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

Have you ever thought about walking across america or taking off on another type of epic adventure?
Whether you are planning an extended walk, hike, bike, backpacking trip, or a longer unique journey anywhere in the world, this show will give you the tools and inspiration you need to get started and succeed in your next travel quest.

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In this podcast episode Nate Damm shares his story about his 7+ month long walk across the USA, and in the process reveals many hard earned secrets that will help you to not only plan, but also follow through with any big journey you want to take.

Stick around until the end (around 35 minutes and 45 seconds) and Nate will share 2 key pieces of advice that will surely help you push through and commit to any upcoming trip.

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In this episode you'll learn:

How Nate left behind his 'regular' life (9-5 job, bills, apartment, etc) to go on the walk and ideas for making any long trip affordable.
Why becoming a minimalist before your travel can help you transition to a life on the road.
What 3 years of wandering travel does to relationships with friends and family, the good and the bad and how travel can actually strengthen important ones.
Top tips for sleeping anywhere outside in both rural and urban areas and which houses to avoid.
Techniques for breaking down any long quest and making it doable.
Nate's lowest point on the walk and how he pushed through.
How social media can help you on any journey.
And so much more...

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Show links

How  To Walk Across America Guide by Nate Damm kindly provided for free by Nate.

Nate's website and facebook page

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Rob Greenfield has a unique way of traveling.
Instead of following the rules, he makes his own.

Rob's adventures and the 'rules' surrounding them align with his core values because he creates them. You may want to do the same after listening to this podcast.

To listen now simply hit play on the bar above this post.

I think you'll agree that Rob's journeys are anything but ordinary.

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In this inspiring episode you'll learn:

How creating 'rules' around your adventures can turn travel into an art
The strategies Rob will use to make his way home with no money from Panama to San Diego, CA
Secrets to traveling with absolutely zero money or possessions
The techniques Rob used to bike across America and create less trash than an average American does in one day
What handstands are worth in Mexico
How the share economy can get you anything you need on the road
What other forms of currency besides money can do for you
Why Rob's hardest moments made him a better person and what hardship can teach you
And much more....

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Links from this show

Rob's website -

How to make money for travel with the Share Economy


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Looking for the best travel tech options for your next trip?
Dustin Main from Too Many Adapters breaks down technology essentials for people on the go. From apps to smartphones, cameras and much more, this podcast will cover everything you need for a trip anywhere in the world.

Digital fiends and minimalists alike will take away key insights from this episode.

Give it a listen by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post!

In this episode you'll discover:

The reason Dustin hikes in a dress and why you should consider it too
Tips on how to prevent your travel technology from interfering with your travel experience
Why creating rules around your travel technology is a good idea
Techniques for connecting to WIFI anywhere in the world
How you can store and back up your important travel photos automatically for free
The best smartphones and cameras for traveling
How to protect your sensitive data on the road
And much more...

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Resources from this episode:



Data Protection

5 Reasons You Should Use a VPN While Traveling



Snapseed ios
Snapseed Android
Canon G16
Sony RX100 II
Nokia 1020

Speaking of photo, in addition to being one knowledgeable and nice dude, Dustin is an award winning travel photographer.

Check out these beauties and see more of his work at


Trail Wallet

Trip It Travel Planner

Trip Saver

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Want to take off, travel the world, and learn how to become a digital nomad creating your own income on the fly?
What traveler doesn’t love the idea of wandering the planet while doing something they love?

Well, that’s exactly what Rob and his wife Mish did back in March of 2012.

Starting with zero plan, they took off for 6 months abroad and haven’t looked back.

Now they riff about it on, share practical advice on being an ‘anywhereist’ and teach others about running businesses while exploring new places all over the world.

In this interview, Rob provides gets into the nuts and bolts of being a digital nomad in today’s world.

Give it a listen by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Why having fun is the most important part of starting a business
How Rob and Mish made the leap from ‘regular job’ to full time travel
How making a small commitment to travel can lead to longer trips and bigger things
Rob dishes on getting inspired by travel and why you need to start a blog
How Rob’s podcast became the UK’s #1 business podcast
Rob’s two tracks to starting a globetrotting business
Thoughts on running a non-digital bricks and mortar business from the road
And much more...

Resources from this episode:

Rob and Mish's digital nomad forum

Lifestyle Business Podcast 


Coffitivity  - Cafe anywhere app

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If you're looking for a travel hacking guide, and love the idea of earning unlimited free travel give this show a listen!
Click play on the bar above to listen to this show right now or check out the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes

In under 60 minutes Trav from Extra Pack of Peanuts condenses hundreds of hours of research into an easily digestible travel hacking pill.

Listen to this interview right now and you'll be well on your way to expert status.

I've been earning free travel via travel hacking for over 15 years and I still walked away from this interview with new knowledge, ideas and insights that hadn't occurred to me.

This episode is packed wall to wall with actionable advice on earning free travel. Don't miss it.
Here are just a few things you'll discover:

How Trav got into travel hacking and went from zero to 1 million frequent flyer miles in 2 years
The ‘cardinal sin’ Trav committed before he learned about travel hacking and how you can easily avoid it
How many hours it takes to become a travel hacking guru (hint: the time investment can pay off ten fold)
How to get into travel hacking without getting travel rewards credit cards
Learn about the 2 major airline alliances and how you can use miles from one airline on another airline to go wherever you want
Trav's favorite travel rewards credit cards and how large bonuses work
Why the minimum spend should not deter you from earning large credit card reward bonuses
How to use Amazon payments to pay off your minimum spend requirements without spending an extra dime
Why authorizing your credit cards for other people to use may be a good strategy for you
Does travel hacking affect your credit score negatively? Trav gives us the scoop.
How multiple credit cards affects your credit score
Where to monitor your credit score
What ratio of cards to keep open or closed at any given time
How to get double points by applying for the business version of a rewards card (even if you don’t have a business)
What to do when you are denied for a card and how to call in and get approved
A secret loophole for getting into VIP airport lounges
Learn about ‘open jaws’ and ‘stopovers’ which help you earn additional free travel without using extra miles
The importance of starting with a travel goal in mind and why getting started immediately is so vital
And so much more...

What are you waiting for? Hit play on the bar at the beginning of this post, listen to the interview and get your mind blown.

If you liked the show please subscribe on iTunes and pretty please leave a review! I'll keep pumping out useful content to help you go wherever you want.
Helpful links from the show:
How to use Amazon Payments to meet the minimum spend

6 Rules to Crush Your Reconsideration Phone Call

The Majic Bus : An American Odyssey by Douglas Brinkley

Credit Karma

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Want an inside look at the WWOOF experience without the sugar coat?
Ready for the pure uncensored truth about what it's really like working on organic farms all over the world?

Then this podcast episode is for you.

I was lucky enough to have a chat with Raphi from Dirty Vagrant. She has WWOOF'ed in Europe, Africa and many other places all over the world.

During the show, Raphi provides some ridiculously useful advice that can help any current or newbie WWOOFer.
In this episode you'll learn:

What types of organic farms to work on and how to find the best farm stays
What happened to Raphi when she was stranded in a village in Ghana with a man named Bongo and the worst WWOOF experience she had
The #1 red flag you need to be aware of when choosing farms to volunteer on
Why staying on farms for longer periods of time makes for a better WWOOF experience
How to WWOOF with and without a visa
Why setting clear expectations before you arrive to a farm is so important
Why actually being interested in farming is so vital
And much more....

Go ahead and give it a listen. And if you enjoyed it, please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Have you ever said to yourself,
"I want to teach english abroad!"?
Now's your chance to soak up 10 years of insider knowledge in one short podcast.

Even if you have already been an english teacher abroad, this session will help you learn how to discover the best job opportunities, negotiate better accommodations, earn higher pay and much more.

I was so excited to meet up with John Bursey while crashing at the Lotus Lodge, a sweet little Oasis of a hostel just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

John has been teaching English all over the world for nearly 10 years, most recently in Cambodia.

In under 30 minutes John provides a ridiculous amount of hard earned knowledge and practical advice teaching you the essentials of not only getting a job teaching English, but how to find the best ones.

Seriously, give this show a listen. It will save you a tremendous amount of time on research, eliminate years of mistakes and guide you to the perfect job teaching english abroad, even if you have zero experience.
In this session you'll learn:

Why just getting started in the most important thing you can do
Where you can teach english abroad with no experience
How to get a teaching job in Cambodia within 2 weeks like John did
How to present yourself on your resume to increase your chances of finding work
Why deciding your goals beforehand is vitally important
How far in advance to start planning if you are lining up a job
Why researching certain visas is critical and the timelines you must be aware of
What questions to ask schools during your phone interview
A variety of key questions to ask that can set you up for a great experience and job
How to negotiate a better salary and place to live
Why speaking to a foreign teacher at each school you apply to is the #1 thing you should do
Why this may be the worst job in the world for some people (a good thing to learn before committing!)
How to earn income on the side
And heaps more….

Dave's ESL Cafe 

Top 10 Places For Teaching English Abroad

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(photo from left: Estero, Don't Panic, Papa Smurf, Soft Walker, Turbo, Unknown)
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Have you ever had the urge to leave it all behind and go long distance hiking?
Living for months out on the trail and getting reconnected with nature is a dream come true for many people.

Although a long distance hike itself can be physically and emotionally challenging, figuring out how to find the time and money to go on this type of adventure is not as hard as you think.

In the summer of 2013, en route from Taos, NM to Boulder, Co. I pit stopped in Salida, CO. A small, and disgustingly charming mountain town.

Salida (pronounce Sa-Lie-Dah) packs gorgeous Colorado scenery, and an in town whitewater course. This gem of a place lacks pretension and maintains a somewhat gritty, off the beaten path feel. Needless to say, on a beautiful summer day, it's hard to resist.

Which is why is was an easy decision to spend the night at the Simple Lodge & Hostel, crack a Dale's Pale Ale and relax.

What I didn't know at the time was that the hostel was packed with a small group of some of the most accomplished hikers in the country.

Enter Estero, Soft Walker, Don't Panic, Turbo and Papa Smurf, five hikers who were on a break from hiking the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada and spending the night.

As if this weren't enough, most of them had also completed the 'Triple Crown', which means they have already hiked the 3 main long distance hikes in the USA, a combined 8000+ miles of trail walking!

To put this accomplishment in perspective, it's been said that fewer people have completed the triple crown than have gone to outer space.

Salida is located just off of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and this group of thru hikers were taking a rest day in town.

Thankfully, they agreed to a group interview to share their expertise on long distance hiking.

You may have to crank up the sound as the interview was recorded in the backyard of the hostel which was not optimal sound wise, but trust me, the knowledge of tens of thousands of trail miles packed into this podcast is well worth a listen.
In this session you'll learn:

How to structure your life to accommodate the thru hiking lifestyle. (Hint: this essential advice go work for any experience driven lifestyle choice)
How much a 4-6 month hike will cost and specific ideas on how to raise the funds so you can start your quest
Long distance hiking subculture, social life in the wilderness, trail names, trail angels, zero days and other terms to know
The one piece of equipment that can save your life
How to put your career on the side and make hiking the priority instead of the other way around
The two best 'shorter' long hikes to take if you have limited time but want a real thru-hiking experience
How to minimize your life for the trail
What a 'shakedown hike' is and why you should consider doing at least one

Whiteblaze  (Resource for the Appalachian Trail)
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (AT resource)
Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCT resource)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDT resource)
Long Trail Vermont
John Muir Trail
Trail Life by Ray Jardines
SPOT Personal Locator Beacon

Other recommended reads

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (story about a solo female journey on the PCT, highly recommended)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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Do you dig photography?
What if you could get paid to shutter snap your way around the planet?

I’m very excited to bring you the very first session of the Zero To Travel podcast. This session we focus on turning your photography into a travel based business.

We’re talking traveling event and commercial photography with pro photographer and creative live on air host Ari Shapiro.

Get ready to take what you love, and mix in heaps of exotic travel because we are cooking up a delicious lifestyle that will put you out on the road with your lens in no time.
In this interview, Ari drops some serious knowledge nugs including:

Why it’s important to take pictures everyday
How to turn your 5-9 passion into a 9-5 business
Why niches are so important in photography
Ideas for trading pictures for travel
Where to sell your pictures for profits right away
The difference between taking photos and making photos
How to make launching a photo business affordable without blowing crazy cash on expensive equipment
How to get started shooting at events all over the country
and much more…

Ari, spent years as a traveling roadie in event marketing (which I’ll cover in another episode) and figured out how to break into photography. Now it’s your turn.
Resources from this session
Creative Live (education)
Kelby Training (education)
Lynda (education)
Alex Koloskov (advice)
Lens Rentals (equipment)
Borrow Lenses (equipment)
Paul Bannick (nature and bird photography)
Hoot Suite (manage social media)
Sell Media (wordpress plugin to help you sell your photos)
Smug Mug (store, share and sell photos)
Squarespace (build an inexpensive, nice looking website)
Chase Jarvis (inspiration, education, advice)

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