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5 Cures For The Travel Pandemic Blues

5 Cures For The Travel Pandemic Blues

October 27, 2020

Are you suffering from the no-travel blues? We definitely are and I know most of you listening are as well because I have received all of your emails on the subject. Today I have come up with 5 cures for our travel pandemic blues and with the help of my amazing wife, Anne Dorthe, we are taking them on one by one. What would be your #1 cure for the travel blues? Sit back, relax, and hit play above to see if your cure made my list as well.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • 01:45 How Have Things Changed With The Pandemic
  • 07:00 Cure # 1
  • 09:22 Cure # 2
  • 10:30 Cure # 3
  • 13:10 Cure # 4
  • 16:20 Cure # 5
  • 19:30 Seeing The Positive Side
  • And so much more

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Exploring Your Limiting Beliefs & Finding Your Purpose w/ Kathleen Sinclair

Exploring Your Limiting Beliefs & Finding Your Purpose w/ Kathleen Sinclair

October 20, 2020

Today we have Kathleen Sinclair who earned her master's degree at 60-years-old, joined the Peace Corps at 63, and is now traveling the US in her trailer living the road life. Kathleen and I are getting into deep conversations with this episode and talking about the universal themes that permeate throughout time and are ageless, how to conquer limiting beliefs that may be keeping you stuck, and finding your purpose in life regardless of age.

What have been your limiting beliefs? How have they affected your life and goals? Send me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

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

Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:30 Thoughts On Limiting Beliefs
  • 13:50 Traveling In A Caravan
  • 17:30 Finding A Purpose in Life
  • 26:00 Freedom & Living Life Fully
  • 29:00 Why Does The US Only Celebrate The Young
  • 33:25 Strategies On Finding Your Purpose
  • 40:00 Conquering Limiting Beliefs
  • 44:25 Learning More About Yourself
  • 45:45 Jobs vs. Career
  • 47:20 Advice On Embracing Your Inner Calling
  • 52:00 Hidden Gems In Traveling
  • And so much more

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Lifestyle Business Series: Productized Service 101 w/ Brian Casel

Lifestyle Business Series: Productized Service 101 w/ Brian Casel

October 13, 2020

My guest today is Brian Casel who is giving us the 101 on productized services and this is a great option for anyone who is wanting to create a location independent lifestyle so that you can travel the world without being tied to a desk. If you are looking for something that won't require you to trade your 50 hours + work week for the same thing in a different place then now is the time to get familiar with the different business models out there that will allow you the freedoms you deserve.

Brian dives into what a productized service is, how you can take a service you are offering and scale it in a way that gives you more time, freedom, and money, and, of course, we get into travel and the round the States trip that Brian and his family have been on. Plus we talk about him launching a business while they were on the road and why setting up constraints for yourself can help succeed, do the things you want to, and still be cognizant of time.

 

Are you interested in building a location independent life? Are you wanting to learn more about business models that can make this happen for you?  Send me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

 

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

 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:00 Launching A Business On The Road
  • 15:00 Takeaways From Extended Time On The Road With Family
  • 17:25 How Do Hobbies Correlate to Business
  • 20:30 Setting Yourself Up To Be Successful
  • 22:25 Constraints Can Lead To Larger Success
  • 27:05 Definition & Examples Of A Productized Service
  • 34:00 The Natural Progression For Those Who Start Productized Services
  • 36:20 Power of Niching & Needs of That Niche
  • 39:00 Why A Productized Service Is Easier to Sell & For Your Customers To Buy
  • 42:30 Steps to Creating A Productized Service
  • 49:40 Automated Human Workflow & Processes
  • 52:20 What To Look For When Hiring
  • 54:50 The Path To Least Resistance
  • 57:40 Agency vs Freelance
  • 59:45 Hidden Gems in New York
  • And so much more

 

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Enjoy The Process Of Everything With Dylan Magaster

Enjoy The Process Of Everything With Dylan Magaster

October 6, 2020

What are some of the skills that are related to travel but may not be so obvious? What is the #1 skill you should get your head around that is not directly related to travel BUT can help you build your life around travel?

What keeping an open mind can do for your life and relationships is one of the hot topics for today's episode with Dylan Magaster who has lived quite a life including living out of his car, van, and now, on a boat. With only a $1000 in his pocket when he started out on the road he learned to enjoy the process, how chance encounters can guide your journey, why you should be putting yourself in positions to develop skills that can translate to other aspects of life, and how being enveloped in other cultures can help you construct your life. We are getting into it all so settle in, sit back, and relax as I chat with my friend, Dylan Magaster.

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Getting Off The Beaten Path with Travel Writing Legend Joe Cummings

Getting Off The Beaten Path with Travel Writing Legend Joe Cummings

September 29, 2020

How often do you find yourself getting off the beaten path & how have those experiences shaped you?

Today I have travel writing legend Joe Cummings as my guest and he wrote the very first Lonely Planet Guide book to Thailand back in the early '80s and we will dive into what that was like plus we talk about what guide books have done to travel (the good, the bad, & the ugly), what the benefits are for getting off the beaten path, and he shares tons of stories that encompass his entire travel writing career including one with Mick Jagger. Do I need to pick up that name I just dropped?!

This is definitely a not to miss episode for anyone who loves travel & the stories that come from it so sit back relax, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy my time with travel rock star Joe Cummings. 

What is your favorite travel story?  Send me an audio message (please) or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

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

 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 08:15 Why Bangkok?
  • 11:15 For The Love Of Travel
  • 15:30 From Quaker College To Travel Writing Rock Star
  • 20:15 The Experience of Writing The Thailand Guidebook
  • 25:10 Opening Up Via The Language
  • 27:00 Finding The Balance Between Feeling & Communicating In Guidebook Writing
  • 31:50 The Impact Of Guidebooks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
  • 38:40 Tips On Finding & Getting Off The Beaten Path
  • 40:20 Stories On Travel & Getting Lost
  • 46:25 Travel & Technology In Modern Times
  • 51:45 Eastern Philosophies & The Influence On Travel
  • 56:35 Fundamental Mindset Shifts From Living Outside The U.S.A.
  • 01:02:10 Hanging With Mick Jagger
  • 01:04:30 Advice On Travel & Honing Your Craft
  • 01:07:35 Would You Do Anything Differently?
  • 01:08:40 What Does The Future Of Travel Look Like?
  • 01:10:40 Experiencing The Real Thailand Tips & Tricks
  • 01:14:05 Most Proud Moments In Life
  • And so much more

 

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Love Is NOT Tourism w/ Krishni Metivier

Love Is NOT Tourism w/ Krishni Metivier

September 22, 2020

How would you cope with being separated from your loved one thousands of miles away indefinitely? 

Today we are talking with Krishni Metivier who is a part of the love is not tourism movement which is fighting for the reunion of people who are separated from family and partners due to COVID-19. Not everyone is in a foreign country because they are tourists, in fact, there are many who are there to connect with their long-distance partners or family members. With so many people being affected this movement is diligently working hard with governments to amend the travel restrictions to help the mental and physical toll that separation is causing across the world. They also understand and want to cooperate with appropriate safety measures to include paying for testing and quarantining until a negative result is received or agreeing to a full 14 day quarantine period so it is a safety-first decision. 

Krishni is here to talk about her experience and to show us that we all are capable of great change in the world even during some of the toughest times. We also dive into travel talk, her research for her PH.D., the importance of ethnomusicology, and so much more!

Has COVID separated you from those you love?  Send me an audio message or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

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

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:40 What Is Love Is NOT Tourism
  • 16:40 The Call To Action
  • 17:50 Krishni's Story
  • 27:30 You Are Not Powerless or Alone
  • 34:55 Humanitarian Exemptions
  • 38:50 Cultural Capacities & Travel
  • 48:10 Overcoming The Naysayers
  • 52:25 Mysticism & Believing It Will Work Out 
  • 56:45 Traveling As An Act Of Courage
  • 58:45 Push Out Of Your Comfort Zone & Finding Joy In Your Mistakes
  • 01:04:40 Ethnomusicology & Translating The Experience
  • And so much more

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The Power Of Never Giving Up with Andy Frasco

The Power Of Never Giving Up with Andy Frasco

September 15, 2020

Today we are mixing two of my favorite things travel and music with today's guest Andy Frasco from Andy Frasco & the U.N. This is an episode full of deep but impactful topics like why you should be taming your ego, the amazing ripple effect of setting intentions, how to choose your hardships wisely, and the power of never giving up. Enjoy being a fly on the wall on this one by sitting back, grabbing your favorite beverage, and enjoying my conversation with Andy Frasco.

 

Do you find setting intentions impactful for you? When was the last time you didn't give up and saw awesome benefits from it? Send me an audio message or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

 

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

The Travel Life During COVID w/ Peter Scott

The Travel Life During COVID w/ Peter Scott

September 8, 2020

What is it like being nomadic during a pandemic? What have been the biggest hurdles during this unprecedented time?

Joining me today is Peter Scott from EarthFamilyTravel.com who is nomadically traveling with his family and has first-hand knowledge of what it is really like to travel abroad right now. We are eagerly discussing when do you know it's the right time to get out and travel, what can you gain from slow travel that you can't get from fast travel, & why it's so important to learn to let go. These are all factors in making the decision to travel whether it be for long stretches or if you are making travel your life so join us as we dig in deep to these questions and so much more.

Do you have dreams of nomadic travel? What is holding you back the most? Send me an audio message or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

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

Tune In To Learn:

  • 08:25 COVID Decisions 
  • 17:30 Having 24/7 With The Family
  • 22:55 The Emotional Toll Of Travel 
  • 26:00 Slow vs Fast Travel Experiences
  • 30:00 Transition To Travel Process & Choosing Your Timing
  • 39:55 Hardest Thing To Let Go Of
  • 45:00 Skills & Lesson Learned Along The Way
  • 49:00 Best Ages For Your Kids To Enjoy Travel
  • 50:40 Resources For Schooling On The Road
  • 58:30 Best Time To Start Prepping In NOW
  • And so much more

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Transition To Travel with Lance Wright

Transition To Travel with Lance Wright

September 1, 2020

We are here with another episode in our transition to travel series where we have an interview with a guest prior to their travels and then one after (or during if it is long term) so that we can see how travel can change people. 

Today we are talking with my friend and Location Indie member, Lance Wright from The Midlife Traveler, who took a leave of absence from his higher education career to travel the world. We did the first interview about 3 weeks into his trip and the second interview after his trip (about 8 months later) and we get to see if he went back to his job, how he integrated back into his "normal" life, how his wife of 25 years dealt with being gone, and all the tips and tricks of travel & travel planning he learned along the way.

I love these labor of love episodes and I hope you do too!

Would you ever take a solo trip even if you are a part of a couple? What has been your biggest transition to travel moment?  Send me an audio message or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

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

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

Tune In To Learn:

  • 08:45 First Time For Everything
  • 10:25 When You Don't Have To Resign From Your Job
  • 14:00 How To Talk To Your Partner When You Want To Solo Travel
  • 18:15 Learning The Lessons & The Need For Community
  • 19:50 Planning vs Fly By The Seat Of Your Pants
  • 21:20 Arriving In A New Place Alone & Beautiful Albania
  • 23:45 Preparing For The Trip: Values Clarification
  • 28:30 How Is Family Handling Everything
  • 32:10 The Midlife Crisis Traveler & What That Means
  • 34:50 The Masculinity Paradigm
  • 39:05 Serving Others & Being Fully Committed
  • 43:25 Back To The Future
  • 44:30 Was The Trip All It Was Cracked Up To Be
  • 45:05 The Hard Days & The Rabies Adventure
  • 48:05 Tips For Connecting With Other People On The Road
  • 50:40 Impacting The Relationships With Family
  • 53:45 Tips On Planning & Knowing Yourself
  • 58:30 Highlights From The Trip
  • 01:02:30 The Workaway Idea & Airbnb Experiences
  • 01:07:05 Back To Work & Getting Back To "Normal"
  • 01:13:45 The Moment Of Clarity
  • 01:21:50 Relationship With The Home Country
  • And so much more
How Travel Can Improve Your Mental Health w/ Gilad Gamliel

How Travel Can Improve Your Mental Health w/ Gilad Gamliel

August 25, 2020

Do you suffer from anxiety? How have the unknowns of the road hindered your travel plans? What role does stress play in your travel planning?

Today we are diving into mental health and how it affects your life choices and future plans. My guest is Gilad Gamliel from Anxious & Abroad and he is very open in sharing his struggles with mental health issues, how he has learned to control them, the role travel plays in his journey, and the balance between planning vs. spontaneity. All this and more on today's episode so sit back and enjoy my talk with Gilad!

Has your anxiety ever stopped you from your travels? How has travel helped you overcome your anxiety?  Send me an audio message or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

Grab all the links discussed over on the show notes episode page.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 09:20 Why Start Talking About Mental Health & Diagnoses
  • 13:45 Compulsions & When Did It Start
  • 15:55 How To Tell If You May Need Help
  • 17:45 Breaking Free From The Comfort Bubble
  • 22:05 The Shock To The System
  • 23:45 What Did Travel Do For Gilad
  • 26:30 Freelance & Contract Work Anxiety
  • 28:35 Transformation You See In Yourself During & After Travel
  • 30:15 Tips For Traveling With Anxiety
  • 33:00 The Coming Out Process & Gay Travel Tips
  • 35:35 Travel Highlights
  • 36:20 American Culture & Returning Home 
  • 41:45 What Has Been Learned From Putting Yourself Out There
  • And so much more

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