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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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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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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.

Thanks again to Tortuga Backpacks!  See how easy it is to never check a bag again.  Special 10% off for Zero To Travel listeners (enter promo code 'travel' at check out).

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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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, go to the archives!

Subscribe on iTunes now.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am EST

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.
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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!

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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.

And to get more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives!

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am EST

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

Want more Zero To Travel tips, insights, and advice? Check out the archives here!

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

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.

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

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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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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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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EST

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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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 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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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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Direct download: Zero_To_Travel_Fabian.mp3
Category:travel, podcast -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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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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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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Direct download: ZTT092_Natalie.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Direct download: ZTT086AppORama.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

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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Direct download: ZTT085Emma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EST

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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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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Direct download: ZTT83_Francois.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

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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Direct download: ZTT082_Alastair.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In this jam session Trav and Jason share why audio is such a great way to create content for any digital nomad business, the many benefite of the audio format and why you shouldn't be intimidated about using it as a content creation tool.

Direct download: 01_Why_Audio_Content_ROCKS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

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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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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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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Direct download: 70_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_070__Romance_on_The_Road.mp3
Category:travel, podcast -- posted at: 8:04am EST

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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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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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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Direct download: 67_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_067__16_Ways_To_Meet_Locals_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:travel, podcast -- posted at: 5:27am EST

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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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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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

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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

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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!

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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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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

Colin's books
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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

Photo courtesy of Human Earth Project
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