Zero To Travel Podcast : National Geographic Type Adventures, Lifestyle Design Like Tim Ferriss Plus Inspiration Like TED

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

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

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

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

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

Tune In Now To Learn:

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

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Elena_mixdown.mp3
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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
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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
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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