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Biking The World For Climate Change with Devi Lockwood

Biking The World For Climate Change with Devi Lockwood

January 11, 2022

How does hearing someone else's story change the way you think about the world?

Today I am joined by author and climate change activist Devi Lockwood to talk about the story-fueled cycling journey that brought her to 20 countries, spanning 6 continents, and eventually lead her to write her first book, 1001 Voices on Climate Change.

If you love story-telling or have ever wondered what it'd be like to do a 5-year bike tour, then you do not want to miss this episode. Devi shares the roots of her inspiration, how she turned her vision into a reality, insights she gained along the way, and so much more.

Do you have a passion project that has influenced your travels? I'd love to hear more about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • 08:40 How a walk around the block turned into a 5-year journey
  • 16:50 The importance of surrendering to the flow in travel and life
  • 19:00 What allowed Devi to step out of her comfort zone
  • 23:40 Why holding space for stories is important
  • 26:35 The power of making the first move
  • 28:30 Stories from the road
  • 33:15 Devi's best advice for making an impact on climate change
  • 36:30 How Devi prepared for her first 800-mile bike tour
  • 41:10 Why solo travel is the most social way to see the world
  • 45:00 Devi’s favorite destinations on and off the bike
  • 53:00 Lessons about listening & why inviting fear helps you overcome it
  • 58:30 What’s next for Devi
  • 01:00:30 Advice on finding funding for your passion project
  • And so much more

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Top 14 Travel Songs w/ Botik Quest

Top 14 Travel Songs w/ Botik Quest

January 4, 2022

What is the first song that comes to mind when you think of an epic travel adventure?

This week I am joined by my dear friend, musician, and fellow traveler Josh Bennett (aka BoTik Quest) to dive into our list of must-hear travel songs. We cover everything from the "cliche" hits to the less obvious medleys that make for epic adventures.

Tune in to hear Josh and I reflect on some of our favorite travel moments through the lens of music and don't forget to follow along by listening to our specially curated Top Travel songs playlist (including honorable mentions).

Is there a song you think should make it on the list? I'd love to hear them and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • 07:50 Our strategies for crafting the list
  • 11:40 The first song that came to Josh's mind
  • 15:20 Which Tribe Called Quest song I had to include
  • 20:00 A tune from one of Josh's all-time favorite bands
  • 22:30 Some of the best songs for healing on the road
  • 25:50 The obligatory country anthem
  • 27:20 A song from one of my all-time favorite bands
  • 29:30 The instrumental medley that will take you on a journey
  • 33:00 Which hitch-hiking hit brings up fond memories
  • 36:50 The tune that  fueled Josh's Norwegian skateboarding trip
  • 39:30 Songs that transport you to another place
  • 47:00 A few of the best "cliche" songs
  • 53:00 Which classic made it to #1 on both of our lists
  • 57:30 Honorable mentions
  • And so much more

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All Things Surfing & Travel w/ Timmy Smith

All Things Surfing & Travel w/ Timmy Smith

December 28, 2021

How do your interests and hobbies inspire the way you travel and vise versa? 

When the founder of Arc Surfboards, Timmy Smith, embarked on his first solo surf trip to Asia in 2019, he had no idea that mixing his love for surfing and travel would inspire him to start his first business.

Today we explore what happens when travel puts your life on a totally new trajectory, the mindset that allowed Timmy to go "all-in" with his business, some of the best surf spots in the world, the best resources for travelers who love to surf, and so much more. 

Have you ever planned a trip surrounding a hobby or sport? I'd love to hear about your experience and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 08:00 Why one simple decision can change your entire life
  • 12:40 What helped Timmy accelerate his surfboard business  
  • 15:30 Finding balance when your business is part of your hobby
  • 21:00 How to structure a physical business around your travel
  • 24:15 What it was like to grow up surfing Boston's harsh winters
  • 27:20 The best resources for planning an epic surf trip
  • 31:30 Timmy's top 3 favorite surf spots in the world
  • 39:00 Why surfing and travel go hand in hand
  • 41:20 Pros and Cons of bringing a surfboard vs. renting on your next trip
  • 48:10 The mindset tricks that helped Timmy go all-in on his business
  • 53:30 Why it's important to find joy in the process
  • 57:50 The rewards of living life judgment-free
  • 01:01:00 The importance of finding the silver lining in difficult situations
  • 01:06:05 What makes travel so important to Timmy
  • 01:11:50 3 benefits of working for someone else
  • And so much more

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8th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

8th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular

December 21, 2021

 Are you ready for the 8th Annual Norwegian Christmas Spectacular? 

Well, the wait is finally over, it's here! 

This year my wife Anne Dorthe and I have put together a very special episode all about the experiences we create and value during the holiday season. 

If you're ready to learn more about creating new experiences through family time, music, food, activities, and gifts, then grab your favorite holiday beverage, cozy up by the fire, and tune in. 

What are your favorite experiences and traditions during the holiday season? I'd love to hear about them and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 09:10 The true meaning in creating experiences around the holidays
  • 18:10 A peek into one of our family's new Christmas traditions
  • 21:20 What tunes best create the Holiday spirit
  • 28:00 Which classic Norwegian and American foods are essential for celebrating
  • 31:30 Our family's favorite Christmas season activities
  • 38:00 What I bought for the family this year to get in the Christmas spirit
  • 40:50 Which gifts we remember most from Childhood
  • And so much more

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How To Create A Life Of Travel By Being Open w/ Joe Esten

How To Create A Life Of Travel By Being Open w/ Joe Esten

December 14, 2021

What does it mean to create a life of travel? 

This episode dives into the story of loyal listener and world traveler Joe Esten, whose journey started when he traveled to Namibia for the Peace Corps in 2015. What Joe didn't realize at the time was how his experiences were helping him manifest his future travels, working for Norwegian Cruise Lines and teaching English in China.

If you want to know how being open to unexpected opportunities and new experiences will help you become a travel Swiss Army knife, then you don't want to miss this episode.
 
Do you have any tricks for transitioning back into stationary life after a stint of long-term travel? I'd love to more about them and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 13:30 What it's like to experience reverse culture shock
  • 17:20 Why coming home after traveling is like opening a time capsule
  • 19:40 Cultural takeaways from living in China over the past 2 years
  • 22:00 The key to having authentic cultural exchanges when abroad 
  • 24:00 Joe's inspiration to create a life of travel & why it started as a secret
  • 30:40 Lessons from living & teaching Namibia for nearly 2 years
  • 37:00 How traveling changes your outlook on life
  • 38:50 The transition from the Peace Corps to a cruise ship
  • 42:20 How Joe went from working on a cruise ship to teaching in China
  • 46:50 What's unsettling about Joe's next chapter
  • 52:00 Why flexibility pays off when you create a life of travel
  • And so much more

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Live Your Bucket List w/ Ryan Jacobson

Live Your Bucket List w/ Ryan Jacobson

December 7, 2021

Have you ever set aside the time to write out your life goals with the full intention of achieving every last one? 

This week author and middle school teacher, Ryan Jacobson, shares how 2 items on his bucket list lead him to take a 1-year sabbatical to travel the world and write his first book The Adventures of Mr. Brightside: One man. One world. Three VERY different budgets

If you have ever wondered how to achieve big goals, you don't want to miss this episode. Ryan shares the secret to maximizing life experience, executing your travel dreams, and the life-changing question he asks his students.

What's something you want to cross off your bucket list in 2022? I'd love to hear what it is and hope you will share all the details 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. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get:

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Today's episode is sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons, use the discount code travel10 for 10% off your next purchase. Today's episode is also sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:15 Why going to Disneyworld without kids is the best
  • 12:20 The inspiration & experience of writing a Travel memoir 
  • 15:30 What it took to prepare for a year-long pilgrimage
  • 20:30 How writing the book fueled inspiration for adventure
  • 22:50 Why Ryan's trip started with regret
  • 25:50 The reality of facing difficulties on the trip
  • 28:30 How Ryan kept his stories organic & scheduled the journey
  • 30:50 Why everyone should experience a hostel
  • 33:15 Advice on making friends while traveling & other mindset tricks for travel
  • 39:20 What it's like to drink martinis with Justin Timberlake
  • 42:10 Why it's important to write out your goals
  • 47:00 How to prioritize, organize, & optimize a bucket list
  • 53:40 Major takeaways from living on 3 different budgets
  • And so much more

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Going Where Your Heart Wants To Be + How To Create & Sell A Physical Product w/ Paolo Dobrowolny

Going Where Your Heart Wants To Be + How To Create & Sell A Physical Product w/ Paolo Dobrowolny

November 30, 2021

Have you ever been drawn to something so strongly that you are willing to uproot your life in order to get closer to it? 

This week I'm joined by location independent entrepreneur, Paolo Dobrowolny, who shares the story of how following his dream of moving from Italy to California, led to building a business surrounding a lifestyle he loves. 

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to chase your lifestyle dreams, then you won't want to miss this episode. Paolo shares exactly how he overcame the fears and obstacles that went along with uprooting his life in Italy to chase the California dream as well as an abundance of tips for aspiring product creators.  

What steps can you take towards becoming the person you strive to be? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them 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. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get:

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:20 What exactly is an Eggboard?
  • 12:30 All about growing up in Italy
  • 15:10 Why Paolo was drawn to the California lifestyle
  • 19:00 How a controversial tech startup started the journey 
  • 22:10 What it was like to uproot from Italy to live in California
  • 26:00 When Paolo met the love of his life & why he likes living in the U.S. 
  • 30:20 Why having Italian roots comes in handy in the U.S.
  • 36:40 Perspective surrounding "home" when living abroad
  • 40:50 The secret to creating physical products as a location independent entrepreneur 
  • 51:10 What it's like to build a brand and business around your preferred lifestyle
  • 55:20 Paolo's favorite pasta recipe
  • 1:04:40 The trick to getting closer to the person you want to be
  • And so much more

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From $12 In Savings To Living Your Travel Dreams w/ Matt Fetbrandt

From $12 In Savings To Living Your Travel Dreams w/ Matt Fetbrandt

November 23, 2021

Has a big epiphany ever caused you to instantly alter the trajectory of something in your life? 

Today I am joined by loyal listener and international piano entertainer Matt Fetbrandt. When Matt reached out to tell me about the epiphany that changed his life, I knew right away his story had to be shared.

Over the past year, Matt has traveled over 16,000 miles, through 34 U.S. states, and 18 national parks, with no plans of stopping. Tune in to today's episode to find out how in just 7 months Matt went from staying in a sober living home with only $12 to his name to saving $20,000 and living out his travel dreams. 

When is the last time you acted on a spontaneous urge to travel? I'd love to hear all about your adventure and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also supported by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:40 A musician's take on the Nashville music scene 
  • 19:30 The root & growth of Matt's passion for music
  • 29:10 Lessons from living in New York City for 10 years
  • 32:00 What it's like to be a performer as an introvert
  • 36:10 Creating community through music & setting the right vibe as a piano man
  • 41:30 How the journey from addiction to recovery led to a passion for travel 
  • 46:20 What it's like to live in a sober living home
  • 49:20 The moment Matt's life changed forever
  • 50:40 How Matt saved $20,000 in less than a year
  • 55:00 Why choose a lifestyle centered around growth
  • 1:03:20 How Matt's road trip got trip started
  • 1:09:20 Finding the balance between spontaneity
  • 1:11:10 What's next in becoming a full-time nomad
  • 1:14:30 Matt's Top 3 Favorite Piano Tunes
  • 1:19:20 Counterintuitive advice that could majorly pay off
  • And so much more

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How To Overcome Personal Struggles Through Travel w/ Michael Lavers

How To Overcome Personal Struggles Through Travel w/ Michael Lavers

November 16, 2021

Have you ever looked back in gratitude at what was once a painful experience?

This week's guest, Michael Lavers, knows a thing or two about how sometimes overwhelming struggles can lead to unexpected growth. Now an English Teacher, Podcaster, and world traveler, Michael was once so shy he spent most of his first solo trip to a foreign country in his hotel room and at Starbucks. 

If you want to better understand the mindset that can help overcome any life struggle then you won't want to miss this episode. Michael shares all about how keeping an open mind, setting goals, and using the past as a learning tool helped him blossom into a confident traveler and entrepreneur. 

How do you plan on using travel as a tool for future personal growth?  I'd love to hear more about your goals and hope you will share more 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. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get:

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast, Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. This episode is also brought to you by Better Help, visit their website today to get 10% off your first month of services. 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:40 Why Michael's first solo trip didn't turn out as he expected
  • 15:30 What it's like to work at a crematorium
  • 21:00 Lessons from a seemingly failed adventure
  • 23:30 How shyness manifested throughout Michael's life
  • 25:40 When travel fueled a turning point to building confidence
  • 31:20 The best advice for overcoming personal struggles when traveling 
  • 37:10 What it's like to teach English as a free agent 
  • 40:00 Logistics behind supporting yourself financially by teaching English while traveling 
  • 42:20 What's next for Michael Lavers
  • 44:30 Advice on minimalism from a minimalist
  • And so much more

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5 Lessons From 5 Years of Nomad Life w/ Palle Bo

5 Lessons From 5 Years of Nomad Life w/ Palle Bo

November 9, 2021

If you could ask somebody living the nomad life any question about their experience, what would you want to know? 

Today I am taking you to a busy London pub where I met with friend and fellow travel podcaster, Palle Bo. Join us as we catch up over beers and reflect on Palle's travels since his last time on the show.

With over 5 years of travel under his belt, Palle drops some major knowledge bombs he's gained from living nomadically. You are not going to want to miss what he has to say about how to embrace solo travel, making financial decisions on the road, finding your community no matter where you are, and so much more. 

What is the most memorable free activity you've done while traveling? I'd love to hear the story behind it and hope you will share 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. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get:

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Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 09:40 Why it all starts with walking out the front door
  • 12:30 Lesson #1 - Recognizing "I can do what I want"
  • 17:50 Comparing costs of living nomadically vs. static
  • 23:30 Why staying in a hostel can be good for anyone
  • 25:30 Lesson # 2 - Embracing flexibility 
  • 30:20 Lesson # 3 - Finding your tribe while traveling
  • 33:30 Tips to embed yourself in the local community
  • 39:15 Which country feels the most like a home away from home
  • 46:00 Lesson # 4 - When in doubt say yes
  • 47:30 Lesson # 5 - Acknowledging and honoring rest during moments of travel fatigue
  • 55:20 Why free activities are the best thing to do when traveling
  • And so much more

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