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

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

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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!

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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