Mon, 30 October 2017
Want to learn how to take cheap Alaska cruises and experience the stunning nature of "The Last Frontier" without breaking your budget?
Listen in now to get the inside scoop on planning your own Alaskan cruise adventure.
Today You'll learn:
The resources below provide a summary along with all of the links you need to get started today.
To get an overview of all transportation around Alaska, check out the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
In Alaska, the locals get around by plane and ferry since there are very few highways. You'll want to create your Alaskan dream cruise using The Alaska Marine Highway System. This will take you to the same ports as the fancy cruise lines for 60-80% off (and when you get off at these ports, you'll be with locals and other budget travelers instead of thousands of people).
You'll want to explore three main coastal regions:
Once you've figured out where you are going and what you want to do, choose your sailing dates! You only pay for what you use, so you can purchase individual legs of the trip meaning you can stay overnight in a port town and catch a later ferry.
The Alaska Marine Highway System makes it so easy to choose your route, decide on amenities, figure out what food to bring/purchase, where to stay (camp, cabin, or chair), and what entertainment to expect (mostly scenery and wildlife). Check out the travel policies for specifics.
Here are some important things to consider when choosing your routes, your amenities, your vessels, and your disembarkation ports:
Ways to access the ferries: fly into Seattle and take a train to Bellingham, Washington, start in Vancouver and take a train to Prince Rupert, or fly into Juneau for the Inside Passage area ferry. If you want Alaska's heartland and Denali, you can fly into Fairbanks or Anchorage. Same for getting out to the Aleutian Chain, or catch a plane to Kodiak.
Now go book your Alsakan adventure! What are you waiting for?
Tue, 24 October 2017
Would you like to go on some sacred rides?
And when is having no plan, the best plan?!
Tune in to hear about off the beaten track mountain biking spots around the world, social entrepreneurship, the value of becoming a ski bum (or just any kind of bum- bumming around doing something you love), and how that can actually turn (perhaps inadvertently) into a career.
My guest today is the founder of Sacred Rides mountain bike adventures which was ranked as the #1 mountain bike tour company on earth according to National Geographic adventure magazine. He also runs the nonprofit Bikes Without Borders and mentors social entrepreneurs who seek to change the world through business. Please welcome Mike Brcic to the show.
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Tue, 17 October 2017
Wouldn't it be fun to take the World's longest honeymoon?
What is the easiest way to start doing more of what you love?
Tune in today for tons of travel goodies. My guests today left on their honeymoon in January 2012 and never went home! They are the authors of a new book published by National Geographic called Ultimate Journeys For Two: Extraordinary Adventures On Every Continent.
They are here to share their best adventure travel strategies, travel advice for two, their Top off the beaten path destinations, and so much more. Check out their work at Honeytrek. Mike and Anne Howard – welcome to the zero to travel podcast my friends!
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Photos courtesy of @honeytrek
Tue, 10 October 2017
Have you seen Mike Clarity around the world?
What does the evolution of YOU have to do with travel?
Tune in to find out how to evolve through travel.
Plus, you'll hear a wonderful conversation with a listener of the show; Mike Clarity. Clarity walked away from a day job and a lifestyle that he felt was suffocating his spirit. He shares stories of life on the road, poetry, and all kinds of interesting travel anecdotes.
Learn about getting free through travel (and what that means), the distillation process that takes place while you are on the road, where growth occurs in travel, and just a ton more!
Tune In To Learn:
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Tue, 3 October 2017
How can you guarantee a high level of satisfaction around your next trip?
Tune in today to hear 3 strategies to make that satisfaction actually occur (on your next trip). Plus, you'll hear about travel flow and an in-person interview around coffee and travel.
Dillon Williams from the coffee and bicycle journey, the Homecoming Coffee Tour, stops by a Norwegian cafe to give his perspective on how to build a trip around something you love.
Perk up my friend!
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