3 episodes

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.

20 Minute Delay Gail Carriger & Piper J Drake

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 38 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.

    Travel Hopes and Plans

    Travel Hopes and Plans

    Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss their plans for 2023 and related travel plans.
    But first! Where has Piper been?
    Piper was a guest author at Dragonsteel MiniCon in Salt Lake City. She chats with Gail about the pros and cons of managing an author table in an Exhibitor Hall or Dealer's Room solo.
    Gail's Hopes and Plans:
    Discussing the state of the travel industry and avoiding holiday travel Scheduled for 4 to 5 events in the beginning of 2023 and anticipate 1 or 2 more by end of the year Would like to schedule at least 1 teaching workshop Potentially a joint book signing with Piper - TBD Piper's Hopes and Plans:
    Only 2 cons booked for 2023 at the time of recording: ApollyCon and Dragonsteel MiniCon 1 writing retreat scheduled, would like to schedule 2 or 3 more through 2023 (small, just a few authors) Book Launch events for WINGS ONCE CURSED & BOUND scheduled at several bookstores in the Seattle area as well as a few larger Comic Cons - TBD Potentially a joint book signing with Gail - TBD Piper is picking back up day job activities, her parallel career. Travel related to day job is also TBD. Gadgets:
    Gail's gadget pick is a 22 inch rolling, "spin-ny" 4 wheeled suitcase Piper's gadget is a Zojirushi Travel Mug with Tea Leaf Filter Shout-outs:
    Gail is sharing more insight in her newsletter Piper is sharing behind-the-book and bonus content in her newsletter – – – 
    Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!
    Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 
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    • 43 min
    Restrategizing Business Travel

    Restrategizing Business Travel

    Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss how they are updating their author business strategies moving forward and how that impacts travel.
    But first! Where has Gail been?
    Gail went to Wild Wild West con this past year. She was reminded that the desert can get quite cold, depending on time of day/year.
    She had to take the risk and pack a large checked-bag.
    One of the delights of a steampunk event - really fun masks!
    Gail's Business Considerations:
    split between cons with high costume packing needs versus teaching engagements / writing retreats packing the backup outfit in your carry-on the value of including a QR code on your swag/merchandise always have a physical newsletter sign up page with pen,  and include the QR code to newsletter sign up on the physical sign up sheet for those who like to sign up digitally Piper's Business Considerations:
    Redoing all the travel kits to accommodate must-bring technology: a travel blood pressure device and wearing an Oura ring to monitor heart rate, plus increased daily medications New vertical banner design. Compact, but adds weight, which means checked luggage. Planning packed luggage weight for economy class (about 50lbs) versus the frequent flyer status privileges (First Class about 70lbs) Signage with QR code to purchase books digitally Piper will be using a signature stamp from now on for all book signings and events, due to her medical challenges. Piper is considering investing in event-exclusive signature stamps. Gadgets:
    Piper's gadget is a 7 day / 3x a day medication storage Gail's gadget pick is a Ziploc Twist N Loc Food Storage container Shout-outs:
    Brandon Sanderson and Intentionally Blank Piper's upcoming release Wings Once Cursed & Bound – – – 
    Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!
    Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 
    – – – 
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    • 37 min
    Technology Upgrades

    Technology Upgrades

    Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss their technology upgrades, respectively, and how they impact their travels
    But first! Where has Piper been?
    Piper compares and contrasts a trip to Salt Lake City last year with a planned trip to Salt Lake City this year.
    Last year involved gaming and cooking, immediately followed by a trip to Orlando for Piper Dad.
    This year, Piper is again gaming and cooking and a guest author at Brandon Sanderson's Dragonsteel Mini-Con. Then she's heading to the East Coast for family gathering over Thanksgiving.
    Gail's Technology Upgrades:
    Scrivener mini iPad & bluetooth keyboard Macbook Pro & wired keyboard & wired mouse Piper's Technology Upgrades:
    iPad Pro & bluetooth keyboard MacBook Air Maingear Custom Gaming PC & wired keyboard & wired mouse Gadgets:
    Gail's gadget is a Soundcore Libtery 3 ear buds Piper's gadget is Samsung Galaxy Buds Shout-outs:
    Brandon Sanderson Dan Wells Intentionally Blank – – – 
    Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!
    Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 
    – – – 
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Jdaylyre ,

Fun, Informative, Invaluable for Travelers

So many great tips, and stories, and gadget recommendations! Loving the podcast :)
I don’t travel much, but I find the podcast relaxing, and it just makes me happy :)
Also the gadget recs are very often useful for non-travel purposes too

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!

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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