Zero To Travel Podcast (travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts)

If you are somebody who is interested in living that location independent lifestyle, where you can run a business from the road or earn money while you travel, what do you do?

Do you just take off and go for it? Or do you plan it out in advance, and then take the trip?

My guest today, Paul Lam, falls on the impulsive side as he just took off and went for it! He also runs The Path Hunters Podcast which "encourages people to unleash their inner beast so they can live a life of purpose and passion."

Remember that "successes” and “failures” happen on both sides of the spectrum.

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why things don't always work out like you thought they would.
  • Ways to define or measure success.
  • What lessons you can learn from failure.
  • One thing the travel experience can teach you.
  • Why it might be a good idea to start a side hustle.
  • The price you have to pay for seeking more individual freedom.
  • An interesting approach to long-term travel.
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts.

Featured image courtesy of @pathhunters

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

What is one of the most important habits you can develop that will allow you to live a life of travel?

Tune in today as my friend Jackie, from Jump Travel Podcast (formerly the budget minded traveler podcast), stops by for a series of pop up travel questions.

We each came up with 3 different travel questions that we are going to riff on....but neither of us knows each other’s questions.

On today's Zero To Travel episode, you'll hear Jackie answer my 3 questions. And then over at her Jump Travel Podcast, you'll hear me answer Jackie's 3 questions.

This is going to be fun so be sure to check out both podcasts to get some off the cuff insights on creating the best travel experience.

You'll Learn:

  • How to build courage muscles.
  • What can totally reframe the things you are uncomfortable with.
  • Ways to open up someone else's entire world to you.
  • One thing that has the potential to change even the smallest situations.
  • What can be so freeing when you travel.
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Looking for more Z2T Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

Featured image courtesy of @travelingjackie

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

How can Natalie Sisson help you grow your location independent business (so it earns you enough money to travel)?

Is it possible that having constraints can create more freedom?

Tune in today as my favorite Kiwi and Freedomist, Natalie Sisson returns to give you 5 tips to create location independent income. Check out her new book, The Freedom Plan and access her free course to "Learn How to Build Your Online Business so You Can Work Less, Earn Multiple Revenue Streams and Live Your Dream Lifestyle."

These tips will help you think about how you can design your life and your business into something that works with your travel lifestyle (or the travel lifestyle you want).

Learn how you can be a digital nomad and live on the road or have a home base and travel whenever you want.

You'll Learn:

  • How to create your perfect day.
  • Why it can actually be cheaper to travel full time.
  • One way to monetize your knowledge.
  • A really good strategy to automate your business.
  • Ways to save you time and help you make money.
  • Why freedom is always about choice.
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

Featured image courtesy of @nataliesisson


What is one place you're dying to visit where you've never been?

Today you are in for another coffee chat with a lovely guest- my wife Anne Dorthe! You'll hear us break down the top 10 places we’re dying to visit.

You'll hear 5 different categories: beach spot, mountain spot, amazing city, spiritual site, and historical site.

Hopefully, you get a few new destinations on your radar or get some ideas for your next trip.

What are you going to put on your list?

Tune in to get your travel juices flowing and fuel your wanderlust.

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Top_10_To_Go.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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.

Resources:

Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts.

Direct download: ZTT_Ethan_7_Lessons_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

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!

Resources:

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

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.

Resources:

Looking for more Z2T Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

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

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.

Resources:

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

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

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:

Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts.

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

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.

Resources:

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

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:

Looking for more Z2T Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

*Featured image courtesy of @balanceandpeace

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

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!

Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts


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.

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

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

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. 

Resources:

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

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:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

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

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!

Resources:

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


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:

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

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

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:

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

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

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:

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

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

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.

Resources:

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

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:

Please check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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

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:

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

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

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:

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

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

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 EST

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

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

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

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:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Be sure to check out the archives now!

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

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

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

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

How can you travel more in 2018?

Plus, why is it important to do what you love?

In today's episode, you'll get 3 small simple steps to help you achieve any travel goal in the coming new year.

Let's get this year started right and lock in some travel goals/intentions. Make sure you get to do the things you want to do this coming year (travel-wise) and make sure you are not putting it off any longer.

Remember that conscious decisions dictate your life. You are the captain of your ship and can set the course for wherever you want to go.

Happy New Year and wishing you all the best for 2018!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_2018_Goals_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Welcome to the 4th annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular!!!

Grab a Julebrus and get warm and cozy in front of a crackling fire, with stockings hanging, candles burning in the background, and a white star in the window...a very Norwegian Christmas tradition. Really, white stars are everywhere.

Do you know how many Norwegian words contain "Jul" (Christmas)? The holidays start early in December as Jul is added into your body and mind. Today we'll uncover a mystery; are Norwegians really crazy for Christmas?

Tune in now to hear how "Jul" is everywhere in Norway as my wife Anne-Dorthe and I talk Norwegian Christmas snacks, Juleøl (Christmas beer), markets, food, music, traditions, and all the other joys of the crazy (in the best way possible) Norwegian Christmas.

[caption id="attachment_2733" align="alignleft" width="4032"]4th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular A shelf full of Juleøl (aka Christmas beer)[/caption]

And be sure to take in all the sights and sounds of the Norwegian Christmas.

[caption id="attachment_2734" align="alignleft" width="4032"]4th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular Full on band…outside of the local grocery store![/caption]

Can't believe this is our 4th Christmas spectacular. Be sure to check out the last 3 Norwegian Christmas Spectacular Episodes:

You'll hear about the traditional Norwegian Christmas and a one horse open sleigh in rural Norway. Listen now.

Listen to hear the 12 things we love about the Norwegian Christmas. Check out the 12 days of Christmas here.

Check out 9 delightful Norwegian holiday traditions that “Jul” be sure to love. You can listen now here.

Get together with family and friends to share love and joy. I appreciate you for being part of the Zero To Travel Podcast family. Happy Holidays my friend!

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Direct download: ZTT_X-mas_4_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

How can you break into the multi-billion dollar Airbnb business?

Today Zeona McIntyre stops by to share how you can earn money while you travel the world....even if you don’t live anywhere and you don’t own any real estate whatsoever!

Zeona has been to 44 countries and she spends half of each year traveling the world using a variety of travel tactics, but the main one is Airbnb. She owns five properties, manages 20 properties, and teaches others how to invest in properties (with Airbnb in mind) to create automated businesses.

She suggests keeping an open mind about everything to create a life of long term travel.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How co-hosting is creating hugely abundant opportunities to manage
  • Why you need to do extensive research before investing in a property
  • How to take advantage of different markets without owning a place
  • Ways to get started with co-hosting (to manage from anywhere in the world)
  • How much you can earn in a month co-hosting with Airbnb
  • What you can leverage to automate the process
  • How working 5-10 hours a week could replace your job
  • How to create an income while you are out of your house (traveling the world)
  • And so much more

Resources:

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*featured image courtesy of @adventurousz

Direct download: ZTT_Zeona_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:18pm EST

Have you ever wondered how to be a polyglot?

My guest today is a polyglot who has studied more than 25 different languages including a total of nine different alphabets and writing systems.

Please welcome Ellen Jovin to the show! Check out her work here where she chronicles her linguistic adventures (and misadventures) and provides resources for other language learners.

Tune in today to get advice around self-learning or learning a language on your own.

You'll Learn:

  • How to create a connection that goes straight to your heart
  • Ways to be generous to the world
  • How to structure the 3 prongs of language learning
  • The best way to express your grammatical super powers
  • Method to multiply your time to learn
  • Tips to get over fears of speaking a new language
  • Why a sense of humor is critical for language learning
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

Are you ready for some Ladan travel wisdom?

My guest today is a multi-passionate wanderer, polyglot, and host of the Travel Wisdom Podcast.  He brings his experience from travel in over 100 countries.....

Please welcome Ladan Jiracek to the show!

Today you'll hear a mix of topics including:

  • How to go to college in Europe for 50x less than it costs to go in the states
  • The advantages and disadvantages of solo travel
  • The definition of wisdom and how that relates to travel
  • Tips on meeting locals when you travel
  • 3 best pieces of advice for someone who wants to visit 100 or more countries
  • Benefits of learning a language for travelers

Tune In To Learn:

  • One of the most underrated skills for traveling
  • How to create a whole new identity and way of thinking
  • Ways to go deeper into a country
  • How to use travel as a vehicle for learning
  • Why everyone should travel
  • How to take the power back (in life and travel)
  • And so much more

Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives now for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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

How does resistance play into your ability to fill your life with travel?

You'll hear about this type of resistance, plus:

  • Travel blogging and what it's like to run that business from the road
  • How to handle getting burned out on long term travel
  • The process around figuring out if you should stop traveling and maybe settle down for a bit

Do you like unforgettable food experiences?  My guests today have been traveling full time since 2008 and run Food Fun Travel.  You'll hear some tips on finding those extra special culinary delights on the road, learn how to make a living as a travel blogger, and get advice on how to pick an international home base.

Please welcome Tommo and Megsy to show!
The Reality Of Full Time Travel Blogging with Tommo and Megsy

Tune In To Learn:

  • How gap years can help you live differently
  • Ways to compromise with the travel lifestyle
  • Biggest revelation for a long term traveler
  • Most important skills to develop for a travel blogger
  • Biggest mistake most newbie travel bloggers make
  • How to find the best places to eat (wherever you go)
  • The ultimate travel meal
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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*photos courtesy of Food Fun Travel

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

You are in for real treat today as Heath Armstrong shares some sweet ass strategies for achieving anything fast in travel and in life!  Heath has quite an incredible story. In early 2015 he was in the process of re-imagining his life to become location independent to gain more freedom and travel more.  Since then he has:

  • Sold his house and everything he owned to eliminate distractions/debt and discover meaning
  • Retired his regular ‘career’ for full-time location-independence, freedom, and travel
  • Built an automated e-commerce business that did over $600k in revenue in 2016

On top of that he created The Sweet Ass Journal to Develop Your Happiness Muscle in 100 Days.  It will help you learn and implement the habits, strategies, and personal practices he dissected from 100+ interviews with creative entrepreneurs to destroy what he calls “resistance gremlins”.....and build your freedom empire.

Just a few things you'll hear about today:

  • Gremlin bashin’
  • Minimalism
  • The importance of habits
  • How to get over the fear of failure
  • What you can do to have better focus

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to destroy resistance and bring opportunity back to life
  • Ways to experience personal healing
  • One way to transition your mindset to possibilities
  • 4 steps to minimize distractions and take action
  • How to create success in business and life
  • Habits to overcome self-doubt
  • Easy way to get started when you have a fear
  • How to manage your time to transition to a location independent entrepreneur
  • And much more

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Heath_Uncensored_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Have you ever considered that the way you think about travel can be the difference between going and getting stuck at home?

Today Nat Eliason stops by to discuss how to be free and what that really means. Tune in now to hear a wide range of topics including:

  • Why a lot of people get into the digital nomad scene or the full-time travel scene
  • How to avoid travel burnout
  • Benefits of choosing something
  • Why too much freedom can be detrimental and how to manage that
  • Why building a relationship with a city is important
  • Remote work trends and the best business model to become location independent fast
  • And a ton more

Nat has lived in various cities around the world while traveling as a full time digital nomad, although that has changed recently. He writes actionable in-depth articles on a variety of topics like sex, lifestyle business, cryptocurrency, meditation, travel, and more. Check out his articles and more here.

You'll Learn:

  • How to design your life around freedom
  • The current state of digital nomad-ism
  • Ways to sustain the nomad lifestyle
  • Cool ways to test out ideas without having to (basically) spend money
  • How to make conversations with parents infinitely easier
  • One of the best self development tools
  • Why you need to let go of travel guilt

Resources:

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

Photo courtesy of @nateliason

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

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:

  • How budget travel brings you closer to a place
  • The best way to tour Scotland
  • How to take advantage of the Alaska ferry system
  • What kind of accommodations to expect on cheap Alaska cruises
  • What you can bring on an Alaskan cruise (you'll be surprised)
  • A traveler's best friend
  • How to get around each small town in Alaska
  • The overall cost of a cheap Alaskan adventure

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:

  • Southeast- The Inside Passage: Juneaus, Gold rush history, Glaciers, wildlife and whale watching
  • South Central- Gateway to Denali: Access to Denali, Glaciers, kayak/rafting, hiking, cycling, fishing, pioneer history, wildlife
  • Southwest- Kodiak and the Aleutian Chain: Russian and WWII history, birding, volcano, whale and bear viewing, Native culture

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:

  • Pay attention to the time that the ship arrives in port as sometimes they land in the middle of the night.  Find out when the Sun will be coming up and maybe you'll want to disembark
  • Book early for cabins
  • Make sure the ship has the amenities you want
  • Most popular ports:  Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, Whittier, Homer, Kodiak
  • Side trips can be arranged to view Grizzly Bears.  The best time is during the salmon running which begins in July
  • Bring lots of layers and a good hat and/or ear muffs (as it can be cold even in the summer)
  • Don't forget to pack binoculars
  • If you have a vehicle, you are usually only allowed to go to it once a day
  • Only go one way.  You will have seen enough nature and wildlife and don't need a round trip.

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?

Additional resources:

Direct download: ZTT_Alaska_Cruise_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

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.

Hidden Paths and Sacred Rides with Mike Brcic

You'll Learn:

  • How being a terrible employee can actually help you
  • Why finding your own path is important for personal happiness
  • The essence of a lifestyle business
  • How to build a business around your passion
  • The most important quality for success
  • How Sacred Rides operates around the world (and helps locals)
  • Advice for people looking to start their own travel or adventure biz
  • How to set yourself up for travel and new adventures

Resources:

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

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

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!

The World's Longest Honeymoon with Mike and Anne from Honeytrek

You'll Learn:

  • Advice for hopeful travel writers (to get publishing deals)
  • Why travel is a formative and educational experience
  • How to have the World's longest honeymoon
  • How to exit responsibly (for long term travel)
  • Why you should go on your honeymoon before you get married
  • How travel can enhance your relationship
  • Why it's awesome to mix and match travel styles
  • Advice for traveling couples
  • How to run a business with your spouse or significant other (and stay sane and happy)
  • The #1 key to long term travel

Resources:

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

Photos courtesy of @honeytrek

Direct download: ztt_honeyTrek_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

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:

  • How to live more meaningful days
  • Ways to be inspired (instead of jealous)
  • How to reach out and capture data in your brain
  • A wonderful way to travel and connect with the community
  • How to feel richer in all aspects of your life
  • The hack to traveling on your terms
  • Ways to make money while on the road
  • How to find real wealth in travel

Resources:

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

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

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!

You'll Learn:

  • Where the travel magic happens
  • What can fight against too much caffeine
  • Best ways to come up with great ideas for any business
  • Great piece of advice to make connections on the ground (wherever you go)
  • Lessons for your first bike tour
  • How to achieve greatness
  • What gives you an appreciation for home
  • The best resources for bike touring in Europe
  • What is included in a bicycle touring gourmet meal
  • Best thing to take the edge off loneliness (when on a solo trip)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

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

Where are some of the most beautiful places in the world?

Where have you been?

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top most beautiful places he's been in the World.

We broke up the Top 20 Most Beautiful Places We've Been In The World into two podcasts. In this episode (Part One), you'll hear each of our rankings (#10 to #6) of the most beautiful places we've ever been in the world. Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast (for Part Two) to get each of our Top (#5 to #1) most beautiful places in the world that we've been to.

Plus, we break down the Top 16 Beautiful Places We’d Like To Go over on the Location Indie Podcast.

This is going to be fun!

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to relive your travel experiences
  • Where to find a magical experience (you didn't expect to have)
  • One of the most beautiful places on earth
  • Where you can take a cable car up a mountain
  • A place to fall in love with hiking
  • One of our favorite places on the planet
  • Where worldly colors come out of the earth
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

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

Have you ever wondered how to see the Northern Lights in Norway?

Are the Northern Lights on your bucket list?

Tune in today to hear how you can do it affordably in a notoriously expensive Scandinavian country and when and where should you go.

My friend and fellow expat David Nickel stops by to give you the inside scoop on the Norwegian Northern Lights phenomenon. David is a travel journalist and author of several books, including the new Moon Guidebook to Norway.

Be sure to check out the Norway Northern Lights in the video below.

You'll Learn:

  • The number one thing that is not on any pre-trip travel checklist that should be
  • The best way to create a deeper connection to a place and it's people
  • One key element to integrate into the Norwegian experience
  • Best piece of advice to learn about local customs (when moving to a new country)
  • A detailed description of the Northern Lights
  • Typical ways you can arrange a Norwegian Northern Lights experience
  • The reality of writing a guide book about a country
  • Plus so much more!

Resources:

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

Have you heard of DNX Global?

If you are a digital nomad or aspire to be one, you need to check it out. You'll learn how more and more people are earning a living from their laptop; on the fly while they are traveling. It is an incredible way to roam and be free, but it also means you travel with a lot of responsibilities (and there are many challenges to the digital nomad lifestyle).

I connect with my buddy Fred Perrotta from Tortuga backpacks (in Lisbon!) to give you the down low on the digital nomad conference (DNX Global). You'll hear all about:

  • The current digital nomad scene
  • The various stages of being a digital nomad
  • What the digital nomad experience is like on the ground
  • What are the hot businesses right now

Check out this review of the Tortuga Homebase Travel Backpack:

Also, please donate to the emergency fund for Samir's (our Trekking Nepal guide) Niece. Thank you.

Tune In To Learn:

  • Who attends DNX Global
  • Why meeting in person creates momentum
  • How to get into the digital nomad bubble
  • Why digital nomads are all about collaboration and partnership
  • How to use entrepreneurship as a tool to get the life you want

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Fred_DNX_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

Have you ever traveled to an ugly place and found the beauty in it?

Today you'll hear about transitioning off the road (from a nomadic life) to a more settled existence. This can be tricky, but tune in to hear how you can do it successfully (and peacefully).

My guest is on a mission to help 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs create true freedom in life by 2020. The 3rd edition of her book- Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom In Business and Adventure In Life - is available now!

Please welcome Natalie Sisson to the show. You can learn more about Natalie and her mission at The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Plus, stay until the end for a special giveaway (worth $1000).

You'll Learn:

  • How to know when it's time for a break from life on the road
  • The definition of a lifestyle property
  • How to keep your brand identity (when you are making changes)
  • Ways to create a basis to start a new foundation
  • How a digital sabbatical can help you
  • The most valuable thing in the world (it's free)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Natalie_S_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Have you seen the Biciclown around the world?

What is the one thing about travel that never ceases to amaze you?

Tune in to learn what travel can reveal about yourself, others, and the world. Plus, you'll gain some wisdom from a gentleman who lives his life on the road- Álvaro Neil (aka Biciclown).

Álvaro quit his job as a lawyer and left (in 2004) his home town in Spain to tour the world on a bicycle. He arrived in England after cycling through 114 countries, and stayed with Emma who is a host on Warm Showers; a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. Emma recorded this interview with Álvaro, the Biciclown in early August 2017, near the end of his world tour, which he will finish back in his Spanish home town on November 19th (after exactly 13 years on the road!).

Álvaro is also a clown, an author, and a documentary filmmaker. Through his project, ‘Miles of Smiles Around the World’ he performs clown shows to people in need.

Today You'll Learn:

  • Why travel by bicycle
  • The worst thing about traveling by bicycle
  • How to easily communicate with others
  • Why there is no real reason to quit
  • How not to get help in North America
  • One of the best things about being on the road
  • How the Biciclown manages karma in his life
  • The three most important keys to life
  • How to make a business about life on the road

Resources:

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

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

How does the lens through which you see the world affect your reality and your ability to travel?

How do you feel about your reality?

My guest today is the co-founder of Unbounded Adventures, a new tour company currently running small group trips to Peru. Today you'll hear all about:

  • Launching a tour company
  • Desert survival
  • Spiritual travel
  • Psychedelics
  • And much more

Please welcome Tim Richard to the show.

Tune In Now To Learn:

  • How to re-calibrate to a new reality
  • The only thing that you can control
  • How to get a job with a tour company
  • Is Ayahuasca right for you?
  • How to experience the world from a higher perspective
  • What does spiritual travel mean?
  • And much more!

Resources:

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

Is it easy making sense of cents?

Is this the best time ever to build your life around travel?

Today you'll get advice on the following:

  • Should you pay off all of your debts before traveling?  And what order should they be paid off in?
  • If you own a home and want to travel long term, should you sell it or rent it out?
  • What are the best ways to save money for travel and still pay all your bills?

Please welcome Michelle Schroeder-Gardner to the show. She runs the personal finance lifestyle blog, Making Sense of Cents, and she’s running it while living on the road in an RV.  She's here to share her advice and help you get your head around your own finances....so you can have more of that green to travel the world!

Plus You'll Learn:

  • The best way to save money for traveling
  • The true cost of living on the road
  • Top tip to pace your spending for a year or more
  • How to extend your travel budget even further
  • Advice on health insurance for the traveler
  • What makes RV life much easier
  • How to never run out of new ideas
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

Feature photo courtesy of Making Sense Of Cents

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

Have you heard of the Grateful Gypsies?

They are two fellow live music and travel lovers and they have been traveling around the world since 2010.

Please welcome Rachel and Sasha to the show!

You can find their work at Grateful Gypsies- where they'll help you improvise your life!

Today you'll hear all about:

  • Gap years
  • Living in China and Bali
  • Working on the road
  • Traveling in SE Asia

They'll take you on another unique path towards long term travel.  Tune in to get some ideas, tips, and strategies....

You'll Learn:

  • A serious option living in another country (and earning an income)
  • The #1 benefit of a gap year
  • The diversity of Indonesia
  • How to balance traveling and documenting traveling
  • Ways to expand your horizons and open your eyes
  • And so much more

Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives now!

*Featured image courtesy of Grateful Gypsies

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

Do you think you can hit the reset button on your life?

Can you do this through travel?

My guest today says she is an “adventurist” with a deep love for travel. Her wanderlust has taken her to over 43 countries and last year she completed a three and a half month long trip to 23 countries (in all 7 continents!).

And she just released a book about her travels, From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I hit the reset button on my life.

Please welcome Dr. Quinta to the show.   Today you'll hear all about:

  • How to get to Antarctica on the cheap
  • What around the world flights can do for you
  • How to manage solo travel when you are married or in a relationship
  • Plus so much more

Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to gain confidence and courage to put yourself out there
  • Why you have to do it now (tomorrow is not guaranteed)
  • How to be proud of your life history
  • The not so secret secret about travel and life
  • How to get half off your cruise to Antarctica
  • General solo travel tips
  • Ways to make peace with yourself

Resources:

Hitting The Reset Button On Life Through Travel

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

Direct download: ZTT_Quinta_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

What refugee stories have you heard?

Today, more than ever we need to make people feel welcome and safe. It will allow you to be more accepting and you can connect in a new way.

In today's episode, you'll gain a better understanding of what the refugee experience is like from Aiman Shaqura. He came to Norway as a refugee in 1991 after 10 years on the run through 12 countries.

Helping immigrants and refugees become integrated into their new home country is a cause close to his heart, so he started Give a Job; an organization based in Norway that helps match refugees with the needs of businesses. Give a Job has helped hundreds of immigrants get work and continues to do so.

Aiman has also built and sold a number of companies; his latest project Charge is Norway's first entrepreneurial incubator for first-generation immigrants who have ambitions to create future growth companies.

You'll hear so much including:

  • Why life in a safe place was like hell in paradise
  • Thoughts around the media's coverage of the refugee crisis
  • Real refugee stories
  • How you can help refugees on the ground in your daily life
  • Best piece of business advice for budding entrepreneurs
  • The most powerful mindset strategy you've ever heard
  • And a whole lot more

Resources:

Please check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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

What is one insanely simple thing you can do to kick-start or resume a life of travel?

Today Ka Sundance stops by to share his story about how his family has been traveling the world for a long time.

He's the founder of The Sundancefamily where he and his wife help new and aspiring business owners, coaches and artists, transform their lives AND businesses to manifest more purpose, abundance and freedom.

You'll hear about:

  • What it's like to be down to your last dollar on the road
  • Full time travel and living abroad (and who it is not for)
  • What bucking the status quo for a life of travel means for your relationships
  • The definition of an authentic lifestyle business

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to create a different concept of many things
  • Ways that new opportunities appear right before your eyes
  • Why travel is so healthy
  • How to overcome fear and move forward
  • Advice for traveling with kids (family)
  • The only way you truly learn
  • Drawbacks of taking a family on the road (or traveling long term)
  • Biggest business mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  • And much, much more!

Resources:

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

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

Have you heard about Jasmine Reese and her dog Fiji?

Back in 2013 she took her puppy and her violin on a bicycle tour across the United States with less than $50 in her pocket.

She was, in her words, a “chubby city girl, trying to regain self-confidence and recapture the person she thought she’d lost.”

Learn more about her travels and music at Fijapaw.

You'll hear how Jasmine has gained a renewed faith in humanity while experiencing profound acts of kindness from strangers, and how she reshaped both her body and her mind.

Learn how your attitude defines your action and how you can create a life of travel.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to use your internal power
  • Ways to get out of your rut
  • How to start planning a bicycle tour across the USA
  • Where to stay when traveling by bicycle (with your pet)
  • What do you eat while on the road
  • Why the journey is more important than the destination
  • Practical tips for saving money (and creating money)
  • Pros and Cons of riding 12 hours a day
  • The smart way to hitchhike
  • And so much more

Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese

Resources:

Pink Eye Lament with Zen Ben:

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

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

How do your expectations around a trip affect the trip itself?

Tune in to hear about expectations, plus you'll get a travel box of chocolates.

My guest today is the founder of The Strange and New where she aims to “cut the bs out of travel." She is also an editor for Matador and she is here to discuss a potpourri of travel topics.

Please welcome Jacqueline Kehoe to the show. Let's dive in!

You'll Learn:

  • How to have the time of your life (and meet your best friends ever)
  • Why staying in one place can actually be traveling
  • Can you have Travel A.D.D
  • One of the best motivators out there
  • How to find yourself through travel
  • Ways to carry your happiness with you
  • How to document travel (so you don't go overboard)
  • How to get your soul chords vibrating
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

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

Are you ready for your Estonian E-Residency?

The Republic of Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency- a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location independent business online. Plus, e-residency enables secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online.

Today you'll hear from the managing director of e-residency for the government of Estonia, Kasper Korjus. He's going to give you the details on their E-Residency program and you'll learn how you can easily make Estonia your home base.

Tune In To Learn:

  • What is an E-Resident (and how to become one in Estonia)
  • One thing that will make it easier for you to apply for Visa’s and living permits
  • How we can create nations without borders
  • Why e-residency is perfect for freelancers and nomads
  • Why Estonia has decided to take the start up mentality and innovate
  • How to change the revenue models of nation states
  • One of the most frustrating things about being based outside of the US (now)
  • Main benefits of E-Residency
  • How to empower global citizens
  • Why you should visit Estonia
  • And much more!

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Kasper_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Have you ever thought about Ex-Patting?

Today my friend Lily Ann Fouts stops by to give you tons of tips, strategies, and advice for Ex-patting in Latin America.

Lily is a multi-talented writer, author, and long time traveler who has lived on every continent except Asia ( including Antarctica!). When her and her husband are not out roaming the planet, they are living full time in a motor-home around the USA. She is also the chief adventure scribe of our community Location Indie.

Get more info about Lily here and be sure to check out her book, Live Like a Local in Loja: An Expat Experience in Ecuador

Tune In To Learn:

  • How best to settle-in anywhere and have a true local experience
  • Why you need to practice responsible ex-patting
  • Tips on where figuring out where to go
  • Top reason Loja is intriguing
  • How to successfully integrate yourself as an expat into a community
  • One of the most underrated travel tips (to lead you to the best spot)
  • The one thing that is a powerful bridge to a better experience
  • How to truly connect with locals
  • Language learning resources
  • Tips for picking up a language (faster)
  • How long you can stay in Latin America (visa options)
  • And much more!

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Lily_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

What is the price of travel?

Today you are going to get the 'nitty gritty' on the price of travel.

You'll hear about:

  • Overcoming travel obstacles
  • Saving money on travel
  • Different ideas around what travel costs
  • The logistical practical stuff around money and travel

My guest today is the founder and editor in chief of Price of Travel- a database of travel costs in every major destination around the world. The site now features over 200 cities with information for each listing- accommodation, transportation, attraction, food and drink prices.

Please welcome Roger Wade to the show. He’s here to help you get the most travel bang for your buck.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to create a lifestyle rather than just take a trip
  • Advantages of solo travel
  • What to do as a solo traveler to meet other people
  • The flexibility of budget airlines
  • How to get incredibly cheap deals for European train rides
  • Who is the best type of traveler for a city pass
  • Formula to gauge what a typical 'great day' will be like (for a traveler)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

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

When you choose to travel, a lot of tough decisions come up. Things like:

  • Should I quit my job to travel?
  • Should I travel solo or try to find a friend?
  • Where should I go?
  • Is taking time off from school to travel the right thing to do?
  • Should I keep my apartment/house or rent it out?
  • What should I do when I come back?

And on and on.

Did you know there is somebody you can ask who is right 100% of the time?

Sounds crazy I know!

In this episode you'll learn how to make a tough decision and who that person is who is always right.


Today I'm bringing you a bonus episode to learn the truth behind Location Independence. My wife Anne Dorthe reveals what it's like to live with a location independent entrepreneur- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

How do you think it would be?

Awesome, Annoying, Educational?

Tune in now to find out.

Plus, we are celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack! It is an incredible bundle of resources to help you live, work, and travel anywhere. All about location independence (LI), freedom, and the travel. Only available through June 5th, 2017, so be sure to grab a copy at zerototravel.com/paradisepack before it's gone forever.

You'll Learn:

  • The reality of living with someone who is location independent
  • Good piece of advice to go on the road (with a location independent entrepreneur)
  • One important thing to do to help your travel partner
  • 3 words to describe the location independent lifestyle
  • How to support to your LI partner (even if you are not into it)
  • The benefits of the location independent lifestyle
  • Why you need to support the location independent people in your life
  • And tons more

Resources:

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

And don't forget to pick up The Paradise Pack (by June 5th, 2017) at zerototravel.com/paradisepack. It will literally change your life.

Direct download: ZTT_AD_mixdown_1.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

When you are trying to decide if you should hit the road for a long period of time (maybe go full nomad) or maybe just extend your current travels, is it just a numbers game?

Tune in to hear how it might be for some of you...

Today you get a value packed interview with my new friend Paul Kortman. He and his family (wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs) have been living out on the road for the last 3 years. They spent a year flying around the world and are now living in an RV.

You can follow their adventure at Home Along the Way. And they have a podcast called Nomad Together.

You'll Learn:

  • How to fall into Location Independence
  • Recommendations before taking a long term family trip
  • Key lessons and tips on how to live in a 37ft RV with your wife, 4 kids, and 2 dogs
  • Ways to create deeper relationships (on the road)
  • How to run a business from your RV
  • The fastest way to go location independent
  • How to get a partner on board for travel
  • What to do about medical and health issues
  • How the hybrid location independent model can benefit you
  • What can open your kids to an entire world of possibilities
  • And a ton more!

Be sure to pick up the bundle of world-class educational products from travel and location independent experts at zerototravel.com/paradisepack (The Paradise Pack is only available from May 30th- June 5th, 2017).

Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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

Can you have unexpected travel success?

What is your number one travel fantasy?

Tune in today to find out!

Plus, you'll hear a story of transition back to travel as my friend Jean Sibley stops by....

Check out her website, Stop Work Travel, which is all about taking a true break from work – whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime. Putting aside all thoughts of default living and being present to fully enjoy the journey before you.

She also does travel coaching at Freedom Past 50 to help people over 50 get the same freedom to roam that she has (stay until the end to hear about a bonus for Zero to Travel listeners).

You'll Learn:

  • Why hidden doors will open when you travel (and why you have to go through them)
  • What you need to build a life of location independence and sustain it
  • How to live comfortably in Bulgaria
  • Ways to free up stuck energy
  • How to actually change your brain when learning
  • Transition to Travel tips
  • How to further strengthen your commitment to travel
  • Where to meet people from all over that get you (and will cheer you on)
  • One great way to supplement (or replace) your income
  • How to discover your true power
  • Ways to generate revenue in a place you are just traveling through
  • Technique to make you feel more connected (to self and other travelers)
  • And so much more

Resources:

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

Featured image credit: In Her Image Photography

Direct download: ZTT_Jean_Sibley_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am EST

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to get the best inside strategies and tips from 10 different location independent travelers.

Day 5 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge is here. You've made it. Congratulations. You are about to start a location independent business my friend (in 5 days!).

It's time to take the leap. You have the list, you know what you are putting out there. Now it is time to do it...

You'll Learn:

  • How to get you used to putting yourself out there
  • Ways to pick up momentum when first starting
  • How to make your service or offer a real thing
  • What the best businesses do for people
  • One thing to get you excited to create stuff (and put it out there)
  • How to get people excited to pay you
  • How to earn trust
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to do something different (experiment)

Resources:

To get the most out of this 5 part mini-series, be sure to start with Day 1:
(Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge
(Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge
(Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge
(Day 4) Zero To Location Independent Challenge


Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Get our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom to learn from 10 different location independent travelers. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, saving you time and money on your path towards Location Independence.

You made it to Day 4 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.

Keep up the good work my friend, you are on your way towards creating a location independent business.  Only 1 more day to go!

Focus in on who exactly you are going to be reaching out to that is going to give you money (for what you have to offer).

You'll Learn:

  • What makes the decision making process a whole lot easier
  • How to get the confidence to put yourself out there
  • What you must do to get business
  • The first place to start when reaching out to your network
  • How to create a target list
  • The best way to find new clients quickly (and grow your business quickly)
  • Why it's important to develop relationships
  • The unsexy part of building a location independent business

Resources:

Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order:
(Day 1) Zero To Location Independent Challenge
(Day 2) Zero To Location Independent Challenge
(Day 3) Zero To Location Independent Challenge

 


Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

In this guide, you’ll hear from 10 different travelers with 10 different types of location independent businesses. You'll get their inside strategies and tips and I’ve taken the best of those lessons and put them into one guide for you!

Today is Day 3 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. The trail map continues to get the ball rolling and help you go Zero To Location Independent fast!

Let's figure out what kind of value you can offer to get your first client and get your first location indie dollar.

You'll Learn:

  • One of the most exciting things about being location independent
  • What you can learn through the journey to location independence
  • Ways to feel more comfortable reaching out to people
  • The very powerful concept to take the pressure off of you
  • The only thing you need to remember when it comes to structuring an offer
  • Why you can't underestimate emotional value
  • How to create an offer that fits your personality
  • The best ways to get conversations going

Resources:

Be sure to start with Day 1 and go in order:
Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)
Click here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 2)

Direct download: ZTT_Zero_to_Indie_Day_3.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab our free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

In this guide, you’ll learn how 10 different travelers went from Zero To Location Independent. You'll get their best tips, advice, and resources, so you can save time and money and go location independent fast.

Today is Day 2 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge. Choose your path to get some momentum going toward this location independent lifestyle.

Take the power back and control your own destiny. The choice is yours. Let's do this!

You'll Learn:

  • The best way to sustain travel (and be set up after traveling)
  • How to set a rhythm and make things happen
  • Location Independent business myth busting
  • Strategies to eliminate some of the guess work
  • Why you don't need to have a website to go location independent
  • The fastest way to go location independent
  • Easy way to put yourself out there (and offer a service)
  • What you can use as an idea generator
  • How to figure out your skills (what you can offer)

Resources:

 Did you miss Day 1? Be sure to start here to access Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)


Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab the free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

Today is Day 1 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.  Come along with me on this 5 part mini-series journey giving you the time and space to explore the whole idea of being location independent.

You'll get a trail map to start today and continue to learn and grow over the next 5 days. Trust the process and do it in a way that feels good to you.

Today you'll hear about about mindset and intention. Let's go Location Independent!

You'll Learn:

  • The benefits of location independence
  • How to start on the path toward location independence
  • Ways to banish all excuses forever
  • How to set your intention
  • The ideal day exercise
  • How to figure out what is holding you back (and how to persevere)
  • How to completely decimate excuses (and get rid of them)

Resources:

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

What is one of your biggest cultural mishaps as a traveler?

What is the essence of the best lifestyle businesses out there?

Today you'll to get some incredible advice from Idahosa Ness. He speaks five languages fluently and is the creator of The Mimic Method; a unique language learning approach that focuses on “Learning By Ear” so you can learn languages faster, understand more, and speak with a better accent. He also wants to help people make human connections across the language barrier.

Tune in to hear all about this unique language learning method as we talk travel, location independence, cultural mishaps, the essence of lifestyle businesses, and so much more!

Don't forget to head over to zerototravel.com/paradisepack to get your FREE gift that reveals the truth behind starting a location independent business.

You'll Learn:

  • Why anyone at any age can learn a language
  • What can open up a whole new world of experiences and perspectives
  • The moment when conversations finally stop sucking
  • How to increase motivation and accelerate results (when learning a language)
  • Some powerful side benefits to learning a language
  • Why you need to focus on progression and not perfection
  • The 3 stages of The Mimic Method
  • What is really necessary to learn a foreign language
  • One awesome tip to force you to interact with people
  • Why most understanding is misunderstanding
  • The best way to create and sell a course
  • One of the best multicultural places to visit in the summer (hidden gem!)

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Idahosa_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Is there anything that you see as an advantage that others may see as a disadvantage?

Have you ever heard of a 'multipotentialite'?   And could you be one?

You are not alone my friend.

You are going to love today's show as we dive deep into How To Be Everything!

My guest today is a writer, artist, career coach, and community leader. She is the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling and fruitful careers and lives.

Her TED talk, Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling has nearly 4 million views at the time of this recording, so she has helped a lot of people....

And she just came out with a new book, How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. Grab a copy of this amazing book here.

Emilie How To Be Everything Search

Please welcome my dear friend and incredible human being Emilie Wapnick to the show!

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why being a multi-potentialite can create a major advantage
  • The key piece to leading a fulfilling life
  • Why it helps to solve your own problems before helping others
  • 4 models of combining your multiple interests
  • The best multi-potentialite model for travelers
  • How to use value from your travel experiences
  • Why you need to give yourself permission to explore (multiple) interests
  • How to understand your own multi-pod
  • How being a multi-potentialite can be truly liberating
  • Ways to embrace your weirdness (or uniqueness)
  • And so much more!!

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

 


How can you find the best cruise ship jobs if you have no experience?

If you work on board a cruise ship you are guaranteed to get paid to travel the world - but is it all it's cracked up to be?

And how can you stand out from the stacks of resumes flowing into cruise ship companies every day?

Our guest today is a true expert on this topic. Amanda Hathorn-Geary spent a decade at sea AND worked on the human resources side which means she was responsible for hiring newbies like us.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • The #1 reason to work on a cruise ship
  • Pros and cons of cruise ship jobs
  • How much money you can expect to earn working on a cruise ship
  • Why working on a cruise ship is a great way to save money for travel (even if you work in an entry level position)
  • How cruise ship work can lead to longer term career opportunities
  • What type of travel experiences you’ll have
  • Which cruise ship job positions can give you the most amount of time for travel
  • How you can leverage cruise ship jobs to accomplish your top bucket list items (think dogsledding in Alaska, feeding Kangaroos in Australia, and on and on)
  • What day-to-day life is like working on a cruise ship
  • How to stand out in a stack of resumes
  • What skills you’ll build for future careers
  • The most desirable positions on the ship
  • How NOT to answer a key interview questions
  • And loads more

Resources

How To Get A Job On A Cruise Ship - Free Resource Guide
Cruise Ships 101
Cruise Ship Jobs Quiz

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Do you love the idea of work that takes you around the world?

You may want consider working for an airline so you can fly for free (or pretty close to it when flying internationally).

My guest today has worked for 3 major airlines and gets many flight benefits to save money, make money, and take his family around the world. Check out his book, Free Flying to get inside tips on getting hired, employee flight benefits, and lodging on a budget.

Today you'll hear about the types of jobs that you can get with an airline and what benefits are included, how you go about getting these jobs, and where to find them.

Please welcome LaJuan Stoxstill-Diggs to the show!

How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why day trips are addicting
  • The different types of airline jobs
  • Perks and behind the scenes benefits for airline employees
  • How to get a job with an airline (without ever flying in a plane!)
  • Where to find airline jobs
  • Super smart strategy for a new airline employee
  • 3 tips to get hired by the airlines
  • How to leverage flight benefits for entrepreneurial endeavors
  • How to improve the lives of your children (through travel)
  • The main benefits of travel jobs and seasonal work
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series


Could you handle being a flight attendant?

What makes a good flight attendant and what can you do as a passenger to make life easier on them?

Betty In The Sky stops by today to share flight attendant stories, advice on traveling, and so much more! She's a veteran flight attendant with over 20 years in the air.  Check out her podcast- Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase! for candid stories, an insiders view of life in the air, and all the behind the scenes stuff.

Fly Here To Learn:

  • How to get a golden ticket to see the world
  • How metal tongs helped save a tricky situation
  • The most ridiculous thing ever witnessed on a plane
  • How to improve the collective consciousness on the plane
  • The most important life lesson learned (as a flight attendant)
  • Funny celebrity stories
  • Advice for layovers (bring your bathing suit to Singapore!)
  • 3 very simple tips to keep flight attendants happy
  • The best asset to help you stand out (when trying to become a flight attendant)
  • What you should talk about during your flight attendant interview
  • Super easy travel hack

Resources:

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

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

Can you still have a deep experience in Tibet?

Why should you visit Tibet now?

Today you'll go an adventure through Tibet with expert guide book author Robert Kelly.

Robert has co-authored 2 editions of Lonely Planet’s Tibet guide (including the most recent), and he is also the creator of a new podcast called Travel Tape.  You are going to hear some of the sounds of Tibet and also going to learn tons about this destination. Plus, you'll hear about:

  • What it's like to be a guide book author
  • Long term travel
  • And lots more!

Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly

 

 

Tune Your Senses To Learn:

  • How to experience reverse time travel
  • The long history of Tibet
  • Top tips for visiting Tibet the right way (as a foreigner or independent traveler)
  • Where you can find the richest culture in Tibet
  • Best times to visit Tibet
  • Ways to get the best trekking and hiking experiences in Tibet
  • How to get your senses awakened in a Tibetan monastery
  • Best advice for aspiring travel writers

Resources:

Up and Coming Destinations: Tibet With Robert Kelly

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

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

What is your favorite combination travel platter?

In today's episode, you're going to hear about the combination travel platter and learn all about music festivals and travel.  You'll learn all about the music, the culture, and the adventure!

And who better to learn from than my friends, Jason and Kelly, founders of Festy Go Nuts (your ultimate music festival resource).

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Listen Now To Learn:

  • One of the best excuses to travel and take a road trip
  • How to find the best festival for you
  • The best places to find info about festivals
  • What to expect at music festivals
  • How to get a truly intimate experience at a music festival
  • How to be prepared for the best possible festival experience
  • The life saver of all travelers in every situation
  • The costs associated with music festivals (and how to get the best pricing)
  • How to get free tickets to a music festival
  • How to create bonds for life
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives now!

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

What is a minority nomad? And do you know how many are out there?

And who is your travel role model?

In today's episode you'll hear from a man on a quest to become the first African American to travel to every country in the world! He is currently at 92 countries as we record this...

Please welcome Erick Prince to the show. He's a traveler, photographer, and philanthropist and you can check out his journey at Minority Nomad.

Tune In To Learn:

  • The best way to learn about yourself and find new opportunities
  • How to show a different side of a country
  • Ways to show low income kids the world is open to them
  • How reading can open things up for you
  • What changes your perspective on the world
  • Why traveling can help you see a better way
  • Ways to embrace privilege (to help others)
  • Erick's personal daily mission to help others around the world
  • Ways to take opportunity to share culture, identity, and history
  • How to be a mini-ambassador for your country
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Erick_mixdown.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

How can you totally crush your travel bucket list- starting right now?

Plus, a top 10 list you won’t want to miss…

Today my buddy Trav (from EPOP and Location Indie) joins the show as we each share our respective Top 5 Travel Wishes.

Give yourself the space and time to dream up your current bucket list and put it in writing. Get back in touch with your travel soul and reconnect with your travel dreams. You can make it happen now!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to create a ‘big bang’ to bring your ideas to reality
  • How to get motivated (and move closer to your travel goals)
  • Why alternative reality type spaces are intriguing
  • A time when compromise is necessary
  • The best part of Location Independence
  • How to embrace the idea of enjoying yourself
  • Why the journey can be the best part (of a travel adventure)
  • How to open up more possibilities to see crazy stuff
  • 10 awesome travel wishes (what do you want to do?)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Top_10_Bucket_List.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

What do you think about dating and travel?

And how does love work if you are a digital nomad?

In today's episode, you'll hear from the Founder of Nomad Soulmates – an online dating app for remote workers and location independent individuals.

Please welcome Aline Dahmen to the show! She breaks down what the dating scene is like out there in nomad land, plus how to handle love on the road.

Aline- Dating and Travel

And if you're NOT single don’t worry, you'll hear helpful tips for both singles and couples alike:

  • Bringing your next business to life
  • What it’s like to build an app
  • Dating ideas for travelers
  • And much more!

Tune In Now To Learn:

  • The best way to learn everything about someone (in a short period of time)
  • How to open hidden doors
  • Why it is important to start with community
  • Ways to get your first clients
  • How being conscious and intentional makes the right people appear
  • Why everyone is going to Bali
  • How to meet (and connect) with people who are aligned with your vision/mission
  • Why you are forced to make a quick decision
  • Challenges of taking a nomad romance into the “real world”
  • The double effect of offline meetings

Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Dive into the archives here!

Direct download: ZTT_Aline.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

What do you like about Adventure Travel?

How does immersion change you?

Today you’ll hear all about adventure travel and different ways that immersion can change you...from an award winning professional adventure travel journalist.

Please welcome Jayme Moye back to the show! Learn more about her work here.

Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

The first show we did together was insanely popular as she gave industry tips and secrets to succeed as a professional travel writer. Check out 'How To Become a Professional Travel Writer' (in resources or archives) after listening to today's show!

Today we are going deeper into the world of travel writing and she’s going to share with us a behind the scenes look at the reality of collaborating with top climber Hans Florine to write On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession With Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climb.

Gear Up To Learn:

  • How to get started and make a name for yourself (as a writer)
  • Tips for getting started in freelance writing
  • How your chameleonesque element can help you
  • How travel can really shake up your world
  • What is El Capitan and the mystique around The Nose
  • How to get some of the best journalism
  • What makes you a stronger person (when it comes to adventures)
  • How to break out of your mold (and push out of your comfort zone)
  • Why taking calculated risks can serve you well
  • The best piece of advice to ensure success (when collaborating)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

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

Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

Direct download: ZTT_Jayme_2.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EST

What should you do when you get sick of traveling?

Plus, what does it really take to go location independent?

You'll hear all kinds of location independent (LI) goodies today from newbie nomad Jeremy Enns. Jeremy recently quit his job to travel and run his business from the road. He's got tons of insights into the LI lifestyle; from seasonal work, house sitting, travel hacking, saving money, volunteering, bike touring, and more! Check out his work here!

Learn what it takes to go location independent and find out if all the effort is worth it.

Tune In To Learn:

  • An incredible way to get into traveling
  • How to get the mind clicking (for the LI lifestyle)
  • The first step to move in any kind of direction
  • How to achieve the "inevitability of success" attitude
  • Ways to overcome obstacles to location independence
  • How to take the seriousness out of growing a business
  • How to get a whole new view (of yourself and your business)
  • One of the best ways you can travel in the states
  • European bike tour recommendations
  • How a paper map can help you
  • And so much more!

Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

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Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

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Direct download: ZTT_Jeremy_Enns.mp3
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Have you ever experienced an overseas education?

Whether it is from unschooling, homeschooling, a classroom, an experience, or an encounter with a local, you never know what you can learn.

Today you'll hear 3 things I love about living in another country...plus you'll hear about long term life abroad, reverse culture shock, and a visa you’ve probably never heard about.

My guest today has been living abroad for 20 years and has been slow traveling with his family for the last 4 years. Check out his Epic Education Radio Podcast where you’ll hear experienced family travelers tell you in their own words how they approach parenting, money, education, accommodation, travel gear and more.

Please welcome Jason Jenkins to the show!

Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education

 

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to learn about yourself in a whole new way
  • The advantages of learning a new language
  • Challenges of living abroad with children
  • How to deal with reverse culture shock
  • The benefits of asking for (and getting) remote work
  • Biggest piece of advice for homeschooling or unschooling
  • Some of the best online resources (to educate your kids on the road)
  • How to take the pressure off kids when living abroad
  • How to deal with health issues when overseas
  • The realities of the long term travel lifestyle
  • And so much more!

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Direct download: ZTT_Jason_Jenkins.mp3
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Do you take your travel health seriously?

You might spend a lot of time pre-trip planning, but it’s easy to forget about the most important thing – your health.

Today you'll hear from a true expert on travel health- she’s a medical doctor and a representative of the CDC, Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go
Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

With threats like malaria and other mosquito borne disease, viruses, and everything that’s out there – as a traveler you need to be informed and prepared....

You can't let those health concerns scare you from traveling, but I strongly recommend you listen to what Dr. Kozarsky has to say. Set yourself up for a healthy trip, health on the road, and also coming home better than you ever felt before.

Today’s podcast could literally save your life!

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why thinking you are invincible can be dangerous
  • Ways to prepare before travel
  • How far in advance to get vaccinations
  • How to prevent malaria
  • Why you need to look at geography and season when planning travel
  • General costs to visit a travel clinic
  • How to handle antibiotics when traveling
  • The #1 cause of death for travelers (it's not what you think)
  • Why it's a good idea to see a travel health specialist
  • Tips for traveling with young children
  • What you need to know about the Zika virus (symptoms or not)
  • And much more

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Direct download: ZTT_CDC.mp3
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Have you heard of "The Nordic Theory of Everything" by Anu Partanen?

What do you love about your home country?

And do you think it could be better?

Today you'll hear some interesting perspectives and ideas from a Finnish Journalist who, after moving to America in 2008, began to notice how much more complicated and stressful things seemed to be in the states compared to her home country of Finland.

Please welcome Anu Partanen to the show!

She wrote "The Nordic Theory of Everything – In Search Of A Better Life" and you should definitely pick it up! It shows how the Nordic way of doing things can generate more freedom for you to fulfill your desires, enjoy more travel, have better health, better education, and more opportunities.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why the USA is a great country
  • How health care works in Nordic countries (like Norway)
  • What you get for your taxes in Nordic countries
  • Ways to see your home country in a different light
  • What is the "Nordic Theory of Love"
  • Why big government could be holding the USA back
  • Ways to take stress out of everyday life
  • How to create a massive psychological shift in the states
  • How to create more freedom and sanity for all
  • And so much more!

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*Featured image taken by Trevor Corson

Direct download: ZTT_Anu.mp3
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Have you ever thought about living the RV lifestyle?

How do you go from debt to travel?

Today you'll get the goods on the RV lifestyle and how to sustain it!

My buddy Heath Padgett stops by to share his story how he and his wife quit their office jobs, bought an RV, and planned a trip to all 50 states. Along the way, they discovered they didn’t want their full-time travel lifestyle to end and wanted to find a way to keep traveling indefinitely. Now they are doing it and also teach others how to live the full-time travel life in an RV.

Plus, you'll get some strategies and advice on how to get out of debt and go from debt to travel.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why choose the RV lifestyle
  • How to work a job in all 50 states
  • How to connect with the places you are visiting (in a totally different way)
  • One of the biggest benefits of travel
  • Ways to get immersed in the RV lifestyle
  • How to make a living while exploring and traveling the country
  • The Pros and Cons of RV livin'
  • How to feel close to home wherever you are
  • The real costs associated with the RV lifestyle
  • Ways to save a ton of money while living in an RV
  • How you can make money on the road in an RV
  • A fun debt elimination strategy
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Heath.mp3
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