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Podcast #200 — Wrapping Up the TravelCommons Journey

Finishing 19 years of podcasting where I’ve been thinking way too much about travel, I indulge in some nostalgia and talk about my personal travel philosophy

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Podcast #196 — Cheers to Beer Tourism and Travel!

In this beer-focused episode, John Holl, editor of All About Beer, gives us his take on beer tourism and tips on how to beer travels. I talk about my experience planning my Asheville, NC taproom visits with ChatGPT. We also dive deep into the new JD Power Airport Satisfaction Survey and do a quick update…

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Podcast #195 — Checking Out Holland’s Tulip Festival

In this episode, I dive deep into our Dutch tulip-themed trip last April. Before the tulip festival stories, I randomly wander through a potpourri of travel topics — TSA passenger volumes returning to pre-COVID levels, having a surprisingly satisfying customer service experience with American Airlines, Hertz’s EV push, and a bit of a chuckle about…

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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.

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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.

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Easy Way to Do 1-Day Testing For Returning to US

How to meet the US 1-day COVID testing window by packing Abbott BinaxNOW kits so you can self-test in your hotel the day before your flight home

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Podcast #174 Uncut — Taproom Tourism

Started trying to edit down my 90-minute Zoom call with Rob Cheshire, long-time TravelCommons listener and host of the This Week In Craft Beer podcast, and decided to post the whole chat as an “Uncut” episode. Think of it as an AMSR video for beer nerds. For those without loads of spare time, the *much*…

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Podcast #124 — Craft Beer Hunting; I Hate Rick Steves

My son joins the podcast to talk about hunting down craft beers. I then talk about a few “a-ha” moments from my recent trip to Scotland, my on-going struggles with bitch tweeting, a VPN hardware product that could come in handy, and why I’ve come to hate the Rick Steves travel juggernaut. All this and…

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