pack Choose powder based make up to reduce the liquid  Piper Tip:
    use a never-used, clean, contact holder for serums or sample containers from a store like Sephora or Ulta the The Original MakeUp Eraser from Sephora as a make up removing wash cloth instead of makeup remover wipes Cosmetic moisturizing face masks are not considered liquids by TSA and can really make a difference on travel – – – 
    Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!
    Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 
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    Use the hashtag: #20mindelaypodcast

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Crystal_317 ,

Warm, helpful, and funny!

Listening to this podcast is like drinking a mug of hot cocoa - warm, delicious, comforting, and satisfying. Our hosts play well off of one another, their travel tips are apt and informative, and their travel hijinks are very entertaining to listen to. I love this podcast and am so happy that our hosts are back from hiatus! Also very glad that they are continuing to put out the podcast even in the midst of our current travel restrictions, as I actually have more time on my hands to listen to podcasts now than before. Much love to Piper and Gail!

Jdaylyre ,

Fun, Informative, Invaluable for Travelers

So many great tips, and stories, and gadget recommendations! Loving the podcast :)

seworange ,

Recommend!

Fun travel podcast by two authors (one of which is my most favorite ever! <3) who travel for work and play. Episodes are short so there’s no reason not to give it a listen.

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