Zero To Travel Podcast

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

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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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My guest in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast takes the digital nomad lifestyle to the extreme.

Adventurer, Digital Nomad & Entrepreneur Fabian Dittrich is the founder and CEO of Helpando and creator and leader of StartUp Diaries.

Fab worked and traveled through South America as a Digital Nomad in his mobile 'office', a Land Rover Defender called La Oficina.

Today he shares his experience running a business while traveling overland and teaches you the secrets to finding your work/travel/life balance.

Is it worth it to run a business while you travel? Can you manage a whole company on the road in South America?  And create a documentary along the way with little experience, giving insight to people who redefine work?  Listen to the show now to find out how it can be done!

You'll Learn:

Logistics of running a business from a Land Rover Defender (in South America)
How much a business interferes with the travel experience
How to manage clients across different time zones
How to balance adventure and work
Benefits of a Digital Nomad Lifestyle (think Freedom and Empathy)
How to design your life and take a different path
Conquering the fears of potential issues on the road
About many South American locals doing creative things (and redefining work)
Rewards of Business, Travel, Documentary experience
Valuable resources and suggestions about technology (to create ease and efficiency)

Resources Mentioned:

Helpando
StartUp Diaries
Calendly
The Four Hour Work Week
Art of Designing Your Own Path
Base Camp
Alfred App
Fabian Dittrich

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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