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Sep 7, 2023

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss their coping methods when there are travel delays long and short, but especially long.

But first! Where have Gail & Piper been?

Gail & Piper had a writing retreat together in Honolulu (February 2023) and Gail experienced major travel whammy!

Piper's Coping Mechanisms:

  • Have the airline app on my phone, so I can get boarding updates without having to hear the announcements
  • Find the quiet spots in the airport, such as a gate that does NOT have a flight boarding any time soon
  • Find a restaurant with power outlets for food and power
  • Pack a tennis ball for physical therapy  

Gail's Coping Mechanisms:

  • Looking for a nicer sit down restaurant
  • Chair massage or nail salon
  • Do some shopping - duty free or otherwise
  • Migrating sleep kit to carry on


  • Gail's gadget: back up battery charger with key chords with all the adapter ends
  • Piper's gadget: selection of ear buds (Apple Air Pods) for noise cancelling


Gail's Tinkered Starsong series 

Piper's Wings Once Cursed & Bound

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Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 

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