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Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type Adventures, Lifestyle Design Like Tim Ferriss Plus Inspiration Like TED

Jason Moore: Travel Podcast Host | Location Independent Publisher | Digital Nomad

Do you want to learn how to travel the world for as long as you desire, on your terms while spending less money? Whether you're a travel newbie dying to figure out how to explore the world, an occasional traveler longing to make your holiday everyday, or an experienced globetrotter seeking unique ways to keep traveling full time, you're in the right place. Travel expert Jason Moore from ZeroToTravel.com chats with adventurous people living life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly. Jason and his guests share insanely actionable advice and key resources, getting down and dirty on topics like; starting and running an online business from anywhere, travel and work opportunities, gutsy budget travel strategies, surprising ways to earn free travel, the digital nomad life, unconventional travel based lifestyles, fun travel jobs, how to plan epic adventures, backpacking, 4 hour work week inspired topics, and everything in between. Jason has wandered the planet for 15+ years working as a tour manager in events/music, an adventure travel tour guide, a trash sweeper, and now as a location independent entrepreneur running businesses on the fly. He is obsessed with doing whatever he can to help you explore our crazy planet, no matter what your current situation or experience. Let's do this! Subscribe now and welcome.

Episodes

How To See The Northern Lights In Norway
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:00:24
How To See The Northern Lights In Norway

Have you ever wondered how to see the Northern Lights in Norway?

Are the Northern Lights on your bucket list?

Tune in today to hear how you can do it affordably in a notoriously expensive Scandinavian country and when and where should you go.

My friend and fellow expat David Nickel stops by to give you the inside scoop on the Norwegian Northern Lights phenomenon. David is a travel journalist and author of several books, including the new Moon Guidebook to Norway.

Be sure to check out the Norway Northern Lights in the video below.

You'll Learn:
  • The number one thing that is not on any pre-trip travel checklist that should be
  • The best way to create a deeper connection to a place and it's people
  • One key element to integrate into the Norwegian experience
  • Best piece of advice to learn about local customs (when moving to a new country)
  • A detailed description of the Northern Lights
  • Typical ways you can arrange a Norwegian Northern Lights experience
  • The reality of writing a guide book about a country
  • Plus so much more!
Resources:

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The Current State Of Digital Nomadism + DNX Global Roundup
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 41:10
The Current State Of Digital Nomadism + DNX Global Roundup

Have you heard of DNX Global?

If you are a digital nomad or aspire to be one, you need to check it out. You'll learn how more and more people are earning a living from their laptop; on the fly while they are traveling. It is an incredible way to roam and be free, but it also means you travel with a lot of responsibilities (and there are many challenges to the digital nomad lifestyle).

I connect with my buddy Fred Perrotta from Tortuga backpacks (in Lisbon!) to give you the down low on the digital nomad conference (DNX Global). You'll hear all about:

  • The current digital nomad scene
  • The various stages of being a digital nomad
  • What the digital nomad experience is like on the ground
  • What are the hot businesses right now

Check out this review of the Tortuga Homebase Travel Backpack:

Also, please donate to the emergency fund for Samir's (our Trekking Nepal guide) Niece. Thank you.

Tune In To Learn:
  • Who attends DNX Global
  • Why meeting in person creates momentum
  • How to get into the digital nomad bubble
  • Why digital nomads are all about collaboration and partnership
  • How to use entrepreneurship as a tool to get the life you want
Resources:

Head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Settling With The Nomad Spirit + The Beauty in Ugly
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Settling With The Nomad Spirit + The Beauty in Ugly

Have you ever traveled to an ugly place and found the beauty in it?

Today you'll hear about transitioning off the road (from a nomadic life) to a more settled existence. This can be tricky, but tune in to hear how you can do it successfully (and peacefully).

My guest is on a mission to help 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020. The 3rd edition of her book- Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom In Business and Adventure In Life - is available now!

Please welcome Natalie Sisson to the show. You can learn more about Natalie and her mission at The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Plus, stay until the end for a special giveaway (worth $1000).

You'll Learn:
  • How to know when it's time for a break from life on the road
  • The definition of a lifestyle property
  • How to keep your brand identity (when you are making changes)
  • Ways to create a basis to start a new foundation
  • How a digital sabbatical can help you
  • The most valuable thing in the world (it's free)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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The Meaning of Life With Biciclown
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 43:09
The Meaning of Life With Biciclown

Have you seen the Biciclown around the world?

What is the one thing about travel that never ceases to amaze you?

Tune in to learn what travel can reveal about yourself, others, and the world. Plus, you'll gain some wisdom from a gentleman who lives his life on the road- Álvaro Neil (aka Biciclown).

Álvaro quit his job as a lawyer and left (in 2004) his home town in Spain to tour the world on a bicycle. He arrived in England after cycling through 114 countries, and stayed with Emma who is a host on Warm Showers; a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. Emma recorded this interview with Álvaro, the Biciclown in early August 2017, near the end of his world tour, which he will finish back in his Spanish home town on November 19th (after exactly 13 years on the road!).

Álvaro is also a clown, an author, and a documentary filmmaker. Through his project, ‘Miles of Smiles Around the World’ he performs clown shows to people in need.

Today You'll Learn:
  • Why travel by bicycle
  • The worst thing about traveling by bicycle
  • How to easily communicate with others
  • Why there is no real reason to quit
  • How not to get help in North America
  • One of the best things about being on the road
  • How the Biciclown manages karma in his life
  • The three most important keys to life
  • How to make a business about life on the road
Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

When Reality Shifts
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 54:44
When Reality Shifts

How does the lens through which you see the world affect your reality and your ability to travel?

How do you feel about your reality?

My guest today is the co-founder of Unbounded Adventures, a new tour company currently running small group trips to Peru. Today you'll hear all about:

  • Launching a tour company
  • Desert survival
  • Spiritual travel
  • Psychedelics
  • And much more

Please welcome Tim Richard to the show.

Tune In Now To Learn:
  • How to re-calibrate to a new reality
  • The only thing that you can control
  • How to get a job with a tour company
  • Is Ayahuasca right for you?
  • How to experience the world from a higher perspective
  • What does spiritual travel mean?
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Making Sense of Cents: Personal Finance and Travel + Is This The Best time EVER to Travel?
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:00:37
Making Sense of Cents: Personal Finance and Travel + Is This The Best time EVER to Travel?

Is it easy making sense of cents?

Is this the best time ever to build your life around travel?

Today you'll get advice on the following:

  • Should you pay off all of your debts before traveling?  And what order should they be paid off in?
  • If you own a home and want to travel long term, should you sell it or rent it out?
  • What are the best ways to save money for travel and still pay all your bills?

Please welcome Michelle Schroeder-Gardner to the show. She runs the personal finance lifestyle blog, Making Sense of Cents, and she’s running it while living on the road in an RV.  She's here to share her advice and help you get your head around your own finances....so you can have more of that green to travel the world!

Plus You'll Learn:
  • The best way to save money for traveling
  • The true cost of living on the road
  • Top tip to pace your spending for a year or more
  • How to extend your travel budget even further
  • Advice on health insurance for the traveler
  • What makes RV life much easier
  • How to never run out of new ideas
  • And so much more
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Feature photo courtesy of Making Sense Of Cents

Grateful Gypsies + The Power Of Awareness
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:13:14
Grateful Gypsies + The Power Of Awareness

Have you heard of the Grateful Gypsies?

They are two fellow live music and travel lovers and they have been traveling around the world since 2010.

Please welcome Rachel and Sasha to the show!

You can find their work at Grateful Gypsies- where they'll help you improvise your life!

Today you'll hear all about:

  • Gap years
  • Living in China and Bali
  • Working on the road
  • Traveling in SE Asia

They'll take you on another unique path towards long term travel.  Tune in to get some ideas, tips, and strategies....

You'll Learn:
  • A serious option living in another country (and earning an income)
  • The #1 benefit of a gap year
  • The diversity of Indonesia
  • How to balance traveling and documenting traveling
  • Ways to expand your horizons and open your eyes
  • And so much more
Resources:

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*Featured image courtesy of Grateful Gypsies

Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:04:46
Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

Do you think you can hit the reset button on your life?

Can you do this through travel?

My guest today says she is an “adventurist” with a deep love for travel. Her wanderlust has taken her to over 43 countries and last year she completed a three and a half month long trip to 23 countries (in all 7 continents!).

And she just released a book about her travels, From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I hit the reset button on my life.

Please welcome Dr. Quinta to the show.   Today you'll hear all about:

  • How to get to Antarctica on the cheap
  • What around the world flights can do for you
  • How to manage solo travel when you are married or in a relationship
  • Plus so much more

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to gain confidence and courage to put yourself out there
  • Why you have to do it now (tomorrow is not guaranteed)
  • How to be proud of your life history
  • The not so secret secret about travel and life
  • How to get half off your cruise to Antarctica
  • General solo travel tips
  • Ways to make peace with yourself
Resources:

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Refugee Stories: 12 Countries In 10 Years
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 55:51
Refugee Stories: 12 Countries In 10 Years

What refugee stories have you heard?

Today, more than ever we need to make people feel welcome and safe. It will allow you to be more accepting and you can connect in a new way.

In today's episode, you'll gain a better understanding of what the refugee experience is like from Aiman Shaqura. He came to Norway as a refugee in 1991 after 10 years on the run through 12 countries.

Helping immigrants and refugees become integrated into their new home country is a cause close to his heart, so he started Give a Job; an organization based in Norway that helps match refugees with the needs of businesses. Give a Job has helped hundreds of immigrants get work and continues to do so.

Aiman has also built and sold a number of companies; his latest project Charge is Norway's first entrepreneurial incubator for first-generation immigrants who have ambitions to create future growth companies.

You'll hear so much including:
  • Why life in a safe place was like hell in paradise
  • Thoughts around the media's coverage of the refugee crisis
  • Real refugee stories
  • How you can help refugees on the ground in your daily life
  • Best piece of business advice for budding entrepreneurs
  • The most powerful mindset strategy you've ever heard
  • And a whole lot more
Resources:

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Following Your Heart To The Road With Ka Sundance
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:12:58
Following Your Heart To The Road With Ka Sundance

What is one insanely simple thing you can do to kick-start or resume a life of travel?

Today Ka Sundance stops by to share his story about how his family has been traveling the world for a long time.

He's the founder of The Sundancefamily where he and his wife help new and aspiring business owners, coaches and artists, transform their lives AND businesses to manifest more purpose, abundance and freedom.

You'll hear about:

  • What it's like to be down to your last dollar on the road
  • Full time travel and living abroad (and who it is not for)
  • What bucking the status quo for a life of travel means for your relationships
  • The definition of an authentic lifestyle business
Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create a different concept of many things
  • Ways that new opportunities appear right before your eyes
  • Why travel is so healthy
  • How to overcome fear and move forward
  • Advice for traveling with kids (family)
  • The only way you truly learn
  • Drawbacks of taking a family on the road (or traveling long term)
  • Biggest business mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  • And much, much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:20:51
Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese

Have you heard about Jasmine Reese and her dog Fiji?

Back in 2013 she took her puppy and her violin on a bicycle tour across the United States with less than $50 in her pocket.

She was, in her words, a “chubby city girl, trying to regain self-confidence and recapture the person she thought she’d lost.”

Learn more about her travels and music at Fijapaw.

You'll hear how Jasmine has gained a renewed faith in humanity while experiencing profound acts of kindness from strangers, and how she reshaped both her body and her mind.

Learn how your attitude defines your action and how you can create a life of travel.

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to use your internal power
  • Ways to get out of your rut
  • How to start planning a bicycle tour across the USA
  • Where to stay when traveling by bicycle (with your pet)
  • What do you eat while on the road
  • Why the journey is more important than the destination
  • Practical tips for saving money (and creating money)
  • Pros and Cons of riding 12 hours a day
  • The smart way to hitchhike
  • And so much more

Resources:

Pink Eye Lament with Zen Ben:

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A Travel Box of Chocolates
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 52:46
A Travel Box of Chocolates

How do your expectations around a trip affect the trip itself?

Tune in to hear about expectations, plus you'll get a travel box of chocolates.

My guest today is the founder of The Strange and New where she aims to “cut the bs out of travel." She is also an editor for Matador and she is here to discuss a potpourri of travel topics.

Please welcome Jacqueline Kehoe to the show. Let's dive in!

You'll Learn:
  • How to have the time of your life (and meet your best friends ever)
  • Why staying in one place can actually be traveling
  • Can you have Travel A.D.D
  • One of the best motivators out there
  • How to find yourself through travel
  • Ways to carry your happiness with you
  • How to document travel (so you don't go overboard)
  • How to get your soul chords vibrating
  • And so much more!
Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Making Another Country Your Home Base - Estonian E-Residency
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 42:35
Making Another Country Your Home Base - Estonian E-Residency

Are you ready for your Estonian E-Residency?

The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency- a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location independent business online. Plus, e-residency enables secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online.

Today you'll hear from the managing director of e-residency for the government of Estonia, Kasper Korjus. He's going to give you the details on their E-Residency program and you'll learn how you can easily make Estonia your home base.

Tune In To Learn:
  • What is an E-Resident (and how to become one in Estonia)
  • One thing that will make it easier for you to apply for Visa’s and living permits
  • How we can create nations without borders
  • Why e-residency is perfect for freelancers and nomads
  • Why Estonia has decided to take the start up mentality and innovate
  • How to change the revenue models of nation states
  • One of the most frustrating things about being based outside of the US (now)
  • Main benefits of E-Residency
  • How to empower global citizens
  • Why you should visit Estonia
  • And much more!
Resources:

Head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Ex-Patting In Latin America With Lily Ann Fouts
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:10:46
Ex-Patting In Latin America With Lily Ann Fouts

Have you ever thought about Ex-Patting?

Today my friend Lily Ann Fouts stops by to give you tons of tips, strategies, and advice for Ex-patting in Latin America.

Lily is a multi-talented writer, author, and long time traveler who has lived on every continent except Asia ( including Antarctica!). When her and her husband are not out roaming the planet, they are living full time in a motor-home around the USA. She is also the chief adventure scribe of our community Location Indie.

Get more info about Lily here and be sure to check out her book, Live Like a Local in Loja: An Expat Experience in Ecuador

Tune In To Learn:
  • How best to settle-in anywhere and have a true local experience
  • Why you need to practice responsible ex-patting
  • Tips on where figuring out where to go
  • Top reason Loja is intriguing
  • How to successfully integrate yourself as an expat into a community
  • One of the most underrated travel tips (to lead you to the best spot)
  • The one thing that is a powerful bridge to a better experience
  • How to truly connect with locals
  • Language learning resources
  • Tips for picking up a language (faster)
  • How long you can stay in Latin America (visa options)
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Price of Travel with Roger Wade
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:05:08
Price of Travel with Roger Wade

What is the price of travel?

Today you are going to get the 'nitty gritty' on the price of travel.

You'll hear about:

  • Overcoming travel obstacles
  • Saving money on travel
  • Different ideas around what travel costs
  • The logistical practical stuff around money and travel

My guest today is the founder and editor in chief of Price of Travel- a database of travel costs in every major destination around the world. The site now features over 200 cities with information for each listing- accommodation, transportation, attraction, food and drink prices.

Please welcome Roger Wade to the show. He’s here to help you get the most travel bang for your buck.

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create a lifestyle rather than just take a trip
  • Advantages of solo travel
  • What to do as a solo traveler to meet other people
  • The flexibility of budget airlines
  • How to get incredibly cheap deals for European train rides
  • Who is the best type of traveler for a city pass
  • Formula to gauge what a typical 'great day' will be like (for a traveler)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

How To Make Tough Decisions
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How To Make Tough Decisions

When you choose to travel, a lot of tough decisions come up. Things like:

  • Should I quit my job to travel?
  • Should I travel solo or try to find a friend?
  • Where should I go?
  • Is taking time off from school to travel the right thing to do?
  • Should I keep my apartment/house or rent it out?
  • What should I do when I come back?

And on and on.

Did you know there is somebody you can ask who is right 100% of the time?

Sounds crazy I know!

In this episode you'll learn how to make a tough decision and who that person is who is always right.

Location Independence Uncut - The Spouse Speaks
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 35:39
Location Independence Uncut - The Spouse Speaks

Today I'm bringing you a bonus episode to learn the truth behind Location Independence. My wife Anne Dorthe reveals what it's like to live with a location independent entrepreneur- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

How do you think it would be?

Awesome, Annoying, Educational?

Tune in now to find out.

Plus, we are celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack! It is an incredible bundle of resources to help you live, work, and travel anywhere. All about location independence (LI), freedom, and the travel. Only available through June 5th, 2017, so be sure to grab a copy at zerototravel.com/paradisepack before it's gone forever.

You'll Learn:
  • The reality of living with someone who is location independent
  • Good piece of advice to go on the road (with a location independent entrepreneur)
  • One important thing to do to help your travel partner
  • 3 words to describe the location independent lifestyle
  • How to support to your LI partner (even if you are not into it)
  • The benefits of the location independent lifestyle
  • Why you need to support the location independent people in your life
  • And tons more
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

And don't forget to pick up The Paradise Pack (by June 5th, 2017) at zerototravel.com/paradisepack. It will literally change your life.

An Unconventional Life On The Road
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:30:07
An Unconventional Life On The Road

When you are trying to decide if you should hit the road for a long period of time (maybe go full nomad) or maybe just extend your current travels, is it just a numbers game?

Tune in to hear how it might be for some of you...

Today you get a value packed interview with my new friend Paul Kortman. He and his family (wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs) have been living out on the road for the last 3 years. They spent a year flying around the world and are now living in an RV.

You can follow their adventure at Home Along the Way. And they have a podcast called Nomad Together.

You'll Learn:

  • How to fall into Location Independence
  • Recommendations before taking a long term family trip
  • Key lessons and tips on how to live in a 37ft RV with your wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs
  • Ways to create deeper relationships (on the road)
  • How to run a business from your RV
  • The fastest way to go location independent
  • How to get a partner on board for travel
  • What to do about medical and health issues
  • How the hybrid location independent model can benefit you
  • What can open your kids to an entire world of possibilities
  • And a ton more!

Be sure to pick up the bundle of world-class educational products from travel and location independent experts at zerototravel.com/paradisepack (The Paradise Pack is only available from May 30th- June 5th, 2017).

Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

Transition (Back) To Travel: Jean's Story
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:12:54
Transition (Back) To Travel: Jean's Story

Can you have unexpected travel success?

What is your number one travel fantasy?

Tune in today to find out!

Plus, you'll hear a story of transition back to travel as my friend Jean Sibley stops by....

Check out her website, Stop Work Travel, which is all about taking a true break from work – whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime. Putting aside all thoughts of default living and being present to fully enjoy the journey before you.

She also does travel coaching at Freedom Past 50 to help people over 50 get the same freedom to roam that she has (stay until the end to hear about a bonus for Zero to Travel listeners).

You'll Learn:
  • Why hidden doors will open when you travel (and why you have to go through them)
  • What you need to build a life of location independence and sustain it
  • How to live comfortably in Bulgaria
  • Ways to free up stuck energy
  • How to actually change your brain when learning
  • Transition to Travel tips
  • How to further strengthen your commitment to travel
  • Where to meet people from all over that get you (and will cheer you on)
  • One great way to supplement (or replace) your income
  • How to discover your true power
  • Ways to generate revenue in a place you are just traveling through
  • Technique to make you feel more connected (to self and other travelers)
  • And so much more
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Featured image credit: In Her Image Photography

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 5)
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 11:50
Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 5)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to get the best inside strategies and tips from 10 different location independent travelers.

Day 5 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge is here. You've made it. Congratulations. You are about to start a location independent business my friend (in 5 days!).

It's time to take the leap. You have the list, you know what you are putting out there. Now it is time to do it...

You'll Learn:
  • How to get you used to putting yourself out there
  • Ways to pick up momentum when first starting
  • How to make your service or offer a real thing
  • What the best businesses do for people
  • One thing to get you excited to create stuff (and put it out there)
  • How to get people excited to pay you
  • How to earn trust
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to do something different (experiment)
Resources:

To get the most out of this 5 part mini-series, be sure to start with Day 1: (Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4) Zero To Location Independent Challenge

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4)
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Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to learn from 10 different location independent travelers. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, saving you time and money on your path towards Location Independence.

You made it to Day 4 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.

Keep up the good work my friend, you are on your way towards creating a location independent business.  Only 1 more day to go!

Focus in on who exactly you are going to be reaching out to that is going to give you money (for what you have to offer).

You'll Learn:
  • What makes the decision making process a whole lot easier
  • How to get the confidence to put yourself out there
  • What you must do to get business
  • The first place to start when reaching out to your network
  • How to create a target list
  • The best way to find new clients quickly (and grow your business quickly)
  • Why it's important to develop relationships
  • The unsexy part of building a location independent business
Resources:

Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order: (Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge

 

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3)
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 15:14
Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

In this guide, you’ll hear from 10 different travelers with 10 different types of location independent businesses. You'll get their inside strategies and tips and I’ve taken the best of those lessons and put them into one guide for you!

Today is Day 3 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. The trail map continues to get the ball rolling and help you go Zero To Location Independent fast!

Let's figure out what kind of value you can offer to get your first client and get your first location indie dollar.

You'll Learn:
  • One of the most exciting things about being location independent
  • What you can learn through the journey to location independence
  • Ways to feel more comfortable reaching out to people
  • The very powerful concept to take the pressure off of you
  • The only thing you need to remember when it comes to structuring an offer
  • Why you can't underestimate emotional value
  • How to create an offer that fits your personality
  • The best ways to get conversations going
Resources:

Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order: Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1) Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 23:29
Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

In this guide, you’ll learn how 10 different travelers went from Zero To Location Independent. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, so you can save time and money and go location independent fast.

Today is Day 2 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. Choose your path to get some momentum going toward this location independent lifestyle.

Take the power back and control your own destiny. The choice is yours. Let's do this!

You'll Learn:
  • The best way to sustain travel (and be set up after traveling)
  • How to set a rhythm and make things happen
  • Location Independent business myth busting
  • Strategies to eliminate some of the guess work
  • Why you don't need to have a website to go location independent
  • The fastest way to go location independent
  • Easy way to put yourself out there (and offer a service)
  • What you can use as an idea generator
  • How to figure out your skills (what you can offer)
Resources:

 Did you miss Day 1? Be sure to start here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)
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Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab the free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

Today is Day 1 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.  Come along with me on this 5 part mini-series journey giving you the time and space to explore the whole idea of being location independent.

You'll get a trail map to start today and continue to learn and grow over the next 5 days. Trust the process and do it in a way that feels good to you.

Today you'll hear about about mindset and intention. Let's go Location Independent!

You'll Learn:
  • The benefits of location independence
  • How to start on the path toward location independence
  • Ways to banish all excuses forever
  • How to set your intention
  • The ideal day exercise
  • How to figure out what is holding you back (and how to persevere)
  • How to completely decimate excuses (and get rid of them)
Resources:

Language Hacking and Location Independence with Idahosa Ness
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:16:44
Language Hacking and Location Independence with Idahosa Ness

What is one of your biggest cultural mishaps as a traveler?

What is the essence of the best lifestyle businesses out there?

Today you'll to get some incredible advice from Idahosa Ness. He speaks five languages fluently and is the creator of The Mimic Method; a unique language learning approach that focuses on “Learning By Ear” so you can learn languages faster, understand more, and speak with a better accent. He also wants to help people make human connections across the language barrier.

Tune in to hear all about this unique language learning method as we talk travel, location independence, cultural mishaps, the essence of lifestyle businesses, and so much more!

Don't forget to head over to zerototravel.com/paradisepack to get your FREE gift that reveals the truth behind starting a location independent business.

You'll Learn:
  • Why anyone at any age can learn a language
  • What can open up a whole new world of experiences and perspectives
  • The moment when conversations finally stop sucking
  • How to increase motivation and accelerate results (when learning a language)
  • Some powerful side benefits to learning a language
  • Why you need to focus on progression and not perfection
  • The 3 stages of The Mimic Method
  • What is really necessary to learn a foreign language
  • One awesome tip to force you to interact with people
  • Why most understanding is misunderstanding
  • The best way to create and sell a course
  • One of the best multicultural places to visit in the summer (hidden gem!)
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

How To Be Everything
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:02:03
How To Be Everything

Is there anything that you see as an advantage that others may see as a disadvantage?

Have you ever heard of a 'multipotentialite'?   And could you be one?

You are not alone my friend.

You are going to love today's show as we dive deep into How To Be Everything!

My guest today is a writer, artist, career coach, and community leader. She is the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling and fruitful careers and lives.

Her TED talk, Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling has nearly 4 million views at the time of this recording, so she has helped a lot of people....

And she just came out with a new book, How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. Grab a copy of this amazing book here.

Please welcome my dear friend and incredible human being Emilie Wapnick to the show!

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why being a multi-potentialite can create a major advantage
  • The key piece to leading a fulfilling life
  • Why it helps to solve your own problems before helping others
  • 4 models of combining your multiple interests
  • The best multi-potentialite model for travelers
  • How to use value from your travel experiences
  • Why you need to give yourself permission to explore (multiple) interests
  • How to understand your own multi-pod
  • How being a multi-potentialite can be truly liberating
  • Ways to embrace your weirdness (or uniqueness)
  • And so much more!!
Resources:

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Cruise Ship Jobs 101: Travel Jobs Series
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:11:35
Cruise Ship Jobs 101: Travel Jobs Series

How can you find the best cruise ship jobs if you have no experience?

If you work on board a cruise ship you are guaranteed to get paid to travel the world - but is it all it's cracked up to be?

And how can you stand out from the stacks of resumes flowing into cruise ship companies every day?

Our guest today is a true expert on this topic. Amanda Hathorn-Geary spent a decade at sea AND worked on the human resources side which means she was responsible for hiring newbies like us.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • The #1 reason to work on a cruise ship
  • Pros and cons of cruise ship jobs
  • How much money you can expect to earn working on a cruise ship
  • Why working on a cruise ship is a great way to save money for travel (even if you work in an entry level position)
  • How cruise ship work can lead to longer term career opportunities
  • What type of travel experiences you’ll have
  • Which cruise ship job positions can give you the most amount of time for travel
  • How you can leverage cruise ship jobs to accomplish your top bucket list items (think dogsledding in Alaska, feeding Kangaroos in Australia, and on and on)
  • What day-to-day life is like working on a cruise ship
  • How to stand out in a stack of resumes
  • What skills you’ll build for future careers
  • The most desirable positions on the ship
  • How NOT to answer a key interview questions
  • And loads more
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How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series
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How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series

Do you love the idea of work that takes you around the world?

You may want consider working for an airline so you can fly for free (or pretty close to it when flying internationally).

My guest today has worked for 3 major airlines and gets many flight benefits to save money, make money, and take his family around the world. Check out his book, Free Flying to get inside tips on getting hired, employee flight benefits, and lodging on a budget.

Today you'll hear about the types of jobs that you can get with an airline and what benefits are included, how you go about getting these jobs, and where to find them.

Please welcome LaJuan Stoxstill-Diggs to the show!

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why day trips are addicting
  • The different types of airline jobs
  • Perks and behind the scenes benefits for airline employees
  • How to get a job with an airline (without ever flying in a plane!)
  • Where to find airline jobs
  • Super smart strategy for a new airline employee
  • 3 tips to get hired by the airlines
  • How to leverage flight benefits for entrepreneurial endeavors
  • How to improve the lives of your children (through travel)
  • The main benefits of travel jobs and seasonal work
  • And so much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

The Secret World Of Flight Attendants: An Interview With Betty In The Sky
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The Secret World Of Flight Attendants: An Interview With Betty In The Sky

Could you handle being a flight attendant?

What makes a good flight attendant and what can you do as a passenger to make life easier on them?

Betty In The Sky stops by today to share flight attendant stories, advice on traveling, and so much more! She's a veteran flight attendant with over 20 years in the air.  Check out her podcast- Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase! for candid stories, an insiders view of life in the air, and all the behind the scenes stuff.

Fly Here To Learn:
  • How to get a golden ticket to see the world
  • How metal tongs helped save a tricky situation
  • The most ridiculous thing ever witnessed on a plane
  • How to improve the collective consciousness on the plane
  • The most important life lesson learned (as a flight attendant)
  • Funny celebrity stories
  • Advice for layovers (bring your bathing suit to Singapore!)
  • 3 very simple tips to keep flight attendants happy
  • The best asset to help you stand out (when trying to become a flight attendant)
  • What you should talk about during your flight attendant interview
  • Super easy travel hack
Resources:

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Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:04:37
Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly

Can you still have a deep experience in Tibet?

Why should you visit Tibet now?

Today you'll go an adventure through Tibet with expert guide book author Robert Kelly.

Robert has co-authored 2 editions of Lonely Planet’s Tibet guide (including the most recent), and he is also the creator of a new podcast called Travel Tape.  You are going to hear some of the sounds of Tibet and also going to learn tons about this destination. Plus, you'll hear about:

  • What it's like to be a guide book author
  • Long term travel
  • And lots more!
    Tune Your Senses To Learn:
  • How to experience reverse time travel
  • The long history of Tibet
  • Top tips for visiting Tibet the right way (as a foreigner or independent traveler)
  • Where you can find the richest culture in Tibet
  • Best times to visit Tibet
  • Ways to get the best trekking and hiking experiences in Tibet
  • How to get your senses awakened in a Tibetan monastery
  • Best advice for aspiring travel writers
Resources:

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Music Festivals 101: Travel, Culture and Music With Festy Go Nuts
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:07:10
Music Festivals 101: Travel, Culture and Music With Festy Go Nuts

What is your favorite combination travel platter?

In today's episode, you're going to hear about the combination travel platter and learn all about music festivals and travel.  You'll learn all about the music, the culture, and the adventure!

And who better to learn from than my friends, Jason and Kelly, founders of Festy Go Nuts (your ultimate music festival resource).

  Listen Now To Learn:
  • One of the best excuses to travel and take a road trip
  • How to find the best festival for you
  • The best places to find info about festivals
  • What to expect at music festivals
  • How to get a truly intimate experience at a music festival
  • How to be prepared for the best possible festival experience
  • The life saver of all travelers in every situation
  • The costs associated with music festivals (and how to get the best pricing)
  • How to get free tickets to a music festival
  • How to create bonds for life
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Travel Role Models and The Minority Nomad
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:04:17
Travel Role Models and The Minority Nomad

What is a minority nomad? And do you know how many are out there?

And who is your travel role model?

In today's episode you'll hear from a man on a quest to become the first African American to travel to every country in the world! He is currently at 92 countries as we record this...

Please welcome Erick Prince to the show. He's a traveler, photographer, and philanthropist and you can check out his journey at Minority Nomad.

Tune In To Learn:
  • The best way to learn about yourself and find new opportunities
  • How to show a different side of a country
  • Ways to show low income kids the world is open to them
  • How reading can open things up for you
  • What changes your perspective on the world
  • Why traveling can help you see a better way
  • Ways to embrace privilege (to help others)
  • Erick's personal daily mission to help others around the world
  • Ways to take opportunity to share culture, identity, and history
  • How to be a mini-ambassador for your country
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Top 10 Travel Wish List + How To Crush Your Bucket List
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Top 10 Travel Wish List + How To Crush Your Bucket List

How can you totally crush your travel bucket list- starting right now?

Plus, a top 10 list you won’t want to miss…

Today my buddy Trav (from EPOP and Location Indie) joins the show as we each share our respective Top 5 Travel Wishes.

Give yourself the space and time to dream up your current bucket list and put it in writing. Get back in touch with your travel soul and reconnect with your travel dreams. You can make it happen now!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to create a ‘big bang’ to bring your ideas to reality
  • How to get motivated (and move closer to your travel goals)
  • Why alternative reality type spaces are intriguing
  • A time when compromise is necessary
  • The best part of Location Independence
  • How to embrace the idea of enjoying yourself
  • Why the journey can be the best part (of a travel adventure)
  • How to open up more possibilities to see crazy stuff
  • 10 awesome travel wishes (what do you want to do?)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Dating and Travel + Bringing Location Independent Business Ideas To Life
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:03:51
Dating and Travel + Bringing Location Independent Business Ideas To Life

What do you think about dating and travel?

And how does love work if you are a digital nomad?

In today's episode, you'll hear from the Founder of Nomad Soulmates – an online dating app for remote workers and location independent individuals.

Please welcome Aline Dahmen to the show! She breaks down what the dating scene is like out there in nomad land, plus how to handle love on the road.

And if you're NOT single don’t worry, you'll hear helpful tips for both singles and couples alike:

  • Bringing your next business to life
  • What it’s like to build an app
  • Dating ideas for travelers
  • And much more!
Tune In Now To Learn:
  • The best way to learn everything about someone (in a short period of time)
  • How to open hidden doors
  • Why it is important to start with community
  • Ways to get your first clients
  • How being conscious and intentional makes the right people appear
  • Why everyone is going to Bali
  • How to meet (and connect) with people who are aligned with your vision/mission
  • Why you are forced to make a quick decision
  • Challenges of taking a nomad romance into the “real world”
  • The double effect of offline meetings
Resources:

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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye
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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

What do you like about Adventure Travel?

How does immersion change you?

Today you’ll hear all about adventure travel and different ways that immersion can change you...from an award winning professional adventure travel journalist.

Please welcome Jayme Moye back to the show! Learn more about her work here.

The first show we did together was insanely popular as she gave industry tips and secrets to succeed as a professional travel writer. Check out 'How To Become a Professional Travel Writer' (in resources or archives) after listening to today's show!

Today we are going deeper into the world of travel writing and she’s going to share with us a behind the scenes look at the reality of collaborating with top climber Hans Florine to write On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession With Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climb.

Gear Up To Learn:
  • How to get started and make a name for yourself (as a writer)
  • Tips for getting started in freelance writing
  • How your chameleonesque element can help you
  • How travel can really shake up your world
  • What is El Capitan and the mystique around The Nose
  • How to get some of the best journalism
  • What makes you a stronger person (when it comes to adventures)
  • How to break out of your mold (and push out of your comfort zone)
  • Why taking calculated risks can serve you well
  • The best piece of advice to ensure success (when collaborating)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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What It Takes To Go Location Independent
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:29:49
What It Takes To Go Location Independent

What should you do when you get sick of traveling?

Plus, what does it really take to go location independent?

You'll hear all kinds of location independent (LI) goodies today from newbie nomad Jeremy Enns. Jeremy recently quit his job to travel and run his business from the road. He's got tons of insights into the LI lifestyle; from seasonal work, house sitting, travel hacking, saving money, volunteering, bike touring, and more! Check out his work here!

Learn what it takes to go location independent and find out if all the effort is worth it.

Tune In To Learn:
  • An incredible way to get into traveling
  • How to get the mind clicking (for the LI lifestyle)
  • The first step to move in any kind of direction
  • How to achieve the "inevitability of success" attitude
  • Ways to overcome obstacles to location independence
  • How to take the seriousness out of growing a business
  • How to get a whole new view (of yourself and your business)
  • One of the best ways you can travel in the states
  • European bike tour recommendations
  • How a paper map can help you
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education
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Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education

 

Have you ever experienced an overseas education?

Whether it is from unschooling, homeschooling, a classroom, an experience, or an encounter with a local, you never know what you can learn.

Today you'll hear 3 things I love about living in another country...plus you'll hear about long term life abroad, reverse culture shock, and a visa you’ve probably never heard about.

My guest today has been living abroad for 20 years and has been slow traveling with his family for the last 4 years. Check out his Epic Education Radio Podcast where you’ll hear experienced family travelers tell you in their own words how they approach parenting, money, education, accommodation, travel gear and more.

Please welcome Jason Jenkins to the show!

  Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to learn about yourself in a whole new way
  • The advantages of learning a new language
  • Challenges of living abroad with children
  • How to deal with reverse culture shock
  • The benefits of asking for (and getting) remote work
  • Biggest piece of advice for homeschooling or unschooling
  • Some of the best online resources (to educate your kids on the road)
  • How to take the pressure off kids when living abroad
  • How to deal with health issues when overseas
  • The realities of the long term travel lifestyle
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:19:59
Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go

Do you take your travel health seriously?

You might spend a lot of time pre-trip planning, but it’s easy to forget about the most important thing – your health.

Today you'll hear from a true expert on travel health- she’s a medical doctor and a representative of the CDC, Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

With threats like malaria and other mosquito borne disease, viruses, and everything that’s out there – as a traveler you need to be informed and prepared....

You can't let those health concerns scare you from traveling, but I strongly recommend you listen to what Dr. Kozarsky has to say. Set yourself up for a healthy trip, health on the road, and also coming home better than you ever felt before.

Today’s podcast could literally save your life!

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why thinking you are invincible can be dangerous
  • Ways to prepare before travel
  • How far in advance to get vaccinations
  • How to prevent malaria
  • Why you need to look at geography and season when planning travel
  • General costs to visit a travel clinic
  • How to handle antibiotics when traveling
  • The #1 cause of death for travelers (it's not what you think)
  • Why it's a good idea to see a travel health specialist
  • Tips for traveling with young children
  • What you need to know about the Zika virus (symptoms or not)
  • And much more
Resources:

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The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:08:24
The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen

Have you heard of "The Nordic Theory of Everything" by Anu Partanen?

What do you love about your home country?

And do you think it could be better?

Today you'll hear some interesting perspectives and ideas from a Finnish Journalist who, after moving to America in 2008, began to notice how much more complicated and stressful things seemed to be in the states compared to her home country of Finland.

Please welcome Anu Partanen to the show!

She wrote "The Nordic Theory of Everything – In Search Of A Better Life" and you should definitely pick it up! It shows how the Nordic way of doing things can generate more freedom for you to fulfill your desires, enjoy more travel, have better health, better education, and more opportunities.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why the USA is a great country
  • How health care works in Nordic countries (like Norway)
  • What you get for your taxes in Nordic countries
  • Ways to see your home country in a different light
  • What is the "Nordic Theory of Love"
  • Why big government could be holding the USA back
  • Ways to take stress out of everyday life
  • How to create a massive psychological shift in the states
  • How to create more freedom and sanity for all
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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*Featured image taken by Trevor Corson

Debt To Travel + The RV Lifestyle
01:06:17
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:06:17
Debt To Travel + The RV Lifestyle

Have you ever thought about living the RV lifestyle?

How do you go from debt to travel?

Today you'll get the goods on the RV lifestyle and how to sustain it!

My buddy Heath Padgett stops by to share his story how he and his wife quit their office jobs, bought an RV, and planned a trip to all 50 states. Along the way, they discovered they didn’t want their full-time travel lifestyle to end and wanted to find a way to keep traveling indefinitely. Now they are doing it and also teach others how to live the full-time travel life in an RV.

Plus, you'll get some strategies and advice on how to get out of debt and go from debt to travel.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why choose the RV lifestyle
  • How to work a job in all 50 states
  • How to connect with the places you are visiting (in a totally different way)
  • One of the biggest benefits of travel
  • Ways to get immersed in the RV lifestyle
  • How to make a living while exploring and traveling the country
  • The Pros and Cons of RV livin'
  • How to feel close to home wherever you are
  • The real costs associated with the RV lifestyle
  • Ways to save a ton of money while living in an RV
  • How you can make money on the road in an RV
  • A fun debt elimination strategy
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Travel Jobs Series: How To Become A Whitewater Rafting Guide + The Game of Life
01:49:03
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:49:03
Travel Jobs Series: How To Become A Whitewater Rafting Guide + The Game of Life

What is one way to add more travel into your life?

Tune in to find out!

Today you are going to get the goods on travel jobs.  And you'll get to learn about those super cool seasonal jobs like a whitewater rafting guide!

Plus, how do you deal with a difficult decision to leave a career for travel?

My guest today shares her story and experience in doing just that. She's an experienced river raft guide, freelance journalist, and an outdoor adventure seeker. She'll tell you how to become a river rafting guide, plus how to get the best whitewater rafting jobs in the world.

Please welcome Juniper Rose to the show.  You can learn about her and her adventures here.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • The hardest part of actually leaving a job
  • What gives you the ability to leave a job
  • How to transition to life on the road
  • Great tips for making money while traveling
  • The changes that have to take place to get out and travel more
  • How to become a rock star of the river
  • What it really takes to be a whitewater rafting guide
  • How to stand out (in the competitive whitewater rafting guide industry)
  • The best part of the mysterious river raft guide world
  • What it means to win in travel and in life
  • Plus so much more!
Resources:

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Experimental Travel and Music
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 50:09
Experimental Travel and Music

What does experimental travel mean to you?

Whether it is where you can go, or how you can travel, the experiments are up to you! And it can open up many new ideas around travel- awesome.

And how does music impact your travel experience?

It's something that can immediately change your state and connect you with anyone in the world.

Today you'll hear from Fil Corbitt, musician and experimental travel extraordinaire. He's the creator, producer, and host of a podcast called Van Sounds (listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts). It's a show that combines travel, music, and storytelling! Does it get any better than that?

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How rolling the dice can take you in any direction
  • Ways to create your own adventure
  • How to balance living a travel experience vs capturing it
  • The best way to be present
  • One of the main reasons to travel
  • Easy ways to incorporate characters into your story
  • What changes pieces of your travel experience
  • How to immediately change your state (wherever you are)
  • Ways to become a well rounded person
  • How to break the layers of separation
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Terrifying Travel Toilet Tales
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 48:04
Terrifying Travel Toilet Tales

Do you have a terrifying travel toilet tale?

Ok, it may be a little gross to some, but when nature calls, you have to do what you have to do. And usually a humorous, memorable travel story will result.

Today we are bring you a fun and interesting episode....travel poop stories.

You'll hear from a couple community members, myself, and my wife (a honeymoon poop story).

Plus you'll get 3 travel toilet tips, some bonuses, and so much more!

Tune in to get some laughs and maybe you can relate.

Resources:

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Resolutions, Remote Work, and the Reality of Language Learning
01:04:36
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:04:36
Resolutions, Remote Work, and the Reality of Language Learning

What are your travel New Year's resolutions?

Want to hear my favorite New Year's resolution for travelers?

It’s the ONLY 7 words you need to travel this year. Tune in to hear how you can go anywhere you want to go (this year)!

Plus, you'll hear a unique take on location independence, language learning, travel, and so much more.

My friend and co-founder of Live Lingua, Ray Blakney, stops by to share his journey, experiences, and insights to helping others.

If you want to learn a language or are in the process of learning, you've got to check out the world's first total immersion school online- Live Lingua.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to really love what you are doing
  • Ways to find serendipity on multiple levels
  • How to get involved in the Peace Corps
  • What to do to get a happiness advantage
  • Ways that Live Lingua gives back
  • The key to learning every language
  • How to decrease your workload (from 8 hours a day to 1 hour a day!)
  • Ways to pick your business idea
  • Where to find the rainbow mountains
  • One of the best places to go right now
  • And much more!

Resources:

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How To Plan Your Best Damn Year Ever: The Rosebud Method
43:58
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 43:58
How To Plan Your Best Damn Year Ever: The Rosebud Method

Want a simple way to make sure you do everything you want to in business, travel and life in 2017. Listen to this show!

3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular
37:32
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 37:32
3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

Welcome to a very special holiday podcast, our 3rd annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular!!!!

Grab a warm beverage (or a cold one if you prefer!), relax and cozy up by the fire with us as we share nine delightful Norwegian holiday traditions that "Jul" be sure to love.

Drinking the famous Julebrus

Along the way you'll discover our favorite Nordic holiday happenings from quaint Christmas markets to traditional food, drink, music, and so much more.

Oslo at Christmas

Don't miss this once a year podcast event that's sure to leave you filled up with joy and holiday cheer.

Jukemarket

Want more holiday fun? Listen to our last two Norwegian Christmas Spectacular Episodes:

In this podcast special you'll join us for a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and much more. Listen now.

In this show we count down the 12 days of Christmas, Norwegian style! Listen now.

We wish you and yours, a God Jul (Norwegian for Merry Christmas) and a Happy New Year!

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14 Ninja Packing Moves
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 58:02
14 Ninja Packing Moves

Do you want to make next year your best travel year ever?

Ever wonder the best way to pack for a trip?

Well, today you'll hear a simple strategy to make your travel dreams become a reality. Plus, you'll get all kinds of practical, core, awesome travel advice centered around packing.

My buddy and packing expert Fred Perrotta (from Tortuga backpacks) is in the house today! Get ready to hear some expert packing tips in our Top 14 Ninja Packing Moves.

Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack and get a special discount for listening. It's a perfect gift for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why not to worry about "just in case" stuff
  • How to pull off an inspector gadget trick when carrying-on
  • The true amount of time to pack for (no matter how long your trip)
  • The benefit of "leave behinds"
  • What to wear on the flight (instead of putting it in your bag)
  • Where to pack your shoes
  • The best fabrics to wear
  • How to maximize a day pack when getting on a plane
  • How a stuff sack can save your stuff
  • And much more!
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How To Retire Early and Travel the World
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 57:13
How To Retire Early and Travel the World

Can YOU retire early and travel the world?

What does it really take to retire early?

Today you’re going to hear a totally different approach that might forever change the way you think about your work, your finances, and how travel ties in with that....

And today's show is kind of a big deal- you'll hear from Anita Dhake who retired in her 30's (yes, her 30's!) and enjoys traveling the world! Anita is known online as ‘Thrifty Girl’ and she is here to share some advice on early retirement, the lifestyle around that, and how you can start taking steps today to make it happen.

Quick thank you to Tortuga backpacks for supporting today's show! Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

 

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create motivation to retire early
  • Ways to 'UP' your gratitude level
  • How to overcome the biggest obstacle (that people don't realize)
  • Why you need to "spend thoughtfully" to create happiness
  • How much you really need to sacrifice (to retire early)
  • Actionable steps towards early retirement
  • How to get excited about tracking your expenses and budgeting
  • Ways to put relationships first
  • How to go out and do stuff in the world every day
  • One essential item for your health (as a nomad)
  • Travel recommendations (from someone who has been to 52 countries and counting!)
  • And much more!
Resources:

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5 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Trip + An Authentic Food Quest
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:24:12
5 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Trip + An Authentic Food Quest

How are you spicing up your next trip?

Are you ready for an authentic food quest?

Tune in today to hear 5 ways to add another exciting layer to your next travel experience....something a little extra.

Plus, you'll hear about one of my favorite parts of travel – Food! My guests today traded in their corporate jobs in 2015 to eat their way around the world. They recently published their first book, Authentic Food Quest Argentina: A Guide To Eat Your Way Authentically Through Argentina.

Rosemary and Claire are on a mission to transform traveler’s experiences through the discovery and knowledge of authentic food. They took a 6 month food journey starting in South America and then headed to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru!

Get ready for a special treat and some mouth watering fun!

Special thanks to Tortuga backpacks for sponsoring today's show.  Looking for an awesome travel backpack or a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get 10% off the Tortuga Backpack using the promo code TRAVEL at checkout!

Listen To Learn:
  • How to build your best trip
  • How to live the life you truly want
  • Why passion is key to starting a business
  • Why being open to change (and evolving) can make all the difference
  • The real process of transition to travel
  • The best ways to create sustainable living
  • How to make a business work for the long term (don't think about plan B)
  • Daily life of the Authentic Food Quest
  • The 4 steps to find “Authentic” food experiences
  • How to unite around food
  • The best way to shape your entire travel experience
  • The "dream meals" of Rosemary and Claire
  • And much more!
Resources:

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20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part Two
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 47:25
20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part Two

"Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That is why it is called the present."  -Bil Keane 

Looking for great travel gift ideas?

Tune in today for Part Two of 20 Travel Gift Ideas!

In this episode, I sit down my wife Anne Dorthe to share 3 cost saving tips around actual travel experience gifts (hear the most valuable gift you can give someone).  

Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks pays us another visit to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for long term travel.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

Travel Gift Ideas: Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249) Shorts - Kuhl Renegade Shorts ($70)

Pants - prAna Stretch Zion Pants ($85)

Book- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts ($11.60)   Accessories- Kindle Paperwhite ($119.99)

Book Recommendations: I Am Pilgrim ($10.11) Into Thin Air ($9.29) The Sex Lives of Cannibals ($11.66) River Town ($9.27) TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking ($19.04)

 

Rock Star Status- How to Apply for Global Entry ($100)

Pants- Outlier Slim Dungarees ($198)

Gear- Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen ($8.49)

Gear- Moleskine Classic Notebook ($17.96)   Travel Towel - Pack Towel ($10-$40)

Leggings- Girlfriend Collective (First pair free)

Water Bottle  - Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle ($8.95)

Resources:

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20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part One
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 45:44
20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part One

What was the best travel gift you have ever received?

How do you come up with travel gift ideas?

Well, be sure to tune into this two part series to get a list of 20 travel gift ideas!

In this episode, my wife Anne Dorthe stops by to discuss actual travel experience gift ideas and 3 tips for knocking it out of the park if you want those gifts to mean something (think the spirit of travel). Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks returns to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for the digital nomad.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

 

Travel Gift Ideas: Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249) Liner - Cocoon CoolMax Mummy ($45.95)

Socks - REI Lightweight Merino Wool Hiking Socks ($10.79)

Laptop - Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Hard Drive, OS X Yosemite) ($1,199.99)

Smartphone - iPhone 6se ($549.95)

Laptop Case - Thule Gauntlet 13 inch Macbook Sleeve ($49.95)

Case for Phone - OtterBox DEFENDER iPhone 6/6s Case ($25.37)

External Hard Drive - Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 ($54.99)

Laptop Stand - Roost Laptop Stand - Portable & Adjustable (For Apple MacBook and PC) ($74.95)

Adapter - Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo ($21.80)

Travel App- TripIt Pro Travel App ($49/year)   Music- Spotify Premium ($9.99/month)   Headphones - Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones ($349) Tripod - Gorilla Pod ($14.99)

Lightning Connector cable - Segawoot Apple MFi Certified Lightning Connector and Micro USB Nylon Braided Charging/SYNC Cable($13.99)

                                        

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How To Get A Second Passport + Taxes and Banking For Nomads: An Interview With Andrew Henderson “The Nomad Capitalist”
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:25:53
How To Get A Second Passport + Taxes and Banking For Nomads: An Interview With Andrew Henderson “The Nomad Capitalist”

What is a Nomad Capitalist?

Well, who better to learn from than “The Nomad Capitalist” himself, Andrew Henderson.

Andrew has become an expert at operating businesses around the world, managing overseas bank accounts, real estate, and even securing 2nd passports and citizenship's for himself and his clients.

He helps you keep more of your money by finding the best countries in the world to LEGALLY move your businesses for tax reductions, immigration, and investments.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Want the perfect travel backpack or looking for a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why geography is no longer a limiting factor
  • How you can exponentially improve your living situation
  • Can you legally live, bank and work in countries around the world
  • The best countries to go to if you’re considering escaping yours
  • Ways to become a citizen of the world
  • Four ways to get a passport
  • How to avoid paying heavy taxes in a country you no longer live
  • Is it possible to travel the world with bank accounts all in different countries (think Jason Bourne)
  • The best advice for average digital nomad
  • Legal ways to put money offshore and avoid taxes (in an ethical way)
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Trekking Nepal Series: Audio Guidary Sneak Peek
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 36:53
Trekking Nepal Series: Audio Guidary Sneak Peek

Have you ever thought about Trekking Nepal?

Today you'll get a little something different with an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard! Tune in now to get a sneak peek of Episode 1.

My wife Anne Dorthe and I are taking you to the beautiful country of Nepal through a unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary): Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide | A Zero To Travel Podcast Series

What you'll get:
  • We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to remote Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beyond.
  • Along the way, you’ll discover Nepalese Culture, learn about her history, and meet her famous friendly people.
  • Enjoy the sounds of the villages, the music, the spinning prayer wheels, and the gentle wisdom of our Nepalese guide, Samir, as he shares insightful and practical information for trekking in the Himalayan Mountains.

Listen now to experience this one-of-a-kind audio adventure, and learn how to plan your own trek in Nepal. Don’t wait! Subscribe now to get access to the entire series.

Namaste

Transition To Travel: Paula and Perry's Story
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:26:50
Transition To Travel: Paula and Perry's Story

What is the most unusual place you’ve slept while traveling?

And what is one style of accommodations that you'll have to add to your bucket list?

Tune in now to find out!

Plus, you'll learn what it's like to transition to a life on the road. Zero To Travel community members Paula and Perry recently quit their successful corporate jobs for long term travel with a longer term goal of creating a new location independent lifestyle!

You'll hear their journey before the journey, get valuable tips and advice, and maybe some of their stories will inspire you to make it happen for yourself.

Many thanks to Fred at Tortuga Backpacks for supporting today's show. Need a great gift for yourself or another travel lover? Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to create a "lifestyle overhaul"
  • How learning to live with less can transform your life
  • Why transitioning to long term travel can be a challenge
  • What you have to sacrifice for long term travel
  • How long you many need to learn how to live life on the road
  • How to plan for long term travel
  • What things can set you up for success on the road
  • Practical ways to downsize (detachment is key)
  • Why you may need less money than you first thought
  • How to build your relationship (while preparing and traveling)
  • What to pack for a long term trip
  • And much more!
Resources:

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How To Get The Lowest Airfare + The Definitive Guide To Airline Carry On Baggage Rules
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 55:00
How To Get The Lowest Airfare + The Definitive Guide To Airline Carry On Baggage Rules

Do you get confused by the ever-shifting carry on baggage rules?

Do you love flying? Do you hate flying? You are going to have to do it when you travel, so it doesn’t really matter.....

Do you know how to get the lowest airfare for your next trip?

Tune in today to get the definitive guide to know exactly what you can carry on these days.  Plus, you'll get 5 tips to help you get the lowest airfare for your next trip.

Carry on baggage rules can be very specific, so who better to learn from than the co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta. Welcome back to the show Fred!

And as a special deal, Tortuga Backpacks is giving a 10% discount to all Zero To Travel listeners. Need an awesome new pack for your next trip, or thinking of a great gift for your travel friend?  Just enter the discount code 'travel' at check out.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to save money by not checking a bag
  • How to increase your chances of finding the lowest fare
  • The best ways to travel carry on only
  • How to maximize the carry on option
  • What exactly is the mysterious personal item
  • A good rule of thumb for carry on baggage rules
  • Which airlines are more strict when it comes to carry on
  • What type of carry on offers more flexibility (and less chance of checking it!)
  • How to follow the 3-1-1 rule
  • How to use teamwork to distribute weight
  • And much more!
Resources:

Don't forget to enter discount code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks for 10% off!

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Photo courtesy of Tortuga Backpacks

Up and Coming Destinations: Myanmar with Dustin Main
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 59:15
Up and Coming Destinations: Myanmar with Dustin Main

Today you'll get a glimpse inside Myanmar with Dustin Main.

Dustin is a talented photographer, location independent entrepreneur, and helps travelers with technology through his website Too Many Adapters. Plus he has become a go to expert on travel in Myanmar and today he shares why Myanmar should be on your travel radar.

Dustin Main has traveled to Myanmar more than a dozen times, spending more than a year in the country and has documented the changing stories of the Myanmar people through This Myanmar Life.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • What is the draw to Myanmar
  • What creates a sense of urgency to visit Myanmar
  • Ways to have beautiful experiences with locals
  • A simple tip to be a rockstar in Myanmar
  • Where the magic really happens in Myanmar (and how to let it come to you)
  • How to use reverse engineering to travel hack Myanmar
  • Why to follow the lunar calendar when traveling to Myanmar
  • Where to find one of the most favorite places to photograph (in the world!)
  • The best things and places to eat in Myanmar
  • And Much more!
Resources:

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Photos courtesy of Dustin Main

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles
01:19:16
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:19:16
Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

Why is it so important to consider alternatives in travel and life?

Today my friend Blake Boles stops by share his insights into alternative education and adventures. Blake has a mission to help people discover self-directed learning and helps them blaze their own trails through life, including the option to build a life around travel if you so desire.

One of the ways he accomplishes this is as the director of Unschool Adventures- Trips and Programs for Self-Directed Young Adults.

Listen today to gain a better understanding not only about organized self-directed learning, but also what approaches you can take in your travels so you can learn more than you ever thought was possible (about yourself and the world!).

You'll hear all about:
  • Reshaping the world of education
  • Alternative education
  • Travel as a tool for self-growth
  • The transient lifestyle (being nomadic)
  • Using thought experiments to redesign your life around travel
  • Taking the traditional path to get to the non-traditional path
  • The argument around why not to go to college (and what you could do instead with that money)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia
01:06:58
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:06:58
Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Why should you go to The Republic of Georgia?

What makes Georgia a worthwhile destination to consider?

Well you're in for a real treat today as my great friend and business partner, Travis Sherry (from Extra Pack of Peanuts) stops by to share his stories of a recent visit to The Republic of Georgia. Find out why it is a magical place!

Tune in Now To Learn:
  • How to become a novelty when you travel
  • How the Republic of Georgia lives up to tales of amazing hospitality
  • One of the top reasons you should travel
  • Why drinking homemade wine is awesome (and why it happens often in Georgia)
  • The best thing to do in Georgia
  • How to get around Georgia
  • Where you can get the most fresh and amazing food in the world
  • Why Georgia is one of the safest countries
  • The best places to stay in the Republic of Georgia
  • How to easily stay connected in Georgia (if you really need it)
  • And much more!
Resources:

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A Solo Travel Lovefest
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 47:26
A Solo Travel Lovefest

What do you think about Solo Travel? Why should you do it? Why should you consider it?

I'll give you 3 reasons why I absolutely adore it!

Today you'll hear all about solo travel from my friend Henry. We met at a hostel in Istanbul, Turkey and decided to share our solo travel stories with you!

Plus, when arriving in a country for the first time, how do you get from the airport to your accommodations? Tune in to hear how to do it affordably, without hassle, and without a smart phone!

Hanging with local Kurds with the best damn mustaches I've ever seen Listen Now to Learn:
  • One thing that can make you fall in love with travel
  • How to feed your travel soul
  • Why you are never alone when you solo travel
  • One of the best ways to travel
  • How to realize that something is actually possible
  • How to gain confidence and trust in yourself
  • One of the best parts of traveling
  • Ways to save the most money while solo traveling
  • The magic of solo travel
  • And much more!
Mural of Turkey

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"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself." -Laurence Sterne

The Magic Of Relocating With Matt Giovanisci
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:13:15
The Magic Of Relocating With Matt Giovanisci

What is something you can do to open up more travel and more adventure in your life?

You'll hear all about this today as well as the 3 biggest tips to succeed at creating a location independent business.

And who better to learn from than my friend Matt Giovanisci! He is a relentlessly creative Location Independent Entrepreneur, runs many online businesses, and he'll show you real-time experiments in making money online. Head over to Money Lab to check out his experiments and learn how you can start or grow your own LI business. It's a no hype, totally transparent, one of a kind experience that you are going to love!

Tune in to Learn:
  • The definition of a true friend
  • How to go after your Vision Quest
  • How to take your first step to relocate
  • A great way to learn about a new place
  • The difference between livers (not your organ) and growers
  • One way to help you change as a person
  • Why listening to Gloria Estefan will help you
  • How many years it will take for your online business to be successful
  • The reason most businesses fail
  • Why getting too much education can hurt you
  • How to create a new source of energy to keep your business going
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Photo courtesy of @MattGiovanisci

Extending Your Travels + The Location Indie Scene
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 48:09
Extending Your Travels + The Location Indie Scene

"Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource" -Tony Robbins

What is the ultimate resource for extending your travels?

Today you'll hear all about about:
  • Utilizing your resources
  • Long term travel
  • The Best places in the World to work
  • The Location Independence scene
  • And much more!

And you get the privilege to learn from Stu Jones- a bloke from down under who has been traveling and living the location independent lifestyle for the last 18 years! He is the founder of Coworkation- running co-working trips to inspiring places around the world for current and budding location independent entrepreneurs.

Listen Now to Learn:
  • One of the most beautiful things about travel
  • How to make Location Independence sustainable
  • How to set up your Location Independent Lifestyle
  • What gives you an excuse to travel to a place you love
  • Why it's way less risky to bet on yourself
  • How to supercharge your business and work to the next level
  • The main benefits of the Location Independent Lifestyle
  • How to find out if the digital nomad lifestyle is for you
Resources:

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Transition To Travel: Melinda's Story
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 50:00
Transition To Travel: Melinda's Story

What is the hardest part of long term travel?

You'll hear my thoughts on this and you'll hear what it's like to transition from a steady job to a life of travel.

Melinda DiOrio stops by to give us her insights on how she left her Corporate job to travel, learn yoga, and see the world. She is a travel photographer and certified yoga teacher committed to a life of exploration!

Check out her travel photography and yoga journey at Melinda DiOrio.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to go on a liberating journey
  • Ways to re-frame your lifestyle
  • How long it can really take to make the leap to travel
  • One thing that can help force change
  • Tips to get comfortable on facing the unknown
  • A strategy to overcome your fears
  • How to take advantage of abundance
  • How to design your own situation (your life!)
  • What truly makes you better at any craft
  • How to overcome challenges of a new phase of life
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Photos courtesy of Melinda DiOrio

The Best Job on The Planet With The Beaver
01:21:44
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:21:44
The Best Job on The Planet With The Beaver

How do you fulfill your personal legend (your dreams) doing the things you were meant to do?

What do you do if you don’t know what you’re meant to do?

Tune in today to hear insights on these questions plus you'll hear from a man who seems to be living his own legend to the fullest- Stephen "Beaver" Harris. The Beaver has traveled to 90 countries over the last 10+ years! And last year he had the Best Job on The Planet- being sent to 51 European cities to stay in hostels, party, and write about it.

Plus, the Beaver will give you a feel for what it is like to travel solo through the heart of Africa for 6 months!

Check out his stories of adventure and misadventure over at Big Beaver Diaries!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • What can be the hardest choice you have in life
  • How to get exposed to things you've never imagined
  • How to live through 'groundhog' day partying at hostels
  • How to make the best of the worst possible situation
  • Ways to have a truly authentic experience in Europe (or wherever you travel)
  • How to get a true cultural exchange in Africa
  • What hospitality is really like in Africa
  • How much money you need for 6 months in Africa
  • The craziest and strangest thing you can do in Columbia
  • And Much more!
Resources:

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Photo courtesy of @BigBeaverDiaries

 

 

Solo Road Tripping
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 57:09
Solo Road Tripping

What do you think about solo road tripping?

Yes, you'll hear about road trippin' again, but it's that time of year! So get ready and strap in....

My guest today is going to give you the goods on solo road tripping. She just finished a 2+ month long solo road trip across the USA and back to California! Congratulations Katie Doherty.

Today you'll hear all about:
  • Road tripping by yourself
  • How to use new media and dating apps to help fund your travels
  • Photography
  • Unexpectedly great things to see in the USA
  • How to earn money while traveling
  • And just a hodgepodge of various topics around road trips

Find out about Katie's work and check out her photography at LA ROUSSE PHOTO.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to make a solo road trip happen
  • Ways to live on your own schedule and your own terms
  • A great way to connect with locals
  • How to easily record money spent on gas, hours driven, and miles driven
  • How to make money while you sleep
  • Tools used to run a successful eCommerce business
  • Why solo road tripping is safe
  • And tons more!
Resources:

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Photos courtesy of LA ROUSSE PHOTO

The World Walk with Tom Turcich
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:11:13
The World Walk with Tom Turcich

Is travel something worth fighting for?

Maybe you should ask Tom Turcich! He spent many years saving, planning, and preparing; always keeping his dream alive.

Tom Turcich has been walking from NJ to Ecuador the past 15 months and over the next 4 years plans on walking on every continent. You can follow his adventure at The World Walk.

Tune in today to hear his story and learn why he’s doing it, how he affords it, and what it’s like to slow travel by foot, plus so much more!

And You'll Learn:
  • Why travel is truly important
  • Why you need to seize the day
  • How to forget the rules
  • How to simplify long term travel
  • How to deal with gradual shifts of climate and culture
  • Ways to deal with strangers and strange encounters
  • How much it costs to per day to walk around the world
  • The best source of motivation
Resources:

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Photo's courtesy of Tom Turcich: World Walk Photos Instagram

32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part Two
57:39
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 57:39
32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part Two

Ready for some more road trippin'?

Buckle up for Part Two of 32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule!

What are your reasons why road trips rule?

Let's hit the open road and have some fun!

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by again to discuss our top 8 reasons why road trips rule.

Can you guess the number one reason?

Tune in now to learn the reasons road trips rule:
  • Where you get to sleep
  • Getting happy
  • Goofiness with other road trippers
  • New potentials
  • Connecting with others
  • What sparks imagination and wanderlust
  • Getting into a Zen-like state
  • How to feel alive
  • Fun and games
  • Flexibility for authenticity
  • And many more reasons!
Resources:

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32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part One
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 59:56
32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part One

Is there anything better than a good old fashioned road trip?

We don't think so.

Hitting the open road with nowhere to go, nowhere to be, totally free.

Maybe you have some reasons why road trips rule!

In this episode my biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to riff on the 32 reasons why road trips rule! Today we break down each of our rankings 16 to 9. Be sure to tune in next week as we break down our rankings 8 to 1!

What you'll learn about why road trips rule:
  • The build up before a road trip happens
  • The road side accommodations
  • Having no real agenda
  • Continuing family traditions
  • Pulling out the cooler at a random picnic table
  • Finding your own bathroom wherever you are
  • Trivia!
  • Breweries
  • Blaring music with the windows down
  • And many more reasons!
Resources:

Check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Listener Questions Part 4
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 47:41
Listener Questions Part 4

Ready for more travel tips and advice?

It's time to get your most pressing travel questions answered in Part 4 of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions!

Have a travel question for the next episode? Want some travel strategies that could help you on your next travel adventure?

Please email me at jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Tune in today to get insights on the following:
  • How to convince a partner to travel when they are afraid to go
  • What to pack for a round the world (RTW) trip with multiple climates
  • Should you travel with debt
  • And much more!
Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Should I Go Location Independent?
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:11:14
Should I Go Location Independent?

How can you make your location dependent career (or job) location independent?

Plus, what is your favorite city activity?

In today's episode you'll get the answers to these questions plus get some insight on the following:

  • Are entrepreneurs born or bred?
  • Can anyone work for themselves?
  • How do you structure and pitch remote work agreements?
  • What is the value of not working while you travel?

And who better to give you these insights than my friend and Business Coach Emily Utter. She helps adventurous entrepreneurs get clarity around what type of business to run from the road. And then gives them an actionable plan to fuse that with the flexibility and freedom we need as travelers.  Check out Emily's work here.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to design your business to support your lifestyle
  • The very powerful first question to always ask (mindset advice)
  • How to find creative approaches to every business
  • Recommendations for aligning with your priorities
  • How to straddle travel and business in a healthy way
  • How to overcome the biggest struggle for entrepreneurs
  • How to get over the 'fraud syndrome' when becoming a coach
  • The first steps to take to become a coach
  • General rates for Business coaches
  • And much more!
Resources Mentioned:

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The Great Debate: Slow vs Fast Travel
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 53:30
The Great Debate: Slow vs Fast Travel

What is your latest travel related debate?

What is your favorite way to travel- slow or fast?

In today's episode, my buddy and biz partner Travis from The Extra Pack of Peanuts stops by for the Great Debate- slow travel vs fast travel.

In one corner, we have Jason with slow travel. In the other corner, we have Travis with fast travel. Ding Ding. The verbal beat-down is on!

Who will come out on top? Who will present the best argument?

You decide!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why the speed of travel is all relative
  • The top reason slow travel is the best
  • How to make fast travel less stressful
  • What forces you to get out and make the most of every day
  • The best ways to uncover hidden gems
  • The best way to get a sample of a city (to see if you want to come back!)
  • How to increase your buffer zone for things to happen
  • How to get that young vibrant travel attitude (back)
  • How to save money with either method
  • The key to making fast travel much more effective
  • How to be a winner either way
  • The beauty of the Location Independent lifestyle
Resources:

Don't forget to head over to the archives for all past Zero To Travel Podcast episodes!

The Call Of Adventure with Brendan Leonard
01:16:23
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:16:23
The Call Of Adventure with Brendan Leonard

What do you do when you first get home after a long trip?

Plus, is travel really just an excuse to run away from your problems?

Brendan Leonard stops by to give his insights on these questions plus adventure travel for all levels, sobriety while traveling, and so much more!

Brendan shares humor, essays and stories of adventure on his website Semi-Rad and he is the author of several books including his new memoir about how he turned his life around and found redemption through climbing and world travel- Sixty Meters to Anywhere.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • The Big Bang Theory of Extreme Joy
  • How to re-invent yourself
  • How climbing can give you an identity
  • How to confront your true feelings (to figure out who you really are)
  • A great way of looking at the world
  • Advice to handle pressures of drinking
  • How years and years of hard work will pay off
  • How to go from semi-rad to totally rad
  • How to travel the western US on the cheap
  • And much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Photo credit: Semi-Rad

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?
01:03:00
2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 01:03:00
Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Is travel insurance worth it?

Anything can happen anywhere at anytime....

Tune in today to hear how the unsexy topic of travel insurance can be fun, exciting, and even entertaining.

You'll hear from former reporter and current travel junkie Phil Sylvester. He's head of content at World Nomads- an online travel company that provides specialized travel insurance and travel safety services for independent, volunteer, and student travelers in more than 150 countries!

Get a FREE Travel Insurance quote from my favorite Travel Insurance company- World Nomads.

Welcome to Travel Insurance 101!!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • Why you should be a 'fan' of travel insurance
  • Who needs travel insurance and why
  • What things aren't covered
  • What's covered in regards to trip cancellation, trip interruption, and missed connections
  • What is covered in regards to property
  • Best practices for documenting what you have (to make claims easier)
  • What is covered for medical
  • What obscure adventure activities aren’t covered (World Nomads insurance covers over 200!)
  • Why it's a good idea to keep your insurance in your home country
  • The real reason you get travel insurance
  • How long before a trip you should buy insurance
  • And much more!
Resources:

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, go to the archives!

Is This The New American Dream?
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2017-09-22 13:39:15 UTC 46:32
Is This The New American Dream?

What is the new American dream?

Is it to sell everything and hit the road for a life of full time travel?

Well tune in today to hear from Bryanna who's family has done just that! Her and her husband Craig sold their 3000sq ft house and pretty much everything in it- to travel the USA and live full time in an RV (with 4 kids and 2 dogs!).

You'll hear about the adjustments that had to be made and how they were able to create their new American dream.

Plus get a behind the curtain look at their RV life on the road at Crazy Family Adventure!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to truly downsize and change your life
  • The best way to determine if you can live in an RV full time
  • Why going public with your dreams will help make them happen
  • How to see that your new American dream is possible
  • How to deepen your family bond through travel
  • The challenges of moving from 3000sq ft to 400sq ft
  • How to afford the full time travel RV lifestyle
  • The benefits of radical unschooling
  • How to make good friends while on the road
  • How to feel like you are not totally crazy
  • And much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Scandinavia On The Cheap, Nomad Life and The Power of Travel
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2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 58:06
Scandinavia On The Cheap, Nomad Life and The Power of Travel

Have you ever thought about living a nomad life?

What makes someone live a nomad life?

Today's guest shares with you his unique perspectives around travel and living life on the road full time. He's been living the nomad life for the last five years!

Please welcome my friend Gary from NOMADS - a life of cheap/free travel.

Today he'll share the following:

  • How he has has spent no money while traveling through Scandinavia (notoriously one of the most expensive areas of the world)
  • What he feels makes travel important to growth
  • Hitchhiking stories and lessons
  • An exciting traveler’s community and exchange platform that you may not have heard of...
  • And loads more!
Listen Now to Learn:
  • How to get a different impression of the world and the human beings that exist in it
  • How to challenge fears and change preconceived ideas about people
  • The true beauty of hitchhiking
  • How to contribute more to others and the world/community as a whole
  • Why reality is different than what you read in newspapers or see on tv
  • One of the greatest educations you can have
  • Ways to find food and shelter while traveling (without money)
  • The truth about what a nomad life is really like
Resources:

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The Dirtiest Word In Travel
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2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 21:36
The Dirtiest Word In Travel

Discover the dirtiest word in travel and how knowing it can help you achieve any travel dream.

How To YouTube Your Way To More Travel + 3 Steps To Getting Anything You Want
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2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 59:46
How To YouTube Your Way To More Travel + 3 Steps To Getting Anything You Want

How can a single idea land you in your dream destination?

What is it about a place you've never visited that makes you want to go there?

Today you'll hear the answers to these questions and the simple 3 step process for getting anything you want- travel or otherwise- and how you can get started today!

Plus you'll hear all about how to YouTube yourself to more travel from Paradise Pack Contributor Gabrielle Wallace- the Laptop Teacher and creator of Go Natural English. She'll give you the goods on "living the dream" and tell you how she is helping others to develop their online businesses and desired lifestyles!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • How to expand your definition of personal freedom
  • What can make all the difference in getting what you want
  • 3 simple steps to get whatever you want
  • How travel can really be an education
  • One of the great stepping stones to travel
  • How to help people and share knowledge
  • How to have people reach out to you asking for your services (and asking to pay you!)
  • The organic way to grow a business
  • The numerous benefits of the Paradise Pack
  • And much more!
Resources:

Grab a copy of the Paradise Pack here! Sale goes until June 6th and then it will be gone forever....after you purchase, email me (jason@zerototravel.com) with your receipt and I will hook you up with the Location Independence Mastery audio course (a $200 value)!

And don't forget to head over to the archives for all Zero To Travel podcast episodes.

17 Reasons Location Independence Rocks!
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2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 54:31
17 Reasons Location Independence Rocks!

What does it mean to be Location Independent?

Whether it is owning your own business- that could mean you work as a freelancer or as a contractor for someone else- not necessarily having an online business. Or what service do you provide for people?

Is it possible for you to work from anywhere?

If someone said to you, “now or sometime in the future, would you like to be able to travel the world, do work that you love, have total freedom AND earn more money than you do right now?”

What would be your reply?

Today you'll hear all about how Location Independence is possible and 17 reasons why Location Independence rocks!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • How the TOTAL Triangle of Freedom really works
  • Why overall time ownership is awesome
  • How to never worry about updating your resume again
  • How to face the hardest part of Location Independence
  • How to find exciting unseen opportunities (especially when you do something you love)
  • The main benefit of Location Independence
  • How to enjoy food around the world (and linger over your coffee)
  • How to travel on your terms!
  • And much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives for all past episodes!

And don't forget to pick up the Paradise Pack to learn the actual skills you need to achieve the Location Independent Lifestyle!  Sale is from May 31st- June 6th.

Should I "Follow My Passion"?
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2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 48:41
Should I "Follow My Passion"?

When you ask "What should I do?" a lot of people will answer "Follow Your Passion!" But what does that really mean?

Have you every asked yourself, "Should I follow my passion?"

Today I team up with my biz partner and friend Travis to give you a little taste of the Location Independent lifestyle- we discuss passion and what it means to business and your lifestyle.

Plus what should you do when you are worrying about what you should do when you get back from a long trip?

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to truly assess you passions
  • Why not to worry about what you are going to do next
  • Why you shouldn't be scared about starting a business around your passions
  • The difference between hard work and passion
  • Why it's important to take a long term view
  • Why you don't always have to have the right answer right away
  • The true reason you follow your passion
  • How to see the value in everything
  • How homework can actually be beneficial
  • And much more!
Resources mentioned:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Crowdsourcing Your Travels With Anita Wing Lee
01:20:15
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:20:15
Crowdsourcing Your Travels With Anita Wing Lee

What is the #1 thing you can do to make extending your travels much, much easier?

Today you get the pleasure of hearing from Anita Wing Lee. She sold her stuff and packed her life into one piece of luggage with the intention to travel light and serve humanity. She is making a huge difference in the world. And she can help you find your highest calling in life!

Her most recent project is raising money and awareness for refugees in Greece- check out Project: SoulFam.

She’s leveraged technology to travel and give back and she's grown quite the community on Periscope. It has changed her business and travel possibilities tremendously. Be sure to check out some of her guided meditations there.

Listen Now to Learn:
  • How to extend your travels further and longer (hint: it's not always money)
  • The main benefits of connections
  • How to decide which path to take
  • The best way to earn your 'Warrior Chops'
  • How to be a contributing human being to the world
  • How to manifest travel and connectivity (it's Quantum physics!)
  • How your purpose will find you (instead of you finding it)
  • How to spread positivity and serve others
  • What completely obliterates what you thought was possible
  • One tool that helps clean all the craziness out of your head
  • And much more!
Resources:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And if you want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Round The World Travel + GAP Year For All! With Sean Keener from BootsnAll.com
01:12:03
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:12:03
Round The World Travel + GAP Year For All! With Sean Keener from BootsnAll.com

Ever thought about taking a round the world journey?

Sean Keener stops by to talk round the world travel and gives his take on why gap years/career breaks should be on everybody’s resume!

Sean specializes in helping you plan round the world journeys through BootsnAll. BootsnAll helps unite independent travelers and helps people wander the planet! It's the best place to plan and purchase complex travel- round the world trips- and multi stop international trips.

The BootsnAll team has helped over 4 million people get their boots on the ground, so you'll definitely want to listen to today's show!

You'll Learn:
  • The importance of figuring out your WHY
  • How much money it takes to travel the world comfortably for a year
  • The best resources to circumnavigate the planet
  • The triangle of success (in both life and business)
  • One critical part of success for BootsnAll
  • The best way to learn about yourself and the context of a complex world
  • The difference between World geography vs airline geography
  • The 'gateway drug' for travel
  • The best way to learn (in travel, business, and life)
  • Why a Gap year/Career break can happen at any age
  • How digital sabbaticals can help with focus
  • And much more!
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives for all past episodes!

Photo care of the BootsnAll blog.

Couplepreneur Conundrums with Nick and Gen
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2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 58:25
Couplepreneur Conundrums with Nick and Gen

What is a couplepreneur? And how do they make business, travel, and relationships work?!

Should couples that travel together and friends that travel together also go into business together?

Definitely something to ponder. Today you'll hear all about couplepreneur conundrums from Nick and Gen over at The Great Anomaly.

They are full time nomadic couplepreneurs running multiple 6 figure businesses from all over the world (while they travel!). They’ve made it their mission to help other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and freedom seekers put travel back at the top of their to do list, and get their partner on board to create a life of adventure!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • The main things to consider when traveling as a couple
  • How to realize when you are location independent
  • Best advice for couplepreneurs just starting out
  • Why outsourcing is a key to success
  • How to determine boundaries within couples and business
  • How to manage zones of friction
  • How to work through 'worst case' scenarios
  • How couplepreneurs stay balanced
  • And much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

The Spiritual Journey + Travel and Creativity with Karan Bajaj
01:14:42
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:14:42
The Spiritual Journey + Travel and Creativity with Karan Bajaj

Is travel the perfect way to embark on a spiritual journeyor quest?

How can travel expand your creativity?

Please welcome Karan Bajaj to the Zero To Travel Podcast. He's a#1 best-selling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies ofhis novels in print. He took a year off from his corporate job inNY to backpack from Europe to India- to learn yoga and meditationin the Himalayas.

Check out his new book, The Yoga ofMax’s Discontent and learn more about Karan Bajaj here.

Today You'll Learn:
  • The deep story behind The Yoga of Max’s discontent
  • How travel can help you become more creative
  • How travel can blend with spirituality
  • How to define a Yogi
  • How to be like a tree (and not 'become' all the time)
  • The meaning of 414
  • How to crack entertainment and meaning in your story
  • The way to multiply your adventures
  • How to feel truly connected to the world while traveling(without social media)
  • The Yogis 4-2-1 rule
  • The right way to approach meditation
  • How to take a year long sabbatical from work
  • And much more!
Resources:

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The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman with Oneika Raymond
01:10:06
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:10:06
The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman with Oneika Raymond

What does slow traveling mean to you and why should you consider it?

How does slow travel change your overall travel experience?

In today's episode you'll hear all about slow travel, teaching overseas, and how the color of someone’s skin affects their travel experience.

You'll learn quite a bit from today's guest- a total travel junkie and serial expat- Oneika Raymond. She has visited over 80 countries on 6 continents (and counting!). She is also an entertaining and refreshingly honest travel writer, blogger, and teacher. Check out her work at Oneika The Traveller.

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen Now to Learn:
  • What creates the most dramatic changes in your travel experience
  • How to bring your cultural mores and values to another place
  • How to have a relationship while fulfilling your travel dreams
  • Why teaching is a great vehicle if you want to keep traveling
  • How traveling while black is different
  • Where to find inspiration to do something completely foreign (think outside the box)
  • Why people of color experience a lack of representation
  • How 'one-upmanship' in the travel world does not foster learning or growth
  • Proof you can have a career while traveling the world
  • And much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

Top 32 USA Cities For Travelers
01:28:15
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:28:15
Top 32 USA Cities For Travelers

It's time for a super fun episode breaking down the top USA cities for travelers.

The list is subjective and up for debate, so don't let it drive you bananas (you all have your favorite place for one reason or another).

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top USA cities for travelers.

We broke up the 32 USA cities into two podcasts. In this episode, you'll hear each of our top 8 USA cities for travelers (so 1-8 for 16 cities!). Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast for each of our rankings 9-16 (for another 16 cities!).

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Hook up with native speakers from around the world! Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free).

What you'll learn about the top USA cities for travelers:
  • How moments can create a favorite place
  • How to find magic in road trips
  • Why it is fun to play tour guide
  • Where to go for the ultimate blend of humanity
  • The best place to check out Stripperoke (yes, that's a real thing!)
  • How to avoid photo burnout in Northern California
  • Why people want to stay in a bubble
  • The key to the fluffiest scrambled eggs in the USA
  • How to like a city more and more each time you go (even if you want to hate it)
  • Where the road ends at a big mountain view and a waterfall (think lord of the rings)
  • How to find a place that works with your lifestyle the best
  • And much more!
Resources mentioned:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Travel Photography 101 with Travis Longmore
01:26:16
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:26:16
Travel Photography 101 with Travis Longmore

Get ready for Travel Photography 101!

What is your relationship with photography and travel?

Do you love taking pictures while you’re out on the road?

Should you take a photo or just enjoy the moment?

Today you'll get some amazing insights from travel photographer extraordinaire Travis Longmore. He wanders the globe in search of the perfect photo and also hosts the never ending nomad podcast.

Some basics of the course:

  • A guide on how you can take better photos on your journeys
  • The simple elements of framing and composition
  • Dispelling myths around travel photography and photography in general
  • Tips on how to break into the travel photography business
  • And much more!

Quick thanks to italki for supporting today’s podcast.  Hook up with native speakers from around the world- learn a language, learn the basics, practice speaking, or get some guidance from a teacher. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel listeners.

What You'll Learn in Travel Photography 101:
  • How to tell a story with your photos
  • The realities of being a travel photographer
  • The best time of day to take photos (think Golden and Blue)
  • Why being uncomfortable will get you the best photo
  • Why learning the 'rule of thirds' is a good idea
  • Some basic gear recommendations
  • How to get permission to take that unforgettable shot of a stranger
  • Why you regret the photo you didn't take
  • 3 camera settings you need to master (to become a really good photographer)
  • The difference between a professional photographer and an amateur
Resources:

Looking for more Zero to Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now for all past episodes!

Inspiring Female Adventurers Series: Around America And Beyond with Renata Chlumska
01:13:32
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:13:32
Inspiring Female Adventurers Series: Around America And Beyond with Renata Chlumska

It’s time for the fourth installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Swedish and Czech adventurer- Renata Chlumska.  She has a long and impressive list of expeditions including:

  • A bicycle trip from Nepal to Sweden
  • A motorcycle trip from India to Sweden
  • Finished the 7 Summits
  • Around America Adventure (439 days- 11,300 miles by kayak and bicycle- Solo)

Renata Chlumska is a true expert and will guide you on:

  • Solo travel
  • How to plan big adventures
  • How you can turn adventure into a career
  • How to use travel as a way to process tragedy
  • Where you can find any adventure

Plus you'll hear the "Travel Theory of Relativity" and 5 quick tips to help you meet more people when traveling.

Thanks to italki for supporting today’s show! Do you want to learn a foreign language? Or just some of the basics? Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • Why your travel experience is all relative to your mindset
  • The best ways to prepare and plan for a big trip
  • How to maximize life and make the most of it
  • Where to find strength and motivation to continue
  • How to feel like the luckiest person in the world
  • How to book a ticket to Space
  • How to have faith in the big picture
  • How to open up new horizons and new perspectives
  • The best advice for a budding adventurer
  • And much more!
Resources:

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How the World Sees America
01:13:45
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:13:45
How the World Sees America

Have you ever thought about how the world sees America?

Do you feel like you are representing not just yourself, but your entire country while you are traveling abroad?

Plus, how does the world perceive America and Americans?

You'll hear the answers to these questions and more from René Zografos. He's a best-selling Norwegian-Greek author and veteran journalist. His book, Attractive Unattractive Americans: How The World Sees America, reveals world insights about 'American perception' from thousands of interviews.

Special thanks to italki for sponsoring today's show. Connect with native speakers from around the world and take your language learning to the next level! Get a free lesson (buy one, get on free) as a Zero To Travel Podcast listener.

Listen in to Learn:

  • How perception can change (before, during, and after travel)
  • Why you are really a mini-ambassador for your country when you travel
  • Is Houston, TX a good place for your first American adventure?
  • How to get a 're-appreciation' for your home country
  • The best ways to understand and appreciate new cultures and places
  • Suggestions for Americans who want to start traveling
  • What the world admires about the people in America
  • How the 'American Dream' is more about happiness than money
  • Reality vs illusion of chasing your dreams in America
  • How to do something you love everyday
  • How to spot American tourists vs seasoned travelers
  • And much more!
Resources:

And don't forget to visit the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

How To Travel Overland Through Central America + Travelosophy 4
01:15:44
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:15:44
How To Travel Overland Through Central America + Travelosophy 4

How do you feel about overland travel in Central America?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode four of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

Today you'll hear about the best way to catch the travel fish (memorable travel experiences) and overland travel in Central America.

My guest today just finished driving through Central America, and he's ready to share the best way to do it. Please welcome Ryan Shauers from desktodirtbag.com.

And thank you italki for supporting today’s show! Meet up over skype with people from all over the world to learn a new language. Buy one lesson, get one free for all Zero To Travel podcast listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to unlock a hidden world of infinite possibilities during your travels
  • Another definition for 'dirtbag'
  • Where to find 'normal' people that do overland travel
  • How to prepare your vehicle for overland travel
  • Precautions to take while driving in Central America
  • Primary benefits of overland travel
  • How to deal with car insurance
  • Best practices for cooking set up
  • How to develop an organized system for storage
  • General rules of the road for overland travel in Central America
  • Best recommendations for sleeping spots
  • The best amount of time to allot for a trip through Central America
  • General daily budget you should think about
  • Hidden gems and unexpected surprises in Central America
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Hot and Cold Edition: Cheap Flights In Asia + Budget Ski and Snowboard Travel
01:07:52
2017-09-22 13:39:16 UTC 01:07:52
Hot and Cold Edition: Cheap Flights In Asia + Budget Ski and Snowboard Travel

Does fear help you travel more?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how to get cheap flights in Asia and how to get the best ski and snowboard travel deals. It's the hot and cold edition!

You'll get the HOT from Louisa with wentadventuring.com- a place where her and her husband share advice and stories for nomads. They've lived around the world since 2007 in 8 different countries- exploring, writing, and photographing.

And you'll get the COLD from my buddy Tim Wenger- winter sports aficionado, Location Indie member, and has spent most of his entire adult life trying to get on the mountain or as close to it as possible.

Special thanks to italki.com for supporting today’s show. Learn a language from a native speaker and get a Free lesson (buy one, get one free) for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen now to Learn:

  • How to get out of your own 'escape room'
  • How to get cheap flights in Asia
  • Who the Asean pass is for (and not for)
  • Helpful resources to check different flight routes
  • How to get the most out of the Asean pass
  • How to limit out of pocket expenses at ski resorts
  • The best way to travel with your ski/snowboard gear
  • Where to get discounted ski/snowboard gear (and the best time of year)
  • #1 rule when buying lift tickets
  • Best places to stay for your ski trip
  • Benefits of living in a ski town for an entire season (do it!)
Resources:

And be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Biking Through Europe and Post-Travel "Reality"
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Biking Through Europe and Post-Travel "Reality"

What happens when a life of travel becomes your new reality?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear all about:

  • What "reality" is like before and after travel
  • How to incorporate your loved ones into your travels
  • An amazing cycling adventure through Europe with Carla (and her famous friend)
  • And much more!

Thanks to italki for making this show possible. Meet with native speakers- practice, learn the basics, make a new friend, and learn a new language! Get your free lesson here (buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen in to Learn:

  • What it's like to quit your job and sell all your stuff
  • The least expensive way to see the world
  • How to push forward when things go wrong (on the first day!)
  • How to go from a 9x5 job to a travel adventure
  • One of the best ways to bring your pet along
  • The realities of being a solo female traveler
  • Why you don't always have to plan everything
  • How to inspire others
  • How to transition to travel (and take the first step towards Location Independence!)
  • How to deal with post-travel "reality"
Resources:

Check out some shots of Carla and Cezar cycling across Europe!

And don't forget to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Travel Tactics 6: How To Travel Indefinitely
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Travel Tactics 6: How To Travel Indefinitely

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 6 of Travel Tactics. This is the third edition of how to travel indefinitely.

You'll get the trifecta of long term travel- how to find inexpensive accommodations, how to find free or cheap flights, and how to earn a living while you travel.

The trilogy concludes with our 3 travel experts: Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, and Rob Dix from Making It Anywhere.

Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘travel indefinitely’ – you can add as much travel in your life as you want!

Special thanks to italki for making this show possible! Learn from a native teacher. Grab a free lesson as a Zero to Travel Podcast listener (buy one lesson, get one free here).

Listen Today to Learn:

  • How to get free accommodations on a boat (meet the 'yachties')
  • What to expect on a nautical endeavor
  • How to earn your sea legs
  • How to use your airline miles in the smartest way possible
  • Resources to figure out how many miles a trip will cost
  • When to purchase a ticket vs using your miles
  • Concrete way to evaluate your miles (earn 'em and burn 'em!)
  • How to make your lifestyle business sustainable and successful
  • When to increase your rates or charge more
  • Advice on starting one or multiple businesses
  • Why it's liberating to go against the norm
Resources:

Want more travel tactics or want to check out a past episode? Dig into the archives here!

The Hostel Experience : An Interview With HK Austin Owner Brent Underwood
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The Hostel Experience : An Interview With HK Austin Owner Brent Underwood

Want to know the #1 rated hostel in the United States in 2015? Look no further than HK Austin in the heart of Austin, TX.

How do you feel about hostels? What comes to your mind when you think of hostels?

Well today you'll get to hear all about hostels from the owner of HK Austin, Brent Underwood. He's an entrepreneur, budget traveler, and has helped create and execute online marketing campaigns for some of the biggest book launches in the world.

Please welcome Brent to the Zero to Travel Podcast!

Special thanks to italki for helping make this episode possible. Go here to get a free lesson (buy one, get one free for Zero to Travel Podcast listeners!).

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to create lasting memories from each trip you take
  • The endlessly fascinating part of travel
  • The best advice to meet different people from around the world
  • Common myths associated with Hostels
  • How to create vivid travel memories (with people you just met!)
  • The best way to find for a hostel (that is right for you)
  • Top 3 must haves for every traveler staying at a hostel
  • Most rewarding parts of owning a hostel
  • Advice for solo travelers (expected and understood on the hostel trail)
  • One of the most addictive parts of solo travel
Resources Mentioned:

If you want more Zero to Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

Travel Mix 3: Digital Nomadness and Bringing Travel Home
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Travel Mix 3: Digital Nomadness and Bringing Travel Home

Get ready for episode 3 of The Travel Mix on today's Zero To Travel Podcast.

My guest co-host is Isabelle Rizo: Digital Nomad, International Speaker, and Storytelling Artist. She provides tips and advice on freedom, adventure, and business at The BellaVie.

Click here to learn more about all the great things Isabelle is doing.

Special thanks to italki for helping make this travel mix possible. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel Listeners. Connect with a native language teacher here.

Today you’ll hear us riff about digital nomadness, bringing travel home, and other travel topics.

Are you mad? Or are you sane?

Listen now to find out:

  • 3 ways to bring the travel experience to you (when you are stuck at home)
  • The one thing that can drive digital nomads crazy
  • How to find a travel-work balance
  • The main benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle (lots of lessons!)
  • Tools, tips, and tricks for running a business on the road
  • How to allow yourself to enjoy the journey
  • How to feel confident in 30 seconds
  • Ways to get a slice of the digital nomad life at home
  • And much more!
Resources Mentioned:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives!

3 years Alone On Foot : An Interview With Sarah Marquis
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3 years Alone On Foot : An Interview With Sarah Marquis

Sarah Marquis can teach you so much about solo travel adventures and yourself.

She shares some amazing insights on today's Zero To Travel Podcast- bringing you the third installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Sarah traveled 10,000mi on foot from Siberia to Australia- alone. An epic walk that lasted 3 years!

Hear her tales of survival, nature connections, perseverance, various encounters, and learn about an overall amazing spirit- all documented in her book, Wild By Nature.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to have a more authentic travel experience
  • How to push your boundaries (and use all resources you have within)
  • What it's like to follow you heart and discover your mission
  • How to assess any situation (to figure out what is really going on)
  • How to differentiate real fear vs fear you create
  • Your ultimate ally to deal with new experiences
  • How making tea can create positive thinking
  • Practical tips for those looking to do extreme adventures
  • And much, much more!
Resources Mentioned:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Be sure to head over the archives now!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Listener Questions Part Three
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Listener Questions Part Three

Ready to hear some travel strategies, tips, and advice?

It's time for the third edition of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions. Getting your most pressing travel questions answered! Have a travel question for the next episode? Looking for travel strategies to enhance your travel experience?

Please send me an email to jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Listen in to get some perspectives on the following:

What should you do when you first arrive to a new country?

Should you bring expensive cameras, laptops, and other electronics on a long term trip with you?

In regards to solo travel, will you meet people or are you going to feel totally isolated and alone?

How much money do you need to save up for a year of travel?

Resources:

If you are digging these Listener Questions, be sure to check out Part One and Part Two.

And to discover more travel strategies on a variety of topics, head over to the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

Documenting Your Travels: Good or Bad?
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Documenting Your Travels: Good or Bad?

How does the documentation of travel- whether through pictures, social media sharing, blogging, podcasting, whatever- affect the travel experience?

The roundtable discussion continues in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

I'm bringing back 3 special guests, awesome travel podcasters, my friends:

Today’s show is bit different. You'll get to eavesdrop on our conversation about the documentation of travel. You'll get different insights and perspectives about combining technology with travel- does it help or does it hurt? Is it good or bad?

And if you dig this type of roundtable discussion, go check out Nathaniel, Jackie, and Travis' podcasts as we'll be riffing on their travel question of the week.

Listen now to learn:

  • If you're moving forward or backward in regards to technology and travel
  • How do you learn from 'failure' (if technology provides the solution)
  • How to connect and create beautiful moments through the 'selfie experience'
  • How social media can create opportunities and meet ups (in any city!)
  • How to avoid the black hole of social media and technology
  • How to leverage information and technology to create options
  • How to never be alone while traveling (if that is what you want)
  • Why setting boundaries enables you to get what you truly want out of your travel experience
  • Why does social media make everything so rosy
  • How the need to share can create a disconnect (and mess up your internal dialogue)
  • How to get the best out of your travels
  • How research can actually give you confidence (to wander off the beaten path)
  • And much more!
Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives!

And if you have any suggestions for the show- guests, advice, etc.- please reach out at jason@zerototravel.com. Or just share your story; I'd love to hear from you!

Travel Grab Bag: A Roundtable Discussion
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Travel Grab Bag: A Roundtable Discussion

How do you accomplish budget minded travel? What's your favorite travel app?

These are just a few of the topics you'll hear about in this episode of the Zero to Travel podcast. You're in for a real treat!

"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now" - Alan Watts

Today’s episode is a round-table discussion jam- an audio grab bag of sorts- a sampling of resources, information, and just different perspectives on various travel related things. And you're learning from some of the best travel podcasters out there:

What's your best plan for budget minded travel? What is your must have piece of travel gear? Listen in to Learn:
  • Where can you wake up every morning and not have any idea what to do, but do whatever you want
  • How to get currency exchange rates standing in front of an ATM (in a third world country without any service)
  • How to transcend data plans and text with anyone
  • Why a headphone splitter is revolutionary
  • How to recognize opening lines for scams (and ways to avoid being hassled)
  • Why some places just don't live up to preset expectations
  • Top places to set up shop on the road
  • Mmmmm.....Focus Beer
  • What it's like eating a roasted pig eyeball
  • Tips to help with the fear of flying
  • And much more!
Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero to Travel Podcasts!

Travel In The Middle East with Genevieve Hathaway : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel In The Middle East with Genevieve Hathaway : Zero To Travel Podcast

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a ton of information packed into this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast:

  • Adventure travel in the Middle East
  • Travel photography
  • Starting your own tour company
  • And much more!

Today’s guest is the perfect guide- Genevieve Hathaway. She’s the founder of Archaeoadventures– a tour company providing women powered tours to the Middle East and north Africa. She’s also a professional photographer, world traveler, and just a really cool person! Be sure to check out some of her work here.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What it's really like to travel in the Middle East
  • How to find a need and solve the problem
  • What it's like being the female Indiana Jones
  • Top destinations to visit in the Middle East
  • Why people actually look out for you in the Middle East
  • How to behave and dress as a woman traveler in the Middle East (much diversity here!)
  • How meeting locals can open doors
  • What goes into starting your own tour company (and some things to avoid...)
  • How to tell stories through your camera
  • Top tips to become a travel photographer (and get paid for it!)
  • How personal photography projects help you standout
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives for all past episodes!

Finding Your Island Paradise: An Interview With Alex Sheshunoff : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Finding Your Island Paradise: An Interview With Alex Sheshunoff : Zero To Travel Podcast

If you were stranded on a remote island in the south pacific, what one luxury item would you want to have?

Plus, have you ever had that escape fantasy?

Well, today's guest will tell you what it is really like to drop everything and move to a remote island.

The Zero To Travel Podcast welcomes Alex Sheshunoff- the author of the new hilarious book, 'A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything, So You Too Can: Move to a South Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Diaper a Baby Monkey, Build a Bungalow, And Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love!*' * Individual results may vary. Baby Monkey not included.

Alex gives you the scoop on:

  • Island travel
  • Getting off the beaten path
  • Leaving a job to pursue a completely new direction in life
  • And what it takes to write a book about finding paradise

Listen, Laugh, and Learn:

  • What it is like to face a quarter-life crisis
  • The hardest part of deciding to move to a remote island
  • How to create structure for a trip when the true reason is unclear (think mission)
  • The best way to learn from the mistakes of others
  • How to get out of your own personal Bermuda triangle
  • The first life rule for taking any trip
  • Is paradise a place you can find or just an idea?
  • What island life is really like (thatch huts, no electricity)
  • How to get in good with the island chiefs
  • True definition of island fever
  • And much more!
Resources mentioned:

Thanks again for listening to the show! I'd love to see where you are listening to the show, so snap a selfie and share on twitter (@zerototravel) or reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com).

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives here.

Everest Excellence: An Interview With Ellen Miller – Inspiring Female Adventurers Series
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Everest Excellence: An Interview With Ellen Miller – Inspiring Female Adventurers Series

What is your most outlandish travel dream? What would you do if you could go anywhere and do anything?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you the second installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Today's guest, Ellen Miller, has some incredible athletic accomplishments. TO highlight a few:

She is the first American woman to summit Everest from both sides (north and south) The first American woman to climb the Himalayan triple crown Named Colorado woman of the year in 2002 Has summited every 14,000+ foot mountain peak in CO (there are 53 of them!)

On top of that she is an accomplished endurance athlete coach, adventure racer, Nordic skier, and mountain runner.

She is also gives back as the founder of the Climb for Literacy. In this podcast Ellen shares a TON of advice on travel, athletics and what it takes to climb the biggest mountain in the world.

Listen to Learn:

The most important thing about a travel dream Why being told "go outside and play" can help with adventure How to leverage your accomplishments to provide amazing experiences for others How to keep climbing after hip replacements What it really takes to make climbing Everest a truly enjoyable experience How to mentally prepare for climbing Everest Advice to get started on your Everest quest Why you should thank your mother for her genetic gifts (if you perform well at high altitudes) How to change the neural pathways of your brain Top recommendations for staying fit while traveling And much more!

Resources:

Zero To Travel Facebook pageRiding 16,000 miles blind- Zero To Travel PodcastInspiring Female Adventurers Episode One with Polly Letofsky-  The Only Woman To Walk Around The WorldWalking across America- Zero to Travel PodcastLocation Indie Ellen Miller Everest History- Ellen Miller Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Climb for Literacy Vail Vitality Center The Literacy Project

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

This is a community powered show. Please check in, say hello, share your story, let me know what you think of the podcast, provide suggestions (guests or future topics, etc.) or send me any questions you may have. Contact me at jason@zerototravel.com or via twitter @zerototravel.

You are not alone in your love for travel and I would love your feedback. If you get value from the Zero To Travel Podcast, please leave a quick review on iTunes. Really hoping to get the word out and inspire others to travel on their terms.

And, if you want to keep in touch off the podcast, sign up on zerototravel.com for more travel goodies- articles, videos, giveaways, etc. I will continue to do my best to help you in whatever way I can.

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Travelosophy: The George Costanza Approach To Reaching Your Travel Goals : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travelosophy: The George Costanza Approach To Reaching Your Travel Goals : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode three of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

What are your travel goals?

Do you think George Costanza from Seinfeld could help you achieve those travel goals?

Listen now to find out:

How to re-invent yourself in the new year How to create a year filled with travel Why doing the 'opposite' could be helpful (in travel and life) How to create a mantra or pep talk to guide you Why being in control of your own destiny is valuable What's happening on Thirsty Thursday's How to break down travel goals and create structure around them How to do everything you want to do in a year And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Zero to Travel Resources Location Indie The Book by Alan Watts Low Cut Connie

Thank you for being a part of Zero To Travel community. I appreciate you and want to wish you and your family and friends a happy and healthy New Year!  Please reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com), twitter @zerototravel, or post a comment below.  I love to hear from listeners.

Subscribe to the Zero To travel podcast and be sure to check out the archives for all past episodes.  Learn about all different ways to explore the world.

What is going to be your theme for this year?

If not now, then when?  Do it now, let's get it started!

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2nd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast
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2nd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast

Happy holidays and welcome to the 2nd annual Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today my wife Anne Dorthe and I are bringing you this episode from our apartment in Oslo, Norway.

We’ll be sharing 12 things we love about Christmas in Norway. It's like the song, The 12 Days of Christmas- Norwegian Style!

We'd like to give you the fun stuff about the holiday's.....the good vibes.

And whether you celebrate Christmas or not I hope you’ll join us today because.....you’re invited to this party!

Listen to this episode now and get ready to practice age old traditions and create new ones, share loads of delicious food, and celebrate togetherness with family, friends, and loved ones.

Thanks you so much for being a part of the Zero To Travel Podcast family and Happy Holidays my friend!

Want to join us on a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and hear more Christmas cheer? Listen to our first Norwegian Christmas Spectacular.

Be sure to leave a bowl of porridge outside the barn for Nisse

Do you have a holiday tradition or want to share your favorite Christmas memory, send me an email (jason@zerototravel.com) or hit me on twitter @zerototravel.

And check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives for all past episodes!

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Travel Weirdness : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Weirdness : Zero To Travel Podcast

What is the weirdest thing you've seen on a trip?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel podcast, you'll hear all about travel weirdness, an interesting interpretation of hell, and different ways to get off the beaten path.

I'm bringing you a special guest at the top of the show.

And, you'll hear from Chris Backe: The nomad travel blogger bringing you One Weird Globe- helping you discover weird and offbeat places when you are traveling.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks. Use promo code 'travel' at checkout for 10% off and a chance to win a $50 holiday package.

Listen in to Learn:

Is food in a tube weird? Would Norway's Russ fly in the USA? How to save money living overseas How to put more money into your awesome fund How to define weird and offbeat (it's all relative....) Pro tips to find places and events on the weird side Why a Buddhist hell temple is kind of crazy Actionable tips to go off the beaten path (not in any guide book) Why learning a bit of the local language can be helpful How some festival activities are NSFW Recommended destinations for some weirdness (you can find weird places anywhere you go) And Much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Brianna Dawes Tortuga Backpacks One Weird Globe Fluent in 3 Months DuoLingo Boryeong Mud Festival Phi Ta Khon Festival Wat Pa Lak Roy Wat Chedi Hoi Choose A Way Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Looking for a specific Zero To Travel podcast? Head over to the archives!

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Travel Meltdowns : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Meltdowns : Zero To Travel Podcast

Do you find this time of year both strange and exciting?

What is your biggest travel meltdown?

In today's Zero To Travel podcast, we're bringing you a different kind of episode: Travel Meltdowns. Hear from people who have 'melted down' all over the world.

Not only here, but we've got a sister episode over at Extra Pack of Peanuts. Tune in there to hear more travel meltdown tales.

Maybe you'll get some ideas on how to avoid a travel meltdown!

Thanks again to Tortuga Backpacks! Use promo code 'travel' for 10% off and a chance to win a special year end prize.

Listen in to Learn:

Ways to game-plan for next year's travel goals How biking around a city can bring new adventures How the Paris bike share program works (or doesn't work...) How to avoid going...zero to angry How to manage travel and a relationship How to regroup and figure out a challenging situation Why meltdowns are often over small things (and emergencies get handled) Ways to prepare for a trip to a new place (to avoid possible meltdown) Why mindset is so important Some antidotes to meltdowns And much more!

Resources:

How to achieve your travel dreams in 2015: Zero to Travel podcast Chris Guillebeau Location Indie Extra Pack of Peanuts Tortuga Backpacks

Have a travel meltdown story? I challenge you to share via twitter or email. Or just check in and say hello!

And I'd be grateful if you could leave me an honest review on iTunes.

For more Zero To Travel podcasts, check out the archives now!

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The Only Woman To Walk Around The World: Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Polly Letofsky
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The Only Woman To Walk Around The World: Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Polly Letofsky

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you a new series: Inspiring Female Adventurers.

In this series I give the ladies some props and share some amazing things they are doing out in the world.

Whether it is adventure, exploring cultures, overcoming challenges, or just seeing the world, there is something to learn from these amazing female travelers.

Today's guest walked for 5 years straight, through 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles. Her journey was a mission to bring global awareness to breast cancer.

The first woman ever to walk around the world: Polly Letofsky. Read her book 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, and learn all about Polly here.

A special thank you to Tortuga Backpacks for helping make today's episode possible. One lucky Zero To Travel listener will win a bonus package for any purchase made through the end of the year. Be sure to use promo code 'travel' at check out (for 10% off) to qualify for the giveaway.

Listen to Learn:

How to deal with FOMO (can you guess what FOMO stands for?) How to create clarity, creativity, and connectivity through walking How many pairs of shoes you need to walk 14,000 miles How to take the leap from an idea to actually start a journey Why faith and trust in the world makes all the difference How to handle Forrest Gump like status The best ways to 'train' for a 5 year walk Tips to show up and persevere (advice to do something big) Ways to manage the ebb and flow of your emotions Why walking is a great mode of travel How certain sacrifices can lead to future growth Practical tips on bringing big goals and dreams into reality And much more!

Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks Polly Letofsky 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World New Balance Breast Cancer.org Lions Club International Rotary International

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives now!

And lastly, I am grateful for you! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community. Do you have someone you want me to feature or a specific topic to cover? Reach out via email or send me a message on twitter.

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Travelosophy: Gratitude: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travelosophy: Gratitude: Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode two of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I'd love to hear what you think. Email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment below if you want to add to this discussion.

Special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's episode! Zero To Travel Podcast listeners get 10% off (use promo code 'travel' at check out). Make a purchase through the end of the year, and one lucky winner will score an awesome prize package ($50 gift card and some other goodies).

Now, let’s dive into today's question...

What is the most powerful emotional tool you have and how can that help you in travel.....and in life?

You'll Learn:

How to transition from working on the road Different ways to land in one spot and have a 'normal' routine Benefits of being a band tour manager Why exploring a new opportunity could be just what you need How to know when to move on from a job Why being aware and making adjustments is key for growth How to get out of a funk How one positive event could change your life Ways to overcome difficult journey's (to feel like yourself again) The magic pill for eliminating problems And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks World Domination Summit The Five Minute Journal Puttylike Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling The Language of Letting Go- Melody Beattie The Untethered Soul- Michael Singer

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River with Tom Allen: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River with Tom Allen: Zero To Travel Podcast

What is the best way to discover the truth about a place and its people?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from author, traveler, and adventure film maker Tom Allen.

He and his buddy Leon McCarron just produced the film Karun- chronicling a recent journey along Iran’s longest river- from source to sea.

You'll gain a new perspective of Iran and see why the Iranian people are famous for their hospitality. You may even be inspired to plan your next trip there!

You'll Learn:

The true definition of 'adventurer' Why Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world The creative process for an adventure film maker Why film is the best way to tell a story about a destination (see what it is really like there) Why the Iranian authorities may question you if you're filming (and how to avoid trouble) How a local Iranian family will invite you into their home (for sweet tea, a meal, and a bed) How to balance film making and travel How intellectual and physical challenges make for a good story How to get involved in a global screening of Karun And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Tom Allen Leon McCarren Karun Film Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen Location Indie Extra Pack of Peanuts Extra Pack of Peanuts- Karun: Leon McCarren

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Travel Mix: The L Edition with Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Mix: The L Edition with Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson: Zero To Travel Podcast

The 'Travel Mix' is back in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today's guest co-host is Natalie Sisson, the Suitcase Entrepreneur. She helps people create freedom in business and adventure in life.....and has traveled to nearly 70 countries!

If you're looking to start a lifestyle business check out Natalie's Freedom Plan.

Today you’ll hear us riff about a travel topic starting with the letter L.  Hint: it's all relative to time.

Listen Now! You'll discover:

How intuition helps to make travel decisions How spontaneity can lead to interesting adventures Great resources for last minute travelers The definition of Parkinson’s law for physical spaces How long it takes to pack when living out of a suitcase How to deal with unexpected emergencies that take you off the road How to reconnect with friends when you are always traveling What is really behind a last minute travel decision And much more!

Resources:

Suitcase Entrepreneur House Sitting Academy Hotel Tonight Sky Scanner Google Flights Last Minute Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts Clean and Lean Diet

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Travel Tactics Part 5: How to Travel Indefinitely: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Tactics Part 5: How to Travel Indefinitely: Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 5 of Travel Tactics- welcome back! This is the second edition of how to travel indefinitely.

This series gives you a three pronged attack to building a life around long term travel- free flights, inexpensive accommodations, and how to work from the road and earn an income on the road.

Learn from those that have truly been there, done that- Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

You will Learn:

How to travel indefinitely How your state of mind determines your feelings about travel Which credit cards maximize your ability to use miles (to travel anywhere!) Five things to look for when choosing a travel credit card The best cards to get when you are first starting out How you can extend your travel (with one specific strategy) How to spend a small amount of money on accommodations (for long periods of time) The fist thing you need to do to find a 'house sit' Why you don't have to leave your family behind when you travel How to decide where to travel when running a business How to separate tourism and building a business Top hot spots around the world for digital nomads What to expect your first year running a business from the road How to detach yourself from an outcome (to truly learn and grow) And much more!

Resources:

Einstein: His Life and Universe Tortuga Backpacks Extra Pack of Peanuts Professional Hobo Working Road How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World Trusted House Sitters House Carers Mind My House Making It Anywhere Find A Nomad Airbnb

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And you can always get more Zero To Travel podcasts by checking out the archives.

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Lifestyle Design and Beating Your Own Path with Marc Freccero : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Lifestyle Design and Beating Your Own Path with Marc Freccero : Zero To Travel Podcast

What is the number one thing you can do to create a lifestyle around something you love...including travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Marc Freccero: DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. He quit his corporate job at an accounting firm to live out of a van to create music.

Marc shares his lifestyle design story when he took off on a 10 month tour of 10 USA cities to produce a song for each city. Check out his tracks on The Light Nearby, as Marc captures the culture, vibe, and ambiance of each city.

Tune In To Learn:

Why you don't need anyone's permission to design your life The first step to make your idea a reality How to make the transition out of a Corporate job How to budget for a 10 month tour How to structure a tour of 10 cities over 10 months The most common objections when trying to get a gig (and how to handle them!) How to soak in the ambiance, energy, and vibe of any city How to make music the soundtrack of your life Top tips for living in a van around the country And much more!

Scroll down to see Marc combining Parkour and Pizza! Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks Extra Pack of Peanuts Location Indie James Altucher Seth Godin Marc Freccero Apex Movement Skrillex Pretty Lights The Light Nearby Project Soylent Breaking Into Event Marketing

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Tales From A Converted School Bus: Working Full Time and Traveling With An Adventure Dog: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Tales From A Converted School Bus: Working Full Time and Traveling With An Adventure Dog: Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from a couple who are exploring the USA (with their adventure dog Hilde!) in a converted school bus.

Will & Alyssa needed a bit more space for their gear (and Hilde), so they converted a school bus to their office and sanctuary. They run their tech consulting business on the road, and seek out the best trails and adventures the USA has to offer.

Check out their awesome adventures on Outside Found!

Along with the interview I'll share one of the most enjoyable but least talked about parts of the travel experience?

Listen Now To Learn:

The best ways to leave 'security' behind (and jump into the unknown) How quitting a job can turn out to be a really good decision How to live a sustainable lifestyle from the road (and have incredible experiences!) How to go about converting a school bus Tips to prioritize work and travel while on the road Simple 'rules' to follow when running a business from a school bus How to work around dog restrictions in certain areas The best adventures to take with your dog Top recommendations for dog gear How to overcome the challenges of traveling by school bus And tons more!

Scroll down to check out Will and Alyssa's beautiful school bus home! Resources:

Outside Found Location Indie John Muir Trail Craig Childs- Books Live Your Kurgo Adventure Kurgo Leashes Dam Nation

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A Horseback Ride Across the USA: Zero To Travel Podcast
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A Horseback Ride Across the USA: Zero To Travel Podcast

What is your biggest takeaway from your last trip?

'Theme' week continues on the Zero to Travel Podcast as you'll hear another story of travel with a four legged friend.

Meet Jesse (aka Alex) and his horse Pepper. They took off on an amazing 8 month journey across the USA from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Check out Jesse's story on his facebook page, On the Hoof, Sea to Sea.

Jesse took a few similar trips on a moped and flying a small plane. He also rode a motorcycle across the country and bicycled across Canada (where the idea for the Horse trip was born!).

He shares with you his journey within the journey.

Listen now to Learn:

How to Save up money for a trip How to go about buying a horse Where to keep your horse (and how much boarding can cost) How to solidify a bond with a new horse Ways to plan your route when traveling with a horse How to 'stealth camp' with a 950lb animal What to do with the manure The legality of traveling by horseback (no longer living in the old west) How to exercise patience and live in the present moment And much, much more!

Resources:

On the Hoof, Sea to Sea Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling Dan Aadland Atlas & Gazetteers- by State- DeLorme Location Indie Tortuga Backpacks

See below for some additional photos of Jesse and Pepper's trip!

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

And don't forget to use the promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks to get 10% off.

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How To Bike Around The World With Your Pet: Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Bike Around The World With Your Pet: Zero To Travel Podcast

Is Cycle Touring one of the best ways to travel with your pet?

Out four legged friends theme week continues on the Zero To Travel Podcast.

Today you'll hear from Jen and Dave of Long Haul Trekkers.  They quit their jobs and decided to bike around the world with their dog Sora!  They'll teach you plenty about International Travel with a dog.

Talk about a high quality of life for all parties involved.

Plus, you wont believe how far one dog traveled to find its way home.

You'll Learn:

Why Cycle Touring is so much better than sitting behind a desk How to Save money for a Cycle Touring trip How to Make money for a trip (critical mindset shift and common tactics) Why leaving your 'dream job' to travel may be the right decision How much to budget per day on a Cycle Tour International rules for traveling with a pet The best ways to prepare your pet for International travel (and how much time it will take) Best ways to deal with International veterinary services (hopefully it wont come to this) How to prepare yourself for 'unprovoked assaults' from other animals Must haves when traveling with a pet (and some required items) And so much more..

Scroll down to see some shots of Jen, Dave, and Sora biking around the world! Get the definitive guide to International House Sitting

Resources from the show:

WWOOF- Live and Learn on Organic Farms Location Indie Guinness World Records Long Haul Trekkers The Automatic Millionaire Warm Showers Couch Surfing Rose City Veterinary Hospital How to travel with your dog from the US to Europe Pet Travel USDA- Animal Import and Export Going to the Veterinarian Abroad- 6 Easy Steps Burley Design

Cycle Tour/Bike Ride Zero To Travel Podcasts

Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen Riding 16,000 miles blind How To Have An Adventure On Any Budget: Epic Bike Rides With Alastair Humphreys Adventure Cycle Touring Guide How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring How To Live Your Nomad Dream: One Family’s Epic Bike Ride How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood

Search the Zero To Travel archives for some past podcasts including these mentioned in the show:  WWOOFing, International House Sitting, Patagonia.

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Riding Across Mongolia On Horseback: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Riding Across Mongolia On Horseback: Zero To Travel Podcast

This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast kicks off a new 'theme' week combining two things people are passionate about, animals and travel.

Can four legged friends enhance your travel experience?

What is it like to take a trip back in time and use animals as your mode of transportation?

Today's guests did just that when they rode 3500km across Mongolia on horseback.

Nic and Donna Cuthbert share a passion for travel and decided to spend their 'honeymoon' living a traditional horse based existence among the Mongolian tribes.

Check out their amazing story on Blue Sky Walkabout.

Plus listen to the end of the show for a secret surprise!

Saddle Up to Learn:

The biggest choice you can make when it comes to travel Rewards of traveling as a couple How to prepare for a horseback trip in Mongolia (or anywhere else!) Cost of obtaining a horse in Mongolia How to overcome fears when just starting out (wherever you are going) What the Mongolian nomads are like and how often they move their Ger (Mongolian Yurt) Biggest challenges when traveling with horses Tips for learning a new language and embracing the local experience The general greeting used when meeting other travelers in Mongolia (language lesson #1) Tips on securing sponsorship's for expeditions And much more

Scroll down to see more pictures from Nic and Donna's bold expedition. Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes Resources:

Location Indie Tortuga Backpacks Blue Sky Walkabout Conversation Exchange Wintec Saddles

Remember, Tortuga Backpacks is giving all Zero To Travel listeners 10% off. A perfect gift for yourself or your travel friend. Just enter promo code 'travel' at check out!

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An Organic Long Term Travel Life: Zero To Travel Podcast
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An Organic Long Term Travel Life: Zero To Travel Podcast

Do you think YOU can live a long term travel life?

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how a long term travel life is possible from Caz Makepeace.  She and her husband Craig have been traveling on and off for over 16 years. They have lived in 5 countries and adventured in 52!

They are helping to change people's lives via their blog ytravel.

And they are enhancing the lives of their two young daughters through travel- how cool is that?

Plus I talk road trips and give you my thoughts on a devilish festival.

Listen in to Learn:

The best advice to open doors to travel possibilities How to save money and actually get on the road How to get 'unstuck' and make your travel dreams a reality How to budget for your bucket list Why travel doesn’t have to stop after having kids The best ways to raise the next nomads The most rewarding way to travel with kids Where to stay when traveling with the family How to connect to life through travel

Resources:

Ytravel Blog How to create a travel life you love- without spending a fortune Tortuga Backpacks Airbnb YHA Australia Location Indie

Don't forget to check out Tortuga Backpacks and get 10% off as a Zero To Travel listener. Just enter promo code 'travel' at check out.

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Nomad On A Wire: The Delicate Balance of Travel and Work: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Nomad On A Wire: The Delicate Balance of Travel and Work: Zero To Travel Podcast

Is the digital nomad lifestyle for you?

Can you really get work done away from your home?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Matt Giovanisci about what it's like to take your business on the road for the first time.

Matt is a video and podcasting whiz, public speaker, rapper and beat maker, runs multiple online businesses, and hosts driven, a podcast for driven entrepreneurs and more.

You'll hear his first hand unique take on location independence.

And you'll get yet another Pack Hack from Fred at Tortuga Backpacks. Helping you bring everything you need without checking a bag!

Take a listen to learn:

Why getting yelled at on the road can be fun How to find that 'sweet spot' when packing How your first travel experience can change your life How to overcome your fear of traveling and working The best strategies to find a home base for a period of time How to easily 'up' your lifestyle Simple steps to create a different life Tips for working on the road for the first time The most helpful thing you can ever do for your business And much more!

Resources:

The Tiny House Location Indie Tortuga Backpacks Exofficio Driven Swim University Roasty Coffee The 4 Hour Work Week The Lean Start Up Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula Art To Self

Don't forget!  Zero To Travel listeners get 10% off at Tortuga backpacks. Be sure to use promo code 'Travel' at check out.

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Top 13 Traveling Adventure Sports : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Top 13 Traveling Adventure Sports : Zero To Travel Podcast

Who is ready for an adventure?

Do you travel for adventure or do you adventure where you travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I discuss adventure sports with Curt Linville from 180 tack.

Curt has interviewed tons of adventure sports enthusiasts, so we came together to bring you the Top 13 Traveling Adventure Sports.

Be sure to check out The Adventure Sports Podcast to hear more adventure stories.

Plus, I give you my secret technique to get the best possible deal in any situation.

Get ready for a fun ride. Dive in now!

You'll Learn:

One of the best ways to figure out where to go The perfect definition of adventure The answer to the most difficult two word question Why getting out of your comfort zone is healthy The best adventure sports destinations The best ways to deal with challenges when traveling How to fully experience the environment wherever you may be The purest form of travel And much more!

Resources:

180 tack The Adventure Sports Podcast Location Indie Magic Seaweed

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Hitchhiking Across The USA : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Hitchhiking Across The USA : Zero To Travel Podcast

Are you ready to go for a ride across the USA? My guest for this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast did just that (well, many rides). He quit his job, sold his stuff, and hitchhiked from Orlando to San Francisco! I welcome the true transient, Pat Daley to the show. Check out his site to get the goods on his trip and some inspiration for your next adventure.

Plus I bring you some travel trivia and a world record!

And you’ll get another Pack Hack from Fred at Tortuga Backpacks.

Listen now! You’ll discover:

The easiest way to have an adventure What it takes to become a digital nomad What to expect on a hitchhiking trip (focus on the journey) Rules to hitchhiking authentically Is hitchhiking safe? Where to sleep while hitchhiking How to keep your good vibes while waiting for a ride Why you may have to become a therapist in exchange for a ride The best tools to capture and document your hitchhiking journey And much more!

Remember our friends at Tortuga Backpacks are giving Zero to Travel listeners 10% off. Be sure to enter the promo code ‘Travel’ at check out. Click here to find your perfect pack. Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks True Transient World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Live and Learn on Organic Farms WWOOF USA WWOOF Hawaii Zero To Travel Podcast - The Story of WWOOF Zero To Travel Podcast - The Real WWOOF Experience Location Indie International House Sitting Book HitchWiki

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives here.

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Travel Mix: The M Edition with Adventurous Kate McCulley : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Mix: The M Edition with Adventurous Kate McCulley : Zero To Travel Podcast

Are you ready to mix it up? In today’s episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I team up with Kate McCulley from Adventurous Kate to bring you the first edition of ‘The Travel Mix.’

In each Travel Mix Episode, I bring on a co-host to riff, debate, and chat about a variety of topics, all related to the long term travel lifestyle.

Today you’ll hear travel topics starting with the Letter M - I'll keep the topics a Mystery for now.

You’ll also learn another expert Pack Hack from our friend Fred over at Tortuga backpacks!

Listen now! You’ll discover:

The #1 ingredient for a perfect travel day Basic rules for packing shoes How to use the 'mission technique' to plan a new type of trip What pop star Kate is related to and a song Jason is embarrassed to admit he loves Our thoughts on stripping down to the bare minimum in preparation of travel How to determine it's right to stop traveling And much more!

Don't forget Zero To Travel listeners get 10% off any Tortuga Backpack. When you check out enter the promo code 'Travel'. Click here to find the perfect pack for you. Resources:

Adventurous Kate Tortuga Backpacks

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Dig into the archives here.

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Travelosophy: What If Travel Is Your Calling? Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travelosophy: What If Travel Is Your Calling? Zero To Travel Podcast

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson Today I’m bringing you the first in a new series called Travelosophy that I’ll be publishing at least once a month in the Zero To Travel Podcast.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I’m curious what you think so if you want to add to this discussion you can email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment here.

In the next Travelosophy episode I’ll share some of those comments with the community – the zero to travel worldwide caravan of listeners.

Now, let’s get into today’s question

What if your calling is to travel?

Well, what is a calling?

For the purpose of this show, I’m defining it as something you feel compelled to do.

The word ‘calling’ has a lot of implications and potential pressures around it.

If someone asks you what your ‘true calling’ is you might not like that question because you don’t have an answer and you wouldn’t be alone.

Some would argue that there is such a thing as a one true calling; something you were meant to do …and others would disagree.

That’s not what this is about so I’ll define ‘calling’ further as something you feel you need to do for a period of time.

Meaning, it does NOT have to be something you do for the rest of your life…we never know how long that will be anyway.

Now I want to ask you, what if you feel, right now, that your calling is to travel for some extended period?

Travel is something your gut and your heart tells you to do repeatedly.

The urge to travel is a knowing that pops up in your mind, your heart and your soul on a regular basis.

It’s something that hangs around so long you can’t ignore it any longer.

What does that mean?

Is travel an acceptable calling to have?

What happens when you begin to think that ‘travel’ is the path you need to choose right now?

Do you judge that thought?

Do you scoff at or dismiss it?

Does it seem ridiculous?

If so, why?

Because often times many or at least some friends and family around you won’t get it, and that’s fine, they can have their opinions.

And society as a whole sees travel as a hobby, or activity - not a calling that is understood as something one must do.

Our minds can be harsher judges then society.

If you feel travel may be your calling right now, and dismiss that thought it’s no different than unsupportive external influences and people.

In fact it’s worse.

Isn’t it reasonable to consider travel as a calling?

Through my personal experience I know that I felt exploring the world was something I needed to do. I wasn’t sure how initially but those details got figured out.

The important thing is if you feel compelled to travel for an extended period of time now or in the near future it’s imperative to support yourself internally, without judgment.

Now, let’s go external for a moment…

Have you noticed that it’s acceptable for someone to make a statement of knowing, a statement of conviction, when that statement falls in line with what our culture and society deem acceptable or to be at a certain imagined level of status?

For example, if someone feels in their heart they want to work in the medical profession and states “I want to become a doctor” that person will have the vast majority of support from everyone.

Society, culture, friends, family.

Doctors universally received a high level of respect, admiration and status. Even the bad ones get it.

I do believe being a doctor a noble profession.

Hiking Spain, Pack Hacks and How To Meet Other Travelers : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Hiking Spain, Pack Hacks and How To Meet Other Travelers : Zero To Travel Podcast

Have you ever considered walking as the best way to travel?

Worried about what to pack for your next adventure?

Want to learn how to meet other travelers and connect organically?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear expert Pack Hacks from Fred Perrotta, co-founder of Tortuga backpacks.

I also sit down (on a bus!) for a spontaneous interview with my new friend Dave. We met outside of the bus terminal in Peniche, Portugal and we discuss his pilgrimage from London to the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

In this travel podcast you'll learn:

3 stupid simple ways you can meet other travelers The one thing all travelers have in common Packing strategies to make your next trip super easy General size guidelines for your pack Tips for taking the unofficial route to Camino de Santiago How to adjust to walking for 77 days Essential items for the pilgrimage (and how to not over-pack) Why it is easier to travel with no real plans Keys to meeting new people when you travel

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks- use discount code 'Travel' for 10% off International House Sitting, How to Travel the World and Stay Anywhere, For FREE

 

If you are feeling up to it, send me a postcard from your next travel adventure!  I'll give you a shout out on the show.

And be sure to check out the archives to get some more travel tips and inspiration.

 

 

 

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Long Term Travel Talk: Listener Questions Part Two
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Long Term Travel Talk: Listener Questions Part Two

If you're ready to have more of your burning long term travel questions answered then listen up!

It's time for another edition of Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions.

In this ongoing series you get your most pressing questions answered.

Have a question for a future episode?

Just send me an email to jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

This week I share my thoughts on some tough long term travel considerations:

Should you keep a home base when you travel long term?

How much should weather dictate your travel plans?

Is it possible to travel long term with your beloved pet or will you be forced to choose between two things you love?

Hit play to listen now and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes

If you like this episode, check out Listener Questions Part One.

Want more honest talk about the reality of long term travel? Dig into the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

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Overcoming an Existential Crisis while Traveling – with Jade Heilmann : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Overcoming an Existential Crisis while Traveling – with Jade Heilmann : Zero To Travel Podcast

What do you do when you don’t feel like traveling anymore while you’re on the road? And what do you do when you're hit by a series of crises that have you feeling like you're living in a nightmare?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk to Jade Heilmann from We Travel and Blog about the crises her and her husband Gabriel have had to overcome while on the road.

You’ll learn:

What to do if you get sick of traveling while you're on the road How Jade started traveling Why Jade and Gabriel decided to get a van and how much it cost The problems they had to overcome with the van What you give up when you travel this way The reasons for and purpose behind their trip Jade's eclectic background and why she hasn't been able to decide on a career Why blogging suits Jade The terrible things that happened that led to them feeling like they were living in a nightmare Why they questioned whether or not they should be blogging The main downfalls of the travel industry The dark reality of living on the road How they find balance on the road Why you should think twice before starting a business while you're traveling The problems young travelers can cause by playing in other countries Tips for conscious and sustainable travel Her advice for those who want to learn to surf Her tips for traveling in Baja The importance of crisis

Resources Mentioned

We Travel and Blog

For more honest interviews about the reality of travel, check out the archives!

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Top 5 World’s Cheapest Destinations : Part 2 with Tim Leffel : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Top 5 World’s Cheapest Destinations : Part 2 with Tim Leffel : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, Tim Leffel stops by again and drops his current Top 5 World's Cheapest Destinations.

As an avid traveler, blogger, and author, Tim knows what he is talking about.  His book is updated with 21 featured destinations and some honorable mentions.

Where are you going to get a great bargain?  What countries have a great tourist infrastructure with things to do?  Where are you going to get the best bang for your buck?

These are just a few factors Tim considers when picking the World's Cheapest Destinations.

Are you a digital nomad, want to take an extended trip, or maybe live in a new country for a few months?  Let's dive in and see which cheap destinations will be next on your travel list!

 

You'll Learn:

How cash helps in one of the most beautiful countries in the world The most cost effective way to visit multiple countries in one area Where the dollar is at a historic high Where to get the best seasonal and locally sourced food How to help the most attractive and cheapest country in the world Where to find amazing culture and a cornucopia of food

Resources:

Cheapest Destinations Blog World's Cheapest Destinations Ultimate Live Abroad Giveaway

 

 

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Living Abroad with Tim Leffel : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Everything You Need To Know About Living Abroad with Tim Leffel : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we learn the ins and outs of Living Abroad with Tim Leffel.

Tim is a writer, author, editor, and publisher.  He combines his extensive personal experience living abroad and shares stories from others in his book, A Better Life For Half The Price: how to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live.  He also wrote, The World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Travel Money is Worth a Fortune.

Have you ever been interested in living abroad? 

We dive deep into everything associated with that including medical coverage, travel Visas, having children abroad, and what the overall experience is actually like.

Want to find out if this is an option for you now.....or maybe later in life?  Listen now!

And be sure to listen to the end to learn about a $99 value giveaway from Tim. You'll Learn:

Financial Advantages of living abroad How to have better quality of life living abroad How to make money while living abroad Secrets to completing important tasks How to tell if the living abroad lifestyle is for you General travel Visa recommendations Strategies for the best medical coverage Best options to handle your child's education

 Resources:

Cheapest Destinations Blog Cheap Living Abroad Tim's Travel Books Flippa Empire Flippers Latona's MedJet Assist Ultimate Live Abroad Giveaway

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts?  Check out the archives here.

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15 Reasons Why Travel Companions are Awesome : Zero To Travel Podcast
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15 Reasons Why Travel Companions are Awesome : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with my wife to give you the top 15 Reasons Why Travel Companions are Awesome.

We've both traveled solo in various parts of the world and absolutely love it, so what makes having a travel buddy so great?

You'll find out in this episode.

To top it off, we share some travel companion tactics and strategies while regaling you with our mishaps from the road.

Sit back, relax, and have some fun, with this travel podcast. You'll Learn:

How to manage your time while traveling Some unexpected benefits of travel companions How to work together to come up with a decision Why 'sick buddies' rule Techniques to be more efficient while traveling Why it's great to let go and not ask for anything from anybody What you can do to stay safe with your own 'personal security guard' How to have great food experiences and eat your face off with a travel friend And much more!

Some other key mentions from this travel podcast:

Where did we record this episode?

In room number 4 of this character rich family run B&B called Casa Das Mares in Baleal, Portugal.

They even have a 25 year old talking parrot in the lobby (which double as the family dining room).

We loved it! Call them up to book, they only have four rooms. And say hello to Humberto and the family for us.

What did that view from your room look look like?

Don't forget if you have any questions or just want to reach out and say hello, please contact me via email or twitter.  And please be sure to share your tiny travel tip or trick #tinytraveltips.

Want more? Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives here.

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Travel Tactics Part 4: How to Travel Indefinitely : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Tactics Part 4: How to Travel Indefinitely : Zero To Travel Podcast

Travel Tactics is back! This series is all about how to travel for as long as you want to, by getting free flights and accommodation and by building a business that you can run from anywhere.

In this episode I speak with Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

We discuss who should and shouldn't try travel hacking, why you should trade work for accommodation, and which type of business you should start if you want to make it anywhere.

You will learn:

The top 3 things that will keep you traveling for as long as you want What travel hacking is Who should and shouldn’t start travel hacking How travel hacking with credit cards affects your credit score How to get free accommodation around the world The worst places Nora Dunn has ever slept How Nora got a job working in a hostel The advantages of working in exchange for accommodation How to make the leap to running a location independent business How to do an audit of your skills Which type of business it’s best to start with What kind of timeframe is realistic for making it anywhere

Resources Mentioned

Travel Tactics Part 1 Travel Tactics Part 2 Travel Tactics Part 3 Zero To Travel Podcast archives The Paradise Pack Epic Bike Rides Extra Pack Of Peanuts Location Indie The Professional Hobo Making It Anywhere The Ultimate Guide To Frequent Flyer Miles Credit Karma Credit Sesame EPoP 060: Top 16 Breweries in America EPoP 070: Top 12 Sporting Events Around the World How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World WorkingRoad.com WWOOFing The Caretaker Gazette Help Exchange GrowFood.org Travel Like A Pro: Road-Tested Tips for Digital Nomads and Frequent Travelers The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch The Tropica MBA Elance

For more actionable content, don't forget to join the Zero To Travel Caravan, by subscribing using the box on the top and to the right.

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How To Find Professional Work Overseas : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Find Professional Work Overseas : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today’s episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast we learn how to find professional work overseas. And who better to teach us than Troy Erstling. He has studied in Argentina, taught English in South Korea, took a fellowship in India, and worked for one of India’s most promising startups.

Now Troy is speaking at universities inspiring students to travel and work abroad.  And he is the ‘brainchild’ of BrainGain. He is using his entrepreneurial spirit and travel education to help others find ways of exploring an international career.

Thinking about traveling and working abroad? Not sure where to start? Listen now and learn from someone who’s done it!

You'll Learn:

What it's like to Teach English Abroad How to transition from teaching/volunteering to Professional Work How to utilize personal networks to find opportunities Most realistic places to find work overseas Step by Step process to finding work overseas Typical duration of most jobs and where to find the most opportunity Understanding Cultural differences when applying for jobs (and how to find the real cost of living estimates) Going from a tourist visa to a permanent visa Going to an International School to open up opportunities in your desired country Ins and outs of BrainGain

Resources:

BrainGain Dave's ESL Cafe CrunchBase AngelList e27 Tech in Asia

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

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How To Eat Like A Local: Italy, Miami and Chicago Edition : Zero Travel Podcast
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How To Eat Like A Local: Italy, Miami and Chicago Edition : Zero Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk with 3 Food Experts from around the world.  Katie Parla of Parla Food, Shane Kost who runs Chicago Food Planet and Food Tour Pros, and Grace Della who operates Miami Culinary Tours.  They show us how food is an amazing way to see the World.

Want to find the best local food?  Learn about culture through food?  Have some fun, meet some locals, and get an authentic food experience.  Sink your teeth into this weeks episode Now.  Bon Appétit!

You'll Learn:

Things you must eat when visiting Italy Exploring different types of pizza (and where to get the best pizza in Rome!) Deciphering the Italian Wine List (and a general rule of thumb) Helpful ordering procedures Where to find the best places to eat in Italy (and how to do it on a budget) How to deal with food allergies Tipping in Italy The Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Food Must Eats in Chicago (where to get the best deep dish pizza and hot dog) Best Ways to find authentic experiences Benefits of a Food Tour Business The Blend of Cultures of the South Miami food scene Best Ways to find local spots to eat Top 3 foods you must try in Miami (and how to tell they are authentic)

Resources:

Eating & Drinking in Rome: An insider's guide to the city's best food and drink Katie Parla Parla Food Chicago Food Planet Food Tour Pros Miami Culinary Tours

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

 

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How To Work And Travel Through South America As a Digital Nomad With Fabian From StartUpDiaries.org : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Work And Travel Through South America As a Digital Nomad With Fabian From StartUpDiaries.org : Zero To Travel Podcast

My guest in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast takes the digital nomad lifestyle to the extreme.

Adventurer, Digital Nomad & Entrepreneur Fabian Dittrich is the founder and CEO of Helpando and creator and leader of StartUp Diaries.

Fab worked and traveled through South America as a Digital Nomad in his mobile 'office', a Land Rover Defender called La Oficina.

Today he shares his experience running a business while traveling overland and teaches you the secrets to finding your work/travel/life balance.

Is it worth it to run a business while you travel? Can you manage a whole company on the road in South America?  And create a documentary along the way with little experience, giving insight to people who redefine work?  Listen to the show now to find out how it can be done!

You'll Learn:

Logistics of running a business from a Land Rover Defender (in South America) How much a business interferes with the travel experience How to manage clients across different time zones How to balance adventure and work Benefits of a Digital Nomad Lifestyle (think Freedom and Empathy) How to design your life and take a different path Conquering the fears of potential issues on the road About many South American locals doing creative things (and redefining work) Rewards of Business, Travel, Documentary experience Valuable resources and suggestions about technology (to create ease and efficiency)

Resources Mentioned:

Helpando StartUp Diaries Calendly The Four Hour Work Week Art of Designing Your Own Path Base Camp Alfred App Fabian Dittrich

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

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Learning Through Travel: Gap Year, Career Breaks, and Beyond with Jennifer Miller from bootsnall.com : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Learning Through Travel: Gap Year, Career Breaks, and Beyond with Jennifer Miller from bootsnall.com : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we dive deep on the topic of learning through travel, Gap Year, career breaks, and beyond.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Miller, head editor at BootsnAll, project developer for the Travel Access Project, and the co-author of Bottles to Backpacks: The Gypsy Mama's guide to REAL Travel With Kids.

The dominate theme was travel as a form of education (at any age), and the value of learning through roaming.

Is this the best way to learn? Should everyone travel for some period of time if it's within their means? We dig into some tough questions and cover much more. Give this show a listen now!

You’ll Learn:

Why you should take a Gap Year (and how a year of travel can help you learn and grow) How the world is the perfect classroom Why it is important to explore different cultures Benefits of traveling abroad for children BootsnAll's mission to change the education system (and mandate 1 year abroad for high school or college students) About the philanthropic arm of BootsnAll (The Travel Access Project) How The Travel Access Project will help students find clarity and direction (and how travel mentors abroad will guide them toward their true passions) What a career break can do for you How to get creative when things don’t go as planned (look deep within to explore your best path) Advice to arrange travel with your spouse or partner Top tips for traveling with children/family (and how not to go crazy) Creating a Travel Portfolio (to produce future opportunities)

Resources Mentioned

BootsnAll.com zerototravel.com/quit Travel Access Project Jenn's Email Gapyear30-student Gapyear30-parent CareerBreak30

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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International House Sitting: Myths & Truths : Zero To Travel Podcast
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International House Sitting: Myths & Truths : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk with full-time house sitters Nat and Jodie about how traveling the world and living for free. We dive right into the myths and truths surrounding house sitting, so you can work out whether or not it's for you.

This episode is the first in a five-part audio series about international house sitting that we've put together to celebrate the launch of our book, International House Sitting: How To Travel The World & Stay Anywhere, For Free.

You can get the complete audio series plus a whole bunch of resources designed to help you take action and become a successful house sitter, by buying the book.

To find out how to get access to the entire training course, and to get a discount on the book, go to ZeroToHouseSitting.com. Alternatively, text "housesitting" to 33444.

In this episode you will learn:

What house sitting is and how it works The challenges that come with house sitting What the service mindset is and how it helps with house sitting What daily life as a house sitter is like Living the dream: myth or truth Who house sitting is and isn’t for

Resources Mentioned

Zero To House Sitting The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Don't forget, to get access to the rest of the audio course, pick up your copy of the book. You'll find more information at ZeroToHouseSitting.com.

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How To Book Ultra Cheap Cruises – Repositioning Cruises with Bobby Weaver : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Book Ultra Cheap Cruises – Repositioning Cruises with Bobby Weaver : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we’re discussing a somewhat unknown little gem: The Repositioning Cruise! A one-way cruise that doesn’t return to the port of call. We’re also briefly discussing the Schengen Agreement.

For this episode, I sit down with Bobby from bobbyandabby.com. Bobby and his wife Abby are adventurers looking to expand their world. Bobby gives tips and insights on the Repositioning Cruise experience; it was their transportation to Europe for their 6 month bike tour!

You’ll Learn:

How long you can stay in Europe Rules of the Schengen Agreement and how to bend them How to work in exchange for a free place to stay What is a Repositioning Cruise Pros and Cons of the Repositioning Cruise (And Why You Should Consider Doing One) Where to find information on Repositioning Cruises Who to talk to about Repositioning Cruises Typical pricing for Repositioning Cruises How to get the lowest pricing on Repositioning Cruises Additional Benefits of the Repositioning Cruise Port of Entry Guidelines Further Clarification of the Schengen Agreement Managing Service Fees on the Repositioning Cruise And much more!

Resources Mentioned

Bobby and Abby Work Away Cruise Compete Location Indie Nomadic Matt's How To Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions – Part 1
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Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions – Part 1

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I answer some of the most common questions I get from listeners. I touch on the college-versus-travel debate, getting your family's support, and quitting your day job to travel.

If you'd like to hear more episodes like this, let me know. You can send your questions to jason@zerototravel.com.

In this episode, you'll learn:

How to gain your family’s support My advice for those of you who are stuck in an office and dreaming of travel How to start offering an online service to become location independent How to deal with fear When should you use miles rather than money How to decide whether to go to college or travel

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie Squarespace

For more travel podcasts, check out the Travel Podcasts Directory!

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What it Takes to Build a School – with Adam Braun : Zero To Travel Podcast
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What it Takes to Build a School – with Adam Braun : Zero To Travel Podcast

I have some very exciting news for you in today's podcast. It relates to a personal dream of mine that has come true thanks to you - the Zero To Travel Podcast listeners!

I also interview Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise - a for-purpose charity that builds schools for children who wouldn't otherwise have access to an education.

Listen in to find out how Adam's background helped him start Pencils of Promise, how Pencils of Promise runs, and how you could build a school with Pencils of Promise.

You will learn:

The personal dream that’s come true for Jason, thanks to the Zero To Travel listeners How travel had an impact on Adam’s life and career How Adam’s background helped him start Pencils of Promise What a “for-purpose” organization is The story of Pencil of Promise’s first school build How Pencils of Promise decides where to build schools How donations to Pencils of Promise work and where they go The heart-forward decisions Adam has been making recently The challenges Pencils of Promise is facing Creative fundraising ideas A common misconception people have about Adam The story of Adam’s very first student How you can raise the money to build a school

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack Pencils of Promise Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast with Adam Braun The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change Pencils of Promise with Adam Braun on Extra Pack of Peanuts Hitchhiking Stories From Scotland You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me

For more travel podcast episodes, see the Travel Podcast Directory.

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How To Take Great Selfies While You’re Traveling – with Shannon Locker : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Take Great Selfies While You’re Traveling – with Shannon Locker : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're talking about one part of travel that you might not have given much thought to before: the art of the selfie!

For this episode, my wife and I sit down with my sister Shannon Locker - a freelance photographer and Instagram expert. Shannon explains how to take great selfies and which apps to use to take them.

You’ll learn:

How to avoid jet lag Our take on the selfie stick An expert’s take on the selfie Why travelers might be more justified in taking selfies than other people How to get more creative with your selfies An expert’s top tips for taking better selfies The best selfie apps The magical cheat for taking better selfies

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie Jet Lag Rooster Shannon Locker Super Smartphone Tavel Photography Tips With Shannon Locker Shannon's Instagram account Camera Awesome Instagram Zero To Travel's Instagram account CamMe NoCrop Whitagram

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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Spreading Goodness While You Travel – with Leon Logothetis : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Spreading Goodness While You Travel – with Leon Logothetis : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I chat with Leon Logothetis about kindness.

Leon is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and the author of The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World.

He carries out experiments in spreading goodness and connecting with people through the language of kindness. He once traveled from Times Square to the Hollywood sign on just $5 a day, depending on the kindness of strangers to get him there.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The X factor for having the best travel experiences How energy affects travel Jason’s best tips for giving off good energy while you’re traveling How Leon started experimenting with kindness How Leon’s attitude has changed since he started traveling The relationship between comfort zones and travel Why Leon chose to document his travels and what impact this had on them The experiences Leon had helping other people on the road What small whispers of kindness are A small moment that changed Leon The importance of vulnerability The lasting effect travel has on you The similarities and differences between kindness in different countries What taking money out of the equation does How to find and live your purpose The differences between connecting with strangers and people in your own city

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World Leon Logothetis The Motorcycle Diaries Leon on Facebook Leon on Twitter

For more episodes, check out the podcast archives!

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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Jasper Ribbers from The Traveling Dutchman on Renting Your Home Out on Airbnb: Zero To Travel Podcast
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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Jasper Ribbers from The Traveling Dutchman on Renting Your Home Out on Airbnb: Zero To Travel Podcast

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Caz & Craig from y Travel Blog on Traveling with a Family & Starting a Big Blog
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Caz & Craig from y Travel Blog on Traveling with a Family & Starting a Big Blog

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

 

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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Sean Keener of BootsnAll on Traveling with a Family
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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Sean Keener of BootsnAll on Traveling with a Family

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Sherry Ott from Meet, Plan, Go! on Taking a Career Break to Travel
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Sherry Ott from Meet, Plan, Go! on Taking a Career Break to Travel

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Tim Leffel from Cheapest Destinations on Creating a Better Life for Half the Price
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Tim Leffel from Cheapest Destinations on Creating a Better Life for Half the Price

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Jesse Krieger from The Lifestyle Entrepreneur on Lifestyle Design, Book Publishing & Making Money
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Jesse Krieger from The Lifestyle Entrepreneur on Lifestyle Design, Book Publishing & Making Money

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Nat and Jodie from House Sitting World on House Sitting Your Way around the World
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Nat and Jodie from House Sitting World on House Sitting Your Way around the World

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,

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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Benny Lewis from Fluent in 3 Months on Language Learning Hacks
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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Benny Lewis from Fluent in 3 Months on Language Learning Hacks

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Dave Lee from Travel Blog Success on Creating an Income from Travel Blogging
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Dave Lee from Travel Blog Success on Creating an Income from Travel Blogging

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Adam Seper from Round the World Ticket on Traveling Cheaply with RTW Tickets
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Adam Seper from Round the World Ticket on Traveling Cheaply with RTW Tickets

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Sean Ogle from Location 180 on Building a Business from Anywhere
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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Sean Ogle from Location 180 on Building a Business from Anywhere

This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com). The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here: The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it befoe it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers, Jason

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Finding Personal Freedom Through Travel with Natalie Sisson
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Finding Personal Freedom Through Travel with Natalie Sisson

Note: This is part of The Paradise Pack podcast series. The Paradise Pack is an incredible bundle of world-class resources ($2000 worth of products for only $197). It’s only around until June 7th then it’s gone forever. To get all of the tools you need to live, work and travel anywhere grab The Paradise Pack now.

Natalie is a champion of freedom.

As a digital nomad – Natalie travels the world while teaching people how to create their own freedom business on her website The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

In this engaging interview, Natalie breaks down her thoughts on everything including taking the leap to quit your job, travel, and an honest take on business and the location independent lifestyle.

You’ll learn:

Why discipline leads to freedom Are you an entrepreneur? Find out in this show. How to get started with a freedom business The importance of visualizing your perfect day. Learn what Natalie’s hardest decision has been to date The value you can gain from working for others Natalie’s bad habits How to avoid the mistakes Natalie made And so much more!

Don't forget - The Paradise Pack is only available this week! Check it out here.

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How to Afford Your Travel Dreams – with Paula Pant : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How to Afford Your Travel Dreams – with Paula Pant : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak to Paula Pant from Afford Anything, to get her top tips on money and travel.

Paula is an expert on this stuff because several years ago, she quit her job, sold her stuff, and backpacked around the world for almost three years. She now helps people afford whatever they want, saying you can't afford everything but you can afford anything.

Whether you're trying to save for the trip of your lifetime, or you're in debt and don't know whether or not you should pay off what you owe before you take off, Paula's tips will be able to help you out.

I also just wanted to remind you that The Paradise Pack is coming! To find out when you can get your hands on this amazing bundle of travel-related goodies, text "paradisepack" to 33444. You don't want to miss out!

Otherwise, let's get to the show, so that you can learn how to afford your travel dreams!

You’ll learn:

What made Jason’s recent flights one of the worst he’s ever taken The three steps to saving money for travel What’s going on in Nepal right now, following the country’s recent earthquake, and how you can help How Paula saved enough money for her first trip How to save when you’re not earning a lot or you have a lot of expenses How big your emergency fund should be What Paula learned from selling and donating her belongings Whether or not you should travel when you're in debt How travel changed Paula’s life Why you should focus on creation rather than consumption Paula’s favorite word Paula’s advice for wannabe travelers

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack Get Paid for Your Pad Afford Anything Flight Car Uber Charity Navigator The Better Business Bureau The Red Cross Oxfam Unicef How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World The Seven Afford Anything Tenets

Don't forget to sign up to hear more about The Paradise Pack. Just text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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14 Practical Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term : Zero To Travel Podcast
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14 Practical Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term : Zero To Travel Podcast

Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Mexico again!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Paradise Pack, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts and I are giving away one Tortuga Backpack and two $100 Tortuga gift vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies, simply text "paradisepack" (all one word and without the speech marks) to 33444. You'll then be added to our mailing list and entered into the draw. Easy!

The competition ends on 25 May, so get on it!

In this episode, Travis and I share our top 14 practical hacks to help you travel long term.

You’ll learn:

Jason’s favorite thing to seek out when he’s traveling Our top 14 practical hacks to help you travel long term

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts 16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term The Paradise Pack Tortuga Backpacks Pencils of Promise Zero To Travel Podcast archives Extra Pack of Peanuts archives Airbnb House Sitting World House Sitting Academy HomeAway FlightCar Uber VRBO Mint.com Pre-Trip Planning: How Much Research Should You Really Do? NerdFitness.com The Suitcase Entrepreneur Location Rebel Too Many Adapters Fluent in 3 months

Don't forget to enter the competition to win some Tortuga Backpack goodies. Just text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term : Zero To Travel Podcast
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16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term : Zero To Travel Podcast

Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Mexico! And we have a special announcement to make too!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Paradise Pack, we're giving away one Tortuga Backpack and two $100 Tortuga gift vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies, simply text "paradisepack" (all one word and without the speech marks) to 33444. You'll then be added to our mailing list and entered into the draw. Easy!

The competition ends on 25 May, so get on it!

In this episode, Travis Sherry and I share our top 16 mindset hacks to help you travel long term.

You’ll learn:

Jason and Travis’ top mindset hacks for traveling long term What the $10 rule is and how it’ll help you enjoy travel more

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts The Paradise Pack Tortuga Backpacks The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Workaway.info Chris Guillebeau World Domination Summit Pencils of Promise

Don't forget, for your chance to win one of three Tortuga prizes, text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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How To Become A Car Camping Superstar : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Become A Car Camping Superstar : Zero To Travel Podcast

Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Moab, Utah. My wife and I are currently car camping and today we wanted to share with you our top twenty tips for becoming a car camping superstar!

So, whether you've done a lot of camping or you've never been before, listen to today's episode to find out exactly what you need to have a great time when you next hit the road!

You’ll learn:

The ultimate hack for starting a campfire What’s better than Google A European’s take on American road tripping What Jason has learned on this trip The best things about camping 20 top things you should take when you go car camping

Resources Mentioned

Quit Your Job and Travel the World The 10 essentials

To listen to more podcast episodes, see the archives.

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Coffee Talk: The 16 Best Coffee Experiences Around The World : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Coffee Talk: The 16 Best Coffee Experiences Around The World : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with Travis and Jason from Extra Pack of Peanuts to talk coffee!

On our travels around the world, we've had the pleasure of going to lots of different coffee shops and bars in many different places. In this episode, we share our top 16 coffee experiences around the world.

So, if you're a coffee lover, listen in to find out where you should get your caffeine fix when you're on the road.

You will learn:

Jason and Heather’s coffee origin stories Jason and Heather’s top 16 coffee bars and shops around the world Why coffee is good for you Travis’ favorite hot chocolate, snack, and dessert experiences

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts Roasty Coffee The Paradise Pack Distractify Coffitivity Epic Bike Rides The Top 16 Breweries in America Top 16 Favorite Sweet Treats Lights! Camera! Switzerland! Ultimate Travel Coffee Kit

To listen to past episodes, go to ZeroToTravel.com/Shows and ExtraPackOfPeanuts.com/Pods.

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How To Start A Drop Shipping Business & Live Anywhere – with Anton Kraly : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Start A Drop Shipping Business & Live Anywhere – with Anton Kraly : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode, I speak with Anton Kraly - the creator of Drop Ship Lifestyle, an online course and community that connects and helps eCommerce entrepreneurs.

Anton explains how to start a drop shipping business, so that you can earn money while you travel without having to manage stock, fulfil orders, or even handle customer service.

Anton has also very kindly hooked the Zero To Travel Podcast listeners up with a hefty discount on Drop Ship Lifestyle. So, if you're interested in this business model, go to zerototravel.com/dropship to get $100 off.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

What you should do if you want to make money on the road The strangest thing that has happened to Anton in the last two weeks How Anton ended up living in Vietnam Whether or not it’s possible to start a business like Anton’s on the road How online business has changed over the past few years What drop shipping is How NOT to drop ship How to approach suppliers and what not to say to them What profit margins to look for Why this business model is perfect for digital nomads How much it costs to get started with drop shipping How to decide on a niche, which products to sell, and who to sell to How to identify trends Why competition is a good thing Why you don’t have to compete with Amazon How important personality and branding are on eCommerce sites How to conduct market research Which kinds of keywords to target and which ones to avoid to get the best conversion rates How to get approved by a supplier How to get your eCommerce site up and running within two weeks What Google PLAs and Amazon Product Listing Ads are and how to use them Which third party tools to use Business-to-business versus business-to-consumer: which is best How to outsource in an eCommerce business How to sell a website and how much they can go for Anton’s travel plans

Resources mentioned

Anton Kraly Etsy Ebay Shopify Drop Ship Lifestyle Fiverr Retail Tower eCommHub (now called HubLogix) Google Analytics Lucky Orange Freelancer ODesk Flippa Empire Flippers Razor Sharp Shave

Don't forget, you can get $100 off Drop Ship Lifestyle by going to zerototravel.com/dropship and starting your own drop ship lifestyle!

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For Nepal: Zero To Travel Podcast
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For Nepal: Zero To Travel Podcast

This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast is a very special one.

On April 25th 2015, Nepal was hit by the biggest earthquake it has experienced in 80 years. Thousands of people have died and many more are seriously injured and in need of basic supplies such as food, water, and shelter.

Last October, my wife and I went to Nepal, to go trekking in the Himalayan mountains. Everywhere we went, we were greeted with warm smiles and open hearts. We particularly bonded with our guide Samir, and our porter Mingmar.

In this episode of the podcast, my wife Anne-Dorthe and I share both our memories of Nepal and some audio clips of Samir as he showed us around his country.

This episode is also a fundraiser. Nepal needs our help. If you're in the US, please text "GIVE NEPAL" to 80088 to donate $10 to the Global Giving relief fund. If you want to give more or you're based outside of the US, please go to zerototravel.com/givenepal.

Thank you.

This episode features:

Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s overall impressions of Nepal and the Nepalese The memories of Nepal that stand out for Jason and Anne-Dorthe How Samir and his friends give back to their own communities Why Samir had to leave school Samir’s biggest dreams What Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels are Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s reactions to seeing the 8th highest mountain in the world What daily life is like in rural Nepal

If you are able to donate to help the people of Nepal, please do so by going to zerototravel.com/givenepal.

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How To Travel Europe on a Budget : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Travel Europe on a Budget : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak with Andy Steves from Weekend Student Adventures Europe to find out how to travel Europe on a budget.

Andy shares a ton of tips and advice on European travel, including how to plan the best itinerary for your trip, how to secure the cheapest flights, and which European cities shouldn't be missed .

In this episode of the podcast, you will learn:

The difference between traveling around Europe with your parents and on your own How to take a travel idea from an idea to a plan How Andy spotted the gap in the market for his business How to experience rather than just observe a new place What makes good tourism What tour guides and guide books lack (and how to get it) The biggest mistake people make when they travel to Europe How to find the cheapest flights in Europe How to decide which form(s) of transport to use when traveling round Europe Andy and Jason’s favorite train rides in Europe One way to get around visa requirements Andy’s top three off-the-beaten-track destinations in Europe Two of the more touristy European cities that are still worth visiting How to travel on a budget without sacrificing the experience Andy’s favorite travel books What Andy struggles to say "no" to when he’s traveling

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World! Location Indie The Paradise Pack Weekend Student Adventures Airbnb Yelp Tripadvisor Rick Steve’s Europe Let’s Go Lonely Planet Skyscanner Cheapoair Kayak Eurail SBB.ch Shantaram WSA Facebook page WSA YouTube page

For more travel podcast episodes, check out the Travel Podcasts Directory!

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How To Fly For Free Anywhere: Travel Hacking Credit Cards Using The App-O-Rama
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How To Fly For Free Anywhere: Travel Hacking Credit Cards Using The App-O-Rama

In this travel podcast episode Jason & Travis talk travel hacking credit cards using the secret 'App-O-Rama' strategy.

This one trick can help you earn free flights anywhere in the world.

If you want to learn how to earn a free flight to anywhere in the world you MUST listen to this podcast now! You'll learn:

What an App-O-Rama is How travel hacking credit cards affect your credit score Which travel hacking credit cards to get When to apply for new cards How to figure out the best travel hacking credit card strategy for your situation Why it's important to diversify How Jason saved over $2000 on 2 flights in the last 18 months How you can take your friend or spouse on free flights all over the USA And a TON more!

Resources

Extra Pack of Peanuts

How to use the Target Red Card to meet minimum spends

Trave Hacking Credit Cards Mentioned

Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Plus

Chase Southwest

Citi American Airlines Credit Cards

Capitol One Rewards Card

Want to learn more about travel hacking?

Read this article.

Listen to another Travel Hacking interview with Travis here.

Visit the Zero To Travel Podcast Archive

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Travel Legends Series: The Story of WWOOF – An Interview With Founder Sue Coppard
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Travel Legends Series: The Story of WWOOF – An Interview With Founder Sue Coppard

Whilst WWOOFing at a Community Agriculture Cooperative my friend Emma Johnson got to meet Sue Coppard, the woman that started WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) back in in 1971.

WWOOF is an organization that allows travelers to work at organic farms around the world in exchange for free room and board.

In this episode, Emma provides a candid interview with this travel LEGEND. She sits down with Sue at her home in South West England and we get to listen in and hear how WWOOF all began.

Listen now and you'll learn:

How you can work at farms worldwide in exchange for room and board The story of how WWOOF began and how it has grown How WWOOF got it’s name Why organic farms were the focus for Sue The attitude you need to be a wwoofer How WWOOFing ran before the internet WWOOFing controversy and the real truth behind the stories What WWOOFing was like in the 1970’s Sue’s wisdoms on running a very large (mostly) volunteer organisation. The purpose of the new Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FOWO) What your WWOOF membership costs goes towards The personal development benefits of travel

Resources Mentioned

Guest host Emma Johnson's website wwoof.net wwoofinternational.org John Seymour - ‘I’m A stranger Here Myself - The Story Of A Welsh Farm’ (1978) Enid Blyton - ‘The Naughtiest Girl In The School’

Want More Information About WWOOFING?

Check out The Real WWOOF Experience (Podcast)

What's the deal with WWOOFing?  (Article)

Zero To Travel Podcast Archive

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How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring : Epic Bike Rides With Casey Greene : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring : Epic Bike Rides With Casey Greene : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this - the final episode of our Epic Bike Rides Week series -, I speak with Casey Greene.

Casey works as a cartographer for the Adventure Cycling Association – a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire people to explore the world by bike. That means Casey gets paid to create and update maps and bike routes. What an exciting job!

Casey is also a pioneer in a new form of bike touring. In this episode, he talks about that, what it means for the future of bike touring, and how to plan the perfect bike trip.

Listen in to find out:

The two different ways to view adventure cycling How to make a map How to design an adventure The best way to fly on your way to and from a bike trip What pack biking is The future of cycle touring The most accessible bike rides for beginners How the Adventure Cycling Association helps cyclists

Resources Mentioned

Casey Greene’s blog Adventure Cycling Association How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World How I Design Adventure BikeFlights.com

To listen to the other podcast episodes in this series, see the cycle touring archive.

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How To Live Your Nomad Dream : One Family’s Epic Bike Ride – Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Live Your Nomad Dream : One Family’s Epic Bike Ride – Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast you'll hear how one family has been living their nomad dream and how you can plan a longer bike trip with your family.

In their words, here is how Francois, Cécile and their daughter Emma describe their nomad dream:

"Living a family adventure around the world, at the slow and active pace of our touring bikes. Living our passion for climbing and outdoor activities. Being outside in the rain, the wind, under the sun and the stars. Meeting and knowing people from everywhere and sharing their daily life. Speaking spanish, french, english, russian. Stepping out of our comfort zone, forgetting our habits, putting back things into perspective. Living simply, with the bare necessities, ecologically. Reading all the pages of the book. Living our dream."

Why did they choose to do an adventure cycle tour?

"Because we just don’t imagine any other way of traveling. Simple, convenient, active and ecological, cycle touring is for us the perfect way to travel at a human pace to take time to embrace sceneries, atmospheres, silence. Exposed to all winds, bike touring is also a wide open window to the world and a unique visa to meet other people."

[Tweet "Listen to this family's amazing adventure cycling trip! #travel #podcast #epicbikerides"]

Give this podcast a listen now and you'll learn:

What it is like to settle into a trip like this How to deal with taking your kids out of school to travel How traveling with kids can make it easier to meet locals along the way What they did to prepare for this trip Why cycle touring with your family is accessible Why this type of trip is safe for any family What magical travel moments stand out Why they decided to go home after 15,000km What their daily budget was and how they managed it And much more!

Resources

Nomad Dream

Adventure Cycling Association

Want more cycle touring travel podcasts? Check this out.

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How To Have An Adventure On Any Budget: Epic Bike Rides With Alastair Humphreys
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How To Have An Adventure On Any Budget: Epic Bike Rides With Alastair Humphreys

National Geographic Traveler of the Year, speaker, author and adventurer Alastair Humphreys believes that adventures come in all sizes.

After a 4 year, 45,000 mile bike journey in which he only spent £7000 Alastair now inspires others to have adventures of their own both big and small.

Alastair's Journey

As a pioneer in the concept of microadventures, Alastair believes that people can have proper, life changing adventures close to home with little money.

[Tweet "I'm loving this episode of #epicbikerides with @Al_Humphreys! #travel #podcast"]

In this travel podcast episode you'll hear how you can plan any adventure big and small.

You'll also learn:

What books inspired Alastair to become an adventurer The trap you can fall into when you compare your adventures others How to define what success means to you How to plan adventures at any age How to go on a life changing adventure for only $1000 How to manage your mind to complete any adventure big or small What a microadventure is and how you can use this concept as a springboard to bigger travel How to overcome your limiting beliefs And much more!

My favorite quote from this interview:

'The whole planet is waiting on your front door step.' -Alastair

Alastair's Website

£1000 challenge Microadvenutures

cover photo and map photo courtesy of Alastair Humphreys

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How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron : Zero To Travel Podcast

Epic Bike Rides Week continues!

If you haven't already, make sure you enter our competition to win a free 6 month membership to the Adventure Cycling Association. All you have to do is share your favorite Epic Bike Rides episode on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EpicBikeRides. Easy!

Otherwise, let's get to today's interview!

Today I speak with Leon McCarron about his many epic bike rides and how he become a professional adventurer.

Listen in to find out how to document your adventures while you're on the road, how to adapt to normal life once your adventure ends, and how to get started with your first cycling trip.

In this episode, you'll learn:

Why it’s hard to adjust back to normal life after an extended trip and how to deal with that Why it’s good to have some kind of home, no matter how much you travel How Leon become a professional adventurer The three main benefits of traveling What Leon has learned from traveling How Leon felt when he first set out on his bike on his own What Leon got out of his first bike trip How Leon decided where to do his first bike trip Why you shouldn’t rule out traveling in your own country How Leon sees North Americans How to balance travel with a need for community How to balance enjoying an experience with documenting your travels What about Leon hasn’t changed despite all his traveling Leon’s advice for wannabe adventurers

Resources Mentioned

Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen American Cycling Association How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World Leon McCarron The Road Headed West: A Cycling Adventure Through North America Fitting In Leon’s TED Talk

If you enjoyed the interview, please visit Leon's Kickstarter page to help him tell his latest story, A Tale Of Two Rivers: Journeys on the Karun & Santa Cruz.

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Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen : Zero To Travel Podcast

It's day three of #EpicBikeRides! To catch up on the series so far, check out the episodes below.

Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast

Competition

To celebrate Epic Bike Rides Week, I've put together an exciting competition. How do you feel about winning a FREE six month membership with the Adventure Cycling Association?

For your chance to win, all you need to do is use the hashtag #EpicBikeRides on Facebook or Twitter, sharing a link to your favorite Zero To Travel podcast episode from this week, and explaining why you liked it. Easy!

Today's Interview

In today's interview I speak with Tom Allen, a filmmaker, adventure cyclist, author, and huge advocate for bike touring.

We talk about what it's like to cycle the length of England with no money, how much preparation you need to do before going on a bike trip, and the impact of perception on risk.

In this interview, you’ll learn:

Why Tom started traveling How Tom’s trip changed him Why Tom chose to travel by bike How much Tom spent on each day of his trip How Tom prepared for his trip Tom’s expectations before the trip compared to how things turned out Tom’s take on risk The best way to start adventure cycling What it’s like to live with no money How having a mission and being vulnerable changes how people respond to you How to handle stress on the road The differences between solo and group travel The only three things you need for a bike trip

* Tom and Leon (another #epicbikerides week guest) re making 2 new films! Want to help out? You can support their kickstarter here. Resources Mentioned

Tom’s Bike Trip Essential Gear for Adventure Cycling Janapar – Love on a Bike How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Stayed tuned for more great episodes this week, by following #EpicBikeRides on social media!

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Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor : Zero To Travel Podcast

Epic Bike Rides Week continues today with this interview with Shirine Taylor from A Wandering Photo.

Shirine is a long-term traveler who sees the world from the saddle of her bicycle. Although she now travels with her parter Kevin, she has a lot of experience of solo adventure cycling around the world, which she shares with us in this interview.

To find out the single best starter trip for a budding cyclist, as well as Shirine's top tips for female travelers, listen to today's podcast using the player above or by subscribing in iTunes or on Stitcher.

You will also learn:

The difference between lifestyle and vacation when you live on the road Why Shirine likes traveling alone Why Shirine wasn’t scared to travel on her own Just how cheap it is to travel long-term by bike The advantage of starting your trip or spending some time traveling in your own country Why people help cyclists more than other travelers The single best starter trip for a budding cyclist Shirine’s experience of cycling on her own through India Which parts of India are safest for female travelers The hardest thing about cycle touring How fit you need to be to travel by bike The best country to start bike touring in Exactly how much Shirine spends living on the road Shirine’s top tips for solo female travelers

Resources Mentioned

Episode 1 of the Epic Bike Rides Week series: No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World A Wandering Photo Skalatitude (women on wheels)

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the third episode in our Epic Bike Rides Week series!

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No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast
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No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast

Today's podcast episode is the first in our Epic Bike Rides Week series! This week I'll be speaking to six incredible individuals who have been on some epic bike rides. Whole families, solo females, British adventurers... We've got it all covered!

First up, I speak with George Mahood, who set off to cycle the full length of Great Britain with nothing but his underwear! No clothes, no money, and no bike! If that's not epic, I don't know what is!

In today's episode of the podcast, you will learn:

Why George and Ben decided to cycle the length of Great Britain with no clothes What you need to have an adventure How terrible weather helped George and Ben get started What George learned about money What a rusty bike and a scooter taught them about appreciation The worst things about having no money The best things about having no money Stories about some of the most unusual and generous people they met That impact that cycling with less had on the usual troubles that come with bike trips How George published his book about the trip How they documented the trip What adventure means to George How George has managed to incorporate adventure into his daily life How to settle back into normal life after an adventure George’s advice for anyone who wants to have an adventure

Resources Mentioned

George Mahood Episode 45: Trekking in Patagonia Episode 46: Travel Podcast: Trekking Logistics 101, The 10 Essentials, What To Bring and More Episode 47: Epic Treks: Tramping New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail Episode 48: Epic Trekking : Best Treks In The World Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain Episode 38: You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me Long Way Round Every Day Is a Holiday Life’s a Beach Stay Up All Night Night How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World

To get involved in the conversation about George's trip, use the hashtag #epicbikerides on Twitter!

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How To Take A Leap of Faith and Change Your Life with Jana Schuberth : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Take A Leap of Faith and Change Your Life with Jana Schuberth : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak with Jana Schuberth, an elite social and behavioral change coach and a digital nomad. Jana is also the founder of Alive in Berlin, a European conference devoted to personal transformation that's takes place at the end of May.

Together we talk about how to take a leap of faith and mentally prepare yourself to completely change your life. Jana shares her best tips on embracing change, understanding what you really want when you say you want to travel, and dealing with low days on the road.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

Why Jana decided to start a conference in Europe How Jana got into personal development How Jana discovered her core craft The importance of finding the value in the things you hate What “enoughness” is and how to handle it What our external goals tell us about the way we want to feel What the two fundamental fears are Why most people fail when they try to change something The difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset How to mentally prepare yourself to take a leap The question you need to ask yourself before you decide to change your life and start traveling Why the first step to changing your life might be a small one How to handle a lack of support from your friends and family Why you shouldn’t ignore your fears and what to do instead How to deal with down days when you’re on the road How putting time limits on your travels can improve the experience How living on the road has changed Jana and the way she approaches life How to take a client-based business on the road

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World Alive in Berlin Skype WhatsApp Greg Hartle Jana Schuberth Jana on Facebook

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in time for next week's epic bike rides series!

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How to Travel with Less Money, Start Working on the Road, and Never Settle Down, with Nora Dunn : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How to Travel with Less Money, Start Working on the Road, and Never Settle Down, with Nora Dunn : Zero To Travel Podcast

This is a very special episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, because I got to sit down with Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo in person, to talk about full-time travel.

Nora has been travelling full-time for eight years and she's just written a book called Live and Work from Anywhere.

In this episode, we talk about settling down, saving for travel, how much money you need to travel long-term, and how to work from the road.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

Why Nora hates the phrase “to settle down” Why the location independent lifestyle is here to stay The importance of being flexible What the future of location independence holds How to go from zero to digital nomad How to balance work and life on the road Why Nora burned out and how she was forced to reexamine her life The importance of entertaining possibilities The one exercise you have to do tonight Nora’s best travel practices The questions to answer to find out how much money you need to save for travel The first step to taking control of your finances How much money to have in your emergency fund How Nora managed to spend only $173 on accommodation in 2011 How to manage your taxes on the road The health insurance you need to travel long-term What Nora is most grateful for

Resources Mentioned

The Professional Hobo Varp Live and Work from Anywhere Chris Guillebeau Dear Nora: How Much Money do I Need to Travel Long Term? (Credit Walk) WWOOF The Caretaker Gazette Location Indie

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How To Pack Light Plus The Secret To Creating A Physical Travel Product With Fred from Tortuga Backpacks : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Pack Light Plus The Secret To Creating A Physical Travel Product With Fred from Tortuga Backpacks : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I share my golden rule for how to pack light. I also speak with Fred Perrotta from Tortuga Backpacks about packing so that you never need to check a bag again, the backpack problem he solved, and creating a physical product.

Whether you just want to find out how to save space in your luggage, or you have an idea for a physical product and you'd like to know what bringing that idea to market would involve, you're guaranteed to get a lot out of this interview.

One last thing before you dive in: this interview comes with a discount code to get 10% off Tortuga Backpacks. Simply click this link and use the code ZERO when you check out to save yourself some money.

Watch this Tortuga Daypack Review to learn more:

In this interview, you will learn:

The golden rule for packing: how to minimize what you bring to maximize your pleasure Why Fred felt the need to create a travel backpack How to pack properly The number one item that wastes space How to pack if you’re going to places with different climates The most common baggage restrictions Which size bag to look for, in terms of liters How Fred got started with creating a physical product Why naivety can be an advantage The steps to creating a physical product How much it costs to get a physical product designed One crowdfunding pitfall to avoid Whether or not you can still travel when you’re creating a physical product Why Fred decided to create a day bag

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World Do It Right and Pack Light : Timeless Travel Tactics Tortuga Backpacks (discount code: ZERO) Power Trip Podcast Extra Pack of Peanuts The 4-Hour Work Week ThomasNet Maker’s Row Alibaba Elance Odesk Kickstarter

Don't forget to check out Tortuga Backpacks and use the discount code ZERO to get 10% off!

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How To Get Paid To Travel As A Freelance Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Get Paid To Travel As A Freelance Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast

Do you want to quit your job and get paid to travel the world? How about becoming a freelance travel journalist? Find out exactly what that involves in today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast with Nikki Vargas from The Pin The Map Project.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The three things you need to quit your job and travel the world. What inspired Nikki to start a travel blog Why Nikki gave herself three months of travel blogging before she invested in her site Why Nikki was frustrated with the travel blogging niche and how her frustration led to her filling a gap in the market The three ways Nikki makes money from travel writing The importance of website design for freelance writers How to drive traffic to your blog How to associate yourself with other travel bloggers to grow your blog The distinction between being a travel blogger and a freelance travel journalist How to build your portfolio so that you can get your articles published on the big sites The online tools Nikki uses to find travel writing jobs The difference between PR and advertising and how this affects the ethics of travel journalism How to review hotels and restaurants that don't impress you How to balance traveling for work with traveling for yourself

Resourced Mentioned:

Audio course for people who want to quit their jobs and travel Food & Wine Magazine MatadorNetwork The Daily Meal Go Nomad The Pin The Map Project Orbitz Thought Catalogue Nomadic Matt World of Wanderlust Elite Daily Vice Matador U MediaKitty Examiner.com LuxDuck Guide to launching your own travel site Guide to taking your travel site to the next level Funny mishaps and bloopers of a solo traveler

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How To Buy Real Estate Internationally and Find Your Own Slice Of Paradise with Taylor White : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Buy Real Estate Internationally and Find Your Own Slice Of Paradise with Taylor White : Zero To Travel Podcast

If you've ever dreamed about buying your own slice of paradise overseas, this travel podcast is for you. Taylor White from International Real Estate Listings breaks down how to find and purchase your dream place in any country.

Give this travel podcast and listen now. You'll learn:

Where the real estate hot spots in the worlds are The importance of understanding your motivation for buying How to find good investment opportunities The worst mistake Taylor made with real estate overseas and how you can avoid it What things you should consider before you buy real estate overseas How to decide between buying and renting What pre-construction deals can do for you How to find good potential properties online What pre-completion is and why it might be a good time to buy What the safest type of international real estate deal is Which strategies to use to buy real estate with less money And much more!

Resources

Taylor's website and podcast Live and Invest Overseas Sovereign Man International Living

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How To Cut Down Your Travel Expenses & Make a Difference Along The Way : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Cut Down Your Travel Expenses & Make a Difference Along The Way : Zero To Travel Podcast

Do you want to travel but think it's too expensive? Would you like to travel with a purpose? Do you dream of making a difference in the world?

If so, today's episode is for you, my friend!

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with John Marshall, the author of Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around The Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever.

He shares how his family's trip around the world changed not only other people's lives but also their own.

In this episode of the podcast, you'll learn:

How to cut down your travel expenses by volunteering The three words that inspired John to take his family traveling Where John's family went and what they did in each country Why John's family chose to spend at least thirty days in each place The super simple method John used to find volunteering opportunities The life-changing impacts the trip had on John's kids What the electronic rabbit hole is and what happened to it on the trip Why travel experience beats classroom experience every time How to fall in love with the world How travel can change your life

Resources Mentioned

John Marshall Wide-Open World John's TED talk Volonthai A Beginner’s Guide To Volunteering, A Free Global Volunteer Network  And More Neworphanage Orphan School Indiegogo campaign

For more great interviews with experience travelers, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives!

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Travel Tactics 3 : How to Extend Any Trip, Learn Languages & Use Tech to Get Cheap Flights : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Tactics 3 : How to Extend Any Trip, Learn Languages & Use Tech to Get Cheap Flights : Zero To Travel Podcast

Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you’ll love our series: Travel Tactics.

This is the final episode with our first panel. You can listen to the first and second episodes here and here.

In this episode, Benny Lewis teaches us how to immerse ourselves in a language when we're not in a country that uses that language.

Dave Dean tells us how to use technology to get cheaper flights.

Wandering Earl shares his best tips for extending trips.

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you’ll learn:

How to immerse yourself in a language wherever you are The best free language learning tools How to connect with locals in a foreign language What Esperanto is and why you should learn it Your first word in Esperanto How to meet locals and improve your languages at the same time Why Dave likes Sayulita, Mexico One simple change you can make to find cheaper flights online The paid and free tools you can use to find cheaper flights Why you should always use flight comparison sites How and why Earl's style of travel has changed over the years Why having a base while you travel might be a good idea

Resources Mentioned

Travel Tactics Part 1 Travel Tactics Part 2 Fluent in 3 months Wandering Earl Too Many Adaptors What’s Dave Doing? Fluent in 3 Months (book) TuneIn Skype Memrise italki Duolingo Fluent in 3 months forum WordReference.com Zenmate Hola Skycanner Adioso Kayak Hammocks & Hard Drives Plansify An Interview with Wandering Earl

For more great interviews with experienced travel experts, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives!

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Romance on The Road : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Romance on The Road : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast we talk about romance on the road! Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike.com takes the reins to interview my wife Anne Dorthe and I about our relationship, which began in a hostel in Brazil.

Can love and travel work? Can you date while you're traveling? How do you keep a long distance relationship going? Listen in to find out our take on all of these questions and more!

You will learn:

How Jason and Anne Dorthe met while traveling The difference between a holiday fling and the real deal The importance of risk in starting a long distance relationship The pros and cons of meeting someone while traveling How to switch from a holiday relationship to a serious relationship How to live your own life when you’re in a long distance relationship Tips for managing a long distance relationship The advantages of being in a long distance relationship What it’s like to be in a relationship with a traveler How Jason and Anne Dorthe overcame cultural and lifestyle differences How the couple is dealing with visa issues

Resources Mentioned

Puttylike Skype Interview with Emilie Wapnick

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The Digital Nomad Revolution – Should I Join? : Zero To Travel Podcast
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The Digital Nomad Revolution – Should I Join? : Zero To Travel Podcast

One of the best ways to travel long-term is to become a digital nomad. It's a fantastic lifestyle, though it's not for everyone.

Should you become a digital nomad? Would you enjoy living and working on the road? How would you even get started with this lifestyle?

Find out the answers to all of these questions in this interview with Marcus Meurer from DNX Global.

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you will learn:

Why Marcus prefers the digital nomad community to the traditional working environment Why “digital nomad” is not a profession The best business model for digital nomads How to work out what kind of work to do as a digital nomad Strategies to monetize your blog Why traveling can be good for getting work done The importance of relationships for travelers How DNX Global came to be How to plan an in-person event The best destinations and communities for digital nomads around the world

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie Marcus Meurer DNX Global DNX Toolbox Force M Online Angels Rock my Site Wundersite Travelicia

To listen to more travel podcast episodes, click here.

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How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World : Zero To Travel Podcast

Wondering how to quit your job and travel the world? How do you become location independent? How do you manage a business from the road?

These are the questions we answer in this travel podcast interview with Scott and Michelle from For The Ride.

What you’ll learn:

When you should quit your job to travel the world What micropreneurship is and how it can help you travel Why you shouldn’t worry about having a gap on your resume How Michelle found work online The online marketplace Michelle uses to sell her artwork Why budget travel can be better than traveling in luxury How Michelle continues to work on her business while she's on the road When you should work harder on your business to make the most money How to be happy, no matter what situation you’re in

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie For The Ride Etsy Airbnb Paintspiration Etsy shop Paintspiration website Mini Zen Garden Etsy shop

For more podcast episodes, see the archives.

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16 Ways To Meet Locals – Part 2 : Zero To Travel Podcast
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16 Ways To Meet Locals – Part 2 : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this - the second part of the 16 Ways To Meet Locals series - I sit down with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts about the best ways to meet the locals when you're traveling.

Just in case you missed it, here's the first episode. In the second episode we share the final eight strategies you can use to get to know locals, plus two bonus strategies!

In this episode you’ll learn:

How shopping can help you meet locals An easy way to get chatting to shopkeepers and waiters How to travel with locals How to have an excuse to talk to anyone The attitude and behavior you should use to make friends Why you should go to the places no one else goes How your hobbies can help you meet people Why you should learn a language Why you should travel solo Why it’s good to have friends all over the world

Resources Mentioned:

Extra Pack of Peanuts Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast How Much Travel Is Too Much? Location Indie Bla Cla Car Carsharing Hitchwiki The Ridiculous Race Fluent in 3 months

For more travel tips and inspiration, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

Photo credit: 4ocima

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16 Ways To Meet Locals – Part 1 : Zero To Travel Podcast
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16 Ways To Meet Locals – Part 1 : Zero To Travel Podcast

What’s the best way to see a new place? Without a doubt, by meeting the people who live there. I can't begin to explain how many amazing experiences I've had just because I ended up talking to a local.

In this - the first episode in a two-part series - I talk with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts about the best ways to meet the locals when you're traveling.

In this episode we share the first eight strategies you can use to get to know the people who live in the place you're visiting, so that you can get to know their culture, beliefs, and daily life.

To hear the final eight strategies, listen to part 2!

In this episode you’ll learn:

How to travel to increase your chance of having interesting interactions with locals Where to stay to meet locals What to eat to meet locals Why you should use public transport What activities to do to meet locals How Travis and Heather changed a man’s life by hiring him as a tour guide Why being a lost tourist is a great opportunity Why to avoid chains while you’re traveling

Resources Mentioned:

16 Ways To Meet Locals - Part 2 Extra Pack of Peanuts Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast AirBnB GowithOh Podcast interview with Colin Wright Podcast episode on volunteering Top 10 Things to Do in Siem Reap, Cambodia Couchsurfing EatWith Location Indie

Photo credit: Peter Halling Hilborg

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How To Use Travel As A Tool For Personal Development : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Use Travel As A Tool For Personal Development : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the podcast, I speak to Ryan Moran from the Freedom Faslane, to find out how to use travel to make better decisions, become a better business person, become more attractive, and live a much better life in general.

Ryan is a successful businessman and traveler who believes that the key to success is consciously creating your life. In our chat, we dig into exactly how you can do that and use travel as a tool to become a better person.

In this episode, you'll learn:

Why travel is so important, especially for Americans How old buildings can change the way you see life How to choose your first travel destination How travel can make you more attractive, better at business, and a better decision maker The simple tool you can use to become more clear-headed What it really means if you’re traveling to escape Ryan’s biggest fear How to consciously create your life What success really means The business model that leads to true freedom The most impactful books Ryan’s ever read The kind of activities to focus on to create the life you want

Mentioned In This Episode

Freedom Fastlane blog Freedom Fastlane podcast The Freedom Manifesto: How To Make A Million Dollars, Travel The World, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams The 5-Minute Journal Zen Active Sports Rich Dad Poor Dad The Slight Edge Tony Robbins The 4-Hour Work Week A New Earth Dustin Main

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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How To Travel In Luxury For Free : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Travel In Luxury For Free : Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel podcast, I talk with Stephanie Zito to find out how to travel in luxury for free.

Stephanie shares her best tips on collecting miles to upgrade your travel experience, whether you want to travel in business class, upgrade your airline status, or get yourself into luxury airport lounges.

In this podcast episode you’ll learn:

The biggest misconception about collecting miles and points How to get points for buying the things you were already going to buy The first step to get yourself moving towards your dream destination How to find out about one-off points promotions The tools you can use to track your miles How to use your points to get seats on the flights you want How to upgrade your airline status How to get access to luxury airport lounges

Mentioned In This Show

Location Indie Get It by Matt and Kim Upgrade Unlocked (including 101 Ways to Upgrade Your Bucket List and 8 Ways to Get Airline Lounge Access) FlyerTalk MilePoint BoardingArea Travel Hacking Cartel AwardWallet Mileage Manager Evernote Kayak oneworld Star Alliance SkyTeam StatusMatcher American Express Platinum

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Your Ultimate Guide To Travel In Southeast Asia: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Your Ultimate Guide To Travel In Southeast Asia: Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I have a round table chat with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, sharing our cumulative experience we create your comprehensive guide to travel in Southeast Asia.

Get my Southeast Asia Carry On Packing List For Any Length Trip

Southeast Asia is one of the most magical places on the planet and in this episode we share all our best tips for planning your own trip, whether you want to to go Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, or any of the other countries in the region.

Whether you're planning your own trip, looking to be inspired, or you want to reminisce about a past trip, you're sure to learn something new in this episode of the podcast.

What you will learn about travel in Southeast Asia:

The cheapest way to get to Southeast Asia Why traveling to Southeast Asia isn’t as difficult as you think it might be The best time of year to go to Southeast Asia What to pack and why you shouldn’t take checked luggage with you Where to stay and how to book accommodation The best dishes to try and where to get them from The best beaches to go to and how to get them all to yourself The epic ruins you simply have to visit Our top tips and recommendations for seeing the best that Southeast Asia has to offer

Mentioned In This Show

Location Indie Extra Pack of Peanuts Discover Travel’s Secret Season podcast episode Hostelworld Hostelbookers Hotels.com Travelfish.org

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Zero To Travel Podcast : How To Plan Ahead For Travel + Why Budget Airlines Rock
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Zero To Travel Podcast : How To Plan Ahead For Travel + Why Budget Airlines Rock

In this travel podcast, friend of the show and travel hacking stud Travis Sherry gives you his take on why budget airlines rock.

We also chat about the challenges of planning ahead for travel and give some top tips that have worked for us throughout our years of wandering.

Plus, if you're into the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle then you'll be excited to hear about our new community Location Indie. Here's your personal invitation to join.

Listen to this travel podcast now, you'll also learn:

How to get the best prices on budget airlines How wikipedia can be a travelers best friend Why budget airlines should be your first search The plastic bag carry on trick How creative itineraries can save you mad cash A secret resource for finding cheap 'hidden city' flights Why knowing the budget airlines rules is so important Why travel can be stressful How to avoid travel burnout And much more!

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Zero To Travel Podcast : Travel Tactics Part 2
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Zero To Travel Podcast : Travel Tactics Part 2

Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you'll love our ongoing series: Travel Tactics.

Today, you'll hear travel lover Wandering Earl tells us how to make money using the skills we've already got.

Travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters explains why you shouldn't take your laptop on your travels and what to use instead.

And Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us get over the fear of speaking a foreign language.

Give it a listen now!

In this episode, you'll learn:

How to earn money with the skills you’ve already got The lesser-known benefit of meeting people while you’re traveling The importance of finding your own travel style Why you probably shouldn’t take your laptop with you when you travel How to store your travel photos on your smart phone Why you’re not too old to learn a language How to get over the fear of speaking a foreign language How to remember foreign words

Resources Mentioned In This Show

Travel Tactics Part 1 Wandering Earl How to Live a Life of Travel Steal Like an Artist Plansify What’s Dave Doing? Hammocks & Hard Drives Fluent in 3 Months Memrise Anki

When you decide to purchase Wandering Earl's book through my affiliate link, you'll be supporting the podcast at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

 

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Experimental Travel and A New Country Every 4 months : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Experimental Travel and A New Country Every 4 months : Zero To Travel Podcast

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How would you feel if you had no idea what country you'd be living in next month?

Welcome to Colin Wright's exile life.

In 2009 Colin ditched his possessions and hit the road, letting his blog readers vote on which country he would live in.

Since then he has been all over the world, spending 4 months at a time in various countries including New Zealand, Czech Republic, India, Iceland, Thailand, and points in between.

What is it like to make travel an experimental project?

Listen now and you'll learn:

What it's like to live in a new country every 4 months When treating travel as a project might be a good idea How to build a framework for your travels that match your personality Why Colin thinks you're the 'dumbest person in the room when you travel' How being imperfect can make your work better What Colin did to keep his travels fresh Why labels are "imperfect but useful" Colin's tips for traveling the states and how to shape a life filled with travel And so much more!

Resources From The Show Colin's blog Exile Lifestyle

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How One Traveler Can Make A Difference : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How One Traveler Can Make A Difference : Zero To Travel Podcast

Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio Award winning photographer and film maker Ben Randall went on a mission to find and photograph 100 people he met 5 years earlier while traveling through Asia.

During his trip he discovered a horrible truth about two of his friends, and decided to do something about it.

Hear Ben's incredible tale and learn more about The Human Earth Project in this fascinating travel podcast interview.

Learn how one person CAN make a difference.

Next time, will that person be you? Mentioned In This Show Human Earth Project

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How To Find Life Changing Seasonal Jobs : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Find Life Changing Seasonal Jobs : Zero To Travel Podcast

Please Note: At the beginning of this travel podcast I share part of my personal story. No worries if you aren't interested, just skip ahead to the interview with Bill which starts around the 15 minute mark. "A seasonal job can be a really good opportunity to hit the reset button if you need to." -Bill Berg Founder Cool Works Finding fun seasonal work is one of the best ways to kickstart any adventure.

For many people one seasonal job turns into a way of life. Yes, a job washing dishes or pumping gas could change your life (seriously!). Bill graciously shares how it changed his, and some fantastic advice as well.

Give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:

How seasonal jobs can transform your life in many ways Why pumping gas in Yellowstone National Park changed Bill's life forever What you can do to stand out from other candidates Why seasonal jobs can be a great option for anybody of any age Which visas to look into if you want to work in the USA but are not a citizen How seasonal work can support your travels Tips on which jobs will help you save more money And much more!...

Cool Works Visa Information (J1, H2-B, and Q1) - Permission to work in the USA for international workers.

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A Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast
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A Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast

Happy holidays and welcome to the 1st annual Norwegian Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast! Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes My wife Anne Dorthe and I recorded this episode in our cabin in Engerdal, located in rural Norway roughly 4.5 hours north of Oslo.

Anne Dorthe shares what the traditional Norwegian farm Christmas is like, and even sings a little tune for us at the end of the show.

Listen to this episode now and get ready to travel to Norway for a holiday with one horse open sleighs, cakes, cookies, little santa men and much more!

Thanks for listening to the Zero To Travel Podcast and Happy Holidays my friend!

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How To Achieve Your Travel Dreams: 7 Strategies For Travel Success
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How To Achieve Your Travel Dreams: 7 Strategies For Travel Success

*Note: This episode was published in 2015 but the 7 strategies I share to help you achieve your travel dreams are timeless. They apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime of any year. (that's a lot of any's!) Moving on.... Do you have a trip or destination that keeps popping up in your travel dreams? What traveler doesn't cruise into the new year with a wish list longer than a holiday airline delay?

What if this was the year you finally went and did it!

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I share 7 strategies that will help you to achieve your travel dreams in 2015.

Why should you wait any longer to take your dream journey?

I promise you, this isn't just a bunch of rah rah motivational crap.

This episode was designed to ensure you take an action towards your travel dreams today.

Give it a listen now and you'll see what I mean.

Please let me know your thoughts. Did you like the advice? Was it helpful? Did you take an action?

Did you buy a plane ticket after listening?!?!

Email me or hit me on the twitter @zerototravel and let me know.

In this Zero To Travel podcast you'll learn:

7 strategies you can utilize to achieve your travel dreams no matter what your situation How to gain enough time and money to travel One action you can take today to make your dream trip very real When making your goals public will work in your favor Why traveling with a purpose may be right for you And so much more

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Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives or our new travel podcasts directory for a list of other quality shows.

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How To Become a Professional Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast
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How To Become a Professional Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast

This week on the Zero To Travel Podcast, award winning travel journalist Jayme Moye shares everything you need to know about breaking into the travel writing industry, getting published and building a dream career.

Jayme Moye is an accomplished professional travel writer who has won multiple awards and written hundreds of articles for over 50 different publications, including National Geographic and Men’s Journal.

Jayme doesn't hold back in this interview. She spills every industry tip and secret you need to succeed. You'll learn exactly how to get started (even with no experience) and pitch articles like a pro. Give it a listen now and you'll learn:

Exactly how to get started as an unpublished writer with no experience The first thing you should do if you want to be a professional writer How Jayme went from office job to world traveling professional writer What editors are looking for and how to sell your writing How to pitch magazines with story ideas The best way to get your name around in the travel writing world Why your pitches are so important Key industry terms to make you look like an experienced pro Inside tips from Jayme on how to become a more creative writer And so much more!

Listen to the travel podcast interview now by hitting play on the bar above. You can also Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes.

Here are a few key points covered in this interview: Finding Your Place To Start For just about everyone interested in becoming a travel writer, but especially for those who don’t hail from a writing background, the biggest question is always, “where do I start?”

So let’s begin with a simple and straightforward piece of advice.

READ!

Specifically, read whatever it is that you want to be published in. The better understanding you have of the publication you’re wishing to be a part of, the more likely you’ll be able to create something fitting and desirable.

It’s also a good idea to pay close attention to which section of the magazine you’re aiming for, as well as how the magazine is structured overall. Many magazines are structured similarly with regard to their recurring departments and feature articles, so as you start to recognize the structure of one, others will become easier to breakdown too.

Once you’ve got a destination for a pitch in mind, it’s time to consider the angle you’ll be pitching from. Is the story you’ve got in mind new or a novelty? Is it feature-worthy, or better suited to a specific section of the magazine? If it’s the latter, it’s important to gather information on who the editor is for that specific section. In fact, having a specific editor to contact is always a vital part of the pitching process. Making An Effective Pitch Jayme abides by this rule - always pitch before you write.

Why?

Because the editor you’re writing for will be critical in determining the direction your story takes.

The editor knows better than any other person what the audience of the magazine likes and what aspects of the story will need to be up or downplayed, which is exactly why their input is so critical before you put pen to page.

But how do you make an effective pitch?

Format is everything, and in fact a universally accepted format does exist that will propel you 98% ahead of the crowd if you use it. This ideal format consists of:

✓ Including the word “pitch” in the subject line, directly followed by the story subject (for example “Pitch: The Science Behind Polar Migrations.”) ✓ Using an informal greeting, and one that includes the first name of the editor. ✓ An opening sentence that begins something like, “For your consideration…,” and a reference to the specific section you’re interested in. ✓ A strong opening paragraph on the subject of your pitch, a “hook,

Road Tripping Europe To India : Daily Life On A Land Rover Overland Adventure
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Road Tripping Europe To India : Daily Life On A Land Rover Overland Adventure

What is it like to hop in a Land Rover and drive from Europe to India?

On a recent trip to Nepal, I was slowly wandering back on a lakeside trail from a hike near the town of Pokhara when I ran into Niels and Anna, a lovely German couple.

The first thing I noticed, even before their charming smiles, was "The Dude."

Who is the dude?

This badass car is the dude!

The friendly couple were partway through an epic Land Rover overland adventure, peeling out of their home town in Germany just a few months ago and slowly making their way to India.

Immediately, the questions came pouring into my head:

What is it like to drive through the middle east?

How long does it take to plan a trip like this?

What is life like on the road?

Later in the evening we sat down for a pizza and I unloaded my brain full of questions in a very fun podcast interview. Give it a listen now by hitting play on the bar above.

You'll learn:

How a Land Rover overland trip differs from a typical backpacking experience How long it takes to plan an epic trip like this Where to find your vehicle Simple measures you can take to stay safe on the road Heartwarming stories about the kindness of strangers in Iran and throughout the overland trail What border crossings are like And much more!

Are you ready to travel overland? Mentioned in this show Niels and Anna's blog

Independent Travel Gold Overland Podcast

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum Listen to more travel podcasts

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Rob Greenfield On How To Travel Moneyless, Wandering With Purpose and Simple Living
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Rob Greenfield On How To Travel Moneyless, Wandering With Purpose and Simple Living

Rob Greenfield is an amazing purposeful adventurer, environmental activist and master moneyless traveler.

Keep your backpack nearby, after hearing Rob in this thoughtful travel podcast interview you might just dash out the front door and have your own "adventure in simple living."

Rob shares:

How simple living makes moneyless travel possible Why America wastes so much food and how you can help The reason why traveling with a purpose makes free travel easier How to travel for free without mooching Rob's scariest moment on his moneyless journey through Central America How to trade services for free travel And so much more!

Resources From This Show How To Travel America For Free (without mooching)

#donatenotdump

Photo from Rob's Website

My 1st interview with Rob

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Zero To Travel Podcast: How To Get Things Done On The Road
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Zero To Travel Podcast: How To Get Things Done On The Road

Have you ever had a tough time getting things done while you are traveling?

Whether you are a location independent business owner or just budget traveling the world, we all have to clamp down and get certain things done at some point.

Productivity expert Mike Vardy gives us key tips and tactics so you can spend more time out in the world and less time in front of your computer screen.

In this Zero To Travel Podcast you'll learn:

How the boundaries that travel creates can actually help you instead of hurt you The best way to manage your email Where to store photos for safekeeping when you're on the go What email was really intended for Why you are smarter at the end of your day How journaling can help you feel better about your productivity And much more!

Resources From This Show Productivityist

Workflowing - Mike's Podcast

Why The Approach Is More Important Than The Application

Away Find

Schedule Once

I own the Five Minute Journal and absolutely love it. Listen To More Zero To Travel Podcasts  

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Legendary Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer : Kayaking 277 Miles Down The Grand Canyon
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Legendary Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer : Kayaking 277 Miles Down The Grand Canyon

Erik Weihenmayer is a living legend.

Since going blind at the age of 13, the accomplished mountaineer, adventurer and athlete has also completed such feats as climbing the 7 summits including Mt. Everest, finishing Primal Quest, the most grueling adventure races on earth, and a slew of other amazing climbing, cycling, flying and kayaking feats.

The father of 2 is also an author of 2 books ‘Touch The Top of The World – A Blind Man’s Journey To Climb Further Than The Eye Can See” and “The Adversity Advantage – Turning Everyday Struggles Into Everyday Greatness”

In this travel podcast Erik shares the story behind his latest unbelievable adventure, solo kayaking 277 miles down the Grand Canyon with his partner, Navy Veteran and fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.

You don't want to miss this one. Hit play and listen to the interview now.

Resources From The Show

Kayaking Blind

Erik Weihenmayer

No Barriers USA

Voices For Vets

photo courtesy of Kayaking Blind

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Location Independent : The Unsexy Truth Revealed
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Location Independent : The Unsexy Truth Revealed

My business partner Travis Sherry and I share the challenges and pitfalls that surround the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle.

We also announce our amazing new project, a real community where you can connect with other like minded people building, sustaining and growing their location independent lives.

Learn more about our new community Location Indie.

In this travel podcast you'll get an inside look at our personal struggles and the daily challenges that pop up when you are running a location independent business while traveling the world.

Resources From This Show Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Listen To More Zero To Travel Podcasts

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Zero To Travel Podcast : Travel Tactics Part 1
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Zero To Travel Podcast : Travel Tactics Part 1

Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you'll love our new series: Travel Tactics

Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us learn how to speak a new language from Day 1.

Travel lover Wandering Earl's Book. If you are interested in this book and click on the image you'll be directed to Wandering Earl's website which I highly recommend. When you decide to purchase the book through this affiliate link you'll be supporting the podcast at no cost to you. Thanks!" target="_blank">Wandering Earl sets the foundation for living a life of travel.

Plus, travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters and I debate apple vs. pc and discuss which laptop to bring when you travel long term.

Resources Mentioned In This Show

If you are interested in this book and click on the image you'll be directed to Wandering Earl's website which I highly recommend. When you decide to purchase the book through this affiliate link you'll be supporting the podcast at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

Fluent In 3 Months International Best Selling Book by Benny Lewis

Hammocks & Hard Drives by Dave Dean

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Epic Trekking : Best Treks In The World
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Epic Trekking : Best Treks In The World

In our last travel podcast episode of the trekking week series, three special guests share their advice and even mishaps from some of the best treks in the world.

Travis Sherry talks about getting dragged up Mt. Fuji by his wife.

Stephanie Zito gives us an overview on planing a trip up My. Kilimanjaro and what is it like to celebrate christmas at the top.

My wife Anne Dorthe shares an alternative to the Inca Trail that is less crowded but no less beautiful. It's an inside look at what it's like to walk on the Lares Trek to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu in the sacred valley of the Peruvian Andes. Hear More Travel Podcasts Now Stephanie on the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Trav and Heather on Summit of Mt. Fuji

Cover photo: Anne Dorthe at Machu Picchu

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Epic Treks: Tramping New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail
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Epic Treks: Tramping New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail

Walking 3000km along the Te Araroa may be the grandest adventure that New Zealand has to offer.

What's it like to walk across the entire country?

Experienced thru-hiker Mike Vacek shares his story, and what it is like to live life on the trail.

Mike is also part of a small percentage of hikers who has completed the triple crown, the big 3 distance trails in the USA. He's also walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and countless other trails.

In this exciting travel podcast interview you'll learn:

What it's like to hike the entire Te Araroa trail Preparing for the walk and what to expect on the ground Why the Te Araroa may not be the best option for beginner distance hikers How you can set up your life to make time for a months long trek Why these hikes help Mike land better jobs Which epic trails are doable for beginner's and more seasoned veterans Wilderness treks vs. trails that run through towns and villages And so much more!

Resources from the show Green Corners

Te Araroa Listen To More Travel Podcasts 

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Travel Podcast: Trekking Logistics 101, The 10 Essentials, What To Bring and More
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Travel Podcast: Trekking Logistics 101, The 10 Essentials, What To Bring and More

Packing is an art unto itself, packing for an extended walking trip brings it's own set of unique challenges.

If trekking, or multi-day hiking, is going to be part of your next trip then it's good to come prepared.

But not, over prepared.

This travel podcast episode will teach you the basic logistics surrounding trekking, what to expect and how just a few pieces of key gear can make the difference between life and death, or simply comfort and misery.

Remember the golden rule of packing: "If you forgot it, you can buy it."

Except..

When you can't!

Don't let anything slip your mind, give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:

How to pack when trekking is just a small part of this trip. 3 reasons why trekking it so awesome What to do with your other regular travel stuff when your on the trail The #1 thing to consider when you are booking the place you stay before your trek One simple thing that will keep everything dry when the rains sweep in Why buying gear in the country when you arrive might be the best solution (and why it might not) Which types of foods are the best to bring and why it doesn't have to be expensive My highly recommended strategy for preparing for your first trek

Listen To Other Episodes On Trekking Resources From The Show

Trekking In Patagonia Travel Podcast

The 10 Essentials

How To Choose The Right Backpack Travel Podcast With Myself and Travis

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Trekking in Patagonia
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Trekking in Patagonia

If you've been thinking about trekking in patagonia, this is the travel podcast for you my friend!

It's trekking week on the Zero To Travel podcast, and this episode has everything you need to know to go on an adventure trekking in Patagonia.

I answer common questions like:

it hard to go trekking in Patagonia as an independent traveler? Do i need a guide? should I bring? there certain towns/cities that make great bases for a trekking holiday? should I put all of my other travel stuff when I'm in the wilderness? parts of Patagonia should I visit? destinations are off the beaten path? I trek the W or do the full circuit of the Torres del Paine? I need to be an experienced backpacker or wilderness hiker? it dangerous?

In one short episode you'll learn the answer to these question plus:

The #1 reason to visit Argentina Advice on what food to bring on your treks booking with outfitters before your trip is a bad idea cheapest way to travel to patagonia you don't need a tent much more!

Want more trekking? Check out the Ultimate Guide To Trekking Logistics episode which provides a full overview of everything you need for an international trekking adventure. Sunrise on Fitz Roy

Inside a Refugio On The Summit Of Villarrica

Torres Del Paine National Park "W Trek"

Perito Moreno Glacier

Summit of Volcan Lannin

Just Another View Trekking In Patagonia

Trekking In Patagonia Resources: Torres Del Paine National Park - Official Website

About Los Glaciers National Park

About Siete Lagus Route - Patagonia

Booking refugios for Torres Del Paine 

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How To Design Your Life And Create A Location Independent Business
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How To Design Your Life And Create A Location Independent Business

Lifestyle design is a buzz word for sure, and many people poo poo the idea that you can create a location independent business that can support a traveling lifestyle you love. It seems to good to be true right?

Well, that's why I'm thrilled to bring you this podcast interview with Jesse Krieger, author of Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passion and Run Your Business From Anywhere In The World.

Jesse breaks this whole lifestyle entrepreneur and location independent thing down, in a realistic and truthful way.

This isn's about 'making money online', it's about identifying your lifestyle goals and learning very specific actionable ideas to help you achieve your goals.

Jesse give us strategies on how you can approach building your lifestyle business, realistic time frames and tactical advice.

Whether you are currently running a location independent business or just considering starting something that allows you the freedom to work and travel the world, you're going to want to hit play now and give this a listen.

You'll learn:

What the 'million dollar question' is and how it can change your life and drive your decisions How to make tough decisions when you're paralyzed by indecision, and figure out which ideas to act on The best definition of 'entrepreneur' I've ever heard Why backing through Asia and building a business at the same time is a myth The most important skills a lifestyle entrepreneur can build to become successful Why skills and tactics are only half of what you need to consider when it comes to building a location independent business How separating work mode and travel mode can keep you sane and balanced Jesse's journey from actual guitar playing rock star to rock star in business How to build a business starting from scratch And so much more!

You can download the first 3 chapters of Jesse's book for free on his Lifestyle Entrepreneur blog. I highly recommend this book. Resources From The Show Lifestyle Entrepreneur Blog

Business In A Weekend

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The Ultimate Guide To Budget Travel In Japan : Destination Discovery Series
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The Ultimate Guide To Budget Travel In Japan : Destination Discovery Series

Does your love of travel make you crazy sometimes? Maybe it's just me, but I'll obsess over all of the places I want to go, knowing full well that I can't possibly do it all in one lifetime.

Like any addict, I need a fix. Something I can relax to on my armchair journeys.

If you can relate (and I know you can, you travel junkie you) then 'listen up!'.

I'm excited to announce a new program on the Zero To Travel podcast, our Destination Discovery Series!

This exciting new series will take you off the beaten path, giving you a entertaining and informative overview of some of the most stunning and exciting travel destinations on earth.

Plus you'll learn how to travel in each featured spot on a budget, like a local.

Your destination guide will be an expert on the region. We'll take you to paradise, sharing the hidden gems and secrets that can only be learned through on the ground experience.

Now, you can to skip all of that hard work and can plan (or just dream) about your next trip with ease.

I am kicking off this series with the unique island nation of Japan.

In this show Andres Zuleta from Boutique Japan brings us the best of this country.

Along the way he teaches us some tricks on budget travel in Japan. Some of the amazing things you'll learn includes:

Where you can get amazing meals anywhere in Japan (hint: It's the last place you would ever think to find a fantastic meal) Why Japan is such a great place to visit during all seasons Various accommodation options to help you stay on budget Top sushi spots in major areas around Japan Which cites and towns many people skip that you absolutely MUST visit The best rural and urban activities When to climb Mount Fuji Cultural faux pays and how to avoid them The proper way to pass money and general tipping rules And so much more!

This show is packed with value and might have you booking a flight and traveling to Japan within he hour! Listen To More Zero To Travel Podcasts Now Resources from the show * Is Japan Expensive?

* The best sushi shops in Tokyo

* The 5 Best Places in Japan Most Travelers Miss

* A Guide to Tipping in Japan

* Japanese Etiquette: Tips & Taboos

* Should You Get the Japan Rail Pass?

* The Best Online Japan Trip Planning Resources

* Japan Travel FAQ

* Japan Trip Planning Cheat Sheet

 

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Super Smartphone Travel Photography Tips With Shannon Locker
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Super Smartphone Travel Photography Tips With Shannon Locker

Shannon Locker is a lot of things, award winning photographer (loaded with travel photography tips of course), mother, candy lover and to top it off...she's my sister!

This episode might entertain you on a few different levels. Not only will you be regaled with tales of sibling rivalry, you'll also hear the story behind this picture:

Plus insanely actionable advice to help you come home from any trip with better photos and perfectly captured memories.

You'll learn:

Why smartphones might be the best camera to use for travelers (hint: this has nothing to do with the quality of the camera) When to put your camera down and enjoy the moment: an ongoing debate! The core pillars of photography that will instantly help you take better pictures Why composition is so important Psychology behind portrait photos and how you can use these principles to capture better pictures of people What the rules are and when to start breaking them Where to look for inspiration How to ask strangers for a photo Best practices for sharing your images on social media Why Shannon put up with my crap growing up:) And much more!

What are you waiting for?

Hit play and give it a listen now.

Shannon's recommended iPhone Apps

Over

Camera+ Resources From The Show Shannon Locker's online portfolio and Facebook page and on twitter.

PAWS

Listen To More Podcast Now Select Photos from Shannon (self portrait below)

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The Other Side Of Budget Travel : Train Hopping, Gatherings, And More With Wanderpunk Matt Derrick
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The Other Side Of Budget Travel : Train Hopping, Gatherings, And More With Wanderpunk Matt Derrick

There is a more hardcore side to budget travel that the guidebooks don't cover where activities like train hopping, punk sailing, rubber tramping, dumpster diving, and squatting are the norm.

Matt Derrick, wanderpunk and founder of Squat The Planet, has done it all.

In this adrenaline packed episode, you'll hear Matt's incredible stories, plus actionable tips that will open your eyes to a new side of budget travel. "I don't really look at my self generally as 'homeless', I like to describe myself as 'home free'. I'm doing this intentionally." - Matt Derrick Hit play now and discover:

Why dumpster diving isn't as bad as it sounds How Matt almost died train hopping What intentional communities and gatherings are Matt's #1 budget travel tip that can work for any style of traveler An inside look at hitchhiking across the USA What it's like living on a boat for six months What rubber tramping And much more!

Some pictures from Matt's adventures

Resources from the show

Slingshot Calendar

WWOOF International

Squat The Planet

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How To Use Airbnb To Make Money and See The World with “The Traveling Dutchman” Jasper Ribbers
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How To Use Airbnb To Make Money and See The World with “The Traveling Dutchman” Jasper Ribbers

Grab Youu Free Guide: 5 Simple Ways To Save Money On Airbnb Want to know how to fund your travels with your current home without spending a penny? Airbnb is a game changer, and now you can learn how to use this service to become location independent. Jasper Ribbers, aka The Traveling Dutchman, is the author of "Get Paid For Your Pad – How To Maximize Profits From Your Airbnb Listing.

Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes In this incredibly actionable travel podcast interview, he shares the nitty-gritty details of how you can use your pad to make money while you travel the world. All of Jasper's hard earned secrets are here. Hit play on the player at the top of this post now, and you'll discover:

Step by step instructions that will teach you how to turn your place into a money making machine Why you should use Airbnb over other options and the big difference between airbnb and the hotel experience The first thing you should do when you are getting you home ready to list How to maximize the profits you can earn while keeping your guests happy Systemizing your airbnb business so you can enjoy traveling instead of spending time managing your property Why it's important to treat airbnb like your business Insider tips on negotiating both as a traveler and a host How to protect yourself and your space Handling problems with guests and Jasper's recent horror story (hint: it involves an animal!) How to build an incredible reputation within airbnb so guests will be begging to stay with you And much more!

This episode is loaded with juicy insider information. Listen now. Resources mentioned in this show:

The Traveling Dutchman

Get Paid For Your Pad – How To Maximize Profits From Your Airbnb Listing

Airbnb

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Finding A Quest That Can Change Your Life : An Interview With Chris Guillebeau
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Finding A Quest That Can Change Your Life : An Interview With Chris Guillebeau

Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau is the youngest person ever to travel to every country in the world.

Yet this journey was small compared to his larger quest to help others change the world and live a remarkable life. Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes Do you have some big 'crazy' idea, whether it be in business, travel or life, that you just can't shake?

Something keeping you up at night but just seems too insane to go after?

In his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, Chris shares what a quest is, why they are important and how you can go about finding the quest that will bring purpose into your life.

This inspiring travel podcast interview with Chris just might change your perspective on big ideas and audacious goals. Plus you can win a free copy of  the new book the week this podcast is live (details at the end of the show)!

During the interview you'll also learn:

What exactly a quest is and how it can change your life The #1 thing that motivated Chris to pursue his quest to travel to every country in the world The story of one man who walked in silence for 17 years Common characteristics Chris sees among ‘questers’ Why you believing in your quest is the most important thing and how it will help you be successful The importance of struggle and how it will give you confidence Why Chris made more mistakes at the end of his quest to travel to every country of the world How to combine travel with goal setting The 3 things I learned from Chris that act as the foundational principles for all of my businesses And much more!

What I find through travel is the sense of being alive. – Chris G

[Tweet "A must listen #podcast chat with @chrisguillebeau about going after big ideas. #findthequest http://chrisguillebeau.com/hey-everyone-the-book-is-out "] Chris is the founder of the amazing World Domination Summit which is an event that helps people answer the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? He also wrote 2 other bestsellers, The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity.

Main image by: Stephanie D. Zito My Top 5 All-Time Favorite Pieces By Chris A Brief Guide To World Domination

This free manifesto hit home for me at just the right time, and verbalized the things running through my head perfectly. It's a game changer.

Why Your Should Quit Your Job and Travel Around The World

If you are in a job you don't like and want to get out and see the world, enjoy this kick in the ass. You're welcome.

Loneliness

You'll hear why getting lonely is 'part of the job' as an independent traveler plus Chris shares how to channel loneliness into 2 positive responses.

The Floor and the Ceiling : How Much Money is Enough

A short and powerful way to reframe your approach to money.

When You're Happy You Don't Have To Tell Anyone

The title says it all but there's much more underneath. Read it, let it sink in then put it into action sometime. You might find yourself changed forever.

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You’re Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me
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You’re Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me

In May 2014 I participated in a 546 mile hitchhiking race around Scotland.

Want to come along?

Listen to this podcast and you'll be right next to me on this adventure.

Special thanks to Gary and the NOMADS Facebook group.

A few scenes from what you are hearing in this epsiode.

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Travelosophy and Adventures In New Zealand
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Travelosophy and Adventures In New Zealand

Why is travel important to you?

In this travel podcast Nathaniel Boyle from the Daily Travel Podcast and I dive deep into the mental side of travel and why imagination may be the most important quality a traveler can possess. Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast Along the way, Nathaniel shares his approach to travel, why the mindset of an explorer is key and how pushing past your comfort zone can lead to the most authentic travel experiences. Any desire to do anything in your life is an opportunity to do it right now. - Nathaniel Boyle You'll be shocked at what happened to Nathaniel after he trespassed on a farm in New Zealand. Give the show a listen now and you'll also learn:

How to a approach a trip mentally Nathaniel's thoughts on 'authentic' travel What an explorer mindset means and how it can help you How to make bizarre experiences the new norm Why curiosity is so important And much more!

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Discovering Meaningful Work Through Travel
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Discovering Meaningful Work Through Travel

Ashley Holmer went to Africa as a soccer coach to help teach kids.

She left a year later with 20 acres of land in rural Tanzania and a commitment to build a school for underprivileged children. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Ashley's journey from Oregon to Africa is nothing short of incredible.

In this show you'll learn:

How a simple trip can change your life forever What Ashley did after being asked to build a school Why education in rural areas is so important to the world What life is like for a local in Tanzania who is denied education Tips to help you with any fundraiser Jobs and opportunities for you to help And so much more!

Just follow your heart and do what you want to do, because there is a lot of fulfillment that can come from that. -Ashley Holmer

Check out the Red Sweater Project.

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How you can help this week...

I'm donating $5 for every comment  we get from the caravan the week this podcast is live. Share your thoughts on the interview, why you think education is important or whatever inspires you about travel.

Leave a comment now and you'll be giving $5 to help educate kids in Tanzania! Resources From The Show Red Sweater Project

To get in touch with Ashley send her an email: ashley@redsweaterproject.org

Volunteer or Donate to the Red Sweater Project

 

 

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Stories From The Caravan Part 1 : Crazy Travel Tales
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Stories From The Caravan Part 1 : Crazy Travel Tales

Do you love to hear crazy travel stories?

When the Zero To Travel podcast started, I had no idea it would bring together thousands of travelers from all over the world.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Radio

Our incredible caravan of listeners has countless tales of their own to tell. That's why I'm thrilled to share the first installment of this new series: "Stories from the Caravan" In this episode you'll hear travel horror stories from Shawn, Amy and Ashley.

These strange tales from the road include turtles, roofies, long distance love and more. Don't delay...

Give the show a listen now.

Meet This Week's Story Tellers: Amy You can find Amy's work at Amy Hates Carrots.

She takes amazing photos too! Here is one:

Shawn You can find Shawn's work at Lefty Scissor and you must check out this wild paper boat project.

Ashley You can find culinary joy through Ashley's work at Grow Into Joy

Thanks Ashley, Amy and Shawn and of course to all of the listeners of this podcast.

If you haven't done so yet and you're feeling saucy, please take 2 minutes and leave an honest review on iTunes.

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Instigating Waves Of Change : An Interview With Srini Rao
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Instigating Waves Of Change : An Interview With Srini Rao

"You're temporary circumstances are not your permanent identity" -Srini Rao Srini thought he had a plan for his life, then he surfed a wave in Brazil.

After that everything changed. Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast Here, the host of the uber-awesome Unmistakable Creative Podcast shares his story along with loads of advice for anybody looking to break free from their current situation or just start in a new direction.

Give it a listen now by hitting play and you'll discover:

How creating a new story for yourself can transform your life The common thread that helps creatives succeed Srini's advice on creating a business that allows you to travel Why overnight successes do not exist The importance of developing 'skills that are going to serve you down the road' Why a finish line in life does not exist And much more!

Check it out now by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post. Links from the show Umistakable Creative

Instigator Experience

The Art of Being Unmistakable

Skool of Life

People Mentioned In The Show

Mars Dorian

AJ Leon

Ashley Ambridge

Meg Warden Listen to more Zero To Travel Podcasts As promised in the episode, here is a picture of my 'office' outside of Crested Butte, Colorado where I recorded the intro and outro for this show.

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Traveling The World In A Wheelchair : An Interview With Justin Skeesuck
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Traveling The World In A Wheelchair : An Interview With Justin Skeesuck

"It's what you do that defines you, not your limitations." -Justin Skeesuck

Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes

There are many modes of travel you can deicide to take.

Walking. Running. Biking.

Train. Plane. Automobile.

Hitchhiking.

The list goes on.

But what if you couldn't choose how you get around?

For Justin Skeesuck there is only one option...

Travel by wheelchair.

It certainly has its challenges but that doesn't seem to stop Justin. He's traveled all over the world, lived in Europe and seen more than most people have in a lifetime.

Recently Justin paired up with his best friend Patrick to complete the Camino De Santiago de Compostela (Way of St. James), a pilgrimage of over 500 miles in Spain.

In this gripping interview Justin shares his story and what it's like to travel the world in a wheelchair.

You'll hear:

How people in other cultures see disabled travelers What it was like to hike over 500 miles on the Camino De Santiago in a wheelchair When Justin lost the use of his legs and how he dealt with it Why your mindset is so important to accomplishing any of your travel dreams The logistics involved with wheelchair travel Justin's philosophy of 'working with the problem' and how that can help you What it's like to live in Italy and his unique experience on the ground And so much more!...

My Favorite Quotes From Justin

On being disabled... It's what you do that defines you, not your limitations.

I NEVER let it stop me. On Travel... I always had a passion for it (travel), I just needed to figure out a way to make it happen.

I just love meeting new people and that's the best part about it. On the risks involved with disabled travel... You just have to jump in and see how you come out on the other side.

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How To Combine Your Passions Into A Business When You’re A Multipotentialite
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How To Combine Your Passions Into A Business When You’re A Multipotentialite

Are you somebody who has multiple interests and passions (otherwise known as a 'multipotentialite')? How would you feel if you could combine all of your passions into a real lifestyle business you can manage from anywhere in the world?

Location independent and a business you love (a double whammy of awesomeness)!

In this podcast Emilie Wapnick, author of Renaissance Business, breaks down how exactly to bring your passions together into a real business.

If you have ever considered creating a job that you will love while traveling the world, give this show a listen by hitting play on the bar underneath the photo at the top of this post.

Give it a listen now, and you'll learn: Don't miss an episode! Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio

What a 'multipotentialite' is and why many travelers are multipods The first steps you should take to figure out your passions and a business model that can support them What an overarching theme can do for you and your business How to not get stuck in the idea phase What Emilie did to start her Renaissance Business Why Richard Branson may be the greatest multipotentialite of all time Emilie's thoughts on following your 'true calling' What to do when you are having a hard time committing to a project or business Productivity tips for location independents and digital nomads How and why to connect with others who are further along than you When to outsource The #1 mistake Emilie made with her business and how you can avoid it And so much more!

Resources From This Show Puttylike.com

Renaissance Business

Nerd Fitness

Marketing For Hippies

Chris Guillebeau

Internet Business Mastery

Pomodoro Technique

Simon Sinek : Start With Why Talk Ted Talk

 

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How To Build A Tiny House
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How To Build A Tiny House

Want to learn how to build a tiny house like this?...

Do you wonder if having a tiny house is right for you?

Are you looking for some inspiration and advice from an experienced tiny house owner?

In June 2012, Ethan Waldman built his beautiful tiny house on wheels in his home state of Vermont.

In this travel podcast he shares his compelling story, reveals how this unique lifestyle can create more travel and freedom in your life and will help you to decide if building a tiny house is right for you. Subscribe To The Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes Ethan's wrote his book "Tiny House Decisions" to help others struggling with the common questions surrounding tiny houses.

Give this show a listen by hitting play on the bar underneath the picture at the top of this article.

In this show you will learn:

How to decide if having a tiny house is right for you What the tiny house lifestyle is like The #1 mistake people make when they are learning how to build a tiny house and how you can avoid it What types of tiny houses exist and how to pick the one to match your lifestlye Insurance issues around tiny houses Why the current lack of regulations around tiny houses helps you How many hours it takes to build a tiny house Why Ethan built his tiny house on wheels How much Ethan's house cost How much Ethan pays monthly in bills now that his house is built And so much more!

Leave a comment below now and share your thoughts on the show, your tiny house story or what you are think about tiny houses. More Pictures of Ethan's Home

Resource from this show Ethan's Tiny House Website Ethan's Tiny House Community on Facebook Tumbleweed Houses Chris and Malissa Tack

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Where Should I Travel?
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Where Should I Travel?

Have you ever asked yourself, "Where should I travel?" It's a great problem to have for sure, but time and money are limited which can make it tough to decide.

In this podcast I share 7 things to help you decide where to go on your next trip.

Listen now and you'll discover:

When to travel when it's cheaper, great weather and there are less tourists around How to reverse engineer your decision based on your interests Why more expensive flights don't necessarily mean a more expensive trip What time off can mean for your decision Why your plans before or after your trip might decide the trip itself The 10 day rule and how to apply it in your travel life Why your bucket list might be the deciding factor (and why it may not be) And much more!

Listen now by hitting play on the bar below the picture on top.

Love travel?

Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes

Subscribe on Stitcher Radio Resources from this show

ITA Matrix Kayak Trees Water People Iceland Air Free Stopovers

*photo courtesy of Denise Krebs on Flickr

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The Art of Charm For Travelers, Exploring North Korea and More
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The Art of Charm For Travelers, Exploring North Korea and More

Do you love to meet other people when you are traveling?

One of the best parts about any trip is the people you meet along the way. These interactions create the memories that last a lifetime. Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes Whether meeting people comes naturally or it makes you a nervous wreck consider this...

Creating authentic connections with others is a skill that you can build and utilize to enhance your entire travel experience.

Enter Jordan Harbinger.

At The Art of Charm Jordan teaches people how to use proven psychological principles to become masters of their social environments.

These same principles can be carried anywhere in the world, allowing you to truly connect with as many interesting people as you'd like on the road.

Additionally, Jordan leads groups to the mysterious nation of North Korea. Here he shares his stories from the ground in this little visited destination.

Kimberly Seltzer also joins us in this episode to offer the female perspective on travel, connecting, dating and plenty more.

In this podcast you'll discover:

How improving your skills in social dynamics can help any traveler The difference between manipulation and persuasion Why non-verbal communication is so important What your body positioning during interactions tells others Dating tips on the road Why 'riding dirty' works better than having a clear agenda What it is like to travel in North Korea How social dynamic can save you money by helping you be a better negotiator And heaps more!

Listen now!

Resources from the show

The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm Podcast

Elite Image Makeovers

How To Go To North Korea

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Hitchhiking: Myths, Facts and Beyond
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Hitchhiking: Myths, Facts and Beyond

Listen to this podcast on hitchhiking now by hitting play on the bar below.

Hitchhiking is a truly unique form of traveling that can conjure up all types of mental images depending on your experience.

Bad hollywood movies along with stern warnings about talking to strangers growing up would have us believe that hitchhiking is the most dangerous form of travel in the world.

The reality is, hitchhiking is an exciting, affordable and still popular way to travel.

A growing community of hitchhikers are connecting online at hitchwiki.org, a free resource with maps, information on hitchgatherings (worldwide hitchhiking events), advice for pros and newbies and so much more.

In this travel podcast interview you'll hear the inside scoop on hitchhiking from the crew at hitchwiki.org.

You'll learn:

The truth about hitchhiking What the best countries are for hitchhiking Pros and cons of solo and group hitchhiking What hitchgatherings are and why to consider going to one How hitching helps you connect with locals Why taking a short trip first is so helpful for beginners Getting rides at gas stations versus thumbing it on the road The best places to ask your driver to get dropped off Which countries are the safest and easiest for hitchhiking And so much more!

Check out hitchwiki.org, the best online resource for hitchhiking.

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How To Become a Roadie and See the World
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How To Become a Roadie and See the World

Want to learn how to become a roadie, get paid to travel and see the world?

Would you like to get behind the scenes and hear what it's like working on a music tour? This podcast is your all access backstage pass! Ryan from This Tour Life has toured for 15+ years with acts like Jack White, Beck and Arcade Fire just to name a few.

In this interview he shares exactly how to become a roadie and break into music touring using simple backdoor strategies that require little to no experience. Listen to this podcast now by clicking play below:

Want to hear more podcasts that will help you travel the world on your terms? Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio now. Don't miss this episode, it's full of juicy tour advice and backstage stories you can only get from somebody on the inside. You'll discover:

How Ryan started in a low level position that eventually lead to a tour with Beck and how you can use the same strategy. How to become a roadie by working with production companies or local venues What Ryan did when Mick Jagger bumped into him (you'll have to wait for the end to hear this!) Why taking a break from touring does no affect your ability to build a career What roadie jobs pay The single most important key to being successful on tour and always having work What it is like to be the guitar tech for Jack White Why you should target smaller bands What makes the music business so unforgiving Learn key industry terminology to help you speak the lingo And so much more!

Want to help a friend learn how to become a roadie? Tweet this:

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I also share one way to break into music touring in my Free Travel Blueprint. Just enter your email in the form below to check it out.

What did you think of the interview? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Pictures of Ryan on Tour

Resources from this show: This Tour Life

Goldenvoice

Live Nation

CreativeMan

Full Sail

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Dave Sperling Talks ESL Cafe, Travel and Teaching English Abroad
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Dave Sperling Talks ESL Cafe, Travel and Teaching English Abroad

Dave Sperling is nothing short of a legend. He started Dave's ESL Cafe to empower students to learn English and teachers to find work around the world in 1995 and it's still going stronger than ever. Listen to this engaging interview with Dave now:

In this podcast Dave shares his personal story and provides crazy actionable advice on travel and teaching English Abroad in the present day.

Safe to say, Dave is the foremost expert on Teaching English Abroad so give this a listen and soak up his decades of knowledge in under an hour.

He's also one heckuva nice guy and I know you'll enjoy his travel stories.

You'll learn:

Learn how Dave got started and what his website has done to empower travelers Why Dave ended up calling his site a 'cafe' What it was like traveling in the middle east in the 1970's Why teaching English abroad was a dream job How the ESL Cafe was built in the early days The important transition between teaching and entreprenurship Hear the important questions you need to ask yourself when deciding if you should teach English abroad Which qualifications and certifications to get and where to teach The pros and cons of getting your certification abroad Dave's take on online certification courses Teaching hot spots worldwide And so much more

Resources from the show Dave's ESL Cafe

CELTA

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How To Crush Your Pre Trip Anxiety
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How To Crush Your Pre Trip Anxiety

Let's face it, we can all get a bit stressed out before a trip, I'm certainly no stranger to pre trip anxiety.

I don't speak the language! What will happen when I arrive in a foreign country? Where will I stay? What should I do about my money? What if I do something that makes me look stupid? And on and on...

In this episode I share some common anxieties, and things you can do to take away the worry. Practical tips are fairly straight forward but here we dive deep and discuss how to deal with your brain when it comes to stressing out about travel.

Listen to the show now:

You'll learn:

How to shift your mindset to eliminate pre-trip stress What to prepare for when you arrive in a new country Why acknowledging you will have issues while traveling is so important What to do when you show up anywhere with no money How to deal with language and communication issues When to book accommodations in advance Why worrying about your 'stuff' is overrated The best luggage storage solutions on the road And much more!...

Resources from the show Point It : Traveler's Language Trip

This Please : The Tourists Picture Dictionary

The Wordless Travel Book

TravelSmart Adapter/Converter

Money Belt

Charles Schwab Free ATM fees Worldwide

SteriPEN

Platypus Water Bottle

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Jetlag and Juice Boxes
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Jetlag and Juice Boxes

Laura and her husband took off on a 14 month around the world backpacking trip that got them hooked on travel. Then they decided to get married and had a son. No more traveling right? WRONG! In this episode Laura shares her thoughts on traveling and living abroad in Papau New Guinea with a little one in tow. She crushes the myth that travel ends when family life begins.. Don't have kids? You may want them someday, and since you'll never stop loving travel you might as well give this a listen and see what's possible. At the end she also shares her inside tips on how to break into travel writing.

You'll learn:

The best way to plan out time for your upcoming trip How traveling with a kid is different but better in many ways Why living in other cultiures impacts you as a parent The biggest challenge when traveling with a kid and how to cope Laura's take on immunizations Advice on travel writing How to pitch an article to get paid as a travel writer The most important thing to review before submitting an article And much more!

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Social Entrepreneurship and Life Out of the Box
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Social Entrepreneurship and Life Out of the Box

Quinn and Jonathon were stuck in their cubicles in California discussing dreams of social entrepreneurship and adventure.

Slowly, they hatched a plan for this new life that involved not only travel, but a business that could help others.

One day they took action, quit their jobs, bought a one way ticket to Nicaragua and began their journey to create something meaningful.

Now, they are able to earn a living, travel their asses off AND most importantly, help kids in developing countries get school supplies.

Does it get any better than that? 

In this engaging podcast interview they share their incredible story.

Are you ready to get insanely inspired?

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to the podcast now by clicking play here:

Have you considered starting a social venture? Did you enjoy this interview? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

[Tweet "just got totally inspired by this #travel #podcast with @lifeoutofthebox http://zerototravel.com/?p=353"] In this episode you'll learn...

What it takes to leave a job and start a social venture How Quinn and Jonathon figured out what they wanted to do and how you can too Why the "Fail Fast" method is so critical to your success What happens when you share your goals Why they choose a for profit vs non-profit type of venture How indefinite travel can lead you down unexpected paths What their biggest mistake was Why they choose to create physical products The importance of curiosity And so much more!...

Resources and Links Life Out of the Box 

LOOTB Store

Entrepreneur Magazine

Inc

Laguna De Apoyo, Nicaragua

-------------------------------------------------

Learn more about The Paradise Pack mentioned in this show.

 

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How To Stay Fit While Traveling
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How To Stay Fit While Traveling

It can be a challenge to stay in shape while you are traveling. Between the delicious food, the constant moving around and lack of routine it can all be hard to keep up with.

Personal Trainer Danny Kavadlo has spent years on the road himself. Here he shares his professional advice to fellow travelers and crushes myths and excuses.

This episode is short and sweet. Listen by clicking play on the bar under the photo or Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes In this episode Danny shares:

How to stay fit anywhere in the world What movement patterns are and why to focus on them The 3 things you should do to keep your body balanced How to handle nutrition on road Danny's basic rule for eating right The simple formula for statying in shape And more....

Resources Dannythetrainer.com

dragondoor.com

 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Volunteering, A Free Global Volunteer Network And More
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A Beginner’s Guide To Volunteering, A Free Global Volunteer Network And More

Trying to figure out what volunteer opportunity to choose can be a very confusing and difficult process. Finding volunteer projects on your own so you don't have to pay to volunteer is even more challenging.

How do you know that the organization is doing good work? Will the project be the right fit for you?

In this podcast episode, Shannon O'Donnell, author of The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook, shares the secrets on how to find ethical international volunteering opportunities to help you find your own perfect volunteer project at no cost anywhere in the world.

Shannon has been traveling the world and volunteering abroad since 2008. Give this interview a listen.  She shares incredibly actionable advice and tips on how to find and choose the right volunteer opportunity for you and what to expect.

Click play on the bar under the main picture to hear this podcast or: Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Shannon also shares why she created her global volunteer network, Grassroots Volunteering, and how it can help you find the perfect project.

In this episode you'll discover:

How to avoid spending thousands of dollars and volunteer at no cost What ethical volunteering means How to decide what opportunities are right for you Why researching beforehand is important What questions to ask any organization to ensure they are a good to work with How to show up anywhere in the world and find volunteer work What makes you the 'Volunteer from hell" and how to avoid it How spending money on regular services can be a form of volunteering And so much more!...

Resources Grassroots Volunteering - Free Global Volunteer Network

The Volunteer Travelers Handbook - The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering Abroad

Shannon's current volunteer work in Africa

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Location Independent Business : Work From Anywhere
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Location Independent Business : Work From Anywhere

Interested in building a location independent business? Sean Ogle from Location180 is your man.

Being location independent simply means that you can work from anywhere in the world.

It can be the perfect type of business for travelers to start.

In this podcast Sean shares some key strategies and tips that can help newbies and established location independent entrepreneurs alike.

Want to build a location independent business around something you love while traveling the world?

Then you'll want to give this show listen. Just click play on the bar under the main picture.

In this episode you'll learn:

How uncertainty held Sean back and how he overcame it Advice on leaving your job or pitching a 'remote work' agreement The biggest struggle you'll have working for yourself FInding mentors and when it's important The single most important thing you can do today if you want to be location independent Why setting small milestones is so important Advantages and disadvantages on using your name vs. building a brand Discover the next big trends in location independent business Why starting a blog is critical to skill building and connecting The proven framework of location independent business How to freelance your skills #1 place to find freelance work (Hint: It's OFFLINE) How to navigate partnerships The single most important thing you can do to get started today And much more!

Resources Location180 - Sean's Website

Moz.com Beginner's Guide To SEO

Cashvertising

Influence - Persuasion

Copyblogger - Copy Writing

oDesk and elance - For freelancing

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Riding 16,000 Miles Blind
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Riding 16,000 Miles Blind

Being legally blind didn't stop Tauru and Christi from traveling the world. But that was just the beginning...

In 2012 the couple decided to purchase a tandem bicycle, pedal 16,000 miles from Ushuaia, Argentina to Alaska and inspire people with vision impairment along the way.

16,000 miles.

Legally blind.

On a tandem bicycle.

Just let that soak in for a minute.

Ready to hear their story?

Warning: This episode might make you question any doubts or fears you ever had. You may realize that anything is possible when you have the will to accomplish it.

Click the play bar below the picture on top and listen to this engaging podcast interview or: Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes In this episode you'll discover:

How Tauru and Christi are able to ride a bicycle while legally blind Why going without a lot of information might be a better way to travel How they saw their visual impairment as an advantage The reason they were able to meet so many locals and spread their message organically What they did to work around their blindness One of the most amazing 'kindness' moments along their journey Why looking at the positives and avoiding the fears is essential When avoiding certain areas is a smart strategy And heaps more...

This episode will make you want to take off tomorrow due to Tauru and Christi's infectious positive attitude. Give it a listen now!

Resources from the show

Two Blind To Ride - Tauru and Christi's website

Adventure Cycling Association

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Adventure Cycle Touring Guide
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Adventure Cycle Touring Guide

If you want the skills to bike anywhere in the world let this episode be your adventure cycle touring guide. Ethan and Dan break down adventure cycling essentials for newbies. It's loaded with insights, practical tips and gear recommendations that you can only learn by putting rubber to cement. (Listen to other Zero To Travel podcasts here or subscribe on iTunes) Just click on the play button under the photo at the top of this post. Bookmark this page for reference if it helps. After listening you'll be completely prepared and fired up to hit the road. In this episode , and you'll learn:

How much gear costs and what you can expect to spend on a cycle tour What types of bikes to consider and how to get going on the cheap (without sacrificing comfort) The pros and cons of trailers and panniers How the weight and location of your load affects your ride and what to consider Why google docs is the perfect tool for planning group adventures (hint: this is the perfect solution for any trip!) What you need to protect your body The one creature comfort you simply can't live without on a cycling tour Options for traveling with your bike How to do it on the cheap And oh so much more!

[Tweet "Want to get travel by pedal bike? This #travel #podcast can help you get rolling http://zerototravel.com/?p=218"] Resources Adventure Cycling Association

Warm Showers - A community for touring cyclists and hosts

Bike Flights - Shipping solutions for your bike

Cloud Coach - 'Tiny Services' for Entrepreneurs

Ethan's Tiny House Facebook Page

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Independent Travel Gold With Graham Hughes
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Independent Travel Gold With Graham Hughes

One man, every country, no flights...when it comes to Independent Travel Graham Hughes has done it all. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the only man on earth to accomplish this feat of travel strength. Not only that, he did it on a shoestring budget. It took him 4 wild years, and I guarantee you'll be surprised to hear what he has to say about his epic adventure.

(To hear the interview click play on the bar under the main picture above) or... Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes  

In this episode Graham shares not only tales from his adventures, but priceless advice that can help any independent traveler navigate the world safely and on a small budget. If you are the type of person that likes to improve your travel skills, you won't want to pass this up.

[Tweet "I loved this #podcast with travel legend @Everycountry. A must listen for independent travelers http://zerototravel.com/?p=281"]

Listening to this interview is like plugging into the Matrix and downloading some of the most valuable independent travel tips you've ever heard. Graham shares so many crazy stories then about 25 minutes in we get into the actionable advice and tips. It's pure travel gold. In this episode you'll learn:

How creating a story can be the single most important ingredient to accomplishing any travel goals. Techniques Graham used to travel the world on a shoestring budget of just $100/week Strategies you can utilize to avoid paying bribes worldwide What he carried in his 'secret pouch' and how this single tip can keep you safe out on the road. How to add another layer of safety while traveling, this is huge! Where to keep expensive electronics on the road and how to hide your personal possessions in plain site Graham's two mobile phone technique that got him out of prison in Congo (Hint: This one idea could easily save your ass in a sticky situation) One simple trick to save on a nights accommodation, just this one tip is worth the time investment to listen. Graham's high and low points And so much more...

Resources From the Show The Odyssey Expedition - Highly Recommended! This is where Graham recorded all of his adventures during his around the world journey.

Graham's personal website

Water Aid Charity - Help by Donating to Graham's Campaign

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Travel the World and Live for Free With International House Sitting
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Travel the World and Live for Free With International House Sitting

If you would love to travel the world and stay everywhere for free, then this episode on international house sitting is for you! Nat and Jodi from internationalhousesitting.com have traveled all over the world and lived for free in places like Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, France and America.

In this podcast they share the inside secrets you need to launch or level up your house sitting career.

You'll learn insanely useful stuff that only comes from experience.

Hit the play bar now and discover:

How anybody can get into house sitting regardless of experience or age Why setting a strong intention is so important One idea that can get you started right away, and why this is more important than the how's Why you may have already been a house sitter and how that can help you land your first house sitting gig When house sitting is like getting a job The key platform you need to know to travel and house sit Best practices for writing your profile on house sitting websites that will land you the best spots How to create an email subject header that will help you grab your dream house sit Nad and Jodi's recommended perfect amount of time to commit to a house sit The single most important part of choosing a house sitting job Why house sitting makes you a local And so much more...

Resources from the show Nat and Jodi's website International House Sitting

TrustedHouseSitters.com

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Shamans, Solo Travel and a Healing Path
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Shamans, Solo Travel and a Healing Path

Can solo travel or any type of extended journey be a path to deep personal healing? What you'll hear in the podcast may surprise you.

Singaporean filmmaker Malika went on a solo travel journey through Europe and South America for 3 years, ending up deep in the Peruvian jungle with Shamans and an experience with a controversial alternative medicine.

After leaving the jungle she'd never be the same.

After hearing this interview you may not be either. There are great insights here that any traveler can take away. Support Malika's film on indiegogo before April 1st 2014! In this episode you'll learn how Malika's journey lead to her healing. You'll also discover:

How slowly pushing past your comfort zone can be a great path to bigger adventures Malika's childhood secret which lead her on this solo travel journey Why travel may be the greatest education you can get What it's like to go through a spiritual ritual in the Peruvian jungle How Malika's trip lead to the discovery of her purpose and how it can do the same for anybody Why being open leads to a more organic travel experience And much more...

It's a powerful interview. I hope you enjoy it.

[Tweet "Inspiring and powerful story about one woman's travels to heal from a secret http://zerototravel.com/podcast/solo-travel-and-a-healing-path/ "] Notes from the show Arkayana: A Healing Journey Into the Amazon on indiegogo

Malika on Facebook and her website La Loca Colectiva

What is Ayahuasca

The Busking Project

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An Interview With Wandering Earl
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An Interview With Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl has been traveling for 5000+ days straight! Earl's travel experience is vast, yet he seems to treat each experience as if it's his first day on the road.

In this show Earl shares how to work on a cruise ship....but this podcast has oh so much more.

One short story from this show involves Earl's run in with the Taliban while traveling through Pakistan.

You won't want to miss this.

There are some golden nugget in this interview so give it a listen. Hit the play button under the photo above now, sit back, relax and soak in this show. In this episode you'll learn:

The one thing that would have made Earl quit traveling a long time ago How Earl has been able to afford traveling for over a decade How Earl wiggled his way out of a sticky situation with the Taliban (stay tuned until the end for this story!) Why a traveler's attitude dictates their interactions and the importance of staying open What got Earl wandering years ago and how he hustled to stay on the road in the beginning Why getting out on the road is better than researching online and the reason it creates countless work opportunities If cruise ship jobs are right for you How to work on a cruise ship Where to apply for cruise ship jobs without spending money The #1 thing to avoid when applying for cruise ship jobs The most important thing cruise ships want to know and how it's different than applying for a 'regular job' on land What cruise ship jobs pay Why studying before your interview can be the best thing you can to do land the job The upside of living in Bucharest, Earl's current temporary home And so much more...

You can also subscribe to this show in iTunes

Earl nailed this and provide so much great info, give him some love by tweeting this

[Tweet "Amazing #podcast interview with @wanderingearl! Hear how he has traveled for so long and more http://zerototravel.com/podcast/interview-wandering-earl-how-to-work-on-a-cruise-ship/. "] Resources from this show Wandering Earl

Work on a Cruise Ship (Earl's book)

Wandering Earl Tours

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Hike the Appalachian Trail With Zero Experience
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Hike the Appalachian Trail With Zero Experience

Want to learn how to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) with no camping, hiking or wilderness experience? Jeff Chow mapped the entire Appalachian Trail for Backpacker magazine. Before he hiked 2000+ miles he had virtually no wilderness camping experience.

If you are ready to feel the freedom of the trail and learn how a long distance hike on the AT can change your life you'll want to hit play on the bar (below the top picture) and give this exciting episode a listen.

Jeff's story will empower any aspiring distance or thru hiker to conquer their fears and live out their dreams of hiking the AT no matter how little time you've spent sleeping under the stars.

[Tweet "Loved this #podcast on how  to #hike the Appalachian Trail with zero experience http://zerototravel.com/podcast/hike-the-appalachian-trail/"] In this engaging podcast you'll learn:

How a simple contest scored Jeff a dream job, hiking the AT and getting paid to map it Why starting any club or group is an incredible way to start living your dreams, and why limited experience shouldn't stop you The strategy for hiking the AT safely How the simplicity of life on the trail can change you Why the Appalachian Trail is safer and easier than other distance trails What the community is like on a long distance hike The social side of the trail and what it is like to travel on foot in rural America A first hand account of trail life And so much more...

Resources from this show include: Jeff Chow online

Backpacker Magazine's Appalachian Trail Resource Area

Whiteblaze.net - A comprehensive resource for the AT

*All Photos Courtesy of Jeff Chow

 

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How To Trade For A Free House In Hawaii
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How To Trade For A Free House In Hawaii

Warning: This episode may transform what you think is possible. Micheal Wigge started with a partially eaten apple, traded one thing for another while traveling through 14 countries and ended up with a house in Hawaii!

No joke.

He bartered his way to paradise and in this interview shares not only his story, but insider secrets on how you can trade for anything anywhere in the world.

[Tweet "Want to know how 1 man traded an apple for a house in hawaii? check out this gem http://zerototravel.com/podcast/trade-anything-for-travel/"]

His book How To Barter For Paradise tells the whole story. In the past Michael also traveled the world the zero money. In this episode you'll discover:

Bartering tactics that work anywhere in the world How you can trade anything to travel for free Why Michael went sledding in India How sharing your story can get you things help you would never imagine possible What I traded for Michael on the spot Michael's most difficult trade When bartering should be considered And so much more...

Here's what Michael traded me during this episode

 

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Travel With Intention And Be A Local Everywhere
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Travel With Intention And Be A Local Everywhere

If you want to travel with intention and learn to know the places you visit on a deeper level, give this show a listen. Chris Yager, founder of Where There Be Dragons has helped thousands of students over 20+ years by providing experiential education programs in developing countries.

[Tweet "Really enjoyed this @zerototravel #podcast and I think you will too. http://zerototravel.com/podcast/travel-with-intention/"]

In this show Chris shares his one of a kind perspective on a variety of topics that will get you thinking, and may even change some of the ways you travel.  You'll hear:

How travel can act as a tool for self exploration What the torvex is and why to avoid it The right question to ask to seek out the secrets of any town, city or neighborhood Where to go to get immersed in the local scene How getting lost in a safe container can be an important strategy Why local guides are such a great on the ground resource Chris' technique for meeting locals and getting invited over for dinner with strangers The importance of choosing the right perspective when things go sour How taking time off to travel can change your life And so much more!

* photo courtesy of thomaswanhoff 

 

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Getting Farm Work in Australia and New Zealand
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Getting Farm Work in Australia and New Zealand

Getting farm work in Australia and New Zealand can be as easy as just showing up.

While traveling through Vietnam I crossed paths with a fantastic Irish couple, Becky and David.

In this episode you'll hear their on the ground experience and learn how they've been traveling for 3 years, earning money on farms and spending that money on backpacking trips through Southeast Asia, one of the most affordable pockets of the world for travelers.

[Tweet "Interested in getting farm work in Australia as a way to #travel? Listen to this @zerototravel podcast http://bit.ly/MjyhIa "]

If you're looking for a way to kickstart your travels in this area of the world, give this episode a listen. You may discover this is your ticket to traveling paradise.

To listen to this episode simply hit play on the bar below the photo at the top of this post. In this show you'll learn:

Which visa you'll need to work on farms, and how to do it without a visa The 2 best resources for farm work online What to say to snag a good job Why working on a farm is a great way to make friends with fellow travelers How much you can earn in salary on a farm Why farm work is a great way to save money And much more....

Resources Harvest Trail

Gumtree

Working Holiday Visa New Zealand

Working Holiday Visa Australia

*photo courtesy of Jeff P , check out his work on Flickr.

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Walking Across America
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Walking Across America

Have you ever thought about walking across america or taking off on another type of epic adventure? Whether you are planning an extended walk, hike, bike, backpacking trip, or a longer unique journey anywhere in the world, this show will give you the tools and inspiration you need to get started and succeed in your next travel quest.

To hear this or any podcast subscribe in iTunes or simply click play on the bar above (just under the picture) to hear this episode now.

In this podcast episode Nate Damm shares his story about his 7+ month long walk across the USA, and in the process reveals many hard earned secrets that will help you to not only plan, but also follow through with any big journey you want to take.

Stick around until the end (around 35 minutes and 45 seconds) and Nate will share 2 key pieces of advice that will surely help you push through and commit to any upcoming trip.

[Tweet "Just listened to the @zerototravel podcast about walking across america with @whereisnate. http://zerototravel.com/podcast/walking-across-america/ "] In this episode you'll learn:

How Nate left behind his 'regular' life (9-5 job, bills, apartment, etc) to go on the walk and ideas for making any long trip affordable. Why becoming a minimalist before your travel can help you transition to a life on the road. What 3 years of wandering travel does to relationships with friends and family, the good and the bad and how travel can actually strengthen important ones. Top tips for sleeping anywhere outside in both rural and urban areas and which houses to avoid. Techniques for breaking down any long quest and making it doable. Nate's lowest point on the walk and how he pushed through. How social media can help you on any journey. And so much more...

Want to discover new ways you can explore the planet no matter what your situation?

Join the ZTT community for insider tips (just go to the home page and enter your info) and you can also subscribe to the Zero To Travel podcast on iTunes.

Show links

How  To Walk Across America Guide by Nate Damm kindly provided for free by Nate.

Nate's website and facebook page

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Creating Adventures and Pushing Limits
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Creating Adventures and Pushing Limits

Rob Greenfield has a unique way of traveling. Instead of following the rules, he makes his own.

Rob's adventures and the 'rules' surrounding them align with his core values because he creates them. You may want to do the same after listening to this podcast.

To listen now simply hit play on the bar above this post.

I think you'll agree that Rob's journeys are anything but ordinary.

[Tweet "check out the @zerototravel podcast with @robjgreenfield #sharemywayhome"] In this inspiring episode you'll learn:

How creating 'rules' around your adventures can turn travel into an art The strategies Rob will use to make his way home with no money from Panama to San Diego, CA Secrets to traveling with absolutely zero money or possessions The techniques Rob used to bike across America and create less trash than an average American does in one day What handstands are worth in Mexico How the share economy can get you anything you need on the road What other forms of currency besides money can do for you Why Rob's hardest moments made him a better person and what hardship can teach you And much more....

Can't get enough about traveling?

Subscribe to the Zero To Travel podcast on iTunes.

Links from this show

Rob's website - robgreenfield.tv

How to make money for travel with the Share Economy

Couchsurfing

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The Skinny On Travel Tech
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The Skinny On Travel Tech

Looking for the best travel tech options for your next trip? Dustin Main from Too Many Adapters breaks down technology essentials for people on the go. From apps to smartphones, cameras and much more, this podcast will cover everything you need for a trip anywhere in the world.

Digital fiends and minimalists alike will take away key insights from this episode.

Give it a listen by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post!

In this episode you'll discover:

The reason Dustin hikes in a dress and why you should consider it too Tips on how to prevent your travel technology from interfering with your travel experience Why creating rules around your travel technology is a good idea Techniques for connecting to WIFI anywhere in the world How you can store and back up your important travel photos automatically for free The best smartphones and cameras for traveling How to protect your sensitive data on the road And much more...

[Tweet "Just listened to the @zerototravel podcast with @dustinmain. Into travel tech? Check this out."]

Resources from this episode:

WIFI

Connectify

Data Protection

5 Reasons You Should Use a VPN While Traveling

Witopia

Photo

Picassa Snapseed ios Snapseed Android Canon G16 Sony RX100 II Nokia 1020

Speaking of photo, in addition to being one knowledgeable and nice dude, Dustin is an award winning travel photographer.

Check out these beauties and see more of his work at DustinMain.com

Apps

Trail Wallet

Trip It Travel Planner

Trip Saver

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How to Become a Digital Nomad
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How to Become a Digital Nomad

Want to take off, travel the world, and learn how to become a digital nomad creating your own income on the fly? What traveler doesn’t love the idea of wandering the planet while doing something they love?

Well, that’s exactly what Rob and his wife Mish did back in March of 2012.

Starting with zero plan, they took off for 6 months abroad and haven’t looked back.

Now they riff about it on makingitanywhere.com, share practical advice on being an ‘anywhereist’ and teach others about running businesses while exploring new places all over the world.

In this interview, Rob provides gets into the nuts and bolts of being a digital nomad in today’s world.

Give it a listen by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Why having fun is the most important part of starting a business How Rob and Mish made the leap from ‘regular job’ to full time travel How making a small commitment to travel can lead to longer trips and bigger things Rob dishes on getting inspired by travel and why you need to start a blog How Rob’s podcast Propertygeek.net became the UK’s #1 business podcast Rob’s two tracks to starting a globetrotting business Thoughts on running a non-digital bricks and mortar business from the road And much more...

Resources from this episode:

Makingitanywhere.com

Mortifiedcow.com

Rob and Mish's digital nomad forum

Lifestyle Business Podcast 

Airbnb

Coffitivity  - Cafe anywhere app

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Your Travel Hacking Guide : An Interview With Trav From EPOP
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Your Travel Hacking Guide : An Interview With Trav From EPOP

If you're looking for a travel hacking guide, and love the idea of earning unlimited free travel give this show a listen! Click play on the bar above to listen to this show right now or check out the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes

In under 60 minutes Trav from Extra Pack of Peanuts condenses hundreds of hours of research into an easily digestible travel hacking pill.

Listen to this interview right now and you'll be well on your way to expert status.

I've been earning free travel via travel hacking for over 15 years and I still walked away from this interview with new knowledge, ideas and insights that hadn't occurred to me.

This episode is packed wall to wall with actionable advice on earning free travel. Don't miss it. Here are just a few things you'll discover:

How Trav got into travel hacking and went from zero to 1 million frequent flyer miles in 2 years The ‘cardinal sin’ Trav committed before he learned about travel hacking and how you can easily avoid it How many hours it takes to become a travel hacking guru (hint: the time investment can pay off ten fold) How to get into travel hacking without getting travel rewards credit cards Learn about the 2 major airline alliances and how you can use miles from one airline on another airline to go wherever you want Trav's favorite travel rewards credit cards and how large bonuses work Why the minimum spend should not deter you from earning large credit card reward bonuses How to use Amazon payments to pay off your minimum spend requirements without spending an extra dime Why authorizing your credit cards for other people to use may be a good strategy for you Does travel hacking affect your credit score negatively? Trav gives us the scoop. How multiple credit cards affects your credit score Where to monitor your credit score What ratio of cards to keep open or closed at any given time How to get double points by applying for the business version of a rewards card (even if you don’t have a business) What to do when you are denied for a card and how to call in and get approved A secret loophole for getting into VIP airport lounges Learn about ‘open jaws’ and ‘stopovers’ which help you earn additional free travel without using extra miles The importance of starting with a travel goal in mind and why getting started immediately is so vital And so much more...

What are you waiting for? Hit play on the bar at the beginning of this post, listen to the interview and get your mind blown.

If you liked the show please subscribe on iTunes and pretty please leave a review! I'll keep pumping out useful content to help you go wherever you want. Helpful links from the show: How to use Amazon Payments to meet the minimum spend

6 Rules to Crush Your Reconsideration Phone Call

The Majic Bus : An American Odyssey by Douglas Brinkley

Credit Karma

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The Real WWOOF Experience : An Interview With Raphi
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The Real WWOOF Experience : An Interview With Raphi

↑ To hear the interview hit play on the bar above Want an inside look at the WWOOF experience without the sugar coat? Ready for the pure uncensored truth about what it's really like working on organic farms all over the world?

Then this podcast episode is for you.

I was lucky enough to have a chat with Raphi from Dirty Vagrant. She has WWOOF'ed in Europe, Africa and many other places all over the world.

During the show, Raphi provides some ridiculously useful advice that can help any current or newbie WWOOFer. In this episode you'll learn:

What types of organic farms to work on and how to find the best farm stays What happened to Raphi when she was stranded in a village in Ghana with a man named Bongo and the worst WWOOF experience she had The #1 red flag you need to be aware of when choosing farms to volunteer on Why staying on farms for longer periods of time makes for a better WWOOF experience How to WWOOF with and without a visa Why setting clear expectations before you arrive to a farm is so important Why actually being interested in farming is so vital And much more....

Go ahead and give it a listen. And if you enjoyed it, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Know a friend interested in WWOOFing, share this with them on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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“I Want To Teach English Abroad!” How To Get Started With Zero Experience
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“I Want To Teach English Abroad!” How To Get Started With Zero Experience

↑ To hear the interview hit play on the bar above Have you ever said to yourself, "I want to teach english abroad!"? Now's your chance to soak up 10 years of insider knowledge in one short podcast.

Even if you have already been an english teacher abroad, this session will help you learn how to discover the best job opportunities, negotiate better accommodations, earn higher pay and much more.

I was so excited to meet up with John Bursey while crashing at the Lotus Lodge, a sweet little Oasis of a hostel just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

John has been teaching English all over the world for nearly 10 years, most recently in Cambodia.

In under 30 minutes John provides a ridiculous amount of hard earned knowledge and practical advice teaching you the essentials of not only getting a job teaching English, but how to find the best ones.

Seriously, give this show a listen. It will save you a tremendous amount of time on research, eliminate years of mistakes and guide you to the perfect job teaching english abroad, even if you have zero experience. In this session you'll learn:

Why just getting started in the most important thing you can do Where you can teach english abroad with no experience How to get a teaching job in Cambodia within 2 weeks like John did How to present yourself on your resume to increase your chances of finding work Why deciding your goals beforehand is vitally important How far in advance to start planning if you are lining up a job Why researching certain visas is critical and the timelines you must be aware of What questions to ask schools during your phone interview A variety of key questions to ask that can set you up for a great experience and job How to negotiate a better salary and place to live Why speaking to a foreign teacher at each school you apply to is the #1 thing you should do Why this may be the worst job in the world for some people (a good thing to learn before committing!) How to earn income on the side And heaps more….

Resources Dave's ESL Cafe 

Top 10 Places For Teaching English Abroad

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Long Distance Hiking Masters
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Long Distance Hiking Masters

(photo from left: Estero, Don't Panic, Papa Smurf, Soft Walker, Turbo, Unknown) ↑ To hear the interview hit play on the bar above Have you ever had the urge to leave it all behind and go long distance hiking? Living for months out on the trail and getting reconnected with nature is a dream come true for many people.

Although a long distance hike itself can be physically and emotionally challenging, figuring out how to find the time and money to go on this type of adventure is not as hard as you think.

In the summer of 2013, en route from Taos, NM to Boulder, Co. I pit stopped in Salida, CO. A small, and disgustingly charming mountain town.

Salida (pronounce Sa-Lie-Dah) packs gorgeous Colorado scenery, and an in town whitewater course. This gem of a place lacks pretension and maintains a somewhat gritty, off the beaten path feel. Needless to say, on a beautiful summer day, it's hard to resist.

Which is why is was an easy decision to spend the night at the Simple Lodge & Hostel, crack a Dale's Pale Ale and relax.

What I didn't know at the time was that the hostel was packed with a small group of some of the most accomplished hikers in the country.

Enter Estero, Soft Walker, Don't Panic, Turbo and Papa Smurf, five hikers who were on a break from hiking the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada and spending the night.

As if this weren't enough, most of them had also completed the 'Triple Crown', which means they have already hiked the 3 main long distance hikes in the USA, a combined 8000+ miles of trail walking!

To put this accomplishment in perspective, it's been said that fewer people have completed the triple crown than have gone to outer space.

Salida is located just off of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and this group of thru hikers were taking a rest day in town.

Thankfully, they agreed to a group interview to share their expertise on long distance hiking.

You may have to crank up the sound as the interview was recorded in the backyard of the hostel which was not optimal sound wise, but trust me, the knowledge of tens of thousands of trail miles packed into this podcast is well worth a listen. In this session you'll learn:

How to structure your life to accommodate the thru hiking lifestyle. (Hint: this essential advice go work for any experience driven lifestyle choice) How much a 4-6 month hike will cost and specific ideas on how to raise the funds so you can start your quest Long distance hiking subculture, social life in the wilderness, trail names, trail angels, zero days and other terms to know The one piece of equipment that can save your life How to put your career on the side and make hiking the priority instead of the other way around The two best 'shorter' long hikes to take if you have limited time but want a real thru-hiking experience How to minimize your life for the trail What a 'shakedown hike' is and why you should consider doing at least one

Resources Whiteblaze  (Resource for the Appalachian Trail) Appalachian Trail Conservancy (AT resource) Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCT resource) Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDT resource) Long Trail Vermont John Muir Trail Trail Life by Ray Jardines SPOT Personal Locator Beacon

Other recommended reads

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (story about a solo female journey on the PCT, highly recommended)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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Start a Travel Event Photography Business
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2017-09-22 13:39:17 UTC 36:37
Start a Travel Event Photography Business

↑ To hear the interview hit play on the bar above Do you dig photography? What if you could get paid to shutter snap your way around the planet?

I’m very excited to bring you the very first session of the Zero To Travel podcast. This session we focus on turning your photography into a travel based business.

We’re talking traveling event and commercial photography with pro photographer and creative live on air host Ari Shapiro.

Get ready to take what you love, and mix in heaps of exotic travel because we are cooking up a delicious lifestyle that will put you out on the road with your lens in no time. In this interview, Ari drops some serious knowledge nugs including:

Why it’s important to take pictures everyday How to turn your 5-9 passion into a 9-5 business Why niches are so important in photography Ideas for trading pictures for travel Where to sell your pictures for profits right away The difference between taking photos and making photos How to make launching a photo business affordable without blowing crazy cash on expensive equipment How to get started shooting at events all over the country and much more…

Ari, spent years as a traveling roadie in event marketing (which I’ll cover in another episode) and figured out how to break into photography. Now it’s your turn. Resources from this session Creative Live (education) Kelby Training (education) Lynda (education) Alex Koloskov (advice) Lens Rentals (equipment) Borrow Lenses (equipment) Paul Bannick (nature and bird photography) Hoot Suite (manage social media) Sell Media (wordpress plugin to help you sell your photos) Smug Mug (store, share and sell photos) Squarespace (build an inexpensive, nice looking website) Chase Jarvis (inspiration, education, advice)

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Hidden Paths and Sacred Rides with Mike Brcic
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 56:27
Hidden Paths and Sacred Rides with Mike Brcic

Would you like to go on some sacred rides?

And when is having no plan, the best plan?!

Tune in to hear about off the beaten track mountain biking spots around the world, social entrepreneurship, the value of becoming a ski bum (or just any kind of bum- bumming around doing something you love), and how that can actually turn (perhaps inadvertently) into a career.

My guest today is the founder of Sacred Rides mountain bike adventures which was ranked as the #1 mountain bike tour company on earth according to National Geographic adventure magazine. He also runs the nonprofit Bikes Without Borders and mentors social entrepreneurs who seek to change the world through business. Please welcome Mike Brcic to the show.

You'll Learn:
  • How being a terrible employee can actually help you
  • Why finding your own path is important for personal happiness
  • The essence of a lifestyle business
  • How to build a business around your passion
  • The most important quality for success
  • How Sacred Rides operates around the world (and helps locals)
  • Advice for people looking to start their own travel or adventure biz
  • How to set yourself up for travel and new adventures
Resources:

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The World's Longest Honeymoon with Mike and Anne from Honeytrek
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:09:43
The World's Longest Honeymoon with Mike and Anne from Honeytrek

Wouldn't it be fun to take the World's longest honeymoon?

What is the easiest way to start doing more of what you love?

Tune in today for tons of travel goodies. My guests today left on their honeymoon in January 2012 and never went home! They are the authors of a new book published by National Geographic called Ultimate Journeys For Two: Extraordinary Adventures On Every Continent.

They are here to share their best adventure travel strategies, travel advice for two, their Top off the beaten path destinations, and so much more.  Check out their work at Honeytrek. Mike and Anne Howard – welcome to the zero to travel podcast my friends!

You'll Learn:
  • Advice for hopeful travel writers (to get publishing deals)
  • Why travel is a formative and educational experience
  • How to have the World's longest honeymoon
  • How to exit responsibly (for long term travel)
  • Why you should go on your honeymoon before you get married
  • How travel can enhance your relationship
  • Why it's awesome to mix and match travel styles
  • Advice for traveling couples
  • How to run a business with your spouse or significant other (and stay sane and happy)
  • The #1 key to long term travel
Resources:

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Photos courtesy of @honeytrek

Getting Free Through Travel with Mike Clarity
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:19:36
Getting Free Through Travel with Mike Clarity

Have you seen Mike Clarity around the world?

What does the evolution of YOU have to do with travel?

Tune in to find out how to evolve through travel.

Plus, you'll hear a wonderful conversation with a listener of the show; Mike Clarity.  Clarity walked away from a day job and a lifestyle that he felt was suffocating his spirit. He shares stories of life on the road, poetry, and all kinds of interesting travel anecdotes.

Learn about getting free through travel (and what that means), the distillation process that takes place while you are on the road, where growth occurs in travel, and just a ton more!

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to live more meaningful days
  • Ways to be inspired (instead of jealous)
  • How to reach out and capture data in your brain
  • A wonderful way to travel and connect with the community
  • How to feel richer in all aspects of your life
  • The hack to traveling on your terms
  • Ways to make money while on the road
  • How to find real wealth in travel
Resources:

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Travel Passion Mashin'
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:03:01
Travel Passion Mashin'

How can you guarantee a high level of satisfaction around your next trip?

Tune in today to hear 3 strategies to make that satisfaction actually occur (on your next trip). Plus, you'll hear about travel flow and an in-person interview around coffee and travel.

Dillon Williams from the coffee and bicycle journey, the Homecoming Coffee Tour, stops by a Norwegian cafe to give his perspective on how to build a trip around something you love.

Perk up my friend!

You'll Learn:
  • Where the travel magic happens
  • What can fight against too much caffeine
  • Best ways to come up with great ideas for any business
  • Great piece of advice to make connections on the ground (wherever you go)
  • Lessons for your first bike tour
  • How to achieve greatness
  • What gives you an appreciation for home
  • The best resources for bike touring in Europe
  • What is included in a bicycle touring gourmet meal
  • Best thing to take the edge off loneliness (when on a solo trip)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Top 20 Most Beautiful Places We've Been In The World: Part One
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:01:03
Top 20 Most Beautiful Places We've Been In The World: Part One

Where are some of the most beautiful places in the world?

Where have you been?

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top most beautiful places he's been in the World.

We broke up the Top 20 Most Beautiful Places We've Been In The World into two podcasts. In this episode (Part One), you'll hear each of our rankings (#10 to #6) of the most beautiful places we've ever been in the world. Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast (for Part Two) to get each of our Top (#5 to #1) most beautiful places in the world that we've been to.

Plus, we break down the Top 16 Beautiful Places We’d Like To Go over on the Location Indie Podcast.

This is going to be fun!

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to relive your travel experiences
  • Where to find a magical experience (you didn't expect to have)
  • One of the most beautiful places on earth
  • Where you can take a cable car up a mountain
  • A place to fall in love with hiking
  • One of our favorite places on the planet
  • Where worldly colors come out of the earth
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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How To See The Northern Lights In Norway
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:00:24
How To See The Northern Lights In Norway

Have you ever wondered how to see the Northern Lights in Norway?

Are the Northern Lights on your bucket list?

Tune in today to hear how you can do it affordably in a notoriously expensive Scandinavian country and when and where should you go.

My friend and fellow expat David Nickel stops by to give you the inside scoop on the Norwegian Northern Lights phenomenon. David is a travel journalist and author of several books, including the new Moon Guidebook to Norway.

Be sure to check out the Norway Northern Lights in the video below.

You'll Learn:
  • The number one thing that is not on any pre-trip travel checklist that should be
  • The best way to create a deeper connection to a place and it's people
  • One key element to integrate into the Norwegian experience
  • Best piece of advice to learn about local customs (when moving to a new country)
  • A detailed description of the Northern Lights
  • Typical ways you can arrange a Norwegian Northern Lights experience
  • The reality of writing a guide book about a country
  • Plus so much more!
Resources:

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The Current State Of Digital Nomadism + DNX Global Roundup
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 41:10
The Current State Of Digital Nomadism + DNX Global Roundup

Have you heard of DNX Global?

If you are a digital nomad or aspire to be one, you need to check it out. You'll learn how more and more people are earning a living from their laptop; on the fly while they are traveling. It is an incredible way to roam and be free, but it also means you travel with a lot of responsibilities (and there are many challenges to the digital nomad lifestyle).

I connect with my buddy Fred Perrotta from Tortuga backpacks (in Lisbon!) to give you the down low on the digital nomad conference (DNX Global). You'll hear all about:

  • The current digital nomad scene
  • The various stages of being a digital nomad
  • What the digital nomad experience is like on the ground
  • What are the hot businesses right now

Check out this review of the Tortuga Homebase Travel Backpack:

Also, please donate to the emergency fund for Samir's (our Trekking Nepal guide) Niece. Thank you.

Tune In To Learn:
  • Who attends DNX Global
  • Why meeting in person creates momentum
  • How to get into the digital nomad bubble
  • Why digital nomads are all about collaboration and partnership
  • How to use entrepreneurship as a tool to get the life you want
Resources:

Head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Settling With The Nomad Spirit + The Beauty in Ugly
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 55:01
Settling With The Nomad Spirit + The Beauty in Ugly

Have you ever traveled to an ugly place and found the beauty in it?

Today you'll hear about transitioning off the road (from a nomadic life) to a more settled existence. This can be tricky, but tune in to hear how you can do it successfully (and peacefully).

My guest is on a mission to help 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020. The 3rd edition of her book- Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom In Business and Adventure In Life - is available now!

Please welcome Natalie Sisson to the show. You can learn more about Natalie and her mission at The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Plus, stay until the end for a special giveaway (worth $1000).

You'll Learn:
  • How to know when it's time for a break from life on the road
  • The definition of a lifestyle property
  • How to keep your brand identity (when you are making changes)
  • Ways to create a basis to start a new foundation
  • How a digital sabbatical can help you
  • The most valuable thing in the world (it's free)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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The Meaning of Life With Biciclown
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 43:09
The Meaning of Life With Biciclown

Have you seen the Biciclown around the world?

What is the one thing about travel that never ceases to amaze you?

Tune in to learn what travel can reveal about yourself, others, and the world. Plus, you'll gain some wisdom from a gentleman who lives his life on the road- Álvaro Neil (aka Biciclown).

Álvaro quit his job as a lawyer and left (in 2004) his home town in Spain to tour the world on a bicycle. He arrived in England after cycling through 114 countries, and stayed with Emma who is a host on Warm Showers; a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. Emma recorded this interview with Álvaro, the Biciclown in early August 2017, near the end of his world tour, which he will finish back in his Spanish home town on November 19th (after exactly 13 years on the road!).

Álvaro is also a clown, an author, and a documentary filmmaker. Through his project, ‘Miles of Smiles Around the World’ he performs clown shows to people in need.

Today You'll Learn:
  • Why travel by bicycle
  • The worst thing about traveling by bicycle
  • How to easily communicate with others
  • Why there is no real reason to quit
  • How not to get help in North America
  • One of the best things about being on the road
  • How the Biciclown manages karma in his life
  • The three most important keys to life
  • How to make a business about life on the road
Resources:

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When Reality Shifts
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 54:44
When Reality Shifts

How does the lens through which you see the world affect your reality and your ability to travel?

How do you feel about your reality?

My guest today is the co-founder of Unbounded Adventures, a new tour company currently running small group trips to Peru. Today you'll hear all about:

  • Launching a tour company
  • Desert survival
  • Spiritual travel
  • Psychedelics
  • And much more

Please welcome Tim Richard to the show.

Tune In Now To Learn:
  • How to re-calibrate to a new reality
  • The only thing that you can control
  • How to get a job with a tour company
  • Is Ayahuasca right for you?
  • How to experience the world from a higher perspective
  • What does spiritual travel mean?
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Making Sense of Cents: Personal Finance and Travel + Is This The Best time EVER to Travel?
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:00:37
Making Sense of Cents: Personal Finance and Travel + Is This The Best time EVER to Travel?

Is it easy making sense of cents?

Is this the best time ever to build your life around travel?

Today you'll get advice on the following:

  • Should you pay off all of your debts before traveling?  And what order should they be paid off in?
  • If you own a home and want to travel long term, should you sell it or rent it out?
  • What are the best ways to save money for travel and still pay all your bills?

Please welcome Michelle Schroeder-Gardner to the show. She runs the personal finance lifestyle blog, Making Sense of Cents, and she’s running it while living on the road in an RV.  She's here to share her advice and help you get your head around your own finances....so you can have more of that green to travel the world!

Plus You'll Learn:
  • The best way to save money for traveling
  • The true cost of living on the road
  • Top tip to pace your spending for a year or more
  • How to extend your travel budget even further
  • Advice on health insurance for the traveler
  • What makes RV life much easier
  • How to never run out of new ideas
  • And so much more
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Feature photo courtesy of Making Sense Of Cents

Grateful Gypsies + The Power Of Awareness
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:13:14
Grateful Gypsies + The Power Of Awareness

Have you heard of the Grateful Gypsies?

They are two fellow live music and travel lovers and they have been traveling around the world since 2010.

Please welcome Rachel and Sasha to the show!

You can find their work at Grateful Gypsies- where they'll help you improvise your life!

Today you'll hear all about:

  • Gap years
  • Living in China and Bali
  • Working on the road
  • Traveling in SE Asia

They'll take you on another unique path towards long term travel.  Tune in to get some ideas, tips, and strategies....

You'll Learn:
  • A serious option living in another country (and earning an income)
  • The #1 benefit of a gap year
  • The diversity of Indonesia
  • How to balance traveling and documenting traveling
  • Ways to expand your horizons and open your eyes
  • And so much more
Resources:

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*Featured image courtesy of Grateful Gypsies

Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel
01:04:46
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:04:46
Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

Do you think you can hit the reset button on your life?

Can you do this through travel?

My guest today says she is an “adventurist” with a deep love for travel. Her wanderlust has taken her to over 43 countries and last year she completed a three and a half month long trip to 23 countries (in all 7 continents!).

And she just released a book about her travels, From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I hit the reset button on my life.

Please welcome Dr. Quinta to the show.   Today you'll hear all about:

  • How to get to Antarctica on the cheap
  • What around the world flights can do for you
  • How to manage solo travel when you are married or in a relationship
  • Plus so much more

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to gain confidence and courage to put yourself out there
  • Why you have to do it now (tomorrow is not guaranteed)
  • How to be proud of your life history
  • The not so secret secret about travel and life
  • How to get half off your cruise to Antarctica
  • General solo travel tips
  • Ways to make peace with yourself
Resources:

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Refugee Stories: 12 Countries In 10 Years
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 55:51
Refugee Stories: 12 Countries In 10 Years

What refugee stories have you heard?

Today, more than ever we need to make people feel welcome and safe. It will allow you to be more accepting and you can connect in a new way.

In today's episode, you'll gain a better understanding of what the refugee experience is like from Aiman Shaqura. He came to Norway as a refugee in 1991 after 10 years on the run through 12 countries.

Helping immigrants and refugees become integrated into their new home country is a cause close to his heart, so he started Give a Job; an organization based in Norway that helps match refugees with the needs of businesses. Give a Job has helped hundreds of immigrants get work and continues to do so.

Aiman has also built and sold a number of companies; his latest project Charge is Norway's first entrepreneurial incubator for first-generation immigrants who have ambitions to create future growth companies.

You'll hear so much including:
  • Why life in a safe place was like hell in paradise
  • Thoughts around the media's coverage of the refugee crisis
  • Real refugee stories
  • How you can help refugees on the ground in your daily life
  • Best piece of business advice for budding entrepreneurs
  • The most powerful mindset strategy you've ever heard
  • And a whole lot more
Resources:

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Following Your Heart To The Road With Ka Sundance
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:12:58
Following Your Heart To The Road With Ka Sundance

What is one insanely simple thing you can do to kick-start or resume a life of travel?

Today Ka Sundance stops by to share his story about how his family has been traveling the world for a long time.

He's the founder of The Sundancefamily where he and his wife help new and aspiring business owners, coaches and artists, transform their lives AND businesses to manifest more purpose, abundance and freedom.

You'll hear about:

  • What it's like to be down to your last dollar on the road
  • Full time travel and living abroad (and who it is not for)
  • What bucking the status quo for a life of travel means for your relationships
  • The definition of an authentic lifestyle business
Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create a different concept of many things
  • Ways that new opportunities appear right before your eyes
  • Why travel is so healthy
  • How to overcome fear and move forward
  • Advice for traveling with kids (family)
  • The only way you truly learn
  • Drawbacks of taking a family on the road (or traveling long term)
  • Biggest business mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  • And much, much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:20:51
Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese

Have you heard about Jasmine Reese and her dog Fiji?

Back in 2013 she took her puppy and her violin on a bicycle tour across the United States with less than $50 in her pocket.

She was, in her words, a “chubby city girl, trying to regain self-confidence and recapture the person she thought she’d lost.”

Learn more about her travels and music at Fijapaw.

You'll hear how Jasmine has gained a renewed faith in humanity while experiencing profound acts of kindness from strangers, and how she reshaped both her body and her mind.

Learn how your attitude defines your action and how you can create a life of travel.

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to use your internal power
  • Ways to get out of your rut
  • How to start planning a bicycle tour across the USA
  • Where to stay when traveling by bicycle (with your pet)
  • What do you eat while on the road
  • Why the journey is more important than the destination
  • Practical tips for saving money (and creating money)
  • Pros and Cons of riding 12 hours a day
  • The smart way to hitchhike
  • And so much more

Resources:

Pink Eye Lament with Zen Ben:

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A Travel Box of Chocolates
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 52:46
A Travel Box of Chocolates

How do your expectations around a trip affect the trip itself?

Tune in to hear about expectations, plus you'll get a travel box of chocolates.

My guest today is the founder of The Strange and New where she aims to “cut the bs out of travel." She is also an editor for Matador and she is here to discuss a potpourri of travel topics.

Please welcome Jacqueline Kehoe to the show. Let's dive in!

You'll Learn:
  • How to have the time of your life (and meet your best friends ever)
  • Why staying in one place can actually be traveling
  • Can you have Travel A.D.D
  • One of the best motivators out there
  • How to find yourself through travel
  • Ways to carry your happiness with you
  • How to document travel (so you don't go overboard)
  • How to get your soul chords vibrating
  • And so much more!
Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Making Another Country Your Home Base - Estonian E-Residency
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 42:35
Making Another Country Your Home Base - Estonian E-Residency

Are you ready for your Estonian E-Residency?

The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency- a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location independent business online. Plus, e-residency enables secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online.

Today you'll hear from the managing director of e-residency for the government of Estonia, Kasper Korjus. He's going to give you the details on their E-Residency program and you'll learn how you can easily make Estonia your home base.

Tune In To Learn:
  • What is an E-Resident (and how to become one in Estonia)
  • One thing that will make it easier for you to apply for Visa’s and living permits
  • How we can create nations without borders
  • Why e-residency is perfect for freelancers and nomads
  • Why Estonia has decided to take the start up mentality and innovate
  • How to change the revenue models of nation states
  • One of the most frustrating things about being based outside of the US (now)
  • Main benefits of E-Residency
  • How to empower global citizens
  • Why you should visit Estonia
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Ex-Patting In Latin America With Lily Ann Fouts
01:10:46
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:10:46
Ex-Patting In Latin America With Lily Ann Fouts

Have you ever thought about Ex-Patting?

Today my friend Lily Ann Fouts stops by to give you tons of tips, strategies, and advice for Ex-patting in Latin America.

Lily is a multi-talented writer, author, and long time traveler who has lived on every continent except Asia ( including Antarctica!). When her and her husband are not out roaming the planet, they are living full time in a motor-home around the USA. She is also the chief adventure scribe of our community Location Indie.

Get more info about Lily here and be sure to check out her book, Live Like a Local in Loja: An Expat Experience in Ecuador

Tune In To Learn:
  • How best to settle-in anywhere and have a true local experience
  • Why you need to practice responsible ex-patting
  • Tips on where figuring out where to go
  • Top reason Loja is intriguing
  • How to successfully integrate yourself as an expat into a community
  • One of the most underrated travel tips (to lead you to the best spot)
  • The one thing that is a powerful bridge to a better experience
  • How to truly connect with locals
  • Language learning resources
  • Tips for picking up a language (faster)
  • How long you can stay in Latin America (visa options)
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Price of Travel with Roger Wade
01:05:08
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:05:08
Price of Travel with Roger Wade

What is the price of travel?

Today you are going to get the 'nitty gritty' on the price of travel.

You'll hear about:

  • Overcoming travel obstacles
  • Saving money on travel
  • Different ideas around what travel costs
  • The logistical practical stuff around money and travel

My guest today is the founder and editor in chief of Price of Travel- a database of travel costs in every major destination around the world. The site now features over 200 cities with information for each listing- accommodation, transportation, attraction, food and drink prices.

Please welcome Roger Wade to the show. He’s here to help you get the most travel bang for your buck.

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create a lifestyle rather than just take a trip
  • Advantages of solo travel
  • What to do as a solo traveler to meet other people
  • The flexibility of budget airlines
  • How to get incredibly cheap deals for European train rides
  • Who is the best type of traveler for a city pass
  • Formula to gauge what a typical 'great day' will be like (for a traveler)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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How To Make Tough Decisions
12:07
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How To Make Tough Decisions

When you choose to travel, a lot of tough decisions come up. Things like:

  • Should I quit my job to travel?
  • Should I travel solo or try to find a friend?
  • Where should I go?
  • Is taking time off from school to travel the right thing to do?
  • Should I keep my apartment/house or rent it out?
  • What should I do when I come back?

And on and on.

Did you know there is somebody you can ask who is right 100% of the time?

Sounds crazy I know!

In this episode you'll learn how to make a tough decision and who that person is who is always right.

Location Independence Uncut - The Spouse Speaks
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 35:39
Location Independence Uncut - The Spouse Speaks

Today I'm bringing you a bonus episode to learn the truth behind Location Independence. My wife Anne Dorthe reveals what it's like to live with a location independent entrepreneur- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

How do you think it would be?

Awesome, Annoying, Educational?

Tune in now to find out.

Plus, we are celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack! It is an incredible bundle of resources to help you live, work, and travel anywhere. All about location independence (LI), freedom, and the travel. Only available through June 5th, 2017, so be sure to grab a copy at zerototravel.com/paradisepack before it's gone forever.

You'll Learn:
  • The reality of living with someone who is location independent
  • Good piece of advice to go on the road (with a location independent entrepreneur)
  • One important thing to do to help your travel partner
  • 3 words to describe the location independent lifestyle
  • How to support to your LI partner (even if you are not into it)
  • The benefits of the location independent lifestyle
  • Why you need to support the location independent people in your life
  • And tons more
Resources:

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And don't forget to pick up The Paradise Pack (by June 5th, 2017) at zerototravel.com/paradisepack. It will literally change your life.

An Unconventional Life On The Road
01:30:07
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:30:07
An Unconventional Life On The Road

When you are trying to decide if you should hit the road for a long period of time (maybe go full nomad) or maybe just extend your current travels, is it just a numbers game?

Tune in to hear how it might be for some of you...

Today you get a value packed interview with my new friend Paul Kortman. He and his family (wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs) have been living out on the road for the last 3 years. They spent a year flying around the world and are now living in an RV.

You can follow their adventure at Home Along the Way. And they have a podcast called Nomad Together.

You'll Learn:

  • How to fall into Location Independence
  • Recommendations before taking a long term family trip
  • Key lessons and tips on how to live in a 37ft RV with your wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs
  • Ways to create deeper relationships (on the road)
  • How to run a business from your RV
  • The fastest way to go location independent
  • How to get a partner on board for travel
  • What to do about medical and health issues
  • How the hybrid location independent model can benefit you
  • What can open your kids to an entire world of possibilities
  • And a ton more!

Be sure to pick up the bundle of world-class educational products from travel and location independent experts at zerototravel.com/paradisepack (The Paradise Pack is only available from May 30th- June 5th, 2017).

Resources:

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Transition (Back) To Travel: Jean's Story
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Transition (Back) To Travel: Jean's Story

Can you have unexpected travel success?

What is your number one travel fantasy?

Tune in today to find out!

Plus, you'll hear a story of transition back to travel as my friend Jean Sibley stops by....

Check out her website, Stop Work Travel, which is all about taking a true break from work – whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime. Putting aside all thoughts of default living and being present to fully enjoy the journey before you.

She also does travel coaching at Freedom Past 50 to help people over 50 get the same freedom to roam that she has (stay until the end to hear about a bonus for Zero to Travel listeners).

You'll Learn:
  • Why hidden doors will open when you travel (and why you have to go through them)
  • What you need to build a life of location independence and sustain it
  • How to live comfortably in Bulgaria
  • Ways to free up stuck energy
  • How to actually change your brain when learning
  • Transition to Travel tips
  • How to further strengthen your commitment to travel
  • Where to meet people from all over that get you (and will cheer you on)
  • One great way to supplement (or replace) your income
  • How to discover your true power
  • Ways to generate revenue in a place you are just traveling through
  • Technique to make you feel more connected (to self and other travelers)
  • And so much more
Resources:

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Featured image credit: In Her Image Photography

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 5)
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Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 5)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to get the best inside strategies and tips from 10 different location independent travelers.

Day 5 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge is here. You've made it. Congratulations. You are about to start a location independent business my friend (in 5 days!).

It's time to take the leap. You have the list, you know what you are putting out there. Now it is time to do it...

You'll Learn:
  • How to get you used to putting yourself out there
  • Ways to pick up momentum when first starting
  • How to make your service or offer a real thing
  • What the best businesses do for people
  • One thing to get you excited to create stuff (and put it out there)
  • How to get people excited to pay you
  • How to earn trust
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to do something different (experiment)
Resources:

To get the most out of this 5 part mini-series, be sure to start with Day 1: (Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4) Zero To Location Independent Challenge

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4)
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Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 4)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to learn from 10 different location independent travelers. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, saving you time and money on your path towards Location Independence.

You made it to Day 4 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.

Keep up the good work my friend, you are on your way towards creating a location independent business.  Only 1 more day to go!

Focus in on who exactly you are going to be reaching out to that is going to give you money (for what you have to offer).

You'll Learn:
  • What makes the decision making process a whole lot easier
  • How to get the confidence to put yourself out there
  • What you must do to get business
  • The first place to start when reaching out to your network
  • How to create a target list
  • The best way to find new clients quickly (and grow your business quickly)
  • Why it's important to develop relationships
  • The unsexy part of building a location independent business
Resources:

Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order: (Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge

 

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3)
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Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 3)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

In this guide, you’ll hear from 10 different travelers with 10 different types of location independent businesses. You'll get their inside strategies and tips and I’ve taken the best of those lessons and put them into one guide for you!

Today is Day 3 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. The trail map continues to get the ball rolling and help you go Zero To Location Independent fast!

Let's figure out what kind of value you can offer to get your first client and get your first location indie dollar.

You'll Learn:
  • One of the most exciting things about being location independent
  • What you can learn through the journey to location independence
  • Ways to feel more comfortable reaching out to people
  • The very powerful concept to take the pressure off of you
  • The only thing you need to remember when it comes to structuring an offer
  • Why you can't underestimate emotional value
  • How to create an offer that fits your personality
  • The best ways to get conversations going
Resources:

Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order: Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1) Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)
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Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

In this guide, you’ll learn how 10 different travelers went from Zero To Location Independent. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, so you can save time and money and go location independent fast.

Today is Day 2 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. Choose your path to get some momentum going toward this location independent lifestyle.

Take the power back and control your own destiny. The choice is yours. Let's do this!

You'll Learn:
  • The best way to sustain travel (and be set up after traveling)
  • How to set a rhythm and make things happen
  • Location Independent business myth busting
  • Strategies to eliminate some of the guess work
  • Why you don't need to have a website to go location independent
  • The fastest way to go location independent
  • Easy way to put yourself out there (and offer a service)
  • What you can use as an idea generator
  • How to figure out your skills (what you can offer)
Resources:

 Did you miss Day 1? Be sure to start here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)

Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 23:08
Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab the free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

Today is Day 1 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.  Come along with me on this 5 part mini-series journey giving you the time and space to explore the whole idea of being location independent.

You'll get a trail map to start today and continue to learn and grow over the next 5 days. Trust the process and do it in a way that feels good to you.

Today you'll hear about about mindset and intention. Let's go Location Independent!

You'll Learn:
  • The benefits of location independence
  • How to start on the path toward location independence
  • Ways to banish all excuses forever
  • How to set your intention
  • The ideal day exercise
  • How to figure out what is holding you back (and how to persevere)
  • How to completely decimate excuses (and get rid of them)
Resources:

Language Hacking and Location Independence with Idahosa Ness
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:16:44
Language Hacking and Location Independence with Idahosa Ness

What is one of your biggest cultural mishaps as a traveler?

What is the essence of the best lifestyle businesses out there?

Today you'll to get some incredible advice from Idahosa Ness. He speaks five languages fluently and is the creator of The Mimic Method; a unique language learning approach that focuses on “Learning By Ear” so you can learn languages faster, understand more, and speak with a better accent. He also wants to help people make human connections across the language barrier.

Tune in to hear all about this unique language learning method as we talk travel, location independence, cultural mishaps, the essence of lifestyle businesses, and so much more!

Don't forget to head over to zerototravel.com/paradisepack to get your FREE gift that reveals the truth behind starting a location independent business.

You'll Learn:
  • Why anyone at any age can learn a language
  • What can open up a whole new world of experiences and perspectives
  • The moment when conversations finally stop sucking
  • How to increase motivation and accelerate results (when learning a language)
  • Some powerful side benefits to learning a language
  • Why you need to focus on progression and not perfection
  • The 3 stages of The Mimic Method
  • What is really necessary to learn a foreign language
  • One awesome tip to force you to interact with people
  • Why most understanding is misunderstanding
  • The best way to create and sell a course
  • One of the best multicultural places to visit in the summer (hidden gem!)
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

How To Be Everything
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:02:03
How To Be Everything

Is there anything that you see as an advantage that others may see as a disadvantage?

Have you ever heard of a 'multipotentialite'?   And could you be one?

You are not alone my friend.

You are going to love today's show as we dive deep into How To Be Everything!

My guest today is a writer, artist, career coach, and community leader. She is the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling and fruitful careers and lives.

Her TED talk, Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling has nearly 4 million views at the time of this recording, so she has helped a lot of people....

And she just came out with a new book, How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. Grab a copy of this amazing book here.

Please welcome my dear friend and incredible human being Emilie Wapnick to the show!

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why being a multi-potentialite can create a major advantage
  • The key piece to leading a fulfilling life
  • Why it helps to solve your own problems before helping others
  • 4 models of combining your multiple interests
  • The best multi-potentialite model for travelers
  • How to use value from your travel experiences
  • Why you need to give yourself permission to explore (multiple) interests
  • How to understand your own multi-pod
  • How being a multi-potentialite can be truly liberating
  • Ways to embrace your weirdness (or uniqueness)
  • And so much more!!
Resources:

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Cruise Ship Jobs 101: Travel Jobs Series
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:11:35
Cruise Ship Jobs 101: Travel Jobs Series

How can you find the best cruise ship jobs if you have no experience?

If you work on board a cruise ship you are guaranteed to get paid to travel the world - but is it all it's cracked up to be?

And how can you stand out from the stacks of resumes flowing into cruise ship companies every day?

Our guest today is a true expert on this topic. Amanda Hathorn-Geary spent a decade at sea AND worked on the human resources side which means she was responsible for hiring newbies like us.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • The #1 reason to work on a cruise ship
  • Pros and cons of cruise ship jobs
  • How much money you can expect to earn working on a cruise ship
  • Why working on a cruise ship is a great way to save money for travel (even if you work in an entry level position)
  • How cruise ship work can lead to longer term career opportunities
  • What type of travel experiences you’ll have
  • Which cruise ship job positions can give you the most amount of time for travel
  • How you can leverage cruise ship jobs to accomplish your top bucket list items (think dogsledding in Alaska, feeding Kangaroos in Australia, and on and on)
  • What day-to-day life is like working on a cruise ship
  • How to stand out in a stack of resumes
  • What skills you’ll build for future careers
  • The most desirable positions on the ship
  • How NOT to answer a key interview questions
  • And loads more
Resources

How To Get A Job On A Cruise Ship - Free Resource Guide Cruise Ships 101 Cruise Ship Jobs Quiz

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How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series
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How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series

Do you love the idea of work that takes you around the world?

You may want consider working for an airline so you can fly for free (or pretty close to it when flying internationally).

My guest today has worked for 3 major airlines and gets many flight benefits to save money, make money, and take his family around the world. Check out his book, Free Flying to get inside tips on getting hired, employee flight benefits, and lodging on a budget.

Today you'll hear about the types of jobs that you can get with an airline and what benefits are included, how you go about getting these jobs, and where to find them.

Please welcome LaJuan Stoxstill-Diggs to the show!

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why day trips are addicting
  • The different types of airline jobs
  • Perks and behind the scenes benefits for airline employees
  • How to get a job with an airline (without ever flying in a plane!)
  • Where to find airline jobs
  • Super smart strategy for a new airline employee
  • 3 tips to get hired by the airlines
  • How to leverage flight benefits for entrepreneurial endeavors
  • How to improve the lives of your children (through travel)
  • The main benefits of travel jobs and seasonal work
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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The Secret World Of Flight Attendants: An Interview With Betty In The Sky
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 52:30
The Secret World Of Flight Attendants: An Interview With Betty In The Sky

Could you handle being a flight attendant?

What makes a good flight attendant and what can you do as a passenger to make life easier on them?

Betty In The Sky stops by today to share flight attendant stories, advice on traveling, and so much more! She's a veteran flight attendant with over 20 years in the air.  Check out her podcast- Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase! for candid stories, an insiders view of life in the air, and all the behind the scenes stuff.

Fly Here To Learn:
  • How to get a golden ticket to see the world
  • How metal tongs helped save a tricky situation
  • The most ridiculous thing ever witnessed on a plane
  • How to improve the collective consciousness on the plane
  • The most important life lesson learned (as a flight attendant)
  • Funny celebrity stories
  • Advice for layovers (bring your bathing suit to Singapore!)
  • 3 very simple tips to keep flight attendants happy
  • The best asset to help you stand out (when trying to become a flight attendant)
  • What you should talk about during your flight attendant interview
  • Super easy travel hack
Resources:

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Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly
01:04:37
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:04:37
Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly

Can you still have a deep experience in Tibet?

Why should you visit Tibet now?

Today you'll go an adventure through Tibet with expert guide book author Robert Kelly.

Robert has co-authored 2 editions of Lonely Planet’s Tibet guide (including the most recent), and he is also the creator of a new podcast called Travel Tape.  You are going to hear some of the sounds of Tibet and also going to learn tons about this destination. Plus, you'll hear about:

  • What it's like to be a guide book author
  • Long term travel
  • And lots more!
    Tune Your Senses To Learn:
  • How to experience reverse time travel
  • The long history of Tibet
  • Top tips for visiting Tibet the right way (as a foreigner or independent traveler)
  • Where you can find the richest culture in Tibet
  • Best times to visit Tibet
  • Ways to get the best trekking and hiking experiences in Tibet
  • How to get your senses awakened in a Tibetan monastery
  • Best advice for aspiring travel writers
Resources:

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Music Festivals 101: Travel, Culture and Music With Festy Go Nuts
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:07:10
Music Festivals 101: Travel, Culture and Music With Festy Go Nuts

What is your favorite combination travel platter?

In today's episode, you're going to hear about the combination travel platter and learn all about music festivals and travel.  You'll learn all about the music, the culture, and the adventure!

And who better to learn from than my friends, Jason and Kelly, founders of Festy Go Nuts (your ultimate music festival resource).

  Listen Now To Learn:
  • One of the best excuses to travel and take a road trip
  • How to find the best festival for you
  • The best places to find info about festivals
  • What to expect at music festivals
  • How to get a truly intimate experience at a music festival
  • How to be prepared for the best possible festival experience
  • The life saver of all travelers in every situation
  • The costs associated with music festivals (and how to get the best pricing)
  • How to get free tickets to a music festival
  • How to create bonds for life
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Travel Role Models and The Minority Nomad
01:04:17
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:04:17
Travel Role Models and The Minority Nomad

What is a minority nomad? And do you know how many are out there?

And who is your travel role model?

In today's episode you'll hear from a man on a quest to become the first African American to travel to every country in the world! He is currently at 92 countries as we record this...

Please welcome Erick Prince to the show. He's a traveler, photographer, and philanthropist and you can check out his journey at Minority Nomad.

Tune In To Learn:
  • The best way to learn about yourself and find new opportunities
  • How to show a different side of a country
  • Ways to show low income kids the world is open to them
  • How reading can open things up for you
  • What changes your perspective on the world
  • Why traveling can help you see a better way
  • Ways to embrace privilege (to help others)
  • Erick's personal daily mission to help others around the world
  • Ways to take opportunity to share culture, identity, and history
  • How to be a mini-ambassador for your country
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Top 10 Travel Wish List + How To Crush Your Bucket List
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Top 10 Travel Wish List + How To Crush Your Bucket List

How can you totally crush your travel bucket list- starting right now?

Plus, a top 10 list you won’t want to miss…

Today my buddy Trav (from EPOP and Location Indie) joins the show as we each share our respective Top 5 Travel Wishes.

Give yourself the space and time to dream up your current bucket list and put it in writing. Get back in touch with your travel soul and reconnect with your travel dreams. You can make it happen now!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to create a ‘big bang’ to bring your ideas to reality
  • How to get motivated (and move closer to your travel goals)
  • Why alternative reality type spaces are intriguing
  • A time when compromise is necessary
  • The best part of Location Independence
  • How to embrace the idea of enjoying yourself
  • Why the journey can be the best part (of a travel adventure)
  • How to open up more possibilities to see crazy stuff
  • 10 awesome travel wishes (what do you want to do?)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Dating and Travel + Bringing Location Independent Business Ideas To Life
01:03:51
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:03:51
Dating and Travel + Bringing Location Independent Business Ideas To Life

What do you think about dating and travel?

And how does love work if you are a digital nomad?

In today's episode, you'll hear from the Founder of Nomad Soulmates – an online dating app for remote workers and location independent individuals.

Please welcome Aline Dahmen to the show! She breaks down what the dating scene is like out there in nomad land, plus how to handle love on the road.

And if you're NOT single don’t worry, you'll hear helpful tips for both singles and couples alike:

  • Bringing your next business to life
  • What it’s like to build an app
  • Dating ideas for travelers
  • And much more!
Tune In Now To Learn:
  • The best way to learn everything about someone (in a short period of time)
  • How to open hidden doors
  • Why it is important to start with community
  • Ways to get your first clients
  • How being conscious and intentional makes the right people appear
  • Why everyone is going to Bali
  • How to meet (and connect) with people who are aligned with your vision/mission
  • Why you are forced to make a quick decision
  • Challenges of taking a nomad romance into the “real world”
  • The double effect of offline meetings
Resources:

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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye
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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

What do you like about Adventure Travel?

How does immersion change you?

Today you’ll hear all about adventure travel and different ways that immersion can change you...from an award winning professional adventure travel journalist.

Please welcome Jayme Moye back to the show! Learn more about her work here.

The first show we did together was insanely popular as she gave industry tips and secrets to succeed as a professional travel writer. Check out 'How To Become a Professional Travel Writer' (in resources or archives) after listening to today's show!

Today we are going deeper into the world of travel writing and she’s going to share with us a behind the scenes look at the reality of collaborating with top climber Hans Florine to write On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession With Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climb.

Gear Up To Learn:
  • How to get started and make a name for yourself (as a writer)
  • Tips for getting started in freelance writing
  • How your chameleonesque element can help you
  • How travel can really shake up your world
  • What is El Capitan and the mystique around The Nose
  • How to get some of the best journalism
  • What makes you a stronger person (when it comes to adventures)
  • How to break out of your mold (and push out of your comfort zone)
  • Why taking calculated risks can serve you well
  • The best piece of advice to ensure success (when collaborating)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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What It Takes To Go Location Independent
01:29:49
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:29:49
What It Takes To Go Location Independent

What should you do when you get sick of traveling?

Plus, what does it really take to go location independent?

You'll hear all kinds of location independent (LI) goodies today from newbie nomad Jeremy Enns. Jeremy recently quit his job to travel and run his business from the road. He's got tons of insights into the LI lifestyle; from seasonal work, house sitting, travel hacking, saving money, volunteering, bike touring, and more! Check out his work here!

Learn what it takes to go location independent and find out if all the effort is worth it.

Tune In To Learn:
  • An incredible way to get into traveling
  • How to get the mind clicking (for the LI lifestyle)
  • The first step to move in any kind of direction
  • How to achieve the "inevitability of success" attitude
  • Ways to overcome obstacles to location independence
  • How to take the seriousness out of growing a business
  • How to get a whole new view (of yourself and your business)
  • One of the best ways you can travel in the states
  • European bike tour recommendations
  • How a paper map can help you
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education
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2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 54:57
Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education

 

Have you ever experienced an overseas education?

Whether it is from unschooling, homeschooling, a classroom, an experience, or an encounter with a local, you never know what you can learn.

Today you'll hear 3 things I love about living in another country...plus you'll hear about long term life abroad, reverse culture shock, and a visa you’ve probably never heard about.

My guest today has been living abroad for 20 years and has been slow traveling with his family for the last 4 years. Check out his Epic Education Radio Podcast where you’ll hear experienced family travelers tell you in their own words how they approach parenting, money, education, accommodation, travel gear and more.

Please welcome Jason Jenkins to the show!

  Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to learn about yourself in a whole new way
  • The advantages of learning a new language
  • Challenges of living abroad with children
  • How to deal with reverse culture shock
  • The benefits of asking for (and getting) remote work
  • Biggest piece of advice for homeschooling or unschooling
  • Some of the best online resources (to educate your kids on the road)
  • How to take the pressure off kids when living abroad
  • How to deal with health issues when overseas
  • The realities of the long term travel lifestyle
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go
01:19:59
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:19:59
Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go

Do you take your travel health seriously?

You might spend a lot of time pre-trip planning, but it’s easy to forget about the most important thing – your health.

Today you'll hear from a true expert on travel health- she’s a medical doctor and a representative of the CDC, Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

With threats like malaria and other mosquito borne disease, viruses, and everything that’s out there – as a traveler you need to be informed and prepared....

You can't let those health concerns scare you from traveling, but I strongly recommend you listen to what Dr. Kozarsky has to say. Set yourself up for a healthy trip, health on the road, and also coming home better than you ever felt before.

Today’s podcast could literally save your life!

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why thinking you are invincible can be dangerous
  • Ways to prepare before travel
  • How far in advance to get vaccinations
  • How to prevent malaria
  • Why you need to look at geography and season when planning travel
  • General costs to visit a travel clinic
  • How to handle antibiotics when traveling
  • The #1 cause of death for travelers (it's not what you think)
  • Why it's a good idea to see a travel health specialist
  • Tips for traveling with young children
  • What you need to know about the Zika virus (symptoms or not)
  • And much more
Resources:

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The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen
01:08:24
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:08:24
The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen

Have you heard of "The Nordic Theory of Everything" by Anu Partanen?

What do you love about your home country?

And do you think it could be better?

Today you'll hear some interesting perspectives and ideas from a Finnish Journalist who, after moving to America in 2008, began to notice how much more complicated and stressful things seemed to be in the states compared to her home country of Finland.

Please welcome Anu Partanen to the show!

She wrote "The Nordic Theory of Everything – In Search Of A Better Life" and you should definitely pick it up! It shows how the Nordic way of doing things can generate more freedom for you to fulfill your desires, enjoy more travel, have better health, better education, and more opportunities.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why the USA is a great country
  • How health care works in Nordic countries (like Norway)
  • What you get for your taxes in Nordic countries
  • Ways to see your home country in a different light
  • What is the "Nordic Theory of Love"
  • Why big government could be holding the USA back
  • Ways to take stress out of everyday life
  • How to create a massive psychological shift in the states
  • How to create more freedom and sanity for all
  • And so much more!
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*Featured image taken by Trevor Corson

Debt To Travel + The RV Lifestyle
01:06:17
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:06:17
Debt To Travel + The RV Lifestyle

Have you ever thought about living the RV lifestyle?

How do you go from debt to travel?

Today you'll get the goods on the RV lifestyle and how to sustain it!

My buddy Heath Padgett stops by to share his story how he and his wife quit their office jobs, bought an RV, and planned a trip to all 50 states. Along the way, they discovered they didn’t want their full-time travel lifestyle to end and wanted to find a way to keep traveling indefinitely. Now they are doing it and also teach others how to live the full-time travel life in an RV.

Plus, you'll get some strategies and advice on how to get out of debt and go from debt to travel.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why choose the RV lifestyle
  • How to work a job in all 50 states
  • How to connect with the places you are visiting (in a totally different way)
  • One of the biggest benefits of travel
  • Ways to get immersed in the RV lifestyle
  • How to make a living while exploring and traveling the country
  • The Pros and Cons of RV livin'
  • How to feel close to home wherever you are
  • The real costs associated with the RV lifestyle
  • Ways to save a ton of money while living in an RV
  • How you can make money on the road in an RV
  • A fun debt elimination strategy
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Travel Jobs Series: How To Become A Whitewater Rafting Guide + The Game of Life
01:49:03
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:49:03
Travel Jobs Series: How To Become A Whitewater Rafting Guide + The Game of Life

What is one way to add more travel into your life?

Tune in to find out!

Today you are going to get the goods on travel jobs.  And you'll get to learn about those super cool seasonal jobs like a whitewater rafting guide!

Plus, how do you deal with a difficult decision to leave a career for travel?

My guest today shares her story and experience in doing just that. She's an experienced river raft guide, freelance journalist, and an outdoor adventure seeker. She'll tell you how to become a river rafting guide, plus how to get the best whitewater rafting jobs in the world.

Please welcome Juniper Rose to the show.  You can learn about her and her adventures here.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • The hardest part of actually leaving a job
  • What gives you the ability to leave a job
  • How to transition to life on the road
  • Great tips for making money while traveling
  • The changes that have to take place to get out and travel more
  • How to become a rock star of the river
  • What it really takes to be a whitewater rafting guide
  • How to stand out (in the competitive whitewater rafting guide industry)
  • The best part of the mysterious river raft guide world
  • What it means to win in travel and in life
  • Plus so much more!
Resources:

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Experimental Travel and Music
50:09
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 50:09
Experimental Travel and Music

What does experimental travel mean to you?

Whether it is where you can go, or how you can travel, the experiments are up to you! And it can open up many new ideas around travel- awesome.

And how does music impact your travel experience?

It's something that can immediately change your state and connect you with anyone in the world.

Today you'll hear from Fil Corbitt, musician and experimental travel extraordinaire. He's the creator, producer, and host of a podcast called Van Sounds (listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts). It's a show that combines travel, music, and storytelling! Does it get any better than that?

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How rolling the dice can take you in any direction
  • Ways to create your own adventure
  • How to balance living a travel experience vs capturing it
  • The best way to be present
  • One of the main reasons to travel
  • Easy ways to incorporate characters into your story
  • What changes pieces of your travel experience
  • How to immediately change your state (wherever you are)
  • Ways to become a well rounded person
  • How to break the layers of separation
  • And so much more!

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Terrifying Travel Toilet Tales
48:04
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 48:04
Terrifying Travel Toilet Tales

Do you have a terrifying travel toilet tale?

Ok, it may be a little gross to some, but when nature calls, you have to do what you have to do. And usually a humorous, memorable travel story will result.

Today we are bring you a fun and interesting episode....travel poop stories.

You'll hear from a couple community members, myself, and my wife (a honeymoon poop story).

Plus you'll get 3 travel toilet tips, some bonuses, and so much more!

Tune in to get some laughs and maybe you can relate.

Resources:

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Resolutions, Remote Work, and the Reality of Language Learning
01:04:36
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 01:04:36
Resolutions, Remote Work, and the Reality of Language Learning

What are your travel New Year's resolutions?

Want to hear my favorite New Year's resolution for travelers?

It’s the ONLY 7 words you need to travel this year. Tune in to hear how you can go anywhere you want to go (this year)!

Plus, you'll hear a unique take on location independence, language learning, travel, and so much more.

My friend and co-founder of Live Lingua, Ray Blakney, stops by to share his journey, experiences, and insights to helping others.

If you want to learn a language or are in the process of learning, you've got to check out the world's first total immersion school online- Live Lingua.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to really love what you are doing
  • Ways to find serendipity on multiple levels
  • How to get involved in the Peace Corps
  • What to do to get a happiness advantage
  • Ways that Live Lingua gives back
  • The key to learning every language
  • How to decrease your workload (from 8 hours a day to 1 hour a day!)
  • Ways to pick your business idea
  • Where to find the rainbow mountains
  • One of the best places to go right now
  • And much more!

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How To Plan Your Best Damn Year Ever: The Rosebud Method
43:58
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 43:58
How To Plan Your Best Damn Year Ever: The Rosebud Method

Want a simple way to make sure you do everything you want to in business, travel and life in 2017. Listen to this show!

3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular
37:32
2017-10-24 10:41:37 UTC 37:32
3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

Welcome to a very special holiday podcast, our 3rd annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular!!!!

Grab a warm beverage (or a cold one if you prefer!), relax and cozy up by the fire with us as we share nine delightful Norwegian holiday traditions that "Jul" be sure to love.

Drinking the famous Julebrus

Along the way you'll discover our favorite Nordic holiday happenings from quaint Christmas markets to traditional food, drink, music, and so much more.

Oslo at Christmas

Don't miss this once a year podcast event that's sure to leave you filled up with joy and holiday cheer.

Jukemarket

Want more holiday fun? Listen to our last two Norwegian Christmas Spectacular Episodes:

In this podcast special you'll join us for a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and much more. Listen now.

In this show we count down the 12 days of Christmas, Norwegian style! Listen now.

We wish you and yours, a God Jul (Norwegian for Merry Christmas) and a Happy New Year!

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14 Ninja Packing Moves
58:02
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 58:02
14 Ninja Packing Moves

Do you want to make next year your best travel year ever?

Ever wonder the best way to pack for a trip?

Well, today you'll hear a simple strategy to make your travel dreams become a reality. Plus, you'll get all kinds of practical, core, awesome travel advice centered around packing.

My buddy and packing expert Fred Perrotta (from Tortuga backpacks) is in the house today! Get ready to hear some expert packing tips in our Top 14 Ninja Packing Moves.

Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack and get a special discount for listening. It's a perfect gift for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

Tune In To Learn:
  • Why not to worry about "just in case" stuff
  • How to pull off an inspector gadget trick when carrying-on
  • The true amount of time to pack for (no matter how long your trip)
  • The benefit of "leave behinds"
  • What to wear on the flight (instead of putting it in your bag)
  • Where to pack your shoes
  • The best fabrics to wear
  • How to maximize a day pack when getting on a plane
  • How a stuff sack can save your stuff
  • And much more!
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How To Retire Early and Travel the World
57:13
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 57:13
How To Retire Early and Travel the World

Can YOU retire early and travel the world?

What does it really take to retire early?

Today you’re going to hear a totally different approach that might forever change the way you think about your work, your finances, and how travel ties in with that....

And today's show is kind of a big deal- you'll hear from Anita Dhake who retired in her 30's (yes, her 30's!) and enjoys traveling the world! Anita is known online as ‘Thrifty Girl’ and she is here to share some advice on early retirement, the lifestyle around that, and how you can start taking steps today to make it happen.

Quick thank you to Tortuga backpacks for supporting today's show! Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

 

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create motivation to retire early
  • Ways to 'UP' your gratitude level
  • How to overcome the biggest obstacle (that people don't realize)
  • Why you need to "spend thoughtfully" to create happiness
  • How much you really need to sacrifice (to retire early)
  • Actionable steps towards early retirement
  • How to get excited about tracking your expenses and budgeting
  • Ways to put relationships first
  • How to go out and do stuff in the world every day
  • One essential item for your health (as a nomad)
  • Travel recommendations (from someone who has been to 52 countries and counting!)
  • And much more!
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5 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Trip + An Authentic Food Quest
01:24:12
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:24:12
5 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Trip + An Authentic Food Quest

How are you spicing up your next trip?

Are you ready for an authentic food quest?

Tune in today to hear 5 ways to add another exciting layer to your next travel experience....something a little extra.

Plus, you'll hear about one of my favorite parts of travel – Food! My guests today traded in their corporate jobs in 2015 to eat their way around the world. They recently published their first book, Authentic Food Quest Argentina: A Guide To Eat Your Way Authentically Through Argentina.

Rosemary and Claire are on a mission to transform traveler’s experiences through the discovery and knowledge of authentic food. They took a 6 month food journey starting in South America and then headed to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru!

Get ready for a special treat and some mouth watering fun!

Special thanks to Tortuga backpacks for sponsoring today's show.  Looking for an awesome travel backpack or a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get 10% off the Tortuga Backpack using the promo code TRAVEL at checkout!

Listen To Learn:
  • How to build your best trip
  • How to live the life you truly want
  • Why passion is key to starting a business
  • Why being open to change (and evolving) can make all the difference
  • The real process of transition to travel
  • The best ways to create sustainable living
  • How to make a business work for the long term (don't think about plan B)
  • Daily life of the Authentic Food Quest
  • The 4 steps to find “Authentic” food experiences
  • How to unite around food
  • The best way to shape your entire travel experience
  • The "dream meals" of Rosemary and Claire
  • And much more!
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20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part Two
47:25
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 47:25
20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part Two

"Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That is why it is called the present."  -Bil Keane 

Looking for great travel gift ideas?

Tune in today for Part Two of 20 Travel Gift Ideas!

In this episode, I sit down my wife Anne Dorthe to share 3 cost saving tips around actual travel experience gifts (hear the most valuable gift you can give someone).  

Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks pays us another visit to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for long term travel.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

Travel Gift Ideas: Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249) Shorts - Kuhl Renegade Shorts ($70)

Pants - prAna Stretch Zion Pants ($85)

Book- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts ($11.60)   Accessories- Kindle Paperwhite ($119.99)

Book Recommendations: I Am Pilgrim ($10.11) Into Thin Air ($9.29) The Sex Lives of Cannibals ($11.66) River Town ($9.27) TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking ($19.04)

 

Rock Star Status- How to Apply for Global Entry ($100)

Pants- Outlier Slim Dungarees ($198)

Gear- Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen ($8.49)

Gear- Moleskine Classic Notebook ($17.96)   Travel Towel - Pack Towel ($10-$40)

Leggings- Girlfriend Collective (First pair free)

Water Bottle  - Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle ($8.95)

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20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part One
45:44
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 45:44
20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part One

What was the best travel gift you have ever received?

How do you come up with travel gift ideas?

Well, be sure to tune into this two part series to get a list of 20 travel gift ideas!

In this episode, my wife Anne Dorthe stops by to discuss actual travel experience gift ideas and 3 tips for knocking it out of the park if you want those gifts to mean something (think the spirit of travel). Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks returns to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for the digital nomad.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

 

Travel Gift Ideas: Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249) Liner - Cocoon CoolMax Mummy ($45.95)

Socks - REI Lightweight Merino Wool Hiking Socks ($10.79)

Laptop - Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Hard Drive, OS X Yosemite) ($1,199.99)

Smartphone - iPhone 6se ($549.95)

Laptop Case - Thule Gauntlet 13 inch Macbook Sleeve ($49.95)

Case for Phone - OtterBox DEFENDER iPhone 6/6s Case ($25.37)

External Hard Drive - Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 ($54.99)

Laptop Stand - Roost Laptop Stand - Portable & Adjustable (For Apple MacBook and PC) ($74.95)

Adapter - Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo ($21.80)

Travel App- TripIt Pro Travel App ($49/year)   Music- Spotify Premium ($9.99/month)   Headphones - Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones ($349) Tripod - Gorilla Pod ($14.99)

Lightning Connector cable - Segawoot Apple MFi Certified Lightning Connector and Micro USB Nylon Braided Charging/SYNC Cable($13.99)

                                        

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How To Get A Second Passport + Taxes and Banking For Nomads: An Interview With Andrew Henderson “The Nomad Capitalist”
01:25:53
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:25:53
How To Get A Second Passport + Taxes and Banking For Nomads: An Interview With Andrew Henderson “The Nomad Capitalist”

What is a Nomad Capitalist?

Well, who better to learn from than “The Nomad Capitalist” himself, Andrew Henderson.

Andrew has become an expert at operating businesses around the world, managing overseas bank accounts, real estate, and even securing 2nd passports and citizenship's for himself and his clients.

He helps you keep more of your money by finding the best countries in the world to LEGALLY move your businesses for tax reductions, immigration, and investments.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Want the perfect travel backpack or looking for a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why geography is no longer a limiting factor
  • How you can exponentially improve your living situation
  • Can you legally live, bank and work in countries around the world
  • The best countries to go to if you’re considering escaping yours
  • Ways to become a citizen of the world
  • Four ways to get a passport
  • How to avoid paying heavy taxes in a country you no longer live
  • Is it possible to travel the world with bank accounts all in different countries (think Jason Bourne)
  • The best advice for average digital nomad
  • Legal ways to put money offshore and avoid taxes (in an ethical way)
  • And much more!
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Trekking Nepal Series: Audio Guidary Sneak Peek
36:53
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 36:53
Trekking Nepal Series: Audio Guidary Sneak Peek

Have you ever thought about Trekking Nepal?

Today you'll get a little something different with an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard! Tune in now to get a sneak peek of Episode 1.

My wife Anne Dorthe and I are taking you to the beautiful country of Nepal through a unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary): Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide | A Zero To Travel Podcast Series

What you'll get:
  • We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to remote Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beyond.
  • Along the way, you’ll discover Nepalese Culture, learn about her history, and meet her famous friendly people.
  • Enjoy the sounds of the villages, the music, the spinning prayer wheels, and the gentle wisdom of our Nepalese guide, Samir, as he shares insightful and practical information for trekking in the Himalayan Mountains.

Listen now to experience this one-of-a-kind audio adventure, and learn how to plan your own trek in Nepal. Don’t wait! Subscribe now to get access to the entire series.

Namaste

Transition To Travel: Paula and Perry's Story
01:26:50
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:26:50
Transition To Travel: Paula and Perry's Story

What is the most unusual place you’ve slept while traveling?

And what is one style of accommodations that you'll have to add to your bucket list?

Tune in now to find out!

Plus, you'll learn what it's like to transition to a life on the road. Zero To Travel community members Paula and Perry recently quit their successful corporate jobs for long term travel with a longer term goal of creating a new location independent lifestyle!

You'll hear their journey before the journey, get valuable tips and advice, and maybe some of their stories will inspire you to make it happen for yourself.

Many thanks to Fred at Tortuga Backpacks for supporting today's show. Need a great gift for yourself or another travel lover? Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to create a "lifestyle overhaul"
  • How learning to live with less can transform your life
  • Why transitioning to long term travel can be a challenge
  • What you have to sacrifice for long term travel
  • How long you many need to learn how to live life on the road
  • How to plan for long term travel
  • What things can set you up for success on the road
  • Practical ways to downsize (detachment is key)
  • Why you may need less money than you first thought
  • How to build your relationship (while preparing and traveling)
  • What to pack for a long term trip
  • And much more!
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How To Get The Lowest Airfare + The Definitive Guide To Airline Carry On Baggage Rules
55:00
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 55:00
How To Get The Lowest Airfare + The Definitive Guide To Airline Carry On Baggage Rules

Do you get confused by the ever-shifting carry on baggage rules?

Do you love flying? Do you hate flying? You are going to have to do it when you travel, so it doesn’t really matter.....

Do you know how to get the lowest airfare for your next trip?

Tune in today to get the definitive guide to know exactly what you can carry on these days.  Plus, you'll get 5 tips to help you get the lowest airfare for your next trip.

Carry on baggage rules can be very specific, so who better to learn from than the co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta. Welcome back to the show Fred!

And as a special deal, Tortuga Backpacks is giving a 10% discount to all Zero To Travel listeners. Need an awesome new pack for your next trip, or thinking of a great gift for your travel friend?  Just enter the discount code 'travel' at check out.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to save money by not checking a bag
  • How to increase your chances of finding the lowest fare
  • The best ways to travel carry on only
  • How to maximize the carry on option
  • What exactly is the mysterious personal item
  • A good rule of thumb for carry on baggage rules
  • Which airlines are more strict when it comes to carry on
  • What type of carry on offers more flexibility (and less chance of checking it!)
  • How to follow the 3-1-1 rule
  • How to use teamwork to distribute weight
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Photo courtesy of Tortuga Backpacks

Up and Coming Destinations: Myanmar with Dustin Main
59:15
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 59:15
Up and Coming Destinations: Myanmar with Dustin Main

Today you'll get a glimpse inside Myanmar with Dustin Main.

Dustin is a talented photographer, location independent entrepreneur, and helps travelers with technology through his website Too Many Adapters. Plus he has become a go to expert on travel in Myanmar and today he shares why Myanmar should be on your travel radar.

Dustin Main has traveled to Myanmar more than a dozen times, spending more than a year in the country and has documented the changing stories of the Myanmar people through This Myanmar Life.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • What is the draw to Myanmar
  • What creates a sense of urgency to visit Myanmar
  • Ways to have beautiful experiences with locals
  • A simple tip to be a rockstar in Myanmar
  • Where the magic really happens in Myanmar (and how to let it come to you)
  • How to use reverse engineering to travel hack Myanmar
  • Why to follow the lunar calendar when traveling to Myanmar
  • Where to find one of the most favorite places to photograph (in the world!)
  • The best things and places to eat in Myanmar
  • And Much more!
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Photos courtesy of Dustin Main

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles
01:19:16
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:19:16
Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

Why is it so important to consider alternatives in travel and life?

Today my friend Blake Boles stops by share his insights into alternative education and adventures. Blake has a mission to help people discover self-directed learning and helps them blaze their own trails through life, including the option to build a life around travel if you so desire.

One of the ways he accomplishes this is as the director of Unschool Adventures- Trips and Programs for Self-Directed Young Adults.

Listen today to gain a better understanding not only about organized self-directed learning, but also what approaches you can take in your travels so you can learn more than you ever thought was possible (about yourself and the world!).

You'll hear all about:
  • Reshaping the world of education
  • Alternative education
  • Travel as a tool for self-growth
  • The transient lifestyle (being nomadic)
  • Using thought experiments to redesign your life around travel
  • Taking the traditional path to get to the non-traditional path
  • The argument around why not to go to college (and what you could do instead with that money)
  • And so much more!
Resources:

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Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia
01:06:58
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:06:58
Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Why should you go to The Republic of Georgia?

What makes Georgia a worthwhile destination to consider?

Well you're in for a real treat today as my great friend and business partner, Travis Sherry (from Extra Pack of Peanuts) stops by to share his stories of a recent visit to The Republic of Georgia. Find out why it is a magical place!

Tune in Now To Learn:
  • How to become a novelty when you travel
  • How the Republic of Georgia lives up to tales of amazing hospitality
  • One of the top reasons you should travel
  • Why drinking homemade wine is awesome (and why it happens often in Georgia)
  • The best thing to do in Georgia
  • How to get around Georgia
  • Where you can get the most fresh and amazing food in the world
  • Why Georgia is one of the safest countries
  • The best places to stay in the Republic of Georgia
  • How to easily stay connected in Georgia (if you really need it)
  • And much more!
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A Solo Travel Lovefest
47:26
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 47:26
A Solo Travel Lovefest

What do you think about Solo Travel? Why should you do it? Why should you consider it?

I'll give you 3 reasons why I absolutely adore it!

Today you'll hear all about solo travel from my friend Henry. We met at a hostel in Istanbul, Turkey and decided to share our solo travel stories with you!

Plus, when arriving in a country for the first time, how do you get from the airport to your accommodations? Tune in to hear how to do it affordably, without hassle, and without a smart phone!

Hanging with local Kurds with the best damn mustaches I've ever seen Listen Now to Learn:
  • One thing that can make you fall in love with travel
  • How to feed your travel soul
  • Why you are never alone when you solo travel
  • One of the best ways to travel
  • How to realize that something is actually possible
  • How to gain confidence and trust in yourself
  • One of the best parts of traveling
  • Ways to save the most money while solo traveling
  • The magic of solo travel
  • And much more!
Mural of Turkey

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"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself." -Laurence Sterne

The Magic Of Relocating With Matt Giovanisci
01:13:15
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:13:15
The Magic Of Relocating With Matt Giovanisci

What is something you can do to open up more travel and more adventure in your life?

You'll hear all about this today as well as the 3 biggest tips to succeed at creating a location independent business.

And who better to learn from than my friend Matt Giovanisci! He is a relentlessly creative Location Independent Entrepreneur, runs many online businesses, and he'll show you real-time experiments in making money online. Head over to Money Lab to check out his experiments and learn how you can start or grow your own LI business. It's a no hype, totally transparent, one of a kind experience that you are going to love!

Tune in to Learn:
  • The definition of a true friend
  • How to go after your Vision Quest
  • How to take your first step to relocate
  • A great way to learn about a new place
  • The difference between livers (not your organ) and growers
  • One way to help you change as a person
  • Why listening to Gloria Estefan will help you
  • How many years it will take for your online business to be successful
  • The reason most businesses fail
  • Why getting too much education can hurt you
  • How to create a new source of energy to keep your business going
  • And much more!
Resources:

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Photo courtesy of @MattGiovanisci

Extending Your Travels + The Location Indie Scene
48:09
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 48:09
Extending Your Travels + The Location Indie Scene

"Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource" -Tony Robbins

What is the ultimate resource for extending your travels?

Today you'll hear all about about:
  • Utilizing your resources
  • Long term travel
  • The Best places in the World to work
  • The Location Independence scene
  • And much more!

And you get the privilege to learn from Stu Jones- a bloke from down under who has been traveling and living the location independent lifestyle for the last 18 years! He is the founder of Coworkation- running co-working trips to inspiring places around the world for current and budding location independent entrepreneurs.

Listen Now to Learn:
  • One of the most beautiful things about travel
  • How to make Location Independence sustainable
  • How to set up your Location Independent Lifestyle
  • What gives you an excuse to travel to a place you love
  • Why it's way less risky to bet on yourself
  • How to supercharge your business and work to the next level
  • The main benefits of the Location Independent Lifestyle
  • How to find out if the digital nomad lifestyle is for you
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Transition To Travel: Melinda's Story
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 50:00
Transition To Travel: Melinda's Story

What is the hardest part of long term travel?

You'll hear my thoughts on this and you'll hear what it's like to transition from a steady job to a life of travel.

Melinda DiOrio stops by to give us her insights on how she left her Corporate job to travel, learn yoga, and see the world. She is a travel photographer and certified yoga teacher committed to a life of exploration!

Check out her travel photography and yoga journey at Melinda DiOrio.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to go on a liberating journey
  • Ways to re-frame your lifestyle
  • How long it can really take to make the leap to travel
  • One thing that can help force change
  • Tips to get comfortable on facing the unknown
  • A strategy to overcome your fears
  • How to take advantage of abundance
  • How to design your own situation (your life!)
  • What truly makes you better at any craft
  • How to overcome challenges of a new phase of life
  • And much more!
Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Photos courtesy of Melinda DiOrio

The Best Job on The Planet With The Beaver
01:21:44
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:21:44
The Best Job on The Planet With The Beaver

How do you fulfill your personal legend (your dreams) doing the things you were meant to do?

What do you do if you don’t know what you’re meant to do?

Tune in today to hear insights on these questions plus you'll hear from a man who seems to be living his own legend to the fullest- Stephen "Beaver" Harris. The Beaver has traveled to 90 countries over the last 10+ years! And last year he had the Best Job on The Planet- being sent to 51 European cities to stay in hostels, party, and write about it.

Plus, the Beaver will give you a feel for what it is like to travel solo through the heart of Africa for 6 months!

Check out his stories of adventure and misadventure over at Big Beaver Diaries!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • What can be the hardest choice you have in life
  • How to get exposed to things you've never imagined
  • How to live through 'groundhog' day partying at hostels
  • How to make the best of the worst possible situation
  • Ways to have a truly authentic experience in Europe (or wherever you travel)
  • How to get a true cultural exchange in Africa
  • What hospitality is really like in Africa
  • How much money you need for 6 months in Africa
  • The craziest and strangest thing you can do in Columbia
  • And Much more!
Resources:

Don't forget to head over to the archives for all past Zero to Travel episodes!

Photo courtesy of @BigBeaverDiaries

 

 

Solo Road Tripping
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 57:09
Solo Road Tripping

What do you think about solo road tripping?

Yes, you'll hear about road trippin' again, but it's that time of year! So get ready and strap in....

My guest today is going to give you the goods on solo road tripping. She just finished a 2+ month long solo road trip across the USA and back to California! Congratulations Katie Doherty.

Today you'll hear all about:
  • Road tripping by yourself
  • How to use new media and dating apps to help fund your travels
  • Photography
  • Unexpectedly great things to see in the USA
  • How to earn money while traveling
  • And just a hodgepodge of various topics around road trips

Find out about Katie's work and check out her photography at LA ROUSSE PHOTO.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to make a solo road trip happen
  • Ways to live on your own schedule and your own terms
  • A great way to connect with locals
  • How to easily record money spent on gas, hours driven, and miles driven
  • How to make money while you sleep
  • Tools used to run a successful eCommerce business
  • Why solo road tripping is safe
  • And tons more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Photos courtesy of LA ROUSSE PHOTO

The World Walk with Tom Turcich
01:11:13
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:11:13
The World Walk with Tom Turcich

Is travel something worth fighting for?

Maybe you should ask Tom Turcich! He spent many years saving, planning, and preparing; always keeping his dream alive.

Tom Turcich has been walking from NJ to Ecuador the past 15 months and over the next 4 years plans on walking on every continent. You can follow his adventure at The World Walk.

Tune in today to hear his story and learn why he’s doing it, how he affords it, and what it’s like to slow travel by foot, plus so much more!

And You'll Learn:
  • Why travel is truly important
  • Why you need to seize the day
  • How to forget the rules
  • How to simplify long term travel
  • How to deal with gradual shifts of climate and culture
  • Ways to deal with strangers and strange encounters
  • How much it costs to per day to walk around the world
  • The best source of motivation
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Photo's courtesy of Tom Turcich: World Walk Photos Instagram

32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part Two
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 57:39
32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part Two

Ready for some more road trippin'?

Buckle up for Part Two of 32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule!

What are your reasons why road trips rule?

Let's hit the open road and have some fun!

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by again to discuss our top 8 reasons why road trips rule.

Can you guess the number one reason?

Tune in now to learn the reasons road trips rule:
  • Where you get to sleep
  • Getting happy
  • Goofiness with other road trippers
  • New potentials
  • Connecting with others
  • What sparks imagination and wanderlust
  • Getting into a Zen-like state
  • How to feel alive
  • Fun and games
  • Flexibility for authenticity
  • And many more reasons!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for all past Zero To Travel Podcasts!

32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part One
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 59:56
32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part One

Is there anything better than a good old fashioned road trip?

We don't think so.

Hitting the open road with nowhere to go, nowhere to be, totally free.

Maybe you have some reasons why road trips rule!

In this episode my biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to riff on the 32 reasons why road trips rule! Today we break down each of our rankings 16 to 9. Be sure to tune in next week as we break down our rankings 8 to 1!

What you'll learn about why road trips rule:
  • The build up before a road trip happens
  • The road side accommodations
  • Having no real agenda
  • Continuing family traditions
  • Pulling out the cooler at a random picnic table
  • Finding your own bathroom wherever you are
  • Trivia!
  • Breweries
  • Blaring music with the windows down
  • And many more reasons!
Resources:

Check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Listener Questions Part 4
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 47:41
Listener Questions Part 4

Ready for more travel tips and advice?

It's time to get your most pressing travel questions answered in Part 4 of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions!

Have a travel question for the next episode? Want some travel strategies that could help you on your next travel adventure?

Please email me at jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Tune in today to get insights on the following:
  • How to convince a partner to travel when they are afraid to go
  • What to pack for a round the world (RTW) trip with multiple climates
  • Should you travel with debt
  • And much more!
Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Should I Go Location Independent?
01:11:14
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:11:14
Should I Go Location Independent?

How can you make your location dependent career (or job) location independent?

Plus, what is your favorite city activity?

In today's episode you'll get the answers to these questions plus get some insight on the following:

  • Are entrepreneurs born or bred?
  • Can anyone work for themselves?
  • How do you structure and pitch remote work agreements?
  • What is the value of not working while you travel?

And who better to give you these insights than my friend and Business Coach Emily Utter. She helps adventurous entrepreneurs get clarity around what type of business to run from the road. And then gives them an actionable plan to fuse that with the flexibility and freedom we need as travelers.  Check out Emily's work here.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to design your business to support your lifestyle
  • The very powerful first question to always ask (mindset advice)
  • How to find creative approaches to every business
  • Recommendations for aligning with your priorities
  • How to straddle travel and business in a healthy way
  • How to overcome the biggest struggle for entrepreneurs
  • How to get over the 'fraud syndrome' when becoming a coach
  • The first steps to take to become a coach
  • General rates for Business coaches
  • And much more!
Resources Mentioned:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

The Great Debate: Slow vs Fast Travel
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 53:30
The Great Debate: Slow vs Fast Travel

What is your latest travel related debate?

What is your favorite way to travel- slow or fast?

In today's episode, my buddy and biz partner Travis from The Extra Pack of Peanuts stops by for the Great Debate- slow travel vs fast travel.

In one corner, we have Jason with slow travel. In the other corner, we have Travis with fast travel. Ding Ding. The verbal beat-down is on!

Who will come out on top? Who will present the best argument?

You decide!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • Why the speed of travel is all relative
  • The top reason slow travel is the best
  • How to make fast travel less stressful
  • What forces you to get out and make the most of every day
  • The best ways to uncover hidden gems
  • The best way to get a sample of a city (to see if you want to come back!)
  • How to increase your buffer zone for things to happen
  • How to get that young vibrant travel attitude (back)
  • How to save money with either method
  • The key to making fast travel much more effective
  • How to be a winner either way
  • The beauty of the Location Independent lifestyle
Resources:

Don't forget to head over to the archives for all past Zero To Travel Podcast episodes!

The Call Of Adventure with Brendan Leonard
01:16:23
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:16:23
The Call Of Adventure with Brendan Leonard

What do you do when you first get home after a long trip?

Plus, is travel really just an excuse to run away from your problems?

Brendan Leonard stops by to give his insights on these questions plus adventure travel for all levels, sobriety while traveling, and so much more!

Brendan shares humor, essays and stories of adventure on his website Semi-Rad and he is the author of several books including his new memoir about how he turned his life around and found redemption through climbing and world travel- Sixty Meters to Anywhere.

Listen Now To Learn:
  • The Big Bang Theory of Extreme Joy
  • How to re-invent yourself
  • How climbing can give you an identity
  • How to confront your true feelings (to figure out who you really are)
  • A great way of looking at the world
  • Advice to handle pressures of drinking
  • How years and years of hard work will pay off
  • How to go from semi-rad to totally rad
  • How to travel the western US on the cheap
  • And much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Photo credit: Semi-Rad

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?
01:03:00
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:03:00
Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Is travel insurance worth it?

Anything can happen anywhere at anytime....

Tune in today to hear how the unsexy topic of travel insurance can be fun, exciting, and even entertaining.

You'll hear from former reporter and current travel junkie Phil Sylvester. He's head of content at World Nomads- an online travel company that provides specialized travel insurance and travel safety services for independent, volunteer, and student travelers in more than 150 countries!

Get a FREE Travel Insurance quote from my favorite Travel Insurance company- World Nomads.

Welcome to Travel Insurance 101!!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • Why you should be a 'fan' of travel insurance
  • Who needs travel insurance and why
  • What things aren't covered
  • What's covered in regards to trip cancellation, trip interruption, and missed connections
  • What is covered in regards to property
  • Best practices for documenting what you have (to make claims easier)
  • What is covered for medical
  • What obscure adventure activities aren’t covered (World Nomads insurance covers over 200!)
  • Why it's a good idea to keep your insurance in your home country
  • The real reason you get travel insurance
  • How long before a trip you should buy insurance
  • And much more!
Resources:

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, go to the archives!

Is This The New American Dream?
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 46:32
Is This The New American Dream?

What is the new American dream?

Is it to sell everything and hit the road for a life of full time travel?

Well tune in today to hear from Bryanna who's family has done just that! Her and her husband Craig sold their 3000sq ft house and pretty much everything in it- to travel the USA and live full time in an RV (with 4 kids and 2 dogs!).

You'll hear about the adjustments that had to be made and how they were able to create their new American dream.

Plus get a behind the curtain look at their RV life on the road at Crazy Family Adventure!

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to truly downsize and change your life
  • The best way to determine if you can live in an RV full time
  • Why going public with your dreams will help make them happen
  • How to see that your new American dream is possible
  • How to deepen your family bond through travel
  • The challenges of moving from 3000sq ft to 400sq ft
  • How to afford the full time travel RV lifestyle
  • The benefits of radical unschooling
  • How to make good friends while on the road
  • How to feel like you are not totally crazy
  • And much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Scandinavia On The Cheap, Nomad Life and The Power of Travel
58:06
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 58:06
Scandinavia On The Cheap, Nomad Life and The Power of Travel

Have you ever thought about living a nomad life?

What makes someone live a nomad life?

Today's guest shares with you his unique perspectives around travel and living life on the road full time. He's been living the nomad life for the last five years!

Please welcome my friend Gary from NOMADS - a life of cheap/free travel.

Today he'll share the following:

  • How he has has spent no money while traveling through Scandinavia (notoriously one of the most expensive areas of the world)
  • What he feels makes travel important to growth
  • Hitchhiking stories and lessons
  • An exciting traveler’s community and exchange platform that you may not have heard of...
  • And loads more!
Listen Now to Learn:
  • How to get a different impression of the world and the human beings that exist in it
  • How to challenge fears and change preconceived ideas about people
  • The true beauty of hitchhiking
  • How to contribute more to others and the world/community as a whole
  • Why reality is different than what you read in newspapers or see on tv
  • One of the greatest educations you can have
  • Ways to find food and shelter while traveling (without money)
  • The truth about what a nomad life is really like
Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

The Dirtiest Word In Travel
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 21:36
The Dirtiest Word In Travel

Discover the dirtiest word in travel and how knowing it can help you achieve any travel dream.

How To YouTube Your Way To More Travel + 3 Steps To Getting Anything You Want
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 59:46
How To YouTube Your Way To More Travel + 3 Steps To Getting Anything You Want

How can a single idea land you in your dream destination?

What is it about a place you've never visited that makes you want to go there?

Today you'll hear the answers to these questions and the simple 3 step process for getting anything you want- travel or otherwise- and how you can get started today!

Plus you'll hear all about how to YouTube yourself to more travel from Paradise Pack Contributor Gabrielle Wallace- the Laptop Teacher and creator of Go Natural English. She'll give you the goods on "living the dream" and tell you how she is helping others to develop their online businesses and desired lifestyles!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • How to expand your definition of personal freedom
  • What can make all the difference in getting what you want
  • 3 simple steps to get whatever you want
  • How travel can really be an education
  • One of the great stepping stones to travel
  • How to help people and share knowledge
  • How to have people reach out to you asking for your services (and asking to pay you!)
  • The organic way to grow a business
  • The numerous benefits of the Paradise Pack
  • And much more!
Resources:

Grab a copy of the Paradise Pack here! Sale goes until June 6th and then it will be gone forever....after you purchase, email me (jason@zerototravel.com) with your receipt and I will hook you up with the Location Independence Mastery audio course (a $200 value)!

And don't forget to head over to the archives for all Zero To Travel podcast episodes.

17 Reasons Location Independence Rocks!
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 54:31
17 Reasons Location Independence Rocks!

What does it mean to be Location Independent?

Whether it is owning your own business- that could mean you work as a freelancer or as a contractor for someone else- not necessarily having an online business. Or what service do you provide for people?

Is it possible for you to work from anywhere?

If someone said to you, “now or sometime in the future, would you like to be able to travel the world, do work that you love, have total freedom AND earn more money than you do right now?”

What would be your reply?

Today you'll hear all about how Location Independence is possible and 17 reasons why Location Independence rocks!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • How the TOTAL Triangle of Freedom really works
  • Why overall time ownership is awesome
  • How to never worry about updating your resume again
  • How to face the hardest part of Location Independence
  • How to find exciting unseen opportunities (especially when you do something you love)
  • The main benefit of Location Independence
  • How to enjoy food around the world (and linger over your coffee)
  • How to travel on your terms!
  • And much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives for all past episodes!

And don't forget to pick up the Paradise Pack to learn the actual skills you need to achieve the Location Independent Lifestyle!  Sale is from May 31st- June 6th.

Should I "Follow My Passion"?
48:41
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 48:41
Should I "Follow My Passion"?

When you ask "What should I do?" a lot of people will answer "Follow Your Passion!" But what does that really mean?

Have you every asked yourself, "Should I follow my passion?"

Today I team up with my biz partner and friend Travis to give you a little taste of the Location Independent lifestyle- we discuss passion and what it means to business and your lifestyle.

Plus what should you do when you are worrying about what you should do when you get back from a long trip?

Listen Now To Learn:
  • How to truly assess you passions
  • Why not to worry about what you are going to do next
  • Why you shouldn't be scared about starting a business around your passions
  • The difference between hard work and passion
  • Why it's important to take a long term view
  • Why you don't always have to have the right answer right away
  • The true reason you follow your passion
  • How to see the value in everything
  • How homework can actually be beneficial
  • And much more!
Resources mentioned:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Crowdsourcing Your Travels With Anita Wing Lee
01:20:15
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:20:15
Crowdsourcing Your Travels With Anita Wing Lee

What is the #1 thing you can do to make extending your travels much, much easier?

Today you get the pleasure of hearing from Anita Wing Lee. She sold her stuff and packed her life into one piece of luggage with the intention to travel light and serve humanity. She is making a huge difference in the world. And she can help you find your highest calling in life!

Her most recent project is raising money and awareness for refugees in Greece- check out Project: SoulFam.

She’s leveraged technology to travel and give back and she's grown quite the community on Periscope. It has changed her business and travel possibilities tremendously. Be sure to check out some of her guided meditations there.

Listen Now to Learn:
  • How to extend your travels further and longer (hint: it's not always money)
  • The main benefits of connections
  • How to decide which path to take
  • The best way to earn your 'Warrior Chops'
  • How to be a contributing human being to the world
  • How to manifest travel and connectivity (it's Quantum physics!)
  • How your purpose will find you (instead of you finding it)
  • How to spread positivity and serve others
  • What completely obliterates what you thought was possible
  • One tool that helps clean all the craziness out of your head
  • And much more!
Resources:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And if you want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Round The World Travel + GAP Year For All! With Sean Keener from BootsnAll.com
01:12:03
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:12:03
Round The World Travel + GAP Year For All! With Sean Keener from BootsnAll.com

Ever thought about taking a round the world journey?

Sean Keener stops by to talk round the world travel and gives his take on why gap years/career breaks should be on everybody’s resume!

Sean specializes in helping you plan round the world journeys through BootsnAll. BootsnAll helps unite independent travelers and helps people wander the planet! It's the best place to plan and purchase complex travel- round the world trips- and multi stop international trips.

The BootsnAll team has helped over 4 million people get their boots on the ground, so you'll definitely want to listen to today's show!

You'll Learn:
  • The importance of figuring out your WHY
  • How much money it takes to travel the world comfortably for a year
  • The best resources to circumnavigate the planet
  • The triangle of success (in both life and business)
  • One critical part of success for BootsnAll
  • The best way to learn about yourself and the context of a complex world
  • The difference between World geography vs airline geography
  • The 'gateway drug' for travel
  • The best way to learn (in travel, business, and life)
  • Why a Gap year/Career break can happen at any age
  • How digital sabbaticals can help with focus
  • And much more!
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives for all past episodes!

Photo care of the BootsnAll blog.

Couplepreneur Conundrums with Nick and Gen
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 58:25
Couplepreneur Conundrums with Nick and Gen

What is a couplepreneur? And how do they make business, travel, and relationships work?!

Should couples that travel together and friends that travel together also go into business together?

Definitely something to ponder. Today you'll hear all about couplepreneur conundrums from Nick and Gen over at The Great Anomaly.

They are full time nomadic couplepreneurs running multiple 6 figure businesses from all over the world (while they travel!). They’ve made it their mission to help other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and freedom seekers put travel back at the top of their to do list, and get their partner on board to create a life of adventure!

Listen Now to Learn:
  • The main things to consider when traveling as a couple
  • How to realize when you are location independent
  • Best advice for couplepreneurs just starting out
  • Why outsourcing is a key to success
  • How to determine boundaries within couples and business
  • How to manage zones of friction
  • How to work through 'worst case' scenarios
  • How couplepreneurs stay balanced
  • And much more!
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

The Spiritual Journey + Travel and Creativity with Karan Bajaj
01:14:42
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:14:42
The Spiritual Journey + Travel and Creativity with Karan Bajaj

Is travel the perfect way to embark on a spiritual journeyor quest?

How can travel expand your creativity?

Please welcome Karan Bajaj to the Zero To Travel Podcast. He's a#1 best-selling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies ofhis novels in print. He took a year off from his corporate job inNY to backpack from Europe to India- to learn yoga and meditationin the Himalayas.

Check out his new book, The Yoga ofMax’s Discontent and learn more about Karan Bajaj here.

Today You'll Learn:
  • The deep story behind The Yoga of Max’s discontent
  • How travel can help you become more creative
  • How travel can blend with spirituality
  • How to define a Yogi
  • How to be like a tree (and not 'become' all the time)
  • The meaning of 414
  • How to crack entertainment and meaning in your story
  • The way to multiply your adventures
  • How to feel truly connected to the world while traveling(without social media)
  • The Yogis 4-2-1 rule
  • The right way to approach meditation
  • How to take a year long sabbatical from work
  • And much more!
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman with Oneika Raymond
01:10:06
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:10:06
The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman with Oneika Raymond

What does slow traveling mean to you and why should you consider it?

How does slow travel change your overall travel experience?

In today's episode you'll hear all about slow travel, teaching overseas, and how the color of someone’s skin affects their travel experience.

You'll learn quite a bit from today's guest- a total travel junkie and serial expat- Oneika Raymond. She has visited over 80 countries on 6 continents (and counting!). She is also an entertaining and refreshingly honest travel writer, blogger, and teacher. Check out her work at Oneika The Traveller.

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen Now to Learn:
  • What creates the most dramatic changes in your travel experience
  • How to bring your cultural mores and values to another place
  • How to have a relationship while fulfilling your travel dreams
  • Why teaching is a great vehicle if you want to keep traveling
  • How traveling while black is different
  • Where to find inspiration to do something completely foreign (think outside the box)
  • Why people of color experience a lack of representation
  • How 'one-upmanship' in the travel world does not foster learning or growth
  • Proof you can have a career while traveling the world
  • And much more!
Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

Top 32 USA Cities For Travelers
01:28:15
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:28:15
Top 32 USA Cities For Travelers

It's time for a super fun episode breaking down the top USA cities for travelers.

The list is subjective and up for debate, so don't let it drive you bananas (you all have your favorite place for one reason or another).

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top USA cities for travelers.

We broke up the 32 USA cities into two podcasts. In this episode, you'll hear each of our top 8 USA cities for travelers (so 1-8 for 16 cities!). Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast for each of our rankings 9-16 (for another 16 cities!).

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Hook up with native speakers from around the world! Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free).

What you'll learn about the top USA cities for travelers:
  • How moments can create a favorite place
  • How to find magic in road trips
  • Why it is fun to play tour guide
  • Where to go for the ultimate blend of humanity
  • The best place to check out Stripperoke (yes, that's a real thing!)
  • How to avoid photo burnout in Northern California
  • Why people want to stay in a bubble
  • The key to the fluffiest scrambled eggs in the USA
  • How to like a city more and more each time you go (even if you want to hate it)
  • Where the road ends at a big mountain view and a waterfall (think lord of the rings)
  • How to find a place that works with your lifestyle the best
  • And much more!
Resources mentioned:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Travel Photography 101 with Travis Longmore
01:26:16
2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:26:16
Travel Photography 101 with Travis Longmore

Get ready for Travel Photography 101!

What is your relationship with photography and travel?

Do you love taking pictures while you’re out on the road?

Should you take a photo or just enjoy the moment?

Today you'll get some amazing insights from travel photographer extraordinaire Travis Longmore. He wanders the globe in search of the perfect photo and also hosts the never ending nomad podcast.

Some basics of the course:

  • A guide on how you can take better photos on your journeys
  • The simple elements of framing and composition
  • Dispelling myths around travel photography and photography in general
  • Tips on how to break into the travel photography business
  • And much more!

Quick thanks to italki for supporting today’s podcast.  Hook up with native speakers from around the world- learn a language, learn the basics, practice speaking, or get some guidance from a teacher. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel listeners.

What You'll Learn in Travel Photography 101:
  • How to tell a story with your photos
  • The realities of being a travel photographer
  • The best time of day to take photos (think Golden and Blue)
  • Why being uncomfortable will get you the best photo
  • Why learning the 'rule of thirds' is a good idea
  • Some basic gear recommendations
  • How to get permission to take that unforgettable shot of a stranger
  • Why you regret the photo you didn't take
  • 3 camera settings you need to master (to become a really good photographer)
  • The difference between a professional photographer and an amateur
Resources:

Looking for more Zero to Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now for all past episodes!

Inspiring Female Adventurers Series: Around America And Beyond with Renata Chlumska
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Inspiring Female Adventurers Series: Around America And Beyond with Renata Chlumska

It’s time for the fourth installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Swedish and Czech adventurer- Renata Chlumska.  She has a long and impressive list of expeditions including:

  • A bicycle trip from Nepal to Sweden
  • A motorcycle trip from India to Sweden
  • Finished the 7 Summits
  • Around America Adventure (439 days- 11,300 miles by kayak and bicycle- Solo)

Renata Chlumska is a true expert and will guide you on:

  • Solo travel
  • How to plan big adventures
  • How you can turn adventure into a career
  • How to use travel as a way to process tragedy
  • Where you can find any adventure

Plus you'll hear the "Travel Theory of Relativity" and 5 quick tips to help you meet more people when traveling.

Thanks to italki for supporting today’s show! Do you want to learn a foreign language? Or just some of the basics? Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • Why your travel experience is all relative to your mindset
  • The best ways to prepare and plan for a big trip
  • How to maximize life and make the most of it
  • Where to find strength and motivation to continue
  • How to feel like the luckiest person in the world
  • How to book a ticket to Space
  • How to have faith in the big picture
  • How to open up new horizons and new perspectives
  • The best advice for a budding adventurer
  • And much more!
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

How the World Sees America
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How the World Sees America

Have you ever thought about how the world sees America?

Do you feel like you are representing not just yourself, but your entire country while you are traveling abroad?

Plus, how does the world perceive America and Americans?

You'll hear the answers to these questions and more from René Zografos. He's a best-selling Norwegian-Greek author and veteran journalist. His book, Attractive Unattractive Americans: How The World Sees America, reveals world insights about 'American perception' from thousands of interviews.

Special thanks to italki for sponsoring today's show. Connect with native speakers from around the world and take your language learning to the next level! Get a free lesson (buy one, get on free) as a Zero To Travel Podcast listener.

Listen in to Learn:

  • How perception can change (before, during, and after travel)
  • Why you are really a mini-ambassador for your country when you travel
  • Is Houston, TX a good place for your first American adventure?
  • How to get a 're-appreciation' for your home country
  • The best ways to understand and appreciate new cultures and places
  • Suggestions for Americans who want to start traveling
  • What the world admires about the people in America
  • How the 'American Dream' is more about happiness than money
  • Reality vs illusion of chasing your dreams in America
  • How to do something you love everyday
  • How to spot American tourists vs seasoned travelers
  • And much more!
Resources:

And don't forget to visit the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

How To Travel Overland Through Central America + Travelosophy 4
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How To Travel Overland Through Central America + Travelosophy 4

How do you feel about overland travel in Central America?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode four of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

Today you'll hear about the best way to catch the travel fish (memorable travel experiences) and overland travel in Central America.

My guest today just finished driving through Central America, and he's ready to share the best way to do it. Please welcome Ryan Shauers from desktodirtbag.com.

And thank you italki for supporting today’s show! Meet up over skype with people from all over the world to learn a new language. Buy one lesson, get one free for all Zero To Travel podcast listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to unlock a hidden world of infinite possibilities during your travels
  • Another definition for 'dirtbag'
  • Where to find 'normal' people that do overland travel
  • How to prepare your vehicle for overland travel
  • Precautions to take while driving in Central America
  • Primary benefits of overland travel
  • How to deal with car insurance
  • Best practices for cooking set up
  • How to develop an organized system for storage
  • General rules of the road for overland travel in Central America
  • Best recommendations for sleeping spots
  • The best amount of time to allot for a trip through Central America
  • General daily budget you should think about
  • Hidden gems and unexpected surprises in Central America
Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Hot and Cold Edition: Cheap Flights In Asia + Budget Ski and Snowboard Travel
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Hot and Cold Edition: Cheap Flights In Asia + Budget Ski and Snowboard Travel

Does fear help you travel more?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how to get cheap flights in Asia and how to get the best ski and snowboard travel deals. It's the hot and cold edition!

You'll get the HOT from Louisa with wentadventuring.com- a place where her and her husband share advice and stories for nomads. They've lived around the world since 2007 in 8 different countries- exploring, writing, and photographing.

And you'll get the COLD from my buddy Tim Wenger- winter sports aficionado, Location Indie member, and has spent most of his entire adult life trying to get on the mountain or as close to it as possible.

Special thanks to italki.com for supporting today’s show. Learn a language from a native speaker and get a Free lesson (buy one, get one free) for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen now to Learn:

  • How to get out of your own 'escape room'
  • How to get cheap flights in Asia
  • Who the Asean pass is for (and not for)
  • Helpful resources to check different flight routes
  • How to get the most out of the Asean pass
  • How to limit out of pocket expenses at ski resorts
  • The best way to travel with your ski/snowboard gear
  • Where to get discounted ski/snowboard gear (and the best time of year)
  • #1 rule when buying lift tickets
  • Best places to stay for your ski trip
  • Benefits of living in a ski town for an entire season (do it!)
Resources:

And be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Biking Through Europe and Post-Travel "Reality"
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Biking Through Europe and Post-Travel "Reality"

What happens when a life of travel becomes your new reality?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear all about:

  • What "reality" is like before and after travel
  • How to incorporate your loved ones into your travels
  • An amazing cycling adventure through Europe with Carla (and her famous friend)
  • And much more!

Thanks to italki for making this show possible. Meet with native speakers- practice, learn the basics, make a new friend, and learn a new language! Get your free lesson here (buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen in to Learn:

  • What it's like to quit your job and sell all your stuff
  • The least expensive way to see the world
  • How to push forward when things go wrong (on the first day!)
  • How to go from a 9x5 job to a travel adventure
  • One of the best ways to bring your pet along
  • The realities of being a solo female traveler
  • Why you don't always have to plan everything
  • How to inspire others
  • How to transition to travel (and take the first step towards Location Independence!)
  • How to deal with post-travel "reality"
Resources:

Check out some shots of Carla and Cezar cycling across Europe!

And don't forget to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Travel Tactics 6: How To Travel Indefinitely
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Travel Tactics 6: How To Travel Indefinitely

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 6 of Travel Tactics. This is the third edition of how to travel indefinitely.

You'll get the trifecta of long term travel- how to find inexpensive accommodations, how to find free or cheap flights, and how to earn a living while you travel.

The trilogy concludes with our 3 travel experts: Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, and Rob Dix from Making It Anywhere.

Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘travel indefinitely’ – you can add as much travel in your life as you want!

Special thanks to italki for making this show possible! Learn from a native teacher. Grab a free lesson as a Zero to Travel Podcast listener (buy one lesson, get one free here).

Listen Today to Learn:

  • How to get free accommodations on a boat (meet the 'yachties')
  • What to expect on a nautical endeavor
  • How to earn your sea legs
  • How to use your airline miles in the smartest way possible
  • Resources to figure out how many miles a trip will cost
  • When to purchase a ticket vs using your miles
  • Concrete way to evaluate your miles (earn 'em and burn 'em!)
  • How to make your lifestyle business sustainable and successful
  • When to increase your rates or charge more
  • Advice on starting one or multiple businesses
  • Why it's liberating to go against the norm
Resources:

Want more travel tactics or want to check out a past episode? Dig into the archives here!

The Hostel Experience : An Interview With HK Austin Owner Brent Underwood
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The Hostel Experience : An Interview With HK Austin Owner Brent Underwood

Want to know the #1 rated hostel in the United States in 2015? Look no further than HK Austin in the heart of Austin, TX.

How do you feel about hostels? What comes to your mind when you think of hostels?

Well today you'll get to hear all about hostels from the owner of HK Austin, Brent Underwood. He's an entrepreneur, budget traveler, and has helped create and execute online marketing campaigns for some of the biggest book launches in the world.

Please welcome Brent to the Zero to Travel Podcast!

Special thanks to italki for helping make this episode possible. Go here to get a free lesson (buy one, get one free for Zero to Travel Podcast listeners!).

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to create lasting memories from each trip you take
  • The endlessly fascinating part of travel
  • The best advice to meet different people from around the world
  • Common myths associated with Hostels
  • How to create vivid travel memories (with people you just met!)
  • The best way to find for a hostel (that is right for you)
  • Top 3 must haves for every traveler staying at a hostel
  • Most rewarding parts of owning a hostel
  • Advice for solo travelers (expected and understood on the hostel trail)
  • One of the most addictive parts of solo travel
Resources Mentioned:

If you want more Zero to Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

Travel Mix 3: Digital Nomadness and Bringing Travel Home
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Travel Mix 3: Digital Nomadness and Bringing Travel Home

Get ready for episode 3 of The Travel Mix on today's Zero To Travel Podcast.

My guest co-host is Isabelle Rizo: Digital Nomad, International Speaker, and Storytelling Artist. She provides tips and advice on freedom, adventure, and business at The BellaVie.

Click here to learn more about all the great things Isabelle is doing.

Special thanks to italki for helping make this travel mix possible. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel Listeners. Connect with a native language teacher here.

Today you’ll hear us riff about digital nomadness, bringing travel home, and other travel topics.

Are you mad? Or are you sane?

Listen now to find out:

  • 3 ways to bring the travel experience to you (when you are stuck at home)
  • The one thing that can drive digital nomads crazy
  • How to find a travel-work balance
  • The main benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle (lots of lessons!)
  • Tools, tips, and tricks for running a business on the road
  • How to allow yourself to enjoy the journey
  • How to feel confident in 30 seconds
  • Ways to get a slice of the digital nomad life at home
  • And much more!
Resources Mentioned:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives!

3 years Alone On Foot : An Interview With Sarah Marquis
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3 years Alone On Foot : An Interview With Sarah Marquis

Sarah Marquis can teach you so much about solo travel adventures and yourself.

She shares some amazing insights on today's Zero To Travel Podcast- bringing you the third installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Sarah traveled 10,000mi on foot from Siberia to Australia- alone. An epic walk that lasted 3 years!

Hear her tales of survival, nature connections, perseverance, various encounters, and learn about an overall amazing spirit- all documented in her book, Wild By Nature.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to have a more authentic travel experience
  • How to push your boundaries (and use all resources you have within)
  • What it's like to follow you heart and discover your mission
  • How to assess any situation (to figure out what is really going on)
  • How to differentiate real fear vs fear you create
  • Your ultimate ally to deal with new experiences
  • How making tea can create positive thinking
  • Practical tips for those looking to do extreme adventures
  • And much, much more!
Resources Mentioned:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Be sure to head over the archives now!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Listener Questions Part Three
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Listener Questions Part Three

Ready to hear some travel strategies, tips, and advice?

It's time for the third edition of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions. Getting your most pressing travel questions answered! Have a travel question for the next episode? Looking for travel strategies to enhance your travel experience?

Please send me an email to jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Listen in to get some perspectives on the following:

What should you do when you first arrive to a new country?

Should you bring expensive cameras, laptops, and other electronics on a long term trip with you?

In regards to solo travel, will you meet people or are you going to feel totally isolated and alone?

How much money do you need to save up for a year of travel?

Resources:

If you are digging these Listener Questions, be sure to check out Part One and Part Two.

And to discover more travel strategies on a variety of topics, head over to the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

Documenting Your Travels: Good or Bad?
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Documenting Your Travels: Good or Bad?

How does the documentation of travel- whether through pictures, social media sharing, blogging, podcasting, whatever- affect the travel experience?

The roundtable discussion continues in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

I'm bringing back 3 special guests, awesome travel podcasters, my friends:

Today’s show is bit different. You'll get to eavesdrop on our conversation about the documentation of travel. You'll get different insights and perspectives about combining technology with travel- does it help or does it hurt? Is it good or bad?

And if you dig this type of roundtable discussion, go check out Nathaniel, Jackie, and Travis' podcasts as we'll be riffing on their travel question of the week.

Listen now to learn:

  • If you're moving forward or backward in regards to technology and travel
  • How do you learn from 'failure' (if technology provides the solution)
  • How to connect and create beautiful moments through the 'selfie experience'
  • How social media can create opportunities and meet ups (in any city!)
  • How to avoid the black hole of social media and technology
  • How to leverage information and technology to create options
  • How to never be alone while traveling (if that is what you want)
  • Why setting boundaries enables you to get what you truly want out of your travel experience
  • Why does social media make everything so rosy
  • How the need to share can create a disconnect (and mess up your internal dialogue)
  • How to get the best out of your travels
  • How research can actually give you confidence (to wander off the beaten path)
  • And much more!
Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives!

And if you have any suggestions for the show- guests, advice, etc.- please reach out at jason@zerototravel.com. Or just share your story; I'd love to hear from you!

Travel Grab Bag: A Roundtable Discussion
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Travel Grab Bag: A Roundtable Discussion

How do you accomplish budget minded travel? What's your favorite travel app?

These are just a few of the topics you'll hear about in this episode of the Zero to Travel podcast. You're in for a real treat!

"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now" - Alan Watts

Today’s episode is a round-table discussion jam- an audio grab bag of sorts- a sampling of resources, information, and just different perspectives on various travel related things. And you're learning from some of the best travel podcasters out there:

What's your best plan for budget minded travel? What is your must have piece of travel gear? Listen in to Learn:
  • Where can you wake up every morning and not have any idea what to do, but do whatever you want
  • How to get currency exchange rates standing in front of an ATM (in a third world country without any service)
  • How to transcend data plans and text with anyone
  • Why a headphone splitter is revolutionary
  • How to recognize opening lines for scams (and ways to avoid being hassled)
  • Why some places just don't live up to preset expectations
  • Top places to set up shop on the road
  • Mmmmm.....Focus Beer
  • What it's like eating a roasted pig eyeball
  • Tips to help with the fear of flying
  • And much more!
Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero to Travel Podcasts!

Travel In The Middle East with Genevieve Hathaway : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel In The Middle East with Genevieve Hathaway : Zero To Travel Podcast

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a ton of information packed into this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast:

  • Adventure travel in the Middle East
  • Travel photography
  • Starting your own tour company
  • And much more!

Today’s guest is the perfect guide- Genevieve Hathaway. She’s the founder of Archaeoadventures– a tour company providing women powered tours to the Middle East and north Africa. She’s also a professional photographer, world traveler, and just a really cool person! Be sure to check out some of her work here.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What it's really like to travel in the Middle East
  • How to find a need and solve the problem
  • What it's like being the female Indiana Jones
  • Top destinations to visit in the Middle East
  • Why people actually look out for you in the Middle East
  • How to behave and dress as a woman traveler in the Middle East (much diversity here!)
  • How meeting locals can open doors
  • What goes into starting your own tour company (and some things to avoid...)
  • How to tell stories through your camera
  • Top tips to become a travel photographer (and get paid for it!)
  • How personal photography projects help you standout
Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives for all past episodes!

Finding Your Island Paradise: An Interview With Alex Sheshunoff : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Finding Your Island Paradise: An Interview With Alex Sheshunoff : Zero To Travel Podcast

If you were stranded on a remote island in the south pacific, what one luxury item would you want to have?

Plus, have you ever had that escape fantasy?

Well, today's guest will tell you what it is really like to drop everything and move to a remote island.

The Zero To Travel Podcast welcomes Alex Sheshunoff- the author of the new hilarious book, 'A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything, So You Too Can: Move to a South Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Diaper a Baby Monkey, Build a Bungalow, And Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love!*' * Individual results may vary. Baby Monkey not included.

Alex gives you the scoop on:

  • Island travel
  • Getting off the beaten path
  • Leaving a job to pursue a completely new direction in life
  • And what it takes to write a book about finding paradise

Listen, Laugh, and Learn:

  • What it is like to face a quarter-life crisis
  • The hardest part of deciding to move to a remote island
  • How to create structure for a trip when the true reason is unclear (think mission)
  • The best way to learn from the mistakes of others
  • How to get out of your own personal Bermuda triangle
  • The first life rule for taking any trip
  • Is paradise a place you can find or just an idea?
  • What island life is really like (thatch huts, no electricity)
  • How to get in good with the island chiefs
  • True definition of island fever
  • And much more!
Resources mentioned:

Thanks again for listening to the show! I'd love to see where you are listening to the show, so snap a selfie and share on twitter (@zerototravel) or reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com).

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives here.

Everest Excellence: An Interview With Ellen Miller – Inspiring Female Adventurers Series
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Everest Excellence: An Interview With Ellen Miller – Inspiring Female Adventurers Series

What is your most outlandish travel dream? What would you do if you could go anywhere and do anything?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you the second installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Today's guest, Ellen Miller, has some incredible athletic accomplishments. TO highlight a few:

She is the first American woman to summit Everest from both sides (north and south) The first American woman to climb the Himalayan triple crown Named Colorado woman of the year in 2002 Has summited every 14,000+ foot mountain peak in CO (there are 53 of them!)

On top of that she is an accomplished endurance athlete coach, adventure racer, Nordic skier, and mountain runner.

She is also gives back as the founder of the Climb for Literacy. In this podcast Ellen shares a TON of advice on travel, athletics and what it takes to climb the biggest mountain in the world.

Listen to Learn:

The most important thing about a travel dream Why being told "go outside and play" can help with adventure How to leverage your accomplishments to provide amazing experiences for others How to keep climbing after hip replacements What it really takes to make climbing Everest a truly enjoyable experience How to mentally prepare for climbing Everest Advice to get started on your Everest quest Why you should thank your mother for her genetic gifts (if you perform well at high altitudes) How to change the neural pathways of your brain Top recommendations for staying fit while traveling And much more!

Resources:

Zero To Travel Facebook pageRiding 16,000 miles blind- Zero To Travel PodcastInspiring Female Adventurers Episode One with Polly Letofsky-  The Only Woman To Walk Around The WorldWalking across America- Zero to Travel PodcastLocation Indie Ellen Miller Everest History- Ellen Miller Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Climb for Literacy Vail Vitality Center The Literacy Project

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

This is a community powered show. Please check in, say hello, share your story, let me know what you think of the podcast, provide suggestions (guests or future topics, etc.) or send me any questions you may have. Contact me at jason@zerototravel.com or via twitter @zerototravel.

You are not alone in your love for travel and I would love your feedback. If you get value from the Zero To Travel Podcast, please leave a quick review on iTunes. Really hoping to get the word out and inspire others to travel on their terms.

And, if you want to keep in touch off the podcast, sign up on zerototravel.com for more travel goodies- articles, videos, giveaways, etc. I will continue to do my best to help you in whatever way I can.

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Travelosophy: The George Costanza Approach To Reaching Your Travel Goals : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travelosophy: The George Costanza Approach To Reaching Your Travel Goals : Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode three of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

What are your travel goals?

Do you think George Costanza from Seinfeld could help you achieve those travel goals?

Listen now to find out:

How to re-invent yourself in the new year How to create a year filled with travel Why doing the 'opposite' could be helpful (in travel and life) How to create a mantra or pep talk to guide you Why being in control of your own destiny is valuable What's happening on Thirsty Thursday's How to break down travel goals and create structure around them How to do everything you want to do in a year And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Zero to Travel Resources Location Indie The Book by Alan Watts Low Cut Connie

Thank you for being a part of Zero To Travel community. I appreciate you and want to wish you and your family and friends a happy and healthy New Year!  Please reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com), twitter @zerototravel, or post a comment below.  I love to hear from listeners.

Subscribe to the Zero To travel podcast and be sure to check out the archives for all past episodes.  Learn about all different ways to explore the world.

What is going to be your theme for this year?

If not now, then when?  Do it now, let's get it started!

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2nd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast
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2nd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast

Happy holidays and welcome to the 2nd annual Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today my wife Anne Dorthe and I are bringing you this episode from our apartment in Oslo, Norway.

We’ll be sharing 12 things we love about Christmas in Norway. It's like the song, The 12 Days of Christmas- Norwegian Style!

We'd like to give you the fun stuff about the holiday's.....the good vibes.

And whether you celebrate Christmas or not I hope you’ll join us today because.....you’re invited to this party!

Listen to this episode now and get ready to practice age old traditions and create new ones, share loads of delicious food, and celebrate togetherness with family, friends, and loved ones.

Thanks you so much for being a part of the Zero To Travel Podcast family and Happy Holidays my friend!

Want to join us on a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and hear more Christmas cheer? Listen to our first Norwegian Christmas Spectacular.

Be sure to leave a bowl of porridge outside the barn for Nisse

Do you have a holiday tradition or want to share your favorite Christmas memory, send me an email (jason@zerototravel.com) or hit me on twitter @zerototravel.

And check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives for all past episodes!

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Travel Weirdness : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Weirdness : Zero To Travel Podcast

What is the weirdest thing you've seen on a trip?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel podcast, you'll hear all about travel weirdness, an interesting interpretation of hell, and different ways to get off the beaten path.

I'm bringing you a special guest at the top of the show.

And, you'll hear from Chris Backe: The nomad travel blogger bringing you One Weird Globe- helping you discover weird and offbeat places when you are traveling.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks. Use promo code 'travel' at checkout for 10% off and a chance to win a $50 holiday package.

Listen in to Learn:

Is food in a tube weird? Would Norway's Russ fly in the USA? How to save money living overseas How to put more money into your awesome fund How to define weird and offbeat (it's all relative....) Pro tips to find places and events on the weird side Why a Buddhist hell temple is kind of crazy Actionable tips to go off the beaten path (not in any guide book) Why learning a bit of the local language can be helpful How some festival activities are NSFW Recommended destinations for some weirdness (you can find weird places anywhere you go) And Much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Brianna Dawes Tortuga Backpacks One Weird Globe Fluent in 3 Months DuoLingo Boryeong Mud Festival Phi Ta Khon Festival Wat Pa Lak Roy Wat Chedi Hoi Choose A Way Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Looking for a specific Zero To Travel podcast? Head over to the archives!

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Travel Meltdowns : Zero To Travel Podcast
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Travel Meltdowns : Zero To Travel Podcast

Do you find this time of year both strange and exciting?

What is your biggest travel meltdown?

In today's Zero To Travel podcast, we're bringing you a different kind of episode: Travel Meltdowns. Hear from people who have 'melted down' all over the world.

Not only here, but we've got a sister episode over at Extra Pack of Peanuts. Tune in there to hear more travel meltdown tales.

Maybe you'll get some ideas on how to avoid a travel meltdown!

Thanks again to Tortuga Backpacks! Use promo code 'travel' for 10% off and a chance to win a special year end prize.

Listen in to Learn:

Ways to game-plan for next year's travel goals How biking around a city can bring new adventures How the Paris bike share program works (or doesn't work...) How to avoid going...zero to angry How to manage travel and a relationship How to regroup and figure out a challenging situation Why meltdowns are often over small things (and emergencies get handled) Ways to prepare for a trip to a new place (to avoid possible meltdown) Why mindset is so important Some antidotes to meltdowns And much more!

Resources:

How to achieve your travel dreams in 2015: Zero to Travel podcast Chris Guillebeau Location Indie Extra Pack of Peanuts Tortuga Backpacks

Have a travel meltdown story? I challenge you to share via twitter or email. Or just check in and say hello!

And I'd be grateful if you could leave me an honest review on iTunes.

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The Only Woman To Walk Around The World: Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Polly Letofsky
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:11:40
The Only Woman To Walk Around The World: Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Polly Letofsky

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you a new series: Inspiring Female Adventurers.

In this series I give the ladies some props and share some amazing things they are doing out in the world.

Whether it is adventure, exploring cultures, overcoming challenges, or just seeing the world, there is something to learn from these amazing female travelers.

Today's guest walked for 5 years straight, through 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles. Her journey was a mission to bring global awareness to breast cancer.

The first woman ever to walk around the world: Polly Letofsky. Read her book 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, and learn all about Polly here.

A special thank you to Tortuga Backpacks for helping make today's episode possible. One lucky Zero To Travel listener will win a bonus package for any purchase made through the end of the year. Be sure to use promo code 'travel' at check out (for 10% off) to qualify for the giveaway.

Listen to Learn:

How to deal with FOMO (can you guess what FOMO stands for?) How to create clarity, creativity, and connectivity through walking How many pairs of shoes you need to walk 14,000 miles How to take the leap from an idea to actually start a journey Why faith and trust in the world makes all the difference How to handle Forrest Gump like status The best ways to 'train' for a 5 year walk Tips to show up and persevere (advice to do something big) Ways to manage the ebb and flow of your emotions Why walking is a great mode of travel How certain sacrifices can lead to future growth Practical tips on bringing big goals and dreams into reality And much more!

Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks Polly Letofsky 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World New Balance Breast Cancer.org Lions Club International Rotary International

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives now!

And lastly, I am grateful for you! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community. Do you have someone you want me to feature or a specific topic to cover? Reach out via email or send me a message on twitter.

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Travelosophy: Gratitude: Zero To Travel Podcast
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 29:12
Travelosophy: Gratitude: Zero To Travel Podcast

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode two of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I'd love to hear what you think. Email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment below if you want to add to this discussion.

Special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's episode! Zero To Travel Podcast listeners get 10% off (use promo code 'travel' at check out). Make a purchase through the end of the year, and one lucky winner will score an awesome prize package ($50 gift card and some other goodies).

Now, let’s dive into today's question...

What is the most powerful emotional tool you have and how can that help you in travel.....and in life?

You'll Learn:

How to transition from working on the road Different ways to land in one spot and have a 'normal' routine Benefits of being a band tour manager Why exploring a new opportunity could be just what you need How to know when to move on from a job Why being aware and making adjustments is key for growth How to get out of a funk How one positive event could change your life Ways to overcome difficult journey's (to feel like yourself again) The magic pill for eliminating problems And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks World Domination Summit The Five Minute Journal Puttylike Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling The Language of Letting Go- Melody Beattie The Untethered Soul- Michael Singer

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River with Tom Allen: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River with Tom Allen: Zero To Travel Podcast

What is the best way to discover the truth about a place and its people?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from author, traveler, and adventure film maker Tom Allen.

He and his buddy Leon McCarron just produced the film Karun- chronicling a recent journey along Iran’s longest river- from source to sea.

You'll gain a new perspective of Iran and see why the Iranian people are famous for their hospitality. You may even be inspired to plan your next trip there!

You'll Learn:

The true definition of 'adventurer' Why Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world The creative process for an adventure film maker Why film is the best way to tell a story about a destination (see what it is really like there) Why the Iranian authorities may question you if you're filming (and how to avoid trouble) How a local Iranian family will invite you into their home (for sweet tea, a meal, and a bed) How to balance film making and travel How intellectual and physical challenges make for a good story How to get involved in a global screening of Karun And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Tom Allen Leon McCarren Karun Film Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen Location Indie Extra Pack of Peanuts Extra Pack of Peanuts- Karun: Leon McCarren

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Travel Mix: The L Edition with Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson: Zero To Travel Podcast
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 35:46
Travel Mix: The L Edition with Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson: Zero To Travel Podcast

The 'Travel Mix' is back in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today's guest co-host is Natalie Sisson, the Suitcase Entrepreneur. She helps people create freedom in business and adventure in life.....and has traveled to nearly 70 countries!

If you're looking to start a lifestyle business check out Natalie's Freedom Plan.

Today you’ll hear us riff about a travel topic starting with the letter L.  Hint: it's all relative to time.

Listen Now! You'll discover:

How intuition helps to make travel decisions How spontaneity can lead to interesting adventures Great resources for last minute travelers The definition of Parkinson’s law for physical spaces How long it takes to pack when living out of a suitcase How to deal with unexpected emergencies that take you off the road How to reconnect with friends when you are always traveling What is really behind a last minute travel decision And much more!

Resources:

Suitcase Entrepreneur House Sitting Academy Hotel Tonight Sky Scanner Google Flights Last Minute Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts Clean and Lean Diet

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Go to the archives!

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Travel Tactics Part 5: How to Travel Indefinitely: Zero To Travel Podcast
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 49:41
Travel Tactics Part 5: How to Travel Indefinitely: Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 5 of Travel Tactics- welcome back! This is the second edition of how to travel indefinitely.

This series gives you a three pronged attack to building a life around long term travel- free flights, inexpensive accommodations, and how to work from the road and earn an income on the road.

Learn from those that have truly been there, done that- Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

You will Learn:

How to travel indefinitely How your state of mind determines your feelings about travel Which credit cards maximize your ability to use miles (to travel anywhere!) Five things to look for when choosing a travel credit card The best cards to get when you are first starting out How you can extend your travel (with one specific strategy) How to spend a small amount of money on accommodations (for long periods of time) The fist thing you need to do to find a 'house sit' Why you don't have to leave your family behind when you travel How to decide where to travel when running a business How to separate tourism and building a business Top hot spots around the world for digital nomads What to expect your first year running a business from the road How to detach yourself from an outcome (to truly learn and grow) And much more!

Resources:

Einstein: His Life and Universe Tortuga Backpacks Extra Pack of Peanuts Professional Hobo Working Road How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World Trusted House Sitters House Carers Mind My House Making It Anywhere Find A Nomad Airbnb

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And you can always get more Zero To Travel podcasts by checking out the archives.

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Lifestyle Design and Beating Your Own Path with Marc Freccero : Zero To Travel Podcast
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:09:08
Lifestyle Design and Beating Your Own Path with Marc Freccero : Zero To Travel Podcast

What is the number one thing you can do to create a lifestyle around something you love...including travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Marc Freccero: DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. He quit his corporate job at an accounting firm to live out of a van to create music.

Marc shares his lifestyle design story when he took off on a 10 month tour of 10 USA cities to produce a song for each city. Check out his tracks on The Light Nearby, as Marc captures the culture, vibe, and ambiance of each city.

Tune In To Learn:

Why you don't need anyone's permission to design your life The first step to make your idea a reality How to make the transition out of a Corporate job How to budget for a 10 month tour How to structure a tour of 10 cities over 10 months The most common objections when trying to get a gig (and how to handle them!) How to soak in the ambiance, energy, and vibe of any city How to make music the soundtrack of your life Top tips for living in a van around the country And much more!

Scroll down to see Marc combining Parkour and Pizza! Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks Extra Pack of Peanuts Location Indie James Altucher Seth Godin Marc Freccero Apex Movement Skrillex Pretty Lights The Light Nearby Project Soylent Breaking Into Event Marketing

Be sure to enter promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks for 10% off.

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives!

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Tales From A Converted School Bus: Working Full Time and Traveling With An Adventure Dog: Zero To Travel Podcast
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Tales From A Converted School Bus: Working Full Time and Traveling With An Adventure Dog: Zero To Travel Podcast

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from a couple who are exploring the USA (with their adventure dog Hilde!) in a converted school bus.

Will & Alyssa needed a bit more space for their gear (and Hilde), so they converted a school bus to their office and sanctuary. They run their tech consulting business on the road, and seek out the best trails and adventures the USA has to offer.

Check out their awesome adventures on Outside Found!

Along with the interview I'll share one of the most enjoyable but least talked about parts of the travel experience?

Listen Now To Learn:

The best ways to leave 'security' behind (and jump into the unknown) How quitting a job can turn out to be a really good decision How to live a sustainable lifestyle from the road (and have incredible experiences!) How to go about converting a school bus Tips to prioritize work and travel while on the road Simple 'rules' to follow when running a business from a school bus How to work around dog restrictions in certain areas The best adventures to take with your dog Top recommendations for dog gear How to overcome the challenges of traveling by school bus And tons more!

Scroll down to check out Will and Alyssa's beautiful school bus home! Resources:

Outside Found Location Indie John Muir Trail Craig Childs- Books Live Your Kurgo Adventure Kurgo Leashes Dam Nation

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A Horseback Ride Across the USA: Zero To Travel Podcast
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2017-10-24 10:41:38 UTC 01:15:00
A Horseback Ride Across the USA: Zero To Travel Podcast

What is your biggest takeaway from your last trip?

'Theme' week continues on the Zero to Travel Podcast as you'll hear another story of travel with a four legged friend.

Meet Jesse (aka Alex) and his horse Pepper. They took off on an amazing 8 month journey across the USA from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Check out Jesse's story on his facebook page, On the Hoof, Sea to Sea.

Jesse took a few similar trips on a moped and flying a small plane. He also rode a motorcycle across the country and bicycled across Canada (where the idea for the Horse trip was born!).

He shares with you his journey within the journey.

Listen now to Learn:

How to Save up money for a trip How to go about buying a horse Where to keep your horse (and how much boarding can cost) How to solidify a bond with a new horse Ways to plan your route when traveling with a horse How to 'stealth camp' with a 950lb animal What to do with the manure The legality of traveling by horseback (no longer living in the old west) How to exercise patience and live in the present moment And much, much more!

Resources:

On the Hoof, Sea to Sea Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling Dan Aadland Atlas & Gazetteers- by State- DeLorme Location Indie Tortuga Backpacks

See below for some additional photos of Jesse and Pepper's trip!

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

And don't forget to use the promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks to get 10% off.

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