Podcast episode 82 is available by clicking below.  It is also available on iTunes, Pocket Cast, and Spotify under the travel architect.

The joke is a depressing nod to our upcoming life change, but the national day—which we celebrate often—has us smiling (and will have us clinking glasses later this evening).  The husband dispenses with the Travel Quiz in order to discuss the clues and reveal the location of his final summer ELC mini podcast. I declare the U.S. travel bucket list destinations all big winners this time around and, in a rare show of like-mindedness, the husband agrees. A smattering of travel-related this-and-that follows, some of which gets the husband hot under the collar, before we dive into the coastal portion of our recent California trip, Bodega Bay, where the husband made a costly mistake while prancing in the surf.

Episode 82: Two Pods for the Price of One – Part II


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11 thoughts

  1. There are actually some badlands in Montana (Makoshika State Park) and a really tiny area in Colorado (Paint Mines) as well. I think I agree with the bucket list items too… some of them I’ve done but others I have to add to my to-do list!

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      1. Hah! I’ll get right on that. I’m not sure how I’ve managed to stumble across so many badlands areas in my life. Never in MN though…. I’ve only really been to the Twin Cities area.

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  2. I have taken the train from Denver to Glenwood Springs and back more than once. (You don’t have to be old or injured to enjoy.) It’s a lovely route that, yes you wouldn’t otherwise see, and not too long. Glenwood has great hot springs and places to hike. The story in the waves made me laugh out loud! I’m planning to go to New England soon, and your description of the clam chowder was a teaser.


  3. Mwahahahahahaha! Welcome to the wonderful and terrible world of jigsaw puzzles. You’ll be back for more. Also (1) holy cow that Moab train ride is expensive! and (2) I’m with the husband on the changing flight times issue. this needs to be banned!! I booked a flight to Ecuador in November that was supposed to get into Quito around 5:30pm. They changed it and now I’m not getting in until almost midnight. I really, really don’t want to be dealing with a taxi and trying to find my AirBnB in a strange city at 1am. Not cool.

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    1. Right. They cover their butts by saying, “if the flight change is more than X hours and you don’t like it, you can cancel free of charge.” Well, dammit, we don’t want to cancel. We just want the original flight time we paid for. It’s very unempowering.


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