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Zero To Travel Podcast
87 minutes | 4 days ago
What Is “Happiness”? Discovering Meaning On The Silk Road w/ Will Rickard
What is your current relationship with 'happiness"'? How does travel affect your happiness and why? What roles do contentment, purpose, & gratitude play in your daily habits? Happiness may feel like the fabled Phoenix that rises, burns bright, and then turns to ashes but have you been possibly looking at it the wrong way and with the wrong intentions? Today's guest, Will Rickard, is the author of The Silk Road To Happiness which took him to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan over 3 months in the pursuit of happiness and its meaning. Will left the corporate dream job to embark on a journey both in travel and within himself and came out of it with a perspective that non-travelers may never know. We talk about his adventures in the 'Stans, how being enthusiastic is important & different from passion, and the 5 things that constitute a good life. Break free from your slump in pursuit of your happiness! If you were to pursue your happiness, where would that take you? Share your thoughts by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport. Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Athletic Greens which have helped me immensely in feeling better and getting healthier. Tune In To Learn: 12:55 From Crisis Of Self To Booking A Ticket 21:30 Double Dipping On The Australian Gap Year 25:30 Your Frame Of Reference Is Only What Is In Front Of You 27:10 Balancing Discontent & Gratitude with The Pursuit Of More 33:30 Differences In Pursuing More via Purpose vs Consumerism 35:50 The Goal Worthy Of Striving For 39:30 What Is Happiness? 41:15 The Silk Road & How It Changed His Perspective 44:15 The Five Things That Constitute A Good Life (In Respect To Happiness) 52:45 The Heroin Highway Experience 56:30 There Is A Reason It Is Practiced For 100's Of Years 01:01:40 The Fight For Purpose & A Fear Of Change 01:03:30 The Non-Negotiable: Gratitude 01:10:00 Why Should You Go To The 'Stans 01:12:00 Where Did This All Take You And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Athletic Greens - Today's Sponsor For This Episode Read Will's book The Silk Road To Happiness Follow Will on Instagram | LinkedIn Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? The power Of Death In Life with Gentle Rebel Bronnie Ware How To Add More Play Into Your Life w/ Jeff Harry Sweet Ass Strategies For Achieving Anything Fast w/ Heath Armstrong Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
73 minutes | 11 days ago
Joys Of Solo Travel w/ Manjinder Kang
Are you sick and tired of waiting for everyone else's schedules to match up so that all of you can hit the road together? Does solo travel strike fear in your heart but you want more freedom in your life? Do you spend too much time coming up with excuses why you can't travel instead of reasons why you can & should? Solo travel has the power to change the way you see the world and yourself all while giving you the freedom to explore and learn on your schedule. Today's guest Manjinder Kang has visited 37 countries, all solo, all while working full time, and even considers himself an introvert. He wants you to know that if he can do it, so can you. We are getting into the initial struggles with loneliness and how to battle your way through it, how travel helps you see global issues in a new light, and how you too can travel while still working a full-time job. Breakthrough the excuses to live the life you want to live! What is your biggest block against solo travel? Did this fuel the fire of solo travel for you? Share your thoughts by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport. Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Athletic Greens which have helped me immensely in feeling better and getting healthier. Tune In To Learn: 11:30 Connections Of Visiting The Ancestral Lands 13:40 Massive Culture Shocks 17:05 The Wanderlust Gene & "When" Moment 20:05 Struggling With Loneliness On The Road 22:00 You Are Never Really Alone In Travel 27:10 Facing World Problems From A New Perspective 29:00 Number One Lesson That Solo Travel Has Taught 31:05 Letting Go Control Helps You To Gain More Of It 33:20 Advice On Solo Travel 34:40 How Do You Want To Connect With A Place 39:45 Allowing Spontaneity Within Your Plans 41:25 Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable 44:50 Finding Balance, Flexibility, & Working Remotely 46:40 Unlocking The Questions That Come From Solo Travel 47:20 Using Travel As A Way To Align Your Passions 49:20 Best Destinations For Solo Travel 54:00 The Kindness Of Strangers 58:00 How To Meet People On The Road And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Athletic Greens - Today's Sponsor For This Episode Follow Manjinder on Youtube Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? Solo Travel, Coffee, & Blackpacking w/ Jarika Johnson Only $50 & A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo with Zero Experience w/ Jasmine Reese A Solo Travel Lovefest
102 minutes | 18 days ago
7 Pro Tips For Finding A Perfect Work/Life/Travel Balance w/ Kelly Claus & Jeremy Enns
If you are ready to hit the road and start traveling while balancing your remote work-life then this episode will help you immensely. With remote work becoming more attainable, you are going to want to take your show on the road and in today's episode, we are talking to Jeremy Enns & Kelly Claus who have been full-time digital nomads for years both as individuals and as a couple. They are gurus on creating a perfect work/life/travel balance that allows them to see the world, earn a great living, and still spend time doing the things they want to do all without a home base. We are going to be discussing seven impactful & actionable tips on creating this life for yourself, how to avoid setting yourself up for disappointment, and how doing absolutely zero research about a destination can make for such an amazing experience once your there. Which of these tips was most impactful to you? Share your thoughts by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport. Tune In To Learn: 11:10 The Importance Of Connection With Each Other 16:30 Having Rituals Both Personal & Work-Related 24:15 Doing Absolutely ZERO Research & The Benefits 34:00 Defining Your Workspace For Success & Productivity 37:30 Daily Routines & Setting Up Client Expectations + Boundaries 48:40 Creating Your List For How You Can Function & Feel The Best 55:25 Acknowledging When It Is Work Time & When It Is Travel Time 01:01:10 The Memories Exercise...A Must Do! 01:05:30 The Best Food In Kelly's Life Was Found In... 01:06:50 Why Edinburgh Is So Special 01:08:15 The Beauty Of The Baltics 01:11:10 How To Decide Where To Go & How Long To Stay 01:20:15 Settling Down Possibilities 01:23:15 Lessons Learned About Yourselves & Humanity Through Travel And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Find Jeremy at CounterweightCreative.co Join Jeremy's Challenge: Your Roadmap To 5-Figure Podcast Sponsorships Find Kelly at Kelly Claus Creative Connect with Kelly on Twitter Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? What It Takes To Go Location Independent The Location Free Lifestyle w/ Melody From Black Digital Nomad Up & Coming Destinations (& Digital Nomad Hotspot): Bulgaria w/ Mitko K
55 minutes | 25 days ago
Travel During Pandemic: Is It Worth It? w/ Herman and Elizabeth Vroom
Have you been questioning if you should be traveling during this pandemic? Are you battling with options for travel right now? If you have been wondering what is it like to travel right now during this pandemic, then this is the episode for you because my guests today have been doing just that. Herman and Elizabeth Vroom took off to travel in October 2020 and have been doing some van life and housesitting across Spain & Portugal all in the midst of COVID-19. We will get into what has the experience been like, the obstacles they faced, and what things should we consider if we plan to travel soon as this is a real-time look at what we can expect if we travel now or in the near future. Are you planning on hitting the road soon? What is one thing that really stuck out for you in this episode? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), direct access to me to answer your questions, the ability to attend private virtual community gatherings, and an ad-free feed then join me over on the Zero To Travel Premium Passport. I would love to connect with you and the community more directly so I hope to see you there! Tune In To Learn: 09:30 What You Give Up When Traveling During A Pandemic 13:00 The Positives Of Travel During COVID-19 25:00 Housesitting Opportunities & Biggest Struggles Faced 31:15 The Win-Wins of Housesitting 36:20 The Genesis Of The Trip & The Downside Of Travel Now 46:30 Rediscovering Your Spark And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Find Herman & Elizabeth on their website Check out Herman & Elizabeth's housesitting profile Mind My House Van Camping Sites Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? How To Make 2021 An Epic Travel Year 5 Cures For The Travel Pandemic Blues The Travel Life During COVID w/ Peter Scott How To Exchange Your Home For Free Accommodations Around The World w/ Emmanual Arnaud
38 minutes | a month ago
Listener Questions 7: Traveling With Debt, Knowing When To Quit Your Job, And Job Hopping For Travel
What is your biggest travel question? Is something holding you back from the travel life you desire (besides COVID)? I haven't done a listener questions episode in some time ( slightly over a year) but I am remedying that in today's episode. I will be attacking some big questions that a lot of you ask me pretty regularly like should you travel while still in debt, how to know when quitting your job is right for you, plus should you job hop so that you can fit your travels into your life? All of these and more today so sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode. What is the travel question that you have been burning to ask? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), direct access to me to answer your questions, the ability to attend private virtual community gatherings, and an ad-free feed then join me over on the Zero To Travel Premium Passport. I would love to connect with you and the community more directly so I hope to see you there! Full Show Notes Are Here Tune In To Learn: 05:30 Should I Travel While Still In Debt & Knocking Out Debt While Traveling 15:45 Location Independent Lifestyle With A Family: Is It Possible Responsibly? 18:35 Should You Job Hop For The Chance To Travel? 27:15 How Do You Know If Quitting Your Job Is Right For You? And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Location Indie Camp Indie Expatistan Numbeo Want More? Listener Questions 6: Pre-Trip Fers, Selling Your Car, & Keeping Travel Awesome Listener Questions 5 Listener Questions 4
66 minutes | a month ago
7 Best Places To Live Abroad w/ Tim Leffel
Have you always dreamed of living abroad? What is your biggest hurdle (besides finances)? I'm always so excited when my good friend, Tim Leffel, agrees to come back on and talk about all things ex-pat and today does not disappoint. We are getting into the nuances of living abroad, how moving overseas can dramatically change your day to day life, the financial impact of moving abroad, how moving abroad can give you more freedoms to create, Tim's best advice for finding a place that matches your interests, and who this isn't for. That last piece may be the most important if you are truly thinking about making a leap to a life abroad because Tim is offering up some compelling arguments for the types of people who maybe should NOT be spending extended time overseas. Did your dream place make the list? Did any of the places we discuss move to the top of your list and why? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com. Tune In To Learn: 08:45 The Silver Lining To This Disaster (Remote Working) 10:40 Differences On Your Day To Day Life & Finances 12:00 Best Advice For Finding The Right Place & Living Abroad 17:05 Best Resources For The Logistical Side Of Things 19:15 The Ex-pat Bubble: Pros & Cons 22:45 Living Abroad Opens You To More Creativity 24:50 Slowing Down To Be More Productive 27:00 Why Language Learning Improves Your Experiences 29:15 What Should You Do Prior To Arriving & What Can Wait Til After 34:15 Living In The America's - The Best Options 39:20 European Options For Living Abroad 42:45 Georgia On My Mind 44:10 Asia Locations & New Visas 45:00 Staying Longer in Europe Following The Visa Rules 47:45 Countries Marketing To Digital Nomads Through Visa's 53:30 A Better Life For Half The Price And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Find Tim on his website Follow Tim on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Pick up your copy of Better Life For Half The Price Location Indie Camp Indie Want More? World's Cheapest Destinations Updates w/ Tim Leffel Top 5 World's Cheapest Destinations: Part 2 w/ Tim Leffel Everything You Need To Know About Living Abroad / Tim Leffel Top 24 World's Cheapest Destinations 2018: Part Two w/ Tim Leffel Top 24 World's Cheapest Destinations 2018: Part One w/ Tim Leffel
87 minutes | 2 months ago
How A Year Of Travel Can Change Your Life Forever: One Band’s Story w/ Jim and Sam
What have you committed to in life?Today's guests are Jim and Sam a singing duo who left everything behind to travel for a year, visiting 14 countries with the commitment to playing a show every single day (that's 365 shows in a row!). They made a documentary on this journey called After So Many Days which is a raw personal account of this challenge, their first year of marriage being on the road, and so much more so make sure you check it out.In this episode, we are breaking down the importance of following your intuition, how you can be filled with some much purpose in a tiny moment out on the road, how travel can align you with your 'why', and why it is so nice to find the things that can take you away. Thank you so much for joining us, now sit back and enjoy this melodic episode with plenty of nuggets of wisdom to help you along on your own journey to travel and living a life that you connect with wholly.What are you most committed to doing in your life? What is your first step in that 'wooaction'? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:09:00 Sucked Into The Scandinavian Vortex13:30 Love In Los Angeles17:00 How Cultures Affect The Music & Performances21:30 The Evolution Of Performances23:50 Parallels Between Travel & Live Music26:15 Importance Of Following Your Intuition28:25 Creating The Box For Freedom30:45 Finding Purpose In Those Small Moments36:00 Truth Behind Committing40:45 Using Uncertainty To Fuel Confidence44:00 Advice For Going All In48:10 Inspiring Others In Your Circle53:40 Reflecting Back On Lessons Learned58:35 Finding The Things That Take You Away01:05:20 Knowing When A Song Is DoneAnd so much moreResources:Find Jim & Sam on their websiteEar Trumpet Labs MicrophonesLocation IndieCamp IndieWant More?Ireland: Travel, Music, & History w/ Garvan RusheMusic Festivals 101: Travel, Culture, & Music w/ Festy Go NutsExperimental Travel & Music
76 minutes | 2 months ago
Traveling While Black w/ Nanjala Nyabola
How has fear held you back in life and in travel? What is your relationship with fear after travel?Today's guest is writer, humanitarian advocate, and political analyst, Nanjala Nyabola. She is also the author of a must-read book, Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired By A Life On The Move which we do get into a bit in this chat and that you can pre-order right now!In this episode, we dive into giving back as a traveler, the impact that travel can have on your relationship with fear, privilege, and why you can and should do many varied things in life (no niching required).What is in your travel box? What does the experience look like? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:07:30 Meaning & Power Behind A Name10:30 Defining A Mission For Yourself Authentically13:15 Travelling While Black18:35 Privilege: Doing Your Part For Change22:10 Bearing Witness & Making Room For People To Work Together26:20 How Can I Make Travel Connected To The Stories Of The World 29:35 Wrestling With Travel vs The Environmental Impacts34:25 Environmental Alternatives Can Enhance The Travel Experience38:05 Why Your Values Will & Should Guide You In Decisions39:15 Opening Hearts & Borders To Asylum Seekers46:40 How The Media Fails Us 54:10 How Travel Changed Your Relationship With Fear58:55 Learning About Yourself: What Is Your Song?01:01:30 Separating Travel For Travel's Sake & The Business Of TravelAnd so much moreResources:Find Nanjala on her websitePre-order your copy of Travelling While BlackFollow Nanjala on TwitterBessie Stringfield Wikipedia PageLocation IndieCamp IndieWant More?Solo Travel, Coffee, & Blackpacking w/ Jarika JohnsonThe Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman w/ Oneika RaymondFinding Meaning Through Travel w/ Dr. Christopher Daniels
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Hiking The West Highland Way In Scotland w/ Lynne Nieman
What travel adventures have you been thinking about for a while but just haven't done yet?Today's guest is fellow podcaster Lynne Nieman from Wander Your Way, a website dedicated to European travel where you can find great guide books, resources, or get your trip planned for you without the hassle and stress of doing it yourself. In this episode, we are focusing on one of my favorite must-do hikes the West Highland Way in Scotland & Lynne is here to tell us what the hike is like, how to go about doing it, and why you should add it to your bucket list.We also dive into why Lynne is trying to make a living at travel, how a trip to Europe changed both of our lives, and so much more so grab a comfy seat, your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy this episode with my good friend, Lynne Nieman.What is in your travel box? What does the experience look like? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:07:30 Writing & Wanderlust14:20 Life-Changing Trip 18:35 Creating Your Future 22:00 Why A Passion For Europe25:15 What Is The West Highland Way27:30 Walking As A Travel Experience30:45 How Long Does It Take33:00 Planning, Cost, & Tailoring It To Your Needs39:50 Why Is It Worth It & Shoulder Season Perfection41:50 Not Getting Lost Along The Way44:00 Favorite Stories From The Trail47:45 Using Your Travel IntuitionAnd so much moreResources:Find Lynne on her websiteListen to Lynne's PodcastFollow Lynne on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter| PinterestWalker WaysWest Highland Way websiteLocation IndieCamp IndieWant More?You're Coming Hitchhiking Around Scotland With MeHitchhiking Stories From ScotlandIreland: Travel, Music, and History w/ Garvan RushePlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
74 minutes | 3 months ago
How To Go To College For Free w/ Jenn Viemont
Has college seemed like an unaffordable dream? Do you or your kids want to experience Europe & get a great education while you are there? Today's guest is Jenn Viemont from Beyond The States, a website dedicated to finding very affordable (sometimes free) college educations for anyone looking to get a Bachelor's or Masters's degree while living and exploring Europe. Sound to good dot be true...it's not! Jen and I talk all about the ins and outs of education in Europe, why you may be running towards something and not away from something, and how your relationship with the current culture you live in may not be fulfilling for you.Are looking to explore the opportunities for college educations in Europe? What would be the main reason you would go? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:10:30 Becoming An Expat & Getting A Visa13:45 Finding The Culture That Fits You17:30 Running Towards Something21:30 Changes That Happen To You Abroad24:20 Side Hustle To Success29:10 101 On Degree Programs In Europe35:05 Balancing Tuition & Cost Of Living36:40 Programs of Study In Europe38:15 What Is The Difficulty In Getting Into The College40:25 How Far In Advance Should You Prep For This43:40 Quality Of Education vs American Colleges48:30 The Fulfilling Nature Of This Work50:40 How Beyond The States Works For You54:40 You Can Go Back To School Too (You Don't Have To Be Out Of High School)56:45 Getting Loans For College57:45 Favorite University CitiesAnd so much moreResources:Find Jen on her websiteFollow Jen on Facebook | Instagram | TwitterCamp IndieWant More?How A Pilgrimage Can Transform Your Life w/ Paul BarachTop 10 Challenges Of Living Abroad w/ Botik QuestAlternative Education And Travel w/ Black BolesPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
84 minutes | 3 months ago
Transition To Travel: From Big Salary To Frugal Travel Life
Do you have dreams of long-term travel? What are you willing to "give up" in pursuit of it? Today's guest is Becca Hall who shares how she gave up a high paying corporate job for a life of indefinite travel. This is another episode in my series called Transition To Travel where we speak to the guest right before they leave to start traveling and then again at least a year or more into the journey. Becca shares the psychology of why she pretended to not have any money, how she cut back to save up for this lifestyle of travel, what she would do differently if she could back in time, and tips and tricks for fellow solo female travelers out there. This is only a small amount of everything we get into today so grab your favorite beverage, relax, and enjoy my honest and very real chat with Becca Hall. I love these labor of love episodes and I hope you do too! What surprised you the most in Becca's journey? What was your biggest takeaway from today's episode? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Check out the full show notes here!Tune In To Learn:12:00 Why The Journey & Changing Priorities18:10 Tips & Tricks For Budget Travel24:05 Frugal Travel: Limit or Enhance The Experience26:25 The One Thing Becca Would Do Differently29:10 Advice On Solo Female Travel33:15 Saving Thousands To Travel37:30 Leaving The Corporate Life41:05 Worries Include...Working On The Road45:00 The Opinions Of Others51.55 A Whole 18 Months Later53:00 Goodbye & G'Day54:35 Work, Income, & Savings Dipping58:20 The Freedoms Of It All59:25 Learning More About Yourself...& Vans01:02:30 The Cost Of Vanlife01:06:45 Struggles From Life On The Road01:10:40 Being In The Flow01:11:55 The Laptop Debate01:13:10 How Did The Relationship Go?01:14:40 Advice On Indefinite TravelAnd so much moreResources:Find Becca on her websiteFollow Becca on Facebook | Instagram | TwitterMint.comCamp IndieWant More?Transition To Travel with Lance WrightTransition To Travel: Radical Life Change For World Travel w/ Jordan & TylerTransition To Travel: Single Mom + 3 Kids Move To Mexico (Jenita's Story)Please head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
75 minutes | 3 months ago
How To Become The Hero In Your Own Life w/ Derek Loudermilk
Are you the hero in your own life?Today's guest is Derek Loudermilk who is an adventurer, business coach, best-selling author, and fellow podcaster just to name a few things but in this chat, we are discussing being the hero in your own life. Derek shares five thought reversals that can help you in your hero journey, how paying attention & being aware can actually lend itself to being able to do more of what you love, and why your internal dialogue directly influences your external life. This show is a little more on the woo-woo side so please keep an open mind and sit back and enjoy.Which of the 5 thought reversals spoke to you the most? What was your biggest takeaway from today's episode? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:12:45 From Digital Nomad To Going Home18:25 Raising Your Kids Unconventionally23:10 Transitioning From Your Old Life To A New One30:00 Tips On Owning Your Identity36:00 The 5 Thought Reversals56:15 Asking The Right Questions Of Yourself01:01:15 Learning About Yourself01:03:10 Advice On TravelAnd so much moreResources:Find Derek on his websiteListen To Derek's podcastFollow Derek on Facebook | Instagram Camp IndieWant More?16 Mindset Hacks To Help You Travel Long TermExploring Your Limiting Beliefs & Finding Your Purpose w/ Kathleen SinclairHow To Add More Play Into Your Life w/ Jeff HarryPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
85 minutes | 3 months ago
Immersion Travel: Becoming A Porter In Nepal w/ Nate Menninger
As a traveler what is the best thing you can do to have a richer and fuller experience and a closer connection with the countries you are visiting?Today's guest is Nate Menninger who traveled to Nepal and talked his way into working one of the world's toughest jobs, being a porter in the Himalayas & the subsequent film on his experience. This job is not for the weak and includes carrying crazy amounts of bags for trekkers and getting supplies to the small villages that are in need so the strength is both physical and mental. He is one of the first foreign-born people to take on this job and we get into the dynamics that this caused, how this relates to his overall travel experience and the surprising thing he did right after working with the porters in Nepal plus how he was able to learn the language enough to create meaningful conversations so quickly.What trip had the biggest impact on your life? What were the changes you felt after returning home? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:09:15 Running With The Bulls, Diving In Belize, & Free Housing in South America19:50 The Art Of F' Perfection24:30 Speaking The Language 28:45 The Vow Of Silence & It's Effects On The Body & Mind35:10 A Crash Course In Empathy40:45 The Dichotomy of Porter to Hollywood42:50 Breaking Into The World Of Being A Filmmaker & A Porter48:30 The 101 Of Being A Porter & Being A Responsible Traveler56:25 What Should We Do When We Go To Nepal?59:00 Most Surprising Aspect Of Being A Porter01:01:10 Being Accepted By Other Porters or Not01:05:35 Why Authentic Travel Should Matter To You?01:09:50 What's Next?And so much moreResources:Find The Porter Film on the websiteFollow The Porter Film on Instagram | YouTubeZero To Travel Trekking Nepal SeriesSide Hustle Success Challenge Starts on January 11th, 2021Camp IndieWant More?Trekking Nepal SeriesNepal Trekking Season: When To GoThe Best Treks In NepalPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
17 minutes | 3 months ago
How To Make 2021 An Epic Travel Year
Do you want to make 2021 an epic travel year?Since our normal has been shattered in 2020, maybe it is time to create our new normal & how can we do that while still having an epic travel year? With the vaccine rolling out and a light at the end of the tunnel, this is the time to start dreaming and planning your travels and I want to share 3 simple steps to world travel in 2021.What did you carve out for yourself in 2021? Will you be planning travels? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Tune In To Learn:03:10 Prioritizing Matters07:35 Commitment Can Look Different09:05 A Call Out To My Action TakersAnd so much moreResources:Location IndieSide Hustle Success Challenge Starts in January 2021Camp IndieWant More?5 Cures For The Travel Pandemic BluesExploring Your Limiting Beliefs & Finding Your Purpose w/ Kathleen SinclairHow A Pilgrimage Can Transform Your Life w/ Paul BarachPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
35 minutes | 4 months ago
7th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular
Are you ready for the 7th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular?Well, it's here!Relish in your traditions as if you are a traveler seeing and experiencing them for the first time. Even though you are home, take a fresh look at your traditions and truly appreciate and enjoy them. It is also never too late to start some new traditions that you can carry on into the future.Have a wonderful Holiday wherever you are!Today you'll hear all about celebrating Christmas in Norway:05:20 Meaning Of The Norwegian Christmas Song07:15 Finding Joy In The Everyday Things12:00 Traditions That Can Be Annoying Now But Are Amazing To Look Back On20:15 Celebrating Those Magical Moments25:35 Why Do Traditions Matter?26:45 2020 Lessons LearnedAnd so much moreWhat are the positives that have come out of 2020 for you? Let us know in the comments below!Want More?1st Norwegian Christmas Spectacular2nd Norwegian Christmas Spectacular3rd Norwegian Christmas Spectacular4th Norwegian Christmas Spectacular5th Norwegian Christmas Spectacular6th Norwegian Christmas SpectacularPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
95 minutes | 4 months ago
How To Add More Play Into Your Life w/ Jeff Harry
How important has "play" been in your daily life? Today's guest is the king of play (& shimmies), Jeff Harry, and as a coach & international speaker, he travels the world talking to major companies like Google, Amazon, and Southwest Airlines about how to tap into their true selves while embracing their happiness and fulfilling lives. We as adults spend a lot of time pretending to be important, serious grownups, but it's when we let that facade down and just play, that the real magic in our lives begins to happen.Jeff & I, get into how play and travel mix, the importance of unleashing our inner child on both our physical and mental health and how play can help you find your purpose in life. I hope you walk away from this episode with permission to play more and enjoy a little more "you" time. What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Will you be allowing yourself more play in your day to day life? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com. Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world. Tune In To Learn:13:20 What Is Play & Is Travel Play?18:50 Setting Yourself Up For Success Using Play25:35 How To Battle Against Toxic Positivity30:35 Does Technology Hamper Play34:25 Managing Business & Play41:50 How Did Jeff Get Into This53:10 Being "Cool" Is The Archnemesis Of Play58:00 Enjoying The Ride & Learning From The Failures01:01:00 The Journey Before The Journey01:05:15 Let The Moment Just Be The Moment01:08:30 Weirdest Thing About You That People Don't Know01:12:35 The State Of Culture In America01:18:55 Book Recommendations01:23:10 Challenge For The Zero To Travel Podcast CommunityAnd so much moreResources:Check out Jeff on his websiteFollow Jeff on Instagram | Youtube | Tiktok | TwitterTortuga BackpacksLocation IndieCamp IndieWant More?5 Cures For The Travel Pandemic BluesExploring Your Limiting Beliefs & Finding Your Purpose w/ Kathleen SinclairHow A Pilgrimage Can Transform Your Life w/ Paul Barach
87 minutes | 4 months ago
How A Pilgrimage Can Transform Your Life w/ Paul Barach
Do you have the urge to start changing the path that you are currently on? Can you find purpose while on a pilgrimage, even if religion doesn't play a role in your everyday life?The definition of a pilgrimage is a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion but do you really have to be religious in the traditional sense to take on and gain from a pilgrimage.I am talking to my buddy, Paul Barach, about the journey he took on Japan's Shikoku pilgrimage, the power of movement, the importance of having a purpose, and why setting goals is not just an arbitrary exercise but can actually get you to those places you want to go in the world. Plus, we get deep into why society may be built to make us miserable and what you can do about it. This and so much more is going down on today's episode thank you for joining us and I hope you not only enjoy but get something meaningful out of this episode.Which pilgrimage has been on your bucket list and why? If you have ever been on a pilgrimage, which one and how much did religion play a part in your journey? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world.Tune In To Learn:08:55 Movement Plays A Big Role In Your Life & Travels15:30 Do You Know What Is Driving You Forward?16:30 Choose What You Want To Become & The 7 Goals22:00 The Shikoku Pilgrimage & Its History27:05 Travels Prior To The Pilgrimage & The Last Hurrah29:40 The Travel Mind Can Begin In College Classes30:40 What Was The Draw To Shikoku vs Other Pilgrimages?32:30 The Expectations Of A Pilgrimage43:00 Learning To Let Go & Accepting The Experience Wholly47:50 The Length Of The Shikoku Trail & The Logistics50:30 What Did The Last Day Feel Like?54:20 Returning Back To Life & Work 55:35 Goals vs Just Being59:20 Being Present In The Struggle Is To Be On Your Journey01:02:40 Gratitude In The Storm & The Small Celebrations01:06:35 Fighting Monks & Burning Mountains: Misadventures On A Buddhist PilgrimageAnd so much moreResources:Check out Paul's book "Fighting Monks & Burning Mountains"Follow Paul on InstagramTortuga BackpacksLocation IndieWant More?The Ultimate Guide To Budget Travel In Japan: Destination Discovery SeriesA Journey To The Wild Ends Of The Earth w/ Dan RichardsHiking Spain, Pack Hacks, & How To Meet Other TravelersPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Best Gifts For Travelers Under $100 (Updated 2020)
Today I am bringing you my updated list of the best gifts for travelers (under $100) that I own and use regularly. Whether you are looking for yourself or someone else, these will be a great fit for your travel gift needs. Check out my Amazon list where you can grab these gifts in one spot and help out the podcast because I will receive a small affiliate commission without adding any additional cost to your purchase.What are your favorite Christmas gifts to give or receive for the holidays? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world.Tune In To Learn About:10:00 Can You See In The Dark?11:00 Oh So Handy11:45 How Much Fits In It?13:00 Writing Masterpieces14:15 Armchair Travel15:55 Jamming To Your Favorite Tunes19:00 Keeping It Dry20:35 Man, I Am Thirsty23:05 Loving The Warmth25:20 Don't Forget Your Pants27:15 Best Part Of Waking Up32:15 Safety First32:25 This Little Piggy Was Comfy34:20 Testing 1, 2, TestingPlus travel tipsAnd so much more!Resources:Tortuga BackpacksJason's Amazon ListMiracle Feet CharityPencils Of PromiseLocation IndieWant More?20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part One20 Travel Gift Ideas: Part Two6th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular: Celebrating Christmas In Norway5th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular4th Annual Norwegian Christmas SpectacularPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
66 minutes | 5 months ago
Top 10 Challenges Of Living Abroad w/ BoTik Quest
Do you yearn to live abroad? Have you put on your rose-colored glasses when you daydream about it or are you living more in the realities of life in another country?We are hanging out once again with my fellow ex-pat, podcaster, and good friend, BoTik Quest, and while last time we talked about the reasons to love living abroad, today we are getting into the not so "mac & cheese" parts of it. We are definitely getting super honest about the downsides, the struggles, and the realities of it but we are so happy to have made the leap years ago and encourage you to look into it if you are interested.While we make these lists independently, you will have to listen to see how many things made it to both lists...any guesses?What would you guess as being the biggest challenge of living abroad? If you are an ex-pat already, did any of yours match up to ours? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world.Tune In To Learn:04:40 Bike Touring Adventure in Norway During COVID18:20 Number 5: Embracing & Missing29:30 Number 4: Say What?36:25 Number 3: Integration & Connections45:55 Number 2: Jumping Hoops & Tasty Time53:30 Number 1: Perspectives & The Most Important ThingAnd so much moreResources:Check out BoTik's podcast the Transnatural PerspectivesFollow BoTik on YouTube| TwitterListen to BoTik's MusicTortuga BackpacksLocation IndieWant More?Top 10 Reasons To Love Living Abroad w/ Botik QuestEverything You Need To Know About Living Abroad w/ Tim LeffelResettling Abroad & Overseas EducationPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
87 minutes | 5 months ago
How Words Can Shape Your Life w/ Stephanie James
How do you speak to yourself? Is it encouraging or damaging? What action can you take to make it positive? I am beyond blessed to have spoken word poet Stephanie James from Just A Vessell Poetry joining me today. We are getting into why words matter, how your internal dialogue affects your entire wellbeing, how to make a living through your art, and settles life vs nomad life. All of this plus a friendly reminder for all my fellow travelers out there that you may need to hear right now so stay tuned until the very end. Thank you so much for taking the time to hang with me, so buckle up and enjoy my chat with Stephanie James.How do your words influence your life? Does what you say need to change? Let me know by sending me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world.Tune In To Learn:07:20 What Is The Draw Of Poetry11:10 The Beauty of Bored12:45 Traveling Brings You Into The Now17:00 Using Language To Reframe The Narrative19:10 Sharing Your Art With The World25:15 Where Passion Meets Purpose29:25 Take Joy In The Process & Where You Are Right Now34:15 Adopting A Label & Owning It36:45 Becoming A Traveler & Taking Risks41:30 Staying For Security VS Flexibility Freedom48:20 Creating A Life That You Love, Unapologetically 51:50 Places You Love & Will Go Back To55:45 Tips On Connecting With Locals59:20 Balancing Digital Nomad Life With Creating Community01:00:20 The Perks & Struggles Of Nomad Life01:03:40 Making A Living Through Your Art01:07:00 T-Shirt Project01:08:30 The Inspiration Behind Just A VesselAnd so much moreResources:Find Stephanie at Just A Vessell Poetry Follow Stephanie on Instagram | Facebook | YouTube| TwitterSame Shirt Different Country StoreLocation IndieWant More?How To Start A Travel Vlog Worth WatchingGetting Free Through Travel w/ Mike ClarityFrom $70k In Debt To World Travel w/ Annette & Daniel FortnerPlease head over to the archives for more Zero To Travel podcasts!
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