Zero To Travel Podcast
Silence In The Age Of Noise With Legendary Explorer Erling Kagge

Silence In The Age Of Noise With Legendary Explorer Erling Kagge

June 2, 2020

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
Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

Alternative Education and Travel With Blake Boles

May 26, 2020

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

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

May 19, 2020

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

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

May 12, 2020

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

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

May 5, 2020

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
Antarctica: Living And Working On The Frozen Continent

Antarctica: Living And Working On The Frozen Continent

April 28, 2020

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
Finding Meaning Through Travel w/ Dr. Christopher Daniels

Finding Meaning Through Travel w/ Dr. Christopher Daniels

April 14, 2020

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.

The Best Of Argentina w/ Jackie Nourse

The Best Of Argentina w/ Jackie Nourse

April 7, 2020

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

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

March 31, 2020

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

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

March 24, 2020

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?