Tue, 11 November 2014
Erik Weihenmayer is a living legend.
Since going blind at the age of 13, the accomplished mountaineer, adventurer and athlete has also completed such feats as climbing the 7 summits including Mt. Everest, finishing Primal Quest, the most grueling adventure races on earth, and a slew of other amazing climbing, cycling, flying and kayaking feats.
The father of 2 is also an author of 2 books ‘Touch The Top of The World – A Blind Man’s Journey To Climb Further Than The Eye Can See” and “The Adversity Advantage – Turning Everyday Struggles Into Everyday Greatness”
In this travel podcast Erik shares the story behind his latest unbelievable adventure, solo kayaking 277 miles down the Grand Canyon with his partner, Navy Veteran and fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.
You don't want to miss this one. Hit play and listen to the interview now.
Resources From The Show
No Barriers USA
Voices For Vets
photo courtesy of Kayaking Blind
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Tue, 4 November 2014
My business partner Travis Sherry and I share the challenges and pitfalls that surround the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle.
We also announce our amazing new project, a real community where you can connect with other like minded people building, sustaining and growing their location independent lives.
Learn more about our new community Location Indie.
In this travel podcast you'll get an inside look at our personal struggles and the daily challenges that pop up when you are running a location independent business while traveling the world.
Resources From This Show
Tue, 28 October 2014
Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?
Then you'll love our new series: Travel Tactics
Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us learn how to speak a new language from Day 1.
Travel lover Wandering Earl's Book. If you are interested in this book and click on the image you'll be directed to Wandering Earl's website which I highly recommend. When you decide to purchase the book through this affiliate link you'll be supporting the podcast at no cost to you. Thanks!" target="_blank">Wandering Earl sets the foundation for living a life of travel.
Plus, travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters and I debate apple vs. pc and discuss which laptop to bring when you travel long term.
Resources Mentioned In This Show
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Fluent In 3 Months International Best Selling Book by Benny Lewis
Hammocks & Hard Drives by Dave Dean
Fri, 24 October 2014
In our last travel podcast episode of the trekking week series, three special guests share their advice and even mishaps from some of the best treks in the world.
Travis Sherry talks about getting dragged up Mt. Fuji by his wife.
Stephanie Zito gives us an overview on planing a trip up My. Kilimanjaro and what is it like to celebrate christmas at the top.
My wife Anne Dorthe shares an alternative to the Inca Trail that is less crowded but no less beautiful. It's an inside look at what it's like to walk on the Lares Trek to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu in the sacred valley of the Peruvian Andes.
Trav and Heather on Summit of Mt. Fuji
Cover photo: Anne Dorthe at Machu Picchu
Thu, 23 October 2014
Walking 3000km along the Te Araroa may be the grandest adventure that New Zealand has to offer.
What's it like to walk across the entire country?
Experienced thru-hiker Mike Vacek shares his story, and what it is like to live life on the trail.
Mike is also part of a small percentage of hikers who has completed the triple crown, the big 3 distance trails in the USA. He's also walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and countless other trails.
In this exciting travel podcast interview you'll learn:
What it's like to hike the entire Te Araroa trail
Resources from the show
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Wed, 22 October 2014
Packing is an art unto itself, packing for an extended walking trip brings it's own set of unique challenges.
If trekking, or multi-day hiking, is going to be part of your next trip then it's good to come prepared.
But not, over prepared.
This travel podcast episode will teach you the basic logistics surrounding trekking, what to expect and how just a few pieces of key gear can make the difference between life and death, or simply comfort and misery.
Remember the golden rule of packing: "If you forgot it, you can buy it."
When you can't!
Don't let anything slip your mind, give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:
How to pack when trekking is just a small part of this trip.
Listen To Other Episodes On Trekking
Trekking In Patagonia Travel Podcast
The 10 Essentials
How To Choose The Right Backpack Travel Podcast With Myself and Travis
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Tue, 21 October 2014
If you've been thinking about trekking in patagonia, this is the travel podcast for you my friend!
It's trekking week on the Zero To Travel podcast, and this episode has everything you need to know to go on an adventure trekking in Patagonia.
I answer common questions like:
it hard to go trekking in Patagonia as an independent traveler? Do i need a guide?
In one short episode you'll learn the answer to these question plus:
The #1 reason to visit Argentina
Want more trekking? Check out the Ultimate Guide To Trekking Logistics episode which provides a full overview of everything you need for an international trekking adventure.
Inside a Refugio
Torres Del Paine National Park "W Trek"
Perito Moreno Glacier
Summit of Volcan Lannin
Just Another View Trekking In Patagonia
Trekking In Patagonia Resources:
About Los Glaciers National Park
About Siete Lagus Route - Patagonia
Booking refugios for Torres Del Paine
Tue, 14 October 2014
Lifestyle design is a buzz word for sure, and many people poo poo the idea that you can create a location independent business that can support a traveling lifestyle you love. It seems to good to be true right?
Well, that's why I'm thrilled to bring you this podcast interview with Jesse Krieger, author of Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passion and Run Your Business From Anywhere In The World.
Jesse breaks this whole lifestyle entrepreneur and location independent thing down, in a realistic and truthful way.
This isn's about 'making money online', it's about identifying your lifestyle goals and learning very specific actionable ideas to help you achieve your goals.
Jesse give us strategies on how you can approach building your lifestyle business, realistic time frames and tactical advice.
Whether you are currently running a location independent business or just considering starting something that allows you the freedom to work and travel the world, you're going to want to hit play now and give this a listen.
What the 'million dollar question' is and how it can change your life and drive your decisions
You can download the first 3 chapters of Jesse's book for free on his Lifestyle Entrepreneur blog. I highly recommend this book.
Business In A Weekend
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Fri, 10 October 2014
Does your love of travel make you crazy sometimes?
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.
Where you can get amazing meals anywhere in Japan (hint: It's the last place you would ever think to find a fantastic meal)
This show is packed with value and might have you booking a flight and traveling to Japan within he hour!
* 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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Tue, 30 September 2014
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.
Why smartphones might be the best camera to use for travelers (hint: this has nothing to do with the quality of the camera)
What are you waiting for?
Hit play and give it a listen now.
Shannon's recommended iPhone Apps
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