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

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!

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Direct download: ZTT_Nikel_mixdown.mp3
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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:

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Direct download: ZTT_Fred_DNX_mixdown.mp3
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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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Direct download: ZTT_Natalie_S_mixdown.mp3
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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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Direct download: ZTT_Biciclown.mp3
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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!

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Direct download: ZTT_Tim_Richards.mp3
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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:

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Feature photo courtesy of Making Sense Of Cents

Direct download: ZTT_Sense_of_Cents.mp3
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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

Direct download: ZTT_Grateful_Gypsies_mixdown.mp3
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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

Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

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:

Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

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Direct download: ZTT_Quinta_mixdown.mp3
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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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Direct download: ZTT_Aiman_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

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:

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Direct download: ZTT_Ka_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT