27 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

    • Places & Travel

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.

    Ep 26; Return Destinations

    Ep 26; Return Destinations

    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.

    • 38 min
    Ep 25; Caffeine Situation

    Ep 25; Caffeine Situation

     How do you stay awake?  When do you choose to stay awake?  Tricks to accomplishing your caffeine ingestion intelligently while far from home!

    • 29 min
    Ep 24; Rental Car Renting

    Ep 24; Rental Car Renting

    Transportation from home to any destination requires some form of "last mile" transit.  Gail and Piper discuss tips and thoughts on car renting when necessary

    • 31 min
    Ep 23; Bag Checking Protocol

    Ep 23; Bag Checking Protocol

    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 of the filtered water is... awful - the worst Gail has experienced the world over
    3:28 - Piper's water heater that had a hole eaten through it: Zojirushi --> https://amzn.to/2Ela16h 
     - - - 
    Main Topic -> Checking a Bag
    6:34 - What is it that makes even experienced/prepared travelers like our hosts check their bags?  (Hint: it tends to be lengthy cons where sales are necessary and/or bringing things internationally to family)
    7:36 - shared checked bag protocol (when traveling with a partner) - plus details on being prepared for a cruise and dealing with porters
    9:539 - be aware of the maximum possible overhead space
    10:04 - its never as big a deal to fly home with a checked bag as it is to check a bag on your way to your travel destination; traveling with a non-expanded bag on your way out allows you to expand it and check said bag on the way home
    11:15 - checked bags allow you to reduce bulk; take advantage of this redistribution luxury
    12:30 - traveling with a camera (DSLR) or a Gary Fong light filter (that fits inside your hat?)
    13:13 - changing the "how" and "type" of your bag when knowing you'll be checking a bag (clam-shell, hard-sided, and other options)
    14:42 - tiny rolly totes can be stacked on the checked bag once you get it back (...if you do...)
    16:00 - a continuation of the ongoing roller-bag versus backpack argument between Piper and Gail
    17:45 - look back in the archive for the achilles' tendon damage podcast
    18:15 - have an emergency outfit in your carry-on regardless of if you're checking your bag
    19:30 - obtaining a "care-kit" from the airline you're flying
    20:05 - take a picture of your bag so you can show it to a luggage attendant, just in case
    21:00 - can you tell the ladies have favorite travel stories?  :P
    23:11 - make sure you do something to differentiate your checked bag from other checked bags and DO be prepared for said bag to be lost (don't allow a missing bag to ruin your trip)
      – – – 
    Gadgets!
    23:35 - luggage accessories
     Gail - tupperware with snap-top for hats/fascinators'/steampunk accouterments/snacks
    https://amzn.to/2Pts3Wn

     Piper - space-saver compression bags
    https://amzn.to/2EcBtUg

     - - - 
    26:31 - 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!
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    • 27 min
    Ep 22; Delay Vouchers

    Ep 22; Delay Vouchers

     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 time (screenshot your map in case you lose cellphone service in rural areas)
    5:42 - Going to Urgent Care (or emergency room, or doctor) while traveling
    9:00 - Traveling to the middle of nowhere can be fun - hole up in the cabin near the fire while others go out and hike/snowboard
     - - - 
    Main Topic -> Travel Vouchers 
    11:21 - obtaining airline vouchers (example: plane overbooked)
    13:01 - taking a later flight (risk/reward)
    13:51 - don't accept the first offer! Offer will improve as the time for the flight approaches
    14:56 - tips for college students on holiday travel
    16:12 - use resources like SeatGuru to recon your plane
    16:44 - don't lose your voucher! Take a picture of it
    19:06 - dealing with having your luggage lost
    21:41 - keep a photograph of what your checked bag looks like on your phone to help describe your suitcase on the report
      – – – 
    Gadgets
    23:35 - luggage accessories
     Piper - airline app for the airline you're flying (luggage info syncs)
     Gail - distinguishing mark on your luggage (ex: octopus)
     - - - 
    29:01 - 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
     
     

    • 30 min
    Ep 21; Traveling Alone

    Ep 21; Traveling Alone

    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"?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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.

nymeria2000 ,

Practical and Fun

Even an occasional traveler like myself can take advantage of the high-octane yet practical tips shared by Piper and Gail. Their camaraderie as friends and chemistry as podcasters are fantastic, and that alone would make the podcast a fun listen. But the tips and traveling philosophy are so helpful, too. My travels will definitely benefit from their insight and hard-won knowledge.

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