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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:

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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:

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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

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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:

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Direct download: ZTT_Music_Fests_mixdown.mp3
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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:

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Direct download: ZTT_Erick_mixdown.mp3
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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:

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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:

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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

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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

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What should you do when you get sick of traveling?

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

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

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

Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

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Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

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