Podcast episode 89 is available by clicking below.  It is also available on iTunes, Pocket Cast, and Spotify under the travel architect.

We start off in a Christmassy way here at the Travel Architect Studios, gifting you both a Santa-centered joke as well as a Christmas Day challenge (or cha_ _ enge) so you can bring extra cheer to your holiday gathering.  (At one point, the husband promises a Christmas ELC, but we all know what happened when he promised a Thanksgiving ELC, so I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions.) The husband focuses the Travel Quiz on Formula One countries, and I quiz him back on popular British expat countries (if you want to play along, resist looking at the map below).  We dissect and debate the Discoverer Blog’s list of travel planning mistakes and then bemoan all the ways our upcoming trip to England has been stressfully impacted by the new Omicron-fueled travel restrictions imposed on both sides of the pond. We end with some travel chat that foreshadows an upcoming blog post. Merry Christmas everyone!  See you in the new year!

Episode 89: Travel-Planning Woes – Omicron Edition

Previous blog posts referenced or hinted at in this episode:

6 thoughts

      1. Every body part that can be crossed is. Right now we’re planning to go even with the various travel restrictions. What will kill us is if they impose a mandatory quarantine upon arrival or when we get back. Those are deal-breakers.


  1. It would be interesting to see a similar map of U.S. expats abroad. I think the 24 hour test requirements make a lot more sense, since, if 72 hrs, you could have more time to get exposed during that time. I’ve just done a Canada trip and the regs changed while I was there. Stay on your toes! and hope you have your long-awaited family trip.


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