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Zero to Travel Podcast

by Jason Moore

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Do you want to learn how to travel the world for as long as you desire, on your terms while spending less money? Whether you're a travel newbie dying to figure out how to explore the world, an occasional traveler longing to make your holiday everyday, or an experienced globetrotter seeking unique ways to keep traveling full time, you're in the right place. Travel expert Jason Moore from ZeroToTravel.com chats with adventurous people living life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly. Jason and his guests share insanely actionable advice and key resources, getting down and dirty on topics like; starting and running an online business from anywhere, travel and work opportunities, gutsy budget travel strategies, surprising ways to earn free travel, the digital nomad life, unconventional travel based lifestyles, fun travel jobs, how to plan epic adventures, backpacking, 4 hour work week inspired topics, and everything in between. Jason has wandered the planet for 15+ years working as a tour manager in events/music, an adventure travel tour guide, a trash sweeper, and now as a location independent entrepreneur running businesses on the fly. He is obsessed with doing whatever he can to help you explore our crazy planet, no matter what your current situation or experience. Let's do this! Subscribe now and welcome.


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Top 10 Travel Wish List + How To Crush Your Bucket List


Tue, Mar 21, 2017


How can you totally crush your travel bucket list- starting right now?

Plus, a top 10 list you won’t want to miss…

Today my buddy Trav (from EPOP and Location Indie) joins the show as we each share our respective Top 5 Travel Wishes.

Give yourself the space and time to dream up your current bucket list and put it in writing. Get back in touch with your travel soul and reconnect with your travel dreams. You can make it happen now!

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to create a ‘big bang’ to bring your ideas to reality
  • How to get motivated (and move closer to your travel goals)
  • Why alternative reality type spaces are intriguing
  • A time when compromise is necessary
  • The best part of Location Independence
  • How to embrace the idea of enjoying yourself
  • Why the journey can be the best part (of a travel adventure)
  • How to open up more possibilities to see crazy stuff
  • 10 awesome travel wishes (what do you want to do?)
  • And so much more!

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Dating and Travel + Bringing Location Independent Business Ideas To Life


Tue, Mar 14, 2017


What do you think about dating and travel?

And how does love work if you are a digital nomad?

In today's episode, you'll hear from the Founder of Nomad Soulmates – an online dating app for remote workers and location independent individuals.

Please welcome Aline Dahmen to the show! She breaks down what the dating scene is like out there in nomad land, plus how to handle love on the road.

Aline- Dating and Travel

And if you're NOT single don’t worry, you'll hear helpful tips for both singles and couples alike:

  • Bringing your next business to life
  • What it’s like to build an app
  • Dating ideas for travelers
  • And much more!

Tune In Now To Learn:

  • The best way to learn everything about someone (in a short period of time)
  • How to open hidden doors
  • Why it is important to start with community
  • Ways to get your first clients
  • How being conscious and intentional makes the right people appear
  • Why everyone is going to Bali
  • How to meet (and connect) with people who are aligned with your vision/mission
  • Why you are forced to make a quick decision
  • Challenges of taking a nomad romance into the “real world”
  • The double effect of offline meetings

Resources:

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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye


Tue, Mar 07, 2017


What do you like about Adventure Travel?

How does immersion change you?

Today you’ll hear all about adventure travel and different ways that immersion can change you...from an award winning professional adventure travel journalist.

Please welcome Jayme Moye back to the show! Learn more about her work here.

Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

The first show we did together was insanely popular as she gave industry tips and secrets to succeed as a professional travel writer. Check out 'How To Become a Professional Travel Writer' (in resources or archives) after listening to today's show!

Today we are going deeper into the world of travel writing and she’s going to share with us a behind the scenes look at the reality of collaborating with top climber Hans Florine to write On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession With Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climb.

Gear Up To Learn:

  • How to get started and make a name for yourself (as a writer)
  • Tips for getting started in freelance writing
  • How your chameleonesque element can help you
  • How travel can really shake up your world
  • What is El Capitan and the mystique around The Nose
  • How to get some of the best journalism
  • What makes you a stronger person (when it comes to adventures)
  • How to break out of your mold (and push out of your comfort zone)
  • Why taking calculated risks can serve you well
  • The best piece of advice to ensure success (when collaborating)
  • And so much more!

Resources:

Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye

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Behind The Scenes With Adventure Travel Journalist Jayme Moye



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What It Takes To Go Location Independent


Tue, Feb 28, 2017


What should you do when you get sick of traveling?

Plus, what does it really take to go location independent?

You'll hear all kinds of location independent (LI) goodies today from newbie nomad Jeremy Enns. Jeremy recently quit his job to travel and run his business from the road. He's got tons of insights into the LI lifestyle; from seasonal work, house sitting, travel hacking, saving money, volunteering, bike touring, and more! Check out his work here!

Learn what it takes to go location independent and find out if all the effort is worth it.

Tune In To Learn:

  • An incredible way to get into traveling
  • How to get the mind clicking (for the LI lifestyle)
  • The first step to move in any kind of direction
  • How to achieve the "inevitability of success" attitude
  • Ways to overcome obstacles to location independence
  • How to take the seriousness out of growing a business
  • How to get a whole new view (of yourself and your business)
  • One of the best ways you can travel in the states
  • European bike tour recommendations
  • How a paper map can help you
  • And so much more!

Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

Resources:

Jeremy Enns- What It Takes To Go Location Independent

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Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education


Tue, Feb 21, 2017


 

Have you ever experienced an overseas education?

Whether it is from unschooling, homeschooling, a classroom, an experience, or an encounter with a local, you never know what you can learn.

Today you'll hear 3 things I love about living in another country...plus you'll hear about long term life abroad, reverse culture shock, and a visa you’ve probably never heard about.

My guest today has been living abroad for 20 years and has been slow traveling with his family for the last 4 years. Check out his Epic Education Radio Podcast where you’ll?hear experienced family travelers tell you in their own words how they approach parenting, money, education, accommodation, travel gear and more.

Please welcome Jason Jenkins to the show!

Resettling Abroad and Overseas Education

 

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to learn about yourself in a whole new way
  • The advantages of learning a new language
  • Challenges of living abroad with children
  • How to deal with reverse culture shock
  • The benefits of asking for (and getting) remote work
  • Biggest piece of advice for homeschooling or unschooling
  • Some of the best online resources (to educate your kids on the road)
  • How to take the pressure off kids when living abroad
  • How to deal with health issues when overseas
  • The realities of the long term travel lifestyle
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go


Tue, Feb 14, 2017


Do you take your travel health seriously?

You might spend a lot of time pre-trip planning, but it’s easy to forget about the most important thing – your health.

Today you'll hear from a true expert on travel health- she’s a medical doctor and a representative of the CDC, Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

Travel Health: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go
Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, M.D.

With threats like malaria and other mosquito borne disease, viruses, and everything that’s out there – as a traveler you need to be informed and prepared....

You can't let those health concerns scare you from traveling, but I strongly recommend you listen to what Dr. Kozarsky has to say. Set yourself up for a healthy trip, health on the road, and also coming home better than you ever felt before.

Today’s podcast could literally save your life!

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why thinking you are invincible can be dangerous
  • Ways to prepare before travel
  • How far in advance to get vaccinations
  • How to prevent malaria
  • Why you need to look at geography and season when planning travel
  • General costs to visit a travel clinic
  • How to handle antibiotics when traveling
  • The #1 cause of death for travelers (it's not what you think)
  • Why it's a good idea to see a travel health specialist
  • Tips for traveling with young children
  • What you need to know about the Zika virus (symptoms or not)
  • And much more

Resources:

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The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen


Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Have you heard of "The Nordic Theory of Everything" by Anu Partanen?

What do you love about your home country?

And do you think it could be better?

Today you'll hear some interesting perspectives and ideas from a Finnish Journalist who, after moving to America in 2008, began to notice how much more complicated and stressful things seemed to be in the states compared to her home country of Finland.

Please welcome Anu Partanen to the show!

She wrote "The Nordic Theory of Everything – In Search Of A Better Life" and you should definitely pick it up! It shows how the Nordic way of doing things can generate more freedom for you to fulfill your desires, enjoy more travel, have better health, better education, and more opportunities.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why the USA is a great country
  • How health care works in Nordic countries (like Norway)
  • What you get for your taxes in Nordic countries
  • Ways to see your home country in a different light
  • What is the "Nordic Theory of Love"
  • Why big government could be holding the USA back
  • Ways to take stress out of everyday life
  • How to create a massive psychological shift in the states
  • How to create more freedom and sanity for all
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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

*Featured image taken by Trevor Corson



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Debt To Travel + The RV Lifestyle


Tue, Jan 31, 2017


Have you ever thought about living the RV lifestyle?

How do you go from debt to travel?

Today you'll get the goods on the RV lifestyle and how to sustain it!

My buddy Heath Padgett stops by to share his story how he and his wife quit their office jobs, bought an RV, and planned a trip to all 50 states. Along the way, they discovered they didn’t want their full-time travel lifestyle to end and wanted to find a way to keep traveling indefinitely. Now they are doing it and also teach others how to live the full-time travel life in an RV.

Plus, you'll get some strategies and advice on how to get out of debt and go from debt to travel.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • Why choose the RV lifestyle
  • How to work a job in all 50 states
  • How to connect with the places you are visiting (in a totally different way)
  • One of the biggest benefits of travel
  • Ways to get immersed in the RV lifestyle
  • How to make a living while exploring and traveling the country
  • The Pros and Cons of RV livin'
  • How to feel close to home wherever you are
  • The real costs associated with the RV lifestyle
  • Ways to save a ton of money while living in an RV
  • How you can make money on the road in an RV
  • A fun debt elimination strategy
  • And so much more!

Resources:

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Travel Jobs Series: How To Become A Whitewater Rafting Guide + The Game of Life


Tue, Jan 24, 2017


What is one way to add more travel into your life?

Tune in to find out!

Today you are going to get the goods on travel jobs.  And you'll get to learn about those super cool seasonal jobs like a whitewater rafting guide!

Plus, how do you deal with a difficult decision to leave a career for travel?

My guest today shares her story and experience in doing just that. She's an experienced river raft guide, freelance journalist, and an outdoor adventure seeker. She'll tell you how to become a river rafting guide, plus how to get the best whitewater rafting jobs in the world.

Please welcome Juniper Rose to the show.  You can learn about her and her adventures here.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • The hardest part of actually leaving a job
  • What gives you the ability to leave a job
  • How to transition to life on the road
  • Great tips for making money while traveling
  • The changes that have to take place to get out and travel more
  • How to become a rock star of the river
  • What it really takes to be a whitewater rafting guide
  • How to stand out (in the competitive whitewater rafting guide industry)
  • The best part of the mysterious river raft guide world
  • What it means to win in travel and in life
  • Plus so much more!

Resources:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!



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Experimental Travel and Music


Tue, Jan 17, 2017


What does experimental travel mean to you?

Whether it is where you can go, or how you can travel, the experiments are up to you! And it can open up many new ideas around travel- awesome.

And how does music impact your travel experience?

It's something that can immediately change your state and connect you with anyone in the world.

Today you'll hear from Fil Corbitt, musician and experimental travel extraordinaire. He's the creator, producer, and host of a podcast called Van Sounds (listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts). It's a show that combines travel, music, and storytelling! Does it get any better than that?

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How rolling the dice can take you in any direction
  • Ways to create your own adventure
  • How to balance living a travel experience vs capturing it
  • The best way to be present
  • One of the main reasons to travel
  • Easy ways to incorporate characters into your story
  • What changes pieces of your travel experience
  • How to immediately change your state (wherever you are)
  • Ways to become a well rounded person
  • How to break the layers of separation
  • And so much more!

Experimental Travel and Music

Resources:

Experimental Travel and Music

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Terrifying Travel Toilet Tales


Tue, Jan 10, 2017


Do you have a terrifying travel toilet tale?

Ok, it may be a little gross to some, but when nature calls, you have to do what you have to do. And usually a humorous, memorable travel story will result.

Today we are bring you a fun and interesting episode....travel poop stories.

You'll hear from a couple community members, myself, and my wife (a honeymoon poop story).

Plus you'll get 3 travel toilet tips, some bonuses, and so much more!

Tune in to get some laughs and maybe you can relate.

Resources:

Head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!



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Resolutions, Remote Work, and the Reality of Language Learning


Tue, Jan 03, 2017


What are your travel New Year's resolutions?

Want to hear my favorite New Year's resolution for travelers?

It’s the ONLY 7 words you need to travel this year. Tune in to hear how you can go anywhere you want to go (this year)!

Plus, you'll hear a unique take on location independence, language learning, travel, and so much more.

My friend and co-founder of Live Lingua, Ray Blakney, stops by to share his journey, experiences, and insights to helping others.

If you want to learn a language or are in the process of learning, you've got to check out the world's first total immersion school online- Live Lingua.

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to really love what you are doing
  • Ways to find serendipity on multiple levels
  • How to get involved in the Peace Corps
  • What to do to get a happiness advantage
  • Ways that Live Lingua gives back
  • The key to learning every language
  • How to decrease your workload (from 8 hours a day to 1 hour a day!)
  • Ways to pick your business idea
  • Where to find the rainbow mountains
  • One of the best places to go right now
  • And much more!

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Resources:

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How To Plan Your Best Damn Year Ever: The Rosebud Method


Tue, Dec 27, 2016


Want a simple way to make sure you do everything you want to in business, travel and life in 2017. Listen to this show!



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3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular


Tue, Dec 20, 2016


Welcome to a very special holiday podcast, our 3rd annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular!!!!

Grab a warm beverage (or a cold one if you prefer!), relax and cozy up by the fire with us as we share nine delightful Norwegian holiday traditions that "Jul" be sure to love.

Drinking the famous Julebrus
Drinking the famous Julebrus

Along the way you'll discover our favorite Nordic holiday happenings from quaint Christmas markets to traditional food, drink, music, and so much more.

Oslo at Christmas
Oslo at Christmas

Don't miss this once a year podcast event that's sure to leave you filled up with joy and holiday cheer.

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Jukemarket

Want more holiday fun? Listen to our last two Norwegian Christmas Spectacular Episodes:

In this podcast special you'll join us for a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and much more. Listen now.

In this show we count down the 12 days of Christmas, Norwegian style! Listen now.

We wish you and yours, a God Jul (Norwegian for Merry Christmas) and a Happy New Year!

3rd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

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14 Ninja Packing Moves


Tue, Dec 13, 2016


Do you want to make next year your best travel year ever?

Ever wonder the best way to pack for a trip?

Well, today you'll hear a simple strategy to make your travel dreams become a reality. Plus, you'll get all kinds of practical, core, awesome travel advice centered around packing.

My buddy and packing expert Fred Perrotta (from Tortuga backpacks) is in the house today! Get ready to hear some expert packing tips in our Top 14 Ninja Packing Moves.

Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack and get a special discount for listening. It's a perfect gift for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why not to worry about "just in case" stuff
  • How to pull off an inspector gadget trick when carrying-on
  • The true amount of time to pack for (no matter how long your trip)
  • The benefit of "leave behinds"
  • What to wear on the flight (instead of putting it in your bag)
  • Where to pack your shoes
  • The best fabrics to wear
  • How to maximize a day pack when getting on a plane
  • How a stuff sack can save your stuff
  • And much more!

Resources:

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How To Retire Early and Travel the World


Tue, Dec 06, 2016


Can YOU retire early and travel the world?

What does it really take to retire early?

Today you’re going to hear a totally different approach that might forever change the way you think about your work, your finances, and how travel ties in with that....

And today's show is kind of a big deal- you'll hear from Anita Dhake who retired in her 30's (yes, her 30's!) and enjoys traveling the world! Anita is known online as ‘Thrifty Girl’ and she is here to share some advice on early retirement, the lifestyle around that, and how you can start taking steps today to make it happen.

Quick thank you to Tortuga backpacks for supporting today's show! Be sure to check out the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack for you or your travel friend.  Use the promo code TRAVEL at checkout for 10% off! 

 

Tune In To Learn:

  • How to create motivation to retire early
  • Ways to 'UP' your gratitude level
  • How to overcome the biggest obstacle (that people don't realize)
  • Why you need to "spend thoughtfully" to create happiness
  • How much you really need to sacrifice (to retire early)
  • Actionable steps towards early retirement
  • How to get excited about tracking your expenses and budgeting
  • Ways to put relationships first
  • How to go out and do stuff in the world every day
  • One essential item for your health (as a nomad)
  • Travel recommendations (from someone who has been to 52 countries and counting!)
  • And much more!

Resources:

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5 Ways To Spice Up Your Next Trip + An Authentic Food Quest


Tue, Nov 29, 2016


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:

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!



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20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part Two


Tue, Nov 22, 2016


"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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20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part One


Tue, Nov 15, 2016


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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How To Get A Second Passport + Taxes and Banking For Nomads: An Interview With Andrew Henderson “The Nomad Capitalist”


Tue, Nov 08, 2016


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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Trekking Nepal Series: Audio Guidary Sneak Peek


Fri, Nov 04, 2016


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



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Transition To Travel: Paula and Perry's Story


Tue, Nov 01, 2016


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:

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



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How To Get The Lowest Airfare + The Definitive Guide To Airline Carry On Baggage Rules


Thu, Oct 27, 2016


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!

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

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Up and Coming Destinations: Myanmar with Dustin Main


Fri, Oct 21, 2016


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:

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

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Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles


Thu, Oct 13, 2016


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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Up and Coming Destinations: The Republic of Georgia


Thu, Oct 06, 2016


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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A Solo Travel Lovefest


Thu, Sep 29, 2016


What do you think about Solo Travel?
Why should you do it?
Why should you consider it?

I'll give you 3 reasons why I absolutely adore it!

Today you'll hear all about solo travel from my friend Henry. We met at a hostel in Istanbul, Turkey and decided to share our solo travel stories with you!

Plus, when arriving in a country for the first time, how do you get from the airport to your accommodations? Tune in to hear how to do it affordably, without hassle, and without a smart phone!

A Solo Travel Lovefest- Hanging with local Kurds with the best damn mustaches I've ever seen
Hanging with local Kurds with the best damn mustaches I've ever seen

Listen Now to Learn:

  • One thing that can make you fall in love with travel
  • How to feed your travel soul
  • Why you are never alone when you solo travel
  • One of the best ways to travel
  • How to realize that something is actually possible
  • How to gain confidence and trust in yourself
  • One of the best parts of traveling
  • Ways to save the most money while solo traveling
  • The magic of solo travel
  • And much more!
A Solo Travel Lovefest- mural of turkey
Mural of Turkey

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself."
-Laurence Sterne



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The Magic Of Relocating With Matt Giovanisci


Thu, Sep 22, 2016


What is something you can do to open up more travel and more adventure in your life?

You'll hear all about this today as well as the 3 biggest tips to succeed at creating a location independent business.

And who better to learn from than my friend Matt Giovanisci! He is a relentlessly creative Location Independent Entrepreneur, runs many online businesses, and he'll show you real-time experiments in making money online. Head over to Money Lab to check out his experiments and learn how you can start or grow your own LI business. It's a no hype, totally transparent, one of a kind experience that you are going to love!

Tune in to Learn:

  • The definition of a true friend
  • How to go after your Vision Quest
  • How to take your first step to relocate
  • A great way to learn about a new place
  • The difference between livers (not your organ) and growers
  • One way to help you change as a person
  • Why listening to Gloria Estefan will help you
  • How many years it will take for your online business to be successful
  • The reason most businesses fail
  • Why getting too much education can hurt you
  • How to create a new source of energy to keep your business going
  • And much more!

Resources:

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

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Extending Your Travels + The Location Indie Scene


Thu, Sep 15, 2016


"Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource"
-Tony Robbins

What is the ultimate resource for extending your travels?

Today you'll hear all about about:

  • Utilizing your resources
  • Long term travel
  • The Best places in the World to work
  • The Location Independence scene
  • And much more!

And you get the privilege to learn from Stu Jones- a bloke from down under who has been traveling and living the location independent lifestyle for the last 18 years! He is the founder of Coworkation- running co-working trips to inspiring places around the world for current and budding location independent entrepreneurs.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • One of the most beautiful things about travel
  • How to make Location Independence sustainable
  • How to set up your Location Independent Lifestyle
  • What gives you an excuse to travel to a place you love
  • Why it's way less risky to bet on yourself
  • How to supercharge your business and work to the next level
  • The main benefits of the Location Independent Lifestyle
  • How to find out if the digital nomad lifestyle is for you

Resources:

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



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Transition To Travel: Melinda's Story


Fri, Sep 09, 2016


What is the hardest part of long term travel?

You'll hear my thoughts on this and you'll hear what it's like to transition from a steady job to a life of travel.

Melinda DiOrio stops by to give us her insights on how she left her Corporate job to travel, learn yoga, and see the world. She is a travel photographer and certified yoga teacher committed to a life of exploration!

Check out her travel photography and yoga journey at Melinda DiOrio.

Melinda DiOrio

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to go on a liberating journey
  • Ways to re-frame your lifestyle
  • How long it can really take to make the leap to travel
  • One thing that can help force change
  • Tips to get comfortable on facing the unknown
  • A strategy to overcome your fears
  • How to take advantage of abundance
  • How to design your own situation (your life!)
  • What truly makes you better at any craft
  • How to overcome challenges of a new phase of life
  • And much more!

Resources:

Melinda DiOrio

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The Best Job on The Planet With The Beaver


Tue, Aug 30, 2016


How do you fulfill your personal legend (your dreams) doing the things you were meant to do?

What do you do if you don’t know what you’re meant to do?

Tune in today to hear insights on these questions plus you'll hear from a man who seems to be living his own legend to the fullest- Stephen "Beaver" Harris. The Beaver has traveled to 90 countries over the last 10+ years! And last year he had the Best Job on The Planet- being sent to 51 European cities to stay in hostels, party, and write about it.

Plus, the Beaver will give you a feel for what it is like to travel solo through the heart of Africa for 6 months!

Check out his stories of adventure and misadventure over at Big Beaver Diaries!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What can be the hardest choice you have in life
  • How to get exposed to things you've never imagined
  • How to live through 'groundhog' day partying at hostels
  • How to make the best of the worst possible situation
  • Ways to have a truly authentic experience in Europe (or wherever you travel)
  • How to get a true cultural exchange in Africa
  • What hospitality is really like in Africa
  • How much money you need for 6 months in Africa
  • The craziest and strangest thing you can do in Columbia
  • And Much more!

Resources:

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

Photo courtesy of @BigBeaverDiaries

 

 



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Solo Road Tripping


Wed, Aug 24, 2016


What do you think about solo road tripping?

Yes, you'll hear about road trippin' again, but it's that time of year! So get ready and strap in....

My guest today is going to give you the goods on solo road tripping. She just finished a 2+ month long solo road trip across the USA and back to California! Congratulations Katie Doherty.

Today you'll hear all about:

  • Road tripping by yourself
  • How to use new media and dating apps to help fund your travels
  • Photography
  • Unexpectedly great things to see in the USA
  • How to earn money while traveling
  • And just a hodgepodge of various topics around road trips

Find out about Katie's work and check out her photography at LA ROUSSE PHOTO.

Solo Road Tripping With Katie Doherty

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to make a solo road trip happen
  • Ways to live on your own schedule and your own terms
  • A great way to connect with locals
  • How to easily record money spent on gas, hours driven, and miles driven
  • How to make money while you sleep
  • Tools used to run a successful eCommerce business
  • Why solo road tripping is safe
  • And tons more!

Resources:

Solo Road Tripping With Katie Doherty

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

Photos courtesy of LA ROUSSE PHOTO



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The World Walk with Tom Turcich


Tue, Aug 16, 2016


Is travel something worth fighting for?

Maybe you should ask Tom Turcich! He spent many years saving, planning, and preparing; always keeping his
dream alive.

Tom Turcich has been walking from NJ to Ecuador the past 15 months and over the next 4 years plans on walking on every continent. You can follow his adventure at The World Walk.

Tune in today to hear his story and learn why he’s doing it, how he affords it, and what it’s like to slow travel by foot, plus so much more!

Savanna

And You'll Learn:

  • Why travel is truly important
  • Why you need to seize the day
  • How to forget the rules
  • How to simplify long term travel
  • How to deal with gradual shifts of climate and culture
  • Ways to deal with strangers and strange encounters
  • How much it costs to per day to walk around the world
  • The best source of motivation

Resources:

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

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32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part Two


Tue, Aug 09, 2016


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:

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



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32 Reasons Why Road Trips Rule: Part One


Tue, Aug 02, 2016


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:

Check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!



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Listener Questions Part 4


Tue, Jul 26, 2016


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:

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



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Should I Go Location Independent?


Tue, Jul 19, 2016


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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The Great Debate: Slow vs Fast Travel


Tue, Jul 12, 2016


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!



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The Call Of Adventure with Brendan Leonard


Tue, Jul 05, 2016


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:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Photo credit: Semi-Rad



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Is Travel Insurance Worth It?


Tue, Jun 28, 2016


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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Is This The New American Dream?


Tue, Jun 21, 2016


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!



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Scandinavia On The Cheap, Nomad Life and The Power of Travel


Tue, Jun 14, 2016


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:

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



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The Dirtiest Word In Travel


Mon, Jun 06, 2016


Discover the dirtiest word in travel and how knowing it can help you achieve any travel dream.



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How To YouTube Your Way To More Travel + 3 Steps To Getting Anything You Want


Thu, Jun 02, 2016


How can a single idea land you in your dream destination?

What is it about a place you've never visited that makes you want to go there?

Today you'll hear the answers to these questions and the simple 3 step process for getting anything you want- travel or otherwise- and how you can get started today!

Plus you'll hear all about how to YouTube yourself to more travel from Paradise Pack Contributor Gabrielle Wallace- the Laptop Teacher and creator of Go Natural English. She'll give you the goods on "living the dream" and tell you how she is helping others to develop their online businesses and desired lifestyles!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to expand your definition of personal freedom
  • What can make all the difference in getting what you want
  • 3 simple steps to get whatever you want
  • How travel can really be an education
  • One of the great stepping stones to travel
  • How to help people and share knowledge
  • How to have people reach out to you asking for your services (and asking to pay you!)
  • The organic way to grow a business
  • The numerous benefits of the Paradise Pack
  • And much more!

Resources:

Grab a copy of the Paradise Pack here! Sale goes until June 6th and then it will be gone forever....after you purchase, email me (jason@zerototravel.com) with your receipt and I will hook you up with the Location Independence Mastery audio course (a $200 value)!

And don't forget to head over to the archives for all Zero To Travel podcast episodes.



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17 Reasons Location Independence Rocks!


Tue, May 31, 2016


What does it mean to be Location Independent?

Whether it is owning your own business- that could mean you work as a freelancer or as a contractor for someone else- not necessarily having an online business. Or what service do you provide for people?

Is it possible for you to work from anywhere?

If someone said to you, “now or sometime in the future, would you like to be able to travel the world, do work that you love, have total freedom AND earn more money than you do right now?”

What would be your reply?

Today you'll hear all about how Location Independence is possible and 17 reasons why Location Independence rocks!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How the TOTAL Triangle of Freedom really works
  • Why overall time ownership is awesome
  • How to never worry about updating your resume again
  • How to face the hardest part of Location Independence
  • How to find exciting unseen opportunities (especially when you do something you love)
  • The main benefit of Location Independence
  • How to enjoy food around the world (and linger over your coffee)
  • How to travel on your terms!
  • And much more!

Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives for all past episodes!

And don't forget to pick up the Paradise Pack to learn the actual skills you need to achieve the Location Independent Lifestyle!  Sale is from May 31st- June 6th.



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Should I "Follow My Passion"?


Thu, May 26, 2016


When you ask "What should I do?" a lot of people will answer "Follow Your Passion!" But what does that really mean?

Have you every asked yourself, "Should I follow my passion?"

Today I team up with my biz partner and friend Travis to give you a little taste of the Location Independent lifestyle- we discuss passion and what it means to business and your lifestyle.

Plus what should you do when you are worrying about what you should do when you get back from a long trip?

Listen Now To Learn:

  • How to truly assess you passions
  • Why not to worry about what you are going to do next
  • Why you shouldn't be scared about starting a business around your passions
  • The difference between hard work and passion
  • Why it's important to take a long term view
  • Why you don't always have to have the right answer right away
  • The true reason you follow your passion
  • How to see the value in everything
  • How homework can actually be beneficial
  • And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!



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Crowdsourcing Your Travels With Anita Wing Lee


Tue, May 24, 2016


What is the #1 thing you can do to make extending your travels much, much easier?

Today you get the pleasure of hearing from Anita Wing Lee. She sold her stuff and packed her life into one piece of luggage with the intention to travel light and serve humanity. She is making a huge difference in the world. And she can help you find your highest calling in life!

Her most recent project is raising money and awareness for refugees in Greece- check out Project: SoulFam.

She’s leveraged technology to travel and give back and she's grown quite the community on Periscope. It has changed her business and travel possibilities tremendously. Be sure to check out some of her guided meditations there.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to extend your travels further and longer (hint: it's not always money)
  • The main benefits of connections
  • How to decide which path to take
  • The best way to earn your 'Warrior Chops'
  • How to be a contributing human being to the world
  • How to manifest travel and connectivity (it's Quantum physics!)
  • How your purpose will find you (instead of you finding it)
  • How to spread positivity and serve others
  • What completely obliterates what you thought was possible
  • One tool that helps clean all the craziness out of your head
  • And much more!

Resources:

Be sure to check out the Paradise Pack that goes on sale May 31st. Zero to Travel listeners will get an awesome bonus here.

And if you want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!



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Round The World Travel + GAP Year For All! With Sean Keener from BootsnAll.com


Tue, May 17, 2016


Ever thought about taking a round the world journey?

Sean Keener stops by to talk round the world travel and gives his take on why gap years/career breaks should be on everybody’s resume!

Sean specializes in helping you plan round the world journeys through BootsnAll. BootsnAll helps unite independent travelers and helps people wander the planet! It's the best place to plan and purchase complex travel- round the world trips- and multi stop international trips.

The BootsnAll team has helped over 4 million people get their boots on the ground, so you'll definitely want to listen to today's show!

You'll Learn:

  • The importance of figuring out your WHY
  • How much money it takes to travel the world comfortably for a year
  • The best resources to circumnavigate the planet
  • The triangle of success (in both life and business)
  • One critical part of success for BootsnAll
  • The best way to learn about yourself and the context of a complex world
  • The difference between World geography vs airline geography
  • The 'gateway drug' for travel
  • The best way to learn (in travel, business, and life)
  • Why a Gap year/Career break can happen at any age
  • How digital sabbaticals can help with focus
  • And much more!

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives for all past episodes!

Photo care of the BootsnAll blog.



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Couplepreneur Conundrums with Nick and Gen


Tue, May 10, 2016


What is a couplepreneur? And how do they make business, travel, and relationships work?!

Should couples that travel together and friends that travel together also go into business together?

Definitely something to ponder. Today you'll hear all about couplepreneur conundrums from Nick and Gen over at The Great Anomaly.

They are full time nomadic couplepreneurs running multiple 6 figure businesses from all over the world (while they travel!). They’ve made it their mission to help other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and freedom seekers put travel back at the top of their to do list, and get their partner on board to create a life of adventure!

Listen Now to Learn:

  • The main things to consider when traveling as a couple
  • How to realize when you are location independent
  • Best advice for couplepreneurs just starting out
  • Why outsourcing is a key to success
  • How to determine boundaries within couples and business
  • How to manage zones of friction
  • How to work through 'worst case' scenarios
  • How couplepreneurs stay balanced
  • And much more!

Resources:

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



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The Spiritual Journey + Travel and Creativity with Karan Bajaj


Tue, May 03, 2016


Is travel the perfect way to embark on a spiritual journeyor quest?

How can travel expand your creativity?

Please welcome Karan Bajaj to the Zero To Travel Podcast. He's a#1 best-selling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies ofhis novels in print. He took a year off from his corporate job inNY to backpack from Europe to India- to learn yoga and meditationin the Himalayas.

Check out his new book, The Yoga ofMax’s Discontent and learn more about Karan Bajaj here.

Today You'll Learn:

  • The deep story behind The Yoga of Max’s discontent
  • How travel can help you become more creative
  • How travel can blend with spirituality
  • How to define a Yogi
  • How to be like a tree (and not 'become' all the time)
  • The meaning of 414
  • How to crack entertainment and meaning in your story
  • The way to multiply your adventures
  • How to feel truly connected to the world while traveling(without social media)
  • The Yogis 4-2-1 rule
  • The right way to approach meditation
  • How to take a year long sabbatical from work
  • And much more!

Resources:

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



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The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman with Oneika Raymond


Tue, Apr 26, 2016


What does slow traveling mean to you and why should you consider it?

How does slow travel change your overall travel experience?

In today's episode you'll hear all about slow travel, teaching overseas, and how the color of someone’s skin affects their travel experience.

You'll learn quite a bit from today's guest- a total travel junkie and serial expat- Oneika Raymond. She has visited over 80 countries on 6 continents (and counting!). She is also an entertaining and refreshingly honest travel writer, blogger, and teacher. Check out her work at Oneika The Traveller.

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What creates the most dramatic changes in your travel experience
  • How to bring your cultural mores and values to another place
  • How to have a relationship while fulfilling your travel dreams
  • Why teaching is a great vehicle if you want to keep traveling
  • How traveling while black is different
  • Where to find inspiration to do something completely foreign (think outside the box)
  • Why people of color experience a lack of representation
  • How 'one-upmanship' in the travel world does not foster learning or growth
  • Proof you can have a career while traveling the world
  • And much more!

Resources:

For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!



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Top 32 USA Cities For Travelers


Tue, Apr 19, 2016


It's time for a super fun episode breaking down the top USA cities for travelers.

The list is subjective and up for debate, so don't let it drive you bananas (you all have your favorite place for one reason or another).

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top USA cities for travelers.

We broke up the 32 USA cities into two podcasts. In this episode, you'll hear each of our top 8 USA cities for travelers (so 1-8 for 16 cities!). Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast for each of our rankings 9-16 (for another 16 cities!).

Quick thank you to italki for supporting today’s show. Hook up with native speakers from around the world! Get a free lesson here (buy one, get one free).

What you'll learn about the top USA cities for travelers:

  • How moments can create a favorite place
  • How to find magic in road trips
  • Why it is fun to play tour guide
  • Where to go for the ultimate blend of humanity
  • The best place to check out Stripperoke (yes, that's a real thing!)
  • How to avoid photo burnout in Northern California
  • Why people want to stay in a bubble
  • The key to the fluffiest scrambled eggs in the USA
  • How to like a city more and more each time you go (even if you want to hate it)
  • Where the road ends at a big mountain view and a waterfall (think lord of the rings)
  • How to find a place that works with your lifestyle the best
  • And much more!

Resources mentioned:

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



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Travel Photography 101 with Travis Longmore


Tue, Apr 12, 2016


Get ready for Travel Photography 101!

What is your relationship with photography and travel?

Do you love taking pictures while you’re out on the road?

Should you take a photo or just enjoy the moment?

Today you'll get some amazing insights from travel photographer extraordinaire Travis Longmore. He wanders the globe in search of the perfect photo and also hosts the never ending nomad podcast.

Some basics of the course:

  • A guide on how you can take better photos on your journeys
  • The simple elements of framing and composition
  • Dispelling myths around travel photography and photography in general
  • Tips on how to break into the travel photography business
  • And much more!

Quick thanks to italki for supporting today’s podcast.  Hook up with native speakers from around the world- learn a language, learn the basics, practice speaking, or get some guidance from a teacher. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel listeners.

What You'll Learn in Travel Photography 101:

  • How to tell a story with your photos
  • The realities of being a travel photographer
  • The best time of day to take photos (think Golden and Blue)
  • Why being uncomfortable will get you the best photo
  • Why learning the 'rule of thirds' is a good idea
  • Some basic gear recommendations
  • How to get permission to take that unforgettable shot of a stranger
  • Why you regret the photo you didn't take
  • 3 camera settings you need to master (to become a really good photographer)
  • The difference between a professional photographer and an amateur

Resources:

Looking for more Zero to Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now for all past episodes!



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Inspiring Female Adventurers Series: Around America And Beyond with Renata Chlumska


Tue, Apr 05, 2016


It’s time for the fourth installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Swedish and Czech adventurer- Renata Chlumska.  She has a long and impressive list of expeditions including:

  • A bicycle trip from Nepal to Sweden
  • A motorcycle trip from India to Sweden
  • Finished the 7 Summits
  • Around America Adventure (439 days- 11,300 miles by kayak and bicycle- Solo)

Renata Chlumska is a true expert and will guide you on:

  • Solo travel
  • How to plan big adventures
  • How you can turn adventure into a career
  • How to use travel as a way to process tragedy
  • Where you can find any adventure

Plus you'll hear the "Travel Theory of Relativity" and 5 quick tips to help you meet more people when traveling.

Thanks to italki for supporting today’s show! Do you want to learn a foreign language? Or just some of the basics? Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • Why your travel experience is all relative to your mindset
  • The best ways to prepare and plan for a big trip
  • How to maximize life and make the most of it
  • Where to find strength and motivation to continue
  • How to feel like the luckiest person in the world
  • How to book a ticket to Space
  • How to have faith in the big picture
  • How to open up new horizons and new perspectives
  • The best advice for a budding adventurer
  • And much more!

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Renata Chlumska

Rio Grande- Renata Chlumska



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How the World Sees America


Tue, Mar 29, 2016


Have you ever thought about how the world sees America?

Do you feel like you are representing not just yourself, but your entire country while you are traveling abroad?

Plus, how does the world perceive America and Americans?

You'll hear the answers to these questions and more from Ren? Zografos. He's a best-selling Norwegian-Greek author and veteran journalist. His book, Attractive Unattractive Americans: How The World Sees America, reveals world insights about 'American perception' from thousands of interviews.

Special thanks to italki for sponsoring today's show. Connect with native speakers from around the world and take your language learning to the next level! Get a free lesson (buy one, get on free) as a Zero To Travel Podcast listener.

Listen in to Learn:

  • How perception can change (before, during, and after travel)
  • Why you are really a mini-ambassador for your country when you travel
  • Is Houston, TX a good place for your first American adventure?
  • How to get a 're-appreciation' for your home country
  • The best ways to understand and appreciate new cultures and places
  • Suggestions for Americans who want to start traveling
  • What the world admires about the people in America
  • How the 'American Dream' is more about happiness than money
  • Reality vs illusion of chasing your dreams in America
  • How to do something you love everyday
  • How to spot American tourists vs seasoned travelers
  • And much more!

Resources:

And don't forget to visit the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

How the World Sees America



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How To Travel Overland Through Central America + Travelosophy 4


Tue, Mar 22, 2016


How do you feel about overland travel in Central America?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode four of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

Today you'll hear about the best way to catch the travel fish (memorable travel experiences) and overland travel in Central America.

My guest today just finished driving through Central America, and he's ready to share the best way to do it. Please welcome Ryan Shauers from desktodirtbag.com.

And thank you italki for supporting today’s show! Meet up over skype with people from all over the world to learn a new language. Buy one lesson, get one free for all Zero To Travel podcast listeners.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to unlock a hidden world of infinite possibilities during your travels
  • Another definition for 'dirtbag'
  • Where to find 'normal' people that do overland travel
  • How to prepare your vehicle for overland travel
  • Precautions to take while driving in Central America
  • Primary benefits of overland travel
  • How to deal with car insurance
  • Best practices for cooking set up
  • How to develop an organized system for storage
  • General rules of the road for overland travel in Central America
  • Best recommendations for sleeping spots
  • The best amount of time to allot for a trip through Central America
  • General daily budget you should think about
  • Hidden gems and unexpected surprises in Central America

Resources:

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

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

overland travel in central America

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Hot and Cold Edition: Cheap Flights In Asia + Budget Ski and Snowboard Travel


Tue, Mar 15, 2016


Does fear help you travel more?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how to get cheap flights in Asia and how to get the best ski and snowboard travel deals. It's the hot and cold edition!

You'll get the HOT from Louisa with wentadventuring.com- a place where her and her husband share advice and stories for nomads. They've lived around the world since 2007 in 8 different countries- exploring, writing, and photographing.

And you'll get the COLD from my buddy Tim Wenger- winter sports aficionado, Location Indie member, and has spent most of his entire adult life trying to get on the mountain or as close to it as possible.

Special thanks to italki.com for supporting today’s show. Learn a language from a native speaker and get a Free lesson (buy one, get one free) for Zero To Travel listeners.

Listen now to Learn:

  • How to get out of your own 'escape room'
  • How to get cheap flights in Asia
  • Who the Asean pass is for (and not for)
  • Helpful resources to check different flight routes
  • How to get the most out of the Asean pass
  • How to limit out of pocket expenses at ski resorts
  • The best way to travel with your ski/snowboard gear
  • Where to get discounted ski/snowboard gear (and the best time of year)
  • #1 rule when buying lift tickets
  • Best places to stay for your ski trip
  • Benefits of living in a ski town for an entire season (do it!)

Resources:

And be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!



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Biking Through Europe and Post-Travel "Reality"


Tue, Mar 08, 2016


What happens when a life of travel becomes your new reality?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear all about:

  • What "reality" is like before and after travel
  • How to incorporate your loved ones into your travels
  • An amazing cycling adventure through Europe with Carla (and her famous friend)
  • And much more!

Thanks to italki for making this show possible. Meet with native speakers- practice, learn the basics, make a new friend, and learn a new language! Get your free lesson here (buy one lesson, get one free for Zero To Travel listeners).

Listen in to Learn:

  • What it's like to quit your job and sell all your stuff
  • The least expensive way to see the world
  • How to push forward when things go wrong (on the first day!)
  • How to go from a 9x5 job to a travel adventure
  • One of the best ways to bring your pet along
  • The realities of being a solo female traveler
  • Why you don't always have to plan everything
  • How to inspire others
  • How to transition to travel (and take the first step towards Location Independence!)
  • How to deal with post-travel "reality"

Resources:

Check out some shots of Carla and Cezar cycling across Europe!

Carla and Cezar

Carla

Carla and Cezar

And don't forget to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!



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Travel Tactics 6: How To Travel Indefinitely


Tue, Mar 01, 2016


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 6 of Travel Tactics. This is the third edition of how to travel indefinitely.

You'll get the trifecta of long term travel- how to find inexpensive accommodations, how to find free or cheap flights, and how to earn a living while you travel.

The trilogy concludes with our 3 travel experts: Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, and Rob Dix from Making It Anywhere.

Don’t be intimidated by the term ‘travel indefinitely’ – you can add as much travel in your life as you want!

Special thanks to italki for making this show possible! Learn from a native teacher. Grab a free lesson as a Zero to Travel Podcast listener (buy one lesson, get one free here).

Listen Today to Learn:

  • How to get free accommodations on a boat (meet the 'yachties')
  • What to expect on a nautical endeavor
  • How to earn your sea legs
  • How to use your airline miles in the smartest way possible
  • Resources to figure out how many miles a trip will cost
  • When to purchase a ticket vs using your miles
  • Concrete way to evaluate your miles (earn 'em and burn 'em!)
  • How to make your lifestyle business sustainable and successful
  • When to increase your rates or charge more
  • Advice on starting one or multiple businesses
  • Why it's liberating to go against the norm

Resources:

Want more travel tactics or want to check out a past episode? Dig into the archives here!



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The Hostel Experience : An Interview With HK Austin Owner Brent Underwood


Tue, Feb 23, 2016


Want to know the #1 rated hostel in the United States in 2015? Look no further than HK Austin in the heart of Austin, TX.

How do you feel about hostels? What comes to your mind when you think of hostels?

Well today you'll get to hear all about hostels from the owner of HK Austin, Brent Underwood. He's an entrepreneur, budget traveler, and has helped create and execute online marketing campaigns for some of the biggest book launches in the world.

Please welcome Brent to the Zero to Travel Podcast!

Special thanks to italki for helping make this episode possible. Go here to get a free lesson (buy one, get one free for Zero to Travel Podcast listeners!).

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to create lasting memories from each trip you take
  • The endlessly fascinating part of travel
  • The best advice to meet different people from around the world
  • Common myths associated with Hostels
  • How to create vivid travel memories (with people you just met!)
  • The best way to find for a hostel (that is right for you)
  • Top 3 must haves for every traveler staying at a hostel
  • Most rewarding parts of owning a hostel
  • Advice for solo travelers (expected and understood on the hostel trail)
  • One of the most addictive parts of solo travel

Resources Mentioned:

If you want more Zero to Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!



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Travel Mix 3: Digital Nomadness and Bringing Travel Home


Tue, Feb 16, 2016


Get ready for episode 3 of The Travel Mix on today's Zero To Travel Podcast.

My guest co-host is Isabelle Rizo: Digital Nomad, International Speaker, and Storytelling Artist. She provides tips and advice on freedom, adventure, and business at The BellaVie.

Click here to learn more about all the great things Isabelle is doing.

Special thanks to italki for helping make this travel mix possible. Buy one lesson, get one free for Zero to Travel Listeners. Connect with a native language teacher here.

Today you’ll hear us riff about digital nomadness, bringing travel home, and other travel topics.

Are you mad? Or are you sane?

Listen now to find out:

  • 3 ways to bring the travel experience to you (when you are stuck at home)
  • The one thing that can drive digital nomads crazy
  • How to find a travel-work balance
  • The main benefits of the digital nomad lifestyle (lots of lessons!)
  • Tools, tips, and tricks for running a business on the road
  • How to allow yourself to enjoy the journey
  • How to feel confident in 30 seconds
  • Ways to get a slice of the digital nomad life at home
  • And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

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



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3 years Alone On Foot : An Interview With Sarah Marquis


Tue, Feb 09, 2016


Sarah Marquis can teach you so much about solo travel adventures and yourself.

She shares some amazing insights on today's Zero To Travel Podcast- bringing you the third installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Sarah traveled 10,000mi on foot from Siberia to Australia- alone. An epic walk that lasted 3 years!

Hear her tales of survival, nature connections, perseverance, various encounters, and learn about an overall amazing spirit- all documented in her book, Wild By Nature.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • How to have a more authentic travel experience
  • How to push your boundaries (and use all resources you have within)
  • What it's like to follow you heart and discover your mission
  • How to assess any situation (to figure out what is really going on)
  • How to differentiate real fear vs fear you create
  • Your ultimate ally to deal with new experiences
  • How making tea can create positive thinking
  • Practical tips for those looking to do extreme adventures
  • And much, much more!

Resources Mentioned:

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

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ? Mahatma Gandhi



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Listener Questions Part Three


Tue, Feb 02, 2016


Ready to hear some travel strategies, tips, and advice?

It's time for the third edition of the Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions. Getting your most pressing travel questions answered!

Have a travel question for the next episode? Looking for travel strategies to enhance your travel experience?

Please send me an email to jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

Listen in to get some perspectives on the following:

What should you do when you first arrive to a new country?

Should you bring expensive cameras, laptops, and other electronics on a long term trip with you?

In regards to solo travel, will you meet people or are you going to feel totally isolated and alone?

How much money do you need to save up for a year of travel?

Resources:

If you are digging these Listener Questions, be sure to check out Part One and Part Two.

And to discover more travel strategies on a variety of topics, head over to the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.



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Documenting Your Travels: Good or Bad?


Thu, Jan 28, 2016


How does the documentation of travel- whether through pictures, social media sharing, blogging, podcasting, whatever- affect the travel experience?

The roundtable discussion continues in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

I'm bringing back 3 special guests, awesome travel podcasters, my friends:

Today’s show is bit different. You'll get to eavesdrop on our conversation about the documentation of travel. You'll get different insights and perspectives about combining technology with travel- does it help or does it hurt? Is it good or bad?

And if you dig this type of roundtable discussion, go check out Nathaniel, Jackie, and Travis' podcasts as we'll be riffing on their travel question of the week.

Listen now to learn:

  • If you're moving forward or backward in regards to technology and travel
  • How do you learn from 'failure' (if technology provides the solution)
  • How to connect and create beautiful moments through the 'selfie experience'
  • How social media can create opportunities and meet ups (in any city!)
  • How to avoid the black hole of social media and technology
  • How to leverage information and technology to create options
  • How to never be alone while traveling (if that is what you want)
  • Why setting boundaries enables you to get what you truly want out of your travel experience
  • Why does social media make everything so rosy
  • How the need to share can create a disconnect (and mess up your internal dialogue)
  • How to get the best out of your travels
  • How research can actually give you confidence (to wander off the beaten path)
  • And much more!

Resources:

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, check out the archives!

And if you have any suggestions for the show- guests, advice, etc.- please reach out at jason@zerototravel.com. Or just share your story; I'd love to hear from you!



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Travel Grab Bag: A Roundtable Discussion


Tue, Jan 26, 2016


How do you accomplish budget minded travel?
What's your favorite travel app?

These are just a few of the topics you'll hear about in this episode of the Zero to Travel podcast. You're in for a real treat!

"No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now" - Alan Watts

Today’s episode is a round-table discussion jam- an audio grab bag of sorts- a sampling of resources, information, and just different perspectives on various travel related things. And you're learning from some of the best travel podcasters out there:

What's your best plan for budget minded travel? What is your must have piece of travel gear? Listen in to Learn:

  • Where can you wake up every morning and not have any idea what to do, but do whatever you want
  • How to get currency exchange rates standing in front of an ATM (in a third world country without any service)
  • How to transcend data plans and text with anyone
  • Why a headphone splitter is revolutionary
  • How to recognize opening lines for scams (and ways to avoid being hassled)
  • Why some places just don't live up to preset expectations
  • Top places to set up shop on the road
  • Mmmmm.....Focus Beer
  • What it's like eating a roasted pig eyeball
  • Tips to help with the fear of flying
  • And much more!

Resources:

And be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero to Travel Podcasts!



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Travel In The Middle East with Genevieve Hathaway : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jan 19, 2016


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a ton of information packed into this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast:

  • Adventure travel in the Middle East
  • Travel photography
  • Starting your own tour company
  • And much more!

Today’s guest is the perfect guide- Genevieve Hathaway. She’s the founder of Archaeoadventures– a tour company providing women powered tours to the Middle East and north Africa. She’s also a professional photographer, world traveler, and just a really cool person! Be sure to check out some of her work here.

Listen Now to Learn:

  • What it's really like to travel in the Middle East
  • How to find a need and solve the problem
  • What it's like being the female Indiana Jones
  • Top destinations to visit in the Middle East
  • Why people actually look out for you in the Middle East
  • How to behave and dress as a woman traveler in the Middle East (much diversity here!)
  • How meeting locals can open doors
  • What goes into starting your own tour company (and some things to avoid...)
  • How to tell stories through your camera
  • Top tips to become a travel photographer (and get paid for it!)
  • How personal photography projects help you standout

Resources:

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives for all past episodes!



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Finding Your Island Paradise: An Interview With Alex Sheshunoff : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jan 12, 2016


If you were stranded on a remote island in the south pacific, what one luxury item would you want to have?

Plus, have you ever had that escape fantasy?

Well, today's guest will tell you what it is really like to drop everything and move to a remote island.

The Zero To Travel Podcast welcomes Alex Sheshunoff- the author of the new hilarious book, 'A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything, So You Too Can: Move to a South Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Diaper a Baby Monkey, Build a Bungalow, And Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love!*'
* Individual results may vary. Baby Monkey not included.

Alex gives you the scoop on:

  • Island travel
  • Getting off the beaten path
  • Leaving a job to pursue a completely new direction in life
  • And what it takes to write a book about finding paradise

Listen, Laugh, and Learn:

  • What it is like to face a quarter-life crisis
  • The hardest part of deciding to move to a remote island
  • How to create structure for a trip when the true reason is unclear (think mission)
  • The best way to learn from the mistakes of others
  • How to get out of your own personal Bermuda triangle
  • The first life rule for taking any trip
  • Is paradise a place you can find or just an idea?
  • What island life is really like (thatch huts, no electricity)
  • How to get in good with the island chiefs
  • True definition of island fever
  • And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Thanks again for listening to the show! I'd love to see where you are listening to the show, so snap a selfie and share on twitter (@zerototravel) or reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com).

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Everest Excellence: An Interview With Ellen Miller – Inspiring Female Adventurers Series


Tue, Jan 05, 2016


What is your most outlandish travel dream? What would you do if you could go anywhere and do anything?

In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you the second installment of our Inspiring Female Adventurers Series.

Today's guest, Ellen Miller, has some incredible athletic accomplishments. TO highlight a few:

She is the first American woman to summit Everest from both sides (north and south)
The first American woman to climb the Himalayan triple crown
Named Colorado woman of the year in 2002
Has summited every 14,000+ foot mountain peak in CO (there are 53 of them!)

On top of that she is an accomplished endurance athlete coach, adventure racer, Nordic skier, and mountain runner.

She is also gives back as the founder of the Climb for Literacy. In this podcast Ellen shares a TON of advice on travel, athletics and what it takes to climb the biggest mountain in the world.

Listen to Learn:

The most important thing about a travel dream
Why being told "go outside and play" can help with adventure
How to leverage your accomplishments to provide amazing experiences for others
How to keep climbing after hip replacements
What it really takes to make climbing Everest a truly enjoyable experience
How to mentally prepare for climbing Everest
Advice to get started on your Everest quest
Why you should thank your mother for her genetic gifts (if you perform well at high altitudes)
How to change the neural pathways of your brain
Top recommendations for staying fit while traveling
And much more!

Resources:

Zero To Travel Facebook page
Riding 16,000 miles blind- Zero To Travel Podcast
Inspiring Female Adventurers Episode One with Polly Letofsky-  The Only Woman To Walk Around The World
Walking across America- Zero to Travel Podcast
Location Indie
Ellen Miller
Everest History- Ellen Miller
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Climb for Literacy
Vail Vitality Center
The Literacy Project

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to check out the archives!

This is a community powered show. Please check in, say hello, share your story, let me know what you think of the podcast, provide suggestions (guests or future topics, etc.) or send me any questions you may have. Contact me at jason@zerototravel.com or via twitter @zerototravel.

You are not alone in your love for travel and I would love your feedback. If you get value from the Zero To Travel Podcast, please leave a quick review on iTunes. Really hoping to get the word out and inspire others to travel on their terms.

And, if you want to keep in touch off the podcast, sign up on zerototravel.com for more travel goodies- articles, videos, giveaways, etc. I will continue to do my best to help you in whatever way I can.

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Travelosophy: The George Costanza Approach To Reaching Your Travel Goals : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Dec 29, 2015


In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode three of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

What are your travel goals?

Do you think George Costanza from Seinfeld could help you achieve those travel goals?

Listen now to find out:

How to re-invent yourself in the new year
How to create a year filled with travel
Why doing the 'opposite' could be helpful (in travel and life)
How to create a mantra or pep talk to guide you
Why being in control of your own destiny is valuable
What's happening on Thirsty Thursday's
How to break down travel goals and create structure around them
How to do everything you want to do in a year
And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Zero to Travel Resources
Location Indie
The Book by Alan Watts
Low Cut Connie

Thank you for being a part of Zero To Travel community. I appreciate you and want to wish you and your family and friends a happy and healthy New Year!  Please reach out via email (jason@zerototravel.com), twitter @zerototravel, or post a comment below.  I love to hear from listeners.

Subscribe to the Zero To travel podcast and be sure to check out the archives for all past episodes.  Learn about all different ways to explore the world.

What is going to be your theme for this year?

If not now, then when?  Do it now, let's get it started!

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2nd Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Dec 22, 2015


Happy holidays and welcome to the 2nd annual Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today my wife Anne Dorthe and I are bringing you this episode from our apartment in Oslo, Norway.

We’ll be sharing 12 things we love about Christmas in Norway. It's like the song, The 12 Days of Christmas- Norwegian Style!

We'd like to give you the fun stuff about the holiday's.....the good vibes.

And whether you celebrate Christmas or not I hope you’ll join us today because.....you’re invited to this party!

Listen to this episode now and get ready to practice age old traditions and create new ones, share loads of delicious food, and celebrate togetherness with family, friends, and loved ones.

Thanks you so much for being a part of the Zero To Travel Podcast family and Happy Holidays my friend!

Want to join us on a one horse open sleigh ride (seriously) and hear more Christmas cheer? Listen to our first Norwegian Christmas Spectacular.

Be sure to leave a bowl of porridge outside the barn for Nisse

Do you have a holiday tradition or want to share your favorite Christmas memory, send me an email (jason@zerototravel.com) or hit me on twitter @zerototravel.

And check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives for all past episodes!

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Travel Weirdness : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Dec 15, 2015


What is the weirdest thing you've seen on a trip?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel podcast, you'll hear all about travel weirdness, an interesting interpretation of hell, and different ways to get off the beaten path.

I'm bringing you a special guest at the top of the show.

And, you'll hear from Chris Backe: The nomad travel blogger bringing you One Weird Globe- helping you discover weird and offbeat places when you are traveling.

Special thanks to Tortuga Backpacks. Use promo code 'travel' at checkout for 10% off and a chance to win a $50 holiday package.

Listen in to Learn:

Is food in a tube weird?
Would Norway's Russ fly in the USA?
How to save money living overseas
How to put more money into your awesome fund
How to define weird and offbeat (it's all relative....)
Pro tips to find places and events on the weird side
Why a Buddhist hell temple is kind of crazy
Actionable tips to go off the beaten path (not in any guide book)
Why learning a bit of the local language can be helpful
How some festival activities are NSFW
Recommended destinations for some weirdness (you can find weird places anywhere you go)
And Much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Brianna Dawes
Tortuga Backpacks
One Weird Globe
Fluent in 3 Months
DuoLingo
Boryeong Mud Festival
Phi Ta Khon Festival
Wat Pa Lak Roy
Wat Chedi Hoi
Choose A Way
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Looking for a specific Zero To Travel podcast? Head over to the archives!

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Travel Meltdowns : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Dec 08, 2015


Do you find this time of year both strange and exciting?

What is your biggest travel meltdown?

In today's Zero To Travel podcast, we're bringing you a different kind of episode: Travel Meltdowns. Hear from people who have 'melted down' all over the world.

Not only here, but we've got a sister episode over at Extra Pack of Peanuts. Tune in there to hear more travel meltdown tales.

Maybe you'll get some ideas on how to avoid a travel meltdown!

Thanks again to Tortuga Backpacks! Use promo code 'travel' for 10% off and a chance to win a special year end prize.

Listen in to Learn:

Ways to game-plan for next year's travel goals
How biking around a city can bring new adventures
How the Paris bike share program works (or doesn't work...)
How to avoid going...zero to angry
How to manage travel and a relationship
How to regroup and figure out a challenging situation
Why meltdowns are often over small things (and emergencies get handled)
Ways to prepare for a trip to a new place (to avoid possible meltdown)
Why mindset is so important
Some antidotes to meltdowns
And much more!

Resources:

How to achieve your travel dreams in 2015: Zero to Travel podcast
Chris Guillebeau
Location Indie
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Tortuga Backpacks

Have a travel meltdown story? I challenge you to share via twitter or email. Or just check in and say hello!

And I'd be grateful if you could leave me an honest review on iTunes.

For more Zero To Travel podcasts, check out the archives now!

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The Only Woman To Walk Around The World: Inspiring Female Adventurers Series with Polly Letofsky


Tue, Dec 01, 2015


In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you a new series: Inspiring Female Adventurers.

In this series I give the ladies some props and share some amazing things they are doing out in the world.

Whether it is adventure, exploring cultures, overcoming challenges, or just seeing the world, there is something to learn from these amazing female travelers.

Today's guest walked for 5 years straight, through 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles. Her journey was a mission to bring global awareness to breast cancer.

The first woman ever to walk around the world: Polly Letofsky. Read her book 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, and learn all about Polly here.

A special thank you to Tortuga Backpacks for helping make today's episode possible. One lucky Zero To Travel listener will win a bonus package for any purchase made through the end of the year. Be sure to use promo code 'travel' at check out (for 10% off) to qualify for the giveaway.

Listen to Learn:

How to deal with FOMO (can you guess what FOMO stands for?)
How to create clarity, creativity, and connectivity through walking
How many pairs of shoes you need to walk 14,000 miles
How to take the leap from an idea to actually start a journey
Why faith and trust in the world makes all the difference
How to handle Forrest Gump like status
The best ways to 'train' for a 5 year walk
Tips to show up and persevere (advice to do something big)
Ways to manage the ebb and flow of your emotions
Why walking is a great mode of travel
How certain sacrifices can lead to future growth
Practical tips on bringing big goals and dreams into reality
And much more!

Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks
Polly Letofsky
3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World
New Balance
Breast Cancer.org
Lions Club International
Rotary International

Looking for more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives now!

And lastly, I am grateful for you! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community. Do you have someone you want me to feature or a specific topic to cover? Reach out via email or send me a message on twitter.

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Travelosophy: Gratitude: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Nov 24, 2015


In today's Zero To Travel Podcast, I'm bringing you episode two of Travelosophy.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I'd love to hear what you think. Email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment below if you want to add to this discussion.

Special shout out to Tortuga Backpacks for sponsoring today's episode! Zero To Travel Podcast listeners get 10% off (use promo code 'travel' at check out). Make a purchase through the end of the year, and one lucky winner will score an awesome prize package ($50 gift card and some other goodies).

Now, let’s dive into today's question...

What is the most powerful emotional tool you have and how can that help you in travel.....and in life?

You'll Learn:

How to transition from working on the road
Different ways to land in one spot and have a 'normal' routine
Benefits of being a band tour manager
Why exploring a new opportunity could be just what you need
How to know when to move on from a job
Why being aware and making adjustments is key for growth
How to get out of a funk
How one positive event could change your life
Ways to overcome difficult journey's (to feel like yourself again)
The magic pill for eliminating problems
And much more!

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks
World Domination Summit
The Five Minute Journal
Puttylike
Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling
The Language of Letting Go- Melody Beattie
The Untethered Soul- Michael Singer

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River with Tom Allen: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Nov 17, 2015


What is the best way to discover the truth about a place and its people?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from author, traveler, and adventure film maker Tom Allen.

He and his buddy Leon McCarron just produced the film Karun- chronicling a recent journey along Iran’s longest river- from source to sea.

You'll gain a new perspective of Iran and see why the Iranian people are famous for their hospitality. You may even be inspired to plan your next trip there!

You'll Learn:

The true definition of 'adventurer'
Why Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world
The creative process for an adventure film maker
Why film is the best way to tell a story about a destination (see what it is really like there)
Why the Iranian authorities may question you if you're filming (and how to avoid trouble)
How a local Iranian family will invite you into their home (for sweet tea, a meal, and a bed)
How to balance film making and travel
How intellectual and physical challenges make for a good story
How to get involved in a global screening of Karun
And much more!

Resources mentioned:

Tom Allen
Leon McCarren
Karun Film
Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen
Location Indie
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Extra Pack of Peanuts- Karun: Leon McCarren

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts?  Check out the archives!

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Travel Mix: The L Edition with Suitcase Entrepreneur Natalie Sisson: Zero To Travel Podcast


Fri, Nov 13, 2015


The 'Travel Mix' is back in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast!

Today's guest co-host is Natalie Sisson, the Suitcase Entrepreneur. She helps people create freedom in business and adventure in life.....and has traveled to nearly 70 countries!

If you're looking to start a lifestyle business check out Natalie's Freedom Plan.

Today you’ll hear us riff about a travel topic starting with the letter L.  Hint: it's all relative to time.

Listen Now! You'll discover:

How intuition helps to make travel decisions
How spontaneity can lead to interesting adventures
Great resources for last minute travelers
The definition of Parkinson’s law for physical spaces
How long it takes to pack when living out of a suitcase
How to deal with unexpected emergencies that take you off the road
How to reconnect with friends when you are always traveling
What is really behind a last minute travel decision
And much more!

Resources:

Suitcase Entrepreneur
House Sitting Academy
Hotel Tonight
Sky Scanner
Google Flights
Last Minute
Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts
Clean and Lean Diet

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Go to the archives!

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Travel Tactics Part 5: How to Travel Indefinitely: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Nov 10, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're bringing you part 5 of Travel Tactics- welcome back! This is the second edition of how to travel indefinitely.

This series gives you a three pronged attack to building a life around long term travel- free flights, inexpensive accommodations, and how to work from the road and earn an income on the road.

Learn from those that have truly been there, done that- Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

You will Learn:

How to travel indefinitely
How your state of mind determines your feelings about travel
Which credit cards maximize your ability to use miles (to travel anywhere!)
Five things to look for when choosing a travel credit card
The best cards to get when you are first starting out
How you can extend your travel (with one specific strategy)
How to spend a small amount of money on accommodations (for long periods of time)
The fist thing you need to do to find a 'house sit'
Why you don't have to leave your family behind when you travel
How to decide where to travel when running a business
How to separate tourism and building a business
Top hot spots around the world for digital nomads
What to expect your first year running a business from the road
How to detach yourself from an outcome (to truly learn and grow)
And much more!

Resources:

Einstein: His Life and Universe
Tortuga Backpacks
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Professional Hobo
Working Road
How to Get Free Accommodation Around the World
Trusted House Sitters
House Carers
Mind My House
Making It Anywhere
Find A Nomad
Airbnb

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And you can always get more Zero To Travel podcasts by checking out the archives.

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Lifestyle Design and Beating Your Own Path with Marc Freccero : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Nov 03, 2015


What is the number one thing you can do to create a lifestyle around something you love...including travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Marc Freccero: DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur. He quit his corporate job at an accounting firm to live out of a van to create music.

Marc shares his lifestyle design story when he took off on a 10 month tour of 10 USA cities to produce a song for each city. Check out his tracks on The Light Nearby, as Marc captures the culture, vibe, and ambiance of each city.

Tune In To Learn:

Why you don't need anyone's permission to design your life
The first step to make your idea a reality
How to make the transition out of a Corporate job
How to budget for a 10 month tour
How to structure a tour of 10 cities over 10 months
The most common objections when trying to get a gig (and how to handle them!)
How to soak in the ambiance, energy, and vibe of any city
How to make music the soundtrack of your life
Top tips for living in a van around the country
And much more!

Scroll down to see Marc combining Parkour and Pizza!
Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Location Indie
James Altucher
Seth Godin
Marc Freccero
Apex Movement
Skrillex
Pretty Lights
The Light Nearby Project
Soylent
Breaking Into Event Marketing

Be sure to enter promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks for 10% off.

And for more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives!

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Tales From A Converted School Bus: Working Full Time and Traveling With An Adventure Dog: Zero To Travel Podcast


Fri, Oct 30, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from a couple who are exploring the USA (with their adventure dog Hilde!) in a converted school bus.

Will & Alyssa needed a bit more space for their gear (and Hilde), so they converted a school bus to their office and sanctuary. They run their tech consulting business on the road, and seek out the best trails and adventures the USA has to offer.

Check out their awesome adventures on Outside Found!

Along with the interview I'll share one of the most enjoyable but least talked about parts of the travel experience?

Listen Now To Learn:

The best ways to leave 'security' behind (and jump into the unknown)
How quitting a job can turn out to be a really good decision
How to live a sustainable lifestyle from the road (and have incredible experiences!)
How to go about converting a school bus
Tips to prioritize work and travel while on the road
Simple 'rules' to follow when running a business from a school bus
How to work around dog restrictions in certain areas
The best adventures to take with your dog
Top recommendations for dog gear
How to overcome the challenges of traveling by school bus
And tons more!

Scroll down to check out Will and Alyssa's beautiful school bus home!
Resources:

Outside Found
Location Indie
John Muir Trail
Craig Childs- Books
Live Your Kurgo Adventure
Kurgo Leashes
Dam Nation

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts, go to the archives!

Subscribe on iTunes now.

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A Horseback Ride Across the USA: Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Oct 29, 2015


What is your biggest takeaway from your last trip?

'Theme' week continues on the Zero to Travel Podcast as you'll hear another story of travel with a four legged friend.

Meet Jesse (aka Alex) and his horse Pepper. They took off on an amazing 8 month journey across the USA from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Check out Jesse's story on his facebook page, On the Hoof, Sea to Sea.

Jesse took a few similar trips on a moped and flying a small plane. He also rode a motorcycle across the country and bicycled across Canada (where the idea for the Horse trip was born!).

He shares with you his journey within the journey.

Listen now to Learn:

How to Save up money for a trip
How to go about buying a horse
Where to keep your horse (and how much boarding can cost)
How to solidify a bond with a new horse
Ways to plan your route when traveling with a horse
How to 'stealth camp' with a 950lb animal
What to do with the manure
The legality of traveling by horseback (no longer living in the old west)
How to exercise patience and live in the present moment
And much, much more!

Resources:

On the Hoof, Sea to Sea
Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling
Dan Aadland
Atlas & Gazetteers- by State- DeLorme
Location Indie
Tortuga Backpacks

See below for some additional photos of Jesse and Pepper's trip!

Be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

And don't forget to use the promo code 'travel' at Tortuga Backpacks to get 10% off.

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How To Bike Around The World With Your Pet: Zero To Travel Podcast


Wed, Oct 28, 2015


Is Cycle Touring one of the best ways to travel with your pet?

Out four legged friends theme week continues on the Zero To Travel Podcast.

Today you'll hear from Jen and Dave of Long Haul Trekkers.  They quit their jobs and decided to bike around the world with their dog Sora!  They'll teach you plenty about International Travel with a dog.

Talk about a high quality of life for all parties involved.

Plus, you wont believe how far one dog traveled to find its way home.

You'll Learn:

Why Cycle Touring is so much better than sitting behind a desk
How to Save money for a Cycle Touring trip
How to Make money for a trip (critical mindset shift and common tactics)
Why leaving your 'dream job' to travel may be the right decision
How much to budget per day on a Cycle Tour
International rules for traveling with a pet
The best ways to prepare your pet for International travel (and how much time it will take)
Best ways to deal with International veterinary services (hopefully it wont come to this)
How to prepare yourself for 'unprovoked assaults' from other animals
Must haves when traveling with a pet (and some required items)
And so much more..

Scroll down to see some shots of Jen, Dave, and Sora biking around the world!
Get the definitive guide to International House Sitting

Resources from the show:

WWOOF- Live and Learn on Organic Farms
Location Indie
Guinness World Records
Long Haul Trekkers
The Automatic Millionaire
Warm Showers
Couch Surfing
Rose City Veterinary Hospital
How to travel with your dog from the US to Europe
Pet Travel
USDA- Animal Import and Export
Going to the Veterinarian Abroad- 6 Easy Steps
Burley Design

Cycle Tour/Bike Ride Zero To Travel Podcasts

Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen
Riding 16,000 miles blind
How To Have An Adventure On Any Budget: Epic Bike Rides With Alastair Humphreys
Adventure Cycle Touring Guide
How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring
How To Live Your Nomad Dream: One Family’s Epic Bike Ride
How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron
Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood

Search the Zero To Travel archives for some past podcasts including these mentioned in the show:  WWOOFing, International House Sitting, Patagonia.

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Riding Across Mongolia On Horseback: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Oct 27, 2015


This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast kicks off a new 'theme' week combining two things people are passionate about, animals and travel.

Can four legged friends enhance your travel experience?

What is it like to take a trip back in time and use animals as your mode of transportation?

Today's guests did just that when they rode 3500km across Mongolia on horseback.

Nic and Donna Cuthbert share a passion for travel and decided to spend their 'honeymoon' living a traditional horse based existence among the Mongolian tribes.

Check out their amazing story on Blue Sky Walkabout.

Plus listen to the end of the show for a secret surprise!

Saddle Up to Learn:

The biggest choice you can make when it comes to travel
Rewards of traveling as a couple
How to prepare for a horseback trip in Mongolia (or anywhere else!)
Cost of obtaining a horse in Mongolia
How to overcome fears when just starting out (wherever you are going)
What the Mongolian nomads are like and how often they move their Ger (Mongolian Yurt)
Biggest challenges when traveling with horses
Tips for learning a new language and embracing the local experience
The general greeting used when meeting other travelers in Mongolia (language lesson #1)
Tips on securing sponsorship's for expeditions
And much more

Scroll down to see more pictures from Nic and Donna's bold expedition.
Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes
Resources:

Location Indie
Tortuga Backpacks
Blue Sky Walkabout
Conversation Exchange
Wintec Saddles

Remember, Tortuga Backpacks is giving all Zero To Travel listeners 10% off. A perfect gift for yourself or your travel friend. Just enter promo code 'travel' at check out!

And be sure to check out the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts.

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An Organic Long Term Travel Life: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Oct 20, 2015


Do you think YOU can live a long term travel life?

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear how a long term travel life is possible from Caz Makepeace.  She and her husband Craig have been traveling on and off for over 16 years. They have lived in 5 countries and adventured in 52!

They are helping to change people's lives via their blog ytravel.

And they are enhancing the lives of their two young daughters through travel- how cool is that?

Plus I talk road trips and give you my thoughts on a devilish festival.

Listen in to Learn:

The best advice to open doors to travel possibilities
How to save money and actually get on the road
How to get 'unstuck' and make your travel dreams a reality
How to budget for your bucket list
Why travel doesn’t have to stop after having kids
The best ways to raise the next nomads
The most rewarding way to travel with kids
Where to stay when traveling with the family
How to connect to life through travel

Resources:

Ytravel Blog
How to create a travel life you love- without spending a fortune
Tortuga Backpacks
Airbnb
YHA Australia
Location Indie

Don't forget to check out Tortuga Backpacks and get 10% off as a Zero To Travel listener. Just enter promo code 'travel' at check out.

And to get more Zero To Travel podcasts, go to the archives!

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Nomad On A Wire: The Delicate Balance of Travel and Work: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Oct 13, 2015


Is the digital nomad lifestyle for you?

Can you really get work done away from your home?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear from Matt Giovanisci about what it's like to take your business on the road for the first time.

Matt is a video and podcasting whiz, public speaker, rapper and beat maker, runs multiple online businesses, and hosts driven, a podcast for driven entrepreneurs and more.

You'll hear his first hand unique take on location independence.

And you'll get yet another Pack Hack from Fred at Tortuga Backpacks. Helping you bring everything you need without checking a bag!

Take a listen to learn:

Why getting yelled at on the road can be fun
How to find that 'sweet spot' when packing
How your first travel experience can change your life
How to overcome your fear of traveling and working
The best strategies to find a home base for a period of time
How to easily 'up' your lifestyle
Simple steps to create a different life
Tips for working on the road for the first time
The most helpful thing you can ever do for your business
And much more!

Resources:

The Tiny House
Location Indie
Tortuga Backpacks
Exofficio
Driven
Swim University
Roasty Coffee
The 4 Hour Work Week
The Lean Start Up
Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula
Art To Self

Don't forget!  Zero To Travel listeners get 10% off at Tortuga backpacks. Be sure to use promo code 'Travel' at check out.

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Click here to get the archives!

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Top 13 Traveling Adventure Sports : Zero To Travel Podcast


Fri, Oct 09, 2015


Who is ready for an adventure?

Do you travel for adventure or do you adventure where you travel?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I discuss adventure sports with Curt Linville from 180 tack.

Curt has interviewed tons of adventure sports enthusiasts, so we came together to bring you the Top 13 Traveling Adventure Sports.

Be sure to check out The Adventure Sports Podcast to hear more adventure stories.

Plus, I give you my secret technique to get the best possible deal in any situation.

Get ready for a fun ride. Dive in now!

You'll Learn:

One of the best ways to figure out where to go
The perfect definition of adventure
The answer to the most difficult two word question
Why getting out of your comfort zone is healthy
The best adventure sports destinations
The best ways to deal with challenges when traveling
How to fully experience the environment wherever you may be
The purest form of travel
And much more!

Resources:

180 tack
The Adventure Sports Podcast
Location Indie
Magic Seaweed

Want more Zero To Travel tips, insights, and advice? Check out the archives here!

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Hitchhiking Across The USA : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Oct 06, 2015


Are you ready to go for a ride across the USA? My guest for this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast did just that (well, many rides). He quit his job, sold his stuff, and hitchhiked from Orlando to San Francisco! I welcome the true transient, Pat Daley to the show. Check out his site to get the goods on his trip and some inspiration for your next adventure.

Plus I bring you some travel trivia and a world record!

And you’ll get another Pack Hack from Fred at Tortuga Backpacks.

Listen now! You’ll discover:

The easiest way to have an adventure
What it takes to become a digital nomad
What to expect on a hitchhiking trip (focus on the journey)
Rules to hitchhiking authentically
Is hitchhiking safe?
Where to sleep while hitchhiking
How to keep your good vibes while waiting for a ride
Why you may have to become a therapist in exchange for a ride
The best tools to capture and document your hitchhiking journey
And much more!

Remember our friends at Tortuga Backpacks are giving Zero to Travel listeners 10% off. Be sure to enter the promo code ‘Travel’ at check out. Click here to find your perfect pack.
Resources:

Tortuga Backpacks
True Transient
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Live and Learn on Organic Farms
WWOOF USA
WWOOF Hawaii
Zero To Travel Podcast - The Story of WWOOF
Zero To Travel Podcast - The Real WWOOF Experience
Location Indie
International House Sitting Book
HitchWiki

Looking for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Check out the archives here.

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Travel Mix: The M Edition with Adventurous Kate McCulley : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Sep 29, 2015


Are you ready to mix it up? In today’s episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I team up with Kate McCulley from Adventurous Kate to bring you the first edition of ‘The Travel Mix.’

In each Travel Mix Episode, I bring on a co-host to riff, debate, and chat about a variety of topics, all related to the long term travel lifestyle.

Today you’ll hear travel topics starting with the Letter M - I'll keep the topics a Mystery for now.

You’ll also learn another expert Pack Hack from our friend Fred over at Tortuga backpacks!

Listen now! You’ll discover:

The #1 ingredient for a perfect travel day
Basic rules for packing shoes
How to use the 'mission technique' to plan a new type of trip
What pop star Kate is related to and a song Jason is embarrassed to admit he loves
Our thoughts on stripping down to the bare minimum in preparation of travel
How to determine it's right to stop traveling
And much more!

Don't forget Zero To Travel listeners get 10% off any Tortuga Backpack. When you check out enter the promo code 'Travel'. Click here to find the perfect pack for you.
Resources:

Adventurous Kate
Tortuga Backpacks

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Dig into the archives here.

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Travelosophy: What If Travel Is Your Calling? Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Sep 24, 2015


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today I’m bringing you the first in a new series called Travelosophy that I’ll be publishing at least once a month in the Zero To Travel Podcast.

In this series I share thoughtful questions around long-term travel and/or travel as a lifestyle choice for any period of time.

These questions I pose in this series have no right or wrong answer and my thoughts are my travelosophy or travel philosophy.

I’m curious what you think so if you want to add to this discussion you can email me, send me a message on twitter, or leave a comment here.

In the next Travelosophy episode I’ll share some of those comments with the community – the zero to travel worldwide caravan of listeners.

Now, let’s get into today’s question

What if your calling is to travel?

Well, what is a calling?

For the purpose of this show, I’m defining it as something you feel compelled to do.

The word ‘calling’ has a lot of implications and potential pressures around it.

If someone asks you what your ‘true calling’ is you might not like that question because you don’t have an answer and you wouldn’t be alone.

Some would argue that there is such a thing as a one true calling; something you were meant to do …and others would disagree.

That’s not what this is about so I’ll define ‘calling’ further as something you feel you need to do for a period of time.

Meaning, it does NOT have to be something you do for the rest of your life…we never know how long that will be anyway.

Now I want to ask you, what if you feel, right now, that your calling is to travel for some extended period?

Travel is something your gut and your heart tells you to do repeatedly.

The urge to travel is a knowing that pops up in your mind, your heart and your soul on a regular basis.

It’s something that hangs around so long you can’t ignore it any longer.

What does that mean?

Is travel an acceptable calling to have?

What happens when you begin to think that ‘travel’ is the path you need to choose right now?

Do you judge that thought?

Do you scoff at or dismiss it?

Does it seem ridiculous?

If so, why?

Because often times many or at least some friends and family around you won’t get it, and that’s fine, they can have their opinions.

And society as a whole sees travel as a hobby, or activity - not a calling that is understood as something one must do.

Our minds can be harsher judges then society.

If you feel travel may be your calling right now, and dismiss that thought it’s no different than unsupportive external influences and people.

In fact it’s worse.

Isn’t it reasonable to consider travel as a calling?

Through my personal experience I know that I felt exploring the world was something I needed to do. I wasn’t sure how initially but those details got figured out.

The important thing is if you feel compelled to travel for an extended period of time now or in the near future it’s imperative to support yourself internally, without judgment.

Now, let’s go external for a moment…

Have you noticed that it’s acceptable for someone to make a statement of knowing, a statement of conviction, when that statement falls in line with what our culture and society deem acceptable or to be at a certain imagined level of status?

For example, if someone feels in their heart they want to work in the medical profession and states “I want to become a doctor” that person will have the vast majority of support from everyone.

Society, culture, friends, family.

Doctors universally received a high level of respect, admiration and status. Even the bad ones get it.

I do believe being a doctor a noble profession.

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Hiking Spain, Pack Hacks and How To Meet Other Travelers : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Sep 22, 2015


Have you ever considered walking as the best way to travel?

Worried about what to pack for your next adventure?

Want to learn how to meet other travelers and connect organically?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you'll hear expert Pack Hacks from Fred Perrotta, co-founder of Tortuga backpacks.

I also sit down (on a bus!) for a spontaneous interview with my new friend Dave. We met outside of the bus terminal in Peniche, Portugal and we discuss his pilgrimage from London to the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

In this travel podcast you'll learn:

3 stupid simple ways you can meet other travelers
The one thing all travelers have in common
Packing strategies to make your next trip super easy
General size guidelines for your pack
Tips for taking the unofficial route to Camino de Santiago
How to adjust to walking for 77 days
Essential items for the pilgrimage (and how to not over-pack)
Why it is easier to travel with no real plans
Keys to meeting new people when you travel

Resources Mentioned:

Tortuga Backpacks- use discount code 'Travel' for 10% off
International House Sitting, How to Travel the World and Stay Anywhere, For FREE

 

If you are feeling up to it, send me a postcard from your next travel adventure!  I'll give you a shout out on the show.

And be sure to check out the archives to get some more travel tips and inspiration.

 

 

 

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Long Term Travel Talk: Listener Questions Part Two


Tue, Sep 15, 2015


If you're ready to have more of your burning long term travel questions answered then listen up!

It's time for another edition of Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions.

In this ongoing series you get your most pressing questions answered.

Have a question for a future episode?

Just send me an email to jason@zerototravel.com or ask it on twitter @zerototravel

This week I share my thoughts on some tough long term travel considerations:

Should you keep a home base when you travel long term?

How much should weather dictate your travel plans?

Is it possible to travel long term with your beloved pet or will you be forced to choose between two things you love?

Hit play to listen now and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes

If you like this episode, check out Listener Questions Part One.

Want more honest talk about the reality of long term travel? Dig into the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

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Overcoming an Existential Crisis while Traveling – with Jade Heilmann : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Sep 08, 2015


What do you do when you don’t feel like traveling anymore while you’re on the road? And what do you do when you're hit by a series of crises that have you feeling like you're living in a nightmare?

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk to Jade Heilmann from We Travel and Blog about the crises her and her husband Gabriel have had to overcome while on the road.

You’ll learn:

What to do if you get sick of traveling while you're on the road
How Jade started traveling
Why Jade and Gabriel decided to get a van and how much it cost
The problems they had to overcome with the van
What you give up when you travel this way
The reasons for and purpose behind their trip
Jade's eclectic background and why she hasn't been able to decide on a career
Why blogging suits Jade
The terrible things that happened that led to them feeling like they were living in a nightmare
Why they questioned whether or not they should be blogging
The main downfalls of the travel industry
The dark reality of living on the road
How they find balance on the road
Why you should think twice before starting a business while you're traveling
The problems young travelers can cause by playing in other countries
Tips for conscious and sustainable travel
Her advice for those who want to learn to surf
Her tips for traveling in Baja
The importance of crisis

Resources Mentioned

We Travel and Blog

For more honest interviews about the reality of travel, check out the archives!

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Top 5 World’s Cheapest Destinations : Part 2 with Tim Leffel : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Sep 03, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, Tim Leffel stops by again and drops his current Top 5 World's Cheapest Destinations.

As an avid traveler, blogger, and author, Tim knows what he is talking about.  His book is updated with 21 featured destinations and some honorable mentions.

Where are you going to get a great bargain?  What countries have a great tourist infrastructure with things to do?  Where are you going to get the best bang for your buck?

These are just a few factors Tim considers when picking the World's Cheapest Destinations.

Are you a digital nomad, want to take an extended trip, or maybe live in a new country for a few months?  Let's dive in and see which cheap destinations will be next on your travel list!

 

You'll Learn:

How cash helps in one of the most beautiful countries in the world
The most cost effective way to visit multiple countries in one area
Where the dollar is at a historic high
Where to get the best seasonal and locally sourced food
How to help the most attractive and cheapest country in the world
Where to find amazing culture and a cornucopia of food

Resources:

Cheapest Destinations Blog
World's Cheapest Destinations
Ultimate Live Abroad Giveaway

 

 

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Living Abroad with Tim Leffel : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Sep 01, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we learn the ins and outs of Living Abroad with Tim Leffel.

Tim is a writer, author, editor, and publisher.  He combines his extensive personal experience living abroad and shares stories from others in his book, A Better Life For Half The Price: how to prosper on less money in the cheapest places to live.  He also wrote, The World's Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Travel Money is Worth a Fortune.

Have you ever been interested in living abroad? 

We dive deep into everything associated with that including medical coverage, travel Visas, having children abroad, and what the overall experience is actually like.

Want to find out if this is an option for you now.....or maybe later in life?  Listen now!

And be sure to listen to the end to learn about a $99 value giveaway from Tim.
You'll Learn:

Financial Advantages of living abroad
How to have better quality of life living abroad
How to make money while living abroad
Secrets to completing important tasks
How to tell if the living abroad lifestyle is for you
General travel Visa recommendations
Strategies for the best medical coverage
Best options to handle your child's education

 Resources:

Cheapest Destinations Blog
Cheap Living Abroad
Tim's Travel Books
Flippa
Empire Flippers
Latona's
MedJet Assist
Ultimate Live Abroad Giveaway

Want more Zero To Travel Podcasts?  Check out the archives here.

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15 Reasons Why Travel Companions are Awesome : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Aug 25, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with my wife to give you the top 15 Reasons Why Travel Companions are Awesome.

We've both traveled solo in various parts of the world and absolutely love it, so what makes having a travel buddy so great?

You'll find out in this episode.

To top it off, we share some travel companion tactics and strategies while regaling you with our mishaps from the road.

Sit back, relax, and have some fun, with this travel podcast.
You'll Learn:

How to manage your time while traveling
Some unexpected benefits of travel companions
How to work together to come up with a decision
Why 'sick buddies' rule
Techniques to be more efficient while traveling
Why it's great to let go and not ask for anything from anybody
What you can do to stay safe with your own 'personal security guard'
How to have great food experiences and eat your face off with a travel friend
And much more!

Some other key mentions from this travel podcast:

Where did we record this episode?

In room number 4 of this character rich family run B&B called Casa Das Mares in Baleal, Portugal.

They even have a 25 year old talking parrot in the lobby (which double as the family dining room).

We loved it! Call them up to book, they only have four rooms. And say hello to Humberto and the family for us.

What did that view from your room look look like?

Don't forget if you have any questions or just want to reach out and say hello, please contact me via email or twitter.  And please be sure to share your tiny travel tip or trick #tinytraveltips.

Want more? Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives here.

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Travel Tactics Part 4: How to Travel Indefinitely : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Aug 18, 2015


Travel Tactics is back! This series is all about how to travel for as long as you want to, by getting free flights and accommodation and by building a business that you can run from anywhere.

In this episode I speak with Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo, and Rob from Making It Anywhere.

We discuss who should and shouldn't try travel hacking, why you should trade work for accommodation, and which type of business you should start if you want to make it anywhere.

You will learn:

The top 3 things that will keep you traveling for as long as you want
What travel hacking is
Who should and shouldn’t start travel hacking
How travel hacking with credit cards affects your credit score
How to get free accommodation around the world
The worst places Nora Dunn has ever slept
How Nora got a job working in a hostel
The advantages of working in exchange for accommodation
How to make the leap to running a location independent business
How to do an audit of your skills
Which type of business it’s best to start with
What kind of timeframe is realistic for making it anywhere

Resources Mentioned

Travel Tactics Part 1
Travel Tactics Part 2
Travel Tactics Part 3
Zero To Travel Podcast archives
The Paradise Pack
Epic Bike Rides
Extra Pack Of Peanuts
Location Indie
The Professional Hobo
Making It Anywhere
The Ultimate Guide To Frequent Flyer Miles
Credit Karma
Credit Sesame
EPoP 060: Top 16 Breweries in America
EPoP 070: Top 12 Sporting Events Around the World
How To Get Free Accommodation Around The World
WorkingRoad.com
WWOOFing
The Caretaker Gazette
Help Exchange
GrowFood.org
Travel Like A Pro: Road-Tested Tips for Digital Nomads and Frequent Travelers
The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch
The Tropica MBA
Elance

For more actionable content, don't forget to join the Zero To Travel Caravan, by subscribing using the box on the top and to the right.

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How To Find Professional Work Overseas : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Aug 11, 2015


In today’s episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast we learn how to find professional work overseas. And who better to teach us than Troy Erstling. He has studied in Argentina, taught English in South Korea, took a fellowship in India, and worked for one of India’s most promising startups.

Now Troy is speaking at universities inspiring students to travel and work abroad.  And he is the ‘brainchild’ of BrainGain. He is using his entrepreneurial spirit and travel education to help others find ways of exploring an international career.

Thinking about traveling and working abroad? Not sure where to start? Listen now and learn from someone who’s done it!

You'll Learn:

What it's like to Teach English Abroad
How to transition from teaching/volunteering to Professional Work
How to utilize personal networks to find opportunities
Most realistic places to find work overseas
Step by Step process to finding work overseas
Typical duration of most jobs and where to find the most opportunity
Understanding Cultural differences when applying for jobs (and how to find the real cost of living estimates)
Going from a tourist visa to a permanent visa
Going to an International School to open up opportunities in your desired country
Ins and outs of BrainGain

Resources:

BrainGain
Dave's ESL Cafe
CrunchBase
AngelList
e27
Tech in Asia

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

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How To Eat Like A Local: Italy, Miami and Chicago Edition : Zero Travel Podcast


Tue, Aug 04, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk with 3 Food Experts from around the world.  Katie Parla of Parla Food, Shane Kost who runs Chicago Food Planet and Food Tour Pros, and Grace Della who operates Miami Culinary Tours.  They show us how food is an amazing way to see the World.

Want to find the best local food?  Learn about culture through food?  Have some fun, meet some locals, and get an authentic food experience.  Sink your teeth into this weeks episode Now.  Bon App?tit!

You'll Learn:

Things you must eat when visiting Italy
Exploring different types of pizza (and where to get the best pizza in Rome!)
Deciphering the Italian Wine List (and a general rule of thumb)
Helpful ordering procedures
Where to find the best places to eat in Italy (and how to do it on a budget)
How to deal with food allergies
Tipping in Italy
The Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Food
Must Eats in Chicago (where to get the best deep dish pizza and hot dog)
Best Ways to find authentic experiences
Benefits of a Food Tour Business
The Blend of Cultures of the South Miami food scene
Best Ways to find local spots to eat
Top 3 foods you must try in Miami (and how to tell they are authentic)

Resources:

Eating & Drinking in Rome: An insider's guide to the city's best food and drink
Katie Parla
Parla Food
Chicago Food Planet
Food Tour Pros
Miami Culinary Tours

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

 

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How To Work And Travel Through South America As a Digital Nomad With Fabian From StartUpDiaries.org : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jul 28, 2015


My guest in this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast takes the digital nomad lifestyle to the extreme.

Adventurer, Digital Nomad & Entrepreneur Fabian Dittrich is the founder and CEO of Helpando and creator and leader of StartUp Diaries.

Fab worked and traveled through South America as a Digital Nomad in his mobile 'office', a Land Rover Defender called La Oficina.

Today he shares his experience running a business while traveling overland and teaches you the secrets to finding your work/travel/life balance.

Is it worth it to run a business while you travel? Can you manage a whole company on the road in South America?  And create a documentary along the way with little experience, giving insight to people who redefine work?  Listen to the show now to find out how it can be done!

You'll Learn:

Logistics of running a business from a Land Rover Defender (in South America)
How much a business interferes with the travel experience
How to manage clients across different time zones
How to balance adventure and work
Benefits of a Digital Nomad Lifestyle (think Freedom and Empathy)
How to design your life and take a different path
Conquering the fears of potential issues on the road
About many South American locals doing creative things (and redefining work)
Rewards of Business, Travel, Documentary experience
Valuable resources and suggestions about technology (to create ease and efficiency)

Resources Mentioned:

Helpando
StartUp Diaries
Calendly
The Four Hour Work Week
Art of Designing Your Own Path
Base Camp
Alfred App
Fabian Dittrich

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel Podcast, check out the archives!

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Learning Through Travel: Gap Year, Career Breaks, and Beyond with Jennifer Miller from bootsnall.com : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jul 21, 2015


In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we dive deep on the topic of learning through travel, Gap Year, career breaks, and beyond.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Miller, head editor at BootsnAll, project developer for the Travel Access Project, and the co-author of Bottles to Backpacks: The Gypsy Mama's guide to REAL Travel With Kids.

The dominate theme was travel as a form of education (at any age), and the value of learning through roaming.

Is this the best way to learn? Should everyone travel for some period of time if it's within their means? We dig into some tough questions and cover much more. Give this show a listen now!

You’ll Learn:

Why you should take a Gap Year (and how a year of travel can help you learn and grow)
How the world is the perfect classroom
Why it is important to explore different cultures
Benefits of traveling abroad for children
BootsnAll's mission to change the education system (and mandate 1 year abroad for high school or college students)
About the philanthropic arm of BootsnAll (The Travel Access Project)
How The Travel Access Project will help students find clarity and direction (and how travel mentors abroad will guide them toward their true passions)
What a career break can do for you
How to get creative when things don’t go as planned (look deep within to explore your best path)
Advice to arrange travel with your spouse or partner
Top tips for traveling with children/family (and how not to go crazy)
Creating a Travel Portfolio (to produce future opportunities)

Resources Mentioned

BootsnAll.com
zerototravel.com/quit
Travel Access Project
Jenn's Email
Gapyear30-student
Gapyear30-parent
CareerBreak30

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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International House Sitting: Myths & Truths : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jul 14, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I talk with full-time house sitters Nat and Jodie about how traveling the world and living for free. We dive right into the myths and truths surrounding house sitting, so you can work out whether or not it's for you.

This episode is the first in a five-part audio series about international house sitting that we've put together to celebrate the launch of our book, International House Sitting: How To Travel The World & Stay Anywhere, For Free.

You can get the complete audio series plus a whole bunch of resources designed to help you take action and become a successful house sitter, by buying the book.

To find out how to get access to the entire training course, and to get a discount on the book, go to ZeroToHouseSitting.com. Alternatively, text "housesitting" to 33444.

In this episode you will learn:

What house sitting is and how it works
The challenges that come with house sitting
What the service mindset is and how it helps with house sitting
What daily life as a house sitter is like
Living the dream: myth or truth
Who house sitting is and isn’t for

Resources Mentioned

Zero To House Sitting
The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Don't forget, to get access to the rest of the audio course, pick up your copy of the book. You'll find more information at ZeroToHouseSitting.com.

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How To Book Ultra Cheap Cruises – Repositioning Cruises with Bobby Weaver : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jul 07, 2015


In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we’re discussing a somewhat unknown little gem: The Repositioning Cruise! A one-way cruise that doesn’t return to the port of call. We’re also briefly discussing the Schengen Agreement.

For this episode, I sit down with Bobby from bobbyandabby.com. Bobby and his wife Abby are adventurers looking to expand their world. Bobby gives tips and insights on the Repositioning Cruise experience; it was their transportation to Europe for their 6 month bike tour!

You’ll Learn:

How long you can stay in Europe
Rules of the Schengen Agreement and how to bend them
How to work in exchange for a free place to stay
What is a Repositioning Cruise
Pros and Cons of the Repositioning Cruise (And Why You Should Consider Doing One)
Where to find information on Repositioning Cruises
Who to talk to about Repositioning Cruises
Typical pricing for Repositioning Cruises
How to get the lowest pricing on Repositioning Cruises
Additional Benefits of the Repositioning Cruise
Port of Entry Guidelines
Further Clarification of the Schengen Agreement
Managing Service Fees on the Repositioning Cruise
And much more!

Resources Mentioned

Bobby and Abby
Work Away
Cruise Compete
Location Indie
Nomadic Matt's How To Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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Zero To Travel Podcast Listener Questions – Part 1


Tue, Jun 30, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I answer some of the most common questions I get from listeners. I touch on the college-versus-travel debate, getting your family's support, and quitting your day job to travel.

If you'd like to hear more episodes like this, let me know. You can send your questions to jason@zerototravel.com.

In this episode, you'll learn:

How to gain your family’s support
My advice for those of you who are stuck in an office and dreaming of travel
How to start offering an online service to become location independent
How to deal with fear
When should you use miles rather than money
How to decide whether to go to college or travel

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
Squarespace

For more travel podcasts, check out the Travel Podcasts Directory!

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What it Takes to Build a School – with Adam Braun : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jun 23, 2015


I have some very exciting news for you in today's podcast. It relates to a personal dream of mine that has come true thanks to you - the Zero To Travel Podcast listeners!

I also interview Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise - a for-purpose charity that builds schools for children who wouldn't otherwise have access to an education.

Listen in to find out how Adam's background helped him start Pencils of Promise, how Pencils of Promise runs, and how you could build a school with Pencils of Promise.

You will learn:

The personal dream that’s come true for Jason, thanks to the Zero To Travel listeners
How travel had an impact on Adam’s life and career
How Adam’s background helped him start Pencils of Promise
What a “for-purpose” organization is
The story of Pencil of Promise’s first school build
How Pencils of Promise decides where to build schools
How donations to Pencils of Promise work and where they go
The heart-forward decisions Adam has been making recently
The challenges Pencils of Promise is facing
Creative fundraising ideas
A common misconception people have about Adam
The story of Adam’s very first student
How you can raise the money to build a school

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack
Pencils of Promise
Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast with Adam Braun
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Pencils of Promise with Adam Braun on Extra Pack of Peanuts
Hitchhiking Stories From Scotland
You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me

For more travel podcast episodes, see the Travel Podcast Directory.

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How To Take Great Selfies While You’re Traveling – with Shannon Locker : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jun 16, 2015


In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, we're talking about one part of travel that you might not have given much thought to before: the art of the selfie!

For this episode, my wife and I sit down with my sister Shannon Locker - a freelance photographer and Instagram expert. Shannon explains how to take great selfies and which apps to use to take them.

You’ll learn:

How to avoid jet lag
Our take on the selfie stick
An expert’s take on the selfie
Why travelers might be more justified in taking selfies than other people
How to get more creative with your selfies
An expert’s top tips for taking better selfies
The best selfie apps
The magical cheat for taking better selfies

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
Jet Lag Rooster
Shannon Locker
Super Smartphone Tavel Photography Tips With Shannon Locker
Shannon's Instagram account
Camera Awesome
Instagram
Zero To Travel's Instagram account
CamMe
NoCrop
Whitagram

For more episodes of the Zero To Travel podcast, check out the archives!

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Spreading Goodness While You Travel – with Leon Logothetis : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Jun 11, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I chat with Leon Logothetis about kindness.

Leon is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and the author of The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World.

He carries out experiments in spreading goodness and connecting with people through the language of kindness. He once traveled from Times Square to the Hollywood sign on just $5 a day, depending on the kindness of strangers to get him there.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The X factor for having the best travel experiences
How energy affects travel
Jason’s best tips for giving off good energy while you’re traveling
How Leon started experimenting with kindness
How Leon’s attitude has changed since he started traveling
The relationship between comfort zones and travel
Why Leon chose to document his travels and what impact this had on them
The experiences Leon had helping other people on the road
What small whispers of kindness are
A small moment that changed Leon
The importance of vulnerability
The lasting effect travel has on you
The similarities and differences between kindness in different countries
What taking money out of the equation does
How to find and live your purpose
The differences between connecting with strangers and people in your own city

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack
The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World
Leon Logothetis
The Motorcycle Diaries
Leon on Facebook
Leon on Twitter

For more episodes, check out the podcast archives!

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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Jasper Ribbers from The Traveling Dutchman on Renting Your Home Out on Airbnb: Zero To Travel Podcast


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Caz & Craig from y Travel Blog on Traveling with a Family & Starting a Big Blog


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

 

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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Sean Keener of BootsnAll on Traveling with a Family


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Sherry Ott from Meet, Plan, Go! on Taking a Career Break to Travel


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Tim Leffel from Cheapest Destinations on Creating a Better Life for Half the Price


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Jesse Krieger from The Lifestyle Entrepreneur on Lifestyle Design, Book Publishing & Making Money


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Nat and Jodie from House Sitting World on House Sitting Your Way around the World


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,

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The Paradise Pack Sessions: Benny Lewis from Fluent in 3 Months on Language Learning Hacks


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Dave Lee from Travel Blog Success on Creating an Income from Travel Blogging


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Adam Seper from Round the World Ticket on Traveling Cheaply with RTW Tickets


Sun, Jun 07, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).

The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:

The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it before it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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The Paradise Pack Sessions : Sean Ogle from Location 180 on Building a Business from Anywhere


Sat, Jun 06, 2015


This podcast episode is one of eleven interviews that took place during an online live cast earlier this week celebrating the launch of The Paradise Pack (theparadisepack.com).
The Paradise Pack is a bundle of 18 of the world's best training courses put together by travel and location independent business experts designed to help you live, work and travel anywhere in the world. Check it out here:
The Paradise Pack

(Note: I am the co-founder of The Paradise Pack, if you decide to purchase one know that it helps to support this show and I really appreciate it!)

The Paradise Pack is available for one week only - then it's gone forever.

If you want to save money on travel, and learn how to earn money from anywhere on the planet check out it out.

The pack contains over $2000 worth of life changing products for 90% off but is only offered this week.

This special event ends on Sunday June 7th at midnight pacific time - grab it befoe it's gone!

Go to theparadisepack.com to learn more.

Cheers,
Jason

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Finding Personal Freedom Through Travel with Natalie Sisson


Tue, Jun 02, 2015


Note: This is part of The Paradise Pack podcast series. The Paradise Pack is an incredible bundle of world-class resources ($2000 worth of products for only $197). It’s only around until June 7th then it’s gone forever. To get all of the tools you need to live, work and travel anywhere grab The Paradise Pack now.

Natalie is a champion of freedom.

As a digital nomad – Natalie travels the world while teaching people how to create their own freedom business on her website The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

In this engaging interview, Natalie breaks down her thoughts on everything including taking the leap to quit your job, travel, and an honest take on business and the location independent lifestyle.

You’ll learn:

Why discipline leads to freedom
Are you an entrepreneur? Find out in this show.
How to get started with a freedom business
The importance of visualizing your perfect day.
Learn what Natalie’s hardest decision has been to date
The value you can gain from working for others
Natalie’s bad habits
How to avoid the mistakes Natalie made
And so much more!

Don't forget - The Paradise Pack is only available this week! Check it out here.

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How to Afford Your Travel Dreams – with Paula Pant : Zero To Travel Podcast


Wed, May 27, 2015


In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak to Paula Pant from Afford Anything, to get her top tips on money and travel.

Paula is an expert on this stuff because several years ago, she quit her job, sold her stuff, and backpacked around the world for almost three years. She now helps people afford whatever they want, saying you can't afford everything but you can afford anything.

Whether you're trying to save for the trip of your lifetime, or you're in debt and don't know whether or not you should pay off what you owe before you take off, Paula's tips will be able to help you out.

I also just wanted to remind you that The Paradise Pack is coming! To find out when you can get your hands on this amazing bundle of travel-related goodies, text "paradisepack" to 33444. You don't want to miss out!

Otherwise, let's get to the show, so that you can learn how to afford your travel dreams!

You’ll learn:

What made Jason’s recent flights one of the worst he’s ever taken
The three steps to saving money for travel
What’s going on in Nepal right now, following the country’s recent earthquake, and how you can help
How Paula saved enough money for her first trip
How to save when you’re not earning a lot or you have a lot of expenses
How big your emergency fund should be
What Paula learned from selling and donating her belongings
Whether or not you should travel when you're in debt
How travel changed Paula’s life
Why you should focus on creation rather than consumption
Paula’s favorite word
Paula’s advice for wannabe travelers

Resources Mentioned

The Paradise Pack
Get Paid for Your Pad
Afford Anything
Flight Car
Uber
Charity Navigator
The Better Business Bureau
The Red Cross
Oxfam
Unicef
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
The Seven Afford Anything Tenets

Don't forget to sign up to hear more about The Paradise Pack. Just text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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14 Practical Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, May 21, 2015


Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Mexico again!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Paradise Pack, Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts and I are giving away one Tortuga Backpack and two $100 Tortuga gift vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies, simply text "paradisepack" (all one word and without the speech marks) to 33444. You'll then be added to our mailing list and entered into the draw. Easy!

The competition ends on 25 May, so get on it!

In this episode, Travis and I share our top 14 practical hacks to help you travel long term.

You’ll learn:

Jason’s favorite thing to seek out when he’s traveling
Our top 14 practical hacks to help you travel long term

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts
16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term
The Paradise Pack
Tortuga Backpacks
Pencils of Promise
Zero To Travel Podcast archives
Extra Pack of Peanuts archives
Airbnb
House Sitting World
House Sitting Academy
HomeAway
FlightCar
Uber
VRBO
Mint.com
Pre-Trip Planning: How Much Research Should You Really Do?
NerdFitness.com
The Suitcase Entrepreneur
Location Rebel
Too Many Adapters
Fluent in 3 months

Don't forget to enter the competition to win some Tortuga Backpack goodies. Just text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long Term : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, May 19, 2015


Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Mexico! And we have a special announcement to make too!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Paradise Pack, we're giving away one Tortuga Backpack and two $100 Tortuga gift vouchers.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies, simply text "paradisepack" (all one word and without the speech marks) to 33444. You'll then be added to our mailing list and entered into the draw. Easy!

The competition ends on 25 May, so get on it!

In this episode, Travis Sherry and I share our top 16 mindset hacks to help you travel long term.

You’ll learn:

Jason and Travis’ top mindset hacks for traveling long term
What the $10 rule is and how it’ll help you enjoy travel more

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts
The Paradise Pack
Tortuga Backpacks
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Workaway.info
Chris Guillebeau
World Domination Summit
Pencils of Promise

Don't forget, for your chance to win one of three Tortuga prizes, text "paradisepack" to 33444!

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How To Become A Car Camping Superstar : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, May 14, 2015


Today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast comes to you from Moab, Utah. My wife and I are currently car camping and today we wanted to share with you our top twenty tips for becoming a car camping superstar!

So, whether you've done a lot of camping or you've never been before, listen to today's episode to find out exactly what you need to have a great time when you next hit the road!

You’ll learn:

The ultimate hack for starting a campfire
What’s better than Google
A European’s take on American road tripping
What Jason has learned on this trip
The best things about camping
20 top things you should take when you go car camping

Resources Mentioned

Quit Your Job and Travel the World
The 10 essentials

To listen to more podcast episodes, see the archives.

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Coffee Talk: The 16 Best Coffee Experiences Around The World : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, May 12, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with Travis and Jason from Extra Pack of Peanuts to talk coffee!

On our travels around the world, we've had the pleasure of going to lots of different coffee shops and bars in many different places. In this episode, we share our top 16 coffee experiences around the world.

So, if you're a coffee lover, listen in to find out where you should get your caffeine fix when you're on the road.

You will learn:

Jason and Heather’s coffee origin stories
Jason and Heather’s top 16 coffee bars and shops around the world
Why coffee is good for you
Travis’ favorite hot chocolate, snack, and dessert experiences

Resources Mentioned

Extra Pack of Peanuts
Roasty Coffee
The Paradise Pack
Distractify
Coffitivity
Epic Bike Rides
The Top 16 Breweries in America
Top 16 Favorite Sweet Treats
Lights! Camera! Switzerland!
Ultimate Travel Coffee Kit

To listen to past episodes, go to ZeroToTravel.com/Shows and ExtraPackOfPeanuts.com/Pods.

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How To Start A Drop Shipping Business & Live Anywhere – with Anton Kraly : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, May 05, 2015


In today's episode, I speak with Anton Kraly - the creator of Drop Ship Lifestyle, an online course and community that connects and helps eCommerce entrepreneurs.

Anton explains how to start a drop shipping business, so that you can earn money while you travel without having to manage stock, fulfil orders, or even handle customer service.

Anton has also very kindly hooked the Zero To Travel Podcast listeners up with a hefty discount on Drop Ship Lifestyle. So, if you're interested in this business model, go to zerototravel.com/dropship to get $100 off.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

What you should do if you want to make money on the road
The strangest thing that has happened to Anton in the last two weeks
How Anton ended up living in Vietnam
Whether or not it’s possible to start a business like Anton’s on the road
How online business has changed over the past few years
What drop shipping is
How NOT to drop ship
How to approach suppliers and what not to say to them
What profit margins to look for
Why this business model is perfect for digital nomads
How much it costs to get started with drop shipping
How to decide on a niche, which products to sell, and who to sell to
How to identify trends
Why competition is a good thing
Why you don’t have to compete with Amazon
How important personality and branding are on eCommerce sites
How to conduct market research
Which kinds of keywords to target and which ones to avoid to get the best conversion rates
How to get approved by a supplier
How to get your eCommerce site up and running within two weeks
What Google PLAs and Amazon Product Listing Ads are and how to use them
Which third party tools to use
Business-to-business versus business-to-consumer: which is best
How to outsource in an eCommerce business
How to sell a website and how much they can go for
Anton’s travel plans

Resources mentioned

Anton Kraly
Etsy
Ebay
Shopify
Drop Ship Lifestyle
Fiverr
Retail Tower
eCommHub (now called HubLogix)
Google Analytics
Lucky Orange
Freelancer
ODesk
Flippa
Empire Flippers
Razor Sharp Shave

Don't forget, you can get $100 off Drop Ship Lifestyle by going to zerototravel.com/dropship and starting your own drop ship lifestyle!

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For Nepal: Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Apr 28, 2015


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 zerototravel.com/givenepal.

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 zerototravel.com/givenepal.

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How To Travel Europe on a Budget : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Apr 21, 2015


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 round 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

How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World!
Location Indie
The Paradise Pack
Weekend Student Adventures
Airbnb
Yelp
Tripadvisor
Rick Steve’s Europe
Let’s Go
Lonely Planet
Skyscanner
Cheapoair
Kayak
Eurail
SBB.ch
Shantaram
WSA Facebook page
WSA YouTube page

For more travel podcast episodes, check out the Travel Podcasts Directory!

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How To Fly For Free Anywhere: Travel Hacking Credit Cards Using The App-O-Rama


Tue, Apr 14, 2015


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!

Resources

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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Travel Legends Series: The Story of WWOOF – An Interview With Founder Sue Coppard


Tue, Apr 07, 2015


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
wwoof.net
wwoofinternational.org
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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How to Design Your Bike Trip & The Future of Adventure Cycle Touring : Epic Bike Rides With Casey Greene : Zero To Travel Podcast


Mon, Mar 30, 2015


In this - the final episode of our Epic Bike Rides Week series -, I speak with Casey Greene.

Casey works as a cartographer for the Adventure Cycling Association – a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire people to explore the world by bike. That means Casey gets paid to create and update maps and bike routes. What an exciting job!

Casey is also a pioneer in a new form of bike touring. In this episode, he talks about that, what it means for the future of bike touring, and how to plan the perfect bike trip.

Listen in to find out:

The two different ways to view adventure cycling
How to make a map
How to design an adventure
The best way to fly on your way to and from a bike trip
What pack biking is
The future of cycle touring
The most accessible bike rides for beginners
How the Adventure Cycling Association helps cyclists

Resources Mentioned

Casey Greene’s blog
Adventure Cycling Association
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
How I Design Adventure
BikeFlights.com

To listen to the other podcast episodes in this series, see the cycle touring archive.

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How To Live Your Nomad Dream : One Family’s Epic Bike Ride – Zero To Travel Podcast


Sun, Mar 29, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast you'll hear how one family has been living their nomad dream and how you can plan a longer bike trip with your family.

In their words, here is how Francois, C?cile and their daughter Emma describe their nomad dream:

"Living a family adventure around the world, at the slow and active pace of our touring bikes. Living our passion for climbing and outdoor activities. Being outside in the rain, the wind, under the sun and the stars. Meeting and knowing people from everywhere and sharing their daily life. Speaking spanish, french, english, russian. Stepping out of our comfort zone, forgetting our habits, putting back things into perspective. Living simply, with the bare necessities, ecologically. Reading all the pages of the book. Living our dream."

Why did they choose to do an adventure cycle tour?

"Because we just don’t imagine any other way of traveling. Simple, convenient, active and ecological, cycle touring is for us the perfect way to travel at a human pace to take time to embrace sceneries, atmospheres, silence. Exposed to all winds, bike touring is also a wide open window to the world and a unique visa to meet other people."

[Tweet "Listen to this family's amazing adventure cycling trip! #travel #podcast #epicbikerides"]

Give this podcast a listen now and you'll learn:

What it is like to settle into a trip like this
How to deal with taking your kids out of school to travel
How traveling with kids can make it easier to meet locals along the way
What they did to prepare for this trip
Why cycle touring with your family is accessible
Why this type of trip is safe for any family
What magical travel moments stand out
Why they decided to go home after 15,000km
What their daily budget was and how they managed it
And much more!

Resources

Nomad Dream

Adventure Cycling Association

Want more cycle touring travel podcasts? Check this out.

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How To Have An Adventure On Any Budget: Epic Bike Rides With Alastair Humphreys


Sat, Mar 28, 2015


National Geographic Traveler of the Year, speaker, author and adventurer Alastair Humphreys believes that adventures come in all sizes.

After a 4 year, 45,000 mile bike journey in which he only spent ?7000 Alastair now inspires others to have adventures of their own both big and small.

Alastair's Journey

As a pioneer in the concept of microadventures, Alastair believes that people can have proper, life changing adventures close to home with little money.

[Tweet "I'm loving this episode of #epicbikerides with @Al_Humphreys! #travel #podcast"]

In this travel podcast episode you'll hear how you can plan any adventure big and small.

You'll also learn:

What books inspired Alastair to become an adventurer
The trap you can fall into when you compare your adventures others
How to define what success means to you
How to plan adventures at any age
How to go on a life changing adventure for only $1000
How to manage your mind to complete any adventure big or small
What a microadventure is and how you can use this concept as a springboard to bigger travel
How to overcome your limiting beliefs
And much more!

My favorite quote from this interview:

'The whole planet is waiting on your front door step.'
-Alastair

Alastair's Website

?1000 challenge
Microadvenutures

cover photo and map photo courtesy of Alastair Humphreys

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How To Become a Professional Adventurer & Inspirational Tales From Two Wheels: Epic Bike Rides With Leon McCarron : Zero To Travel Podcast


Fri, Mar 27, 2015


Epic Bike Rides Week continues!

If you haven't already, make sure you enter our competition to win a free 6 month membership to the Adventure Cycling Association. All you have to do is share your favorite Epic Bike Rides episode on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EpicBikeRides. Easy!

Otherwise, let's get to today's interview!

Today I speak with Leon McCarron about his many epic bike rides and how he become a professional adventurer.

Listen in to find out how to document your adventures while you're on the road, how to adapt to normal life once your adventure ends, and how to get started with your first cycling trip.

In this episode, you'll learn:

Why it’s hard to adjust back to normal life after an extended trip and how to deal with that
Why it’s good to have some kind of home, no matter how much you travel
How Leon become a professional adventurer
The three main benefits of traveling
What Leon has learned from traveling
How Leon felt when he first set out on his bike on his own
What Leon got out of his first bike trip
How Leon decided where to do his first bike trip
Why you shouldn’t rule out traveling in your own country
How Leon sees North Americans
How to balance travel with a need for community
How to balance enjoying an experience with documenting your travels
What about Leon hasn’t changed despite all his traveling
Leon’s advice for wannabe adventurers

Resources Mentioned

Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast
Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen
American Cycling Association
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Leon McCarron
The Road Headed West: A Cycling Adventure Through North America
Fitting In
Leon’s TED Talk

If you enjoyed the interview, please visit Leon's Kickstarter page to help him tell his latest story, A Tale Of Two Rivers: Journeys on the Karun & Santa Cruz.

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Personal & Meaningful Journeys By Bicycle: Epic Bike Rides With Tom Allen : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Mar 26, 2015


It's day three of #EpicBikeRides! To catch up on the series so far, check out the episodes below.

Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor
No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast

Competition

To celebrate Epic Bike Rides Week, I've put together an exciting competition. How do you feel about winning a FREE six month membership with the Adventure Cycling Association?

For your chance to win, all you need to do is use the hashtag #EpicBikeRides on Facebook or Twitter, sharing a link to your favorite Zero To Travel podcast episode from this week, and explaining why you liked it. Easy!

Today's Interview

In today's interview I speak with Tom Allen, a filmmaker, adventure cyclist, author, and huge advocate for bike touring.

We talk about what it's like to cycle the length of England with no money, how much preparation you need to do before going on a bike trip, and the impact of perception on risk.

In this interview, you’ll learn:

Why Tom started traveling
How Tom’s trip changed him
Why Tom chose to travel by bike
How much Tom spent on each day of his trip
How Tom prepared for his trip
Tom’s expectations before the trip compared to how things turned out
Tom’s take on risk
The best way to start adventure cycling
What it’s like to live with no money
How having a mission and being vulnerable changes how people respond to you
How to handle stress on the road
The differences between solo and group travel
The only three things you need for a bike trip

* Tom and Leon (another #epicbikerides week guest) re making 2 new films! Want to help out? You can support their kickstarter here.
Resources Mentioned

Tom’s Bike Trip
Essential Gear for Adventure Cycling
Janapar – Love on a Bike
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Stayed tuned for more great episodes this week, by following #EpicBikeRides on social media!

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Solo Adventure Cycling Around The World: Epic Bike Rides With Shirine Taylor : Zero To Travel Podcast


Wed, Mar 25, 2015


Epic Bike Rides Week continues today with this interview with Shirine Taylor from A Wandering Photo.

Shirine is a long-term traveler who sees the world from the saddle of her bicycle. Although she now travels with her parter Kevin, she has a lot of experience of solo adventure cycling around the world, which she shares with us in this interview.

To find out the single best starter trip for a budding cyclist, as well as Shirine's top tips for female travelers, listen to today's podcast using the player above or by subscribing in iTunes or on Stitcher.

You will also learn:

The difference between lifestyle and vacation when you live on the road
Why Shirine likes traveling alone
Why Shirine wasn’t scared to travel on her own
Just how cheap it is to travel long-term by bike
The advantage of starting your trip or spending some time traveling in your own country
Why people help cyclists more than other travelers
The single best starter trip for a budding cyclist
Shirine’s experience of cycling on her own through India
Which parts of India are safest for female travelers
The hardest thing about cycle touring
How fit you need to be to travel by bike
The best country to start bike touring in
Exactly how much Shirine spends living on the road
Shirine’s top tips for solo female travelers

Resources Mentioned

Episode 1 of the Epic Bike Rides Week series: No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
A Wandering Photo
Skalatitude (women on wheels)

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the third episode in our Epic Bike Rides Week series!

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No Pants. No Money. No Bike. No Problem! Epic Bike Rides With George Mahood : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Mar 24, 2015


Today's podcast episode is the first in our Epic Bike Rides Week series! This week I'll be speaking to six incredible individuals who have been on some epic bike rides. Whole families, solo females, British adventurers... We've got it all covered!

First up, I speak with George Mahood, who set off to cycle the full length of Great Britain with nothing but his underwear! No clothes, no money, and no bike! If that's not epic, I don't know what is!

In today's episode of the podcast, you will learn:

Why George and Ben decided to cycle the length of Great Britain with no clothes
What you need to have an adventure
How terrible weather helped George and Ben get started
What George learned about money
What a rusty bike and a scooter taught them about appreciation
The worst things about having no money
The best things about having no money
Stories about some of the most unusual and generous people they met
That impact that cycling with less had on the usual troubles that come with bike trips
How George published his book about the trip
How they documented the trip
What adventure means to George
How George has managed to incorporate adventure into his daily life
How to settle back into normal life after an adventure
George’s advice for anyone who wants to have an adventure

Resources Mentioned

George Mahood
Episode 45: Trekking in Patagonia
Episode 46: Travel Podcast: Trekking Logistics 101, The 10 Essentials, What To Bring and More
Episode 47: Epic Treks: Tramping New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail
Episode 48: Epic Trekking : Best Treks In The World
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
Episode 38: You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me
Long Way Round
Every Day Is a Holiday
Life’s a Beach
Stay Up All Night Night
How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World

To get involved in the conversation about George's trip, use the hashtag #epicbikerides on Twitter!

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How To Take A Leap of Faith and Change Your Life with Jana Schuberth : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Mar 19, 2015


In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I speak with Jana Schuberth, an elite social and behavioral change coach and a digital nomad. Jana is also the founder of Alive in Berlin, a European conference devoted to personal transformation that's takes place at the end of May.

Together we talk about how to take a leap of faith and mentally prepare yourself to completely change your life. Jana shares her best tips on embracing change, understanding what you really want when you say you want to travel, and dealing with low days on the road.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

Why Jana decided to start a conference in Europe
How Jana got into personal development
How Jana discovered her core craft
The importance of finding the value in the things you hate
What “enoughness” is and how to handle it
What our external goals tell us about the way we want to feel
What the two fundamental fears are
Why most people fail when they try to change something
The difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset
How to mentally prepare yourself to take a leap
The question you need to ask yourself before you decide to change your life and start traveling
Why the first step to changing your life might be a small one
How to handle a lack of support from your friends and family
Why you shouldn’t ignore your fears and what to do instead
How to deal with down days when you’re on the road
How putting time limits on your travels can improve the experience
How living on the road has changed Jana and the way she approaches life
How to take a client-based business on the road

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Alive in Berlin
Skype
WhatsApp
Greg Hartle
Jana Schuberth
Jana on Facebook

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How to Travel with Less Money, Start Working on the Road, and Never Settle Down, with Nora Dunn : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Mar 17, 2015


This is a very special episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, because I got to sit down with Nora Dunn from The Professional Hobo in person, to talk about full-time travel.

Nora has been travelling full-time for eight years and she's just written a book called Live and Work from Anywhere.

In this episode, we talk about settling down, saving for travel, how much money you need to travel long-term, and how to work from the road.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

Why Nora hates the phrase “to settle down”
Why the location independent lifestyle is here to stay
The importance of being flexible
What the future of location independence holds
How to go from zero to digital nomad
How to balance work and life on the road
Why Nora burned out and how she was forced to reexamine her life
The importance of entertaining possibilities
The one exercise you have to do tonight
Nora’s best travel practices
The questions to answer to find out how much money you need to save for travel
The first step to taking control of your finances
How much money to have in your emergency fund
How Nora managed to spend only $173 on accommodation in 2011
How to manage your taxes on the road
The health insurance you need to travel long-term
What Nora is most grateful for

Resources Mentioned

The Professional Hobo
Varp
Live and Work from Anywhere
Chris Guillebeau
Dear Nora: How Much Money do I Need to Travel Long Term? (Credit Walk)
WWOOF
The Caretaker Gazette
Location Indie

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How To Pack Light Plus The Secret To Creating A Physical Travel Product With Fred from Tortuga Backpacks : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Mar 10, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I share my golden rule for how to pack light. I also speak with Fred Perrotta from Tortuga Backpacks about packing so that you never need to check a bag again, the backpack problem he solved, and creating a physical product.

Whether you just want to find out how to save space in your luggage, or you have an idea for a physical product and you'd like to know what bringing that idea to market would involve, you're guaranteed to get a lot out of this interview.

One last thing before you dive in: this interview comes with a discount code to get 10% off Tortuga Backpacks. Simply click this link and use the code ZERO when you check out to save yourself some money.

Watch this Tortuga Daypack Review to learn more:

In this interview, you will learn:

The golden rule for packing: how to minimize what you bring to maximize your pleasure
Why Fred felt the need to create a travel backpack
How to pack properly
The number one item that wastes space
How to pack if you’re going to places with different climates
The most common baggage restrictions
Which size bag to look for, in terms of liters
How Fred got started with creating a physical product
Why naivety can be an advantage
The steps to creating a physical product
How much it costs to get a physical product designed
One crowdfunding pitfall to avoid
Whether or not you can still travel when you’re creating a physical product
Why Fred decided to create a day bag

Resources Mentioned

How To Quit Your Job and Travel the World
Do It Right and Pack Light : Timeless Travel Tactics
Tortuga Backpacks (discount code: ZERO)
Power Trip Podcast
Extra Pack of Peanuts
The 4-Hour Work Week
ThomasNet
Maker’s Row
Alibaba
Elance
Odesk
Kickstarter

Don't forget to check out Tortuga Backpacks and use the discount code ZERO to get 10% off!

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How To Get Paid To Travel As A Freelance Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Mar 05, 2015


Do you want to quit your job and get paid to travel the world? How about becoming a freelance travel journalist? Find out exactly what that involves in today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast with Nikki Vargas from The Pin The Map Project.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The three things you need to quit your job and travel the world.
What inspired Nikki to start a travel blog
Why Nikki gave herself three months of travel blogging before she invested in her site
Why Nikki was frustrated with the travel blogging niche and how her frustration led to her filling a gap in the market
The three ways Nikki makes money from travel writing
The importance of website design for freelance writers
How to drive traffic to your blog
How to associate yourself with other travel bloggers to grow your blog
The distinction between being a travel blogger and a freelance travel journalist
How to build your portfolio so that you can get your articles published on the big sites
The online tools Nikki uses to find travel writing jobs
The difference between PR and advertising and how this affects the ethics of travel journalism
How to review hotels and restaurants that don't impress you
How to balance traveling for work with traveling for yourself

Resourced Mentioned:

Audio course for people who want to quit their jobs and travel
Food & Wine Magazine
MatadorNetwork
The Daily Meal
Go Nomad
The Pin The Map Project
Orbitz
Thought Catalogue
Nomadic Matt
World of Wanderlust
Elite Daily
Vice
Matador U
MediaKitty
Examiner.com
LuxDuck
Guide to launching your own travel site
Guide to taking your travel site to the next level
Funny mishaps and bloopers of a solo traveler

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How To Buy Real Estate Internationally and Find Your Own Slice Of Paradise with Taylor White : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Mar 03, 2015


If you've ever dreamed about buying your own slice of paradise overseas, this travel podcast is for you. Taylor White from International Real Estate Listings breaks down how to find and purchase your dream place in any country.

Give this travel podcast and listen now. You'll learn:

Where the real estate hot spots in the worlds are
The importance of understanding your motivation for buying
How to find good investment opportunities
The worst mistake Taylor made with real estate overseas and how you can avoid it
What things you should consider before you buy real estate overseas
How to decide between buying and renting
What pre-construction deals can do for you
How to find good potential properties online
What pre-completion is and why it might be a good time to buy
What the safest type of international real estate deal is
Which strategies to use to buy real estate with less money
And much more!

Resources

Taylor's website and podcast
Live and Invest Overseas
Sovereign Man
International Living

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How To Cut Down Your Travel Expenses & Make a Difference Along The Way : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Feb 26, 2015


Do you want to travel but think it's too expensive? Would you like to travel with a purpose? Do you dream of making a difference in the world?

If so, today's episode is for you, my friend!

In today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I sit down with John Marshall, the author of Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around The Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever.

He shares how his family's trip around the world changed not only other people's lives but also their own.

In this episode of the podcast, you'll learn:

How to cut down your travel expenses by volunteering
The three words that inspired John to take his family traveling
Where John's family went and what they did in each country
Why John's family chose to spend at least thirty days in each place
The super simple method John used to find volunteering opportunities
The life-changing impacts the trip had on John's kids
What the electronic rabbit hole is and what happened to it on the trip
Why travel experience beats classroom experience every time
How to fall in love with the world
How travel can change your life

Resources Mentioned

John Marshall
Wide-Open World
John's TED talk
Volonthai
A Beginner’s Guide To Volunteering, A Free Global Volunteer Network  And More
Neworphanage
Orphan School Indiegogo campaign

For more great interviews with experience travelers, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives!

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Travel Tactics 3 : How to Extend Any Trip, Learn Languages & Use Tech to Get Cheap Flights : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you’ll love our series: Travel Tactics.

This is the final episode with our first panel. You can listen to the first and second episodes here and here.

In this episode, Benny Lewis teaches us how to immerse ourselves in a language when we're not in a country that uses that language.

Dave Dean tells us how to use technology to get cheaper flights.

Wandering Earl shares his best tips for extending trips.

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you’ll learn:

How to immerse yourself in a language wherever you are
The best free language learning tools
How to connect with locals in a foreign language
What Esperanto is and why you should learn it
Your first word in Esperanto
How to meet locals and improve your languages at the same time
Why Dave likes Sayulita, Mexico
One simple change you can make to find cheaper flights online
The paid and free tools you can use to find cheaper flights
Why you should always use flight comparison sites
How and why Earl's style of travel has changed over the years
Why having a base while you travel might be a good idea

Resources Mentioned

Travel Tactics Part 1
Travel Tactics Part 2
Fluent in 3 months
Wandering Earl
Too Many Adaptors
What’s Dave Doing?
Fluent in 3 Months (book)
TuneIn
Skype
Memrise
italki
Duolingo
Fluent in 3 months forum
WordReference.com
Zenmate
Hola
Skycanner
Adioso
Kayak
Hammocks & Hard Drives
Plansify
An Interview with Wandering Earl

For more great interviews with experienced travel experts, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives!

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Romance on The Road : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Feb 17, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast we talk about romance on the road! Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike.com takes the reins to interview my wife Anne Dorthe and I about our relationship, which began in a hostel in Brazil.

Can love and travel work? Can you date while you're traveling? How do you keep a long distance relationship going? Listen in to find out our take on all of these questions and more!

You will learn:

How Jason and Anne Dorthe met while traveling
The difference between a holiday fling and the real deal
The importance of risk in starting a long distance relationship
The pros and cons of meeting someone while traveling
How to switch from a holiday relationship to a serious relationship
How to live your own life when you’re in a long distance relationship
Tips for managing a long distance relationship
The advantages of being in a long distance relationship
What it’s like to be in a relationship with a traveler
How Jason and Anne Dorthe overcame cultural and lifestyle differences
How the couple is dealing with visa issues

Resources Mentioned

Puttylike
Skype
Interview with Emilie Wapnick

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The Digital Nomad Revolution – Should I Join? : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Feb 12, 2015


One of the best ways to travel long-term is to become a digital nomad. It's a fantastic lifestyle, though it's not for everyone.

Should you become a digital nomad? Would you enjoy living and working on the road? How would you even get started with this lifestyle?

Find out the answers to all of these questions in this interview with Marcus Meurer from DNX Global.

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, you will learn:

Why Marcus prefers the digital nomad community to the traditional working environment
Why “digital nomad” is not a profession
The best business model for digital nomads
How to work out what kind of work to do as a digital nomad
Strategies to monetize your blog
Why traveling can be good for getting work done
The importance of relationships for travelers
How DNX Global came to be
How to plan an in-person event
The best destinations and communities for digital nomads around the world

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
Marcus Meurer
DNX Global
DNX Toolbox
Force M
Online Angels
Rock my Site
Wundersite
Travelicia

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How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Feb 10, 2015


Wondering how to quit your job and travel the world? How do you become location independent? How do you manage a business from the road?

These are the questions we answer in this travel podcast interview with Scott and Michelle from For The Ride.

What you’ll learn:

When you should quit your job to travel the world
What micropreneurship is and how it can help you travel
Why you shouldn’t worry about having a gap on your resume
How Michelle found work online
The online marketplace Michelle uses to sell her artwork
Why budget travel can be better than traveling in luxury
How Michelle continues to work on her business while she's on the road
When you should work harder on your business to make the most money
How to be happy, no matter what situation you’re in

Resources Mentioned

Location Indie
For The Ride
Etsy
Airbnb
Paintspiration Etsy shop
Paintspiration website
Mini Zen Garden Etsy shop

For more podcast episodes, see the archives.

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16 Ways To Meet Locals – Part 2 : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Feb 05, 2015


In this - the second part of the 16 Ways To Meet Locals series - I sit down with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts about the best ways to meet the locals when you're traveling.

Just in case you missed it, here's the first episode. In the second episode we share the final eight strategies you can use to get to know locals, plus two bonus strategies!

In this episode you’ll learn:

How shopping can help you meet locals
An easy way to get chatting to shopkeepers and waiters
How to travel with locals
How to have an excuse to talk to anyone
The attitude and behavior you should use to make friends
Why you should go to the places no one else goes
How your hobbies can help you meet people
Why you should learn a language
Why you should travel solo
Why it’s good to have friends all over the world

Resources Mentioned:

Extra Pack of Peanuts
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
How Much Travel Is Too Much?
Location Indie
Bla Cla Car
Carsharing
Hitchwiki
The Ridiculous Race
Fluent in 3 months

For more travel tips and inspiration, check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives.

Photo credit: 4ocima

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16 Ways To Meet Locals – Part 1 : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Feb 03, 2015


What’s the best way to see a new place? Without a doubt, by meeting the people who live there. I can't begin to explain how many amazing experiences I've had just because I ended up talking to a local.

In this - the first episode in a two-part series - I talk with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts about the best ways to meet the locals when you're traveling.

In this episode we share the first eight strategies you can use to get to know the people who live in the place you're visiting, so that you can get to know their culture, beliefs, and daily life.

To hear the final eight strategies, listen to part 2!

In this episode you’ll learn:

How to travel to increase your chance of having interesting interactions with locals
Where to stay to meet locals
What to eat to meet locals
Why you should use public transport
What activities to do to meet locals
How Travis and Heather changed a man’s life by hiring him as a tour guide
Why being a lost tourist is a great opportunity
Why to avoid chains while you’re traveling

Resources Mentioned:

16 Ways To Meet Locals - Part 2
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast
AirBnB
GowithOh
Podcast interview with Colin Wright
Podcast episode on volunteering
Top 10 Things to Do in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Couchsurfing
EatWith
Location Indie

Photo credit: Peter Halling Hilborg

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How To Use Travel As A Tool For Personal Development : Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Jan 29, 2015


In this episode of the podcast, I speak to Ryan Moran from the Freedom Faslane, to find out how to use travel to make better decisions, become a better business person, become more attractive, and live a much better life in general.

Ryan is a successful businessman and traveler who believes that the key to success is consciously creating your life. In our chat, we dig into exactly how you can do that and use travel as a tool to become a better person.

In this episode, you'll learn:

Why travel is so important, especially for Americans
How old buildings can change the way you see life
How to choose your first travel destination
How travel can make you more attractive, better at business, and a better decision maker
The simple tool you can use to become more clear-headed
What it really means if you’re traveling to escape
Ryan’s biggest fear
How to consciously create your life
What success really means
The business model that leads to true freedom
The most impactful books Ryan’s ever read
The kind of activities to focus on to create the life you want

Mentioned In This Episode

Freedom Fastlane blog
Freedom Fastlane podcast
The Freedom Manifesto: How To Make A Million Dollars, Travel The World, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams
The 5-Minute Journal
Zen Active Sports
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The Slight Edge
Tony Robbins
The 4-Hour Work Week
A New Earth
Dustin Main

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Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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How To Travel In Luxury For Free : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jan 27, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel podcast, I talk with Stephanie Zito to find out how to travel in luxury for free.

Stephanie shares her best tips on collecting miles to upgrade your travel experience, whether you want to travel in business class, upgrade your airline status, or get yourself into luxury airport lounges.

In this podcast episode you’ll learn:

The biggest misconception about collecting miles and points
How to get points for buying the things you were already going to buy
The first step to get yourself moving towards your dream destination
How to find out about one-off points promotions
The tools you can use to track your miles
How to use your points to get seats on the flights you want
How to upgrade your airline status
How to get access to luxury airport lounges

Mentioned In This Show

Location Indie
Get It by Matt and Kim
Upgrade Unlocked (including 101 Ways to Upgrade Your Bucket List and 8 Ways to Get Airline Lounge Access)
FlyerTalk
MilePoint
BoardingArea
Travel Hacking Cartel
AwardWallet
Mileage Manager
Evernote
Kayak
oneworld
Star Alliance
SkyTeam
StatusMatcher
American Express Platinum

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Your Ultimate Guide To Travel In Southeast Asia: Zero To Travel Podcast


Thu, Jan 22, 2015


In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I have a round table chat with Travis and Heather Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts, sharing our cumulative experience we create your comprehensive guide to travel in Southeast Asia.

Get my Southeast Asia Carry On Packing List For Any Length Trip

Southeast Asia is one of the most magical places on the planet and in this episode we share all our best tips for planning your own trip, whether you want to to go Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, or any of the other countries in the region.

Whether you're planning your own trip, looking to be inspired, or you want to reminisce about a past trip, you're sure to learn something new in this episode of the podcast.

What you will learn about travel in Southeast Asia:

The cheapest way to get to Southeast Asia
Why traveling to Southeast Asia isn’t as difficult as you think it might be
The best time of year to go to Southeast Asia
What to pack and why you shouldn’t take checked luggage with you
Where to stay and how to book accommodation
The best dishes to try and where to get them from
The best beaches to go to and how to get them all to yourself
The epic ruins you simply have to visit
Our top tips and recommendations for seeing the best that Southeast Asia has to offer

Mentioned In This Show

Location Indie
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Discover Travel’s Secret Season podcast episode
Hostelworld
Hostelbookers
Hotels.com
Travelfish.org

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Zero To Travel Podcast : How To Plan Ahead For Travel + Why Budget Airlines Rock


Tue, Jan 20, 2015


In this travel podcast, friend of the show and travel hacking stud Travis Sherry gives you his take on why budget airlines rock.

We also chat about the challenges of planning ahead for travel and give some top tips that have worked for us throughout our years of wandering.

Plus, if you're into the location independent and digital nomad lifestyle then you'll be excited to hear about our new community Location Indie. Here's your personal invitation to join.

Listen to this travel podcast now, you'll also learn:

How to get the best prices on budget airlines
How wikipedia can be a travelers best friend
Why budget airlines should be your first search
The plastic bag carry on trick
How creative itineraries can save you mad cash
A secret resource for finding cheap 'hidden city' flights
Why knowing the budget airlines rules is so important
Why travel can be stressful
How to avoid travel burnout
And much more!

Thanks for checking out the show. Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast Archives

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Zero To Travel Podcast : Travel Tactics Part 2


Thu, Jan 15, 2015


Want to learn a variety of amazing travel skills in one short travel podcast episode?

Then you'll love our ongoing series: Travel Tactics.

Today, you'll hear travel lover Wandering Earl tells us how to make money using the skills we've already got.

Travel tech superstar Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters explains why you shouldn't take your laptop on your travels and what to use instead.

And Benny Lewis, a national geographic traveler of the year, helps us get over the fear of speaking a foreign language.

Give it a listen now!

In this episode, you'll learn:

How to earn money with the skills you’ve already got
The lesser-known benefit of meeting people while you’re traveling
The importance of finding your own travel style
Why you probably shouldn’t take your laptop with you when you travel
How to store your travel photos on your smart phone
Why you’re not too old to learn a language
How to get over the fear of speaking a foreign language
How to remember foreign words

Resources Mentioned In This Show

Travel Tactics Part 1
Wandering Earl
How to Live a Life of Travel
Steal Like an Artist
Plansify
What’s Dave Doing?
Hammocks & Hard Drives
Fluent in 3 Months
Memrise
Anki

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Experimental Travel and A New Country Every 4 months : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jan 13, 2015


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How would you feel if you had no idea what country you'd be living in next month?

Welcome to Colin Wright's exile life.

In 2009 Colin ditched his possessions and hit the road, letting his blog readers vote on which country he would live in.

Since then he has been all over the world, spending 4 months at a time in various countries including New Zealand, Czech Republic, India, Iceland, Thailand, and points in between.

What is it like to make travel an experimental project?

Listen now and you'll learn:

What it's like to live in a new country every 4 months
When treating travel as a project might be a good idea
How to build a framework for your travels that match your personality
Why Colin thinks you're the 'dumbest person in the room when you travel'
How being imperfect can make your work better
What Colin did to keep his travels fresh
Why labels are "imperfect but useful"
Colin's tips for traveling the states and how to shape a life filled with travel
And so much more!

Resources From The Show
Colin's blog Exile Lifestyle

Colin's books
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How One Traveler Can Make A Difference : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Jan 06, 2015


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Award winning photographer and film maker Ben Randall went on a mission to find and photograph 100 people he met 5 years earlier while traveling through Asia.

During his trip he discovered a horrible truth about two of his friends, and decided to do something about it.

Hear Ben's incredible tale and learn more about The Human Earth Project in this fascinating travel podcast interview.

Learn how one person CAN make a difference.

Next time, will that person be you?
Mentioned In This Show
Human Earth Project

Photo courtesy of Human Earth Project
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How To Find Life Changing Seasonal Jobs : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Dec 30, 2014


Please Note: At the beginning of this travel podcast I share part of my personal story. No worries if you aren't interested, just skip ahead to the interview with Bill which starts around the 15 minute mark.
"A seasonal job can be a really good opportunity to hit the reset button if you need to."
-Bill Berg Founder Cool Works
Finding fun seasonal work is one of the best ways to kickstart any adventure.

For many people one seasonal job turns into a way of life. Yes, a job washing dishes or pumping gas could change your life (seriously!). Bill graciously shares how it changed his, and some fantastic advice as well.

Give this travel podcast a listen and you'll learn:

How seasonal jobs can transform your life in many ways
Why pumping gas in Yellowstone National Park changed Bill's life forever
What you can do to stand out from other candidates
Why seasonal jobs can be a great option for anybody of any age
Which visas to look into if you want to work in the USA but are not a citizen
How seasonal work can support your travels
Tips on which jobs will help you save more money
And much more!...

Cool Works
Visa Information (J1, H2-B, and Q1) - Permission to work in the USA for international workers.

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A Norwegian Christmas Spectacular : Zero To Travel Podcast


Mon, Dec 22, 2014


Happy holidays and welcome to the 1st annual Norwegian Christmas spectacular here on the Zero To Travel Podcast!
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My wife Anne Dorthe and I recorded this episode in our cabin in Engerdal, located in rural Norway roughly 4.5 hours north of Oslo.

Anne Dorthe shares what the traditional Norwegian farm Christmas is like, and even sings a little tune for us at the end of the show.

Listen to this episode now and get ready to travel to Norway for a holiday with one horse open sleighs, cakes, cookies, little santa men and much more!

Thanks for listening to the Zero To Travel Podcast and Happy Holidays my friend!

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How To Achieve Your Travel Dreams: 7 Strategies For Travel Success


Tue, Dec 16, 2014


*Note: This episode was published in 2015 but the 7 strategies I share to help you achieve your travel dreams are timeless. They apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime of any year. (that's a lot of any's!) Moving on....
Do you have a trip or destination that keeps popping up in your travel dreams?
What traveler doesn't cruise into the new year with a wish list longer than a holiday airline delay?

What if this was the year you finally went and did it!

In this episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast, I share 7 strategies that will help you to achieve your travel dreams in 2015.

Why should you wait any longer to take your dream journey?

I promise you, this isn't just a bunch of rah rah motivational crap.

This episode was designed to ensure you take an action towards your travel dreams today.

Give it a listen now and you'll see what I mean.

Please let me know your thoughts. Did you like the advice? Was it helpful? Did you take an action?

Did you buy a plane ticket after listening?!?!

Email me or hit me on the twitter @zerototravel and let me know.

In this Zero To Travel podcast you'll learn:

7 strategies you can utilize to achieve your travel dreams no matter what your situation
How to gain enough time and money to travel
One action you can take today to make your dream trip very real
When making your goals public will work in your favor
Why traveling with a purpose may be right for you
And so much more

Want more travel podcasts?

Check out the Zero To Travel Podcast archives or our new travel podcasts directory for a list of other quality shows.

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How To Become a Professional Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast


Tue, Dec 09, 2014


This week on the Zero To Travel Podcast, award winning travel journalist Jayme Moye shares everything you need to know about breaking into the travel writing industry, getting published and building a dream career.

Jayme Moye is an accomplished professional travel writer who has won multiple awards and written hundreds of articles for over 50 different publications, including National Geographic and Men’s Journal.

Jayme doesn't hold back in this interview. She spills every industry tip and secret you need to succeed. You'll learn exactly how to get started (even with no experience) and pitch articles like a pro. Give it a listen now and you'll learn:

Exactly how to get started as an unpublished writer with no experience
The first thing you should do if you want to be a professional writer
How Jayme went from office job to world traveling professional writer
What editors are looking for and how to sell your writing
How to pitch magazines with story ideas
The best way to get your name around in the travel writing world
Why your pitches are so important
Key industry terms to make you look like an experienced pro
Inside tips from Jayme on how to become a more creative writer
And so much more!

Listen to the travel podcast interview now by hitting play on the bar above. You can also Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes.

Here are a few key points covered in this interview:
Finding Your Place To Start
For just about everyone interested in becoming a travel writer, but especially for those who don’t hail from a writing background, the biggest question is always, “where do I start?”

So let’s begin with a simple and straightforward piece of advice.

READ!

Specifically, read whatever it is that you want to be published in. The better understanding you have of the publication you’re wishing to be a part of, the more likely you’ll be able to create something fitting and desirable.

It’s also a good idea to pay close attention to which section of the magazine you’re aiming for, as well as how the magazine is structured overall. Many magazines are structured similarly with regard to their recurring departments and feature articles, so as you start to recognize the structure of one, others will become easier to breakdown too.

Once you’ve got a destination for a pitch in mind, it’s time to consider the angle you’ll be pitching from. Is the story you’ve got in mind new or a novelty? Is it feature-worthy, or better suited to a specific section of the magazine? If it’s the latter, it’s important to gather information on who the editor is for that specific section. In fact, having a specific editor to contact is always a vital part of the pitching process.
Making An Effective Pitch
Jayme abides by this rule - always pitch before you write.

Why?

Because the editor you’re writing for will be critical in determining the direction your story takes.

The editor knows better than any other person what the audience of the magazine likes and what aspects of the story will need to be up or downplayed, which is exactly why their input is so critical before you put pen to page.

But how do you make an effective pitch?

Format is everything, and in fact a universally accepted format does exist that will propel you 98% ahead of the crowd if you use it. This ideal format consists of:

? Including the word “pitch” in the subject line, directly followed by the story subject (for example “Pitch: The Science Behind Polar Migrations.”)
? Using an informal greeting, and one that includes the first name of the editor.
? An opening sentence that begins something like, “For your consideration…,” and a reference to the specific section you’re interested in.
? A strong opening paragraph on the subject of your pitch, a “hook,

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Road Tripping Europe To India : Daily Life On A Land Rover Overland Adventure


Tue, Dec 02, 2014


What is it like to hop in a Land Rover and drive from Europe to India?

On a recent trip to Nepal, I was slowly wandering back on a lakeside trail from a hike near the town of Pokhara when I ran into Niels and Anna, a lovely German couple.

The first thing I noticed, even before their charming smiles, was "The Dude."

Who is the dude?

This badass car is the dude!

The friendly couple were partway through an epic Land Rover overland adventure, peeling out of their home town in Germany just a few months ago and slowly making their way to India.

Immediately, the questions came pouring into my head:

What is it like to drive through the middle east?

How long does it take to plan a trip like this?

What is life like on the road?

Later in the evening we sat down for a pizza and I unloaded my brain full of questions in a very fun podcast interview. Give it a listen now by hitting play on the bar above.

You'll learn:

How a Land Rover overland trip differs from a typical backpacking experience
How long it takes to plan an epic trip like this
Where to find your vehicle
Simple measures you can take to stay safe on the road
Heartwarming stories about the kindness of strangers in Iran and throughout the overland trail
What border crossings are like
And much more!

Are you ready to travel overland?
Mentioned in this show
Niels and Anna's blog

Independent Travel Gold Overland Podcast

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum
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Rob Greenfield On How To Travel Moneyless, Wandering With Purpose and Simple Living


Tue, Nov 25, 2014


Rob Greenfield is an amazing purposeful adventurer, environmental activist and master moneyless traveler.

Keep your backpack nearby, after hearing Rob in this thoughtful travel podcast interview you might just dash out the front door and have your own "adventure in simple living."

Rob shares:

How simple living makes moneyless travel possible
Why America wastes so much food and how you can help
The reason why traveling with a purpose makes free travel easier
How to travel for free without mooching
Rob's scariest moment on his moneyless journey through Central America
How to trade services for free travel
And so much more!

Resources From This Show
How To Travel America For Free (without mooching)

#donatenotdump

Photo from Rob's Website

My 1st interview with Rob

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Zero To Travel Podcast: How To Get Things Done On The Road


Tue, Nov 18, 2014


Have you ever had a tough time getting things done while you are traveling?

Whether you are a location independent business owner or just budget traveling the world, we all have to clamp down and get certain things done at some point.

Productivity expert Mike Vardy gives us key tips and tactics so you can spend more time out in the world and less time in front of your computer screen.

In this Zero To Travel Podcast you'll learn:

How the boundaries that travel creates can actually help you instead of hurt you
The best way to manage your email
Where to store photos for safekeeping when you're on the go
What email was really intended for
Why you are smarter at the end of your day
How journaling can help you feel better about your productivity
And much more!

Resources From This Show
Productivityist

Workflowing - Mike's Podcast

Why The Approach Is More Important Than The Application

Away Find

Schedule Once

I own the Five Minute Journal and absolutely love it.
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Legendary Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer : Kayaking 277 Miles Down The Grand Canyon


Tue, Nov 11, 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

Kayaking Blind

Erik Weihenmayer

No Barriers USA

Voices For Vets

photo courtesy of Kayaking Blind

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Location Independent : The Unsexy Truth Revealed


Tue, Nov 04, 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
Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast
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Zero To Travel Podcast : Travel Tactics Part 1


Tue, Oct 28, 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

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 extra cost to you. Thanks!

Fluent In 3 Months International Best Selling Book by Benny Lewis

Hammocks & Hard Drives by Dave Dean

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Epic Trekking : Best Treks In The World


Fri, Oct 24, 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.
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Stephanie on the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Trav and Heather on Summit of Mt. Fuji

Cover photo: Anne Dorthe at Machu Picchu

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Epic Treks: Tramping New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail


Thu, Oct 23, 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
Preparing for the walk and what to expect on the ground
Why the Te Araroa may not be the best option for beginner distance hikers
How you can set up your life to make time for a months long trek
Why these hikes help Mike land better jobs
Which epic trails are doable for beginner's and more seasoned veterans
Wilderness treks vs. trails that run through towns and villages
And so much more!

Resources from the show
Green Corners

Te Araroa
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Travel Podcast: Trekking Logistics 101, The 10 Essentials, What To Bring and More


Wed, Oct 22, 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."

Except..

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.
3 reasons why trekking it so awesome
What to do with your other regular travel stuff when your on the trail
The #1 thing to consider when you are booking the place you stay before your trek
One simple thing that will keep everything dry when the rains sweep in
Why buying gear in the country when you arrive might be the best solution (and why it might not)
Which types of foods are the best to bring and why it doesn't have to be expensive
My highly recommended strategy for preparing for your first trek

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Resources From The Show

Trekking In Patagonia Travel Podcast

The 10 Essentials

How To Choose The Right Backpack Travel Podcast With Myself and Travis

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Trekking in Patagonia


Tue, Oct 21, 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?
should I bring?
there certain towns/cities that make great bases for a trekking holiday?
should I put all of my other travel stuff when I'm in the wilderness?
parts of Patagonia should I visit?
destinations are off the beaten path?
I trek the W or do the full circuit of the Torres del Paine?
I need to be an experienced backpacker or wilderness hiker?
it dangerous?

In one short episode you'll learn the answer to these question plus:

The #1 reason to visit Argentina
Advice on what food to bring on your treks
booking with outfitters before your trip is a bad idea
cheapest way to travel to patagonia
you don't need a tent
much more!

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.
Sunrise on Fitz Roy

Inside a Refugio
On The Summit Of Villarrica

Torres Del Paine National Park "W Trek"

Perito Moreno Glacier

Summit of Volcan Lannin

Just Another View Trekking In Patagonia

Trekking In Patagonia Resources:
Torres Del Paine National Park - Official Website

About Los Glaciers National Park

About Siete Lagus Route - Patagonia

Booking refugios for Torres Del Paine 

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How To Design Your Life And Create A Location Independent Business


Tue, Oct 14, 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.

You'll learn:

What the 'million dollar question' is and how it can change your life and drive your decisions
How to make tough decisions when you're paralyzed by indecision, and figure out which ideas to act on
The best definition of 'entrepreneur' I've ever heard
Why backing through Asia and building a business at the same time is a myth
The most important skills a lifestyle entrepreneur can build to become successful
Why skills and tactics are only half of what you need to consider when it comes to building a location independent business
How separating work mode and travel mode can keep you sane and balanced
Jesse's journey from actual guitar playing rock star to rock star in business
How to build a business starting from scratch
And so much more!

You can download the first 3 chapters of Jesse's book for free on his Lifestyle Entrepreneur blog. I highly recommend this book.
Resources From The Show
Lifestyle Entrepreneur Blog

Business In A Weekend

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The Ultimate Guide To Budget Travel In Japan : Destination Discovery Series


Fri, Oct 10, 2014


Does your love of travel make you crazy sometimes?
Maybe it's just me, but I'll obsess over all of the places I want to go, knowing full well that I can't possibly do it all in one lifetime.

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.
Some of the amazing things you'll learn includes:

Where you can get amazing meals anywhere in Japan (hint: It's the last place you would ever think to find a fantastic meal)
Why Japan is such a great place to visit during all seasons
Various accommodation options to help you stay on budget
Top sushi spots in major areas around Japan
Which cites and towns many people skip that you absolutely MUST visit
The best rural and urban activities
When to climb Mount Fuji
Cultural faux pays and how to avoid them
The proper way to pass money and general tipping rules
And so much more!

This show is packed with value and might have you booking a flight and traveling to Japan within he hour!
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Resources from the show
* Is Japan Expensive?

* 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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Super Smartphone Travel Photography Tips With Shannon Locker


Tue, Sep 30, 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.

You'll learn:

Why smartphones might be the best camera to use for travelers (hint: this has nothing to do with the quality of the camera)
When to put your camera down and enjoy the moment: an ongoing debate!
The core pillars of photography that will instantly help you take better pictures
Why composition is so important
Psychology behind portrait photos and how you can use these principles to capture better pictures of people
What the rules are and when to start breaking them
Where to look for inspiration
How to ask strangers for a photo
Best practices for sharing your images on social media
Why Shannon put up with my crap growing up:)
And much more!

What are you waiting for?

Hit play and give it a listen now.

Shannon's recommended iPhone Apps

Over

Camera+
Resources From The Show
Shannon Locker's online portfolio and Facebook page and on twitter.

PAWS

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Select Photos from Shannon (self portrait below)

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The Other Side Of Budget Travel : Train Hopping, Gatherings, And More With Wanderpunk Matt Derrick


Tue, Sep 23, 2014


There is a more hardcore side to budget travel that the guidebooks don't cover where activities like train hopping, punk sailing, rubber tramping, dumpster diving, and squatting are the norm.

Matt Derrick, wanderpunk and founder of Squat The Planet, has done it all.

In this adrenaline packed episode, you'll hear Matt's incredible stories, plus actionable tips that will open your eyes to a new side of budget travel.
"I don't really look at my self generally as 'homeless', I like to describe myself as 'home free'. I'm doing this intentionally."
- Matt Derrick
Hit play now and discover:

Why dumpster diving isn't as bad as it sounds
How Matt almost died train hopping
What intentional communities and gatherings are
Matt's #1 budget travel tip that can work for any style of traveler
An inside look at hitchhiking across the USA
What it's like living on a boat for six months
What rubber tramping
And much more!

Some pictures from Matt's adventures

Resources from the show

Slingshot Calendar

WWOOF International

Squat The Planet

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How To Use Airbnb To Make Money and See The World with “The Traveling Dutchman” Jasper Ribbers


Wed, Sep 17, 2014


Grab Youu Free Guide: 5 Simple Ways To Save Money On Airbnb
Want to know how to fund your travels with your current home without spending a penny?
Airbnb is a game changer, and now you can learn how to use this service to become location independent.
Jasper Ribbers, aka The Traveling Dutchman, is the author of "Get Paid For Your Pad – How To Maximize Profits From Your Airbnb Listing.

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In this incredibly actionable travel podcast interview, he shares the nitty-gritty details of how you can use your pad to make money while you travel the world.
All of Jasper's hard earned secrets are here. Hit play on the player at the top of this post now, and you'll discover:

Step by step instructions that will teach you how to turn your place into a money making machine
Why you should use Airbnb over other options and the big difference between airbnb and the hotel experience
The first thing you should do when you are getting you home ready to list
How to maximize the profits you can earn while keeping your guests happy
Systemizing your airbnb business so you can enjoy traveling instead of spending time managing your property
Why it's important to treat airbnb like your business
Insider tips on negotiating both as a traveler and a host
How to protect yourself and your space
Handling problems with guests and Jasper's recent horror story (hint: it involves an animal!)
How to build an incredible reputation within airbnb so guests will be begging to stay with you
And much more!

This episode is loaded with juicy insider information. Listen now.
Resources mentioned in this show:

The Traveling Dutchman

Get Paid For Your Pad – How To Maximize Profits From Your Airbnb Listing

Airbnb

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Finding A Quest That Can Change Your Life : An Interview With Chris Guillebeau


Thu, Sep 11, 2014


Bestselling author Chris Guillebeau is the youngest person ever to travel to every country in the world.

Yet this journey was small compared to his larger quest to help others change the world and live a remarkable life.
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Do you have some big 'crazy' idea, whether it be in business, travel or life, that you just can't shake?

Something keeping you up at night but just seems too insane to go after?

In his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, Chris shares what a quest is, why they are important and how you can go about finding the quest that will bring purpose into your life.

This inspiring travel podcast interview with Chris just might change your perspective on big ideas and audacious goals. Plus you can win a free copy of  the new book the week this podcast is live (details at the end of the show)!

During the interview you'll also learn:

What exactly a quest is and how it can change your life
The #1 thing that motivated Chris to pursue his quest to travel to every country in the world
The story of one man who walked in silence for 17 years
Common characteristics Chris sees among ‘questers’
Why you believing in your quest is the most important thing and how it will help you be successful
The importance of struggle and how it will give you confidence
Why Chris made more mistakes at the end of his quest to travel to every country of the world
How to combine travel with goal setting
The 3 things I learned from Chris that act as the foundational principles for all of my businesses
And much more!

What I find through travel is the sense of being alive. – Chris G

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Chris is the founder of the amazing World Domination Summit which is an event that helps people answer the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world? He also wrote 2 other bestsellers, The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity.

Main image by: Stephanie D. Zito
My Top 5 All-Time Favorite Pieces By Chris
A Brief Guide To World Domination

This free manifesto hit home for me at just the right time, and verbalized the things running through my head perfectly. It's a game changer.

Why Your Should Quit Your Job and Travel Around The World

If you are in a job you don't like and want to get out and see the world, enjoy this kick in the ass. You're welcome.

Loneliness

You'll hear why getting lonely is 'part of the job' as an independent traveler plus Chris shares how to channel loneliness into 2 positive responses.

The Floor and the Ceiling : How Much Money is Enough

A short and powerful way to reframe your approach to money.

When You're Happy You Don't Have To Tell Anyone

The title says it all but there's much more underneath. Read it, let it sink in then put it into action sometime. You might find yourself changed forever.

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You’re Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With Me


Thu, Sep 04, 2014


In May 2014 I participated in a 546 mile hitchhiking race around Scotland.

Want to come along?

Listen to this podcast and you'll be right next to me on this adventure.

Special thanks to Gary and the NOMADS Facebook group.

A few scenes from what you are hearing in this epsiode.

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Travelosophy and Adventures In New Zealand


Fri, Aug 29, 2014


Why is travel important to you?

In this travel podcast Nathaniel Boyle from the Daily Travel Podcast and I dive deep into the mental side of travel and why imagination may be the most important quality a traveler can possess.
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Along the way, Nathaniel shares his approach to travel, why the mindset of an explorer is key and how pushing past your comfort zone can lead to the most authentic travel experiences.
Any desire to do anything in your life is an opportunity to do it right now. - Nathaniel Boyle
You'll be shocked at what happened to Nathaniel after he trespassed on a farm in New Zealand. Give the show a listen now and you'll also learn:

How to a approach a trip mentally
Nathaniel's thoughts on 'authentic' travel
What an explorer mindset means and how it can help you
How to make bizarre experiences the new norm
Why curiosity is so important
And much more!

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Discovering Meaningful Work Through Travel


Fri, Aug 22, 2014


Ashley Holmer went to Africa as a soccer coach to help teach kids.

She left a year later with 20 acres of land in rural Tanzania and a commitment to build a school for underprivileged children.
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Ashley's journey from Oregon to Africa is nothing short of incredible.

In this show you'll learn:

How a simple trip can change your life forever
What Ashley did after being asked to build a school
Why education in rural areas is so important to the world
What life is like for a local in Tanzania who is denied education
Tips to help you with any fundraiser
Jobs and opportunities for you to help
And so much more!

Just follow your heart and do what you want to do, because there is a lot of fulfillment that can come from that.
-Ashley Holmer

Check out the Red Sweater Project.

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How you can help this week...

I'm donating $5 for every comment  we get from the caravan the week this podcast is live. Share your thoughts on the interview, why you think education is important or whatever inspires you about travel.

Leave a comment now and you'll be giving $5 to help educate kids in Tanzania!
Resources From The Show
Red Sweater Project

To get in touch with Ashley send her an email: ashley@redsweaterproject.org

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Stories From The Caravan Part 1 : Crazy Travel Tales


Thu, Aug 14, 2014


Do you love to hear crazy travel stories?

When the Zero To Travel podcast started, I had no idea it would bring together thousands of travelers from all over the world.

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Our incredible caravan of listeners has countless tales of their own to tell. That's why I'm thrilled to share the first installment of this new series:
"Stories from the Caravan"
In this episode you'll hear travel horror stories from Shawn, Amy and Ashley.

These strange tales from the road include turtles, roofies, long distance love and more. Don't delay...

Give the show a listen now.

Meet This Week's Story Tellers:
Amy
You can find Amy's work at Amy Hates Carrots.

She takes amazing photos too! Here is one:

Shawn
You can find Shawn's work at Lefty Scissor and you must check out this wild paper boat project.

Ashley
You can find culinary joy through Ashley's work at Grow Into Joy

Thanks Ashley, Amy and Shawn and of course to all of the listeners of this podcast.

If you haven't done so yet and you're feeling saucy, please take 2 minutes and leave an honest review on iTunes.

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Instigating Waves Of Change : An Interview With Srini Rao


Thu, Aug 07, 2014


"You're temporary circumstances are not your permanent identity" -Srini Rao
Srini thought he had a plan for his life, then he surfed a wave in Brazil.

After that everything changed.
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Here, the host of the uber-awesome Unmistakable Creative Podcast shares his story along with loads of advice for anybody looking to break free from their current situation or just start in a new direction.

Give it a listen now by hitting play and you'll discover:

How creating a new story for yourself can transform your life
The common thread that helps creatives succeed
Srini's advice on creating a business that allows you to travel
Why overnight successes do not exist
The importance of developing 'skills that are going to serve you down the road'
Why a finish line in life does not exist
And much more!

Check it out now by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post.
Links from the show
Umistakable Creative

Instigator Experience

The Art of Being Unmistakable

Skool of Life

People Mentioned In The Show

Mars Dorian

AJ Leon

Ashley Ambridge

Meg Warden
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As promised in the episode, here is a picture of my 'office' outside of Crested Butte, Colorado where I recorded the intro and outro for this show.

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Traveling The World In A Wheelchair : An Interview With Justin Skeesuck


Thu, Jul 31, 2014


"It's what you do that defines you, not your limitations." -Justin Skeesuck

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There are many modes of travel you can deicide to take.

Walking. Running. Biking.

Train. Plane. Automobile.

Hitchhiking.

The list goes on.

But what if you couldn't choose how you get around?

For Justin Skeesuck there is only one option...

Travel by wheelchair.

It certainly has its challenges but that doesn't seem to stop Justin. He's traveled all over the world, lived in Europe and seen more than most people have in a lifetime.

Recently Justin paired up with his best friend Patrick to complete the Camino De Santiago de Compostela (Way of St. James), a pilgrimage of over 500 miles in Spain.

In this gripping interview Justin shares his story and what it's like to travel the world in a wheelchair.

You'll hear:

How people in other cultures see disabled travelers
What it was like to hike over 500 miles on the Camino De Santiago in a wheelchair
When Justin lost the use of his legs and how he dealt with it
Why your mindset is so important to accomplishing any of your travel dreams
The logistics involved with wheelchair travel
Justin's philosophy of 'working with the problem' and how that can help you
What it's like to live in Italy and his unique experience on the ground
And so much more!...

My Favorite Quotes From Justin

On being disabled...
It's what you do that defines you, not your limitations.

I NEVER let it stop me.
On Travel...
I always had a passion for it (travel), I just needed to figure out a way to make it happen.

I just love meeting new people and that's the best part about it.
On the risks involved with disabled travel...
You just have to jump in and see how you come out on the other side.

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How To Combine Your Passions Into A Business When You’re A Multipotentialite


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Are you somebody who has multiple interests and passions (otherwise known as a 'multipotentialite')?
How would you feel if you could combine all of your passions into a real lifestyle business you can manage from anywhere in the world?

Location independent and a business you love (a double whammy of awesomeness)!

In this podcast Emilie Wapnick, author of Renaissance Business, breaks down how exactly to bring your passions together into a real business.

If you have ever considered creating a job that you will love while traveling the world, give this show a listen by hitting play on the bar underneath the photo at the top of this post.

Give it a listen now, and you'll learn:
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What a 'multipotentialite' is and why many travelers are multipods
The first steps you should take to figure out your passions and a business model that can support them
What an overarching theme can do for you and your business
How to not get stuck in the idea phase
What Emilie did to start her Renaissance Business
Why Richard Branson may be the greatest multipotentialite of all time
Emilie's thoughts on following your 'true calling'
What to do when you are having a hard time committing to a project or business
Productivity tips for location independents and digital nomads
How and why to connect with others who are further along than you
When to outsource
The #1 mistake Emilie made with her business and how you can avoid it
And so much more!

Resources From This Show
Puttylike.com

Renaissance Business

Nerd Fitness

Marketing For Hippies

Chris Guillebeau

Internet Business Mastery

Pomodoro Technique

Simon Sinek : Start With Why Talk Ted Talk

 

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How To Build A Tiny House


Fri, Jul 18, 2014


Want to learn how to build a tiny house like this?...

Do you wonder if having a tiny house is right for you?

Are you looking for some inspiration and advice from an experienced tiny house owner?

In June 2012, Ethan Waldman built his beautiful tiny house on wheels in his home state of Vermont.

In this travel podcast he shares his compelling story, reveals how this unique lifestyle can create more travel and freedom in your life and will help you to decide if building a tiny house is right for you.
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Ethan's wrote his book "Tiny House Decisions" to help others struggling with the common questions surrounding tiny houses.

Give this show a listen by hitting play on the bar underneath the picture at the top of this article.

In this show you will learn:

How to decide if having a tiny house is right for you
What the tiny house lifestyle is like
The #1 mistake people make when they are learning how to build a tiny house and how you can avoid it
What types of tiny houses exist and how to pick the one to match your lifestlye
Insurance issues around tiny houses
Why the current lack of regulations around tiny houses helps you
How many hours it takes to build a tiny house
Why Ethan built his tiny house on wheels
How much Ethan's house cost
How much Ethan pays monthly in bills now that his house is built
And so much more!

Leave a comment below now and share your thoughts on the show, your tiny house story or what you are think about tiny houses.
More Pictures of Ethan's Home

Resource from this show
Ethan's Tiny House Website
Ethan's Tiny House Community on Facebook
Tumbleweed Houses
Chris and Malissa Tack

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Where Should I Travel?


Thu, Jul 10, 2014


Have you ever asked yourself, "Where should I travel?"
It's a great problem to have for sure, but time and money are limited which can make it tough to decide.

In this podcast I share 7 things to help you decide where to go on your next trip.

Listen now and you'll discover:

When to travel when it's cheaper, great weather and there are less tourists around
How to reverse engineer your decision based on your interests
Why more expensive flights don't necessarily mean a more expensive trip
What time off can mean for your decision
Why your plans before or after your trip might decide the trip itself
The 10 day rule and how to apply it in your travel life
Why your bucket list might be the deciding factor (and why it may not be)
And much more!

Listen now by hitting play on the bar below the picture on top.

Love travel?

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Resources from this show

ITA Matrix
Kayak
Trees Water People
Iceland Air Free Stopovers

*photo courtesy of Denise Krebs on Flickr

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The Art of Charm For Travelers, Exploring North Korea and More


Thu, Jul 03, 2014


Do you love to meet other people when you are traveling?

One of the best parts about any trip is the people you meet along the way. These interactions create the memories that last a lifetime.
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Whether meeting people comes naturally or it makes you a nervous wreck consider this...

Creating authentic connections with others is a skill that you can build and utilize to enhance your entire travel experience.

Enter Jordan Harbinger.

At The Art of Charm Jordan teaches people how to use proven psychological principles to become masters of their social environments.

These same principles can be carried anywhere in the world, allowing you to truly connect with as many interesting people as you'd like on the road.

Additionally, Jordan leads groups to the mysterious nation of North Korea. Here he shares his stories from the ground in this little visited destination.

Kimberly Seltzer also joins us in this episode to offer the female perspective on travel, connecting, dating and plenty more.

In this podcast you'll discover:

How improving your skills in social dynamics can help any traveler
The difference between manipulation and persuasion
Why non-verbal communication is so important
What your body positioning during interactions tells others
Dating tips on the road
Why 'riding dirty' works better than having a clear agenda
What it is like to travel in North Korea
How social dynamic can save you money by helping you be a better negotiator
And heaps more!

Listen now!

Resources from the show

The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm Podcast

Elite Image Makeovers

How To Go To North Korea

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Hitchhiking: Myths, Facts and Beyond


Thu, Jun 26, 2014


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 hitchwiki.org, 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 hitchwiki.org.

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 hitchwiki.org, the best online resource for hitchhiking.

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How To Become a Roadie and See the World


Thu, Jun 12, 2014


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.
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Want to hear more podcasts that will help you travel the world on your terms?
Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio now.
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!

Want to help a friend learn how to become a roadie? Tweet this:

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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

Goldenvoice

Live Nation

CreativeMan

Full Sail

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Dave Sperling Talks ESL Cafe, Travel and Teaching English Abroad


Wed, Jun 04, 2014


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

CELTA

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How To Crush Your Pre Trip Anxiety


Thu, May 29, 2014


Let's face it, we can all get a bit stressed out before a trip, I'm certainly no stranger to pre trip anxiety.

I don't speak the language!
What will happen when I arrive in a foreign country?
Where will I stay?
What should I do about my money?
What if I do something that makes me look stupid?
And on and on...

In this episode I share some common anxieties, and things you can do to take away the worry. Practical tips are fairly straight forward but here we dive deep and discuss how to deal with your brain when it comes to stressing out about travel.

Listen to the show now:

You'll learn:

How to shift your mindset to eliminate pre-trip stress
What to prepare for when you arrive in a new country
Why acknowledging you will have issues while traveling is so important
What to do when you show up anywhere with no money
How to deal with language and communication issues
When to book accommodations in advance
Why worrying about your 'stuff' is overrated
The best luggage storage solutions on the road
And much more!...

Resources from the show
Point It : Traveler's Language Trip

This Please : The Tourists Picture Dictionary

The Wordless Travel Book

TravelSmart Adapter/Converter

Money Belt

Charles Schwab Free ATM fees Worldwide

SteriPEN

Platypus Water Bottle

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Jetlag and Juice Boxes


Thu, May 22, 2014


Laura and her husband took off on a 14 month around the world backpacking trip that got them hooked on travel.
Then they decided to get married and had a son.
No more traveling right?
WRONG!
In this episode Laura shares her thoughts on traveling and living abroad in Papau New Guinea with a little one in tow.
She crushes the myth that travel ends when family life begins..
Don't have kids? You may want them someday, and since you'll never stop loving travel you might as well give this a listen and see what's possible.
At the end she also shares her inside tips on how to break into travel writing.

You'll learn:

The best way to plan out time for your upcoming trip
How traveling with a kid is different but better in many ways
Why living in other cultiures impacts you as a parent
The biggest challenge when traveling with a kid and how to cope
Laura's take on immunizations
Advice on travel writing
How to pitch an article to get paid as a travel writer
The most important thing to review before submitting an article
And much more!

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Social Entrepreneurship and Life Out of the Box


Wed, May 14, 2014


Quinn and Jonathon were stuck in their cubicles in California discussing dreams of social entrepreneurship and adventure.

Slowly, they hatched a plan for this new life that involved not only travel, but a business that could help others.

One day they took action, quit their jobs, bought a one way ticket to Nicaragua and began their journey to create something meaningful.

Now, they are able to earn a living, travel their asses off AND most importantly, help kids in developing countries get school supplies.

Does it get any better than that? 

In this engaging podcast interview they share their incredible story.

Are you ready to get insanely inspired?

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to the podcast now by clicking play here:

Have you considered starting a social venture? Did you enjoy this interview? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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In this episode you'll learn...

What it takes to leave a job and start a social venture
How Quinn and Jonathon figured out what they wanted to do and how you can too
Why the "Fail Fast" method is so critical to your success
What happens when you share your goals
Why they choose a for profit vs non-profit type of venture
How indefinite travel can lead you down unexpected paths
What their biggest mistake was
Why they choose to create physical products
The importance of curiosity
And so much more!...

Resources and Links
Life Out of the Box 

LOOTB Store

Entrepreneur Magazine

Inc

Laguna De Apoyo, Nicaragua

-------------------------------------------------

Learn more about The Paradise Pack mentioned in this show.

 

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How To Stay Fit While Traveling


Thu, May 08, 2014


It can be a challenge to stay in shape while you are traveling. Between the delicious food, the constant moving around and lack of routine it can all be hard to keep up with.

Personal Trainer Danny Kavadlo has spent years on the road himself. Here he shares his professional advice to fellow travelers and crushes myths and excuses.

This episode is short and sweet. Listen by clicking play on the bar under the photo or
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In this episode Danny shares:

How to stay fit anywhere in the world
What movement patterns are and why to focus on them
The 3 things you should do to keep your body balanced
How to handle nutrition on road
Danny's basic rule for eating right
The simple formula for statying in shape
And more....

Resources
Dannythetrainer.com

dragondoor.com

 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Volunteering, A Free Global Volunteer Network And More


Wed, Apr 30, 2014


Trying to figure out what volunteer opportunity to choose can be a very confusing and difficult process. Finding volunteer projects on your own so you don't have to pay to volunteer is even more challenging.

How do you know that the organization is doing good work? Will the project be the right fit for you?

In this podcast episode, Shannon O'Donnell, author of The Volunteer Traveler's Handbook, shares the secrets on how to find ethical international volunteering opportunities to help you find your own perfect volunteer project at no cost anywhere in the world.

Shannon has been traveling the world and volunteering abroad since 2008. Give this interview a listen.  She shares incredibly actionable advice and tips on how to find and choose the right volunteer opportunity for you and what to expect.

Click play on the bar under the main picture to hear this podcast or:
Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes
Shannon also shares why she created her global volunteer network, Grassroots Volunteering, and how it can help you find the perfect project.

In this episode you'll discover:

How to avoid spending thousands of dollars and volunteer at no cost
What ethical volunteering means
How to decide what opportunities are right for you
Why researching beforehand is important
What questions to ask any organization to ensure they are a good to work with
How to show up anywhere in the world and find volunteer work
What makes you the 'Volunteer from hell" and how to avoid it
How spending money on regular services can be a form of volunteering
And so much more!...

Resources
Grassroots Volunteering - Free Global Volunteer Network

The Volunteer Travelers Handbook - The Ultimate Guide to Volunteering Abroad

Shannon's current volunteer work in Africa

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Location Independent Business : Work From Anywhere


Wed, Apr 23, 2014


Interested in building a location independent business?
Sean Ogle from Location180 is your man.

Being location independent simply means that you can work from anywhere in the world.

It can be the perfect type of business for travelers to start.

In this podcast Sean shares some key strategies and tips that can help newbies and established location independent entrepreneurs alike.

Want to build a location independent business around something you love while traveling the world?

Then you'll want to give this show listen. Just click play on the bar under the main picture.

In this episode you'll learn:

How uncertainty held Sean back and how he overcame it
Advice on leaving your job or pitching a 'remote work' agreement
The biggest struggle you'll have working for yourself
FInding mentors and when it's important
The single most important thing you can do today if you want to be location independent
Why setting small milestones is so important
Advantages and disadvantages on using your name vs. building a brand
Discover the next big trends in location independent business
Why starting a blog is critical to skill building and connecting
The proven framework of location independent business
How to freelance your skills
#1 place to find freelance work (Hint: It's OFFLINE)
How to navigate partnerships
The single most important thing you can do to get started today
And much more!

Resources
Location180 - Sean's Website

Moz.com Beginner's Guide To SEO

Cashvertising

Influence - Persuasion

Copyblogger - Copy Writing

oDesk and elance - For freelancing

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Riding 16,000 Miles Blind


Thu, Apr 17, 2014


Being legally blind didn't stop Tauru and Christi from traveling the world.
But that was just the beginning...

In 2012 the couple decided to purchase a tandem bicycle, pedal 16,000 miles from Ushuaia, Argentina to Alaska and inspire people with vision impairment along the way.

16,000 miles.

Legally blind.

On a tandem bicycle.

Just let that soak in for a minute.

Ready to hear their story?

Warning: This episode might make you question any doubts or fears you ever had. You may realize that anything is possible when you have the will to accomplish it.

Click the play bar below the picture on top and listen to this engaging podcast interview or:
Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes
In this episode you'll discover:

How Tauru and Christi are able to ride a bicycle while legally blind
Why going without a lot of information might be a better way to travel
How they saw their visual impairment as an advantage
The reason they were able to meet so many locals and spread their message organically
What they did to work around their blindness
One of the most amazing 'kindness' moments along their journey
Why looking at the positives and avoiding the fears is essential
When avoiding certain areas is a smart strategy
And heaps more...

This episode will make you want to take off tomorrow due to Tauru and Christi's infectious positive attitude. Give it a listen now!

Resources from the show

Two Blind To Ride - Tauru and Christi's website

Adventure Cycling Association

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Adventure Cycle Touring Guide


Thu, Apr 10, 2014


If you want the skills to bike anywhere in the world let this episode be your adventure cycle touring guide.
Ethan and Dan break down adventure cycling essentials for newbies. It's loaded with insights, practical tips and gear recommendations that you can only learn by putting rubber to cement. (Listen to other Zero To Travel podcasts here or subscribe on iTunes) Just click on the play button under the photo at the top of this post. Bookmark this page for reference if it helps. After listening you'll be completely prepared and fired up to hit the road.
In this episode , and you'll learn:

How much gear costs and what you can expect to spend on a cycle tour
What types of bikes to consider and how to get going on the cheap (without sacrificing comfort)
The pros and cons of trailers and panniers
How the weight and location of your load affects your ride and what to consider
Why google docs is the perfect tool for planning group adventures (hint: this is the perfect solution for any trip!)
What you need to protect your body
The one creature comfort you simply can't live without on a cycling tour
Options for traveling with your bike
How to do it on the cheap
And oh so much more!

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Resources
Adventure Cycling Association

Warm Showers - A community for touring cyclists and hosts

Bike Flights - Shipping solutions for your bike

Cloud Coach - 'Tiny Services' for Entrepreneurs

Ethan's Tiny House Facebook Page

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Independent Travel Gold With Graham Hughes


Thu, Apr 03, 2014


One man, every country, no flights...when it comes to Independent Travel Graham Hughes has done it all.
He holds the Guinness World Record for being the only man on earth to accomplish this feat of travel strength. Not only that, he did it on a shoestring budget. It took him 4 wild years, and I guarantee you'll be surprised to hear what he has to say about his epic adventure.

(To hear the interview click play on the bar under the main picture above) or...
Subscribe to the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes
 

In this episode Graham shares not only tales from his adventures, but priceless advice that can help any independent traveler navigate the world safely and on a small budget. If you are the type of person that likes to improve your travel skills, you won't want to pass this up.

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Listening to this interview is like plugging into the Matrix and downloading some of the most valuable independent travel tips you've ever heard. Graham shares so many crazy stories then about 25 minutes in we get into the actionable advice and tips. It's pure travel gold.
In this episode you'll learn:

How creating a story can be the single most important ingredient to accomplishing any travel goals.
Techniques Graham used to travel the world on a shoestring budget of just $100/week
Strategies you can utilize to avoid paying bribes worldwide
What he carried in his 'secret pouch' and how this single tip can keep you safe out on the road.
How to add another layer of safety while traveling, this is huge!
Where to keep expensive electronics on the road and how to hide your personal possessions in plain site
Graham's two mobile phone technique that got him out of prison in Congo (Hint: This one idea could easily save your ass in a sticky situation)
One simple trick to save on a nights accommodation, just this one tip is worth the time investment to listen.
Graham's high and low points
And so much more...

Resources From the Show
The Odyssey Expedition - Highly Recommended! This is where Graham recorded all of his adventures during his around the world journey.

Graham's personal website

Water Aid Charity - Help by Donating to Graham's Campaign

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Travel the World and Live for Free With International House Sitting


Thu, Mar 27, 2014


If you would love to travel the world and stay everywhere for free, then this episode on international house sitting is for you!
Nat and Jodi from internationalhousesitting.com have traveled all over the world and lived for free in places like Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, France and America.

In this podcast they share the inside secrets you need to launch or level up your house sitting career.

You'll learn insanely useful stuff that only comes from experience.

Hit the play bar now and discover:

How anybody can get into house sitting regardless of experience or age
Why setting a strong intention is so important
One idea that can get you started right away, and why this is more important than the how's
Why you may have already been a house sitter and how that can help you land your first house sitting gig
When house sitting is like getting a job
The key platform you need to know to travel and house sit
Best practices for writing your profile on house sitting websites that will land you the best spots
How to create an email subject header that will help you grab your dream house sit
Nad and Jodi's recommended perfect amount of time to commit to a house sit
The single most important part of choosing a house sitting job
Why house sitting makes you a local
And so much more...

Resources from the show
Nat and Jodi's website International House Sitting

TrustedHouseSitters.com

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Shamans, Solo Travel and a Healing Path


Thu, Mar 20, 2014


Can solo travel or any type of extended journey be a path to deep personal healing?
What you'll hear in the podcast may surprise you.

Singaporean filmmaker Malika went on a solo travel journey through Europe and South America for 3 years, ending up deep in the Peruvian jungle with Shamans and an experience with a controversial alternative medicine.

After leaving the jungle she'd never be the same.

After hearing this interview you may not be either. There are great insights here that any traveler can take away.
Support Malika's film on indiegogo before April 1st 2014!
In this episode you'll learn how Malika's journey lead to her healing. You'll also discover:

How slowly pushing past your comfort zone can be a great path to bigger adventures
Malika's childhood secret which lead her on this solo travel journey
Why travel may be the greatest education you can get
What it's like to go through a spiritual ritual in the Peruvian jungle
How Malika's trip lead to the discovery of her purpose and how it can do the same for anybody
Why being open leads to a more organic travel experience
And much more...

It's a powerful interview. I hope you enjoy it.

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Notes from the show
Arkayana: A Healing Journey Into the Amazon on indiegogo

Malika on Facebook and her website La Loca Colectiva

What is Ayahuasca

The Busking Project

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An Interview With Wandering Earl


Thu, Mar 13, 2014


Wandering Earl has been traveling for 5000+ days straight!
Earl's travel experience is vast, yet he seems to treat each experience as if it's his first day on the road.

In this show Earl shares how to work on a cruise ship....but this podcast has oh so much more.

One short story from this show involves Earl's run in with the Taliban while traveling through Pakistan.

You won't want to miss this.

There are some golden nugget in this interview so give it a listen. Hit the play button under the photo above now, sit back, relax and soak in this show.
In this episode you'll learn:

The one thing that would have made Earl quit traveling a long time ago
How Earl has been able to afford traveling for over a decade
How Earl wiggled his way out of a sticky situation with the Taliban (stay tuned until the end for this story!)
Why a traveler's attitude dictates their interactions and the importance of staying open
What got Earl wandering years ago and how he hustled to stay on the road in the beginning
Why getting out on the road is better than researching online and the reason it creates countless work opportunities
If cruise ship jobs are right for you
How to work on a cruise ship
Where to apply for cruise ship jobs without spending money
The #1 thing to avoid when applying for cruise ship jobs
The most important thing cruise ships want to know and how it's different than applying for a 'regular job' on land
What cruise ship jobs pay
Why studying before your interview can be the best thing you can to do land the job
The upside of living in Bucharest, Earl's current temporary home
And so much more...

You can also subscribe to this show in iTunes

Earl nailed this and provide so much great info, give him some love by tweeting this

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Resources from this show
Wandering Earl

Work on a Cruise Ship (Earl's book)

Wandering Earl Tours

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Hike the Appalachian Trail With Zero Experience


Thu, Mar 06, 2014


Want to learn how to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) with no camping, hiking or wilderness experience?
Jeff Chow mapped the entire Appalachian Trail for Backpacker magazine. Before he hiked 2000+ miles he had virtually no wilderness camping experience.

If you are ready to feel the freedom of the trail and learn how a long distance hike on the AT can change your life you'll want to hit play on the bar (below the top picture) and give this exciting episode a listen.

Jeff's story will empower any aspiring distance or thru hiker to conquer their fears and live out their dreams of hiking the AT no matter how little time you've spent sleeping under the stars.

[Tweet "Loved this #podcast on how  to #hike the Appalachian Trail with zero experience http://zerototravel.com/podcast/hike-the-appalachian-trail/"]
In this engaging podcast you'll learn:

How a simple contest scored Jeff a dream job, hiking the AT and getting paid to map it
Why starting any club or group is an incredible way to start living your dreams, and why limited experience shouldn't stop you
The strategy for hiking the AT safely
How the simplicity of life on the trail can change you
Why the Appalachian Trail is safer and easier than other distance trails
What the community is like on a long distance hike
The social side of the trail and what it is like to travel on foot in rural America
A first hand account of trail life
And so much more...

Resources from this show include:
Jeff Chow online

Backpacker Magazine's Appalachian Trail Resource Area

Whiteblaze.net - A comprehensive resource for the AT

*All Photos Courtesy of Jeff Chow

 

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How To Trade For A Free House In Hawaii


Thu, Feb 27, 2014


Warning: This episode may transform what you think is possible.
Micheal Wigge started with a partially eaten apple, traded one thing for another while traveling through 14 countries and ended up with a house in Hawaii!

No joke.

He bartered his way to paradise and in this interview shares not only his story, but insider secrets on how you can trade for anything anywhere in the world.

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His book How To Barter For Paradise tells the whole story. In the past Michael also traveled the world the zero money.
In this episode you'll discover:

Bartering tactics that work anywhere in the world
How you can trade anything to travel for free
Why Michael went sledding in India
How sharing your story can get you things help you would never imagine possible
What I traded for Michael on the spot
Michael's most difficult trade
When bartering should be considered
And so much more...

Here's what Michael traded me during this episode

 

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Travel With Intention And Be A Local Everywhere


Thu, Feb 20, 2014


If you want to travel with intention and learn to know the places you visit on a deeper level, give this show a listen.
Chris Yager, founder of Where There Be Dragons has helped thousands of students over 20+ years by providing experiential education programs in developing countries.

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In this show Chris shares his one of a kind perspective on a variety of topics that will get you thinking, and may even change some of the ways you travel.  You'll hear:

How travel can act as a tool for self exploration
What the torvex is and why to avoid it
The right question to ask to seek out the secrets of any town, city or neighborhood
Where to go to get immersed in the local scene
How getting lost in a safe container can be an important strategy
Why local guides are such a great on the ground resource
Chris' technique for meeting locals and getting invited over for dinner with strangers
The importance of choosing the right perspective when things go sour
How taking time off to travel can change your life
And so much more!

* photo courtesy of thomaswanhoff 

 

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Getting Farm Work in Australia and New Zealand


Fri, Feb 14, 2014


Getting farm work in Australia and New Zealand can be as easy as just showing up.

While traveling through Vietnam I crossed paths with a fantastic Irish couple, Becky and David.

In this episode you'll hear their on the ground experience and learn how they've been traveling for 3 years, earning money on farms and spending that money on backpacking trips through Southeast Asia, one of the most affordable pockets of the world for travelers.

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If you're looking for a way to kickstart your travels in this area of the world, give this episode a listen. You may discover this is your ticket to traveling paradise.

To listen to this episode simply hit play on the bar below the photo at the top of this post.
In this show you'll learn:

Which visa you'll need to work on farms, and how to do it without a visa
The 2 best resources for farm work online
What to say to snag a good job
Why working on a farm is a great way to make friends with fellow travelers
How much you can earn in salary on a farm
Why farm work is a great way to save money
And much more....

Resources
Harvest Trail

Gumtree

Working Holiday Visa New Zealand

Working Holiday Visa Australia

*photo courtesy of Jeff P , check out his work on Flickr.

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Walking Across America


Thu, Feb 06, 2014


Have you ever thought about walking across america or taking off on another type of epic adventure?
Whether you are planning an extended walk, hike, bike, backpacking trip, or a longer unique journey anywhere in the world, this show will give you the tools and inspiration you need to get started and succeed in your next travel quest.

To hear this or any podcast subscribe in iTunes or simply click play on the bar above (just under the picture) to hear this episode now.

In this podcast episode Nate Damm shares his story about his 7+ month long walk across the USA, and in the process reveals many hard earned secrets that will help you to not only plan, but also follow through with any big journey you want to take.

Stick around until the end (around 35 minutes and 45 seconds) and Nate will share 2 key pieces of advice that will surely help you push through and commit to any upcoming trip.

[Tweet "Just listened to the @zerototravel podcast about walking across america with @whereisnate. http://zerototravel.com/podcast/walking-across-america/ "]
In this episode you'll learn:

How Nate left behind his 'regular' life (9-5 job, bills, apartment, etc) to go on the walk and ideas for making any long trip affordable.
Why becoming a minimalist before your travel can help you transition to a life on the road.
What 3 years of wandering travel does to relationships with friends and family, the good and the bad and how travel can actually strengthen important ones.
Top tips for sleeping anywhere outside in both rural and urban areas and which houses to avoid.
Techniques for breaking down any long quest and making it doable.
Nate's lowest point on the walk and how he pushed through.
How social media can help you on any journey.
And so much more...

Want to discover new ways you can explore the planet no matter what your situation?

Join the ZTT community for insider tips (just go to the home page and enter your info) and you can also subscribe to the Zero To Travel podcast on iTunes.

Show links

How  To Walk Across America Guide by Nate Damm kindly provided for free by Nate.

Nate's website and facebook page

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Creating Adventures and Pushing Limits


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


Rob Greenfield has a unique way of traveling.
Instead of following the rules, he makes his own.

Rob's adventures and the 'rules' surrounding them align with his core values because he creates them. You may want to do the same after listening to this podcast.

To listen now simply hit play on the bar above this post.

I think you'll agree that Rob's journeys are anything but ordinary.

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In this inspiring episode you'll learn:

How creating 'rules' around your adventures can turn travel into an art
The strategies Rob will use to make his way home with no money from Panama to San Diego, CA
Secrets to traveling with absolutely zero money or possessions
The techniques Rob used to bike across America and create less trash than an average American does in one day
What handstands are worth in Mexico
How the share economy can get you anything you need on the road
What other forms of currency besides money can do for you
Why Rob's hardest moments made him a better person and what hardship can teach you
And much more....

Can't get enough about traveling?

Subscribe to the Zero To Travel podcast on iTunes.

Links from this show

Rob's website - robgreenfield.tv

How to make money for travel with the Share Economy

Couchsurfing

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The Skinny On Travel Tech


Thu, Jan 23, 2014


Looking for the best travel tech options for your next trip?
Dustin Main from Too Many Adapters breaks down technology essentials for people on the go. From apps to smartphones, cameras and much more, this podcast will cover everything you need for a trip anywhere in the world.

Digital fiends and minimalists alike will take away key insights from this episode.

Give it a listen by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post!

In this episode you'll discover:

The reason Dustin hikes in a dress and why you should consider it too
Tips on how to prevent your travel technology from interfering with your travel experience
Why creating rules around your travel technology is a good idea
Techniques for connecting to WIFI anywhere in the world
How you can store and back up your important travel photos automatically for free
The best smartphones and cameras for traveling
How to protect your sensitive data on the road
And much more...

[Tweet "Just listened to the @zerototravel podcast with @dustinmain. Into travel tech? Check this out."]

Resources from this episode:

WIFI

Connectify

Data Protection

5 Reasons You Should Use a VPN While Traveling

Witopia

Photo

Picassa
Snapseed ios
Snapseed Android
Canon G16
Sony RX100 II
Nokia 1020

Speaking of photo, in addition to being one knowledgeable and nice dude, Dustin is an award winning travel photographer.

Check out these beauties and see more of his work at DustinMain.com

Apps

Trail Wallet

Trip It Travel Planner

Trip Saver

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How to Become a Digital Nomad


Thu, Jan 09, 2014


Want to take off, travel the world, and learn how to become a digital nomad creating your own income on the fly?
What traveler doesn’t love the idea of wandering the planet while doing something they love?

Well, that’s exactly what Rob and his wife Mish did back in March of 2012.

Starting with zero plan, they took off for 6 months abroad and haven’t looked back.

Now they riff about it on makingitanywhere.com, share practical advice on being an ‘anywhereist’ and teach others about running businesses while exploring new places all over the world.

In this interview, Rob provides gets into the nuts and bolts of being a digital nomad in today’s world.

Give it a listen by hitting play on the bar at the top of this post!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Why having fun is the most important part of starting a business
How Rob and Mish made the leap from ‘regular job’ to full time travel
How making a small commitment to travel can lead to longer trips and bigger things
Rob dishes on getting inspired by travel and why you need to start a blog
How Rob’s podcast Propertygeek.net became the UK’s #1 business podcast
Rob’s two tracks to starting a globetrotting business
Thoughts on running a non-digital bricks and mortar business from the road
And much more...

Resources from this episode:

Makingitanywhere.com

Mortifiedcow.com

Rob and Mish's digital nomad forum

Lifestyle Business Podcast 

Airbnb

Coffitivity  - Cafe anywhere app

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Your Travel Hacking Guide : An Interview With Trav From EPOP


Thu, Dec 26, 2013


If you're looking for a travel hacking guide, and love the idea of earning unlimited free travel give this show a listen!
Click play on the bar above to listen to this show right now or check out the Zero To Travel Podcast on iTunes

In under 60 minutes Trav from Extra Pack of Peanuts condenses hundreds of hours of research into an easily digestible travel hacking pill.

Listen to this interview right now and you'll be well on your way to expert status.

I've been earning free travel via travel hacking for over 15 years and I still walked away from this interview with new knowledge, ideas and insights that hadn't occurred to me.

This episode is packed wall to wall with actionable advice on earning free travel. Don't miss it.
Here are just a few things you'll discover:

How Trav got into travel hacking and went from zero to 1 million frequent flyer miles in 2 years
The ‘cardinal sin’ Trav committed before he learned about travel hacking and how you can easily avoid it
How many hours it takes to become a travel hacking guru (hint: the time investment can pay off ten fold)
How to get into travel hacking without getting travel rewards credit cards
Learn about the 2 major airline alliances and how you can use miles from one airline on another airline to go wherever you want
Trav's favorite travel rewards credit cards and how large bonuses work
Why the minimum spend should not deter you from earning large credit card reward bonuses
How to use Amazon payments to pay off your minimum spend requirements without spending an extra dime
Why authorizing your credit cards for other people to use may be a good strategy for you
Does travel hacking affect your credit score negatively? Trav gives us the scoop.
How multiple credit cards affects your credit score
Where to monitor your credit score
What ratio of cards to keep open or closed at any given time
How to get double points by applying for the business version of a rewards card (even if you don’t have a business)
What to do when you are denied for a card and how to call in and get approved
A secret loophole for getting into VIP airport lounges
Learn about ‘open jaws’ and ‘stopovers’ which help you earn additional free travel without using extra miles
The importance of starting with a travel goal in mind and why getting started immediately is so vital
And so much more...

What are you waiting for? Hit play on the bar at the beginning of this post, listen to the interview and get your mind blown.

If you liked the show please subscribe on iTunes and pretty please leave a review! I'll keep pumping out useful content to help you go wherever you want.
Helpful links from the show:
How to use Amazon Payments to meet the minimum spend

6 Rules to Crush Your Reconsideration Phone Call

The Majic Bus : An American Odyssey by Douglas Brinkley

Credit Karma

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The Real WWOOF Experience : An Interview With Raphi


Sun, Dec 08, 2013


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Want an inside look at the WWOOF experience without the sugar coat?
Ready for the pure uncensored truth about what it's really like working on organic farms all over the world?

Then this podcast episode is for you.

I was lucky enough to have a chat with Raphi from Dirty Vagrant. She has WWOOF'ed in Europe, Africa and many other places all over the world.

During the show, Raphi provides some ridiculously useful advice that can help any current or newbie WWOOFer.
In this episode you'll learn:

What types of organic farms to work on and how to find the best farm stays
What happened to Raphi when she was stranded in a village in Ghana with a man named Bongo and the worst WWOOF experience she had
The #1 red flag you need to be aware of when choosing farms to volunteer on
Why staying on farms for longer periods of time makes for a better WWOOF experience
How to WWOOF with and without a visa
Why setting clear expectations before you arrive to a farm is so important
Why actually being interested in farming is so vital
And much more....

Go ahead and give it a listen. And if you enjoyed it, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Know a friend interested in WWOOFing, share this with them on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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“I Want To Teach English Abroad!” How To Get Started With Zero Experience


Tue, Nov 26, 2013


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Have you ever said to yourself,
"I want to teach english abroad!"?
Now's your chance to soak up 10 years of insider knowledge in one short podcast.

Even if you have already been an english teacher abroad, this session will help you learn how to discover the best job opportunities, negotiate better accommodations, earn higher pay and much more.

I was so excited to meet up with John Bursey while crashing at the Lotus Lodge, a sweet little Oasis of a hostel just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

John has been teaching English all over the world for nearly 10 years, most recently in Cambodia.

In under 30 minutes John provides a ridiculous amount of hard earned knowledge and practical advice teaching you the essentials of not only getting a job teaching English, but how to find the best ones.

Seriously, give this show a listen. It will save you a tremendous amount of time on research, eliminate years of mistakes and guide you to the perfect job teaching english abroad, even if you have zero experience.
In this session you'll learn:

Why just getting started in the most important thing you can do
Where you can teach english abroad with no experience
How to get a teaching job in Cambodia within 2 weeks like John did
How to present yourself on your resume to increase your chances of finding work
Why deciding your goals beforehand is vitally important
How far in advance to start planning if you are lining up a job
Why researching certain visas is critical and the timelines you must be aware of
What questions to ask schools during your phone interview
A variety of key questions to ask that can set you up for a great experience and job
How to negotiate a better salary and place to live
Why speaking to a foreign teacher at each school you apply to is the #1 thing you should do
Why this may be the worst job in the world for some people (a good thing to learn before committing!)
How to earn income on the side
And heaps more….

Resources
Dave's ESL Cafe 

Top 10 Places For Teaching English Abroad

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Long Distance Hiking Masters


Mon, Nov 18, 2013


(photo from left: Estero, Don't Panic, Papa Smurf, Soft Walker, Turbo, Unknown)
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Have you ever had the urge to leave it all behind and go long distance hiking?
Living for months out on the trail and getting reconnected with nature is a dream come true for many people.

Although a long distance hike itself can be physically and emotionally challenging, figuring out how to find the time and money to go on this type of adventure is not as hard as you think.

In the summer of 2013, en route from Taos, NM to Boulder, Co. I pit stopped in Salida, CO. A small, and disgustingly charming mountain town.

Salida (pronounce Sa-Lie-Dah) packs gorgeous Colorado scenery, and an in town whitewater course. This gem of a place lacks pretension and maintains a somewhat gritty, off the beaten path feel. Needless to say, on a beautiful summer day, it's hard to resist.

Which is why is was an easy decision to spend the night at the Simple Lodge & Hostel, crack a Dale's Pale Ale and relax.

What I didn't know at the time was that the hostel was packed with a small group of some of the most accomplished hikers in the country.

Enter Estero, Soft Walker, Don't Panic, Turbo and Papa Smurf, five hikers who were on a break from hiking the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada and spending the night.

As if this weren't enough, most of them had also completed the 'Triple Crown', which means they have already hiked the 3 main long distance hikes in the USA, a combined 8000+ miles of trail walking!

To put this accomplishment in perspective, it's been said that fewer people have completed the triple crown than have gone to outer space.

Salida is located just off of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and this group of thru hikers were taking a rest day in town.

Thankfully, they agreed to a group interview to share their expertise on long distance hiking.

You may have to crank up the sound as the interview was recorded in the backyard of the hostel which was not optimal sound wise, but trust me, the knowledge of tens of thousands of trail miles packed into this podcast is well worth a listen.
In this session you'll learn:

How to structure your life to accommodate the thru hiking lifestyle. (Hint: this essential advice go work for any experience driven lifestyle choice)
How much a 4-6 month hike will cost and specific ideas on how to raise the funds so you can start your quest
Long distance hiking subculture, social life in the wilderness, trail names, trail angels, zero days and other terms to know
The one piece of equipment that can save your life
How to put your career on the side and make hiking the priority instead of the other way around
The two best 'shorter' long hikes to take if you have limited time but want a real thru-hiking experience
How to minimize your life for the trail
What a 'shakedown hike' is and why you should consider doing at least one

Resources
Whiteblaze  (Resource for the Appalachian Trail)
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (AT resource)
Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCT resource)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDT resource)
Long Trail Vermont
John Muir Trail
Trail Life by Ray Jardines
SPOT Personal Locator Beacon

Other recommended reads

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (story about a solo female journey on the PCT, highly recommended)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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Start a Travel Event Photography Business


Wed, Nov 13, 2013


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Do you dig photography?
What if you could get paid to shutter snap your way around the planet?

I’m very excited to bring you the very first session of the Zero To Travel podcast. This session we focus on turning your photography into a travel based business.

We’re talking traveling event and commercial photography with pro photographer and creative live on air host Ari Shapiro.

Get ready to take what you love, and mix in heaps of exotic travel because we are cooking up a delicious lifestyle that will put you out on the road with your lens in no time.
In this interview, Ari drops some serious knowledge nugs including:

Why it’s important to take pictures everyday
How to turn your 5-9 passion into a 9-5 business
Why niches are so important in photography
Ideas for trading pictures for travel
Where to sell your pictures for profits right away
The difference between taking photos and making photos
How to make launching a photo business affordable without blowing crazy cash on expensive equipment
How to get started shooting at events all over the country
and much more…

Ari, spent years as a traveling roadie in event marketing (which I’ll cover in another episode) and figured out how to break into photography. Now it’s your turn.
Resources from this session
Creative Live (education)
Kelby Training (education)
Lynda (education)
Alex Koloskov (advice)
Lens Rentals (equipment)
Borrow Lenses (equipment)
Paul Bannick (nature and bird photography)
Hoot Suite (manage social media)
Sell Media (wordpress plugin to help you sell your photos)
Smug Mug (store, share and sell photos)
Squarespace (build an inexpensive, nice looking website)
Chase Jarvis (inspiration, education, advice)

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