Podcast episode 104 is available by clicking below.  It is also available on iTunes, Pocket Cast, and Spotify under the travel architect.

The husband starts out a little prickly, but I soften him up with a joke that marries his love and mine—chemistry and travel, while the national days show just how ridiculous national days are. The Travel Quiz forces me to guess the states that are home to America’s 10 highest roads. Despite names like National Forest Road 574, I manage to do quite well. Then again, I’m given several mulligans, so you will be, too. The husband gets in touch with his inner Joan Callamezzo by revealing that summer flooding and wiped-out roads may seriously impact our Christmas trip to Death Valley. Next we give details on my new affiliation with Solgaard® Luggage and how you can now save 10% with the code TRAVELARCHITECT.  Not sure what I’m talking about? Just look to the righthand sidebar on your screen. (And with that, the commercial fades to black.) We then look back at our long weekend in which we did not travel to Savannah, Georgia, but in which I did the next best thing: travel architecting the hell out of our next two summer vacations.

Episode 104: Gotcha! Journalism

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20 thoughts

  1. That’s interesting. I don’t feel like cooking on vacation either, but would still like to maintain a decent amount of fibre and micronutrient intake, which doesn’t necessarily come easy when in a different country. Anyway, congrats on your new affiliation!

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    1. Yeah, lots of people seem to not mind it, but unless we’re in our little travel trailer, cooking and cleaning up is not a very welcome chore when I’m traveling. And heck, even when we are camping in the trailer I try to get the husband to go out to restaurants as much as possible.

      Thanks! I’m excited to see where this goes.

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    1. Apparently the Inn at Death Valley (where we’ll be staying) does quite a brisk business at Christmastime, which surprises me. I’ve spent Christmas on a Caribbean island and in the SE Asian tropics, but never in the desert. Should be interesting.

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  2. You two are great!!! Better than any radio talk show I have listened to! We did an amazing bike ride in Greece this year. Hoping to get back to my blogging now that life is slowing down! (The husbands mum and step dad live in North Fort Myers, Florida and came to live with us for a couple of weeks after the hurricane until they had their electricity back on. Got me behind!!) Anyway! Keep it up! Loved it!!

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    1. Wow! You have really made our day! Thank you so much, and it’s especially appreciated after an episode with such technical issues. I’ve listened to about half the episode and I sound like I’m in a tin can. Ah well, what are you gonna do? The husband thinks he’s got the problem sorted out. Thanks for sticking with it despite that.

      I’ll look forward to reading more about your most recent Greece trip. I’ve read all your Greece posts with some degree of envy – it’s high on my list of countries to explore.

      And I hear you about getting behind on blog reading. Happens to me all the time. 🙂

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  3. Look at you, shillin’ like a villain! Fun fact: I worked in a luggage store during college and got to know the industry pretty well. I’m not familiar with Solgaard, though; back then, all the buzz was on Andiamo.

    None of this stopped me from buying the cheapest Samsonite knockoff I could find, though.

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  4. You guys should absolutely drive the Beartooth Highway. It’s incredible! Think Trail Ridge Road in Rocky… except better, in my opinion.

    Sorry to hear about the Death Valley trip. I heard about the flooding but I didn’t realize it was that bad. Hopefully you can architect a new plan, whatever that may be.

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  5. Interesting quiz. Mount Evans is about to be renamed Mount Blue Sky. New name chosen by native tribes. Evans was governor at the time of the Sand Creek massacre. (Sounds like you need to get separate computers – get a laptop or pad!) 😉

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