Jan 7, 2019
0:41 - Piper has a story, both for Gail and for listeners about a Virginia wedding (including hellmouth travel via ORD)
2:54 - The behaved childhood version of Adam Sandler and his Vegas "Money Man"
3:38 - Frequently flyer shop talk - how to find decent food in Chicago O'hare - just inside of security hidden between separate TSA check points
5:08 - Piper got trapped in an airport elevator
6:40 - Meeting the poor man's equivalent to an "extra from The Sopranos" as he oozes into your seat-space and tries to lift the shared armrest without permission
10:11 - Hotels in Warrenton, Virginia are... questionable - Piper left a rare one-star review after needing to wine-stomp insects in the tub
13:34 - tips for using Yelp/Travelocity/etc to research random hotels before staying - Gail tip: 'sort/search review sites with key terms like "business" as those reviews are often more realistic than a vacationer who stayed at a given location while in an overall good mood'
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Main Topic -> Renting some Wheelz
16:30 - book as small as you think you can manage; gives greater opportunity for upgrade
17:00 - Random rental car discounts abound - Gail gets one for being Sigma Xi
17:36 - if renting and needing/wanting to drop off the car in another state/country reach out and ask the company if they have a car that needs to be returned
18:48 - Try, try, try, to be friendly to the rental agent!
20:12 - Rental car rewards programs
21:48 - Use your rental experience as an opportunity to test-drive a car you are considering purchasing
22:26 - Sometimes it is cheaper to get your rental car from the inner-city area as opposed to the airport rental car center
22:31 - Random Philly soft-pretzels
26:11 - "Even if you only rent once a year the rental company will treat you better just for being 'in their club'"
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26:24 - car gadgets
Gail - pack with driving in mind if
driving 3+ hours
Piper - obtaining GPS via cell phone holder (clip is simplest!)
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30:42 - 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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