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

How are you spicing up your next trip?

Are you ready for an authentic food quest?

Tune in today to hear 5 ways to add another exciting layer to your next travel experience....something a little extra.

Plus, you'll hear about one of my favorite parts of travel – Food! My guests today traded in their corporate jobs in 2015 to eat their way around the world. They recently published their first book, Authentic Food Quest Argentina: A Guide To Eat Your Way Authentically Through Argentina.

Rosemary and Claire are on a mission to transform traveler’s experiences through the discovery and knowledge of authentic food. They took a 6 month food journey starting in South America and then headed to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru!

Get ready for a special treat and some mouth watering fun!

Special thanks to Tortuga backpacks for sponsoring today's show.  Looking for an awesome travel backpack or a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get 10% off the Tortuga Backpack using the promo code TRAVEL at checkout!

Listen To Learn:

  • How to build your best trip
  • How to live the life you truly want
  • Why passion is key to starting a business
  • Why being open to change (and evolving) can make all the difference
  • The real process of transition to travel
  • The best ways to create sustainable living
  • How to make a business work for the long term (don't think about plan B)
  • Daily life of the Authentic Food Quest
  • The 4 steps to find “Authentic” food experiences
  • How to unite around food
  • The best way to shape your entire travel experience
  • The "dream meals" of Rosemary and Claire
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Authentic_Food_Quest.mp3
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"Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That is why it is called the present."  -Bil Keane 

Looking for great travel gift ideas?

Tune in today for Part Two of 20 Travel Gift Ideas!

In this episode, I sit down my wife Anne Dorthe to share 3 cost saving tips around actual travel experience gifts (hear the most valuable gift you can give someone).  

Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks pays us another visit to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for long term travel.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

Travel Gift Ideas:

Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249)
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Shorts - Kuhl Renegade Shorts ($70)

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Pants - prAna Stretch Zion Pants ($85)

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Book- Vagabonding by Rolf Potts ($11.60)

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AccessoriesKindle Paperwhite ($119.99)

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Book Recommendations:
I Am Pilgrim ($10.11)
Into Thin Air ($9.29)
The Sex Lives of Cannibals 
($11.66)
River Town 
($9.27)
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking 
($19.04)

 

Rock Star Status- How to Apply for Global Entry ($100)

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Pants- Outlier Slim Dungarees ($198)

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Gear- Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen ($8.49)

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Gear- Moleskine Classic Notebook ($17.96)

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Travel Towel - Pack Towel ($10-$40)

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Leggings- Girlfriend Collective (First pair free)

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Water Bottle  - Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle ($8.95)

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Resources:

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Note: This article contains affiliate links. As an affiliate partner, if you chose to purchase any items through my links, I will get a small commission at ZERO extra cost to you and you’ll be supporting my work – thank you for that!

Direct download: ZTT_Gift_Ideas_Part_2.mp3
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What was the best travel gift you have ever received?

How do you come up with travel gift ideas?

Well, be sure to tune into this two part series to get a list of 20 travel gift ideas!

In this episode, my wife Anne Dorthe stops by to discuss actual travel experience gift ideas and 3 tips for knocking it out of the park if you want those gifts to mean something (think the spirit of travel). Plus, Fred from Tortuga Backpacks returns to share his top 5 travel gift ideas for the digital nomad.

Want to give a special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Check out the new Outbreaker Backpack and get a special offer just for listening.

 

Travel Gift Ideas:

Backpack - Tortuga OutBreaker Backpack($249)
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Liner - Cocoon CoolMax Mummy ($45.95)

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Socks - REI Lightweight Merino Wool Hiking Socks ($10.79)

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Laptop - Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Hard Drive, OS X Yosemite) ($1,199.99)

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Smartphone - iPhone 6se ($549.95)

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Laptop Case - Thule Gauntlet 13 inch Macbook Sleeve ($49.95)

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Case for Phone - OtterBox DEFENDER iPhone 6/6s Case ($25.37)

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External Hard Drive - Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 ($54.99)

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Laptop Stand - Roost Laptop Stand - Portable & Adjustable (For Apple MacBook and PC) ($74.95)

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Adapter - Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo ($21.80)

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Travel App- TripIt Pro Travel App ($49/year)
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Music- Spotify Premium ($9.99/month)
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Headphones - Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones ($349)
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Tripod - Gorilla Pod ($14.99)

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Lightning Connector cable - Segawoot Apple MFi Certified Lightning Connector and Micro USB Nylon Braided Charging/SYNC Cable($13.99)

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Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Note: This article contains affiliate links. As an affiliate partner, if you chose to purchase any items through my links, I will get a small commission at ZERO extra cost to you and you’ll be supporting my work – thank you for that!

Direct download: ZTT_20_Gifts_Part_One.mp3
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What is a Nomad Capitalist?

Well, who better to learn from than “The Nomad Capitalist” himself, Andrew Henderson.

Andrew has become an expert at operating businesses around the world, managing overseas bank accounts, real estate, and even securing 2nd passports and citizenship's for himself and his clients.

He helps you keep more of your money by finding the best countries in the world to LEGALLY move your businesses for tax reductions, immigration, and investments.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's show! Want the perfect travel backpack or looking for a great gift for your travel friend?  Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why geography is no longer a limiting factor
  • How you can exponentially improve your living situation
  • Can you legally live, bank and work in countries around the world
  • The best countries to go to if you’re considering escaping yours
  • Ways to become a citizen of the world
  • Four ways to get a passport
  • How to avoid paying heavy taxes in a country you no longer live
  • Is it possible to travel the world with bank accounts all in different countries (think Jason Bourne)
  • The best advice for average digital nomad
  • Legal ways to put money offshore and avoid taxes (in an ethical way)
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Andrew_Hendersen.mp3
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Have you ever thought about Trekking Nepal?

Today you'll get a little something different with an audio adventure unlike anything you've ever heard! Tune in now to get a sneak peek of Episode 1.

My wife Anne Dorthe and I are taking you to the beautiful country of Nepal through a unique 16-part travel podcast series – the world’s first “audio guidary” (part audio guide and part diary): Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide | A Zero To Travel Podcast Series

What you'll get:

  • We’ll be your travel companions as you soak up the entire Himalayan mountain trekking experience, going from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu to remote Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and beyond.
  • Along the way, you’ll discover Nepalese Culture, learn about her history, and meet her famous friendly people.
  • Enjoy the sounds of the villages, the music, the spinning prayer wheels, and the gentle wisdom of our Nepalese guide, Samir, as he shares insightful and practical information for trekking in the Himalayan Mountains.

Listen now to experience this one-of-a-kind audio adventure, and learn how to plan your own trek in Nepal. Don’t wait! Subscribe now to get access to the entire series.

Namaste

Direct download: ZTT_Trekking_Nepal.mp3
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What is the most unusual place you’ve slept while traveling?

And what is one style of accommodations that you'll have to add to your bucket list?

Tune in now to find out!

Plus, you'll learn what it's like to transition to a life on the road. Zero To Travel community members Paula and Perry recently quit their successful corporate jobs for long term travel with a longer term goal of creating a new location independent lifestyle!

You'll hear their journey before the journey, get valuable tips and advice, and maybe some of their stories will inspire you to make it happen for yourself.

Many thanks to Fred at Tortuga Backpacks for supporting today's show. Need a great gift for yourself or another travel lover? Listeners of this show will get a special offer on the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to create a "lifestyle overhaul"
  • How learning to live with less can transform your life
  • Why transitioning to long term travel can be a challenge
  • What you have to sacrifice for long term travel
  • How long you many need to learn how to live life on the road
  • How to plan for long term travel
  • What things can set you up for success on the road
  • Practical ways to downsize (detachment is key)
  • Why you may need less money than you first thought
  • How to build your relationship (while preparing and traveling)
  • What to pack for a long term trip
  • And much more!

Resources:

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Direct download: ZTT_Paula_and_Perry.mp3
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Do you get confused by the ever-shifting carry on baggage rules?

Do you love flying? Do you hate flying? You are going to have to do it when you travel, so it doesn’t really matter.....

Do you know how to get the lowest airfare for your next trip?

Tune in today to get the definitive guide to know exactly what you can carry on these days.  Plus, you'll get 5 tips to help you get the lowest airfare for your next trip.

Carry on baggage rules can be very specific, so who better to learn from than the co-founder of Tortuga Backpacks Fred Perrotta. Welcome back to the show Fred!

And as a special deal, Tortuga Backpacks is giving a 10% discount to all Zero To Travel listeners. Need an awesome new pack for your next trip, or thinking of a great gift for your travel friend?  Just enter the discount code 'travel' at check out.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to save money by not checking a bag
  • How to increase your chances of finding the lowest fare
  • The best ways to travel carry on only
  • How to maximize the carry on option
  • What exactly is the mysterious personal item
  • A good rule of thumb for carry on baggage rules
  • Which airlines are more strict when it comes to carry on
  • What type of carry on offers more flexibility (and less chance of checking it!)
  • How to follow the 3-1-1 rule
  • How to use teamwork to distribute weight
  • And much more!

Resources:

Don't forget to enter discount code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks for 10% off!

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Photo courtesy of Tortuga Backpacks

Direct download: ZTT_Tortuga_Guide.mp3
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Today you'll get a glimpse inside Myanmar with Dustin Main.

Dustin is a talented photographer, location independent entrepreneur, and helps travelers with technology through his website Too Many Adapters. Plus he has become a go to expert on travel in Myanmar and today he shares why Myanmar should be on your travel radar.

Dustin Main has traveled to Myanmar more than a dozen times, spending more than a year in the country and has documented the changing stories of the Myanmar people through This Myanmar Life.

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Listen Now To Learn:

  • What is the draw to Myanmar
  • What creates a sense of urgency to visit Myanmar
  • Ways to have beautiful experiences with locals
  • A simple tip to be a rockstar in Myanmar
  • Where the magic really happens in Myanmar (and how to let it come to you)
  • How to use reverse engineering to travel hack Myanmar
  • Why to follow the lunar calendar when traveling to Myanmar
  • Where to find one of the most favorite places to photograph (in the world!)
  • The best things and places to eat in Myanmar
  • And Much more!

Resources:

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Photos courtesy of Dustin Main

Direct download: ZTT_Dustin_Destination.mp3
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Why is it so important to consider alternatives in travel and life?

Today my friend Blake Boles stops by share his insights into alternative education and adventures. Blake has a mission to help people discover self-directed learning and helps them blaze their own trails through life, including the option to build a life around travel if you so desire.

One of the ways he accomplishes this is as the director of Unschool Adventures- Trips and Programs for Self-Directed Young Adults.

Listen today to gain a better understanding not only about organized self-directed learning, but also what approaches you can take in your travels so you can learn more than you ever thought was possible (about yourself and the world!).

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

You'll hear all about:

  • Reshaping the world of education
  • Alternative education
  • Travel as a tool for self-growth
  • The transient lifestyle (being nomadic)
  • Using thought experiments to redesign your life around travel
  • Taking the traditional path to get to the non-traditional path
  • The argument around why not to go to college (and what you could do instead with that money)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

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Direct download: ZTT_Blake_Boles.mp3
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Why should you go to The Republic of Georgia?

What makes Georgia a worthwhile destination to consider?

Well you're in for a real treat today as my great friend and business partner, Travis Sherry (from Extra Pack of Peanuts) stops by to share his stories of a recent visit to The Republic of Georgia. Find out why it is a magical place!

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Tune in Now To Learn:

  • How to become a novelty when you travel
  • How the Republic of Georgia lives up to tales of amazing hospitality
  • One of the top reasons you should travel
  • Why drinking homemade wine is awesome (and why it happens often in Georgia)
  • The best thing to do in Georgia
  • How to get around Georgia
  • Where you can get the most fresh and amazing food in the world
  • Why Georgia is one of the safest countries
  • The best places to stay in the Republic of Georgia
  • How to easily stay connected in Georgia (if you really need it)
  • And much more!

Resources:

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia

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Direct download: ZTT_Georgia.mp3
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