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Author: Matt and Rachel

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This is a conversational podcast created by two married nerds in an attempt to document our travels and experiences. So far we've covered 1400 miles in Japan by train, a month working in the UK, NYC, plus life in and around Atlanta, GA, USA.

We generally eat and drink our way through life with stops for art, books, music, and (too often) work - but we sometimes need to remind ourselves to rein it in.

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33 Episodes
Where we discuss some of our favorite meals from COVID times, both take out/pick up and homemade. How we try to make eating special, keep meals interesting, and what we plan to maintain after the pandemic. We cover some tips and recipes and look forward to hearing what others are enjoying! --- Send in a voice message:
Where we talk about our experiences traveling without renting a car. It works and can definitely be cheaper. We cover trains, trams, taxis, subways, buses, ride shares, and funiculars. It takes a bit of planning but makes for a great travel experience. Benefits are how it can get you closer to the locals and give you some extra decompression time. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we skip out of Atlanta for an extended weekend in the North Georgia Mountains try to stay reasonably safe while visiting breweries and wineries in three states - Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. We also take brief interludes to discuss comic books, podcasts, and airbnb kitchen essentials. Have a great holiday season if we don't talk before 2021! --- Send in a voice message:
Where we discuss various issues and lessons we've learned over our years traveling - and Rachel says f*** a lot. We cover various mistakes with planes, trains, AND automobiles from Europe, South America, Japan, and right here in our backyard of North Georgia - but most of all laugh about most of them and hopefully share a few tips to help others be better prepared. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we discuss caving to social media advertising and our recent stay at a Getaway in Northern Georgia. In the second half we unbox snacks from Egypt and compare them to the last box from Thailand. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we attempt a minisode while opening another international snack box in an attempt to travel from home - this time to Thailand! Salty, sweet, sour, and savory with a touch of Rachel's archnemesis - mayonnaise! --- Send in a voice message:
Where we talk about some of our recommened collaborative games and ramble on about our love of Arkham Horror Card Game. Most are good for 1 or 2 players since we're all still stuck at home and unable to travel here in the states. --- Send in a voice message:
S2E6: UK Snack Unboxing

S2E6: UK Snack Unboxing


Where we take a break and try to approximate a little travel in the times of COVID with an international snack unboxing from the UK - savory, sweet, trivia, and more. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we talk about a way we found to somewhat safely get away in the times of COVID and our reflections and tips from past camping experiences. We also capture a bird catching a bug in front of our faces and discuss how Matthew McConaughey was born with bongos in a Nebraska lake --- Send in a voice message:
Where we talk about some of our favorite two player games. We touch on a few classics and spend more time reviewing lightly competitive board, dice, and card games - a couple that are particularly good for travel. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we discuss some of our favorite things to do and stories from our handful of visits to Nashville over the last 6 years. We cover food, lodging, music, culture, art quests, neighborhoods, and giant replicas of Greek architecture. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we chat with our good friends Sarah and Brian (the hosts of the Animal, Vegetable, Marital podcast) about their recent trip to Hawaii, veganism, learning to travel as a couple, hanger, and debate the virtues and disappointments of shave ice. Check them out at --- Send in a voice message:
S2E1: Our Top 10 Meals

S2E1: Our Top 10 Meals


Where we kick off season two and discuss our top list of meals, including some nostalgia and some recent trips. We cover Mexico, Italy, Japan, Atlanta, San Francisco, Fort Collins CO, London and finish with how the best meal ever can be in your hometown. Hope you enjoy and would love to hear about your favorite meal! Listen, like, subscribe, and review! --- Send in a voice message:
Where we wrap up our highlights from our recent extended stay in the United Kingdom, primarily in London, but also in Cardiff and Swansea, Wales. We talk about Shakespeare, theater, real cask ales, pubs, food, ruins, castles, rum bars, public transit, museums, nostalgia, and just living abroad for a short period of time. Hope you enjoy! We'll be back next year with season 2! --- Send in a voice message:
Where we talk about the amazing ruins of Tintern Abbey and Caerphilly around Cardiff and Rachel's reminiscing about our walk from Swansea to Mumbles in southern Wales with stops along the way. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we talk about my one month stay in London for work, Rachel joining at week three, theater shows, walking tours, museums, real ale, food, and tips for saving some money and finding fun things to do. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we pass over our Dragon Con wrap up because we took too long and instead discuss opportunities we've had to maximize work travel and our upcoming extended trip to London, Wales, and other points in the UK. Maybe a couple of tips and podcast recommendations in there as well. --- Send in a voice message:
Where we discuss Dragon Con, with a few asides about our cat Laszlo, as well as what we've been up to the last few weeks and our growing audience. We cover a bit of what Dragon Con is, our costumes past and present, prep, planning, and tips for maximum enjoyment. Let is know on Instagram or Facebook if you'll be at the con this year! --- Send in a voice message:
Our final Japan episode where we discuss out top 10 experiences and tips, plus discuss what's on the agenda next. This one's a little longer, but we think it's well worth the time. We had fun reflecting on our favorites and shout out to previous episodes if you want to hear more on specific topics. We also tweaked the transition music a bit, let us know if it still needs work. Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message:
22 days gives one a lot of time to try a variety of food and food experiences in Japan. In part one of our two part Japan trip wrap-up we focus on food and eating in Japan - variations on ramen, tsukemen, tantanmen, soba, and noodles galore; breakfasts, both traditional and our own, including natto, random fish, and finishing with miss soup; soup curry, cheese tarts and other favorites, surprises, advice; plus what we missed and what we'll miss. Join us to hear there is more than sushi in Japan and way more to try still! Note: Apologies that we're still sorting out our recording levels and the transition music may be much louder than expected if listening on headphones - we're working on it! --- Send in a voice message:
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