The Travel Architect & The Husband Team Up to Talk About Travel (Mostly)

Podcast episode 21 is available by clicking below.  It is also available on iTunes under thetravelarchitect.  It can take up to 24 hours to be available in iTunes.

After a travel quiz that will bring back memories of 7th grade social studies, we discuss the arcane interrobang.  Getting back to travel, we talk about the worst types of overtourism, according to one source, followed by a brief discussion of voluntourism.  The husband engages in something of a soliloquy on the challenges that rural and smaller-town America face in getting overseas.  Finally, the listener is treated to the Travel Architect’s to-do list as she gets ready for the SE Asia trip.  You might come away feeling glad you’re not traveling halfway across the world this Christmas.

Earlier blog posts referenced or hinted at in this episode:

Lines of latitude identify locations of specific places on maps.

I found out how to get an interrobang onto your Word document: Select “Wingdings 2” as your font, then hit the “tilde” button (directly to the right of the 1 and below the top left Esc button).  Voila!

Sign of the times … the interrobang
Interrobang, the forgotten punctuation mark.  Source:

If you just can’t get enough of the interrobang, here’s the article/podcast episode our friend Brent sent us: 99%invisible

6 thoughts

  1. This was a fun quiz! I remember my first year in Russia – I was living in Volograd, which is one of the most southern cities in Russia and yet it had a higher latitude than Seattle, which I think might be the city with the highest latitude in the US. I just couldn’t believe it. And Moscow was still an 18 hour train ride north of Volgograd. That whole country is situated so far north on the globe. (Thanks for the shout out! I’m lagging behind in NaNoWriMo pretty badly but still plugging away.)

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    1. Yeah, as soon as I looked at a globe I thought, “Oh, yeah,” but when I just thought about it in my brain I made many mistakes. Also, going by weather doesn’t work either.
      Glad to hear you’re still plugging away. Someday soon I want to start bragging to my friends that I’m blog buddies with a famous author. 😉


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