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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

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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

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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

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