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
||Clean127-Critiquing My Top 10 Travel Tips; Reviewing VPNs||Digital security with a VPN, reviewing 3 VPN products; dig into my Top 10 Holiday Travel Tips listicle, and follow up on stories from Uber and Lyft drivers.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean126-Beating the Traffic; Rethinking Carry-On Luggage||More driving has me avoiding traffic instead of flight delays; need for international SIMs going away; disgusting plane seatback pockets; getting new carry-on bags||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean125-Uber Driver Stories; Overseas for the Election||Back from Tuscany avoiding the noise of the US presidential election. I ask Uber drivers for their life stories and talk about using Bluetooth in rental cars.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean124-Craft Beer Hunting; I Hate Rick Steves||My son and I talk about hunting down craft beers; a few "a-ha" moments from a trip to Scotland; Bitch tweeting; Why I hate the Rick Steves travel juggernaut.||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean123-How To Avoid Travel Delays||Airline system outages and thunderstorms; travel delays are part of this month's travel experience. How can you avoid delays, or at least minimize their impact.||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean122-Data-Hungry Phones; Dramatic Iceland||Iceland is a hot travel destinations, maybe too hot? I think it's "dramatic." And why am I always surprised by the amount of international data my iPhone consumes?||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean121-TSA Lines; My Luggage is Where||TSA doesn't value travelers' time; lost luggage across Europe; Wow Air baggage strip tease; still need money back-up plans when traveling||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean120-Where Do Guidebooks Fit In; I Hate Shopping for Suitcases||Using guidebooks in the digital travel world; review Bluesmart smart luggage; packing strategies are very personal; foreign exchange apps; digital travel security||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean119-Digital Security On The Road; US Airports Getting Better||Balancing the hassle-hacking trade-off when traveling; US airports slightly improving; Spirit Airlines growth; US immigration preclearance||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean115-A Decade of TravelCommons||Looking back over 10 years of TravelCommons||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean74-Looking Back Over Four Years of TravelCommons||The fourth year anniversary episode of TravelCommons||5/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40-Looking Back Over The First Year||The first year anniversary episode of TravelCommons||6/12/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27-Best of 2005||The best of the 2005 episodes of TravelCommons||12/27/2005||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravelCommons Promo||Taste of TravelCommons||7/6/2005||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.