By Mark Peacock
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The Frequent Traveler's Podcast. The voice of the frequent traveler -- more about the journey than the destination
||107-Serious About Hotel Reviews; TSA Gets Something Right!||My checklist for hotel reviews; Key travel apps; Airline Twitter stalking; TSA PreCheck expansion||1/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||106-Summer Vacation in Amsterdam; Restaurant Trends||What to do in Amsterdam; Prepaid mobile data; New restaurant trends; Apple Maps vs. Google Maps; Best weather apps; TSA PreCheck expanding||9/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||105-Traveling in Spain; Return of the Hotel Lobby?||Suggestions for Spanish vacations; Best flight information web site; Airline Twitter response; Resurgence of hotel lobbies||5/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||104-Status Free Fall; TSA Knife Fight||Differences between losing frequent flier and frequent sleeper status; TSA's new knife rules aren't all bad||3/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||103-Hospitality is Personal; Tablets Everywhere||Updated trip management app comparison; review of behind-the-scenes book on hotels; picking the right tablet||1/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||102-Trip Management App Comparison; TSA Scanner Shuffle||Comparing leading smartphone travel management apps; What is the TSA doing with full-body scanners now||11/29/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||101-Future of Mileage Tracking Tools; Searching for Local Food and Craft Beer||Interview with GoMiles.com CEO; Popping the "travel bubble" by searching out local fare||10/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||100-Southern Road Trip; Breaking Up with American Airlines||Observations from a 2,100 mile loop through the Mid-South; Quitting American Airlines after 30 years together||7/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||99-Downgrading Elite Fliers; Finding Time Off the Road||Taking benefits away from status fliers; adjusting to life off the road||6/25/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||98-Airport Train Robbery; Restaurants Want Your Smartphone||Stolen Luggage and Passports; Restaurants Using Your Smartphones||5/20/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||ExplicitVideoVideo-Impressions of Vietnam||Impressions from 10-day trip in Vietnam in June 2010||9/6/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||74-Looking Back Over Four Years of TravelCommons||The fourth year anniversary episode of TravelCommons||5/14/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||40-Looking Back Over The First Year||The first year anniversary episode of TravelCommons||6/12/06||Free||View In iTunes|
||27-Best of 2005||The best of the 2005 episodes of TravelCommons||12/27/05||Free||View In iTunes|
||TravelCommons Promo||Taste of TravelCommons||7/6/05||Free||View In iTunes|
Best independent podcast your earbuds will ever deliver
Remember this guy's name (Mark Peacock), because I'd be willing to bet that as Independent Podcasting listening audiences continue to grow, he'll emerge as one of the top personalities in the genre. I've been downloading his podcasts since early spring, and although I've picked up a ton of great travel tips and (even as a seasoned "road warrior" myself) have learned a great deal, this isn't the reason that Travelcommons is my favorite podcast. It's all about the delivery: It's just the way he tells a story, his effortless wit and flawless comic timing will have you smiling no matter what kind of travel week you're experiencing. I pop in the earbuds and suddenly Travelcommons has me smiling from the back of the longest security line at LAX, or laughing out loud from a center seat in coach. Download and episode and you'll be hooked.
Even if you don't travel frequently, TravelCommons is an excellent way to live vicariously through the eyes and ears of a business traveler. Mark paints a picture like few other's can with his travel stories.
When people ask where I live, I usually just say airports and marriotts. As someone who lives the life of the road warrior, I find this podcast strikes an all to familiar chord with my own experience. A definite must listen to understand the life of the traveller.