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Ready for some more road trippin'?

Buckle up for Part Two of 32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule!

What are your reasons why road trips rule?

Let's hit the open road and have some fun!

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by again to discuss our top 8 reasons why road trips rule.

Can you guess the number one reason?

Tune in now to learn the reasons road trips rule:

  • Where you get to sleep
  • Getting happy
  • Goofiness with other road trippers
  • New potentials
  • Connecting with others
  • What sparks imagination and wanderlust
  • Getting into a Zen-like state
  • How to feel alive
  • Fun and games
  • Flexibility for authenticity
  • And many more reasons!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Road_Trips_Part_2.mp3
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Is there anything better than a good old fashioned road trip?

We don't think so.

Hitting the open road with nowhere to go, nowhere to be, totally free.

Maybe you have some reasons why road trips rule!

In this episode my biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to riff on the 32 reasons why road trips rule! Today we break down each of our rankings 16 to 9. Be sure to tune in next week as we break down our rankings 8 to 1!

What you'll learn about why road trips rule:

  • The build up before a road trip happens
  • The road side accommodations
  • Having no real agenda
  • Continuing family traditions
  • Pulling out the cooler at a random picnic table
  • Finding your own bathroom wherever you are
  • Trivia!
  • Breweries
  • Blaring music with the windows down
  • And many more reasons!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Road_Trips_Part_1_1.mp3
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Ready for more travel tips and advice?

It's time to get your most pressing travel questions answered in Part 4 of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions!

Have a travel question for the next episode? Want some travel strategies that could help you on your next travel adventure?

Please email me at jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Tune in today to get insights on the following:

  • How to convince a partner to travel when they are afraid to go
  • What to pack for a round the world (RTW) trip with multiple climates
  • Should you travel with debt
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Listener_Qs_Part_4.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

How can you make your location dependent career (or job) location independent?

Plus, what is your favorite city activity?

In today's episode you'll get the answers to these questions plus get some insight on the following:

  • Are entrepreneurs born or bred?
  • Can anyone work for themselves?
  • How do you structure and pitch remote work agreements?
  • What is the value of not working while you travel?

And who better to give you these insights than my friend and Business Coach Emily Utter. She helps adventurous entrepreneurs get clarity around what type of business to run from the road. And then gives them an actionable plan to fuse that with the flexibility and freedom we need as travelers.  Check out Emily's work here.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to design your business to support your lifestyle
  • The very powerful first question to always ask (mindset advice)
  • How to find creative approaches to every business
  • Recommendations for aligning with your priorities
  • How to straddle travel and business in a healthy way
  • How to overcome the biggest struggle for entrepreneurs
  • How to get over the 'fraud syndrome' when becoming a coach
  • The first steps to take to become a coach
  • General rates for Business coaches
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

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Direct download: ZTT_Emily_Utter.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

What is your latest travel related debate?

What is your favorite way to travel- slow or fast?

In today's episode, my buddy and biz partner Travis from The Extra Pack of Peanuts stops by for the Great Debate- slow travel vs fast travel.

In one corner, we have Jason with slow travel. In the other corner, we have Travis with fast travel. Ding Ding. The verbal beat-down is on!

Who will come out on top? Who will present the best argument?

You decide!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why the speed of travel is all relative
  • The top reason slow travel is the best
  • How to make fast travel less stressful
  • What forces you to get out and make the most of every day
  • The best ways to uncover hidden gems
  • The best way to get a sample of a city (to see if you want to come back!)
  • How to increase your buffer zone for things to happen
  • How to get that young vibrant travel attitude (back)
  • How to save money with either method
  • The key to making fast travel much more effective
  • How to be a winner either way
  • The beauty of the Location Independent lifestyle

Resources:

Don't forget to head over to the archives for all past Zero To Travel Podcast episodes!

Direct download: ZTT_Fast_Vs_Slow.mp3
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What do you do when you first get home after a long trip?

Plus, is travel really just an excuse to run away from your problems?

Brendan Leonard stops by to give his insights on these questions plus adventure travel for all levels, sobriety while traveling, and so much more!

Brendan shares humor, essays and stories of adventure on his website Semi-Rad and he is the author of several books including his new memoir about how he turned his life around and found redemption through climbing and world travel- Sixty Meters to Anywhere.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • The Big Bang Theory of Extreme Joy
  • How to re-invent yourself
  • How climbing can give you an identity
  • How to confront your true feelings (to figure out who you really are)
  • A great way of looking at the world
  • Advice to handle pressures of drinking
  • How years and years of hard work will pay off
  • How to go from semi-rad to totally rad
  • How to travel the western US on the cheap
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Photo credit: Semi-Rad

Direct download: ZTT_Brendan_Leonard.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Is travel insurance worth it?

Anything can happen anywhere at anytime....

Tune in today to hear how the unsexy topic of travel insurance can be fun, exciting, and even entertaining.

You'll hear from former reporter and current travel junkie Phil Sylvester. He's head of content at World Nomads- an online travel company that provides specialized travel insurance and travel safety services for independent, volunteer, and student travelers in more than 150 countries!

Get a FREE Travel Insurance quote from my favorite Travel Insurance company- World Nomads.

Welcome to Travel Insurance 101!!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • Why you should be a 'fan' of travel insurance
  • Who needs travel insurance and why
  • What things aren't covered
  • What's covered in regards to trip cancellation, trip interruption, and missed connections
  • What is covered in regards to property
  • Best practices for documenting what you have (to make claims easier)
  • What is covered for medical
  • What obscure adventure activities aren’t covered (World Nomads insurance covers over 200!)
  • Why it's a good idea to keep your insurance in your home country
  • The real reason you get travel insurance
  • How long before a trip you should buy insurance
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Nomads_Phil.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

What is the new American dream?

Is it to sell everything and hit the road for a life of full time travel?

Well tune in today to hear from Bryanna who's family has done just that! Her and her husband Craig sold their 3000sq ft house and pretty much everything in it- to travel the USA and live full time in an RV (with 4 kids and 2 dogs!).

You'll hear about the adjustments that had to be made and how they were able to create their new American dream.

Plus get a behind the curtain look at their RV life on the road at Crazy Family Adventure!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to truly downsize and change your life
  • The best way to determine if you can live in an RV full time
  • Why going public with your dreams will help make them happen
  • How to see that your new American dream is possible
  • How to deepen your family bond through travel
  • The challenges of moving from 3000sq ft to 400sq ft
  • How to afford the full time travel RV lifestyle
  • The benefits of radical unschooling
  • How to make good friends while on the road
  • How to feel like you are not totally crazy
  • And much more!

Resources:

Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Direct download: ZTT_Crazy_Family.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Have you ever thought about living a nomad life?

What makes someone live a nomad life?

Today's guest shares with you his unique perspectives around travel and living life on the road full time. He's been living the nomad life for the last five years!

Please welcome my friend Gary from NOMADS - a life of cheap/free travel.

Today he'll share the following:

  • How he has has spent no money while traveling through Scandinavia (notoriously one of the most expensive areas of the world)
  • What he feels makes travel important to growth
  • Hitchhiking stories and lessons
  • An exciting traveler’s community and exchange platform that you may not have heard of...
  • And loads more!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to get a different impression of the world and the human beings that exist in it
  • How to challenge fears and change preconceived ideas about people
  • The true beauty of hitchhiking
  • How to contribute more to others and the world/community as a whole
  • Why reality is different than what you read in newspapers or see on tv
  • One of the greatest educations you can have
  • Ways to find food and shelter while traveling (without money)
  • The truth about what a nomad life is really like

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Gary.mp3
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Discover the dirtiest word in travel and how knowing it can help you achieve any travel dream.

Direct download: ZTT_Someday.mp3
Category:travel, podcast, travel podcast, travel podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT