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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.

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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!

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How the World Sees America

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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.

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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
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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:

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Direct download: ZTT_Hot_and_Cold.mp3
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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!

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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"

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

Carla and Cezar

Carla

Carla and Cezar

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Direct download: ZTT_Carla.mp3
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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

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


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