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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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