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

Does your love of travel make you crazy sometimes?
Maybe it's just me, but I'll obsess over all of the places I want to go, knowing full well that I can't possibly do it all in one lifetime.

Like any addict, I need a fix. Something I can relax to on my armchair journeys.

If you can relate (and I know you can, you travel junkie you) then 'listen up!'.

I'm excited to announce a new program on the Zero To Travel podcast, our Destination Discovery Series!

This exciting new series will take you off the beaten path, giving you a entertaining and informative overview of some of the most stunning and exciting travel destinations on earth.

Plus you'll learn how to travel in each featured spot on a budget, like a local.

Your destination guide will be an expert on the region. We'll take you to paradise, sharing the hidden gems and secrets that can only be learned through on the ground experience.

Now, you can to skip all of that hard work and can plan (or just dream) about your next trip with ease.

I am kicking off this series with the unique island nation of Japan.

In this show Andres Zuleta from Boutique Japan brings us the best of this country.

Along the way he teaches us some tricks on budget travel in Japan.
Some of the amazing things you'll learn includes:

Where you can get amazing meals anywhere in Japan (hint: It's the last place you would ever think to find a fantastic meal)
Why Japan is such a great place to visit during all seasons
Various accommodation options to help you stay on budget
Top sushi spots in major areas around Japan
Which cites and towns many people skip that you absolutely MUST visit
The best rural and urban activities
When to climb Mount Fuji
Cultural faux pays and how to avoid them
The proper way to pass money and general tipping rules
And so much more!

This show is packed with value and might have you booking a flight and traveling to Japan within he hour!
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Resources from the show
* Is Japan Expensive?

* The best sushi shops in Tokyo

* The 5 Best Places in Japan Most Travelers Miss

* A Guide to Tipping in Japan

* Japanese Etiquette: Tips & Taboos

* Should You Get the Japan Rail Pass?

* The Best Online Japan Trip Planning Resources

* Japan Travel FAQ

* Japan Trip Planning Cheat Sheet


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Direct download: ZTT043_Japan.mp3
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Shannon Locker is a lot of things, award winning photographer (loaded with travel photography tips of course), mother, candy lover and to top it off...she's my sister!

This episode might entertain you on a few different levels. Not only will you be regaled with tales of sibling rivalry, you'll also hear the story behind this picture:

Plus insanely actionable advice to help you come home from any trip with better photos and perfectly captured memories.

You'll learn:

Why smartphones might be the best camera to use for travelers (hint: this has nothing to do with the quality of the camera)
When to put your camera down and enjoy the moment: an ongoing debate!
The core pillars of photography that will instantly help you take better pictures
Why composition is so important
Psychology behind portrait photos and how you can use these principles to capture better pictures of people
What the rules are and when to start breaking them
Where to look for inspiration
How to ask strangers for a photo
Best practices for sharing your images on social media
Why Shannon put up with my crap growing up:)
And much more!

What are you waiting for?

Hit play and give it a listen now.

Shannon's recommended iPhone Apps


Resources From The Show
Shannon Locker's online portfolio and Facebook page and on twitter.


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Select Photos from Shannon (self portrait below)

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There is a more hardcore side to budget travel that the guidebooks don't cover where activities like train hopping, punk sailing, rubber tramping, dumpster diving, and squatting are the norm.

Matt Derrick, wanderpunk and founder of Squat The Planet, has done it all.

In this adrenaline packed episode, you'll hear Matt's incredible stories, plus actionable tips that will open your eyes to a new side of budget travel.
"I don't really look at my self generally as 'homeless', I like to describe myself as 'home free'. I'm doing this intentionally."
- Matt Derrick
Hit play now and discover:

Why dumpster diving isn't as bad as it sounds
How Matt almost died train hopping
What intentional communities and gatherings are
Matt's #1 budget travel tip that can work for any style of traveler
An inside look at hitchhiking across the USA
What it's like living on a boat for six months
What rubber tramping
And much more!

Some pictures from Matt's adventures

Resources from the show

Slingshot Calendar

WWOOF International

Squat The Planet

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Direct download: ZTT041_MattDerrick.mp3
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Grab Youu Free Guide: 5 Simple Ways To Save Money On Airbnb
Want to know how to fund your travels with your current home without spending a penny?
Airbnb is a game changer, and now you can learn how to use this service to become location independent.
Jasper Ribbers, aka The Traveling Dutchman, is the author of "Get Paid For Your Pad – How To Maximize Profits From Your Airbnb Listing.

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In this incredibly actionable travel podcast interview, he shares the nitty-gritty details of how you can use your pad to make money while you travel the world.
All of Jasper's hard earned secrets are here. Hit play on the player at the top of this post now, and you'll discover:

Step by step instructions that will teach you how to turn your place into a money making machine
Why you should use Airbnb over other options and the big difference between airbnb and the hotel experience
The first thing you should do when you are getting you home ready to list
How to maximize the profits you can earn while keeping your guests happy
Systemizing your airbnb business so you can enjoy traveling instead of spending time managing your property
Why it's important to treat airbnb like your business
Insider tips on negotiating both as a traveler and a host
How to protect yourself and your space
Handling problems with guests and Jasper's recent horror story (hint: it involves an animal!)
How to build an incredible reputation within airbnb so guests will be begging to stay with you
And much more!

This episode is loaded with juicy insider information. Listen now.
Resources mentioned in this show:

The Traveling Dutchman

Get Paid For Your Pad – How To Maximize Profits From Your Airbnb Listing


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Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau is the youngest person ever to travel to every country in the world.

Yet this journey was small compared to his larger quest to help others change the world and live a remarkable life.
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Do you have some big 'crazy' idea, whether it be in business, travel or life, that you just can't shake?

Something keeping you up at night but just seems too insane to go after?

In his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, Chris shares what a quest is, why they are important and how you can go about finding the quest that will bring purpose into your life.

This inspiring travel podcast interview with Chris just might change your perspective on big ideas and audacious goals. Plus you can win a free copy of  the new book the week this podcast is live (details at the end of the show)!

During the interview you'll also learn:

What exactly a quest is and how it can change your life
The #1 thing that motivated Chris to pursue his quest to travel to every country in the world
The story of one man who walked in silence for 17 years
Common characteristics Chris sees among ‘questers’
Why you believing in your quest is the most important thing and how it will help you be successful
The importance of struggle and how it will give you confidence
Why Chris made more mistakes at the end of his quest to travel to every country of the world
How to combine travel with goal setting
The 3 things I learned from Chris that act as the foundational principles for all of my businesses
And much more!

What I find through travel is the sense of being alive. – Chris G

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Chris is the founder of the amazing World Domination Summit which is an event that helps people answer the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? He also wrote 2 other bestsellers, The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity.

Main image by: Stephanie D. Zito
My Top 5 All-Time Favorite Pieces By Chris
A Brief Guide To World Domination

This free manifesto hit home for me at just the right time, and verbalized the things running through my head perfectly. It's a game changer.

Why Your Should Quit Your Job and Travel Around The World

If you are in a job you don't like and want to get out and see the world, enjoy this kick in the ass. You're welcome.


You'll hear why getting lonely is 'part of the job' as an independent traveler plus Chris shares how to channel loneliness into 2 positive responses.

The Floor and the Ceiling : How Much Money is Enough

A short and powerful way to reframe your approach to money.

When You're Happy You Don't Have To Tell Anyone

The title says it all but there's much more underneath. Read it, let it sink in then put it into action sometime. You might find yourself changed forever.

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In May 2014 I participated in a 546 mile hitchhiking race around Scotland.

Want to come along?

Listen to this podcast and you'll be right next to me on this adventure.

Special thanks to Gary and the NOMADS Facebook group.

A few scenes from what you are hearing in this epsiode.

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Direct download: ZTT038_Hitching_Scotland.mp3
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Why is travel important to you?

In this travel podcast Nathaniel Boyle from the Daily Travel Podcast and I dive deep into the mental side of travel and why imagination may be the most important quality a traveler can possess.
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Along the way, Nathaniel shares his approach to travel, why the mindset of an explorer is key and how pushing past your comfort zone can lead to the most authentic travel experiences.
Any desire to do anything in your life is an opportunity to do it right now. - Nathaniel Boyle
You'll be shocked at what happened to Nathaniel after he trespassed on a farm in New Zealand. Give the show a listen now and you'll also learn:

How to a approach a trip mentally
Nathaniel's thoughts on 'authentic' travel
What an explorer mindset means and how it can help you
How to make bizarre experiences the new norm
Why curiosity is so important
And much more!

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Ashley Holmer went to Africa as a soccer coach to help teach kids.

She left a year later with 20 acres of land in rural Tanzania and a commitment to build a school for underprivileged children.
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Ashley's journey from Oregon to Africa is nothing short of incredible.

In this show you'll learn:

How a simple trip can change your life forever
What Ashley did after being asked to build a school
Why education in rural areas is so important to the world
What life is like for a local in Tanzania who is denied education
Tips to help you with any fundraiser
Jobs and opportunities for you to help
And so much more!

Just follow your heart and do what you want to do, because there is a lot of fulfillment that can come from that.
-Ashley Holmer

Check out the Red Sweater Project.

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How you can help this week...

I'm donating $5 for every comment  we get from the caravan the week this podcast is live. Share your thoughts on the interview, why you think education is important or whatever inspires you about travel.

Leave a comment now and you'll be giving $5 to help educate kids in Tanzania!
Resources From The Show
Red Sweater Project

To get in touch with Ashley send her an email:

Volunteer or Donate to the Red Sweater Project



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Direct download: ZTT036_Ashley_H.mp3
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Do you love to hear crazy travel stories?

When the Zero To Travel podcast started, I had no idea it would bring together thousands of travelers from all over the world.

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Our incredible caravan of listeners has countless tales of their own to tell. That's why I'm thrilled to share the first installment of this new series:
"Stories from the Caravan"
In this episode you'll hear travel horror stories from Shawn, Amy and Ashley.

These strange tales from the road include turtles, roofies, long distance love and more. Don't delay...

Give the show a listen now.

Meet This Week's Story Tellers:
You can find Amy's work at Amy Hates Carrots.

She takes amazing photos too! Here is one:

You can find Shawn's work at Lefty Scissor and you must check out this wild paper boat project.

You can find culinary joy through Ashley's work at Grow Into Joy

Thanks Ashley, Amy and Shawn and of course to all of the listeners of this podcast.

If you haven't done so yet and you're feeling saucy, please take 2 minutes and leave an honest review on iTunes.

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"You're temporary circumstances are not your permanent identity" -Srini Rao
Srini thought he had a plan for his life, then he surfed a wave in Brazil.

After that everything changed.
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Here, the host of the uber-awesome Unmistakable Creative Podcast shares his story along with loads of advice for anybody looking to break free from their current situation or just start in a new direction.

Give it a listen now by hitting play and you'll discover:

How creating a new story for yourself can transform your life
The common thread that helps creatives succeed
Srini's advice on creating a business that allows you to travel
Why overnight successes do not exist
The importance of developing 'skills that are going to serve you down the road'
Why a finish line in life does not exist
And much more!

Check it out now by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post.
Links from the show
Umistakable Creative

Instigator Experience

The Art of Being Unmistakable

Skool of Life

People Mentioned In The Show

Mars Dorian

AJ Leon

Ashley Ambridge

Meg Warden
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As promised in the episode, here is a picture of my 'office' outside of Crested Butte, Colorado where I recorded the intro and outro for this show.

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Direct download: ZTT034_Srini.mp3
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