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Rank #23 in Places & Travel category

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Helping you travel the world on your terms no matter what your situation or experience.

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Helping you travel the world on your terms no matter what your situation or experience.

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Keep up the great work Jason! I love this podcast, makes my long commute to work much more bearable.

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I am just looking for ideas on travel thanks Jason!

iTunes Ratings

420 Ratings
Average Ratings
341
37
16
15
11

Love it!

By Mkk32 - Oct 30 2019
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Keep up the great work Jason! I love this podcast, makes my long commute to work much more bearable.

Good stuff

By BadgerBaba - Aug 04 2019
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I am just looking for ideas on travel thanks Jason!
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Zero To Travel Podcast

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Helping you travel the world on your terms no matter what your situation or experience.

Rank #1: When Should You Go “All In” On Something?

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In this episode, you’ll hear from Christopher Mitchell (from Traveling Mitch) who went "all in" on his passion project of starting a professional travel blog.  In this show, you'll discover how he did it, how he got into travel, and how his overseas experiences have shaped him.  Listen now to get some new perspectives and valuable travel tips!

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #2: Top 32 USA Cities For Travelers

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

Apr 19 2016

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Rank #3: Top 24 World’s Cheapest Destinations: Part One

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What are some of the World's cheapest destinations?

I hope your bucket list isn’t too set in stone, because after listening to this episode, you are going to want to reorder it. You are going to be tempted to add a whole bunch of things to it as you hear about the World’s Top 24 Cheapest Destinations (today is part one).

Who doesn't love wanderlust? I have a feeling you are going to get very excited today when you hear from my guest Tim Leffel. He helps people find the cheapest places to travel and THE best places around the world to live or base yourself (for less).

Check out his award winning website and travel writing at The Cheapest Destinations Blog. He is also the author of A Better Life For Half The Price – an outstanding resource and quite an entertaining book.

Let's get right into it!

You'll Learn:
  • How to recognize “cheap destinations” for your lifestyle
  • The easiest place to hang out as a tourist without getting a residency visa
  • How to find the right balance between foreigners and the local culture
  • Where to find the retirement capital of South America (for foreigners)
  • The best resource for buying real estate internationally
  • One of the best places to stay for 6 months every year (on a tourist visa)
  • Where to find the cheapest food, booze, and rent in Latin America
  • What European city has the most places where you'd say “I could live here”
  • Where to find cheap skiing in Eastern Europe
  • The place to find the best wine in Europe that you’ve never heard of
  • One of the cheapest places to buy real estate in the world
  • Where Americans can stay an entire year on a tourist visa
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Ready for more Zero To Travel Podcasts? Head over to the archives now!

Jan 17 2018

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Rank #4: Making Sense of Cents: Personal Finance and Travel + Is This The Best time EVER to Travel?

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Is it easy making sense of cents?

Is this the best time ever to build your life around travel?

Today you'll get advice on the following:

  • Should you pay off all of your debts before traveling?  And what order should they be paid off in?
  • If you own a home and want to travel long term, should you sell it or rent it out?
  • What are the best ways to save money for travel and still pay all your bills?

Please welcome Michelle Schroeder-Gardner to the show. She runs the personal finance lifestyle blog, Making Sense of Cents, and she’s running it while living on the road in an RV.  She's here to share her advice and help you get your head around your own finances....so you can have more of that green to travel the world!

Plus You'll Learn:
  • The best way to save money for traveling
  • The true cost of living on the road
  • Top tip to pace your spending for a year or more
  • How to extend your travel budget even further
  • Advice on health insurance for the traveler
  • What makes RV life much easier
  • How to never run out of new ideas
  • And so much more
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Be sure to head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

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Aug 15 2017

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Rank #5: 2018 Guide To Cheap Flights + How To Travel When You Work Full Time

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How do you find time to travel when you are working a full-time job?

Plus, how do you find a good cheap flight deal?

Tune in today to get some awesome tips and strategies from Jen Ruiz.  She is a lawyer who took 20 trips in 12 months last year while employed full time.  Learn how you can squeeze it all in and really get around to see the things you want to see.

Be sure to check out her new book, The Affordable Flight Guide: How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets and See the World on a Budget.  And learn how you can"fly for less and travel more" at Jen on a Jet Plane.

You'll Learn:
  • How to find the right work-travel balance for you
  • Benefits of solo travel
  • What can take you away from everything that you’ve ever known
  • Favorite method for getting cheap flights
  • How the non-traditional booking can save you money
  • How magical opportunities open up
  • Tips to adjust to extreme travel
  • The best ways to stretch your time
  • What can give you faith to put yourself out there
  • And so much more!
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Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel Podcasts!

Featured image courtesy of @jenonajetplane

Mar 14 2018

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Rank #6: How To Retire Early and Travel the World

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

Dec 06 2016

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Rank #7: Top 20 Most Beautiful Places We've Been In The World: Part One

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Where are some of the most beautiful places in the world?

Where have you been?

My biz partner, good buddy, and host of Extra Pack of Peanuts, Travis Sherry stops by to share his top most beautiful places he's been in the World.

We broke up the Top 20 Most Beautiful Places We've Been In The World into two podcasts. In this episode (Part One), you'll hear each of our rankings (#10 to #6) of the most beautiful places we've ever been in the world. Head over to the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast (for Part Two) to get each of our Top (#5 to #1) most beautiful places in the world that we've been to.

Plus, we break down the Top 16 Beautiful Places We’d Like To Go over on the Location Indie Podcast.

This is going to be fun!

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to relive your travel experiences
  • Where to find a magical experience (you didn't expect to have)
  • One of the most beautiful places on earth
  • Where you can take a cable car up a mountain
  • A place to fall in love with hiking
  • One of our favorite places on the planet
  • Where worldly colors come out of the earth
  • And so much more!
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For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, be sure to head over to the archives now!

Sep 26 2017

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Rank #8: A Solo Travel Lovefest

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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!

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!
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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

Sep 29 2016

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Rank #9: My Life As An "Illegal" Immigrant With Maria Amelie

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Today, you’ll hear Maria Amelie’s incredible story and how her illegal stay in Norway became a public event, which eventually led to the creation of a new law.  Plus, learn about the future of global migration and the important role that entrepreneurship can play.

Please head over to zerototravel.com for the full show notes.

Oct 15 2019

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Rank #10: Top 10 Places We’re Dying To Go Back To (And Why)

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What is one place you've been that you are dying to go back to?

Do you feel connected to a place after just one visit?

Today you are in for the first of many coffee chats. My wife Anne Dorthe and I break down our Top 10 places we're dying to go back to....

It was hard to count down from 5 to 1 (for each of us) and we took it very seriously. You might get some good laughs, some reflections on travels, and maybe some ideas on places you might want to visit.

You'll also hear some honorable mentions as there are so many places that could be on the list.

Tune in now and think about where you'd like to return. Hope you get excited to start planning some adventures!

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

Jul 31 2018

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Rank #11: Random Travel Jobs, Digital Nomading and Slow Travel with Hannah Dixon

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Tune in now to hear about the reality of the digital nomad lifestyle from Hannah Dixon.  She's been a digital nomad for the last 5 years and can help you travel the world!  

Learn about slow travel, ways to extend your travels indefinitely, getting started as a location independent virtual assistant, random travel jobs, and so much more. 

Please head over to zerototravel.com for the full show notes.

Happy New Year!

Jan 01 2019

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Rank #12: Southeast Asia Travel: Getting Off The Banana Pancake Trail

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Tune in now to get tips and info around your next Southeast Asia travel adventure. 

Nikki Scott from Southeast Asia Backpacker stops by to share the top experiences NOT to be missed in SE Asia, practical logistical questions around travel through SE Asia, how to get off the banana pancake trail, and much more.

Please head over to zerototravel.com for the full show notes.

Jan 22 2019

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Rank #13: Travel the World and Live for Free With International House Sitting

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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 ageWhy setting a strong intention is so importantOne idea that can get you started right away, and why this is more important than the how'sWhy you may have already been a house sitter and how that can help you land your first house sitting gigWhen house sitting is like getting a jobThe key platform you need to know to travel and house sitBest practices for writing your profile on house sitting websites that will land you the best spotsHow to create an email subject header that will help you grab your dream house sitNad and Jodi's recommended perfect amount of time to commit to a house sitThe single most important part of choosing a house sitting jobWhy house sitting makes you a localAnd so much more...

Resources from the showNat and Jodi's website International House Sitting

TrustedHouseSitters.com

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Mar 27 2014

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Rank #14: Top 10 Travel Wish List + How To Crush Your Bucket List

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

Mar 21 2017

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Rank #15: World Towning: 5 Years Of Full Time Travel

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Today you are in for a real treat as The World Towners visit my apartment in Oslo, Norway for an in-home interview.  Get some valuable information and tips about their full-time 5-year travel experience that you'll see how it could be possible for you.

Please head over to zerototravel.com for the full show notes.

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #16: Travel Grab Bag: A Roundtable Discussion

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

Jan 26 2016

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Rank #17: Price of Travel with Roger Wade

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What is the price of travel?

Today you are going to get the 'nitty gritty' on the price of travel.

You'll hear about:

  • Overcoming travel obstacles
  • Saving money on travel
  • Different ideas around what travel costs
  • The logistical practical stuff around money and travel

My guest today is the founder and editor in chief of Price of Travel- a database of travel costs in every major destination around the world. The site now features over 200 cities with information for each listing- accommodation, transportation, attraction, food and drink prices.

Please welcome Roger Wade to the show. He’s here to help you get the most travel bang for your buck.

Tune In To Learn:
  • How to create a lifestyle rather than just take a trip
  • Advantages of solo travel
  • What to do as a solo traveler to meet other people
  • The flexibility of budget airlines
  • How to get incredibly cheap deals for European train rides
  • Who is the best type of traveler for a city pass
  • Formula to gauge what a typical 'great day' will be like (for a traveler)
  • And so much more!
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For more Zero To Travel Podcasts, head over to the archives now!

Jun 13 2017

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Rank #18: Zero To Location Independent Challenge (Day 1)

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Do you want to learn the truth behind what it takes to go from Zero to Location Independent so you can do it too?

Grab the free guide at zerototravel.com/freedom

Today is Day 1 of the Zero to Location Independent Challenge.  Come along with me on this 5 part mini-series journey giving you the time and space to explore the whole idea of being location independent.

You'll get a trail map to start today and continue to learn and grow over the next 5 days. Trust the process and do it in a way that feels good to you.

Today you'll hear about about mindset and intention. Let's go Location Independent!

You'll Learn:
  • The benefits of location independence
  • How to start on the path toward location independence
  • Ways to banish all excuses forever
  • How to set your intention
  • The ideal day exercise
  • How to figure out what is holding you back (and how to persevere)
  • How to completely decimate excuses (and get rid of them)
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May 16 2017

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Rank #19: Travel Photography 101 with Travis Longmore

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

Apr 12 2016

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Rank #20: 3 years Alone On Foot : An Interview With Sarah Marquis

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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!
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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

Feb 09 2016

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What Does “Home” Mean For Nomads w/ Diego Bejarano Gerke

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What is "home"? If you are or were a digital nomad, where would you call home?

The idea of "home" is an interesting one because while I am from the US, I now live in Norway but I used to travel full-time so where would I call home. Today's guest is someone who was raised all over the world and now runs one of the most popular co-living & co-working entrepreneurial travel programs out there today, Diego Bejarano Gerke from Wifi Tribe. Diego helps like-minded adventurers, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and location-independent people be successful citizens of the world as they develop their businesses by learning from each other and create a constellation of friendships that can last a lifetime.

I am so excited to partner with HomeExchange.com who makes it possible to see the world without paying for accommodations. Make sure you listen to the entire podcast to get the promo code to save you some extra cash when you get your first exchange.

Don't forget to check out the full show notes with all the links discussed in today's show.

 Tune In To Learn:
  • 08:50 How Traveling Young Affects You Later In Life
  • 09:50 What Is The Norweigan Russefeiring (The Russ)?
  • 12:30 The Cultural Draws From Living In Multiple Places
  • 15:30 What Is "Home"?
  • 19:20 Pro's & Cons of Moving Abroad Often With Kids
  • 24:30 The Entrepreneurial Startup Life
  • 31:30 Redesigning Your Lifestyle
  • 36:30 Tips For Negotiating For Remote Work
  • 40:20 What Makes A Successful Remote or Location Independent Worker?
  • 42:10 What Are The Most Successful Business Trends
  • 40:55 Finding Balance Between Work & Personal Time
  • 49:50 Favorite Spots For Co-Living & Co-Working
  • And so much more

Jul 07 2020

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Lessons From Traveling To 193 Countries While Working Full Time w/ Brian Asher

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Is it even possible to travel and work full time? Can teaching actually pay enough to get you on the road and traveling? Plus...what is my secret travel fantasy (ohhhhhh!).

I am so grateful that one of the kindest human beings on Earth is here with me today to talk about traveling to 193 countries while teaching full time, how the passing of a loved one can be the impetus to a life of travel, and how to weave your other passions into travel to improve the experience and your mindset, Brian Asher from The World Hiker.

I am so excited to partner with HomeExchange.com who makes it possible to see the world without paying for accommodations. Make sure you listen to the entire podcast to get the promo code to save you some extra cash when you get your first exchange.

Tune In To Learn:
  • 09:30 An Inspired Life & Brotherly Love
  • 16:10 The Healing Nature Of Travel
  • 19:30 Why Every Country In The World
  • 21:45 Combining Your Passions While Traveling
  • 26:50 How Traveling & Working Full Time Mix
  • 31:00 The Ghost In The Room
  • 32:10 Teaching Abroad As A Means Of Travel
  • 35:10 Traveling On A Teacher's Salary & Packing Tips
  • 39:45 Traveling In Lesser Known or "Dangerous" Places 
  • 48:10 Safety Tips When Traveling
  • 50:50 Resources That Brian Recommends
  • 52:50 Money Management Tips & Being Robbed
  • 55:50 Advice On Getting In With The Locals
  • 57:10 Most Memorable Meals
  • 59:55 The Beauty & Logistics of Pakistan
  • And so much more

Jun 30 2020

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Is Your Summer Vacation Destroying The Planet? w/ Seth Kugel

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Is your summer vacation destroying the planet? This is a very important question and we want to be very good travelers & world citizens but in doing so are we causing more damage to an already fragile world. How can we treat the planet the way it needs to be treated while still fulfilling our travel dreams? Today's episode is not to make you feel guilty but to educate/inform and I am very happy to have on my friend Seth Kugel who is an author of many books, columnist/travel writer, and world traveler.

I am so excited to partner with HomeExchange.com who makes it possible to see the world without paying for accommodations. Make sure you listen to the entire podcast to get the promo code to save you some extra cash when you get your first exchange.

Tune In To Learn:
  • 08:30 How Guilty Should You Feel About Your Vacation? NYT Article
  • 15:50 Why Travel Shaming Doesn't Work
  • 22:05 What Can You Do To Make Things Better
  • 25:45 Learn From The Knowledge Of Today
  • 28:30 Not All Trips Are Created Equally
  • 32:10 The Cost of AirBnB, Overtourism & the Disney Experience
  • 42:10 How "Influencers" Glorify Travel & Experiences
  • 46:30 Downside Of Travel Writing
  • 48:50 Current Projects for Seth
  • 51:30 Should Travel Be More Expensive To Offset The Environmental Damage
  • And so much more

Jun 23 2020

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How To Exchange Your Home For Free Accommodations Around The World w/ Emmanual Arnaud

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Today we are talking about how you can get plugged into a community that can get you free accommodations around the world with CEO of HomeExchange.com, Emmanual Arnaud.  While we are still in the midst of the COVID pandemic so you may not be going overseas right now, it doesn't mean that you can't start planning all your future travels today. Emmanual & I  will be diving into how HomeExchange works, bust some myths, and how they are making sure you stay safe and well taken care of throughout your travels.

We are so excited to partner with HomeExchange.com and make sure you listen to the entire podcast to get the promo code to save you some extra cash when you get your first exchange.

Tune In To Learn:
  • 09:30 Growing Up In France & The U.S.
  • 11:50 The Not So Typical Places In France
  • 13:40 Best Long Distance Hikes
  • 17:50 Passion For Travel Begins & Hiking In Mongolia
  • 24:00 Sustainable Development As A Passion
  • 30:00 Core Values & HomeExchange Beginnings
  • 37:00 How Does HomeExchange Work
  • 41:00 Safety, Community, & An Even Playing Field
  • 47:35 Authentic Experiences & The Sharing Economy
  • 52:05 Do You Have To Own A Home To Participate
  • 54:20 Costs 
  • 01:04:00 HomeExchange In The Era of COVID-19 
  • And so much more

Jun 18 2020

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Solo Travel, Coffee and Blackpacking w/ Jarika Johnson

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Today's guest is Jarika Johnson from the Blackpacking Podcast and on the show, we discuss everything from our love of coffee to the art of solo travel. Jarika has been to over 20 countries and has never traveled with someone so that makes her an expert in the field & why I couldn't wait to have her on the show. We take a dive into the introspective nature of solo travel, lessons you can learn about the world & about yourself, the black traveler experience, and why we have an underrepresentation in the traveling community. I had a blast chatting with Jarika and I can't wait to have her on again!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 5:30 For The Love Of Coffee
  • 10:30 The Story Behind the Blackpacking Podcast
  • 12:50 Why Solo Travel & Lessons Learned
  • 17:30 Processing  & Reflecting On Your Trip
  • 20:20 Sharing The Stories Of Black Travelers
  • 25:55 Why Is Their Underrepresentation?
  • 25:20 Racism: World vs. America
  • 30:00 Homesteading vs Nomading
  • 33:45 What's Next?
  • 35:15 Budget Travel Tips
  • 37:05 Places Loved That Were Surprises
  • And so much more

Jun 09 2020

47mins

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Silence In The Age Of Noise With Legendary Explorer Erling Kagge

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What an incredible show today as I sit down (in person) and chat with legendary explorer and adventurer Erling Kagge; a man of many firsts.

Back in 1990, he reached the north pole without support as part of a two-man team (they were the very first people to do that).  Then in 1992-93, he did a solo unsupported expedition to the south pole (he was the first person to ever do that).  He spent 50 days walking alone across Antarctica with no contact with anyone.  And he also climbed Mt. Everest in 1994, which made him the first person to complete the 3 Poles Challenge on foot.  Back in 2010, he did a 5-day long walk through the sewers of NY to the Atlantic Ocean.  And in 2012, he walked the entire length of LA’s sunset boulevard.

We talk about his book Silence: In the Age of Noise, why silence is such an important part of our lives as humans, walking, travel of course, and a whole lot more.

Tune In To Learn:
  • 7:54 Huge Misunderstanding About Today
  • 13:22 New Attitude For Erling Kagge
  • 15:19 One Secret To Have a Good Life
  • 16:57 The Best Things About Walking
  • 22:30 What You Can Hear In Silence
  • 28:25 Things To Make Your Life More Difficult
  • 38:10 How To Transition From Adventuring To Publishing
  • 45:23 One Of The Most Underestimated Feelings You Can Have
  • 46:38 The Best Parts Of The Writing Process
  • 49:59 How You Know When To Move On
  • 56:20 Advice If You Are Thinking About Traveling Or Exploring
  • And so much more

Jun 02 2020

1hr 2mins

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Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

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Today's interview might make you question everything all over again.

My friend Blake Boles returns to the show to talk about alternative education, one of the big perks of travel, advice around making an impact on the world with your work, why making things an adventure for yourself is so important, how the “moment” of a place determines your travel experience, a great long term strategy for making things happen, and so much more.

Blake is an advocate for alternative education and he has authored several books, including a new one called, “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids To School,” which makes the case for helping kids leave school, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace.

You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here! 

Tune In To Learn:
  • 14:33 Educated Facts About The Current State Of Home Schooling
  • 17:16 Biggest Myths and Stereotypes Around Alternative Education
  • 24:51 Future Trends Of The World And Why To Consider Alternative Education
  • 35:13 The Real Reason Schools Exist
  • 39:07 What Is Appropriate Stress When It Comes To Travel
  • 46:49 Curiosity Is Palpable
  • 50:24 Wise Bit Of Travel Advice And Thinking
  • 51:53 How To Make An Impact With Your Work
  • 53:36 Advice To Crowdfund A Special Project
  • 55:59 The Moment Of A Place
  • 1:03:03 Is The Nomad Life For You
  • And so much more

May 26 2020

1hr 14mins

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How To Create A Successful App, Travel by Sailboat, and The Lifestyle Entrepreneur’s Mindset w/ Dane Homenick

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How do you easily capture travel memories?

Speaking of capturing travel memories….that is exactly what my friend Dane Homenick’s app does.  Dale spent years living on a sailboat and has built one of the biggest travel apps out there called Journo.  You'll hear all about sailing around the world, running a lifestyle business, why gratitude is so important, money mindset, and the concept of living mini lives within your life.  He gives a bunch of tips on how you can get started with your first or next location independent business, and a whole lot more!

You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here! 

Tune In To Learn:
  • 10:54 How The #1 Travel Journal App Came About
  • 12:48 Scratching Your Own Itch
  • 13:47 Passion Behind Journo HQ
  • 15:33 How To Become Smarter When Building Apps
  • 21:40 Ways To Improve Your Money Mindset
  • 26:55 How To Get Into Sailing
  • 33:38 Expert App Development Advice
  • 45:11 General Cost Of Building The Smallest App
  • 49:47 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Building An App
  • 52:28 Keyword Research To Rank In The App Store
  • 59:10 Forever As You Want It To Be
  • 1:00:36 Sailing Puns
  • And so much more

May 19 2020

1hr 10mins

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Transition To Travel: Radical Life Change For World Travel w/ Jordan & Tyler

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What can you radically change in your life to help make travel happen for you?

Tune in today to learn about one couple's transition to travel story.  Jordan & Tyler give you a "before and after" of their extended trip.  You'll hear all about what life was like leading up to their travels and then hear what it was like when they got back.  See how Tyler was able to radically change his life and learn how he and Jordan were able to set themselves up for travel.  This will truly show you the impact that travel can have on your life.

Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Travel South Dakota and Tortuga Backpacks.  Get the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota and find some of the best travel gear out there.

You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here!  

Tune In To Learn:
  • 13:58 Building Up To The Drastic Transition To Travel
  • 18:09 Daily Routine To Make Sacrifices For Travel
  • 20:53 The Snowball Effect To Make Travel A Reality
  • 24:18 How To Decide On Where To Travel
  • 26:25 How Much To Budget For A Three Month Trip
  • 32:12 Time Traveling To Life After The Trip
  • 38:14 Did The Budget Hold Up?
  • 39:38 Highlights Of The Trip
  • 41:11 South American Destinations That Stood Out
  • 45:05 How Has This Experience Has Changed You?
  • 47:35 Challenges Transitioning Back To Reality
  • 56:35 Traveling As A Couple For Three Months
  • And so much more

May 12 2020

1hr 8mins

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Ethical Travel, Life In Mozambique and Ocean Love w/ Francesca Trotman

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Do you have a passion that has lead you on a lifelong journey?

Today's guest, Francesca Trotman, let her passion for ocean conservation lead her on a travel and life journey from the U.K. to Mozambique where she currently lives. We will discuss why we should all be visiting Mozambique and what life is like there, what it is like to run a non-profit charity and why you need to include the community you live in with the charity and the dire importance of ethical travel for the wellbeing of everyone and everything on this planet we share. 

You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 07:50 COVID-19 Measures & Effects
  • 17:30 Finding Your Passion & Starting A Charity
  • 22:30 Why Mozambique & What Its Like It Living There
  • 28:45 What Are The Cultural & Daily Differences
  • 36:20 Balancing Ethical Travel With Livelihoods Of Locals
  • 42:30 The Best Practices For Wanting To Help Others
  • 50:10 Breaking Down Ethical Travel & What You Should & Shouldn't Do
  • 01:08:00 Can The Oceans Be Saved?
  • 01:10:15 The Mental Struggles Of Trying To Do The Right Thing
  • 01:14:15 Why Should We Visit Mozambique & Best Diving Locations
  • And so much more

May 05 2020

1hr 28mins

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Antarctica: Living And Working On The Frozen Continent

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Has Antarctica on your list of places you want to go to? How about live & work?

Learn what it’s like to live and work on Antarctica and how you can visit the frozen continent from two awesome people who have spent 5 months there, Zach & Leah. We discuss what life is like on a daily basis, what the culture is like, what the travel experience is like from such a remote place, what it's like to work there, how much can you earn and what kind of positions can you find down there. We covered a lot in this 70-minute episode so what did you find the most interesting? Would you ever want to live and work in Antarctica? 

Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. 

Tune In To Learn:
  • 09:50 Starting The Journey Of Mixing Travel & Work
  • 14:30 Quitting A Job You Love & One You Hate
  • 20:30 Tips For Transitioning To A Life On The Road & Saving Money
  • 26:15 The Hardest Part Of Telling Friends & Family That You're Leaving
  • 29:00 Compromising & The Unexpected Surprises
  • 36:00 Extending The Trip Financially
  • 38:15 How To Get To Antarctica & Where To Find Job Opportunities
  • 41:30 The Pay, The Living Expenses & The Toll Antarctica Takes On Your Mind & Body
  • 44:30 What Was The Experience Truly Like There
  • 48:15 Change In Habits & Reverse Culture Shock
  • 51:40 Effects Of Climate Change & Intense Recycling 
  • 55:45 Traveling Sustainably Conundrum 
  • 57:50 New Zealand Road Tripping
  • And so much more

Apr 28 2020

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Finding Meaning Through Travel w/ Dr. Christopher Daniels

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Are you living in the travel bubble when you are traveling? Listen to find out if you are in the bubble or outside the bubble when you are on the road.

I have a rad show for you today! Dr. Christopher Daniels and I are covering a wide variety of topics today including the idea of the travel bubble & what that means, the importance of seeing a place through the eyes and experiences of the locals, and how the politics of the place you are visiting impacts your experiences there.

Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. 

Click here for the full show notes with all the links discussed.

Apr 14 2020

1hr 15mins

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The Best Of Argentina w/ Jackie Nourse

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In light of our current restrictions, we are doing some armchair travel today. I am so grateful to my great friend Jackie Nourse from The Budget-Minded Traveler & Traveling Jackie who has come on to talk about one of my favorite countries in the world, Argentina. Listen as we both geek out on the time we've each spent there, the places we love as we share our notes on this gorgeous place. We get into some of the places you might want to consider visiting (or living), costs of living there, what you can expect and so much more. Join us we take a deep look into the world's 8th largest country in terms of size, Argentina.

Grab the full show notes with all the links here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 08:50 How To Fall In Love With Argentina
  • 13:05 The Essence of the Argentinian People & Language
  • 21:45 The Must Do's Of The Northern Region + Wine 
  • 26:40 The Gateway To Patagonia + Craft Beer + Outdoor Adventures
  • 34:30 What Are Refugio's & Those Epic Hiking Trails 
  • 39:30 Logistics & Costs For The Budget-Minded Independent Traveler
  • 45:55 The Spots That Are Jackie's Favorites in the Patagonia Area
  • 50:15 The Southernmost Point In The World (Or Is It?) & Indiana Jones Type Adventures
  • 52:30 Let's Talk Digital Nomad Life in Argentina & The Costs of Living
  • 58:30 Jackie's Top Travel Tips & Tricks For Argentina
  • And so much more

Apr 07 2020

1hr 8mins

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Expert Advice On Working Remotely, Homeschooling, and Finding Balance w/ Jenn Miller

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With the current shift happening in the world today I decided to switch up a few of my interviews so that I could help address the idea of working remotely and homeschooling since so many of us have been put into these new roles. I am very lucky to be able to call on my friend, Jenn Miller, who is an expert on all things remote work & homeschooling to help us navigate these new seas.

Jenn has spent 10 years traveling full time with her hubby and their 4 kids all while working remotely and homeschooling and they started this adventure before being a digital nomad was a thing people sought after. We dive into all those details plus productivity, balance, travel, and how to make it all work together as seamlessly as possible so this is a show that has something for everyone.

Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world & the people over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. 

Check out the full show notes with all the links discusses here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 11:00 How is COVID-19 Affecting You
  • 13:20 Lessons From The Economic Recession
  • 19:10 Earning Money Along The Way
  • 22:00 Reinventing & Rebuilding Your Life 
  • 29:50 Those Remote Work Challenges & Positives
  • 33:20 Productivity Tips To Make Remote Work & Homeschooling Easier
  • 38:30 The Self-Care Side Of Remote Working + Knowing Your Needs
  • 46:20 What Is Going To Happen To Work Culture Post Coronavirus
  • 47:20 Keeping The Kids Learning, Entertained, & Happy While Home
  • 54:30 It Isn't All Academics All The Time With Homeschooling
  • 59:15 The Benefits Of Alternative Educations On The Children's Lives
  • 01:03:45 Resources For Remote Work & Homeschooling
  • And so much more

Mar 31 2020

1hr 18mins

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Why (And How) To Keep Your Travel Dreams Alive During Tough Times

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A lot is going on in the world right now and I want to talk about how to keep your travel dreams alive during these tough times because we have to keep our spirits up and our eyes set to the amazing traveling future that we all will still have ahead of us.

No medical advice here just a positive outlook and plenty of travel dreams for all of you, my friends!

Things to let me know &/or ponder for yourself:
  • How are you holding up?
  • How are you connecting with other people?
  • What are you doing to keep the fun in your life?
  • Are you living in the moment more? 
  • Do you think you have more awareness about your days?
  • Where are the opportunities in your life right now?
  • Are you allowing for the uncontrollable's to control you?

Mar 24 2020

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Empty Nest Nomad with Palle Bo

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Do you believe travel makes you more creative? Has it brought you closer to your family and friends?

Today I will be talking with Palle Bo from The Radio Vagabond and we will be talking about becoming a nomad organically, working while traveling, and how being an empty nester became the catalyst to his vagabond lifestyle. We also discuss why Palle feels like a life completely on the road has actually brought him closer to his family and friends which is not something I had really thought about but I find to be true as well.

Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world & the people over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. 

Check out the full show notes here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 10:15 Being Home 
  • 13:25 The Tale of Palle
  • 17:10 Bringing You Closer
  • 20:55 Long Term Travel & Getting Ready
  • 24:40 The Love Of Radio, Audio, & Cows
  • 29:05 How Has Podcasting On The Road Changed Things
  • 32:25 Stand Out Podcast Guests
  • 35:00 Tips & Challenges For Working On The Road
  • 40:35 Adventures On The Road
  • 45:40 The Most Memorable Moments & Countries
  • 48:20 Stretching The Budget & Why Hostels Are For Everyone
  • 53:25 Loneliness On The Road
  • 57:00 Advice On Travel
  • And so much more!

Mar 17 2020

1hr 8mins

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Top 10 Reasons To Love Living Abroad

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Have you always wanted to live abroad? Join me as we dive into why I love living abroad and what you can expect if you decide to take the leap.

Today I will be talking with my friend, Botik Quest, about the top 10 reasons to love living abroad. We discuss what it's like living abroad, what we love about it, and what we have learned about the places we now call home and, even more importantly, about what we have learned about ourselves during our time abroad. I really loved recording this episode and the new perspectives that living abroad has given me. 

Check out the full show notes here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 05:15 How Did Jason & Botik Meet
  • 10:45 Botik Quest: A Modern Day Hobo
  • 19:50 The Problem With The Term Ex-Pat
  • 22:40 Let The Games Begin - Number 5
  • 36:25 Number 4: All About Perspective
  • 48:20 Number 3: Exploring 
  • 53:45 Number 2: Mobility & New Cultures
  • 01:14:15 Number 1: Social Systems
  • And so much more!

Mar 10 2020

1hr 36mins

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How To Teach English Online w/ Rachel Story

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Welcome back my friend, Rachel Story from Grateful Gypsies, who is an expert on teaching English online, who knows cheap nomad hotspots around the world, and has first-hand experience of why teaching English online is a fast track option to the location independent lifestyle.

Today we will be talking about how teaching English gives you the ability to slow travel, the exact steps you need to get started, the best resources for companies to work for, how much you can get paid, how to handle the timezone challenges of online teaching and how you can schedule your teaching around you travel schedule. Plus so much more!   

Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world & the people over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. 

Tune In To Learn:
  • 12:25 For The Love Of Music
  • 16:00 Origin Story & Freedom
  • 22:50 How To Get Started Teaching English Online
  • 27:30 Let's Talk Money & Timezones
  • 31:20 Defining Freedom & Schedules
  • 33:55 The 3 F's Of Teaching English Online
  • 38:30 Getting Hired & Tips
  • 40:45 Competition & Must-Have's
  • 45:40 Wander Planning Technique
  • 51:00 What's Next & Teaching Freedom Course Discount
  • And so much more!

Mar 03 2020

1hr 6mins

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An African In India w/ Kevin K Cheeseman

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Welcome my friend, Kevin Cheeseman, an author who has used the power of travel to change the questions he asks himself, therefore, reshaping his choices in life. We will be discussing what those questions were, how being an African in India rocked his world, and how his decision to leave his stable job & travel has indelibly changed him for the better. 

Has travel changed the questions you have asked yourself? What impact has those new perspectives and questions had on your life?

Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 04:30 Kevin's Life in Ghana & After In London
  • 12:25 Having Two Backgrounds
  • 16:30 The Monsoon Diaries: Asking Yourself Questions
  • 22:30 Cultural Permissions
  • 25:05 India & Spirituality
  • 31:25 Standing Out As An African In India
  • 40:20 Meeting His Wife
  • 44:15 Social Enterprise, Income & Writing
  • 47:25 Pack Back Society
  • 50:35 Portugal Feels Like Home
  • 52:35 Courage Is Powerful
  • And so much more!

Feb 25 2020

1hr 1min

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How To Take “Big Leaps” So You Can Travel

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Are you wanting to get out of the rat race and start seeing the world? Do you dream of location independent income so that you can live life on your terms instead of your employers? 

We had an amazing time on our Big Leap live cast featuring a few of the speakers who will be at Camp Indie and I wanted to share our conversation with Caroline "Caz" Makepeace from YTravel Blog, one of the biggest travel blogs out there today. We discuss why life isn't perfect and it shouldn't be, what her first big leap was, and what is her formula for taking these big leaps throughout life.

Check out the full show notes with all the links discussed here!

Tune In To Learn:
  • 03:15 Caz's Current Life
  • 04:45 The Fist Big Leap
  • 08:20 Formula For Leaping
  • 13:00 Your Why & Your Fear
  • 16:00 Embrace The Chaos
  • 17:30 Community Is Everything
  • 20:50 What Caz Will Be Talking About At Camp Indie
  • And so much more!

Feb 18 2020

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By Mkk32 - Oct 30 2019
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Keep up the great work Jason! I love this podcast, makes my long commute to work much more bearable.

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By BadgerBaba - Aug 04 2019
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I am just looking for ideas on travel thanks Jason!