Mon, 30 March 2015
How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring : Epic Bike Rides With Casey Greene : Zero To Travel Podcast
In this - the final episode of our Epic Bike Rides Week series -, I speak with Casey Greene.
Casey works as a cartographer for the Adventure Cycling Association – a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire people to explore the world by bike. That means Casey gets paid to create and update maps and bike routes. What an exciting job!
Casey is also a pioneer in a new form of bike touring. In this episode, he talks about that, what it means for the future of bike touring, and how to plan the perfect bike trip.
Listen in to find out:
The two different ways to view adventure cycling
Casey Greene’s blog
To listen to the other podcast episodes in this series, see the cycle touring archive.
Direct download: 84_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_084__How_to_Design_Your_Bike_Trip__The_Future_of_Adventure_Cycle_Touring___Epic_Bike_Rides_With_Casey_Greene.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT
Sun, 29 March 2015
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."
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Give this podcast a listen now and you'll learn:
What it is like to settle into a trip like this
Adventure Cycling Association
Want more cycle touring travel podcasts? Check this out.
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Sat, 28 March 2015
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.
As a pioneer in the concept of microadventures, Alastair believes that people can have proper, life changing adventures close to home with little money.
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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
My favorite quote from this interview:
'The whole planet is waiting on your front door step.'
cover photo and map photo courtesy of Alastair Humphreys
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Fri, 27 March 2015
How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron : Zero To Travel Podcast
Epic Bike Rides Week continues!
If you haven't already, make sure you enter our competition to win a free 6 month membership to the Adventure Cycling Association. All you have to do is share your favorite Epic Bike Rides episode on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EpicBikeRides. Easy!
Otherwise, let's get to today's interview!
Today I speak with Leon McCarron about his many epic bike rides and how he become a professional adventurer.
Listen in to find out how to document your adventures while you're on the road, how to adapt to normal life once your adventure ends, and how to get started with your first cycling trip.
In this episode, you'll learn:
Why it’s hard to adjust back to normal life after an extended trip and how to deal with that
Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
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.
Direct download: 81_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_081__How_To_Become_a_Professional_Adventurer__Inspirational_Tales_From_Two_Wheels__Epic_Bike_Rides_With_Leon_McCarron.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:29am EDT
Thu, 26 March 2015
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
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!
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
* Tom and Leon (another #epicbikerides week guest) re making 2 new films! Want to help out? You can support their kickstarter here.
Tom’s Bike Trip
Stayed tuned for more great episodes this week, by following #EpicBikeRides on social media!
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Direct download: 80_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_080__Personal__Meaningful_Journeys_By_Bicycle__Epic_Bike_Rides_With_Tom_Allen.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 8:22am EDT
Wed, 25 March 2015
Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor : Zero To Travel Podcast
Epic Bike Rides Week continues today with this interview with Shirine Taylor from A Wandering Photo.
Shirine is a long-term traveler who sees the world from the saddle of her bicycle. Although she now travels with her parter Kevin, she has a lot of experience of solo adventure cycling around the world, which she shares with us in this interview.
To find out the single best starter trip for a budding cyclist, as well as Shirine's top tips for female travelers, listen to today's podcast using the player above or by subscribing in iTunes or on Stitcher.
You will also learn:
The difference between lifestyle and vacation when you live on the road
Episode 1 of the Epic Bike Rides Week series: No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the third episode in our Epic Bike Rides Week series!
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Direct download: 79_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_079__Solo_Adventure_Cycling_Around_The_World__Epic_Bike_Rides_With_Shirine_Taylor.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:47am EDT
Tue, 24 March 2015
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast
Today's podcast episode is the first in our Epic Bike Rides Week series! This week I'll be speaking to six incredible individuals who have been on some epic bike rides. Whole families, solo females, British adventurers... We've got it all covered!
First up, I speak with George Mahood, who set off to cycle the full length of Great Britain with nothing but his underwear! No clothes, no money, and no bike! If that's not epic, I don't know what is!
In today's episode of the podcast, you will learn:
Why George and Ben decided to cycle the length of Great Britain with no clothes
To get involved in the conversation about George's trip, use the hashtag #epicbikerides on Twitter!
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Direct download: 78_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_078__No_Pants._No_Money._No_Problem_Epic_Bike_Rides_With_George_Mahood.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:05am EDT
Thu, 19 March 2015
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 To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in time for next week's epic bike rides series!
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Direct download: 77_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_077__How_To_Take_A_Leap_of_Faith_and_Change_Your_Life_with_Jana_Schuberth.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:07am EDT
Tue, 17 March 2015
How to Travel with Less Money, Start Working on the Road, and Never Settle Down, with Nora Dunn : Zero To Travel Podcast
This is a very special episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, because I got to sit down with Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo in person, to talk about full-time travel.
Nora has been travelling full-time for eight years and she's just written a book called Live and Work from Anywhere.
In this episode, we talk about settling down, saving for travel, how much money you need to travel long-term, and how to work from the road.
Listen to the podcast to learn:
Why Nora hates the phrase “to settle down”
The Professional Hobo
Direct download: 76_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_076__How_to_Travel_with_Less_Money_Start_Working_on_the_Road_and_Never_Settle_Down_with_Nora_Dunn.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 8:18am EDT
Tue, 10 March 2015
How To Pack Light Plus The Secret To Creating A Physical Travel Product With Fred from Tortuga Backpacks : Zero To Travel Podcast
In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I share my golden rule for how to pack light. I also speak with Fred Perrotta from Tortuga Backpacks about packing so that you never need to check a bag again, the backpack problem he solved, and creating a physical product.
Whether you just want to find out how to save space in your luggage, or you have an idea for a physical product and you'd like to know what bringing that idea to market would involve, you're guaranteed to get a lot out of this interview.
One last thing before you dive in: this interview comes with a discount code to get 10% off Tortuga Backpacks. Simply click this link and use the code ZERO when you check out to save yourself some money.
Watch this Tortuga Daypack Review to learn more:
In this interview, you will learn:
The golden rule for packing: how to minimize what you bring to maximize your pleasure
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Don't forget to check out Tortuga Backpacks and use the discount code ZERO to get 10% off!
Direct download: 75_Zero_To_Travel_Podcast_075__How_To_Pack_Light_and_Tight_Plus_The_Secret_To_Creating_A_Physical_Travel_Product_With_Fred_from_Tortuga_Backpacks.mp3
Category:travel, podcast -- posted at: 11:46am EDT