Zero To Travel Podcast

Listen to this podcast on hitchhiking now by hitting play on the bar below.

Hitchhiking is a truly unique form of traveling that can conjure up all types of mental images depending on your experience.

Bad hollywood movies along with stern warnings about talking to strangers growing up would have us believe that hitchhiking is the most dangerous form of travel in the world.

The reality is, hitchhiking is an exciting, affordable and still popular way to travel.

A growing community of hitchhikers are connecting online at, a free resource with maps, information on hitchgatherings (worldwide hitchhiking events), advice for pros and newbies and so much more.

In this travel podcast interview you'll hear the inside scoop on hitchhiking from the crew at

You'll learn:

The truth about hitchhiking
What the best countries are for hitchhiking
Pros and cons of solo and group hitchhiking
What hitchgatherings are and why to consider going to one
How hitching helps you connect with locals
Why taking a short trip first is so helpful for beginners
Getting rides at gas stations versus thumbing it on the road
The best places to ask your driver to get dropped off
Which countries are the safest and easiest for hitchhiking
And so much more!

Check out, the best online resource for hitchhiking.

The post Hitchhiking: Myths, Facts and Beyond appeared first on Zero to Travel.

Direct download: ZTT028_Hitchwiki.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EST

Want to learn how to become a roadie, get paid to travel and see the world?

Would you like to get behind the scenes and hear what it's like working on a music tour?
This podcast is your all access backstage pass!
Ryan from This Tour Life has toured for 15+ years with acts like Jack White, Beck and Arcade Fire just to name a few.

In this interview he shares exactly how to become a roadie and break into music touring using simple backdoor strategies that require little to no experience.
Listen to this podcast now by clicking play below:

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Don't miss this episode, it's full of juicy tour advice and backstage stories you can only get from somebody on the inside. You'll discover:

How Ryan started in a low level position that eventually lead to a tour with Beck and how you can use the same strategy.
How to become a roadie by working with production companies or local venues
What Ryan did when Mick Jagger bumped into him (you'll have to wait for the end to hear this!)
Why taking a break from touring does no affect your ability to build a career
What roadie jobs pay
The single most important key to being successful on tour and always having work
What it is like to be the guitar tech for Jack White
Why you should target smaller bands
What makes the music business so unforgiving
Learn key industry terminology to help you speak the lingo
And so much more!

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I also share one way to break into music touring in my Free Travel Blueprint. Just enter your email in the form below to check it out.

What did you think of the interview? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Pictures of Ryan on Tour

Resources from this show:
This Tour Life


Live Nation


Full Sail

The post How To Become a Roadie and See the World appeared first on Zero to Travel.

Direct download: ZTT027_Roadie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Dave Sperling is nothing short of a legend. He started Dave's ESL Cafe to empower students to learn English and teachers to find work around the world in 1995 and it's still going stronger than ever.
Listen to this engaging interview with Dave now:

In this podcast Dave shares his personal story and provides crazy actionable advice on travel and teaching English Abroad in the present day.

Safe to say, Dave is the foremost expert on Teaching English Abroad so give this a listen and soak up his decades of knowledge in under an hour.

He's also one heckuva nice guy and I know you'll enjoy his travel stories.

You'll learn:

Learn how Dave got started and what his website has done to empower travelers
Why Dave ended up calling his site a 'cafe'
What it was like traveling in the middle east in the 1970's
Why teaching English abroad was a dream job
How the ESL Cafe was built in the early days
The important transition between teaching and entreprenurship
Hear the important questions you need to ask yourself when deciding if you should teach English abroad
Which qualifications and certifications to get and where to teach
The pros and cons of getting your certification abroad
Dave's take on online certification courses
Teaching hot spots worldwide
And so much more

Resources from the show
Dave's ESL Cafe


The post Dave Sperling Talks ESL Cafe, Travel and Teaching English Abroad appeared first on Zero to Travel.

Direct download: ZTT026_Dave_Sperling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EST