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Jul 4, 2018


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 (and 3:29) - Weird Uber/Lyft experiences. How to tell if you're about to be scammed. Be wary of the overt chumminess.

2:15 - Extended Stay Suites: Elongated business traveler stay and sports teams. Gail was inundated with a baseball team

4:25 - How-to avoid social pressure from gig-economy workers

4:54 - Beacons of safety => public spaces like hotels, especially for the frequent traveler

7:21 - Upcoming episode topic: Emotional side of solo-traveling, especially as a female

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7:49 – Main Topic -> How to get around your destination

  • Pro's and Con's of:
    • rental car from the airport (or train station)?
    • car service?
    • Uber, Lyft, or similar?
    • Taxi?
  • Calculating in the length of your trip versus which type of transportation to use
  • What do you do if you have mobility needs and/or travel with assistance dogs/animals?
  • Be aware of the larger corporation that you're supporting by using their services -> from rental cars to ride-share
  • Cost-benefit analysis resources: 
  • What do you tell your driver you do?
  • How do you avoid a chatty ride?
  • Keep tabs on your trip-progress; keep your GPS on!
  • Positive personal stories from the ladies (20:00 minute mark)
    • Sneaking in a cannolli in New York City 
    • Getting local intel on the best foodie spots

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23:45 – Gadgets! -->  Traveling with confidence

 Gail - Smartphone apps to track your progress (pre-download maps with wifi on Gooogle-maps, or snap a screenshot)

 Piper - Rental Car app; link up your membership account for a smoother, more convenient, and faster transition

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29:23 - 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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