Zero To Travel Podcast

This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast is a very special one.

On April 25th 2015, Nepal was hit by the biggest earthquake it has experienced in 80 years. Thousands of people have died and many more are seriously injured and in need of basic supplies such as food, water, and shelter.

Last October, my wife and I went to Nepal, to go trekking in the Himalayan mountains. Everywhere we went, we were greeted with warm smiles and open hearts. We particularly bonded with our guide Samir, and our porter Mingmar.

In this episode of the podcast, my wife Anne-Dorthe and I share both our memories of Nepal and some audio clips of Samir as he showed us around his country.

This episode is also a fundraiser. Nepal needs our help. If you're in the US, please text "GIVE NEPAL" to 80088 to donate $10 to the Global Giving relief fund. If you want to give more or you're based outside of the US, please go to

Thank you.

This episode features:

Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s overall impressions of Nepal and the Nepalese
The memories of Nepal that stand out for Jason and Anne-Dorthe
How Samir and his friends give back to their own communities
Why Samir had to leave school
Samir’s biggest dreams
What Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels are
Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s reactions to seeing the 8th highest mountain in the world
What daily life is like in rural Nepal

If you are able to donate to help the people of Nepal, please do so by going to

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In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak with Andy Steves from Weekend Student Adventures Europe to find out how to travel Europe on a budget.

Andy shares a ton of tips and advice on European travel, including how to plan the best itinerary for your trip, how to secure the cheapest flights, and which European cities shouldn't be missed.

In this episode of the podcast, you will learn:

  • The difference between traveling around Europe with your parents and on your own
  • How to take a travel idea from an idea to a plan
  • How Andy spotted the gap in the market for his business
  • How to experience rather than just observe a new place
  • What makes good tourism
  • What tour guides and guide books lack (and how to get it)
  • The biggest mistake people make when they travel to Europe
  • How to find the cheapest flights in Europe
  • How to decide which form(s) of transport to use when traveling around Europe
  • Andy and Jason’s favorite train rides in Europe
  • One way to get around visa requirements
  • Andy’s top three off-the-beaten-track destinations in Europe
  • Two of the more touristy European cities that are still worth visiting
  • How to travel on a budget without sacrificing the experience
  • Andy’s favorite travel books
  • What Andy struggles to say "no" to when he’s traveling

Resources Mentioned

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In this travel podcast episode Jason & Travis talk travel hacking credit cards using the secret 'App-O-Rama' strategy.

This one trick can help you earn free flights anywhere in the world.

If you want to learn how to earn a free flight to anywhere in the world you MUST listen to this podcast now! You'll learn:

What an App-O-Rama is
How travel hacking credit cards affect your credit score
Which travel hacking credit cards to get
When to apply for new cards
How to figure out the best travel hacking credit card strategy for your situation
Why it's important to diversify
How Jason saved over $2000 on 2 flights in the last 18 months
How you can take your friend or spouse on free flights all over the USA
And a TON more!


Extra Pack of Peanuts

How to use the Target Red Card to meet minimum spends

Trave Hacking Credit Cards Mentioned

Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Plus

Chase Southwest

Citi American Airlines Credit Cards

Capitol One Rewards Card

Want to learn more about travel hacking?

Read this article.

Listen to another Travel Hacking interview with Travis here.

Visit the Zero To Travel Podcast Archive

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Direct download: ZTT086AppORama.mp3
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Whilst WWOOFing at a Community Agriculture Cooperative my friend Emma Johnson got to meet Sue Coppard, the woman that started WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms) back in in 1971.

WWOOF is an organization that allows travelers to work at organic farms around the world in exchange for free room and board.

In this episode, Emma provides a candid interview with this travel LEGEND. She sits down with Sue at her home in South West England and we get to listen in and hear how WWOOF all began.

Listen now and you'll learn:

How you can work at farms worldwide in exchange for room and board
The story of how WWOOF began and how it has grown
How WWOOF got it’s name
Why organic farms were the focus for Sue
The attitude you need to be a wwoofer
How WWOOFing ran before the internet
WWOOFing controversy and the real truth behind the stories
What WWOOFing was like in the 1970’s
Sue’s wisdoms on running a very large (mostly) volunteer organisation.
The purpose of the new Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FOWO)
What your WWOOF membership costs goes towards
The personal development benefits of travel

Resources Mentioned

Guest host Emma Johnson's website
John Seymour - ‘I’m A stranger Here Myself - The Story Of A Welsh Farm’ (1978)
Enid Blyton - ‘The Naughtiest Girl In The School’

Want More Information About WWOOFING?

Check out The Real WWOOF Experience (Podcast)

What's the deal with WWOOFing?  (Article)

Zero To Travel Podcast Archive

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Direct download: ZTT085Emma.mp3
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