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Podcast #29 – Special Listeners’ Feedback Show

Recorded in the bathroom of the Bellagio in Las Vegas, this special “Listeners’ Feedback” edition is 100% listener content from e-mails and website comments. I tell listener stories about carry-on luggage and troubled airplane landings, while two listeners take the mic to talk about the technology they use in their travels. Here’s a direct link…

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Podcast #28 – Controversy of Carry-On; Put Your Head Between Your Knees…

Coming to you this week once again from the Oldsmar, FL Courtyard, I’m back on the road in the first week of the new year. A listener asks about selecting a carry-on bag that meets the conflicting restrictions of airlines. We also talk about the hassle of forgetting things and have a couple of Classic…

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Podcast #27 – Best of 2005

Spent the holiday week digging through the TravelCommon archives and assembled a “Best of TravelCommons 2005” episode. Starting with a medley of hotel bathrooms, we revisit some rants on the TSA, the 3-episode Sean Penn arc, and excerpts from some of the best stories of 2005. Here’s a direct link to the podcast file. [sc_embed_player_template1…

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Podcast #26 – Business Travel Among Vacationers; Explosion of Elites

Recorded in the bathroom of the Philadelphia Marriott, this week’s podcast comes at the end of my last flight of the year — a triangulation across Boston, Providence, RI, and Philadelphia. A light schedule let me catch a good lunch and dinner in Philadelphia. A weekend ski trip to Denver prompts thoughts on the disconnect…

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Podcast #25 – Long Drive Home; Meeting Your Future in a Hotel Bar

This week’s podcast is recorded in the bathroom of the Oldsmar, FL Marriott. In the midst of a bunch of work and a tough travel itinerary, why am I surprised that I just can’t get into the holiday spirit? A huge snowstorm blowing through Chicago threatens to strand me in Memphis — until another traveler…

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Podcast #24 – What Do You Miss When You Travel; Fun with Rental Cars

Back on the road after the Thanksgiving holiday, this week’s podcast is recorded in the bathroom of the Durham, NC Marriott and edited in the RDU Admirals Club. A listener asks “What do you miss when you travel?” Also, some ideas on staying connected with the family — replacing those random bits of conversation while…

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Podcast #23 – Fly or Drive; Scenes from The Hotel Bar

This week’s podcast is recorded in the bathroom of the Memphis Marriott. A day trip down to Indianapolis begs the question — how do you make the decision between flying and driving? Then down in Memphis, a nightcap at the Marriott bar provides some entertaining scenes. Also, we discuss the right and wrong ways that…

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Podcast #22 – Other Side of the Ticket Counter; Finding Local Food

Another visit down to Memphis prompts a confession about my obsession with pork barbecue and thoughts on how to find the best food in a new city. Other topics include “voice of the travel company” — a letter from a British Airways manager gives his thoughts on the travel experiences of some TravelCommons listeners, and…

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