Zero To Travel Podcast

Have you heard of the Tiny House Movement?

What do tiny houses have to do with travel?

Tune in today to see how many tactics and tips from the tiny house movement can help you travel the world. You are going to get 7 powerful lessons in today’s show.

Please welcome back Ethan Waldman for his third appearance on the show. He is the host of the Tinyhouse Lifestyle Podcast and founder of The Tiny House where you can learn about all things tiny house related.

You'll Learn:

  • How to keep yourself excited about a project.
  • One of the biggest lessons from traveling.
  • A life hack that forces you to make bigger decisions.
  • How to free up your time to travel and do more.
  • Why it's a good idea to DIY (do it yourself).
  • How to know when your soul is speaking to you.
  • One interesting thing that can lead to huge lifestyle changes.
  • And so much more.

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Direct download: ZTT_Ethan_7_Lessons_mixdown.mp3
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Want to hear how Tim Wendelboe blended his passion with travel?

Travel can of course lead to the discovery of new passions and new pursuits. But for others, it’s their passions that lead to them to a life of travel. What will it be for you?

Today you'll hear from one of the world’s best coffee barista’s, Tim Wendelboe. Tim is a well known and highly respected coffee expert – he’s won many prestigious awards in the coffee world.....including World Barista Champion in 2004, World Cup Tasting Champion in 2005, and winner of the Nordic Roasting Title 3 years running.

If you are ever in Oslo, Norway, you have to pay a visit to his espresso bar.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How your passion can inspire others.
  • Where to have one of the best coffee experiences.
  • The best way to find awesome local food and drink.
  • The biggest coffee consumer in Norway.
  • Advice to have less stress at your current job.
  • How to be rewarded for your hard work.
  • How you can truly help coffee farmers.
  • Ways to create a community in your workplace.
  • And so much more!

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

Where do you see the future of the digital nomad movement?

How can you break free and travel more?

Tune in today for a mix of topics as Sondre Rasch, founder and CEO of SafetyWing stops by to share his story and insights.

You'll hear all about:

  • Cultural frameworks and how they create your reality.
  • What it's like to step outside of your framework (and how that can change you as a person living in another country).
  • If you want to be a digital nomad, does it make sense to go into the start up word?
  • Could an online country exist?
  • Two things that make it easier to travel and work from anywhere.
  • What it's like living in Silicon Valley as a Norwegian.
  • How to manage the start up world as a digital nomad (and not create a desk job for yourself).
  • And so much more.

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

Have you ever wondered how to campervan in New Zealand?

You are in for a real treat today as my guests share their experience camper-vanning around New Zealand.

Please welcome Heath and Alyssa Padgett to the show.  They spent the first year of their marriage visiting all 50 United States in an RV and after that decided to just keep traveling. They've been on the road for over 4 years and share tons of valuable information via heathandalyssa.com, The RV Entrepreneur Podcast, and Alyssa's new book, A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV.

You could learn a thing or two from these awesome folks as they share how to travel the world on 4 wheels.

And Today You'll Hear All About:

  • Resources and apps to find the best places to sleep for free.
  • Tips on where to travel in New Zealand.
  • How to get good wi-fi.
  • What makes traveling around New Zealand such a unique experience.
  • Should you buy or rent your campervan.
  • And so much more.

This episode is jammed packed with goodies as we wrap up 4 wheel wandering month.

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

Have you ever had therapy in a campervan?

How can you combine your passion with travel?

Well a school teacher and psychotherapist from the UK, Joe Kingly, is doing just that. He is helping people who are maybe going through a hard time (from his campervan!). He has a profession and passion for helping others through Human givens.

Stop by his campervan to connect.

You'll hear an awesome new twist to van life as 4 wheel wandering month continues.

And maybe it will spark an idea for you!

Open Up To Learn:

  • How to rethink the way you are going to live.
  • Ways to be your own teacher.
  • Benefits of offering therapy from your van.
  • How to attract people to connect with.
  • How to create deeper connections with travelers.
  • Why time constraints can be used to your advantage.
  • And so much more.

Resources:

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

Do you think you can realize your lifelong travel dream in one day?

Why is it so much fun to sleep in a vehicle?

You are in for a real treat today as we continue 4 wheel wandering month.

Tune in to learn how my buddy Trav was able to take advantage of an opportunity when it presented itself (to make his lifelong travel dream happen!). Be open to spontaneity and you'll be amazed what can happen.

Plus, cruise the open road with Old Bessie to hear all about road tripping in a van.

You'll Learn:

  • Ways to find true freedom.
  • What creates the best memories.
  • One tip to make travel dreams come true (in a short amount of time).
  • Where to find inspiration to make it happen.
  • How you can hack a travel dream.
  • The amazing benefits of sleeping in a van.
  • And so much more.

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Direct download: ZTT_Trav_Vanlife_mixdown.mp3
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Do you think you can travel for healing?

Have you ever used travel as a healing tool?

Today we are kicking off a new theme month as you'll hear all about wandering on wheels. The next 4 episodes coming up are dedicated to:

  • 4 wheel wandering.
  • Traveling in RV’s or Vans.
  • The #Vanlife world and what it's like to live that lifestyle.
  • Sleeping in your vehicle and traveling around on wheels.

My guest today has been living the #vanlife for 8 months now....but is life on the road all it’s cracked up to be?

Today you'll hear what the #vanlife is all about, learn what it's like to be a nomadic van dweller, and so much more!

Please welcome Jeff Chow to the show.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to live the vanlife (and heal).
  • Why you need to realize challenging moments are temporary.
  • How you can have a mini-rebirth every time you interact with a new person.
  • The beauty of travel.
  • Strategies to get rid of all your stuff.
  • Advice around selecting your 4 wheel vehicle.
  • The best part of the vanlife experience.

Resources:

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*Featured image courtesy of @balanceandpeace

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

Have you ever traveled with toddlers?

What are your favorite toddler travel tips?

Tune in for another coffee chat with my wife Anne Dorthe as we talk traveling with toddlers.

You'll be providing them a tremendous gift by showing them the world (and teaching them how to travel while young), so might as well get a few tips to make it the best trip for everyone involved.

Tune in to get 7 toddler travel tips (and maybe some bonus tips as well). And think about where you'll be taking your toddler next!

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How can travel play into the things you do later in life?

Get ready to be inspired as Cal Fussman stops by to share how travel can have a huge impact on your life!

Cal is an award winning journalist, a NY Times Bestselling author, AND a legendary interviewer.

As a writer at large for Esquire Magazine’s “What I’ve Learned” column, he has shared life lessons from his conversations with notable actors, athletes, musicians, tv personalities, world leaders, and any other category of human you can possibly think of....

On his podcast, Big Questions with Cal Fussman, he uncovers the heart, head, and soul of his guests in thoughtful, deep, and entertaining conversations.

Today you'll hear about his decade as a nomad traveling the world (and how that impacted his work and life), how to make authentic connections with others, and so much more.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to go from dinner table to dinner table around the world.
  • Ways you can find places tourists don't go.
  • How to appear like a local everywhere you go.
  • One thing that can make you more aware (and open up an energy channel).
  • Advice around asking questions to take you to a different place.
  • How to keep waking up with fresh eyes.
  • The greatest gift that travel can give you.
  • How you can look through the lens of opportunity.
  • The true measure of success.

Resources:

Featured image courtesy of @calfussman.

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

Are you headed to 7in7?

How can you travel more and do anything you want?

You'll get so much valuable information today, including:

  • The importance of community.
  • Learn how to think bigger.
  • Learn why you should take bigger risks (and feel good about them).
  • Tips for running your own group events, meet ups, and trips.
  • And so much more!

My guest today is the co-founder of 7in7- a digital nomad conference taking place over 7 years on 7 different continents.

If you’ve ever thought about running your own business on the road, or running your own group trips, or perhaps your own retreat or event, or just bringing a huge posse of friends on an excursion somewhere, you are going to want to pay attention.

She is also an event planning expert and she will be sharing her expertise; you'll learn about the whole nomad full-time travel scene, how to connect with people via events while you are on the road, and top tips for negotiating with hotels and venues.

Please welcome Kyrie Melnyck to the show. 

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Direct download: ZTT_Kyrie_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Have you heard what Steve Munroe is doing?

Do you think the remote work trend is exploding?

Today you're going to hear about the impact of the digital nomad movement on local communities, as well as the challenges and benefits of this new global workplace (and how we can keep our impact positive).

My guest today co-founded and runs Hubud. It is one of the world's top coworking spaces located in Ubud, Bali and aims to “inspire a million people to change the way they live, work, and learn.”

He also founded the Coworking Alliance for Asia Pacific (CAAP) and their annual conference which is a meeting place for coworking spaces from over 30 countries to connect and explore the future of remote work.

Please welcome Steve Munroe to the show!

Tune In To Learn:

  • What can give you motivation for a career choice.
  • How to launch a remote work movement.
  • Why it is so important to start with community.
  • Expert advice around choosing a coworking space.
  • The biggest challenge facing the digital nomad movement.
  • The #1 requested feature in every work survey.
  • How you can be an ethical traveler.
  • Best way to get a close up view of the Balinese culture.
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

What is one place you've been that you are dying to go back to?

Do you feel connected to a place after just one visit?

Today you are in for the first of many coffee chats. My wife Anne Dorthe and I break down our Top 10 places we're dying to go back to....

It was hard to count down from 5 to 1 (for each of us) and we took it very seriously. You might get some good laughs, some reflections on travels, and maybe some ideas on places you might want to visit.

You'll also hear some honorable mentions as there are so many places that could be on the list.

Tune in now and think about where you'd like to return. Hope you get excited to start planning some adventures!

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If you are one of those people that has that burning desire to travel the world, do you choose travel or does travel choose you?

My guest today has (among other things) run spiritual retreats in Mexico, established an Eco co-working office in the hills of Portugal, and worked for an International NGO overseas in Peru.

She is also the co-founder of Freedom X Fest – the first outdoor festival around the location independent movement.

Will you be joining us in Spain Aug 14th-19th, 2018?

Please welcome Estela Kun to the show!

You're going to hear about how to shape a life of travel around your interests, holistic nomadding, and so much more.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How you can become a new person every time you travel.
  • Ways to gain clarity and valuable skills.
  • Guiding tools for the freedom lifestyle.
  • Practical advice to run your business overseas.
  • How to create space for what you really want to do.
  • Ways travel enables new decisions and creativity.
  • How the digital nomad community is evolving.

Resources:

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

Do you think you can start a travel vlog?

Do you think travel will change how you think about who you are?

It has happened for this couple as they left 2.5 years ago to travel full-time and film it all! Their award winning travel vlog now has nearly a quarter million subscribers on youtube and has been viewed over 30 million times. You can follow their adventures at Kara and Nate.

Today you are going to hear:

  • How to create a successful travel vlog (worth watching) so you can travel indefinitely.
  • How to think about work on the road.
  • The challenges of the work/travel lifestyle.
  • How to collaborate as a couple or partnership.
  • And so much more!

Tune In Now To Learn:

  • How to save money for travel.
  • Income potential for running a vlog.
  • Ways to gain confidence so you can keep traveling.
  • A typical day for a successful vlogger.
  • One thing to help you make a good video (every day).
  • How you can grow as a person and a traveler.

Resources:

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

What travel safety tips have you used?

Have you ever wondered what you should do if you find yourself being held at gunpoint, or being robbed, or caught in a natural disaster, or some weird scam, or one of the other numerous things that can happen when you travel?

Everyone’s definition of safety is different and I want you to be safe when you are traveling.

Tune in today to get some great practical and actionable advice from a true expert; Faith Kohler.  She is a former US federal agent (with experience in crisis management and response) who is here to give you guidance around how to research a trip, what to plan beforehand, and how to behave when you reach your destination.

Maybe you don't think anything is going to happen to you when you travel, but the travel safety tips in today's show might just save your life.

You'll Learn:

  • How to take your fears and turn them into empowerment
  • Ways to get a broad overview of different areas of the world
  • Things you can do to look like a traveler (instead of a tourist)
  • How to be more in control of your destiny
  • One tactic to help you observe and see what is going on around you
  • The proper response to stay safe (in different situations)
  • Recommended safety devices to use
  • Simple ways to think ahead and prepare
  • How to carry your belongings to avoid possible theft
  • Why it's a good idea to go to a place frequented by locals
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

What happens if you are traveling or living abroad and you are not having a good time?

If you have a beloved pet, can you still travel long term or full time?

What if you want to go location independent, but you don’t think your experience can allow you to create a business that you can run from anywhere?

What should you do? Tune in to Listener Questions 5 to find out!

You'll hear different perspectives, advice, and ideas that might apply to a different situation for you, so please stick around....

And if you are digging Listener Questions, hit me up at jason@zerototravel.com and you might just get your question answered on a future episode.

I'd love to help you travel the world on your terms.

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Direct download: ZTT_Listener_Qs_5_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Have you ever thought of being an au pair?

Do you think you need the perfect travel job?

Tune in today as travel jobs month continues....you'll learn what it's like to be an au pair and some strategies and thoughts around getting a travel job.

My guest has been living in Norway (for almost 2 years) as an au pair and is looking to stay after her contract is over. It was super cool that she came to meet me in Oslo for our interview.

Au Pair Caroline Harkins meets with Jason Moore at a coffee shop in Oslo, Norway

Please welcome Caroline Harkins to the show!

You'll Learn:

  • What you get out of the au pair experience
  • Qualifications to become an au pair
  • How to increase your confidence significantly
  • Great advice to any prospective home stay family
  • How to create a social life in a new country
  • Ways you can visit places tourists don't go
  • One thing that can be a stepping stone to a longer life abroad
  • What it's like being a mini-ambassador for your home country
  • How to change your perspective and get a broader experience in how the world works

Resources:

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

Have you checked out CoolWorks.com?

What happens when you realize you don’t want your career anymore or you don't want to use your degree?

My guests today share what happened to them and will also give you some perspectives around that, so you can have some options (if you are in that situation).

They are the owners of Coolworks.com, where you can find seasonal jobs in great places - everything from national parks to ski resorts, retreat centers, and whatever else you can think of. You'll hear how to build your travels around seasonal work, some great places to land gigs, and so much more.

Please welcome Matt Moore and Kelcy Fowler to the show as travel jobs month continues!

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to experience a rich lifestyle without a traditional job
  • The important questions you need to ask yourself
  • Ways many doors will open up for you
  • How easy it is to get a seasonal job
  • Small hacks to help with the application process
  • How you can be an attractive candidate
  • Best times of the year to apply
  • Things you really need to pay attention to (when considering a seasonal job)
  • How to create your work-life balance

Resources:

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

How can seasonal jobs help you kick-start or continue a life of travel?

Today we kick off travel jobs month with a focus on seasonal jobs. How can you build your travels around them and how can you figure out if it is something you want to pursue?

Tune in today to hear from Susan Shain. She is the author of the new guide, “The Ultimate Guide To Seasonal Jobs, How To Have Fun, Make Money, And Travel The World." You'll hear her advice on seasonal work as a means to travel or extend your travels.

You can earn a living and get paid to travel!

You'll Learn:

  • How an unconventional life can make you happy
  • How to build a life around travel
  • Ways to help you pay off debts or student loans
  • Why you need to think like a tourist sometimes
  • The best places to find seasonal jobs
  • How to truly enjoy the seasonal job lifestyle
  • How you can transition to location independence
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

Why the advice to “Follow your passion” is more than just a lame cliche but an actual philosophy to embrace if you want to live a life filled with meaning, purpose and travel.

Direct download: ZTT_PP2018_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

Have you ever had the desire to write a book?

How can you merge the wisdom you acquire during your travels with the present moment?

Today you are going to hear all about these topics and of course long term travel. And for the last episode of location independence month, you are going to hear what it is like to leave a long career and enter into the digital nomad lifestyle (after being settled for a while).

And who better to learn from than Azul Terronez! He is a book coach who helps new and experienced authors alike find a vision for their book. You'll hear a breakdown of the entire process and learn about the actionable steps to make it a reality; you might be shocked to discover it is not as hard as you think...

Azul is also a digital nomad who has been living around for quite some time. Check out his work at Coach Azul.

Tune In To Learn:

  • The biggest myth around book writing
  • Simple exercise to get clarity (to figure out what you want to write about)
  • Best way to create a habit of writing
  • Ways to be more free as an author
  • Where to find your editor (you'll need someone)
  • How to take the pressure off creating your first book
  • What is the 2 suitcase challenge
  • How to re-invent yourself
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Azul_mixdown.mp3
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What is the long-term travel yo-yo and how can it enhance your life?

Today you get a special visit from a fellow travel podcaster, Jackie Nourse.  She runs The Budget Minded Traveler and you can find her adventures in travel and life at Traveling Jackie. She stops by to share:

  • The value of solo travel
  • How your mode of transportation changes the travel experience
  • Going from settling to nomad and nomad to settling
  • How she built her life around travel and tips on how you can do it too

Tune In To Learn:

  • The best mindset for adventure travel
  • What forces you to reflect on big life questions
  • How to be comfortable and embrace the long term travel lifestyle
  • Ways to stay true to who you are
  • How solo travel expedites your reflection process
  • How to create the best content
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Featured image courtesy of @travelingjackie

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

What is work culture like when you work remotely?

What is the reality when dealing with distributed teams across the world?

Tune in today as my good friend, Fred Perrotta from Tortuga Backpacks returns....you'll get all kinds of tips including:

  • How to run a remote team (or distributed teams)
  • How to manage the culture and people who are working with you from around the world
  • How to put it all together to make it work!

All while still enjoying the freedom to travel and explore.

You'll Learn:

  • When you realize how the traditional working environment is not for you
  • General advice for building your own thing
  • How to find the right people (to work with you and your distributed teams)
  • Helpful exercise to create a kick ass company culture
  • Mistakes to avoid when bringing on a new member
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

Do smartphones enhance the travel experience or do they ruin the travel experience?

Tune in to get unplugged in today’s show.

Please welcome back my friend, Caz Makepeace from one of the most popular family travel websites around, ytravel. They also have plenty of awesome resources for all travelers even if you don’t have a family.

Caz and her family are currently on a road trip called "America Unplugged," and it is all about discovering the REAL America. They just started their journey in March and are headed to all 50 states in 3 years- Awesome!

Will you help them travel like locals and discover what really makes America beautiful?

Tune in now to see how you can help.

You'll Learn:

  • How liberating it was without a smartphone (in travel and life)
  • The benefits of technology and the new sharing economy
  • Ways to enjoy the spontaneous joys of travel
  • Cool ways for you (or your children) to be creative
  • How kids can learn while traveling (think homeschooling)
  • A wonderful way to start your day
  • How to hear your inner voice
  • Tips to have the best American road trip
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Featured image courtesy of ytravelblog

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Direct download: ZTT_Caz_Unplugged_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

How can Black Digital Nomad help you?

What is one thing you absolutely need to do to succeed at becoming location independent?....So you can have the freedom to travel without limits.

My guest today is the founder of Black Digital Nomad, where her mission is to inspire people of color to work from anywhere in the world. She is also a Facebook ad strategist and today you are going to hear about the remote work lifestyle, what it takes to make it, how to leverage Facebook to grow your business, and a ton more.

Please welcome Melody Thomas to the show!

Tune In To Learn:

  • The main benefit of solo travel
  • Good piece of advice to follow if you are lost
  • How to deal with racial microaggressions
  • An excellent way to grow your business and put yourself out there
  • The best way to be successful using Facebook ads
  • How to make your business truly work
  • The most precious asset for a digital nomad
  • How to increase your chances of running your business full time
  • One major mindset shift that you need to make (to create success)

Resources:

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

What is one awesome thing about travel that gives you personal peace?

Today you are going to get a wide ranging interview where you'll hear a bunch of important themes for all travelers....like:

  • Identity and Perception
  • What it’s like to take on a leadership role
  • And of course plenty of travel talk

My guest is the founder and editor of the largest western Muslim friendly travel blog where she helps Muslims explore the world without breaking the bank, offers advice on halal travel, gives some Muslim friendly destinations, and so much more. Please welcome Elena Nikolova to the show....and be sure to check out her work here.

Remember that “Even a smile is charity"....

Tune In Now To Learn:

  • What can break down barriers and bring people together
  • How to become a better person
  • Cool things about Islam
  • Why it's important to be flexible while traveling
  • How pain can make you stronger
  • Why you need human interaction sometimes
  • The Achilles heel for the experienced traveler
  • Travel tips to bring excitement and smiles (to you and others)

Resources:

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

What one thing can help you travel more and lead to a whole new travel adventure?

How does travel change you?

Tune in to hear Joe Ferrara's transition to travel story. He left his job and totally changed his life around to take a bike trip around the USA.  Check out his work at Tri For Travel.

Transition to travel can be difficult, scary, and even intimidating - making that leap is a HUGE decision. Tune in to hear Joe's story to gain a new perspective and learn what you can do (better) during your own transition.

You'll hear what it was like before Joe left and then we reconnect 6 months later. This may be your chance to time travel. What advice would you give your future self?

Check out these before and after photos of Joe. It is amazing what can happen in 6 months!

You'll Learn:

  • How you can redefine home
  • Ways to overcome your fear of leaving a steady paycheck
  • What you can do to create a travel based lifestyle
  • How to embrace your adventure and enjoy it
  • How weird things can make fun stories (think Bigfoot)
  • Biggest challenges when bike trippin' around the USA
  • The best way to connect with strangers
  • How your perceptions can change when you are on the road
  • What does a lot of good for your self
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

How can budget travel support and enhance your travel experience?

What is the top strategy for long term travel success?

Today you'll hear all about extreme budget travel from my buddy Matt Derrick.

He is the founder of Squat the Planet, the largest social network for misfit travelers. And he is the author of the new book, The Anarchists Guide to Travel- A manual for future hitchhikers, hobos, and other misfit wanderers.

Budget travel makes life interesting and fun in so many ways.

Tune In Now To Learn:

  • How to remove all travel costs if possible
  • Ways to experience life from a different perspective
  • How you can broaden your horizons
  • Why it's good to be open minded and accepting of others
  • How to find ways to support yourself
  • The best ways to stay safe when squatting
  • One way to save money for your next travels
  • Best tips when dealing with the police
  • How to connect with people at a street level
  • Best tactics for shopping for gear
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

How can you harness the power of culture shock (and reverse culture shock) to use it to your advantage?

Do you get a little angsty when you return to your home country after an extended period of time?

Today you are in for a special episode recorded in person with my buddy Trav, co-founder of a community we run- Location Indie.

Have you thought about living in another country?  And have you thought about how you'll feel when you return home?

Tune in now to find out how you can take advantage of this unique situation.

You'll Learn:

  • How to make expat life a little easier
  • One thing that can lead to reverse culture shock
  • How to re-integrate yourself back into your home country
  • Ways to generate a new awareness
  • Possible struggles you can have when returning home
  • How your whole perspective can change
  • How to open up interactions with anyone
  • And so much more

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Culture_Shock_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

What one realization can lead to a life of travel?

Have you traveled just to go to a music festival?

You are in for a fun show today with our resident experts on all things music festival and travel related, and my good friends, Jason and Kelly Law from Festy Go Nuts.

These two experts (they are the real deal) have gone to TONS of music festivals and will provide advice on music festivals, staying at music festivals, and all the fun stuff that goes on.

You'll get 11 tips to help you out if you plan on attending any music festivals (which you most likely will after listening). Let’s go nuts and jump right in!

You'll Learn:

  • How to have a much better time at a music festival
  • Why you'll be so much happier doing this one thing
  • How to keep the fun going when the music ends
  • A good way to meet new friends
  • What can be a good conversation starter
  • How to create something like a fun Halloween night
  • Why flair is a good thing
  • The best way to let your guard down
  • How to embrace the unique experience happening to you
  • Why having no plan is a good idea
  • How to have your ultimate moment

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Top_11_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Are you ready to shred America?

Is it better to do a lot of research or no research at all when you get into an adventure?

You've heard me cover a lot of modes of transportation on this podcast....from walking around the world, to bike touring, horseback riding and more, but this is a first..

My guest today traveled 950 miles from Chicago to New York on his skateboard with a group of 3 other 20 year old's (back in 2008).  And he has just released a film about the journey called Shred America.

Shred America

Please welcome Michael Kosciesza to the show. He'll give you the scoop on:

  • The overall adventure
  • What it’s like to experience America by long-distance skateboarding
  • Travel film-making
  • And much more

Tune In To Learn:

  • One key to make an adventure really happen
  • What forces you to reflect on everything
  • How to create a unique and authentic film
  • The advantages of the old school way of traveling
  • The biggest life lesson from Shred America
  • Where you sleep when skateboarding across America

Resources:

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

How do you find time to travel when you are working a full-time job?

Plus, how do you find a good cheap flight deal?

Tune in today to get some awesome tips and strategies from Jen Ruiz.  She is a lawyer who took 20 trips in 12 months last year while employed full time.  Learn how you can squeeze it all in and really get around to see the things you want to see.

Be sure to check out her new book, The Affordable Flight Guide: How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets and See the World on a Budget.  And learn how you can"fly for less and travel more" at Jen on a Jet Plane.

You'll Learn:

  • How to find the right work-travel balance for you
  • Benefits of solo travel
  • What can take you away from everything that you’ve ever known
  • Favorite method for getting cheap flights
  • How the non-traditional booking can save you money
  • How magical opportunities open up
  • Tips to adjust to extreme travel
  • The best ways to stretch your time
  • What can give you faith to put yourself out there
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Featured image courtesy of @jenonajetplane

Direct download: ZTT_Jen_Ruiz_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

How do you use big picture thinking to accomplish all of your travel goals....and life goals for that matter?

Does the idea of long term travel or the nomadic lifestyle match up with the reality of it?

Today you are going to get an audio snapshot of one couple's transition to travel journey. Learn about the process of leaving a job and/or totally changing your life around to accommodate more travel. Making that leap is a huge decision and it's important for you to hear real stories to gain new perspectives.

Come along with Sofia and Teague as they share what it was like right before they were leaving; after they quit their jobs and all the stuff they did to transition to that long-term travel lifestyle. And then they come back over a year later after traveling the world....to share how they changed as individuals, as a couple, and how they transformed.

Think time travel; it will be unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

Plus, you'll get some tips around budgeting, packing, and so much more.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • One of the biggest struggles when leaving your job
  • Highly recommended action that feels so good (even if you are not traveling)
  • A good way to integrate into the local economy
  • How to truly appreciate how other people live
  • Super important part of planning travel
  • How to adjust to living out of a backpack
  • One sign of a good trip
  • When you know you are no longer in vacation mode
  • One of the healthiest things you can get out of travel
  • Major realizations after long term travel
  • What affirms the basic decency of human beings
  • The ultimate relationship crucible
  • One of the most valuable things about travel

Resources:

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

How has travel been intertwined in your life?

Are you ready for more travel lessons?

Tune in today for Part Two of 20 Lessons From 20 Years of Travel. So grateful to have had so many travel experiences and blessed to share some travel nuggets with you; hope they help you create a satisfying life.

Plus, the tables are turned and you'll finally hear my answer to the question: "Why does travel matter?"

Let's get into it.

You'll Learn:

  • Ways to cross all cultural boundaries
  • One thing that can open up a lot of travel
  • How to add up savings (wherever you go)
  • The ultimate packing tip
  • The truth of happiness
  • How to "find yourself" through travel
  • How to free your mind to choose your life
  • The biggest opportunities for personal growth
  • Ways to amplify your appreciation for everything
  • Why you should follow your heart

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_20_lessons_part_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What lessons have you learned from travel?

Can you think back in your life and recall when you got your first desire to travel.....or were just intrigued with exploring the world?

Tune in today for Part One of 20 Lessons From 20 Years of Travel.  If you've done a lot of traveling, maybe this will give you a chance to reflect on how travel has shaped you.  If you are gearing up for travel, you might get some ideas on what to expect and some universal practical tips.

Today you'll get the first 10 lessons; come back next week to get the last 10. It is always good to appreciate where you have been, what you’ve done, and how it has impacted you...in travel and in life.

You'll Learn:

  • Why you should just go for it
  • How to save more money and gain freedom
  • Ways to appreciate little moments
  • What connects us all
  • A great excuse to travel (for total enjoyment)
  • How to experience some of the highlights around the world
  • Why you should take risks
  • How interacting with locals can enhance your experience
  • How to get some of the highest travel rewards
  • Why you should embrace your freedom

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_20_Lessons_Part_1_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

What have your travels led to in your life?

Today you'll hear 3 HUGE reasons why travel is so much more than just travel. Plus, hear how happenstance can serve you!

My guest Dr. John Krumboltz has created the most liberating career and life theory that you'll ever hear.

He's a renowned counseling psychologist, professor of education and psychology at Stanford university, and co author of the book, Luck is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to maintain balance to keep open to happenstance
  • Ways to better recognize opportunities as they pop up
  • What every human being does
  • Why it's good to pick what you enjoy at any moment
  • How to eliminate pressure to decide
  • Why we should examine our society
  • A wonderful question to ask people
  • Why you don't need to have a plan
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

How far could you go on a tandem bike?

Tune in today for the first ever live Zero To Travel podcast! Coming at you from a popular travel shop in Oslo, Norway.

Learn what it takes to ride a tandem bike 21,000km from Norway to Cape Town, South Africa. You'll hear how one Swedish couple did just that for their honeymoon in 2012.

Plus, you'll hear them answer questions direct from the live audience.

Norway To Cape Town On A Tandem Bike + How Sweet It Is Please welcome Rasmus and Susan to the show

Check out their work at Life of Engberg.

You’ll hear plenty of tips along the way on:

  • Travel through Europe and Africa
  • How to stay committed to adventures/travels
  • What it's like to bike through 24 countries
  • How to set yourself up for long-term travel
  • What you can learn from a 13,000 mile bike trip
  • How to create your own holy moments
  • Tips for taking your own bike tour
  • How to see a country in slow motion
  • Building your life around travel
  • What to do after you complete your trip
  • And a ton more

Resources:

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

Have you heard of Astrolocality?

For centuries, travelers used the stars to navigate around the world. Today you'll hear about that concept with a little twist - and learn how you can use the stars and planets to find your next destination...

How To Find Your Power Places Using Astrolocality

Plus, what is the most important thing we should learn in school that education does not teach us?

My guest today is here to help you unleash your genius using a variety of tools that you may not be used to, including astrology, numerology, and human design.

You are going to find out more about all of these topics, learn more about astrolocality, and a whole lot of other stuff you don’t want to miss!

Please welcome VerDarLuz to the show. Check out his work at Find Your Power Places.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to choose your own life
  • Ways to attract similar energies
  • What can show you your sexual desires and affections
  • One thing that can be the ultimate psychology
  • How you can use astrology to your advantage
  • How to attract the right energy (if you want a certain kind of relationship)
  • Where to go to meet some teachers or find some awesome relationships
  • A major tool for revealing synchronicity
  • Expert tips to get clients
  • How to determine when it is time to chill out somewhere
  • Long term travel tips

Resources:

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

How can being honest kick start a new life of travel?

My guests today are co-authors of the new National Geographic Book, Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer.

Please welcome Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson to the show!

They are here to talk beer and travel – two of my favorite topics.

And even if you don’t enjoy any suds, you are going to hear about a bunch of other topics, like:

  • How this particular National Geographic book evolved
  • How beer can shape a place
  • The 4 ingredients of travel

Warning, this show might make you thirsty…

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to get an explorers grant to go drink beer around the world
  • The responsibilities of a beer Jefe
  • What can change the whole dynamic of an area
  • Arguably the most popular beer you can find
  • Highlights of some of the most interesting breweries in the world
  • Incredibly important point that is overlooked by beer judges (and beer lovers in general)
  • Why it is best to create your own opinions and your own favorites
  • How to participate in the Beer It Forward program
  • What can help you start planning trips
  • How to embody human creativity and perseverance in 12 ounces

Resources:

Atlas Of Beer: The Crossroads Of Beer and Travel It’s a sign!…Outside of a bar in Oslo

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Direct download: ZTT_Atlas_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

Ready for more of the World's cheapest destinations?

Get excited as we welcome back award winning travel writer Tim Leffel from Cheapest Destinations Blog for part two of the World’s cheapest destinations 2018.

If you listened to part one, you surely had to re-think your bucket list. Or maybe you added a new place to visit in Central America, Mexico, or Europe.

Get pumped up to knock off the rest of the World's cheapest destinations 2018....in Asia and beyond!

Tune In To Learn:

  • Where you can easily get a visa and go on beautiful hikes (and it's really inexpensive)
  • The best place to go that has smiling happy people (that speak English)
  • How to beat the crowds and explore multiple islands
  • Where you can buy your way into residency (and get some of the best food)
  • How to deposit your way into a retirement visa (over 50) in Thailand
  • Best place to collaborate with expats (the digital nomad capital)
  • Expert tip to get the cheapest accommodations in Asia
  • Where to find cheap living expenses, friendly people, and amazing beauty
  • The place where you can actually get a 10 year multiple entry visa
  • Where it is easy to get a Visa to stay and work (plus cheap food and booze)
  • Amazing food and drink spots around the world (do you like coffee or beer?)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Tim_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What are some of the World's cheapest destinations?

I hope your bucket list isn’t too set in stone, because after listening to this episode, you are going to want to reorder it. You are going to be tempted to add a whole bunch of things to it as you hear about the World’s Top 24 Cheapest Destinations (today is part one).

Who doesn't love wanderlust? I have a feeling you are going to get very excited today when you hear from my guest Tim Leffel. He helps people find the cheapest places to travel and THE best places around the world to live or base yourself (for less).

Check out his award winning website and travel writing at The Cheapest Destinations Blog. He is also the author of A Better Life For Half The Price – an outstanding resource and quite an entertaining book.

Let's get right into it!

You'll Learn:

  • How to recognize “cheap destinations” for your lifestyle
  • The easiest place to hang out as a tourist without getting a residency visa
  • How to find the right balance between foreigners and the local culture
  • Where to find the retirement capital of South America (for foreigners)
  • The best resource for buying real estate internationally
  • One of the best places to stay for 6 months every year (on a tourist visa)
  • Where to find the cheapest food, booze, and rent in Latin America
  • What European city has the most places where you'd say “I could live here”
  • Where to find cheap skiing in Eastern Europe
  • The place to find the best wine in Europe that you’ve never heard of
  • One of the cheapest places to buy real estate in the world
  • Where Americans can stay an entire year on a tourist visa

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Tim_1_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

How can you make less money than you do now, but travel more?

Tune in to find out how to do just that; plus you'll get some awesome tips for wandering freelancers!

Please welcome Haley Akins to the show. She was our December member of the month at Location Indie, so she's the perfect guest to share her full time freelancer story.

Haley is a motion designer and animator and has been freelancing for about 3 years. Before that she was working for Across the Pond and a sports broadcasting company. She wanted more travel and more freedom in her life, so she found freelancing and hasn't looked back.

Today you'll get some tips and tricks on how you can create success as a freelancer. Listen in now.

You'll Learn:

  • The #1 tip for managing clients
  • What can allow you to take a whole month off
  • Easy to remember rule about rates (for more profits)
  • How to keep business coming in
  • How to raise your profile in the industry (to get more work)
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to ask
  • One thing that helps you realize what is really important
  • Why you need to consistently make things happen
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

Is it possible to create a life of travel in a single day?

Today Michelle Dale stops by to share how she did it and gives some tips on how you can do it too! Back in 2005, Michelle had what she describes as “an epiphany” that her life wasn’t how she wanted it to be. So, in a single day she quit her job, listed her property for sale, and purchased a one way ticket out of her home country (she was only 23 years old!).

That was the beginning of her new life as a nomad – and the start of her business, Virtual Miss Friday where she provides business operations solutions to digital entrepreneurs, among other things.

You'll hear her advice on how to transition to full time travel and a life abroad, her top lifestyle business tips, travel advice, and much more.

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why you have nothing to lose
  • How to get support from community
  • Ways to let your intuition guide you
  • How to look at the good in any situation
  • How to run a lifestyle business (before, during, and after pregnancy)
  • Awesome outreach tips (to get people's attention)
  • Biggest mistakes you should avoid in regards to a lifestyle business
  • Tips on how to get things done when you are not around
  • The best thing about commitment

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Michelle_Dale.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

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