Zero To Travel Podcast

Want a simple way to make sure you do everything you want to in business, travel and life in 2017. Listen to this show!

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Welcome to a very special holiday podcast, our 3rd annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular!!!!

Grab a warm beverage (or a cold one if you prefer!), relax and cozy up by the fire with us as we share nine delightful Norwegian holiday traditions that "Jul" be sure to love.

Drinking the famous Julebrus
Drinking the famous Julebrus

Along the way you'll discover our favorite Nordic holiday happenings from quaint Christmas markets to traditional food, drink, music, and so much more.

Oslo at Christmas
Oslo at Christmas

Don't miss this once a year podcast event that's sure to leave you filled up with joy and holiday cheer.

Jukemarket
Jukemarket

Want more holiday fun? Listen to our last two Norwegian Christmas Spectacular Episodes:

In this podcast special you'll join us for a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and much more. Listen now.

In this show we count down the 12 days of Christmas, Norwegian style! Listen now.

We wish you and yours, a God Jul (Norwegian for Merry Christmas) and a Happy New Year!

3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

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Do you want to make next year your best travel year ever?

Ever wonder the best way to pack for a trip?

Well, today you'll hear a simple strategy to make your travel dreams become a reality. Plus, you'll get all kinds of practical, core, awesome travel advice centered around packing.

My buddy and packing expert Fred Perrotta (from Tortuga backpacks) is in the house today! Get ready to hear some expert packing tips in our Top 14 Ninja Packing Moves.

Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack and get a special discount for listening. It's a perfect gift for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why not to worry about "just in case" stuff
  • How to pull off an inspector gadget trick when carrying-on
  • The true amount of time to pack for (no matter how long your trip)
  • The benefit of "leave behinds"
  • What to wear on the flight (instead of putting it in your bag)
  • Where to pack your shoes
  • The best fabrics to wear
  • How to maximize a day pack when getting on a plane
  • How a stuff sack can save your stuff
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Ninja_Packing_Moves.mp3
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Can YOU retire early and travel the world?

What does it really take to retire early?

Today you’re going to hear a totally different approach that might forever change the way you think about your work, your finances, and how travel ties in with that....

And today's show is kind of a big deal- you'll hear from Anita Dhake who retired in her 30's (yes, her 30's!) and enjoys traveling the world! Anita is known online as ‘Thrifty Girl’ and she is here to share some advice on early retirement, the lifestyle around that, and how you can start taking steps today to make it happen.

Quick thank you to Tortuga backpacks for supporting today's show! Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

 

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to create motivation to retire early
  • Ways to 'UP' your gratitude level
  • How to overcome the biggest obstacle (that people don't realize)
  • Why you need to "spend thoughtfully" to create happiness
  • How much you really need to sacrifice (to retire early)
  • Actionable steps towards early retirement
  • How to get excited about tracking your expenses and budgeting
  • Ways to put relationships first
  • How to go out and do stuff in the world every day
  • One essential item for your health (as a nomad)
  • Travel recommendations (from someone who has been to 52 countries and counting!)
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Anita.mp3
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How are you spicing up your next trip?

Are you ready for an authentic food quest?

Tune in today to hear 5 ways to add another exciting layer to your next travel experience....something a little extra.

Plus, you'll hear about one of my favorite parts of travel – Food! My guests today traded in their corporate jobs in 2015 to eat their way around the world. They recently published their first book, Authentic Food Quest Argentina: A Guide To Eat Your Way Authentically Through Argentina.

Rosemary and Claire are on a mission to transform traveler’s experiences through the discovery and knowledge of authentic food. They took a 6 month food journey starting in South America and then headed to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru!

Get ready for a special treat and some mouth watering fun!

Special thanks to Tortuga backpacks for sponsoring today's show.  Looking for an awesome travel backpack or a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get 10% off the Tortuga Backpack using the promo code TRAVEL at checkout!

Listen To Learn:

  • How to build your best trip
  • How to live the life you truly want
  • Why passion is key to starting a business
  • Why being open to change (and evolving) can make all the difference
  • The real process of transition to travel
  • The best ways to create sustainable living
  • How to make a business work for the long term (don't think about plan B)
  • Daily life of the Authentic Food Quest
  • The 4 steps to find “Authentic” food experiences
  • How to unite around food
  • The best way to shape your entire travel experience
  • The "dream meals" of Rosemary and Claire
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Authentic_Food_Quest.mp3
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"Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That is why it is called the present."  -Bil Keane 

Looking for great travel gift ideas?

Tune in today for Part Two of 20 Travel Gift Ideas!

In this episode, I sit down my wife Anne Dorthe to share 3 cost saving tips around actual travel experience gifts (hear the most valuable gift you can give someone).  

Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks pays us another visit to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for long term travel.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

Travel Gift Ideas:

Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249)
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Shorts - Kuhl Renegade Shorts ($70)

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Pants - prAna Stretch Zion Pants ($85)

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Book- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts ($11.60)

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AccessoriesKindle Paperwhite ($119.99)

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Book Recommendations:
I Am Pilgrim ($10.11)
Into Thin Air ($9.29)
The Sex Lives of Cannibals 
($11.66)
River Town 
($9.27)
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking 
($19.04)

 

Rock Star Status- How to Apply for Global Entry ($100)

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Pants- Outlier Slim Dungarees ($198)

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Gear- Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen ($8.49)

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Gear- Moleskine Classic Notebook ($17.96)

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Travel Towel - Pack Towel ($10-$40)

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Leggings- Girlfriend Collective (First pair free)

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Water Bottle  - Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle ($8.95)

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Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Gift_Ideas_Part_2.mp3
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What was the best travel gift you have ever received?

How do you come up with travel gift ideas?

Well, be sure to tune into this two part series to get a list of 20 travel gift ideas!

In this episode, my wife Anne Dorthe stops by to discuss actual travel experience gift ideas and 3 tips for knocking it out of the park if you want those gifts to mean something (think the spirit of travel). Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks returns to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for the digital nomad.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

 

Travel Gift Ideas:

Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249)
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Liner - Cocoon CoolMax Mummy ($45.95)

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Socks - REI Lightweight Merino Wool Hiking Socks ($10.79)

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Laptop - Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Hard Drive, OS X Yosemite) ($1,199.99)

macbook-pro

Smartphone - iPhone 6se ($549.95)

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Laptop Case - Thule Gauntlet 13 inch Macbook Sleeve ($49.95)

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Case for Phone - OtterBox DEFENDER iPhone 6/6s Case ($25.37)

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External Hard Drive - Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 ($54.99)

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Laptop Stand - Roost Laptop Stand - Portable & Adjustable (For Apple MacBook and PC) ($74.95)

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Adapter - Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo ($21.80)

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Travel App- TripIt Pro Travel App ($49/year)
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Music- Spotify Premium ($9.99/month)
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Headphones - Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones ($349)
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Tripod - Gorilla Pod ($14.99)

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Lightning Connector cable - Segawoot Apple MFi Certified Lightning Connector and Micro USB Nylon Braided Charging/SYNC Cable($13.99)

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Resources:

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Note: This article contains affiliate links. As an affiliate partner, if you chose to purchase any items through my links, I will get a small commission at ZERO extra cost to you and you’ll be supporting my work – thank you for that!

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What is a Nomad Capitalist?

Well, who better to learn from than “The Nomad Capitalist” himself, Andrew Henderson.

Andrew has become an expert at operating businesses around the world, managing overseas bank accounts, real estate, and even securing 2nd passports and citizenship's for himself and his clients.

He helps you keep more of your money by finding the best countries in the world to LEGALLY move your businesses for tax reductions, immigration, and investments.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Want the perfect travel backpack or looking for a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why geography is no longer a limiting factor
  • How you can exponentially improve your living situation
  • Can you legally live, bank and work in countries around the world
  • The best countries to go to if you’re considering escaping yours
  • Ways to become a citizen of the world
  • Four ways to get a passport
  • How to avoid paying heavy taxes in a country you no longer live
  • Is it possible to travel the world with bank accounts all in different countries (think Jason Bourne)
  • The best advice for average digital nomad
  • Legal ways to put money offshore and avoid taxes (in an ethical way)
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Andrew_Hendersen.mp3
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Have you ever thought about Trekking Nepal?

Today you'll get a little something different with an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard! Tune in now to get a sneak peek of Episode 1.

My wife Anne Dorthe and I are taking you to the beautiful country of Nepal through a unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary): Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide | A Zero To Travel Podcast Series

What you'll get:

  • We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to remote Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beyond.
  • Along the way, you’ll discover Nepalese Culture, learn about her history, and meet her famous friendly people.
  • Enjoy the sounds of the villages, the music, the spinning prayer wheels, and the gentle wisdom of our Nepalese guide, Samir, as he shares insightful and practical information for trekking in the Himalayan Mountains.

Listen now to experience this one-of-a-kind audio adventure, and learn how to plan your own trek in Nepal. Don’t wait! Subscribe now to get access to the entire series.

Namaste

Direct download: ZTT_Trekking_Nepal.mp3
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What is the most unusual place you’ve slept while traveling?

And what is one style of accommodations that you'll have to add to your bucket list?

Tune in now to find out!

Plus, you'll learn what it's like to transition to a life on the road. Zero To Travel community members Paula and Perry recently quit their successful corporate jobs for long term travel with a longer term goal of creating a new location independent lifestyle!

You'll hear their journey before the journey, get valuable tips and advice, and maybe some of their stories will inspire you to make it happen for yourself.

Many thanks to Fred at Tortuga Backpacks for supporting today's show. Need a great gift for yourself or another travel lover? Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to create a "lifestyle overhaul"
  • How learning to live with less can transform your life
  • Why transitioning to long term travel can be a challenge
  • What you have to sacrifice for long term travel
  • How long you many need to learn how to live life on the road
  • How to plan for long term travel
  • What things can set you up for success on the road
  • Practical ways to downsize (detachment is key)
  • Why you may need less money than you first thought
  • How to build your relationship (while preparing and traveling)
  • What to pack for a long term trip
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Do you get confused by the ever-shifting carry on baggage rules?

Do you love flying? Do you hate flying? You are going to have to do it when you travel, so it doesn’t really matter.....

Do you know how to get the lowest airfare for your next trip?

Tune in today to get the definitive guide to know exactly what you can carry on these days.  Plus, you'll get 5 tips to help you get the lowest airfare for your next trip.

Carry on baggage rules can be very specific, so who better to learn from than the co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta. Welcome back to the show Fred!

And as a special deal, Tortuga Backpacks is giving a 10% discount to all Zero To Travel listeners. Need an awesome new pack for your next trip, or thinking of a great gift for your travel friend?  Just enter the discount code 'travel' at check out.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to save money by not checking a bag
  • How to increase your chances of finding the lowest fare
  • The best ways to travel carry on only
  • How to maximize the carry on option
  • What exactly is the mysterious personal item
  • A good rule of thumb for carry on baggage rules
  • Which airlines are more strict when it comes to carry on
  • What type of carry on offers more flexibility (and less chance of checking it!)
  • How to follow the 3-1-1 rule
  • How to use teamwork to distribute weight
  • And much more!

Resources:

Don't forget to enter discount code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks for 10% off!

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Photo courtesy of Tortuga Backpacks

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Today you'll get a glimpse inside Myanmar with Dustin Main.

Dustin is a talented photographer, location independent entrepreneur, and helps travelers with technology through his website Too Many Adapters. Plus he has become a go to expert on travel in Myanmar and today he shares why Myanmar should be on your travel radar.

Dustin Main has traveled to Myanmar more than a dozen times, spending more than a year in the country and has documented the changing stories of the Myanmar people through This Myanmar Life.

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Listen Now To Learn:

  • What is the draw to Myanmar
  • What creates a sense of urgency to visit Myanmar
  • Ways to have beautiful experiences with locals
  • A simple tip to be a rockstar in Myanmar
  • Where the magic really happens in Myanmar (and how to let it come to you)
  • How to use reverse engineering to travel hack Myanmar
  • Why to follow the lunar calendar when traveling to Myanmar
  • Where to find one of the most favorite places to photograph (in the world!)
  • The best things and places to eat in Myanmar
  • And Much more!

Resources:

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Photos courtesy of Dustin Main

Direct download: ZTT_Dustin_Destination.mp3
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Why is it so important to consider alternatives in travel and life?

Today my friend Blake Boles stops by share his insights into alternative education and adventures. Blake has a mission to help people discover self-directed learning and helps them blaze their own trails through life, including the option to build a life around travel if you so desire.

One of the ways he accomplishes this is as the director of Unschool Adventures- Trips and Programs for Self-Directed Young Adults.

Listen today to gain a better understanding not only about organized self-directed learning, but also what approaches you can take in your travels so you can learn more than you ever thought was possible (about yourself and the world!).

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

You'll hear all about:

  • Reshaping the world of education
  • Alternative education
  • Travel as a tool for self-growth
  • The transient lifestyle (being nomadic)
  • Using thought experiments to redesign your life around travel
  • Taking the traditional path to get to the non-traditional path
  • The argument around why not to go to college (and what you could do instead with that money)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

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Direct download: ZTT_Blake_Boles.mp3
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Why should you go to The Republic of Georgia?

What makes Georgia a worthwhile destination to consider?

Well you're in for a real treat today as my great friend and business partner, Travis Sherry (from Extra Pack of Peanuts) stops by to share his stories of a recent visit to The Republic of Georgia. Find out why it is a magical place!

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Tune in Now To Learn:

  • How to become a novelty when you travel
  • How the Republic of Georgia lives up to tales of amazing hospitality
  • One of the top reasons you should travel
  • Why drinking homemade wine is awesome (and why it happens often in Georgia)
  • The best thing to do in Georgia
  • How to get around Georgia
  • Where you can get the most fresh and amazing food in the world
  • Why Georgia is one of the safest countries
  • The best places to stay in the Republic of Georgia
  • How to easily stay connected in Georgia (if you really need it)
  • And much more!

Resources:

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

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Direct download: ZTT_Georgia.mp3
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What do you think about Solo Travel?
Why should you do it?
Why should you consider it?

I'll give you 3 reasons why I absolutely adore it!

Today you'll hear all about solo travel from my friend Henry. We met at a hostel in Istanbul, Turkey and decided to share our solo travel stories with you!

Plus, when arriving in a country for the first time, how do you get from the airport to your accommodations? Tune in to hear how to do it affordably, without hassle, and without a smart phone!

A Solo Travel Lovefest- Hanging with local Kurds with the best damn mustaches I've ever seen
Hanging with local Kurds with the best damn mustaches I've ever seen

Listen Now to Learn:

  • One thing that can make you fall in love with travel
  • How to feed your travel soul
  • Why you are never alone when you solo travel
  • One of the best ways to travel
  • How to realize that something is actually possible
  • How to gain confidence and trust in yourself
  • One of the best parts of traveling
  • Ways to save the most money while solo traveling
  • The magic of solo travel
  • And much more!
A Solo Travel Lovefest- mural of turkey
Mural of Turkey

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself."
-Laurence Sterne

Direct download: ZTT_Henry.mp3
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What is something you can do to open up more travel and more adventure in your life?

You'll hear all about this today as well as the 3 biggest tips to succeed at creating a location independent business.

And who better to learn from than my friend Matt Giovanisci! He is a relentlessly creative Location Independent Entrepreneur, runs many online businesses, and he'll show you real-time experiments in making money online. Head over to Money Lab to check out his experiments and learn how you can start or grow your own LI business. It's a no hype, totally transparent, one of a kind experience that you are going to love!

Tune in to Learn:

  • The definition of a true friend
  • How to go after your Vision Quest
  • How to take your first step to relocate
  • A great way to learn about a new place
  • The difference between livers (not your organ) and growers
  • One way to help you change as a person
  • Why listening to Gloria Estefan will help you
  • How many years it will take for your online business to be successful
  • The reason most businesses fail
  • Why getting too much education can hurt you
  • How to create a new source of energy to keep your business going
  • And much more!

Resources:

Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Photo courtesy of @MattGiovanisci

Direct download: ZTT_Matt_Leaving_Home.mp3
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"Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource"
-Tony Robbins

What is the ultimate resource for extending your travels?

Today you'll hear all about about:

  • Utilizing your resources
  • Long term travel
  • The Best places in the World to work
  • The Location Independence scene
  • And much more!

And you get the privilege to learn from Stu Jones- a bloke from down under who has been traveling and living the location independent lifestyle for the last 18 years! He is the founder of Coworkation- running co-working trips to inspiring places around the world for current and budding location independent entrepreneurs.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • One of the most beautiful things about travel
  • How to make Location Independence sustainable
  • How to set up your Location Independent Lifestyle
  • What gives you an excuse to travel to a place you love
  • Why it's way less risky to bet on yourself
  • How to supercharge your business and work to the next level
  • The main benefits of the Location Independent Lifestyle
  • How to find out if the digital nomad lifestyle is for you

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Direct download: ZTT_Coworkation.mp3
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What is the hardest part of long term travel?

You'll hear my thoughts on this and you'll hear what it's like to transition from a steady job to a life of travel.

Melinda DiOrio stops by to give us her insights on how she left her Corporate job to travel, learn yoga, and see the world. She is a travel photographer and certified yoga teacher committed to a life of exploration!

Check out her travel photography and yoga journey at Melinda DiOrio.

Melinda DiOrio

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to go on a liberating journey
  • Ways to re-frame your lifestyle
  • How long it can really take to make the leap to travel
  • One thing that can help force change
  • Tips to get comfortable on facing the unknown
  • A strategy to overcome your fears
  • How to take advantage of abundance
  • How to design your own situation (your life!)
  • What truly makes you better at any craft
  • How to overcome challenges of a new phase of life
  • And much more!

Resources:

Melinda DiOrio

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Photos courtesy of Melinda DiOrio

Direct download: ZTT_Melinda.mp3
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How do you fulfill your personal legend (your dreams) doing the things you were meant to do?

What do you do if you don’t know what you’re meant to do?

Tune in today to hear insights on these questions plus you'll hear from a man who seems to be living his own legend to the fullest- Stephen "Beaver" Harris. The Beaver has traveled to 90 countries over the last 10+ years! And last year he had the Best Job on The Planet- being sent to 51 European cities to stay in hostels, party, and write about it.

Plus, the Beaver will give you a feel for what it is like to travel solo through the heart of Africa for 6 months!

Check out his stories of adventure and misadventure over at Big Beaver Diaries!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What can be the hardest choice you have in life
  • How to get exposed to things you've never imagined
  • How to live through 'groundhog' day partying at hostels
  • How to make the best of the worst possible situation
  • Ways to have a truly authentic experience in Europe (or wherever you travel)
  • How to get a true cultural exchange in Africa
  • What hospitality is really like in Africa
  • How much money you need for 6 months in Africa
  • The craziest and strangest thing you can do in Columbia
  • And Much more!

Resources:

Don't forget to head over to the archives for all past Zero to Travel episodes!

Photo courtesy of @BigBeaverDiaries

 

 

Direct download: ZTT_The_Beav.mp3
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What do you think about solo road tripping?

Yes, you'll hear about road trippin' again, but it's that time of year! So get ready and strap in....

My guest today is going to give you the goods on solo road tripping. She just finished a 2+ month long solo road trip across the USA and back to California! Congratulations Katie Doherty.

Today you'll hear all about:

  • Road tripping by yourself
  • How to use new media and dating apps to help fund your travels
  • Photography
  • Unexpectedly great things to see in the USA
  • How to earn money while traveling
  • And just a hodgepodge of various topics around road trips

Find out about Katie's work and check out her photography at LA ROUSSE PHOTO.

Solo Road Tripping With Katie Doherty

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to make a solo road trip happen
  • Ways to live on your own schedule and your own terms
  • A great way to connect with locals
  • How to easily record money spent on gas, hours driven, and miles driven
  • How to make money while you sleep
  • Tools used to run a successful eCommerce business
  • Why solo road tripping is safe
  • And tons more!

Resources:

Solo Road Tripping With Katie Doherty

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Photos courtesy of LA ROUSSE PHOTO

Direct download: ZTT_Katie_D.mp3
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Is travel something worth fighting for?

Maybe you should ask Tom Turcich! He spent many years saving, planning, and preparing; always keeping his
dream alive.

Tom Turcich has been walking from NJ to Ecuador the past 15 months and over the next 4 years plans on walking on every continent. You can follow his adventure at The World Walk.

Tune in today to hear his story and learn why he’s doing it, how he affords it, and what it’s like to slow travel by foot, plus so much more!

Savanna

And You'll Learn:

  • Why travel is truly important
  • Why you need to seize the day
  • How to forget the rules
  • How to simplify long term travel
  • How to deal with gradual shifts of climate and culture
  • Ways to deal with strangers and strange encounters
  • How much it costs to per day to walk around the world
  • The best source of motivation

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

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Photo's courtesy of Tom Turcich:
World Walk Photos
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Direct download: ZTT_Tom_Walking_the_World.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Ready for some more road trippin'?

Buckle up for Part Two of 32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule!

What are your reasons why road trips rule?

Let's hit the open road and have some fun!

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by again to discuss our top 8 reasons why road trips rule.

Can you guess the number one reason?

Tune in now to learn the reasons road trips rule:

  • Where you get to sleep
  • Getting happy
  • Goofiness with other road trippers
  • New potentials
  • Connecting with others
  • What sparks imagination and wanderlust
  • Getting into a Zen-like state
  • How to feel alive
  • Fun and games
  • Flexibility for authenticity
  • And many more reasons!

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for all past Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Direct download: ZTT_Road_Trips_Part_2.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Is there anything better than a good old fashioned road trip?

We don't think so.

Hitting the open road with nowhere to go, nowhere to be, totally free.

Maybe you have some reasons why road trips rule!

In this episode my biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to riff on the 32 reasons why road trips rule! Today we break down each of our rankings 16 to 9. Be sure to tune in next week as we break down our rankings 8 to 1!

What you'll learn about why road trips rule:

  • The build up before a road trip happens
  • The road side accommodations
  • Having no real agenda
  • Continuing family traditions
  • Pulling out the cooler at a random picnic table
  • Finding your own bathroom wherever you are
  • Trivia!
  • Breweries
  • Blaring music with the windows down
  • And many more reasons!

Resources:

Check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Direct download: ZTT_Road_Trips_Part_1_1.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Ready for more travel tips and advice?

It's time to get your most pressing travel questions answered in Part 4 of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions!

Have a travel question for the next episode? Want some travel strategies that could help you on your next travel adventure?

Please email me at jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Tune in today to get insights on the following:

  • How to convince a partner to travel when they are afraid to go
  • What to pack for a round the world (RTW) trip with multiple climates
  • Should you travel with debt
  • And much more!

Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Direct download: ZTT_Listener_Qs_Part_4.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

How can you make your location dependent career (or job) location independent?

Plus, what is your favorite city activity?

In today's episode you'll get the answers to these questions plus get some insight on the following:

  • Are entrepreneurs born or bred?
  • Can anyone work for themselves?
  • How do you structure and pitch remote work agreements?
  • What is the value of not working while you travel?

And who better to give you these insights than my friend and Business Coach Emily Utter. She helps adventurous entrepreneurs get clarity around what type of business to run from the road. And then gives them an actionable plan to fuse that with the flexibility and freedom we need as travelers.  Check out Emily's work here.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to design your business to support your lifestyle
  • The very powerful first question to always ask (mindset advice)
  • How to find creative approaches to every business
  • Recommendations for aligning with your priorities
  • How to straddle travel and business in a healthy way
  • How to overcome the biggest struggle for entrepreneurs
  • How to get over the 'fraud syndrome' when becoming a coach
  • The first steps to take to become a coach
  • General rates for Business coaches
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

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

What is your latest travel related debate?

What is your favorite way to travel- slow or fast?

In today's episode, my buddy and biz partner Travis from The Extra Pack of Peanuts stops by for the Great Debate- slow travel vs fast travel.

In one corner, we have Jason with slow travel. In the other corner, we have Travis with fast travel. Ding Ding. The verbal beat-down is on!

Who will come out on top? Who will present the best argument?

You decide!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why the speed of travel is all relative
  • The top reason slow travel is the best
  • How to make fast travel less stressful
  • What forces you to get out and make the most of every day
  • The best ways to uncover hidden gems
  • The best way to get a sample of a city (to see if you want to come back!)
  • How to increase your buffer zone for things to happen
  • How to get that young vibrant travel attitude (back)
  • How to save money with either method
  • The key to making fast travel much more effective
  • How to be a winner either way
  • The beauty of the Location Independent lifestyle

Resources:

Don't forget to head over to the archives for all past Zero To Travel Podcast episodes!

Direct download: ZTT_Fast_Vs_Slow.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

What do you do when you first get home after a long trip?

Plus, is travel really just an excuse to run away from your problems?

Brendan Leonard stops by to give his insights on these questions plus adventure travel for all levels, sobriety while traveling, and so much more!

Brendan shares humor, essays and stories of adventure on his website Semi-Rad and he is the author of several books including his new memoir about how he turned his life around and found redemption through climbing and world travel- Sixty Meters to Anywhere.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • The Big Bang Theory of Extreme Joy
  • How to re-invent yourself
  • How climbing can give you an identity
  • How to confront your true feelings (to figure out who you really are)
  • A great way of looking at the world
  • Advice to handle pressures of drinking
  • How years and years of hard work will pay off
  • How to go from semi-rad to totally rad
  • How to travel the western US on the cheap
  • And much more!

Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Photo credit: Semi-Rad

Direct download: ZTT_Brendan_Leonard.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Is travel insurance worth it?

Anything can happen anywhere at anytime....

Tune in today to hear how the unsexy topic of travel insurance can be fun, exciting, and even entertaining.

You'll hear from former reporter and current travel junkie Phil Sylvester. He's head of content at World Nomads- an online travel company that provides specialized travel insurance and travel safety services for independent, volunteer, and student travelers in more than 150 countries!

Get a FREE Travel Insurance quote from my favorite Travel Insurance company- World Nomads.

Welcome to Travel Insurance 101!!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • Why you should be a 'fan' of travel insurance
  • Who needs travel insurance and why
  • What things aren't covered
  • What's covered in regards to trip cancellation, trip interruption, and missed connections
  • What is covered in regards to property
  • Best practices for documenting what you have (to make claims easier)
  • What is covered for medical
  • What obscure adventure activities aren’t covered (World Nomads insurance covers over 200!)
  • Why it's a good idea to keep your insurance in your home country
  • The real reason you get travel insurance
  • How long before a trip you should buy insurance
  • And much more!

Resources:

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, go to the archives!

Direct download: ZTT_Nomads_Phil.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

What is the new American dream?

Is it to sell everything and hit the road for a life of full time travel?

Well tune in today to hear from Bryanna who's family has done just that! Her and her husband Craig sold their 3000sq ft house and pretty much everything in it- to travel the USA and live full time in an RV (with 4 kids and 2 dogs!).

You'll hear about the adjustments that had to be made and how they were able to create their new American dream.

Plus get a behind the curtain look at their RV life on the road at Crazy Family Adventure!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to truly downsize and change your life
  • The best way to determine if you can live in an RV full time
  • Why going public with your dreams will help make them happen
  • How to see that your new American dream is possible
  • How to deepen your family bond through travel
  • The challenges of moving from 3000sq ft to 400sq ft
  • How to afford the full time travel RV lifestyle
  • The benefits of radical unschooling
  • How to make good friends while on the road
  • How to feel like you are not totally crazy
  • And much more!

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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

Have you ever thought about living a nomad life?

What makes someone live a nomad life?

Today's guest shares with you his unique perspectives around travel and living life on the road full time. He's been living the nomad life for the last five years!

Please welcome my friend Gary from NOMADS - a life of cheap/free travel.

Today he'll share the following:

  • How he has has spent no money while traveling through Scandinavia (notoriously one of the most expensive areas of the world)
  • What he feels makes travel important to growth
  • Hitchhiking stories and lessons
  • An exciting traveler’s community and exchange platform that you may not have heard of...
  • And loads more!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to get a different impression of the world and the human beings that exist in it
  • How to challenge fears and change preconceived ideas about people
  • The true beauty of hitchhiking
  • How to contribute more to others and the world/community as a whole
  • Why reality is different than what you read in newspapers or see on tv
  • One of the greatest educations you can have
  • Ways to find food and shelter while traveling (without money)
  • The truth about what a nomad life is really like

Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

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

Discover the dirtiest word in travel and how knowing it can help you achieve any travel dream.

Direct download: ZTT_Someday.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

How can a single idea land you in your dream destination?

What is it about a place you've never visited that makes you want to go there?

Today you'll hear the answers to these questions and the simple 3 step process for getting anything you want- travel or otherwise- and how you can get started today!

Plus you'll hear all about how to YouTube yourself to more travel from Paradise Pack Contributor Gabrielle Wallace- the Laptop Teacher and creator of Go Natural English. She'll give you the goods on "living the dream" and tell you how she is helping others to develop their online businesses and desired lifestyles!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to expand your definition of personal freedom
  • What can make all the difference in getting what you want
  • 3 simple steps to get whatever you want
  • How travel can really be an education
  • One of the great stepping stones to travel
  • How to help people and share knowledge
  • How to have people reach out to you asking for your services (and asking to pay you!)
  • The organic way to grow a business
  • The numerous benefits of the Paradise Pack
  • And much more!

Resources:

Grab a copy of the Paradise Pack here! Sale goes until June 6th and then it will be gone forever....after you purchase, email me (jason@zerototravel.com) with your receipt and I will hook you up with the Location Independence Mastery audio course (a $200 value)!

And don't forget to head over to the archives for all Zero To Travel podcast episodes.

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

What does it mean to be Location Independent?

Whether it is owning your own business- that could mean you work as a freelancer or as a contractor for someone else- not necessarily having an online business. Or what service do you provide for people?

Is it possible for you to work from anywhere?

If someone said to you, “now or sometime in the future, would you like to be able to travel the world, do work that you love, have total freedom AND earn more money than you do right now?”

What would be your reply?

Today you'll hear all about how Location Independence is possible and 17 reasons why Location Independence rocks!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How the TOTAL Triangle of Freedom really works
  • Why overall time ownership is awesome
  • How to never worry about updating your resume again
  • How to face the hardest part of Location Independence
  • How to find exciting unseen opportunities (especially when you do something you love)
  • The main benefit of Location Independence
  • How to enjoy food around the world (and linger over your coffee)
  • How to travel on your terms!
  • And much more!

Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives for all past episodes!

And don't forget to pick up the Paradise Pack to learn the actual skills you need to achieve the Location Independent Lifestyle!  Sale is from May 31st- June 6th.

Direct download: ZTT_17_Reasons_LI.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

When you ask "What should I do?" a lot of people will answer "Follow Your Passion!" But what does that really mean?

Have you every asked yourself, "Should I follow my passion?"

Today I team up with my biz partner and friend Travis to give you a little taste of the Location Independent lifestyle- we discuss passion and what it means to business and your lifestyle.

Plus what should you do when you are worrying about what you should do when you get back from a long trip?

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to truly assess you passions
  • Why not to worry about what you are going to do next
  • Why you shouldn't be scared about starting a business around your passions
  • The difference between hard work and passion
  • Why it's important to take a long term view
  • Why you don't always have to have the right answer right away
  • The true reason you follow your passion
  • How to see the value in everything
  • How homework can actually be beneficial
  • And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

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

What is the #1 thing you can do to make extending your travels much, much easier?

Today you get the pleasure of hearing from Anita Wing Lee. She sold her stuff and packed her life into one piece of luggage with the intention to travel light and serve humanity. She is making a huge difference in the world. And she can help you find your highest calling in life!

Her most recent project is raising money and awareness for refugees in Greece- check out Project: SoulFam.

She’s leveraged technology to travel and give back and she's grown quite the community on Periscope. It has changed her business and travel possibilities tremendously. Be sure to check out some of her guided meditations there.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to extend your travels further and longer (hint: it's not always money)
  • The main benefits of connections
  • How to decide which path to take
  • The best way to earn your 'Warrior Chops'
  • How to be a contributing human being to the world
  • How to manifest travel and connectivity (it's Quantum physics!)
  • How your purpose will find you (instead of you finding it)
  • How to spread positivity and serve others
  • What completely obliterates what you thought was possible
  • One tool that helps clean all the craziness out of your head
  • And much more!

Resources:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And if you want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

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

Ever thought about taking a round the world journey?

Sean Keener stops by to talk round the world travel and gives his take on why gap years/career breaks should be on everybody’s resume!

Sean specializes in helping you plan round the world journeys through BootsnAll. BootsnAll helps unite independent travelers and helps people wander the planet! It's the best place to plan and purchase complex travel- round the world trips- and multi stop international trips.

The BootsnAll team has helped over 4 million people get their boots on the ground, so you'll definitely want to listen to today's show!

You'll Learn:

  • The importance of figuring out your WHY
  • How much money it takes to travel the world comfortably for a year
  • The best resources to circumnavigate the planet
  • The triangle of success (in both life and business)
  • One critical part of success for BootsnAll
  • The best way to learn about yourself and the context of a complex world
  • The difference between World geography vs airline geography
  • The 'gateway drug' for travel
  • The best way to learn (in travel, business, and life)
  • Why a Gap year/Career break can happen at any age
  • How digital sabbaticals can help with focus
  • And much more!

Resources:

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

Photo care of the BootsnAll blog.

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

What is a couplepreneur? And how do they make business, travel, and relationships work?!

Should couples that travel together and friends that travel together also go into business together?

Definitely something to ponder. Today you'll hear all about couplepreneur conundrums from Nick and Gen over at The Great Anomaly.

They are full time nomadic couplepreneurs running multiple 6 figure businesses from all over the world (while they travel!). They’ve made it their mission to help other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and freedom seekers put travel back at the top of their to do list, and get their partner on board to create a life of adventure!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • The main things to consider when traveling as a couple
  • How to realize when you are location independent
  • Best advice for couplepreneurs just starting out
  • Why outsourcing is a key to success
  • How to determine boundaries within couples and business
  • How to manage zones of friction
  • How to work through 'worst case' scenarios
  • How couplepreneurs stay balanced
  • And much more!

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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

Is travel the perfect way to embark on a spiritual journeyor quest?

How can travel expand your creativity?

Please welcome Karan Bajaj to the Zero To Travel Podcast. He's a#1 best-selling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies ofhis novels in print. He took a year off from his corporate job inNY to backpack from Europe to India- to learn yoga and meditationin the Himalayas.

Check out his new book, The Yoga ofMax’s Discontent and learn more about Karan Bajaj here.

Today You'll Learn:

  • The deep story behind The Yoga of Max’s discontent
  • How travel can help you become more creative
  • How travel can blend with spirituality
  • How to define a Yogi
  • How to be like a tree (and not 'become' all the time)
  • The meaning of 414
  • How to crack entertainment and meaning in your story
  • The way to multiply your adventures
  • How to feel truly connected to the world while traveling(without social media)
  • The Yogis 4-2-1 rule
  • The right way to approach meditation
  • How to take a year long sabbatical from work
  • And much more!

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

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

What does slow traveling mean to you and why should you consider it?

How does slow travel change your overall travel experience?

In today's episode you'll hear all about slow travel, teaching overseas, and how the color of someone’s skin affects their travel experience.

You'll learn quite a bit from today's guest- a total travel junkie and serial expat- Oneika Raymond. She has visited over 80 countries on 6 continents (and counting!). She is also an entertaining and refreshingly honest travel writer, blogger, and teacher. Check out her work at Oneika The Traveller.

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What creates the most dramatic changes in your travel experience
  • How to bring your cultural mores and values to another place
  • How to have a relationship while fulfilling your travel dreams
  • Why teaching is a great vehicle if you want to keep traveling
  • How traveling while black is different
  • Where to find inspiration to do something completely foreign (think outside the box)
  • Why people of color experience a lack of representation
  • How 'one-upmanship' in the travel world does not foster learning or growth
  • Proof you can have a career while traveling the world
  • And much more!

Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

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

It's time for a super fun episode breaking down the top USA cities for travelers.

The list is subjective and up for debate, so don't let it drive you bananas (you all have your favorite place for one reason or another).

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top USA cities for travelers.

We broke up the 32 USA cities into two podcasts. In this episode, you'll hear each of our top 8 USA cities for travelers (so 1-8 for 16 cities!). Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast for each of our rankings 9-16 (for another 16 cities!).

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Hook up with native speakers from around the world! Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free).

What you'll learn about the top USA cities for travelers:

  • How moments can create a favorite place
  • How to find magic in road trips
  • Why it is fun to play tour guide
  • Where to go for the ultimate blend of humanity
  • The best place to check out Stripperoke (yes, that's a real thing!)
  • How to avoid photo burnout in Northern California
  • Why people want to stay in a bubble
  • The key to the fluffiest scrambled eggs in the USA
  • How to like a city more and more each time you go (even if you want to hate it)
  • Where the road ends at a big mountain view and a waterfall (think lord of the rings)
  • How to find a place that works with your lifestyle the best
  • And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Direct download: ZTT_32_Cities.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Get ready for Travel Photography 101!

What is your relationship with photography and travel?

Do you love taking pictures while you’re out on the road?

Should you take a photo or just enjoy the moment?

Today you'll get some amazing insights from travel photographer extraordinaire Travis Longmore. He wanders the globe in search of the perfect photo and also hosts the never ending nomad podcast.

Some basics of the course:

  • A guide on how you can take better photos on your journeys
  • The simple elements of framing and composition
  • Dispelling myths around travel photography and photography in general
  • Tips on how to break into the travel photography business
  • And much more!

Quick thanks to italki for supporting today’s podcast.  Hook up with native speakers from around the world- learn a language, learn the basics, practice speaking, or get some guidance from a teacher. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel listeners.

What You'll Learn in Travel Photography 101:

  • How to tell a story with your photos
  • The realities of being a travel photographer
  • The best time of day to take photos (think Golden and Blue)
  • Why being uncomfortable will get you the best photo
  • Why learning the 'rule of thirds' is a good idea
  • Some basic gear recommendations
  • How to get permission to take that unforgettable shot of a stranger
  • Why you regret the photo you didn't take
  • 3 camera settings you need to master (to become a really good photographer)
  • The difference between a professional photographer and an amateur

Resources:

Looking for more Zero to Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now for all past episodes!

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

It’s time for the fourth installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Swedish and Czech adventurer- Renata Chlumska.  She has a long and impressive list of expeditions including:

  • A bicycle trip from Nepal to Sweden
  • A motorcycle trip from India to Sweden
  • Finished the 7 Summits
  • Around America Adventure (439 days- 11,300 miles by kayak and bicycle- Solo)

Renata Chlumska is a true expert and will guide you on:

  • Solo travel
  • How to plan big adventures
  • How you can turn adventure into a career
  • How to use travel as a way to process tragedy
  • Where you can find any adventure

Plus you'll hear the "Travel Theory of Relativity" and 5 quick tips to help you meet more people when traveling.

Thanks to italki for supporting today’s show! Do you want to learn a foreign language? Or just some of the basics? Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • Why your travel experience is all relative to your mindset
  • The best ways to prepare and plan for a big trip
  • How to maximize life and make the most of it
  • Where to find strength and motivation to continue
  • How to feel like the luckiest person in the world
  • How to book a ticket to Space
  • How to have faith in the big picture
  • How to open up new horizons and new perspectives
  • The best advice for a budding adventurer
  • And much more!

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Renata Chlumska

Rio Grande- Renata Chlumska

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

Have you ever thought about how the world sees America?

Do you feel like you are representing not just yourself, but your entire country while you are traveling abroad?

Plus, how does the world perceive America and Americans?

You'll hear the answers to these questions and more from René Zografos. He's a best-selling Norwegian-Greek author and veteran journalist. His book, Attractive Unattractive Americans: How The World Sees America, reveals world insights about 'American perception' from thousands of interviews.

Special thanks to italki for sponsoring today's show. Connect with native speakers from around the world and take your language learning to the next level! Get a free lesson (buy one, get on free) as a Zero To Travel Podcast listener.

Listen in to Learn:

  • How perception can change (before, during, and after travel)
  • Why you are really a mini-ambassador for your country when you travel
  • Is Houston, TX a good place for your first American adventure?
  • How to get a 're-appreciation' for your home country
  • The best ways to understand and appreciate new cultures and places
  • Suggestions for Americans who want to start traveling
  • What the world admires about the people in America
  • How the 'American Dream' is more about happiness than money
  • Reality vs illusion of chasing your dreams in America
  • How to do something you love everyday
  • How to spot American tourists vs seasoned travelers
  • And much more!

Resources:

And don't forget to visit the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

How the World Sees America

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

How do you feel about overland travel in Central America?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode four 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.

Today you'll hear about the best way to catch the travel fish (memorable travel experiences) and overland travel in Central America.

My guest today just finished driving through Central America, and he's ready to share the best way to do it. Please welcome Ryan Shauers from desktodirtbag.com.

And thank you italki for supporting today’s show! Meet up over skype with people from all over the world to learn a new language. Buy one lesson, get one free for all Zero To Travel podcast listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to unlock a hidden world of infinite possibilities during your travels
  • Another definition for 'dirtbag'
  • Where to find 'normal' people that do overland travel
  • How to prepare your vehicle for overland travel
  • Precautions to take while driving in Central America
  • Primary benefits of overland travel
  • How to deal with car insurance
  • Best practices for cooking set up
  • How to develop an organized system for storage
  • General rules of the road for overland travel in Central America
  • Best recommendations for sleeping spots
  • The best amount of time to allot for a trip through Central America
  • General daily budget you should think about
  • Hidden gems and unexpected surprises in Central America

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

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

Does fear help you travel more?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how to get cheap flights in Asia and how to get the best ski and snowboard travel deals. It's the hot and cold edition!

You'll get the HOT from Louisa with wentadventuring.com- a place where her and her husband share advice and stories for nomads. They've lived around the world since 2007 in 8 different countries- exploring, writing, and photographing.

And you'll get the COLD from my buddy Tim Wenger- winter sports aficionado, Location Indie member, and has spent most of his entire adult life trying to get on the mountain or as close to it as possible.

Special thanks to italki.com for supporting today’s show. Learn a language from a native speaker and get a Free lesson (buy one, get one free) for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen now to Learn:

  • How to get out of your own 'escape room'
  • How to get cheap flights in Asia
  • Who the Asean pass is for (and not for)
  • Helpful resources to check different flight routes
  • How to get the most out of the Asean pass
  • How to limit out of pocket expenses at ski resorts
  • The best way to travel with your ski/snowboard gear
  • Where to get discounted ski/snowboard gear (and the best time of year)
  • #1 rule when buying lift tickets
  • Best places to stay for your ski trip
  • Benefits of living in a ski town for an entire season (do it!)

Resources:

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

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

What happens when a life of travel becomes your new reality?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear all about:

  • What "reality" is like before and after travel
  • How to incorporate your loved ones into your travels
  • An amazing cycling adventure through Europe with Carla (and her famous friend)
  • And much more!

Thanks to italki for making this show possible. Meet with native speakers- practice, learn the basics, make a new friend, and learn a new language! Get your free lesson here (buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen in to Learn:

  • What it's like to quit your job and sell all your stuff
  • The least expensive way to see the world
  • How to push forward when things go wrong (on the first day!)
  • How to go from a 9x5 job to a travel adventure
  • One of the best ways to bring your pet along
  • The realities of being a solo female traveler
  • Why you don't always have to plan everything
  • How to inspire others
  • How to transition to travel (and take the first step towards Location Independence!)
  • How to deal with post-travel "reality"

Resources:

Check out some shots of Carla and Cezar cycling across Europe!

Carla and Cezar

Carla

Carla and Cezar

And don't forget to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 6 of Travel Tactics. This is the third edition of how to travel indefinitely.

You'll get the trifecta of long term travel- how to find inexpensive accommodations, how to find free or cheap flights, and how to earn a living while you travel.

The trilogy concludes with our 3 travel experts: Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, and Rob Dix from Making It Anywhere.

Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘travel indefinitely’ – you can add as much travel in your life as you want!

Special thanks to italki for making this show possible! Learn from a native teacher. Grab a free lesson as a Zero to Travel Podcast listener (buy one lesson, get one free here).

Listen Today to Learn:

  • How to get free accommodations on a boat (meet the 'yachties')
  • What to expect on a nautical endeavor
  • How to earn your sea legs
  • How to use your airline miles in the smartest way possible
  • Resources to figure out how many miles a trip will cost
  • When to purchase a ticket vs using your miles
  • Concrete way to evaluate your miles (earn 'em and burn 'em!)
  • How to make your lifestyle business sustainable and successful
  • When to increase your rates or charge more
  • Advice on starting one or multiple businesses
  • Why it's liberating to go against the norm

Resources:

Want more travel tactics or want to check out a past episode? Dig into the archives here!


Want to know the #1 rated hostel in the United States in 2015? Look no further than HK Austin in the heart of Austin, TX.

How do you feel about hostels? What comes to your mind when you think of hostels?

Well today you'll get to hear all about hostels from the owner of HK Austin, Brent Underwood. He's an entrepreneur, budget traveler, and has helped create and execute online marketing campaigns for some of the biggest book launches in the world.

Please welcome Brent to the Zero to Travel Podcast!

Special thanks to italki for helping make this episode possible. Go here to get a free lesson (buy one, get one free for Zero to Travel Podcast listeners!).

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to create lasting memories from each trip you take
  • The endlessly fascinating part of travel
  • The best advice to meet different people from around the world
  • Common myths associated with Hostels
  • How to create vivid travel memories (with people you just met!)
  • The best way to find for a hostel (that is right for you)
  • Top 3 must haves for every traveler staying at a hostel
  • Most rewarding parts of owning a hostel
  • Advice for solo travelers (expected and understood on the hostel trail)
  • One of the most addictive parts of solo travel

Resources Mentioned:

If you want more Zero to Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

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

Get ready for episode 3 of The Travel Mix on today's Zero To Travel Podcast.

My guest co-host is Isabelle Rizo: Digital Nomad, International Speaker, and Storytelling Artist. She provides tips and advice on freedom, adventure, and business at The BellaVie.

Click here to learn more about all the great things Isabelle is doing.

Special thanks to italki for helping make this travel mix possible. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel Listeners. Connect with a native language teacher here.

Today you’ll hear us riff about digital nomadness, bringing travel home, and other travel topics.

Are you mad? Or are you sane?

Listen now to find out:

  • 3 ways to bring the travel experience to you (when you are stuck at home)
  • The one thing that can drive digital nomads crazy
  • How to find a travel-work balance
  • The main benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle (lots of lessons!)
  • Tools, tips, and tricks for running a business on the road
  • How to allow yourself to enjoy the journey
  • How to feel confident in 30 seconds
  • Ways to get a slice of the digital nomad life at home
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives!

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

Sarah Marquis can teach you so much about solo travel adventures and yourself.

She shares some amazing insights on today's Zero To Travel Podcast- bringing you the third installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Sarah traveled 10,000mi on foot from Siberia to Australia- alone. An epic walk that lasted 3 years!

Hear her tales of survival, nature connections, perseverance, various encounters, and learn about an overall amazing spirit- all documented in her book, Wild By Nature.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to have a more authentic travel experience
  • How to push your boundaries (and use all resources you have within)
  • What it's like to follow you heart and discover your mission
  • How to assess any situation (to figure out what is really going on)
  • How to differentiate real fear vs fear you create
  • Your ultimate ally to deal with new experiences
  • How making tea can create positive thinking
  • Practical tips for those looking to do extreme adventures
  • And much, much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Be sure to head over the archives now!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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

Ready to hear some travel strategies, tips, and advice?

It's time for the third edition of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions. Getting your most pressing travel questions answered!

Have a travel question for the next episode? Looking for travel strategies to enhance your travel experience?

Please send me an email to jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Listen in to get some perspectives on the following:

What should you do when you first arrive to a new country?

Should you bring expensive cameras, laptops, and other electronics on a long term trip with you?

In regards to solo travel, will you meet people or are you going to feel totally isolated and alone?

How much money do you need to save up for a year of travel?

Resources:

If you are digging these Listener Questions, be sure to check out Part One and Part Two.

And to discover more travel strategies on a variety of topics, head over to the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

Direct download: ZTT_Listener_Qs_3.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

How does the documentation of travel- whether through pictures, social media sharing, blogging, podcasting, whatever- affect the travel experience?

The roundtable discussion continues in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

I'm bringing back 3 special guests, awesome travel podcasters, my friends:

Today’s show is bit different. You'll get to eavesdrop on our conversation about the documentation of travel. You'll get different insights and perspectives about combining technology with travel- does it help or does it hurt? Is it good or bad?

And if you dig this type of roundtable discussion, go check out Nathaniel, Jackie, and Travis' podcasts as we'll be riffing on their travel question of the week.

Listen now to learn:

  • If you're moving forward or backward in regards to technology and travel
  • How do you learn from 'failure' (if technology provides the solution)
  • How to connect and create beautiful moments through the 'selfie experience'
  • How social media can create opportunities and meet ups (in any city!)
  • How to avoid the black hole of social media and technology
  • How to leverage information and technology to create options
  • How to never be alone while traveling (if that is what you want)
  • Why setting boundaries enables you to get what you truly want out of your travel experience
  • Why does social media make everything so rosy
  • How the need to share can create a disconnect (and mess up your internal dialogue)
  • How to get the best out of your travels
  • How research can actually give you confidence (to wander off the beaten path)
  • And much more!

Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives!

And if you have any suggestions for the show- guests, advice, etc.- please reach out at jason@zerototravel.com. Or just share your story; I'd love to hear from you!

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

How do you accomplish budget minded travel?
What's your favorite travel app?

These are just a few of the topics you'll hear about in this episode of the Zero to Travel podcast. You're in for a real treat!

"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now" - Alan Watts

Today’s episode is a round-table discussion jam- an audio grab bag of sorts- a sampling of resources, information, and just different perspectives on various travel related things. And you're learning from some of the best travel podcasters out there:

What's your best plan for budget minded travel? What is your must have piece of travel gear? Listen in to Learn:

  • Where can you wake up every morning and not have any idea what to do, but do whatever you want
  • How to get currency exchange rates standing in front of an ATM (in a third world country without any service)
  • How to transcend data plans and text with anyone
  • Why a headphone splitter is revolutionary
  • How to recognize opening lines for scams (and ways to avoid being hassled)
  • Why some places just don't live up to preset expectations
  • Top places to set up shop on the road
  • Mmmmm.....Focus Beer
  • What it's like eating a roasted pig eyeball
  • Tips to help with the fear of flying
  • And much more!

Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero to Travel Podcasts!

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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a ton of information packed into this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast:

  • Adventure travel in the Middle East
  • Travel photography
  • Starting your own tour company
  • And much more!

Today’s guest is the perfect guide- Genevieve Hathaway. She’s the founder of Archaeoadventures– a tour company providing women powered tours to the Middle East and north Africa. She’s also a professional photographer, world traveler, and just a really cool person! Be sure to check out some of her work here.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What it's really like to travel in the Middle East
  • How to find a need and solve the problem
  • What it's like being the female Indiana Jones
  • Top destinations to visit in the Middle East
  • Why people actually look out for you in the Middle East
  • How to behave and dress as a woman traveler in the Middle East (much diversity here!)
  • How meeting locals can open doors
  • What goes into starting your own tour company (and some things to avoid...)
  • How to tell stories through your camera
  • Top tips to become a travel photographer (and get paid for it!)
  • How personal photography projects help you standout

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives for all past episodes!

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

If you were stranded on a remote island in the south pacific, what one luxury item would you want to have?

Plus, have you ever had that escape fantasy?

Well, today's guest will tell you what it is really like to drop everything and move to a remote island.

The Zero To Travel Podcast welcomes Alex Sheshunoff- the author of the new hilarious book, 'A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything, So You Too Can: Move to a South Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Diaper a Baby Monkey, Build a Bungalow, And Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love!*'
* Individual results may vary. Baby Monkey not included.

Alex gives you the scoop on:

  • Island travel
  • Getting off the beaten path
  • Leaving a job to pursue a completely new direction in life
  • And what it takes to write a book about finding paradise

Listen, Laugh, and Learn:

  • What it is like to face a quarter-life crisis
  • The hardest part of deciding to move to a remote island
  • How to create structure for a trip when the true reason is unclear (think mission)
  • The best way to learn from the mistakes of others
  • How to get out of your own personal Bermuda triangle
  • The first life rule for taking any trip
  • Is paradise a place you can find or just an idea?
  • What island life is really like (thatch huts, no electricity)
  • How to get in good with the island chiefs
  • True definition of island fever
  • And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Thanks again for listening to the show! I'd love to see where you are listening to the show, so snap a selfie and share on twitter (@zerototravel) or reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com).

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives here.

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

What is your most outlandish travel dream? What would you do if you could go anywhere and do anything?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you the second installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Today's guest, Ellen Miller, has some incredible athletic accomplishments. TO highlight a few:

She is the first American woman to summit Everest from both sides (north and south)
The first American woman to climb the Himalayan triple crown
Named Colorado woman of the year in 2002
Has summited every 14,000+ foot mountain peak in CO (there are 53 of them!)

On top of that she is an accomplished endurance athlete coach, adventure racer, Nordic skier, and mountain runner.

She is also gives back as the founder of the Climb for Literacy. In this podcast Ellen shares a TON of advice on travel, athletics and what it takes to climb the biggest mountain in the world.

Listen to Learn:

The most important thing about a travel dream
Why being told "go outside and play" can help with adventure
How to leverage your accomplishments to provide amazing experiences for others
How to keep climbing after hip replacements
What it really takes to make climbing Everest a truly enjoyable experience
How to mentally prepare for climbing Everest
Advice to get started on your Everest quest
Why you should thank your mother for her genetic gifts (if you perform well at high altitudes)
How to change the neural pathways of your brain
Top recommendations for staying fit while traveling
And much more!

Resources:

Zero To Travel Facebook page
Riding 16,000 miles blind- Zero To Travel Podcast
Inspiring Female Adventurers Episode One with Polly Letofsky-  The Only Woman To Walk Around The World
Walking across America- Zero to Travel Podcast
Location Indie
Ellen Miller
Everest History- Ellen Miller
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Climb for Literacy
Vail Vitality Center
The Literacy Project

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

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You are not alone in your love for travel and I would love your feedback. If you get value from the Zero To Travel Podcast, please leave a quick review on iTunes. Really hoping to get the word out and inspire others to travel on their terms.

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Direct download: ZTT_Ellen_Miller.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

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