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The First Woman To Walk Around The World with Polly Letofsky

The First Woman To Walk Around The World with Polly Letofsky

July 27, 2021

Have you ever had an idea or goal so ambitious you questioned whether it could ever come to fruition? 

Polly Letofsky’s mission to bring global awareness to breast cancer came to reality through walking for 5 years straight, through 4 continents, 22 countries, and over 14,000 miles.

If you are wondering what it takes to follow your dreams, no matter how out of reach they feel, then tune in to hear about how the first woman ever to walk around the world made it happen. 

What is your larger-than-life goal? I'd love to hear about 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.

Today's episode is being sponsored by my favorite language learning tool Pimsleur. This program is used by millions of people and is so much more exciting, engaging and it works!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:00 How many pairs of shoes it takes to walk 14,000 miles
  • 13:50 Finding inspiration to create clarity, creativity, and connectivity through walking
  • 19:15 What it takes to make the leap from an idea to an action
  • 23:00 Why faith and trust in the world makes all the difference
  • 28:20 How to find common ground across cultures
  • 31:30 What it’s like to navigate a “Forrest Gump” like status
  • 35:00 Mental perseverance and the importance of expecting tough times
  • 38:40 Highs and lows from walking around the world
  • 43:50 Why walking is a great mode of travel 
  • 47:20 How sacrifice can lead to future growth
  • 52:40 Transitions and rediscovery upon returning to the U.S.
  • 59:20 Practical tips for bringing big goals and dreams into reality
  • And so much more
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How To Get Off The Beaten Track with Gunnar Garfors

How To Get Off The Beaten Track with Gunnar Garfors

July 20, 2021

Are you the type of traveler that avoids crowded tourist destinations at all costs?

Accomplished author and globe trotter, Gunnar Garfors, shares his experience and wisdom gained from seeking out the road less traveled and writing a book about the hidden secrets of his home country Norway.

If you’re curious to learn more about how curiosity and adaptability can help you achieve a one-of-a-kind adventure experience, you don’t want to miss this episode.

What is the most memorable travel experience that led you somewhere unexpected? I'd love to hear about 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.

Today's episode is being 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. We also have my favorite language learning tool back as a sponsor and that is Pimsleur. This program is used by millions of people and is so much more exciting, engaging and it works!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:40 How the pandemic influenced Gunnar’s travels and deep dive into Norway
  • 18:30 What exactly does getting off the beaten track mean
  • 22:00 How to research and plan for a trip outside off tourist hot spots
  • 26:50 Advice for connecting with locals amongst diverse cultures and customs
  • 33:10 Thoughts on exposing unexposed locations
  • 35:30 A few favorite destinations and experiences that helped inspire the book
  • 55:10 Gunnar’s proudest accomplishment in writing "Beyond the Beaten Track”
  • 58:15 Reflections on living away from home and whether world travel is back
  • 01:04:05 Top 3 takeaways from Gunnar’s interview 
  • And so much more

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How To Do A Lifestyle Redesign

How To Do A Lifestyle Redesign

July 13, 2021

Are you feeling like it’s time for a change but not sure how or where to start? 

Today the tables have turned as I am joined by my best bud and business partner Travis Sherry who puts me in the hot seat and helps me reflect on how life has changed over the past two years and develop a vision of what the next two have in store.

If you feel like it’s time for a lifestyle redesign of your own, tune into this week's episode to find inspiration and insight as we reflect on the past and shape future goals.

What does your ideal lifestyle look like and how has it changed over the past few years? I'd love to hear from you 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.

Today's episode is being sponsored by my favorite language learning tool Pimsleur. This program is used by millions of people and is so much more exciting, engaging and it works!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:20 What is lifestyle design anyway? 
  • 15:50 Reflecting on a few major life changes that took place over the past two years
  • 22:10 Positive results that have come from slowing down
  • 25:50 Obstacles and challenges I’ve encountered in my new design 
  • 30:40 What the next two years would look like in an ideal scenario 
  • 35:20 Why it’s okay to reevaluate and course-correct when something isn’t working
  • 41:40 How to start your personal lifestyle redesign
  • 46:40 What one of our listeners is doing to redesign her future
  • And so much more

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Tips For Travel To Europe This Summer

Tips For Travel To Europe This Summer

July 6, 2021

Are you wondering whether the time has finally come to escape to Europe this summer but still feel apprehensive to pull the trigger on travel plans?

Travel Journalist and NY times contributor Paige McMclanahan shares her thoughts on traveling Europe in 2021 from the unique perspective of someone who left the U.S. in 2008 to travel the world, eventually settling down in a small village in the French Alps.

If you are someone who is itching to travel to Europe but invested in being a responsible and respectful world citizen in a post-pandemic world, then you don’t want to miss this episode. 

Do you have any international travel plans this summer? 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.

Today's episode is being 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. We also have my favorite language learning tool back as a sponsor and that is Pimsleur. This program is used by millions of people and is so much more exciting, engaging and it works!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:40 How, where, and why Rachel settled down in the French Alps
  • 15:00 Falling in love with the French culture as a child and now resident
  • 17:20 Being drawn to a place you've never been
  • 21:30 Living away from Family and the freedom to create a new culture
  • 26:15 Working for the UN and the experience of an expat vs immigrant
  • 32:30 Travel in Europe today and how tourism effects local culture
  • 38:30 What does Europe opening up look like this summer and how to navigate "over-tourism"
  • 46:00 Resources for exploring natural areas abroad
  • 52:10 Is it worth it to travel to Europe in Summer of 2021?
  • 56:20 Picking a place you love to be and settling there
  • And so much more

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Choosing The Travel Life with Rachel Hill

Choosing The Travel Life with Rachel Hill

June 29, 2021

Have you ever dreamt of hopping off the corporate ladder to retire early and immerse yourself in world travel?

Accomplished author, marketing expert, podcaster and influencer Rachel Hill has been living this dream since the age of 27 when she retired from her career in IT to pursue a life of full-time travel and launch her first (of many) 6-figure business along the way.

Tune into this week's episode to learn more about Rachel's travels to over 70 countries and hear the story of how she made the leap from the Corporate ladder to embrace the unknowns of adventure and entrepreneurship.

Where would be the first place you'd visit if you quit your day job for full-time adventure? I'd love to hear your thoughts and encourage you to 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.

Today's episode is being sponsored by my favorite language learning tool Pimsleur. This program is used by millions of people and is so much more exciting, engaging and it works!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:40 How growing up in Florida sparked Rachel's passion for Travel
  • 15:00 Playa Del Carmen as a home base
  • 17:20 How traveling with an open mind and letting go of expectations can lead to epic experiences
  • 20:20 Transitioning from the corporate IT world to full time Travel
  • 26:50 How to navigate shame and listen to your soul over society's expectations
  • 31:30 What it was like to solo backpack for the first time in Asia
  • 36:15 Advice on female solo travel and the power of intuition
  • 40:40 How evaluating what's important is the first step in making change
  • 44:15 Memorable travel moments from visiting over 70 countries
  • 47:70 How to generate income while traveling
  • 55:30 Launching a digital product and the future of influencers
  • 01:02:40 Best advice for creating a life of travel
  • And so much more

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Walking 300 Miles In Medieval Armor + Being The Change w/ Lewis Kirkbride

Walking 300 Miles In Medieval Armor + Being The Change w/ Lewis Kirkbride

June 22, 2021

How far would you go to make a difference for a cause/charity? 

Lewis Kirkbride combined his passion for mental health advocacy & his love of Middle Ages battle & combat to create an epic challenge where he walked 310 miles in Medieval armor in 19 days from York to Battle, where the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066. 

Tune in to this episode to discover the "why's" behind such an arduous journey, how being a part of a supporting community can have mental health benefits that are far-reaching, and the crippling effects that toxic masculinity has on men the world over.

What will you do with your power that will help others? I would love to hear 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 Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. We also have my favorite language learning tool back as a sponsor and that is Pimsleur. This program is used by millions of people and is so much more exciting, engaging and it works!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:25 Lewis' Bond With Charities
  • 13:35 What Was The 1066 Battle Walk
  • 20:20 The Birth Of A Crazy Idea
  • 28:45 Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Mental Health
  • 34:20 The Gap In Services For Men's Mental Health + The Terrifying Stats
  • 37:20 A Travel Adventure In Your Own Country
  • 45:00  Mix of Pre-Planning & The Kindness of Strangers
  • 46:10 The Power Of The Stories Of Those Met Along The Way
  • 49:50 How The Darkest Places Can Turn You Into The Brightest Light
  • 53:15 What Does Medieval Armor Consist Of & What Was It Like Walking In It
  • And so much more

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Australia Through Indigenous Eyes

Australia Through Indigenous Eyes

June 15, 2021

Welcome to Australia mate!

Thanks to some help from Tourism Australia I was able to land two incredible interviews with locals who grew up on opposite sides of this vast country.

On this audio journey, you get to explore parts of this vast continent through the eyes of two accomplished indigenous Australians who kindly share their rich history and ancestral stories allowing you to take in perspectives most typical tourists don’t.

First, you'll hear from Aunty Marg, founder-owner and managing director of Dreamtime Southern X,  which runs tours offering fascinating insights into Sydney’s Aboriginal Dreamtime beginnings. 

She shares her wisdom and advice on travel in the New South Wales Region of Australia as well as some of the historical and cultural significance of indigenous people.

Then we'll catch up with Bart Pigram, a Yawuru man from the West Kimberley region of northwest Australia who started his company Narlijia Tours to help tell the ‘entire’ story sharing his Aboriginal and multicultural perspective first hand.

In addition to exploring New South Wales as well as Pilbara and Kimberley Region, you'll discover lesser-known travel gems you can visit on your next trip.

Enjoy the show!

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John Craigie: Notes From The Road

John Craigie: Notes From The Road

June 8, 2021

John Craigie is a songwriter´s songwriter.

Known for his captivating live performances, John blends a unique brand of earworm folk music interspersed with humorous stories, daring listeners to reflect on the human condition, often with a smile. For a tasty dose check out his live album “Opening For Steinbeck".

John’s poignancy, humor, and reflections from life as a nomadic troubadour spill into his music where he takes you on a ride that might end in tears, laughter, or some other unexpected emotion…you just never know. Either way, you’ll be glad you spent time absorbing his art. As Rolling Stone Magazine said, “It’s hard to immerse yourself in a Craigie album and not emerge elated.”

Tune in to this episode to discover John’s unique perspective on nomad life as a DIY musician, hear his advice on how to pursue your true calling (and stick with it), learn what makes a great story and why humor is so important, thoughts on the craft of songwriting, and much more.

If you have a passion for music, travel, and great storytelling you’ll love this episode with one of my all-time favorite artists.

After listening be sure to check out John’s last album “Asterisk The Universe” and feel free to 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 Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 07:50 Differences in Touring In America vs. Europe
  • 12:25 Nomadic Touring: Living In A Van
  • 14:20 How Nomadic Life Can Aid In Following Your Dreams
  • 19:25 Lessons Learned From DIYing Your Life & Hustle
  • 22:40 Creating A Legacy & Learning From Your Artistic Ancestors
  • 25:20 What Makes A Great Story
  • 28:20 The Intersection Of Travel & Music
  • 32:40 How Quarantine Life Affected John
  • 36:10 Song Writing During The Last Year & What It Means To John
  • 40:20 Duality Of Being An Artist/Musician: Balancing The Ego
  • 46:20 Is There A Spiritual Element To Song Writing
  • 50:00 Why Humor Should Be Found Everywhere Especially In Music
  • 52:30 Finding Your Confidence While Also Finding Your Sense Of Realism: Your Purpose
  • 55:05 What Is The Definition Of Success & The Existential Crisis
  • 01:00:10 Asterisk The Universe & Nomads
  • And so much more

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How To Buy International Real Estate 101 w/ Jon Sterling

How To Buy International Real Estate 101 w/ Jon Sterling

June 1, 2021

Have you fallen in love with a location so much that you wanted to live there?

Are you driven by the idea of buying international real estate but just not sure how it all works?

Jon Sterling from Espatriati.com (formerly ExpatHomes.io) specializes in international real estate for buyers, sellers, and agents. If you have ever had an interest in moving abroad, investing in another country, or plan to buy/sell real estate outside your own country then this episode is a must-listen because you will learn who this is and isn't for, common mistakes & how to avoid them, plus so much more.

What are the places that you would want to move to? What have been the biggest hurdles that have stopped you from doing so? 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 my awesome friends over at Athletic Greens which have helped me immensely in feeling better and getting healthier.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:30 How Jon Got Involved In The International Real Estate Market
  • 13:45 What Is Espatriati.com & Off-Market Properties
  • 16:55 Working & Living In London + How Travel Has Changed Him
  • 22:45 Who Shouldn't Consider Buying Abroad
  • 25:55 How To Get To Know A Market You Aren't Familiar With
  • 29:25 Methodologies For Figuring Out The Legalities For Overseas Property Purchases
  • 32:30 How Do Short Term Rentals Affect The Overall Picture
  • 36:00 Common Mistakes On Buying Abroad
  • 45:00 Taxes, Loans, & The Financial Side
  • 51:55 Property Management When You Are Not There
  • 54:20 Trends In The Market
  • 01:00:05 Does Your Timeline Match Up With Your Opportunity
  • And so much more

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Top 10 Destinations for the Craft Beer Traveler w/ April & Kenny

Top 10 Destinations for the Craft Beer Traveler w/ April & Kenny

May 25, 2021

Do you have a passion for craft beers, travel, and adventure?

Are you wanting to live a more unconventional life (you're here so this is probably pretty true) & RV living is appealing to you?

April & Kenny from Living A Stout Life are 40-somethings living in an RV, seeking out adventure, and fantastic craft beer throughout their travels. If you are a questor of an unconventional life, living it on your terms, and have a passion for great craft breweries then this episode will spark a bigger fire in you to make it happen.

What are your favorite craft beer destinations? Do you mix your passions with your travel destinations? 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 Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons and my awesome friends over at Athletic Greens which have helped me immensely in feeling better and getting healthier.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 16:30 Marriage Advice From A Life On The Road
  • 21:35 The Story Behind Living A Stout Life
  • 25:20 Earning A Living While Traveling
  • 29:40 What Are The Pros & Cons Of RV Travel
  • 32:00 The Logistical Aspect of RV Life & Resources
  • 36:15 Do You Want To Sleep At A Brewery?
  • 38:20 Why Does Beer & Adventure Pair So Well?
  • 42:30 American Pub Culture Are Breweries
  • 44:20 Top 10 Destinations For The Craft Beer Traveler + Beer Hotels & Drinking Out Of Human Skulls
  • 01:17:55 The Financial Side Of This Type of Lifestyle 
  • And so much more

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