Episodes

Podcast #190 — My Travel Tech Stack; Imbibing for Introverts

Tracking lost luggage with AirTags; what's changed in my travel tech stack; talking with Jeff Cioletti, author of the new book "Imbibing for Introverts", about the art of drinking alone

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Podcast #189 — Why We Travel; When The First Flight Isn’t Best

Lots of different voices - listeners adding to our list of travel tips, Dr. Sheldon Jacobson on why one of our tips isn't always right, and Patricia Schultz on her new book "Why We Travel"

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Podcast #188 — My Top Travel Tips to Survive Airport Chaos

Distilled my travel advice down to the top 13 travel tips to avoid the current chaos. Also, the scrapping of COVID travel test rules and why frequent flier award travel is a bargain again.

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Podcast #187 — Moving to a Non-Hub Airport; What Makes A Great Taproom?

The last episode recording in Chicago before we relocate the TravelCommons studios, and our lives, down to Nashville. We close out our threads on in-flight mask mandates and hotel housekeeping, and critique an academic paper about the moral hazard of frequent flier elite status. I talk through the changes I’ll have to make when flying...

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Podcast #186 — Mask Mandate Scramble; Small Airport Survival

We recap the bouncing ball history of the in-flight mask mandate as we try to figure out where it’s going land now that it’s in the courts. But before that, I recap my trip to Santa Fe, NM, take the flight tracking app Flighty for a spin, and wonder why CLEAR keeps giving away annual...

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Podcast #185 — Notes on Louisville; Changing Mask Mandates

As the great American philosopher Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast” and in this episode, we talk about the rapid changes in hotel service, and in-flight mask mandates. Then I go into detail about our recent trip to Louisville, complete with recommendations for food and drink. All this and more – click here...

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