travel tips

Podcast #193 — Making the Most of Miles; Nashville vs Nash-Vegas

Weather delay bar tab got me rethinking the economics of airport lounge memberships. Continuing to plan travel but focusing on making the most of the miles we accumulated on credit cards during the pandemic. And comparing Nashville’s music scene: Nash-Vegas honky tonks vs the smaller, eclectic off-Broadway scene.

Read More

Podcast #192 — New Year Travel Planning Tips; Gin Conquers the World

Are people going back to their old travel planning ways? Should you book direct with travel providers or use a 3rd-party? Unpacking Southwest’s cancellation chaos. Gin goes global with a local twist.

Read More

Podcast #191 — My Notes on Italy and Split, Croatia

Comparing long-distance drive times between gas and electric cars, and ChatGPT’s travel tips with mine; Talking about another Real ID delay, and my travel notes from Positano, Rome, and Split, Croatia.

Read More

How Good Are ChatGPT’s Top 5 Holiday Travel Tips?

Comparing ChatGPT’s AI-generated travel tips with my travel tips that are generated by 35 years and a few million miles of road warrior experience

Read More

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

Read More

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”

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More