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

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
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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 EDT

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 EDT

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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