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Rein It In Matt and Rachel

39 EpisodesProduced by Matt and RachelWebsite

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 … read more

39 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

S3:E7: Space Tourism in Huntsville, AL

August 17th, 2021


Where we discuss rocket museums, food, beer, lost luggage, and ducks (we don't actually discuss the ducks enough) during our recent trip to Huntsville, AL.


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S3:E6: First Flight and Building a Colorado Tiny House

July 26th, 2021


This time we travel by planes, trains, and automobiles (well a pickup truck) during our journey to and across Colorado to prepare for the tiny house …

S3:E5: Road Trip 2021 Highlights and Lowlights

June 19th, 2021


Where we wrap up the 2021 Road Trip cycle by talking about the states and attractions we visited in the US southeast and midwest, where we we look forward to visiting again, where we might consider moving, and what we …

S3:E4: Road Trip 2021 Part 2 - WV, PA, VA

May 30th, 2021


Where we talk about our short stop in Wheeling, a few days in Morgantown, a short trip to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, and fun times playing pinball and checking Roanoke after talking about …

S3:E3: Road Trip 2021 Part 1 - GA, TN, KY, OH

May 25th, 2021


Where discuss our first post-vaccine trip since COVID to visit friends in the Midwest and Southeast. We've hit four states so far, seen some random attractions like Cocaine Bear from MFM, and plenty of local businesses …

S3:E2: Planning a Road Trip

April 26th, 2021


Where we discuss how we decide where to go and what to do during our travels using our upcoming road trip as context. We're planning a 1,500 mile loop with 24 hours on the road as we visit 6 states through the US …

S3:E1: Our Favorite Pandemic Meals

February 21st, 2021


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 …

S2:E12: Traveling Using Public Transit

January 1st, 2021


Where we talk about our experiences traveling without renting a car. It works and can definitely be cheaper. We cover trains, trams, taxis, subways, …

S2:E11: Three States in Three Hours

December 13th, 2020


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 …

S2:E10: Travel Fails - Planes, Trains, and Spider Cabin!

November 22nd, 2020


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 …

S2E9: Trying a Getaway and Egyptian Snack Unboxing

September 13th, 2020


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.


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S2E8:Minisode: Thailand Snack Unboxing

August 1st, 2020


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!


S2E7: Collaborative Games

July 25th, 2020


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 …

S2E6: UK Snack Unboxing

July 5th, 2020


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.


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S2E5: Let's Go Camping!

May 24th, 2020


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 …

S2E4: Two Player Games - Favorites & Reviews

April 18th, 2020


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, …

S2E3: Nashville Top 10 - More Than Just Country Music

March 8th, 2020


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, …

S2E2: Hawaii, Travel Challenges, and Shave Ice with Guest Podcasters Animal, Vegetable, Marital

February 14th, 2020


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 …

S2E1: Our Top 10 Meals

January 19th, 2020


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, …

Ep 20: London and Wales Top 10 Wrap-up

December 15th, 2019


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, …

Ep 19: Inns and Cathedrals - Wales, UK

November 28th, 2019


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.


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Ep 18: One Month in London

November 24th, 2019


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.


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Ep 17: Top 10 Work Travel Trips & Tips

October 20th, 2019


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 …

Ep 16: Two Weeks to Dragon Con 2019!

August 18th, 2019


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, …

Ep 15: Japan Top 10 Wrap Up

July 4th, 2019


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 …

Ep 14: 22 Days of Food in Japan

June 7th, 2019


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, …

Ep 13: Hokkaido, Hell Valley, and Hakodate

June 1st, 2019


Where we wrap up our six days in Hokkaido; discuss comparisons of onsen towns, ryokans, and kaiseki meals from Echigo-Yuzawa and Noboribetsu; and …

Ep 12: Sapporo Japan - Food and Magical Sake Nights

May 25th, 2019


We recap the various foods and drinks we had in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan - Including a comparison of ramen so far on our trip, more chicken than …

Ep 11: Finally in Hokkaido, Japan!

May 23rd, 2019


Where we discuss observations on Aomori, amazing sushi, more Joyful Trains, internal flight discounts, and most of all finally making it to wonderful …

Ep 10: Japan - Halfway; Food and Reflections

May 19th, 2019


We're half way through our 21 day Japan trip so we take a few minutes to catch up on where we've been, some reflections on Japan so far, and talk about food and being adventurous.


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Ep 9: Losing a Passport in Japan & A Shinkansen to a Ryokan in the Mountains

May 15th, 2019


Where we recover from a lost passport (and wallet (and JR Pass)), take a shinkansen to Echigo-Yuzawa, drink sake from a room full of vending …

Ep 8: Tokyo - Costs, Toilets, Beers, and Surprises

May 14th, 2019


Where we discuss various surprises and realities of from the first part of our stay in Tokyo. We cover cost expectations, toilets, beers, booze, lack of sake, and other observations before we head north and leave the …

Ep 7: Day 2 & 3 in Tokyo - Shinjuku, Harajuku, Roppongi, & Shimokitazawa

May 12th, 2019


Where we discuss the Gyoen National Gardens, Harajuku Cat Street, Izakaya Tours, the Mori Art Museum, Shimokitazawa, and eating Spanish food in Japan


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Ep 6: First Day in Japan! Flights, Tips, First Food and Views!

May 10th, 2019


First episode from our 22 day Japanese adventure. Tips for day one of travel, ramen and tsukemen for dinner, free art (#fafatl) drops, and views from …

Ep 5: One Street, One Day - Tour De Ponce, Atlanta

March 10th, 2019


Where we take a journey along Atlanta's Ponce De Leon Avenue from start to finish, stopping at some favorites and trying some places we've been wanting to check out during our eight years living in the city.


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Ep 4: Yayoi Kusama and Japan Planning

February 17th, 2019


Where we talk about our recent visit to Kusama's Infinity Mirrors, art over hyped experience, and the beginnings of our Japan trip planning.


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Ep 3: North Georgia Mountains

January 20th, 2019


Where we talk about the North Georgia mountains and local travel vacations.


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Ep 2: PB&J, The Met, and Broadway

December 3rd, 2018


Part 2 of NYC our NYC trip. Peter, Bjorn, and John; The Met, Broadway Show, and visiting our special podcast guest, Jon!


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Ep 1: New Podcast and NYC MOMA

November 30th, 2018


Hey, we started a podcast! We're in New York City and we visited the MOMA after talking about why we are podcasting.


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