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Have you ever had therapy in a campervan?

How can you combine your passion with travel?

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

Stop by his campervan to connect.

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

And maybe it will spark an idea for you!

Open Up To Learn:

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

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Joe_Van_mixdown.mp3
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Do you think you can realize your lifelong travel dream in one day?

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

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

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

Have you ever used travel as a healing tool?

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

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

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

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

Please welcome Jeff Chow to the show.

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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*Featured image courtesy of @balanceandpeace

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

Have you ever traveled with toddlers?

What are your favorite toddler travel tips?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

Featured image courtesy of @calfussman.

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

Are you headed to 7in7?

How can you travel more and do anything you want?

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

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

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

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

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

Please welcome Kyrie Melnyck to the show. 

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

Have you heard what Steve Munroe is doing?

Do you think the remote work trend is exploding?

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

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

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

Please welcome Steve Munroe to the show!

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please welcome Estela Kun to the show!

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Do you think you can start a travel vlog?

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

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

Today you are going to hear:

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

Tune In Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

What travel safety tips have you used?

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

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you ever thought of being an au pair?

Do you think you need the perfect travel job?

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

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

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

Please welcome Caroline Harkins to the show!

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Have you checked out CoolWorks.com?

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

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

You can earn a living and get paid to travel!

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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What is the long-term travel yo-yo and how can it enhance your life?

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

Featured image courtesy of @travelingjackie

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

What is work culture like when you work remotely?

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

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

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

All while still enjoying the freedom to travel and explore.

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

Tune in to get unplugged in today’s show.

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

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

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

Tune in now to see how you can help.

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

Featured image courtesy of ytravelblog

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

How can Black Digital Nomad help you?

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

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

Please welcome Melody Thomas to the show!

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tune In Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

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

How does travel change you?

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

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

How can budget travel support and enhance your travel experience?

What is the top strategy for long term travel success?

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

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

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

Tune In Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

What one realization can lead to a life of travel?

Have you traveled just to go to a music festival?

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Are you ready to shred America?

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

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

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

Shred America

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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Featured image courtesy of @jenonajetplane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

How has travel been intertwined in your life?

Are you ready for more travel lessons?

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

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

Let's get into it.

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

Head over to the archives now for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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

What lessons have you learned from travel?

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

What have your travels led to in your life?

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

How far could you go on a tandem bike?

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

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

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

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

Check out their work at Life of Engberg.

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

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

Resources:

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

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

Have you heard of Astrolocality?

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

How To Find Your Power Places Using Astrolocality

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

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warning, this show might make you thirsty…

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

Ready for more of the World's cheapest destinations?

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

What are some of the World's cheapest destinations?

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

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

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

Let's get right into it!

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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:

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

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

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 EDT

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:

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

*featured image courtesy of @adventurousz

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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:

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

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:

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Photo courtesy of @nateliason

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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:

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

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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:

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

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
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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 EDT

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
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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
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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
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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 EDT

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

Resources:

Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

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

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

 

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!

Resources:

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

 

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

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

Resources:

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

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

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!

Resources:

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

*Featured image taken by Trevor Corson

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

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:

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

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

What is one way to add more travel into your life?

Tune in to find out!

Today you are going to get the goods on travel jobs.  And you'll get to learn about those super cool seasonal jobs like a whitewater rafting guide!

Plus, how do you deal with a difficult decision to leave a career for travel?

My guest today shares her story and experience in doing just that. She's an experienced river raft guide, freelance journalist, and an outdoor adventure seeker. She'll tell you how to become a river rafting guide, plus how to get the best whitewater rafting jobs in the world.

Please welcome Juniper Rose to the show.  You can learn about her and her adventures here.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • The hardest part of actually leaving a job
  • What gives you the ability to leave a job
  • How to transition to life on the road
  • Great tips for making money while traveling
  • The changes that have to take place to get out and travel more
  • How to become a rock star of the river
  • What it really takes to be a whitewater rafting guide
  • How to stand out (in the competitive whitewater rafting guide industry)
  • The best part of the mysterious river raft guide world
  • What it means to win in travel and in life
  • Plus so much more!

Resources:

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

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

What does experimental travel mean to you?

Whether it is where you can go, or how you can travel, the experiments are up to you! And it can open up many new ideas around travel- awesome.

And how does music impact your travel experience?

It's something that can immediately change your state and connect you with anyone in the world.

Today you'll hear from Fil Corbitt, musician and experimental travel extraordinaire. He's the creator, producer, and host of a podcast called Van Sounds (listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts). It's a show that combines travel, music, and storytelling! Does it get any better than that?

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How rolling the dice can take you in any direction
  • Ways to create your own adventure
  • How to balance living a travel experience vs capturing it
  • The best way to be present
  • One of the main reasons to travel
  • Easy ways to incorporate characters into your story
  • What changes pieces of your travel experience
  • How to immediately change your state (wherever you are)
  • Ways to become a well rounded person
  • How to break the layers of separation
  • And so much more!

Experimental Travel and Music

Resources:

Experimental Travel and Music

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Direct download: ZTT_Fil_mixdown.mp3
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Do you have a terrifying travel toilet tale?

Ok, it may be a little gross to some, but when nature calls, you have to do what you have to do. And usually a humorous, memorable travel story will result.

Today we are bring you a fun and interesting episode....travel poop stories.

You'll hear from a couple community members, myself, and my wife (a honeymoon poop story).

Plus you'll get 3 travel toilet tips, some bonuses, and so much more!

Tune in to get some laughs and maybe you can relate.

Resources:

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

What are your travel New Year's resolutions?

Want to hear my favorite New Year's resolution for travelers?

It’s the ONLY 7 words you need to travel this year. Tune in to hear how you can go anywhere you want to go (this year)!

Plus, you'll hear a unique take on location independence, language learning, travel, and so much more.

My friend and co-founder of Live Lingua, Ray Blakney, stops by to share his journey, experiences, and insights to helping others.

If you want to learn a language or are in the process of learning, you've got to check out the world's first total immersion school online- Live Lingua.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to really love what you are doing
  • Ways to find serendipity on multiple levels
  • How to get involved in the Peace Corps
  • What to do to get a happiness advantage
  • Ways that Live Lingua gives back
  • The key to learning every language
  • How to decrease your workload (from 8 hours a day to 1 hour a day!)
  • Ways to pick your business idea
  • Where to find the rainbow mountains
  • One of the best places to go right now
  • And much more!

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Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

Drinking the famous Julebrus
Drinking the famous Julebrus

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

Oslo at Christmas
Oslo at Christmas

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

Jukemarket
Jukemarket

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

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

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

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

3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

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Direct download: ZTT_Norwegian_3.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

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

Ever wonder the best way to pack for a trip?

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Can YOU retire early and travel the world?

What does it really take to retire early?

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

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

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

 

Tune In To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

How are you spicing up your next trip?

Are you ready for an authentic food quest?

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

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

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

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

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

Listen To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

Looking for great travel gift ideas?

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

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

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

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

Travel Gift Ideas:

Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249)
tortuga-outbreaker

Shorts - Kuhl Renegade Shorts ($70)

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Pants - prAna Stretch Zion Pants ($85)

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Book- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts ($11.60)

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AccessoriesKindle Paperwhite ($119.99)

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

 

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

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Pants- Outlier Slim Dungarees ($198)

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

ballpoint-pen

Gear- Moleskine Classic Notebook ($17.96)

moleskine-notebook

 

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

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Leggings- Girlfriend Collective (First pair free)

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Water Bottle  - Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle ($8.95)

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Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Gift_Ideas_Part_2.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What was the best travel gift you have ever received?

How do you come up with travel gift ideas?

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

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

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

 

Travel Gift Ideas:

Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249)
tortuga-outbreaker

Liner - Cocoon CoolMax Mummy ($45.95)

liner

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

hikingsocks-rei-lightweight-merinowool-crew

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

macbook-pro

Smartphone - iPhone 6se ($549.95)

iphone

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

thule-laptop-case

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

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

seagate

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

roost-laptop-stand

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

conair-travel-smart-all-in-one-adapter-and-converter-combo-unit

Travel App- TripIt Pro Travel App ($49/year)
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Music- Spotify Premium ($9.99/month)
spotify

 

Headphones - Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones ($349)
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Tripod - Gorilla Pod ($14.99)

gorillapod-joby-original-tripod

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

                                        lightning-connector-cable

 

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_20_Gifts_Part_One.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What is a Nomad Capitalist?

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

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Have you ever thought about Trekking Nepal?

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

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

What you'll get:

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

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

Namaste

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

What is the most unusual place you’ve slept while traveling?

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

Tune in now to find out!

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

Photo courtesy of Tortuga Backpacks

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

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

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

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

myanmar dustin main

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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Photos courtesy of Dustin Main

Direct download: ZTT_Dustin_Destination.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

Why is it so important to consider alternatives in travel and life?

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

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

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

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

You'll hear all about:

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

Resources:

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

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

Why should you go to The Republic of Georgia?

What makes Georgia a worthwhile destination to consider?

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

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Tune in Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

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

What do you think about Solo Travel?
Why should you do it?
Why should you consider it?

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

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

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

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

What is something you can do to open up more travel and more adventure in your life?

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

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

Tune in to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Photo courtesy of @MattGiovanisci

Direct download: ZTT_Matt_Leaving_Home.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

"Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource"
-Tony Robbins

What is the ultimate resource for extending your travels?

Today you'll hear all about about:

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Direct download: ZTT_Coworkation.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

What is the hardest part of long term travel?

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

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

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

Melinda DiOrio

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

Melinda DiOrio

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Photos courtesy of Melinda DiOrio

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

How do you fulfill your personal legend (your dreams) doing the things you were meant to do?

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Photo courtesy of @BigBeaverDiaries

 

 

Direct download: ZTT_The_Beav.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

What do you think about solo road tripping?

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

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

Today you'll hear all about:

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

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

Solo Road Tripping With Katie Doherty

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

Solo Road Tripping With Katie Doherty

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

Photos courtesy of LA ROUSSE PHOTO

Direct download: ZTT_Katie_D.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Is travel something worth fighting for?

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

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

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

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And You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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Photo's courtesy of Tom Turcich:
World Walk Photos
Instagram

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

Ready for some more road trippin'?

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

What are your reasons why road trips rule?

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

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

Can you guess the number one reason?

Tune in now to learn the reasons road trips rule:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

We don't think so.

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

Maybe you have some reasons why road trips rule!

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

What you'll learn about why road trips rule:

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

Resources:

Check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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

Ready for more travel tips and advice?

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

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

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

Tune in today to get insights on the following:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

Plus, what is your favorite city activity?

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources Mentioned:

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

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

What is your latest travel related debate?

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

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

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

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

You decide!

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Photo credit: Semi-Rad

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

Is travel insurance worth it?

Anything can happen anywhere at anytime....

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

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

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

Welcome to Travel Insurance 101!!

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

What is the new American dream?

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

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

Have you ever thought about living a nomad life?

What makes someone live a nomad life?

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

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

Today he'll share the following:

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

What does it mean to be Location Independent?

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

Is it possible for you to work from anywhere?

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

What would be your reply?

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now To Learn:

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

Resources mentioned:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

Ever thought about taking a round the world journey?

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

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

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

You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Photo care of the BootsnAll blog.

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

How can travel expand your creativity?

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

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

Today You'll Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

How does slow travel change your overall travel experience?

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources mentioned:

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

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

Get ready for Travel Photography 101!

What is your relationship with photography and travel?

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

Should you take a photo or just enjoy the moment?

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

Some basics of the course:

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

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

What You'll Learn in Travel Photography 101:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Renata Chlumska

Rio Grande- Renata Chlumska

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

Have you ever thought about how the world sees America?

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

Plus, how does the world perceive America and Americans?

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

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

Listen in to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

How the World Sees America

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

How do you feel about overland travel in Central America?

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

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

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

Does fear help you travel more?

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

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

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

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

Listen now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen in to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

Carla and Cezar

Carla

Carla and Cezar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Today to Learn:

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

Resources:

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


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

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

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

Please welcome Brent to the Zero to Travel Podcast!

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources Mentioned:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you mad? Or are you sane?

Listen now to find out:

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

Resources Mentioned:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources Mentioned:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen in to get some perspectives on the following:

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

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

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

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen now to learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen Now to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

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

Plus, have you ever had that escape fantasy?

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

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

Alex gives you the scoop on:

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

Listen, Laugh, and Learn:

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

Resources mentioned:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen to Learn:

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

Resources:

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

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

This is a community powered show. Please check in, say hello, share your story, let me know what you think of the podcast, provide suggestions (guests or future topics, etc.) or send me any questions you may have. Contact me at jason@zerototravel.com or via twitter @zerototravel.

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

And, if you want to keep in touch off the podcast, sign up on zerototravel.com for more travel goodies- articles, videos, giveaways, etc. I will continue to do my best to help you in whatever way I can.

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

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode three of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

What are your travel goals?

Do you think George Costanza from Seinfeld could help you achieve those travel goals?

Listen now to find out:

How to re-invent yourself in the new year
How to create a year filled with travel
Why doing the 'opposite' could be helpful (in travel and life)
How to create a mantra or pep talk to guide you
Why being in control of your own destiny is valuable
What's happening on Thirsty Thursday's
How to break down travel goals and create structure around them
How to do everything you want to do in a year
And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Zero to Travel Resources
Location Indie
The Book by Alan Watts
Low Cut Connie

Thank you for being a part of Zero To Travel community. I appreciate you and want to wish you and your family and friends a happy and healthy New Year!  Please reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com), twitter @zerototravel, or post a comment below.  I love to hear from listeners.

Subscribe to the Zero To travel podcast and be sure to check out the archives for all past episodes.  Learn about all different ways to explore the world.

What is going to be your theme for this year?

If not now, then when?  Do it now, let's get it started!

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Direct download: Zero_To_Travel_3Themes.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Happy holidays and welcome to the 2nd annual Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today my wife Anne Dorthe and I are bringing you this episode from our apartment in Oslo, Norway.

We’ll be sharing 12 things we love about Christmas in Norway. It's like the song, The 12 Days of Christmas- Norwegian Style!

We'd like to give you the fun stuff about the holiday's.....the good vibes.

And whether you celebrate Christmas or not I hope you’ll join us today because.....you’re invited to this party!

Listen to this episode now and get ready to practice age old traditions and create new ones, share loads of delicious food, and celebrate togetherness with family, friends, and loved ones.

Thanks you so much for being a part of the Zero To Travel Podcast family and Happy Holidays my friend!

Want to join us on a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and hear more Christmas cheer? Listen to our first Norwegian Christmas Spectacular.

Be sure to leave a bowl of porridge outside the barn for Nisse

Do you have a holiday tradition or want to share your favorite Christmas memory, send me an email (jason@zerototravel.com) or hit me on twitter @zerototravel.

And check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives for all past episodes!

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

What is the weirdest thing you've seen on a trip?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel podcast, you'll hear all about travel weirdness, an interesting interpretation of hell, and different ways to get off the beaten path.

I'm bringing you a special guest at the top of the show.

And, you'll hear from Chris Backe: The nomad travel blogger bringing you One Weird Globe- helping you discover weird and offbeat places when you are traveling.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks. Use promo code 'travel' at checkout for 10% off and a chance to win a $50 holiday package.

Listen in to Learn:

Is food in a tube weird?
Would Norway's Russ fly in the USA?
How to save money living overseas
How to put more money into your awesome fund
How to define weird and offbeat (it's all relative....)
Pro tips to find places and events on the weird side
Why a Buddhist hell temple is kind of crazy
Actionable tips to go off the beaten path (not in any guide book)
Why learning a bit of the local language can be helpful
How some festival activities are NSFW
Recommended destinations for some weirdness (you can find weird places anywhere you go)
And Much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Brianna Dawes
Tortuga Backpacks
One Weird Globe
Fluent in 3 Months
DuoLingo
Boryeong Mud Festival
Phi Ta Khon Festival
Wat Pa Lak Roy
Wat Chedi Hoi
Choose A Way
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Looking for a specific Zero To Travel podcast? Head over to the archives!

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Direct download: Zero_To_Travel_Chris_Backe.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

Do you find this time of year both strange and exciting?

What is your biggest travel meltdown?

In today's Zero To Travel podcast, we're bringing you a different kind of episode: Travel Meltdowns. Hear from people who have 'melted down' all over the world.

Not only here, but we've got a sister episode over at Extra Pack of Peanuts. Tune in there to hear more travel meltdown tales.

Maybe you'll get some ideas on how to avoid a travel meltdown!

Thanks again to Tortuga Backpacks! Use promo code 'travel' for 10% off and a chance to win a special year end prize.

Listen in to Learn:

Ways to game-plan for next year's travel goals
How biking around a city can bring new adventures
How the Paris bike share program works (or doesn't work...)
How to avoid going...zero to angry
How to manage travel and a relationship
How to regroup and figure out a challenging situation
Why meltdowns are often over small things (and emergencies get handled)
Ways to prepare for a trip to a new place (to avoid possible meltdown)
Why mindset is so important
Some antidotes to meltdowns
And much more!

Resources:

How to achieve your travel dreams in 2015: Zero to Travel podcast
Chris Guillebeau
Location Indie
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Tortuga Backpacks

Have a travel meltdown story? I challenge you to share via twitter or email. Or just check in and say hello!

And I'd be grateful if you could leave me an honest review on iTunes.

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

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Direct download: Zero_To_Travel_Meltdowns.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you a new series: Inspiring Female Adventurers.

In this series I give the ladies some props and share some amazing things they are doing out in the world.

Whether it is adventure, exploring cultures, overcoming challenges, or just seeing the world, there is something to learn from these amazing female travelers.

Today's guest walked for 5 years straight, through 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles. Her journey was a mission to bring global awareness to breast cancer.

The first woman ever to walk around the world: Polly Letofsky. Read her book 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, and learn all about Polly here.

A special thank you to Tortuga Backpacks for helping make today's episode possible. One lucky Zero To Travel listener will win a bonus package for any purchase made through the end of the year. Be sure to use promo code 'travel' at check out (for 10% off) to qualify for the giveaway.

Listen to Learn:

How to deal with FOMO (can you guess what FOMO stands for?)
How to create clarity, creativity, and connectivity through walking
How many pairs of shoes you need to walk 14,000 miles
How to take the leap from an idea to actually start a journey
Why faith and trust in the world makes all the difference
How to handle Forrest Gump like status
The best ways to 'train' for a 5 year walk
Tips to show up and persevere (advice to do something big)
Ways to manage the ebb and flow of your emotions
Why walking is a great mode of travel
How certain sacrifices can lead to future growth
Practical tips on bringing big goals and dreams into reality
And much more!

Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks
Polly Letofsky
3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World
New Balance
Breast Cancer.org
Lions Club International
Rotary International

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives now!

And lastly, I am grateful for you! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community. Do you have someone you want me to feature or a specific topic to cover? Reach out via email or send me a message on twitter.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode two of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I'd love to hear what you think. Email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment below if you want to add to this discussion.

Special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's episode! Zero To Travel Podcast listeners get 10% off (use promo code 'travel' at check out). Make a purchase through the end of the year, and one lucky winner will score an awesome prize package ($50 gift card and some other goodies).

Now, let’s dive into today's question...

What is the most powerful emotional tool you have and how can that help you in travel.....and in life?

You'll Learn:

How to transition from working on the road
Different ways to land in one spot and have a 'normal' routine
Benefits of being a band tour manager
Why exploring a new opportunity could be just what you need
How to know when to move on from a job
Why being aware and making adjustments is key for growth
How to get out of a funk
How one positive event could change your life
Ways to overcome difficult journey's (to feel like yourself again)
The magic pill for eliminating problems
And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks
World Domination Summit
The Five Minute Journal
Puttylike
Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling
The Language of Letting Go- Melody Beattie
The Untethered Soul- Michael Singer

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What is the best way to discover the truth about a place and its people?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from author, traveler, and adventure film maker Tom Allen.

He and his buddy Leon McCarron just produced the film Karun- chronicling a recent journey along Iran’s longest river- from source to sea.

You'll gain a new perspective of Iran and see why the Iranian people are famous for their hospitality. You may even be inspired to plan your next trip there!

You'll Learn:

The true definition of 'adventurer'
Why Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world
The creative process for an adventure film maker
Why film is the best way to tell a story about a destination (see what it is really like there)
Why the Iranian authorities may question you if you're filming (and how to avoid trouble)
How a local Iranian family will invite you into their home (for sweet tea, a meal, and a bed)
How to balance film making and travel
How intellectual and physical challenges make for a good story
How to get involved in a global screening of Karun
And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Tom Allen
Leon McCarren
Karun Film
Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen
Location Indie
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Extra Pack of Peanuts- Karun: Leon McCarren

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

The 'Travel Mix' is back in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today's guest co-host is Natalie Sisson, the Suitcase Entrepreneur. She helps people create freedom in business and adventure in life.....and has traveled to nearly 70 countries!

If you're looking to start a lifestyle business check out Natalie's Freedom Plan.

Today you’ll hear us riff about a travel topic starting with the letter L.  Hint: it's all relative to time.

Listen Now! You'll discover:

How intuition helps to make travel decisions
How spontaneity can lead to interesting adventures
Great resources for last minute travelers
The definition of Parkinson’s law for physical spaces
How long it takes to pack when living out of a suitcase
How to deal with unexpected emergencies that take you off the road
How to reconnect with friends when you are always traveling
What is really behind a last minute travel decision
And much more!

Resources:

Suitcase Entrepreneur
House Sitting Academy
Hotel Tonight
Sky Scanner
Google Flights
Last Minute
Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts
Clean and Lean Diet

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Go to the archives!

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 5 of Travel Tactics- welcome back! This is the second edition of how to travel indefinitely.

This series gives you a three pronged attack to building a life around long term travel- free flights, inexpensive accommodations, and how to work from the road and earn an income on the road.

Learn from those that have truly been there, done that- Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

You will Learn:

How to travel indefinitely
How your state of mind determines your feelings about travel
Which credit cards maximize your ability to use miles (to travel anywhere!)
Five things to look for when choosing a travel credit card
The best cards to get when you are first starting out
How you can extend your travel (with one specific strategy)
How to spend a small amount of money on accommodations (for long periods of time)
The fist thing you need to do to find a 'house sit'
Why you don't have to leave your family behind when you travel
How to decide where to travel when running a business
How to separate tourism and building a business
Top hot spots around the world for digital nomads
What to expect your first year running a business from the road
How to detach yourself from an outcome (to truly learn and grow)
And much more!

Resources:

Einstein: His Life and Universe
Tortuga Backpacks
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Professional Hobo
Working Road
How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World
Trusted House Sitters
House Carers
Mind My House
Making It Anywhere
Find A Nomad
Airbnb

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And you can always get more Zero To Travel podcasts by checking out the archives.

Thanks again to Tortuga Backpacks!  See how easy it is to never check a bag again.  Special 10% off for Zero To Travel listeners (enter promo code 'travel' at check out).

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What is the number one thing you can do to create a lifestyle around something you love...including travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Marc Freccero: DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. He quit his corporate job at an accounting firm to live out of a van to create music.

Marc shares his lifestyle design story when he took off on a 10 month tour of 10 USA cities to produce a song for each city. Check out his tracks on The Light Nearby, as Marc captures the culture, vibe, and ambiance of each city.

Tune In To Learn:

Why you don't need anyone's permission to design your life
The first step to make your idea a reality
How to make the transition out of a Corporate job
How to budget for a 10 month tour
How to structure a tour of 10 cities over 10 months
The most common objections when trying to get a gig (and how to handle them!)
How to soak in the ambiance, energy, and vibe of any city
How to make music the soundtrack of your life
Top tips for living in a van around the country
And much more!

Scroll down to see Marc combining Parkour and Pizza!
Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Location Indie
James Altucher
Seth Godin
Marc Freccero
Apex Movement
Skrillex
Pretty Lights
The Light Nearby Project
Soylent
Breaking Into Event Marketing

Be sure to enter promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks for 10% off.

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from a couple who are exploring the USA (with their adventure dog Hilde!) in a converted school bus.

Will & Alyssa needed a bit more space for their gear (and Hilde), so they converted a school bus to their office and sanctuary. They run their tech consulting business on the road, and seek out the best trails and adventures the USA has to offer.

Check out their awesome adventures on Outside Found!

Along with the interview I'll share one of the most enjoyable but least talked about parts of the travel experience?

Listen Now To Learn:

The best ways to leave 'security' behind (and jump into the unknown)
How quitting a job can turn out to be a really good decision
How to live a sustainable lifestyle from the road (and have incredible experiences!)
How to go about converting a school bus
Tips to prioritize work and travel while on the road
Simple 'rules' to follow when running a business from a school bus
How to work around dog restrictions in certain areas
The best adventures to take with your dog
Top recommendations for dog gear
How to overcome the challenges of traveling by school bus
And tons more!

Scroll down to check out Will and Alyssa's beautiful school bus home!
Resources:

Outside Found
Location Indie
John Muir Trail
Craig Childs- Books
Live Your Kurgo Adventure
Kurgo Leashes
Dam Nation

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, go to the archives!

Subscribe on iTunes now.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What is your biggest takeaway from your last trip?

'Theme' week continues on the Zero to Travel Podcast as you'll hear another story of travel with a four legged friend.

Meet Jesse (aka Alex) and his horse Pepper. They took off on an amazing 8 month journey across the USA from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Check out Jesse's story on his facebook page, On the Hoof, Sea to Sea.

Jesse took a few similar trips on a moped and flying a small plane. He also rode a motorcycle across the country and bicycled across Canada (where the idea for the Horse trip was born!).

He shares with you his journey within the journey.

Listen now to Learn:

How to Save up money for a trip
How to go about buying a horse
Where to keep your horse (and how much boarding can cost)
How to solidify a bond with a new horse
Ways to plan your route when traveling with a horse
How to 'stealth camp' with a 950lb animal
What to do with the manure
The legality of traveling by horseback (no longer living in the old west)
How to exercise patience and live in the present moment
And much, much more!

Resources:

On the Hoof, Sea to Sea
Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling
Dan Aadland
Atlas & Gazetteers- by State- DeLorme
Location Indie
Tortuga Backpacks

See below for some additional photos of Jesse and Pepper's trip!

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

And don't forget to use the promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks to get 10% off.

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Is Cycle Touring one of the best ways to travel with your pet?

Out four legged friends theme week continues on the Zero To Travel Podcast.

Today you'll hear from Jen and Dave of Long Haul Trekkers.  They quit their jobs and decided to bike around the world with their dog Sora!  They'll teach you plenty about International Travel with a dog.

Talk about a high quality of life for all parties involved.

Plus, you wont believe how far one dog traveled to find its way home.

You'll Learn:

Why Cycle Touring is so much better than sitting behind a desk
How to Save money for a Cycle Touring trip
How to Make money for a trip (critical mindset shift and common tactics)
Why leaving your 'dream job' to travel may be the right decision
How much to budget per day on a Cycle Tour
International rules for traveling with a pet
The best ways to prepare your pet for International travel (and how much time it will take)
Best ways to deal with International veterinary services (hopefully it wont come to this)
How to prepare yourself for 'unprovoked assaults' from other animals
Must haves when traveling with a pet (and some required items)
And so much more..

Scroll down to see some shots of Jen, Dave, and Sora biking around the world!
Get the definitive guide to International House Sitting

Resources from the show:

WWOOF- Live and Learn on Organic Farms
Location Indie
Guinness World Records
Long Haul Trekkers
The Automatic Millionaire
Warm Showers
Couch Surfing
Rose City Veterinary Hospital
How to travel with your dog from the US to Europe
Pet Travel
USDA- Animal Import and Export
Going to the Veterinarian Abroad- 6 Easy Steps
Burley Design

Cycle Tour/Bike Ride Zero To Travel Podcasts

Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen
Riding 16,000 miles blind
How To Have An Adventure On Any Budget: Epic Bike Rides With Alastair Humphreys
Adventure Cycle Touring Guide
How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring
How To Live Your Nomad Dream: One Family’s Epic Bike Ride
How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron
Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood

Search the Zero To Travel archives for some past podcasts including these mentioned in the show:  WWOOFing, International House Sitting, Patagonia.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast kicks off a new 'theme' week combining two things people are passionate about, animals and travel.

Can four legged friends enhance your travel experience?

What is it like to take a trip back in time and use animals as your mode of transportation?

Today's guests did just that when they rode 3500km across Mongolia on horseback.

Nic and Donna Cuthbert share a passion for travel and decided to spend their 'honeymoon' living a traditional horse based existence among the Mongolian tribes.

Check out their amazing story on Blue Sky Walkabout.

Plus listen to the end of the show for a secret surprise!

Saddle Up to Learn:

The biggest choice you can make when it comes to travel
Rewards of traveling as a couple
How to prepare for a horseback trip in Mongolia (or anywhere else!)
Cost of obtaining a horse in Mongolia
How to overcome fears when just starting out (wherever you are going)
What the Mongolian nomads are like and how often they move their Ger (Mongolian Yurt)
Biggest challenges when traveling with horses
Tips for learning a new language and embracing the local experience
The general greeting used when meeting other travelers in Mongolia (language lesson #1)
Tips on securing sponsorship's for expeditions
And much more

Scroll down to see more pictures from Nic and Donna's bold expedition.
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Resources:

Location Indie
Tortuga Backpacks
Blue Sky Walkabout
Conversation Exchange
Wintec Saddles

Remember, Tortuga Backpacks is giving all Zero To Travel listeners 10% off. A perfect gift for yourself or your travel friend. Just enter promo code 'travel' at check out!

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

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Do you think YOU can live a long term travel life?

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how a long term travel life is possible from Caz Makepeace.  She and her husband Craig have been traveling on and off for over 16 years. They have lived in 5 countries and adventured in 52!

They are helping to change people's lives via their blog ytravel.

And they are enhancing the lives of their two young daughters through travel- how cool is that?

Plus I talk road trips and give you my thoughts on a devilish festival.

Listen in to Learn:

The best advice to open doors to travel possibilities
How to save money and actually get on the road
How to get 'unstuck' and make your travel dreams a reality
How to budget for your bucket list
Why travel doesn’t have to stop after having kids
The best ways to raise the next nomads
The most rewarding way to travel with kids
Where to stay when traveling with the family
How to connect to life through travel

Resources:

Ytravel Blog
How to create a travel life you love- without spending a fortune
Tortuga Backpacks
Airbnb
YHA Australia
Location Indie

Don't forget to check out Tortuga Backpacks and get 10% off as a Zero To Travel listener. Just enter promo code 'travel' at check out.

And to get more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives!

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Is the digital nomad lifestyle for you?

Can you really get work done away from your home?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Matt Giovanisci about what it's like to take your business on the road for the first time.

Matt is a video and podcasting whiz, public speaker, rapper and beat maker, runs multiple online businesses, and hosts driven, a podcast for driven entrepreneurs and more.

You'll hear his first hand unique take on location independence.

And you'll get yet another Pack Hack from Fred at Tortuga Backpacks. Helping you bring everything you need without checking a bag!

Take a listen to learn:

Why getting yelled at on the road can be fun
How to find that 'sweet spot' when packing
How your first travel experience can change your life
How to overcome your fear of traveling and working
The best strategies to find a home base for a period of time
How to easily 'up' your lifestyle
Simple steps to create a different life
Tips for working on the road for the first time
The most helpful thing you can ever do for your business
And much more!

Resources:

The Tiny House
Location Indie
Tortuga Backpacks
Exofficio
Driven
Swim University
Roasty Coffee
The 4 Hour Work Week
The Lean Start Up
Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula
Art To Self

Don't forget!  Zero To Travel listeners get 10% off at Tortuga backpacks. Be sure to use promo code 'Travel' at check out.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

Who is ready for an adventure?

Do you travel for adventure or do you adventure where you travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I discuss adventure sports with Curt Linville from 180 tack.

Curt has interviewed tons of adventure sports enthusiasts, so we came together to bring you the Top 13 Traveling Adventure Sports.

Be sure to check out The Adventure Sports Podcast to hear more adventure stories.

Plus, I give you my secret technique to get the best possible deal in any situation.

Get ready for a fun ride. Dive in now!

You'll Learn:

One of the best ways to figure out where to go
The perfect definition of adventure
The answer to the most difficult two word question
Why getting out of your comfort zone is healthy
The best adventure sports destinations
The best ways to deal with challenges when traveling
How to fully experience the environment wherever you may be
The purest form of travel
And much more!

Resources:

180 tack
The Adventure Sports Podcast
Location Indie
Magic Seaweed

Want more Zero To Travel tips, insights, and advice? Check out the archives here!

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Are you ready to go for a ride across the USA? My guest for this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast did just that (well, many rides). He quit his job, sold his stuff, and hitchhiked from Orlando to San Francisco! I welcome the true transient, Pat Daley to the show. Check out his site to get the goods on his trip and some inspiration for your next adventure.

Plus I bring you some travel trivia and a world record!

And you’ll get another Pack Hack from Fred at Tortuga Backpacks.

Listen now! You’ll discover:

The easiest way to have an adventure
What it takes to become a digital nomad
What to expect on a hitchhiking trip (focus on the journey)
Rules to hitchhiking authentically
Is hitchhiking safe?
Where to sleep while hitchhiking
How to keep your good vibes while waiting for a ride
Why you may have to become a therapist in exchange for a ride
The best tools to capture and document your hitchhiking journey
And much more!

Remember our friends at Tortuga Backpacks are giving Zero to Travel listeners 10% off. Be sure to enter the promo code ‘Travel’ at check out. Click here to find your perfect pack.
Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks
True Transient
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Live and Learn on Organic Farms
WWOOF USA
WWOOF Hawaii
Zero To Travel Podcast - The Story of WWOOF
Zero To Travel Podcast - The Real WWOOF Experience
Location Indie
International House Sitting Book
HitchWiki

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives here.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

Are you ready to mix it up? In today’s episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I team up with Kate McCulley from Adventurous Kate to bring you the first edition of ‘The Travel Mix.’

In each Travel Mix Episode, I bring on a co-host to riff, debate, and chat about a variety of topics, all related to the long term travel lifestyle.

Today you’ll hear travel topics starting with the Letter M - I'll keep the topics a Mystery for now.

You’ll also learn another expert Pack Hack from our friend Fred over at Tortuga backpacks!

Listen now! You’ll discover:

The #1 ingredient for a perfect travel day
Basic rules for packing shoes
How to use the 'mission technique' to plan a new type of trip
What pop star Kate is related to and a song Jason is embarrassed to admit he loves
Our thoughts on stripping down to the bare minimum in preparation of travel
How to determine it's right to stop traveling
And much more!

Don't forget Zero To Travel listeners get 10% off any Tortuga Backpack. When you check out enter the promo code 'Travel'. Click here to find the perfect pack for you.
Resources:

Adventurous Kate
Tortuga Backpacks

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Dig into the archives here.

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today I’m bringing you the first in a new series called Travelosophy that I’ll be publishing at least once a month in the Zero To Travel Podcast.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I’m curious what you think so if you want to add to this discussion you can email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment here.

In the next Travelosophy episode I’ll share some of those comments with the community – the zero to travel worldwide caravan of listeners.

Now, let’s get into today’s question

What if your calling is to travel?

Well, what is a calling?

For the purpose of this show, I’m defining it as something you feel compelled to do.

The word ‘calling’ has a lot of implications and potential pressures around it.

If someone asks you what your ‘true calling’ is you might not like that question because you don’t have an answer and you wouldn’t be alone.

Some would argue that there is such a thing as a one true calling; something you were meant to do …and others would disagree.

That’s not what this is about so I’ll define ‘calling’ further as something you feel you need to do for a period of time.

Meaning, it does NOT have to be something you do for the rest of your life…we never know how long that will be anyway.

Now I want to ask you, what if you feel, right now, that your calling is to travel for some extended period?

Travel is something your gut and your heart tells you to do repeatedly.

The urge to travel is a knowing that pops up in your mind, your heart and your soul on a regular basis.

It’s something that hangs around so long you can’t ignore it any longer.

What does that mean?

Is travel an acceptable calling to have?

What happens when you begin to think that ‘travel’ is the path you need to choose right now?

Do you judge that thought?

Do you scoff at or dismiss it?

Does it seem ridiculous?

If so, why?

Because often times many or at least some friends and family around you won’t get it, and that’s fine, they can have their opinions.

And society as a whole sees travel as a hobby, or activity - not a calling that is understood as something one must do.

Our minds can be harsher judges then society.

If you feel travel may be your calling right now, and dismiss that thought it’s no different than unsupportive external influences and people.

In fact it’s worse.

Isn’t it reasonable to consider travel as a calling?

Through my personal experience I know that I felt exploring the world was something I needed to do. I wasn’t sure how initially but those details got figured out.

The important thing is if you feel compelled to travel for an extended period of time now or in the near future it’s imperative to support yourself internally, without judgment.

Now, let’s go external for a moment…

Have you noticed that it’s acceptable for someone to make a statement of knowing, a statement of conviction, when that statement falls in line with what our culture and society deem acceptable or to be at a certain imagined level of status?

For example, if someone feels in their heart they want to work in the medical profession and states “I want to become a doctor” that person will have the vast majority of support from everyone.

Society, culture, friends, family.

Doctors universally received a high level of respect, admiration and status. Even the bad ones get it.

I do believe being a doctor a noble profession.

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

Have you ever considered walking as the best way to travel?

Worried about what to pack for your next adventure?

Want to learn how to meet other travelers and connect organically?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear expert Pack Hacks from Fred Perrotta, co-founder of Tortuga backpacks.

I also sit down (on a bus!) for a spontaneous interview with my new friend Dave. We met outside of the bus terminal in Peniche, Portugal and we discuss his pilgrimage from London to the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

In this travel podcast you'll learn:

3 stupid simple ways you can meet other travelers
The one thing all travelers have in common
Packing strategies to make your next trip super easy
General size guidelines for your pack
Tips for taking the unofficial route to Camino de Santiago
How to adjust to walking for 77 days
Essential items for the pilgrimage (and how to not over-pack)
Why it is easier to travel with no real plans
Keys to meeting new people when you travel

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks- use discount code 'Travel' for 10% off
International House Sitting, How to Travel the World and Stay Anywhere, For FREE

 

If you are feeling up to it, send me a postcard from your next travel adventure!  I'll give you a shout out on the show.

And be sure to check out the archives to get some more travel tips and inspiration.

 

 

 

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Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

If you're ready to have more of your burning long term travel questions answered then listen up!

It's time for another edition of Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions.

In this ongoing series you get your most pressing questions answered.

Have a question for a future episode?

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

This week I share my thoughts on some tough long term travel considerations:

Should you keep a home base when you travel long term?

How much should weather dictate your travel plans?

Is it possible to travel long term with your beloved pet or will you be forced to choose between two things you love?

Hit play to listen now and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes

If you like this episode, check out Listener Questions Part One.

Want more honest talk about the reality of long term travel? Dig into the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

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What do you do when you don’t feel like traveling anymore while you’re on the road? And what do you do when you're hit by a series of crises that have you feeling like you're living in a nightmare?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk to Jade Heilmann from We Travel and Blog about the crises her and her husband Gabriel have had to overcome while on the road.

You’ll learn:

What to do if you get sick of traveling while you're on the road
How Jade started traveling
Why Jade and Gabriel decided to get a van and how much it cost
The problems they had to overcome with the van
What you give up when you travel this way
The reasons for and purpose behind their trip
Jade's eclectic background and why she hasn't been able to decide on a career
Why blogging suits Jade
The terrible things that happened that led to them feeling like they were living in a nightmare
Why they questioned whether or not they should be blogging
The main downfalls of the travel industry
The dark reality of living on the road
How they find balance on the road
Why you should think twice before starting a business while you're traveling
The problems young travelers can cause by playing in other countries
Tips for conscious and sustainable travel
Her advice for those who want to learn to surf
Her tips for traveling in Baja
The importance of crisis

Resources Mentioned

We Travel and Blog

For more honest interviews about the reality of travel, check out the archives!

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, Tim Leffel stops by again and drops his current Top 5 World's Cheapest Destinations.

As an avid traveler, blogger, and author, Tim knows what he is talking about.  His book is updated with 21 featured destinations and some honorable mentions.

Where are you going to get a great bargain?  What countries have a great tourist infrastructure with things to do?  Where are you going to get the best bang for your buck?

These are just a few factors Tim considers when picking the World's Cheapest Destinations.

Are you a digital nomad, want to take an extended trip, or maybe live in a new country for a few months?  Let's dive in and see which cheap destinations will be next on your travel list!

 

You'll Learn:

How cash helps in one of the most beautiful countries in the world
The most cost effective way to visit multiple countries in one area
Where the dollar is at a historic high
Where to get the best seasonal and locally sourced food
How to help the most attractive and cheapest country in the world
Where to find amazing culture and a cornucopia of food

Resources:

Cheapest Destinations Blog
World's Cheapest Destinations
Ultimate Live Abroad Giveaway

 

 

 

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we learn the ins and outs of Living Abroad with Tim Leffel.

Tim is a writer, author, editor, and publisher.  He combines his extensive personal experience living abroad and shares stories from others in his book, A Better Life For Half The Price: how to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live.  He also wrote, The World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Travel Money is Worth a Fortune.

Have you ever been interested in living abroad? 

We dive deep into everything associated with that including medical coverage, travel Visas, having children abroad, and what the overall experience is actually like.

Want to find out if this is an option for you now.....or maybe later in life?  Listen now!

And be sure to listen to the end to learn about a $99 value giveaway from Tim.
You'll Learn:

Financial Advantages of living abroad
How to have better quality of life living abroad
How to make money while living abroad
Secrets to completing important tasks
How to tell if the living abroad lifestyle is for you
General travel Visa recommendations
Strategies for the best medical coverage
Best options to handle your child's education

 Resources:

Cheapest Destinations Blog
Cheap Living Abroad
Tim's Travel Books
Flippa
Empire Flippers
Latona's
MedJet Assist
Ultimate Live Abroad Giveaway

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts?  Check out the archives here.

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with my wife to give you the top 15 Reasons Why Travel Companions are Awesome.

We've both traveled solo in various parts of the world and absolutely love it, so what makes having a travel buddy so great?

You'll find out in this episode.

To top it off, we share some travel companion tactics and strategies while regaling you with our mishaps from the road.

Sit back, relax, and have some fun, with this travel podcast.
You'll Learn:

How to manage your time while traveling
Some unexpected benefits of travel companions
How to work together to come up with a decision
Why 'sick buddies' rule
Techniques to be more efficient while traveling
Why it's great to let go and not ask for anything from anybody
What you can do to stay safe with your own 'personal security guard'
How to have great food experiences and eat your face off with a travel friend
And much more!

Some other key mentions from this travel podcast:

Where did we record this episode?

In room number 4 of this character rich family run B&B called Casa Das Mares in Baleal, Portugal.

They even have a 25 year old talking parrot in the lobby (which double as the family dining room).

We loved it! Call them up to book, they only have four rooms. And say hello to Humberto and the family for us.

What did that view from your room look look like?

Don't forget if you have any questions or just want to reach out and say hello, please contact me via email or twitter.  And please be sure to share your tiny travel tip or trick #tinytraveltips.

Want more? Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives here.

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Travel Tactics is back! This series is all about how to travel for as long as you want to, by getting free flights and accommodation and by building a business that you can run from anywhere.

In this episode I speak with Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

We discuss who should and shouldn't try travel hacking, why you should trade work for accommodation, and which type of business you should start if you want to make it anywhere.

You will learn:

The top 3 things that will keep you traveling for as long as you want
What travel hacking is
Who should and shouldn’t start travel hacking
How travel hacking with credit cards affects your credit score
How to get free accommodation around the world
The worst places Nora Dunn has ever slept
How Nora got a job working in a hostel
The advantages of working in exchange for accommodation
How to make the leap to running a location independent business
How to do an audit of your skills
Which type of business it’s best to start with
What kind of timeframe is realistic for making it anywhere

Resources Mentioned

Travel Tactics Part 1
Travel Tactics Part 2
Travel Tactics Part 3
Zero To Travel Podcast archives
The Paradise Pack
Epic Bike Rides
Extra Pack Of Peanuts
Location Indie
The Professional Hobo
Making It Anywhere
The Ultimate Guide To Frequent Flyer Miles
Credit Karma
Credit Sesame
EPoP 060: Top 16 Breweries in America
EPoP 070: Top 12 Sporting Events Around the World
How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World
WorkingRoad.com
WWOOFing
The Caretaker Gazette
Help Exchange
GrowFood.org
Travel Like A Pro: Road-Tested Tips for Digital Nomads and Frequent Travelers
The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch
The Tropica MBA
Elance

For more actionable content, don't forget to join the Zero To Travel Caravan, by subscribing using the box on the top and to the right.

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In today’s episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast we learn how to find professional work overseas. And who better to teach us than Troy Erstling. He has studied in Argentina, taught English in South Korea, took a fellowship in India, and worked for one of India’s most promising startups.

Now Troy is speaking at universities inspiring students to travel and work abroad.  And he is the ‘brainchild’ of BrainGain. He is using his entrepreneurial spirit and travel education to help others find ways of exploring an international career.

Thinking about traveling and working abroad? Not sure where to start? Listen now and learn from someone who’s done it!

You'll Learn:

What it's like to Teach English Abroad
How to transition from teaching/volunteering to Professional Work
How to utilize personal networks to find opportunities
Most realistic places to find work overseas
Step by Step process to finding work overseas
Typical duration of most jobs and where to find the most opportunity
Understanding Cultural differences when applying for jobs (and how to find the real cost of living estimates)
Going from a tourist visa to a permanent visa
Going to an International School to open up opportunities in your desired country
Ins and outs of BrainGain

Resources:

BrainGain
Dave's ESL Cafe
CrunchBase
AngelList
e27
Tech in Asia

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk with 3 Food Experts from around the world.  Katie Parla of Parla Food, Shane Kost who runs Chicago Food Planet and Food Tour Pros, and Grace Della who operates Miami Culinary Tours.  They show us how food is an amazing way to see the World.

Want to find the best local food?  Learn about culture through food?  Have some fun, meet some locals, and get an authentic food experience.  Sink your teeth into this weeks episode Now.  Bon Appétit!

You'll Learn:

Things you must eat when visiting Italy
Exploring different types of pizza (and where to get the best pizza in Rome!)
Deciphering the Italian Wine List (and a general rule of thumb)
Helpful ordering procedures
Where to find the best places to eat in Italy (and how to do it on a budget)
How to deal with food allergies
Tipping in Italy
The Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Food
Must Eats in Chicago (where to get the best deep dish pizza and hot dog)
Best Ways to find authentic experiences
Benefits of a Food Tour Business
The Blend of Cultures of the South Miami food scene
Best Ways to find local spots to eat
Top 3 foods you must try in Miami (and how to tell they are authentic)

Resources:

Eating & Drinking in Rome: An insider's guide to the city's best food and drink
Katie Parla
Parla Food
Chicago Food Planet
Food Tour Pros
Miami Culinary Tours

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

 

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we dive deep on the topic of learning through travel, Gap Year, career breaks, and beyond.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Miller, head editor at BootsnAll, project developer for the Travel Access Project, and the co-author of Bottles to Backpacks: The Gypsy Mama's guide to REAL Travel With Kids.

The dominate theme was travel as a form of education (at any age), and the value of learning through roaming.

Is this the best way to learn? Should everyone travel for some period of time if it's within their means? We dig into some tough questions and cover much more. Give this show a listen now!

You’ll Learn:

Why you should take a Gap Year (and how a year of travel can help you learn and grow)
How the world is the perfect classroom
Why it is important to explore different cultures
Benefits of traveling abroad for children
BootsnAll's mission to change the education system (and mandate 1 year abroad for high school or college students)
About the philanthropic arm of BootsnAll (The Travel Access Project)
How The Travel Access Project will help students find clarity and direction (and how travel mentors abroad will guide them toward their true passions)
What a career break can do for you
How to get creative when things don’t go as planned (look deep within to explore your best path)
Advice to arrange travel with your spouse or partner
Top tips for traveling with children/family (and how not to go crazy)
Creating a Travel Portfolio (to produce future opportunities)

Resources Mentioned

BootsnAll.com
zerototravel.com/quit
Travel Access Project
Jenn's Email
Gapyear30-student
Gapyear30-parent
CareerBreak30

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk with full-time house sitters Nat and Jodie about how traveling the world and living for free. We dive right into the myths and truths surrounding house sitting, so you can work out whether or not it's for you.

This episode is the first in a five-part audio series about international house sitting that we've put together to celebrate the launch of our book, International House Sitting: How To Travel The World & Stay Anywhere, For Free.

You can get the complete audio series plus a whole bunch of resources designed to help you take action and become a successful house sitter, by buying the book.

To find out how to get access to the entire training course, and to get a discount on the book, go to ZeroToHouseSitting.com. Alternatively, text "housesitting" to 33444.

In this episode you will learn:

What house sitting is and how it works
The challenges that come with house sitting
What the service mindset is and how it helps with house sitting
What daily life as a house sitter is like
Living the dream: myth or truth
Who house sitting is and isn’t for

Resources Mentioned

Zero To House Sitting
The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Don't forget, to get access to the rest of the audio course, pick up your copy of the book. You'll find more information at ZeroToHouseSitting.com.

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we’re discussing a somewhat unknown little gem: The Repositioning Cruise! A one-way cruise that doesn’t return to the port of call. We’re also briefly discussing the Schengen Agreement.

For this episode, I sit down with Bobby from bobbyandabby.com. Bobby and his wife Abby are adventurers looking to expand their world. Bobby gives tips and insights on the Repositioning Cruise experience; it was their transportation to Europe for their 6 month bike tour!

You’ll Learn:

How long you can stay in Europe
Rules of the Schengen Agreement and how to bend them
How to work in exchange for a free place to stay
What is a Repositioning Cruise
Pros and Cons of the Repositioning Cruise (And Why You Should Consider Doing One)
Where to find information on Repositioning Cruises
Who to talk to about Repositioning Cruises
Typical pricing for Repositioning Cruises
How to get the lowest pricing on Repositioning Cruises
Additional Benefits of the Repositioning Cruise
Port of Entry Guidelines
Further Clarification of the Schengen Agreement
Managing Service Fees on the Repositioning Cruise
And much more!

Resources Mentioned

Bobby and Abby
Work Away
Cruise Compete
Location Indie
Nomadic Matt's How To Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I answer some of the most common questions I get from listeners. I touch on the college-versus-travel debate, getting your family's support, and quitting your day job to travel.

If you'd like to hear more episodes like this, let me know. You can send your questions to jason@zerototravel.com.

In this episode, you'll learn:

How to gain your family’s support
My advice for those of you who are stuck in an office and dreaming of travel
How to start offering an online service to become location independent
How to deal with fear
When should you use miles rather than money
How to decide whether to go to college or travel

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
Squarespace

For more travel podcasts, check out the Travel Podcasts Directory!

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I have some very exciting news for you in today's podcast. It relates to a personal dream of mine that has come true thanks to you - the Zero To Travel Podcast listeners!

I also interview Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise - a for-purpose charity that builds schools for children who wouldn't otherwise have access to an education.

Listen in to find out how Adam's background helped him start Pencils of Promise, how Pencils of Promise runs, and how you could build a school with Pencils of Promise.

You will learn:

The personal dream that’s come true for Jason, thanks to the Zero To Travel listeners
How travel had an impact on Adam’s life and career
How Adam’s background helped him start Pencils of Promise
What a “for-purpose” organization is
The story of Pencil of Promise’s first school build
How Pencils of Promise decides where to build schools
How donations to Pencils of Promise work and where they go
The heart-forward decisions Adam has been making recently
The challenges Pencils of Promise is facing
Creative fundraising ideas
A common misconception people have about Adam
The story of Adam’s very first student
How you can raise the money to build a school

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack
Pencils of Promise
Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast with Adam Braun
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Pencils of Promise with Adam Braun on Extra Pack of Peanuts
Hitchhiking Stories From Scotland
You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me

For more travel podcast episodes, see the Travel Podcast Directory.

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're talking about one part of travel that you might not have given much thought to before: the art of the selfie!

For this episode, my wife and I sit down with my sister Shannon Locker - a freelance photographer and Instagram expert. Shannon explains how to take great selfies and which apps to use to take them.

You’ll learn:

How to avoid jet lag
Our take on the selfie stick
An expert’s take on the selfie
Why travelers might be more justified in taking selfies than other people
How to get more creative with your selfies
An expert’s top tips for taking better selfies
The best selfie apps
The magical cheat for taking better selfies

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
Jet Lag Rooster
Shannon Locker
Super Smartphone Tavel Photography Tips With Shannon Locker
Shannon's Instagram account
Camera Awesome
Instagram
Zero To Travel's Instagram account
CamMe
NoCrop
Whitagram

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I chat with Leon Logothetis about kindness.

Leon is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and the author of The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World.

He carries out experiments in spreading goodness and connecting with people through the language of kindness. He once traveled from Times Square to the Hollywood sign on just $5 a day, depending on the kindness of strangers to get him there.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The X factor for having the best travel experiences
How energy affects travel
Jason’s best tips for giving off good energy while you’re traveling
How Leon started experimenting with kindness
How Leon’s attitude has changed since he started traveling
The relationship between comfort zones and travel
Why Leon chose to document his travels and what impact this had on them
The experiences Leon had helping other people on the road
What small whispers of kindness are
A small moment that changed Leon
The importance of vulnerability
The lasting effect travel has on you
The similarities and differences between kindness in different countries
What taking money out of the equation does
How to find and live your purpose
The differences between connecting with strangers and people in your own city

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack
The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World
Leon Logothetis
The Motorcycle Diaries
Leon on Facebook
Leon on Twitter

For more episodes, check out the podcast archives!

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Note: This is part of The Paradise Pack podcast series. The Paradise Pack is an incredible bundle of world-class resources ($2000 worth of products for only $197). It’s only around until June 7th then it’s gone forever. To get all of the tools you need to live, work and travel anywhere grab The Paradise Pack now.

Natalie is a champion of freedom.

As a digital nomad – Natalie travels the world while teaching people how to create their own freedom business on her website The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

In this engaging interview, Natalie breaks down her thoughts on everything including taking the leap to quit your job, travel, and an honest take on business and the location independent lifestyle.

You’ll learn:

Why discipline leads to freedom
Are you an entrepreneur? Find out in this show.
How to get started with a freedom business
The importance of visualizing your perfect day.
Learn what Natalie’s hardest decision has been to date
The value you can gain from working for others
Natalie’s bad habits
How to avoid the mistakes Natalie made
And so much more!

Don't forget - The Paradise Pack is only available this week! Check it out here.

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak to Paula Pant from Afford Anything, to get her top tips on money and travel.

Paula is an expert on this stuff because several years ago, she quit her job, sold her stuff, and backpacked around the world for almost three years. She now helps people afford whatever they want, saying you can't afford everything but you can afford anything.

Whether you're trying to save for the trip of your lifetime, or you're in debt and don't know whether or not you should pay off what you owe before you take off, Paula's tips will be able to help you out.

I also just wanted to remind you that The Paradise Pack is coming! To find out when you can get your hands on this amazing bundle of travel-related goodies, text "paradisepack" to 33444. You don't want to miss out!

Otherwise, let's get to the show, so that you can learn how to afford your travel dreams!

You’ll learn:

What made Jason’s recent flights one of the worst he’s ever taken
The three steps to saving money for travel
What’s going on in Nepal right now, following the country’s recent earthquake, and how you can help
How Paula saved enough money for her first trip
How to save when you’re not earning a lot or you have a lot of expenses
How big your emergency fund should be
What Paula learned from selling and donating her belongings
Whether or not you should travel when you're in debt
How travel changed Paula’s life
Why you should focus on creation rather than consumption
Paula’s favorite word
Paula’s advice for wannabe travelers

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack
Get Paid for Your Pad
Afford Anything
Flight Car
Uber
Charity Navigator
The Better Business Bureau
The Red Cross
Oxfam
Unicef
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
The Seven Afford Anything Tenets

Don't forget to sign up to hear more about The Paradise Pack. Just text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Mexico again!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Paradise Pack, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts and I are giving away one Tortuga Backpack and two $100 Tortuga gift vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies, simply text "paradisepack" (all one word and without the speech marks) to 33444. You'll then be added to our mailing list and entered into the draw. Easy!

The competition ends on 25 May, so get on it!

In this episode, Travis and I share our top 14 practical hacks to help you travel long term.

You’ll learn:

Jason’s favorite thing to seek out when he’s traveling
Our top 14 practical hacks to help you travel long term

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts
16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term
The Paradise Pack
Tortuga Backpacks
Pencils of Promise
Zero To Travel Podcast archives
Extra Pack of Peanuts archives
Airbnb
House Sitting World
House Sitting Academy
HomeAway
FlightCar
Uber
VRBO
Mint.com
Pre-Trip Planning: How Much Research Should You Really Do?
NerdFitness.com
The Suitcase Entrepreneur
Location Rebel
Too Many Adapters
Fluent in 3 months

Don't forget to enter the competition to win some Tortuga Backpack goodies. Just text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Mexico! And we have a special announcement to make too!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Paradise Pack, we're giving away one Tortuga Backpack and two $100 Tortuga gift vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies, simply text "paradisepack" (all one word and without the speech marks) to 33444. You'll then be added to our mailing list and entered into the draw. Easy!

The competition ends on 25 May, so get on it!

In this episode, Travis Sherry and I share our top 16 mindset hacks to help you travel long term.

You’ll learn:

Jason and Travis’ top mindset hacks for traveling long term
What the $10 rule is and how it’ll help you enjoy travel more

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts
The Paradise Pack
Tortuga Backpacks
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Workaway.info
Chris Guillebeau
World Domination Summit
Pencils of Promise

Don't forget, for your chance to win one of three Tortuga prizes, text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Moab, Utah. My wife and I are currently car camping and today we wanted to share with you our top twenty tips for becoming a car camping superstar!

So, whether you've done a lot of camping or you've never been before, listen to today's episode to find out exactly what you need to have a great time when you next hit the road!

You’ll learn:

The ultimate hack for starting a campfire
What’s better than Google
A European’s take on American road tripping
What Jason has learned on this trip
The best things about camping
20 top things you should take when you go car camping

Resources Mentioned

Quit Your Job and Travel the World
The 10 essentials

To listen to more podcast episodes, see the archives.

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In today's episode, I speak with Anton Kraly - the creator of Drop Ship Lifestyle, an online course and community that connects and helps eCommerce entrepreneurs.

Anton explains how to start a drop shipping business, so that you can earn money while you travel without having to manage stock, fulfil orders, or even handle customer service.

Anton has also very kindly hooked the Zero To Travel Podcast listeners up with a hefty discount on Drop Ship Lifestyle. So, if you're interested in this business model, go to zerototravel.com/dropship to get $100 off.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

What you should do if you want to make money on the road
The strangest thing that has happened to Anton in the last two weeks
How Anton ended up living in Vietnam
Whether or not it’s possible to start a business like Anton’s on the road
How online business has changed over the past few years
What drop shipping is
How NOT to drop ship
How to approach suppliers and what not to say to them
What profit margins to look for
Why this business model is perfect for digital nomads
How much it costs to get started with drop shipping
How to decide on a niche, which products to sell, and who to sell to
How to identify trends
Why competition is a good thing
Why you don’t have to compete with Amazon
How important personality and branding are on eCommerce sites
How to conduct market research
Which kinds of keywords to target and which ones to avoid to get the best conversion rates
How to get approved by a supplier
How to get your eCommerce site up and running within two weeks
What Google PLAs and Amazon Product Listing Ads are and how to use them
Which third party tools to use
Business-to-business versus business-to-consumer: which is best
How to outsource in an eCommerce business
How to sell a website and how much they can go for
Anton’s travel plans

Resources mentioned

Anton Kraly
Etsy
Ebay
Shopify
Drop Ship Lifestyle
Fiverr
Retail Tower
eCommHub (now called HubLogix)
Google Analytics
Lucky Orange
Freelancer
ODesk
Flippa
Empire Flippers
Razor Sharp Shave

Don't forget, you can get $100 off Drop Ship Lifestyle by going to zerototravel.com/dropship and starting your own drop ship lifestyle!

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This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast is a very special one.

On April 25th 2015, Nepal was hit by the biggest earthquake it has experienced in 80 years. Thousands of people have died and many more are seriously injured and in need of basic supplies such as food, water, and shelter.

Last October, my wife and I went to Nepal, to go trekking in the Himalayan mountains. Everywhere we went, we were greeted with warm smiles and open hearts. We particularly bonded with our guide Samir, and our porter Mingmar.

In this episode of the podcast, my wife Anne-Dorthe and I share both our memories of Nepal and some audio clips of Samir as he showed us around his country.

This episode is also a fundraiser. Nepal needs our help. If you're in the US, please text "GIVE NEPAL" to 80088 to donate $10 to the Global Giving relief fund. If you want to give more or you're based outside of the US, please go to zerototravel.com/givenepal.

Thank you.

This episode features:

Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s overall impressions of Nepal and the Nepalese
The memories of Nepal that stand out for Jason and Anne-Dorthe
How Samir and his friends give back to their own communities
Why Samir had to leave school
Samir’s biggest dreams
What Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels are
Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s reactions to seeing the 8th highest mountain in the world
What daily life is like in rural Nepal

If you are able to donate to help the people of Nepal, please do so by going to zerototravel.com/givenepal.

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak with Andy Steves from Weekend Student Adventures Europe to find out how to travel Europe on a budget.

Andy shares a ton of tips and advice on European travel, including how to plan the best itinerary for your trip, how to secure the cheapest flights, and which European cities shouldn't be missed .

In this episode of the podcast, you will learn:

The difference between traveling around Europe with your parents and on your own
How to take a travel idea from an idea to a plan
How Andy spotted the gap in the market for his business
How to experience rather than just observe a new place
What makes good tourism
What tour guides and guide books lack (and how to get it)
The biggest mistake people make when they travel to Europe
How to find the cheapest flights in Europe
How to decide which form(s) of transport to use when traveling round Europe
Andy and Jason’s favorite train rides in Europe
One way to get around visa requirements
Andy’s top three off-the-beaten-track destinations in Europe
Two of the more touristy European cities that are still worth visiting
How to travel on a budget without sacrificing the experience
Andy’s favorite travel books
What Andy struggles to say "no" to when he’s traveling

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World!
Location Indie
The Paradise Pack
Weekend Student Adventures
Airbnb
Yelp
Tripadvisor
Rick Steve’s Europe
Let’s Go
Lonely Planet
Skyscanner
Cheapoair
Kayak
Eurail
SBB.ch
Shantaram
WSA Facebook page
WSA YouTube page

For more travel podcast episodes, check out the Travel Podcasts Directory!

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In this - the final episode of our Epic Bike Rides Week series -, I speak with Casey Greene.

Casey works as a cartographer for the Adventure Cycling Association – a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire people to explore the world by bike. That means Casey gets paid to create and update maps and bike routes. What an exciting job!

Casey is also a pioneer in a new form of bike touring. In this episode, he talks about that, what it means for the future of bike touring, and how to plan the perfect bike trip.

Listen in to find out:

The two different ways to view adventure cycling
How to make a map
How to design an adventure
The best way to fly on your way to and from a bike trip
What pack biking is
The future of cycle touring
The most accessible bike rides for beginners
How the Adventure Cycling Association helps cyclists

Resources Mentioned

Casey Greene’s blog
Adventure Cycling Association
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
How I Design Adventure
BikeFlights.com

To listen to the other podcast episodes in this series, see the cycle touring archive.

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Epic Bike Rides Week continues!

If you haven't already, make sure you enter our competition to win a free 6 month membership to the Adventure Cycling Association. All you have to do is share your favorite Epic Bike Rides episode on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EpicBikeRides. Easy!

Otherwise, let's get to today's interview!

Today I speak with Leon McCarron about his many epic bike rides and how he become a professional adventurer.

Listen in to find out how to document your adventures while you're on the road, how to adapt to normal life once your adventure ends, and how to get started with your first cycling trip.

In this episode, you'll learn:

Why it’s hard to adjust back to normal life after an extended trip and how to deal with that
Why it’s good to have some kind of home, no matter how much you travel
How Leon become a professional adventurer
The three main benefits of traveling
What Leon has learned from traveling
How Leon felt when he first set out on his bike on his own
What Leon got out of his first bike trip
How Leon decided where to do his first bike trip
Why you shouldn’t rule out traveling in your own country
How Leon sees North Americans
How to balance travel with a need for community
How to balance enjoying an experience with documenting your travels
What about Leon hasn’t changed despite all his traveling
Leon’s advice for wannabe adventurers

Resources Mentioned

Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast
Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen
American Cycling Association
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Leon McCarron
The Road Headed West: A Cycling Adventure Through North America
Fitting In
Leon’s TED Talk

If you enjoyed the interview, please visit Leon's Kickstarter page to help him tell his latest story, A Tale Of Two Rivers: Journeys on the Karun & Santa Cruz.

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It's day three of #EpicBikeRides! To catch up on the series so far, check out the episodes below.

Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast

Competition

To celebrate Epic Bike Rides Week, I've put together an exciting competition. How do you feel about winning a FREE six month membership with the Adventure Cycling Association?

For your chance to win, all you need to do is use the hashtag #EpicBikeRides on Facebook or Twitter, sharing a link to your favorite Zero To Travel podcast episode from this week, and explaining why you liked it. Easy!

Today's Interview

In today's interview I speak with Tom Allen, a filmmaker, adventure cyclist, author, and huge advocate for bike touring.

We talk about what it's like to cycle the length of England with no money, how much preparation you need to do before going on a bike trip, and the impact of perception on risk.

In this interview, you’ll learn:

Why Tom started traveling
How Tom’s trip changed him
Why Tom chose to travel by bike
How much Tom spent on each day of his trip
How Tom prepared for his trip
Tom’s expectations before the trip compared to how things turned out
Tom’s take on risk
The best way to start adventure cycling
What it’s like to live with no money
How having a mission and being vulnerable changes how people respond to you
How to handle stress on the road
The differences between solo and group travel
The only three things you need for a bike trip

* Tom and Leon (another #epicbikerides week guest) re making 2 new films! Want to help out? You can support their kickstarter here.
Resources Mentioned

Tom’s Bike Trip
Essential Gear for Adventure Cycling
Janapar – Love on a Bike
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Stayed tuned for more great episodes this week, by following #EpicBikeRides on social media!

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Epic Bike Rides Week continues today with this interview with Shirine Taylor from A Wandering Photo.

Shirine is a long-term traveler who sees the world from the saddle of her bicycle. Although she now travels with her parter Kevin, she has a lot of experience of solo adventure cycling around the world, which she shares with us in this interview.

To find out the single best starter trip for a budding cyclist, as well as Shirine's top tips for female travelers, listen to today's podcast using the player above or by subscribing in iTunes or on Stitcher.

You will also learn:

The difference between lifestyle and vacation when you live on the road
Why Shirine likes traveling alone
Why Shirine wasn’t scared to travel on her own
Just how cheap it is to travel long-term by bike
The advantage of starting your trip or spending some time traveling in your own country
Why people help cyclists more than other travelers
The single best starter trip for a budding cyclist
Shirine’s experience of cycling on her own through India
Which parts of India are safest for female travelers
The hardest thing about cycle touring
How fit you need to be to travel by bike
The best country to start bike touring in
Exactly how much Shirine spends living on the road
Shirine’s top tips for solo female travelers

Resources Mentioned

Episode 1 of the Epic Bike Rides Week series: No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
A Wandering Photo
Skalatitude (women on wheels)

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the third episode in our Epic Bike Rides Week series!

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Today's podcast episode is the first in our Epic Bike Rides Week series! This week I'll be speaking to six incredible individuals who have been on some epic bike rides. Whole families, solo females, British adventurers... We've got it all covered!

First up, I speak with George Mahood, who set off to cycle the full length of Great Britain with nothing but his underwear! No clothes, no money, and no bike! If that's not epic, I don't know what is!

In today's episode of the podcast, you will learn:

Why George and Ben decided to cycle the length of Great Britain with no clothes
What you need to have an adventure
How terrible weather helped George and Ben get started
What George learned about money
What a rusty bike and a scooter taught them about appreciation
The worst things about having no money
The best things about having no money
Stories about some of the most unusual and generous people they met
That impact that cycling with less had on the usual troubles that come with bike trips
How George published his book about the trip
How they documented the trip
What adventure means to George
How George has managed to incorporate adventure into his daily life
How to settle back into normal life after an adventure
George’s advice for anyone who wants to have an adventure

Resources Mentioned

George Mahood
Episode 45: Trekking in Patagonia
Episode 46: Travel Podcast: Trekking Logistics 101, The 10 Essentials, What To Bring and More
Episode 47: Epic Treks: Tramping New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail
Episode 48: Epic Trekking : Best Treks In The World
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
Episode 38: You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me
Long Way Round
Every Day Is a Holiday
Life’s a Beach
Stay Up All Night Night
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World

To get involved in the conversation about George's trip, use the hashtag #epicbikerides on Twitter!

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak with Jana Schuberth, an elite social and behavioral change coach and a digital nomad. Jana is also the founder of Alive in Berlin, a European conference devoted to personal transformation that's takes place at the end of May.

Together we talk about how to take a leap of faith and mentally prepare yourself to completely change your life. Jana shares her best tips on embracing change, understanding what you really want when you say you want to travel, and dealing with low days on the road.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

Why Jana decided to start a conference in Europe
How Jana got into personal development
How Jana discovered her core craft
The importance of finding the value in the things you hate
What “enoughness” is and how to handle it
What our external goals tell us about the way we want to feel
What the two fundamental fears are
Why most people fail when they try to change something
The difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset
How to mentally prepare yourself to take a leap
The question you need to ask yourself before you decide to change your life and start traveling
Why the first step to changing your life might be a small one
How to handle a lack of support from your friends and family
Why you shouldn’t ignore your fears and what to do instead
How to deal with down days when you’re on the road
How putting time limits on your travels can improve the experience
How living on the road has changed Jana and the way she approaches life
How to take a client-based business on the road

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Alive in Berlin
Skype
WhatsApp
Greg Hartle
Jana Schuberth
Jana on Facebook

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast in time for next week's epic bike rides series!

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This is a very special episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, because I got to sit down with Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo in person, to talk about full-time travel.

Nora has been travelling full-time for eight years and she's just written a book called Live and Work from Anywhere.

In this episode, we talk about settling down, saving for travel, how much money you need to travel long-term, and how to work from the road.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

Why Nora hates the phrase “to settle down”
Why the location independent lifestyle is here to stay
The importance of being flexible
What the future of location independence holds
How to go from zero to digital nomad
How to balance work and life on the road
Why Nora burned out and how she was forced to reexamine her life
The importance of entertaining possibilities
The one exercise you have to do tonight
Nora’s best travel practices
The questions to answer to find out how much money you need to save for travel
The first step to taking control of your finances
How much money to have in your emergency fund
How Nora managed to spend only $173 on accommodation in 2011
How to manage your taxes on the road
The health insurance you need to travel long-term
What Nora is most grateful for

Resources Mentioned

The Professional Hobo
Varp
Live and Work from Anywhere
Chris Guillebeau
Dear Nora: How Much Money do I Need to Travel Long Term? (Credit Walk)
WWOOF
The Caretaker Gazette
Location Indie

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Do you want to quit your job and get paid to travel the world? How about becoming a freelance travel journalist? Find out exactly what that involves in today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast with Nikki Vargas from The Pin The Map Project.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The three things you need to quit your job and travel the world.
What inspired Nikki to start a travel blog
Why Nikki gave herself three months of travel blogging before she invested in her site
Why Nikki was frustrated with the travel blogging niche and how her frustration led to her filling a gap in the market
The three ways Nikki makes money from travel writing
The importance of website design for freelance writers
How to drive traffic to your blog
How to associate yourself with other travel bloggers to grow your blog
The distinction between being a travel blogger and a freelance travel journalist
How to build your portfolio so that you can get your articles published on the big sites
The online tools Nikki uses to find travel writing jobs
The difference between PR and advertising and how this affects the ethics of travel journalism
How to review hotels and restaurants that don't impress you
How to balance traveling for work with traveling for yourself

Resourced Mentioned:

Audio course for people who want to quit their jobs and travel
Food & Wine Magazine
MatadorNetwork
The Daily Meal
Go Nomad
The Pin The Map Project
Orbitz
Thought Catalogue
Nomadic Matt
World of Wanderlust
Elite Daily
Vice
Matador U
MediaKitty
Examiner.com
LuxDuck
Guide to launching your own travel site
Guide to taking your travel site to the next level
Funny mishaps and bloopers of a solo traveler

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If you've ever dreamed about buying your own slice of paradise overseas, this travel podcast is for you. Taylor White from International Real Estate Listings breaks down how to find and purchase your dream place in any country.

Give this travel podcast and listen now. You'll learn:

Where the real estate hot spots in the worlds are
The importance of understanding your motivation for buying
How to find good investment opportunities
The worst mistake Taylor made with real estate overseas and how you can avoid it
What things you should consider before you buy real estate overseas
How to decide between buying and renting
What pre-construction deals can do for you
How to find good potential properties online
What pre-completion is and why it might be a good time to buy
What the safest type of international real estate deal is
Which strategies to use to buy real estate with less money
And much more!

Resources

Taylor's website and podcast
Live and Invest Overseas
Sovereign Man
International Living

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Do you want to travel but think it's too expensive? Would you like to travel with a purpose? Do you dream of making a difference in the world?

If so, today's episode is for you, my friend!

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with John Marshall, the author of Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around The Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever.

He shares how his family's trip around the world changed not only other people's lives but also their own.

In this episode of the podcast, you'll learn:

How to cut down your travel expenses by volunteering
The three words that inspired John to take his family traveling
Where John's family went and what they did in each country
Why John's family chose to spend at least thirty days in each place
The super simple method John used to find volunteering opportunities
The life-changing impacts the trip had on John's kids
What the electronic rabbit hole is and what happened to it on the trip
Why travel experience beats classroom experience every time
How to fall in love with the world
How travel can change your life

Resources Mentioned

John Marshall
Wide-Open World
John's TED talk
Volonthai
A Beginner’s Guide To Volunteering, A Free Global Volunteer Network  And More
Neworphanage
Orphan School Indiegogo campaign

For more great interviews with experience travelers, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives!

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Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you’ll love our series: Travel Tactics.

This is the final episode with our first panel. You can listen to the first and second episodes here and here.

In this episode, Benny Lewis teaches us how to immerse ourselves in a language when we're not in a country that uses that language.

Dave Dean tells us how to use technology to get cheaper flights.

Wandering Earl shares his best tips for extending trips.

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you’ll learn:

How to immerse yourself in a language wherever you are
The best free language learning tools
How to connect with locals in a foreign language
What Esperanto is and why you should learn it
Your first word in Esperanto
How to meet locals and improve your languages at the same time
Why Dave likes Sayulita, Mexico
One simple change you can make to find cheaper flights online
The paid and free tools you can use to find cheaper flights
Why you should always use flight comparison sites
How and why Earl's style of travel has changed over the years
Why having a base while you travel might be a good idea

Resources Mentioned

Travel Tactics Part 1
Travel Tactics Part 2
Fluent in 3 months
Wandering Earl
Too Many Adaptors
What’s Dave Doing?
Fluent in 3 Months (book)
TuneIn
Skype
Memrise
italki
Duolingo
Fluent in 3 months forum
WordReference.com
Zenmate
Hola
Skycanner
Adioso
Kayak
Hammocks & Hard Drives
Plansify
An Interview with Wandering Earl

For more great interviews with experienced travel experts, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives!

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One of the best ways to travel long-term is to become a digital nomad. It's a fantastic lifestyle, though it's not for everyone.

Should you become a digital nomad? Would you enjoy living and working on the road? How would you even get started with this lifestyle?

Find out the answers to all of these questions in this interview with Marcus Meurer from DNX Global.

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you will learn:

Why Marcus prefers the digital nomad community to the traditional working environment
Why “digital nomad” is not a profession
The best business model for digital nomads
How to work out what kind of work to do as a digital nomad
Strategies to monetize your blog
Why traveling can be good for getting work done
The importance of relationships for travelers
How DNX Global came to be
How to plan an in-person event
The best destinations and communities for digital nomads around the world

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
Marcus Meurer
DNX Global
DNX Toolbox
Force M
Online Angels
Rock my Site
Wundersite
Travelicia

To listen to more travel podcast episodes, click here.

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What’s the best way to see a new place? Without a doubt, by meeting the people who live there. I can't begin to explain how many amazing experiences I've had just because I ended up talking to a local.

In this - the first episode in a two-part series - I talk with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts about the best ways to meet the locals when you're traveling.

In this episode we share the first eight strategies you can use to get to know the people who live in the place you're visiting, so that you can get to know their culture, beliefs, and daily life.

To hear the final eight strategies, listen to part 2!

In this episode you’ll learn:

How to travel to increase your chance of having interesting interactions with locals
Where to stay to meet locals
What to eat to meet locals
Why you should use public transport
What activities to do to meet locals
How Travis and Heather changed a man’s life by hiring him as a tour guide
Why being a lost tourist is a great opportunity
Why to avoid chains while you’re traveling

Resources Mentioned:

16 Ways To Meet Locals - Part 2
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast
AirBnB
GowithOh
Podcast interview with Colin Wright
Podcast episode on volunteering
Top 10 Things to Do in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Couchsurfing
EatWith
Location Indie

Photo credit: Peter Halling Hilborg

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In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I have a round table chat with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, sharing our cumulative experience we create your comprehensive guide to travel in Southeast Asia.

Get my Southeast Asia Carry On Packing List For Any Length Trip

Southeast Asia is one of the most magical places on the planet and in this episode we share all our best tips for planning your own trip, whether you want to to go Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, or any of the other countries in the region.

Whether you're planning your own trip, looking to be inspired, or you want to reminisce about a past trip, you're sure to learn something new in this episode of the podcast.

What you will learn about travel in Southeast Asia:

The cheapest way to get to Southeast Asia
Why traveling to Southeast Asia isn’t as difficult as you think it might be
The best time of year to go to Southeast Asia
What to pack and why you shouldn’t take checked luggage with you
Where to stay and how to book accommodation
The best dishes to try and where to get them from
The best beaches to go to and how to get them all to yourself
The epic ruins you simply have to visit
Our top tips and recommendations for seeing the best that Southeast Asia has to offer

Mentioned In This Show

Location Indie
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Discover Travel’s Secret Season podcast episode
Hostelworld
Hostelbookers
Hotels.com
Travelfish.org

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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In this travel podcast, friend of the show and travel hacking stud Travis Sherry gives you his take on why budget airlines rock.

We also chat about the challenges of planning ahead for travel and give some top tips that have worked for us throughout our years of wandering.

Plus, if you're into the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle then you'll be excited to hear about our new community Location Indie. Here's your personal invitation to join.

Listen to this travel podcast now, you'll also learn:

How to get the best prices on budget airlines
How wikipedia can be a travelers best friend
Why budget airlines should be your first search
The plastic bag carry on trick
How creative itineraries can save you mad cash
A secret resource for finding cheap 'hidden city' flights
Why knowing the budget airlines rules is so important
Why travel can be stressful
How to avoid travel burnout
And much more!

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you'll love our ongoing series: Travel Tactics.

Today, you'll hear travel lover Wandering Earl tells us how to make money using the skills we've already got.

Travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters explains why you shouldn't take your laptop on your travels and what to use instead.

And Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us get over the fear of speaking a foreign language.

Give it a listen now!

In this episode, you'll learn:

How to earn money with the skills you’ve already got
The lesser-known benefit of meeting people while you’re traveling
The importance of finding your own travel style
Why you probably shouldn’t take your laptop with you when you travel
How to store your travel photos on your smart phone
Why you’re not too old to learn a language
How to get over the fear of speaking a foreign language
How to remember foreign words

Resources Mentioned In This Show

Travel Tactics Part 1
Wandering Earl
How to Live a Life of Travel
Steal Like an Artist
Plansify
What’s Dave Doing?
Hammocks & Hard Drives
Fluent in 3 Months
Memrise
Anki

When you decide to purchase Wandering Earl's book through my affiliate link, you'll be supporting the podcast at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

 

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How would you feel if you had no idea what country you'd be living in next month?

Welcome to Colin Wright's exile life.

In 2009 Colin ditched his possessions and hit the road, letting his blog readers vote on which country he would live in.

Since then he has been all over the world, spending 4 months at a time in various countries including New Zealand, Czech Republic, India, Iceland, Thailand, and points in between.

What is it like to make travel an experimental project?

Listen now and you'll learn:

What it's like to live in a new country every 4 months
When treating travel as a project might be a good idea
How to build a framework for your travels that match your personality
Why Colin thinks you're the 'dumbest person in the room when you travel'
How being imperfect can make your work better
What Colin did to keep his travels fresh
Why labels are "imperfect but useful"
Colin's tips for traveling the states and how to shape a life filled with travel
And so much more!

Resources From The Show
Colin's blog Exile Lifestyle

Colin's books
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Award winning photographer and film maker Ben Randall went on a mission to find and photograph 100 people he met 5 years earlier while traveling through Asia.

During his trip he discovered a horrible truth about two of his friends, and decided to do something about it.

Hear Ben's incredible tale and learn more about The Human Earth Project in this fascinating travel podcast interview.

Learn how one person CAN make a difference.

Next time, will that person be you?
Mentioned In This Show
Human Earth Project

Photo courtesy of Human Earth Project
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Please Note: At the beginning of this travel podcast I share part of my personal story. No worries if you aren't interested, just skip ahead to the interview with Bill which starts around the 15 minute mark.
"A seasonal job can be a really good opportunity to hit the reset button if you need to."
-Bill Berg Founder Cool Works
Finding fun seasonal work is one of the best ways to kickstart any adventure.

For many people one seasonal job turns into a way of life. Yes, a job washing dishes or pumping gas could change your life (seriously!). Bill graciously shares how it changed his, and some fantastic advice as well.

Give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:

How seasonal jobs can transform your life in many ways
Why pumping gas in Yellowstone National Park changed Bill's life forever
What you can do to stand out from other candidates
Why seasonal jobs can be a great option for anybody of any age
Which visas to look into if you want to work in the USA but are not a citizen
How seasonal work can support your travels
Tips on which jobs will help you save more money
And much more!...

Cool Works
Visa Information (J1, H2-B, and Q1) - Permission to work in the USA for international workers.

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Happy holidays and welcome to the 1st annual Norwegian Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!
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My wife Anne Dorthe and I recorded this episode in our cabin in Engerdal, located in rural Norway roughly 4.5 hours north of Oslo.

Anne Dorthe shares what the traditional Norwegian farm Christmas is like, and even sings a little tune for us at the end of the show.

Listen to this episode now and get ready to travel to Norway for a holiday with one horse open sleighs, cakes, cookies, little santa men and much more!

Thanks for listening to the Zero To Travel Podcast and Happy Holidays my friend!

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*Note: This episode was published in 2015 but the 7 strategies I share to help you achieve your travel dreams are timeless. They apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime of any year. (that's a lot of any's!) Moving on....
Do you have a trip or destination that keeps popping up in your travel dreams?
What traveler doesn't cruise into the new year with a wish list longer than a holiday airline delay?

What if this was the year you finally went and did it!

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I share 7 strategies that will help you to achieve your travel dreams in 2015.

Why should you wait any longer to take your dream journey?

I promise you, this isn't just a bunch of rah rah motivational crap.

This episode was designed to ensure you take an action towards your travel dreams today.

Give it a listen now and you'll see what I mean.

Please let me know your thoughts. Did you like the advice? Was it helpful? Did you take an action?

Did you buy a plane ticket after listening?!?!

Email me or hit me on the twitter @zerototravel and let me know.

In this Zero To Travel podcast you'll learn:

7 strategies you can utilize to achieve your travel dreams no matter what your situation
How to gain enough time and money to travel
One action you can take today to make your dream trip very real
When making your goals public will work in your favor
Why traveling with a purpose may be right for you
And so much more

Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives or our new travel podcasts directory for a list of other quality shows.

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This week on the Zero To Travel Podcast, award winning travel journalist Jayme Moye shares everything you need to know about breaking into the travel writing industry, getting published and building a dream career.

Jayme Moye is an accomplished professional travel writer who has won multiple awards and written hundreds of articles for over 50 different publications, including National Geographic and Men’s Journal.

Jayme doesn't hold back in this interview. She spills every industry tip and secret you need to succeed. You'll learn exactly how to get started (even with no experience) and pitch articles like a pro. Give it a listen now and you'll learn:

Exactly how to get started as an unpublished writer with no experience
The first thing you should do if you want to be a professional writer
How Jayme went from office job to world traveling professional writer
What editors are looking for and how to sell your writing
How to pitch magazines with story ideas
The best way to get your name around in the travel writing world
Why your pitches are so important
Key industry terms to make you look like an experienced pro
Inside tips from Jayme on how to become a more creative writer
And so much more!

Listen to the travel podcast interview now by hitting play on the bar above. You can also Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes.

Here are a few key points covered in this interview:
Finding Your Place To Start
For just about everyone interested in becoming a travel writer, but especially for those who don’t hail from a writing background, the biggest question is always, “where do I start?”

So let’s begin with a simple and straightforward piece of advice.

READ!

Specifically, read whatever it is that you want to be published in. The better understanding you have of the publication you’re wishing to be a part of, the more likely you’ll be able to create something fitting and desirable.

It’s also a good idea to pay close attention to which section of the magazine you’re aiming for, as well as how the magazine is structured overall. Many magazines are structured similarly with regard to their recurring departments and feature articles, so as you start to recognize the structure of one, others will become easier to breakdown too.

Once you’ve got a destination for a pitch in mind, it’s time to consider the angle you’ll be pitching from. Is the story you’ve got in mind new or a novelty? Is it feature-worthy, or better suited to a specific section of the magazine? If it’s the latter, it’s important to gather information on who the editor is for that specific section. In fact, having a specific editor to contact is always a vital part of the pitching process.
Making An Effective Pitch
Jayme abides by this rule - always pitch before you write.

Why?

Because the editor you’re writing for will be critical in determining the direction your story takes.

The editor knows better than any other person what the audience of the magazine likes and what aspects of the story will need to be up or downplayed, which is exactly why their input is so critical before you put pen to page.

But how do you make an effective pitch?

Format is everything, and in fact a universally accepted format does exist that will propel you 98% ahead of the crowd if you use it. This ideal format consists of:

✓ Including the word “pitch” in the subject line, directly followed by the story subject (for example “Pitch: The Science Behind Polar Migrations.”)
✓ Using an informal greeting, and one that includes the first name of the editor.
✓ An opening sentence that begins something like, “For your consideration…,” and a reference to the specific section you’re interested in.
✓ A strong opening paragraph on the subject of your pitch, a “hook,

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What is it like to hop in a Land Rover and drive from Europe to India?

On a recent trip to Nepal, I was slowly wandering back on a lakeside trail from a hike near the town of Pokhara when I ran into Niels and Anna, a lovely German couple.

The first thing I noticed, even before their charming smiles, was "The Dude."

Who is the dude?

This badass car is the dude!

The friendly couple were partway through an epic Land Rover overland adventure, peeling out of their home town in Germany just a few months ago and slowly making their way to India.

Immediately, the questions came pouring into my head:

What is it like to drive through the middle east?

How long does it take to plan a trip like this?

What is life like on the road?

Later in the evening we sat down for a pizza and I unloaded my brain full of questions in a very fun podcast interview. Give it a listen now by hitting play on the bar above.

You'll learn:

How a Land Rover overland trip differs from a typical backpacking experience
How long it takes to plan an epic trip like this
Where to find your vehicle
Simple measures you can take to stay safe on the road
Heartwarming stories about the kindness of strangers in Iran and throughout the overland trail
What border crossings are like
And much more!

Are you ready to travel overland?
Mentioned in this show
Niels and Anna's blog

Independent Travel Gold Overland Podcast

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum
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Rob Greenfield is an amazing purposeful adventurer, environmental activist and master moneyless traveler.

Keep your backpack nearby, after hearing Rob in this thoughtful travel podcast interview you might just dash out the front door and have your own "adventure in simple living."

Rob shares:

How simple living makes moneyless travel possible
Why America wastes so much food and how you can help
The reason why traveling with a purpose makes free travel easier
How to travel for free without mooching
Rob's scariest moment on his moneyless journey through Central America
How to trade services for free travel
And so much more!

Resources From This Show
How To Travel America For Free (without mooching)

#donatenotdump

Photo from Rob's Website

My 1st interview with Rob

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Erik Weihenmayer is a living legend.

Since going blind at the age of 13, the accomplished mountaineer, adventurer and athlete has also completed such feats as climbing the 7 summits including Mt. Everest, finishing Primal Quest, the most grueling adventure races on earth, and a slew of other amazing climbing, cycling, flying and kayaking feats.

The father of 2 is also an author of 2 books ‘Touch The Top of The World – A Blind Man’s Journey To Climb Further Than The Eye Can See” and “The Adversity Advantage – Turning Everyday Struggles Into Everyday Greatness”

In this travel podcast Erik shares the story behind his latest unbelievable adventure, solo kayaking 277 miles down the Grand Canyon with his partner, Navy Veteran and fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.

You don't want to miss this one. Hit play and listen to the interview now.

Resources From The Show

Kayaking Blind

Erik Weihenmayer

No Barriers USA

Voices For Vets

photo courtesy of Kayaking Blind

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My business partner Travis Sherry and I share the challenges and pitfalls that surround the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle.

We also announce our amazing new project, a real community where you can connect with other like minded people building, sustaining and growing their location independent lives.

Learn more about our new community Location Indie.

In this travel podcast you'll get an inside look at our personal struggles and the daily challenges that pop up when you are running a location independent business while traveling the world.

Resources From This Show
Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast
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Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you'll love our new series: Travel Tactics

Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us learn how to speak a new language from Day 1.

Travel lover Wandering Earl's Book. If you are interested in this book and click on the image you'll be directed to Wandering Earl's website which I highly recommend. When you decide to purchase the book through this affiliate link you'll be supporting the podcast at no cost to you. Thanks!" target="_blank">Wandering Earl sets the foundation for living a life of travel.

Plus, travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters and I debate apple vs. pc and discuss which laptop to bring when you travel long term.

Resources Mentioned In This Show

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Fluent In 3 Months International Best Selling Book by Benny Lewis

Hammocks & Hard Drives by Dave Dean

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In our last travel podcast episode of the trekking week series, three special guests share their advice and even mishaps from some of the best treks in the world.

Travis Sherry talks about getting dragged up Mt. Fuji by his wife.

Stephanie Zito gives us an overview on planing a trip up My. Kilimanjaro and what is it like to celebrate christmas at the top.

My wife Anne Dorthe shares an alternative to the Inca Trail that is less crowded but no less beautiful. It's an inside look at what it's like to walk on the Lares Trek to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu in the sacred valley of the Peruvian Andes.
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Stephanie on the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Trav and Heather on Summit of Mt. Fuji

Cover photo: Anne Dorthe at Machu Picchu

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Walking 3000km along the Te Araroa may be the grandest adventure that New Zealand has to offer.

What's it like to walk across the entire country?

Experienced thru-hiker Mike Vacek shares his story, and what it is like to live life on the trail.

Mike is also part of a small percentage of hikers who has completed the triple crown, the big 3 distance trails in the USA. He's also walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and countless other trails.

In this exciting travel podcast interview you'll learn:

What it's like to hike the entire Te Araroa trail
Preparing for the walk and what to expect on the ground
Why the Te Araroa may not be the best option for beginner distance hikers
How you can set up your life to make time for a months long trek
Why these hikes help Mike land better jobs
Which epic trails are doable for beginner's and more seasoned veterans
Wilderness treks vs. trails that run through towns and villages
And so much more!

Resources from the show
Green Corners

Te Araroa
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Packing is an art unto itself, packing for an extended walking trip brings it's own set of unique challenges.

If trekking, or multi-day hiking, is going to be part of your next trip then it's good to come prepared.

But not, over prepared.

This travel podcast episode will teach you the basic logistics surrounding trekking, what to expect and how just a few pieces of key gear can make the difference between life and death, or simply comfort and misery.

Remember the golden rule of packing: "If you forgot it, you can buy it."

Except..

When you can't!

Don't let anything slip your mind, give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:

How to pack when trekking is just a small part of this trip.
3 reasons why trekking it so awesome
What to do with your other regular travel stuff when your on the trail
The #1 thing to consider when you are booking the place you stay before your trek
One simple thing that will keep everything dry when the rains sweep in
Why buying gear in the country when you arrive might be the best solution (and why it might not)
Which types of foods are the best to bring and why it doesn't have to be expensive
My highly recommended strategy for preparing for your first trek

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Resources From The Show

Trekking In Patagonia Travel Podcast

The 10 Essentials

How To Choose The Right Backpack Travel Podcast With Myself and Travis

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If you've been thinking about trekking in patagonia, this is the travel podcast for you my friend!

It's trekking week on the Zero To Travel podcast, and this episode has everything you need to know to go on an adventure trekking in Patagonia.

I answer common questions like:

it hard to go trekking in Patagonia as an independent traveler? Do i need a guide?
should I bring?
there certain towns/cities that make great bases for a trekking holiday?
should I put all of my other travel stuff when I'm in the wilderness?
parts of Patagonia should I visit?
destinations are off the beaten path?
I trek the W or do the full circuit of the Torres del Paine?
I need to be an experienced backpacker or wilderness hiker?
it dangerous?

In one short episode you'll learn the answer to these question plus:

The #1 reason to visit Argentina
Advice on what food to bring on your treks
booking with outfitters before your trip is a bad idea
cheapest way to travel to patagonia
you don't need a tent
much more!

Want more trekking? Check out the Ultimate Guide To Trekking Logistics episode which provides a full overview of everything you need for an international trekking adventure.
Sunrise on Fitz Roy

Inside a Refugio
On The Summit Of Villarrica

Torres Del Paine National Park "W Trek"

Perito Moreno Glacier

Summit of Volcan Lannin

Just Another View Trekking In Patagonia

Trekking In Patagonia Resources:
Torres Del Paine National Park - Official Website

About Los Glaciers National Park

About Siete Lagus Route - Patagonia

Booking refugios for Torres Del Paine 

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Lifestyle design is a buzz word for sure, and many people poo poo the idea that you can create a location independent business that can support a traveling lifestyle you love. It seems to good to be true right?

Well, that's why I'm thrilled to bring you this podcast interview with Jesse Krieger, author of Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passion and Run Your Business From Anywhere In The World.

Jesse breaks this whole lifestyle entrepreneur and location independent thing down, in a realistic and truthful way.

This isn's about 'making money online', it's about identifying your lifestyle goals and learning very specific actionable ideas to help you achieve your goals.

Jesse give us strategies on how you can approach building your lifestyle business, realistic time frames and tactical advice.

Whether you are currently running a location independent business or just considering starting something that allows you the freedom to work and travel the world, you're going to want to hit play now and give this a listen.

You'll learn:

What the 'million dollar question' is and how it can change your life and drive your decisions
How to make tough decisions when you're paralyzed by indecision, and figure out which ideas to act on
The best definition of 'entrepreneur' I've ever heard
Why backing through Asia and building a business at the same time is a myth
The most important skills a lifestyle entrepreneur can build to become successful
Why skills and tactics are only half of what you need to consider when it comes to building a location independent business
How separating work mode and travel mode can keep you sane and balanced
Jesse's journey from actual guitar playing rock star to rock star in business
How to build a business starting from scratch
And so much more!

You can download the first 3 chapters of Jesse's book for free on his Lifestyle Entrepreneur blog. I highly recommend this book.
Resources From The Show
Lifestyle Entrepreneur Blog

Business In A Weekend

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