Zero To Travel Podcast
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
Reflections On Rock And Roll Life with Øystein Greni

Reflections On Rock And Roll Life with Øystein Greni

August 18, 2020

I got the chance to sit down with one of Norway's biggest rock legends, Øystein Greni from the band Big Bang, and record today's awesome podcast (pre-COVID of course). We get into songwriting, where creativity comes from, how expectations can screw things up, and the touring lifestyle plus how skateboarding in his youth was a catalyst to his rock n roll future. All of this and more in today's episode so buckle up, strap in and listen to the pearls of wisdom from this rock icon.

Do you have a passion for music? How have your expectations actually screwed things up? Where does your creativity come from? 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 here!

5 Predictions On The Future Of Travel

5 Predictions On The Future Of Travel

August 11, 2020

What is the future of travel? When will we be able to safely travel again? Will the cost of flights skyrocket? While I don't own a crystal ball (or any psychic abilities) I am going to give you my top 5 predictions on the future of travel over the next 3 to 5 years and I am going to answer the question 'should you get back out there on the road?'. Grab your favorite drink and join me for today's episode!

What are some of your predictions for the future of travel? Send me an audio message or shoot me an email over at Jason@ZeroToTravel.com.

Tune In To Learn:

  • 06:50 The Unraveling Of America 
  • 08:30 Prediction # 1: Airline Ticket Prices
  • 13:40 Prediction # 2: Regional Travel
  • 19:00 Prediction # 3: Slow Travel
  • 20:40 Prediction # 4: Human-Powered Adventures
  • 24:50 Prediction # 5: Different Kind Of Connections
  • 29:55 Should You Get Back Out There?
  • And so much more

Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed in today's episode here!

 

Nomad Lifestyle with Nomad Cruise Founder Johannes Voelkner

Nomad Lifestyle with Nomad Cruise Founder Johannes Voelkner

August 4, 2020

Is the digital nomad lifestyle calling out to you? Do you want to get the inside tips, tricks, and methods to make sure you are a successful digital nomad?

 

Check out today's episode as we are talking about the full-time travel lifestyle and the different perspectives that come from it. I am very happy to have on my friend Johannes Voelkner from The Nomad Cruise and we are touching on how sometimes the more you travel the more you crave routine & familiarity, the two key things to your nomad lifestyle success, and the up and coming destinations that don't currently have a large digital nomad scene.

 

This episode was recorded prior to COVID-19 and there are currently no cruises allowed at this time but you can get on their email list to get notified when the cruises will be available again.

 

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:

  • 08:05 The Steps That Exist In The Nomad Life
  • 10:15 Craving The Familiarity & What Is Home
  • 13:40 Digital Nomad Life & The Nomad Cruise
  • 19:20 Understanding The Power Of Community
  • 26:40 What It Takes To Be A Digital Nomad & Battling Overwhelm
  • 31:35 The Two Key Things To Digital Nomadism & What Businesses Are Thriving
  • 36:30 How To Still Be Productive When Fast Traveling
  • 38:10 Why You Need To Unplug
  • 40:30 Possible Up And Coming Digital Nomad Spots
  • 50:15 Hard Decisions, Lifestyle Design & Passion Projects
  • And so much more

Check out the show notes with all the links here!

The Wonder Of Travel with Aaron Millar

The Wonder Of Travel with Aaron Millar

July 28, 2020

In today's episode, my friend Aaron Millar from Armchair Explorer and I talk all about wonder and how it fuels us to travel and explore. Aaron is an award-winning travel writer, documentary presenter & author of two amazing books 50 Greatest Wonders Of The World & 50 Greatest National Parks Of The World and he shares some incredible advice on using travel content creation to add more adventure to your life. Aaron has some amazing stories that he shares with us including how a 100-mile pub crawl kicked off his career as a travel writer, travel writing tips, & pitching to publishers so buckle up, sit back, relax, and let's talk travel.

 

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.

 

Grab all the links we discussed in the show in the show notes!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 11:00 The Ultimate Pub Crawl
  • 18:00 Running From The Music Biz To Writing
  • 20:20 How To Become A Travel Writer & The Hail Mary Pitch
  • 27:30 Operating From Intuition, Intention & Manifestation
  • 35:30 How To Live Life To The Fullest & What That Means For You
  • 42:00 Creating Yourself In New Places & Minimalism 
  • 49:00 The Great Wonder Deficit
  • 01:00:40 Travel Writing Tips & Starting As A Side Hustle
  • And so much more
Cultivating Your Creativity Through Travel w/ Jillian & Chris

Cultivating Your Creativity Through Travel w/ Jillian & Chris

July 23, 2020

Today's episode we are getting into why creativity is interwoven with travel so profoundly. We are all creative beings but at some points in our lives we can lose sight of that or we forget that due to doubts and fears but creativity lives within us all and travel is one of the best conduits back to it. It is time that we give ourselves permission to do something that we maybe didn't feel we could or should be doing like traveling the world or creating amazing works of art.

 

Jillian & Chris Amatt help us identify what it means to be an artist, creative &/or entrepreneur, and how you show up differently in the world once you give yourself permission to be that. We also take a look at how to break out of the debt cycle, how small gestures can be the most impactful, and how you too can be a travel "swiss army knife" just like Jillian & Chris.

 

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:

  • 11:10 The Intention For Living An Artistic Life
  • 12:15 Starting As A Child & The Small Gestures
  • 17:45 Embracing Your Artistry & Giving Yourself Permission
  • 20:50 Where Does Creativity Come From?
  • 24:00 Selling Everything To Travel The World & The Debt Cycle
  • 32:20 Liberation & The Financials
  • 37:20 The Art of Housesitting
  • 39:00 Pre-Planning vs Figuring It Out While On The Road (With Debt)
  • 43:00 Highlights From Full Time Travel
  • 48:45 Slow Travel vs. The Go-Go-Go Lifestyle
  • 52:05 The Travel "Swiss Army Knife" & Advice On How To Do It
  • 54:05 How Does Manifesting Work?
  • 56:50 Best Online Resources For This Lifestyle
  • 59:20 Advice On Living A Life Of Travel
  • 01:01:32 Being Adaptable & What Do They Like Best
  • 01:03:10 Most Important & Profound Things You Have Learned About Yourself & Each Other
  • And so much more

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