Panel

Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

Discussion
00:44 – Packing
03:15 – Traveling for clients vs conferences
06:38 – Packing cont’d & flying

Rick Steves Packing Cube - 3 Set

08:05 – Lodging

Staying w/ friends
Airbnb
Hotels

14:01 – Traveling w/ electronics

New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack
TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router
StrongVPN

19:51 – Getting through the airport & flying

Alaska Airlines Mobile App
TripIt
Instapaper
Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams Contoured Sleep Mask with Earplugs and Carry Pouch

27:15 – Staying off the beaten path
29:38 – Taking care of yourself while traveling
32:43 – Getting around

Car rentals
Public transportation

37:05 – Finding deals & saving $$$

KAYAK
Bing Travel Fare Predictor
Travelzoo

40:40 – Traveling within driving distance

Picks

StrongVPN (Eric)
Funding your startup with a "one on / three off" setup (Eric)
Lonely Planet (Ashe)
Wikitravel (Ashe)
Markdown Here (Ashe)
Anker Battery Pack (Chuck)
D-Link SharePort Go Mobile Companion with Rechargeable Battery (Chuck)
D-Link SharePort Go Review (Chuck)
DevChat.tv Indiegogo Campaign (Chuck)

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Transcript

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CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 61 of the Freelancers Show! This week on our panel we have, Eric Davis.

ERIC: Hello!

CHUCK: Ashe Dryden.

ASHE: Hello!

CHUCK: I’m Charles Max Wood from devchat.tv. This week we’re going to be talking about "Travelling for Work". This is something that I do frequently and suck at terribly, so I’m a little curious as to what suggestions you guys have for travelling. I think most of my angst comes from like packing and I always wind up forgetting stuff. [laughs] It’s just the way it is. I just throw a whole bunch of stuff in the duffle bag, put on my computer stuff in my computer bag, and then curse the TSA in my head the whole way through the airport.

ASHE: Ain’t that’s how a lot of us do it?

[laughter]

CHUCK: Yeah. So, I know you travel quite a bit, Ashe.

ASHE: I do. I travel a lot for conferences.

CHUCK: So, what’s kind of the biggest thing that makes your life easier when you travel?

ASHE: I have a separate bag that I use for travelling, and I actually have like a separate copy of everything that I use in my regular life that goes inside that bag. So like I have a toiletry bag, and my toothbrush, and hairbrush, and everything always stay in there. That way, I never have to remember to pack that stuff because the things that I always tend to forget are my hairbrush and my pajamas – every single time. I’m not entirely sure why, but those are the two things that I always forget. So I try to minimize the damage by trying to keep as much stuff in my like travelling bag as possible.

CHUCK: That makes a lot of sense. There I admit that when I went down to New Media Expo — my wife doesn’t listen to the show, so I won’t be in trouble — but she hadn’t on a laundry in like two weeks and I had no clean clothes, so I drove down to Las Vegas and I went and bought underwear and socks so I would have clean clothes to wear while I was down there.

ASHE: Nice!

[Chuck laughs]

ASHE: I know a lot of people that when they travel internationally like they’ll pack everything very tightly. And then when they’re getting ready to leave, they actually throw out their underwear and their socks and I mean that’s kind of cheap to replace, so they have room for souvenirs or whatever else they’re bringing back.

ERIC: Yeah, I’ve heard people that do that. Like what they’ll do, is they’ll travel to a place that’s kind of cold then pick up a jacket there. And then if they leave,

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