Tue, 30 December 2014
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.
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
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Mon, 22 December 2014
Happy holidays and welcome to the 1st annual Norwegian Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!
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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Tue, 16 December 2014
*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....
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
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Tue, 9 December 2014
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
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:
So let’s begin with a simple and straightforward piece of advice.
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.
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.”)
Tue, 2 December 2014
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.
How a Land Rover overland trip differs from a typical backpacking experience
Are you ready to travel overland?
Independent Travel Gold Overland Podcast
Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum
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Tue, 25 November 2014
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."
How simple living makes moneyless travel possible
Resources From This Show
Photo from Rob's Website
My 1st interview with Rob
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Tue, 18 November 2014
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
Resources From This Show
Workflowing - Mike's Podcast
Why The Approach Is More Important Than The Application
I own the Five Minute Journal and absolutely love it.
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Tue, 11 November 2014
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
No Barriers USA
Voices For Vets
photo courtesy of Kayaking Blind
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Tue, 4 November 2014
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
Tue, 28 October 2014
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
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Fluent In 3 Months International Best Selling Book by Benny Lewis
Hammocks & Hard Drives by Dave Dean