Zero To Travel Podcast
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?
Empty Nest Nomad with Palle Bo

Empty Nest Nomad with Palle Bo

March 17, 2020

Do you believe travel makes you more creative? Has it brought you closer to your family and friends?

Today I will be talking with Palle Bo from The Radio Vagabond and we will be talking about becoming a nomad organically, working while traveling, and how being an empty nester became the catalyst to his vagabond lifestyle. We also discuss why Palle feels like a life completely on the road has actually brought him closer to his family and friends which is not something I had really thought about but I find to be true as well.

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 here!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:15 Being Home 
  • 13:25 The Tale of Palle
  • 17:10 Bringing You Closer
  • 20:55 Long Term Travel & Getting Ready
  • 24:40 The Love Of Radio, Audio, & Cows
  • 29:05 How Has Podcasting On The Road Changed Things
  • 32:25 Stand Out Podcast Guests
  • 35:00 Tips & Challenges For Working On The Road
  • 40:35 Adventures On The Road
  • 45:40 The Most Memorable Moments & Countries
  • 48:20 Stretching The Budget & Why Hostels Are For Everyone
  • 53:25 Loneliness On The Road
  • 57:00 Advice On Travel
  • And so much more!

 

Top 10 Reasons To Love Living Abroad

Top 10 Reasons To Love Living Abroad

March 10, 2020

Have you always wanted to live abroad? Join me as we dive into why I love living abroad and what you can expect if you decide to take the leap.

Today I will be talking with my friend, Botik Quest, about the top 10 reasons to love living abroad. We discuss what it's like living abroad, what we love about it, and what we have learned about the places we now call home and, even more importantly, about what we have learned about ourselves during our time abroad. I really loved recording this episode and the new perspectives that living abroad has given me. 

Check out the full show notes here!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 05:15 How Did Jason & Botik Meet
  • 10:45 Botik Quest: A Modern Day Hobo
  • 19:50 The Problem With The Term Ex-Pat
  • 22:40 Let The Games Begin - Number 5
  • 36:25 Number 4: All About Perspective
  • 48:20 Number 3: Exploring 
  • 53:45 Number 2: Mobility & New Cultures
  • 01:14:15 Number 1: Social Systems
  • And so much more!
How To Teach English Online w/ Rachel Story

How To Teach English Online w/ Rachel Story

March 3, 2020

Welcome back my friend, Rachel Story from Grateful Gypsies, who is an expert on teaching English online, who knows cheap nomad hotspots around the world, and has first-hand experience of why teaching English online is a fast track option to the location independent lifestyle.

Today we will be talking about how teaching English gives you the ability to slow travel, the exact steps you need to get started, the best resources for companies to work for, how much you can get paid, how to handle the timezone challenges of online teaching and how you can schedule your teaching around you travel schedule. Plus so much more!   

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. 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 12:25 For The Love Of Music
  • 16:00 Origin Story & Freedom
  • 22:50 How To Get Started Teaching English Online
  • 27:30 Let's Talk Money & Timezones
  • 31:20 Defining Freedom & Schedules
  • 33:55 The 3 F's Of Teaching English Online
  • 38:30 Getting Hired & Tips
  • 40:45 Competition & Must-Have's
  • 45:40 Wander Planning Technique
  • 51:00 What's Next & Teaching Freedom Course Discount
  • And so much more!
An African In India w/ Kevin K Cheeseman

An African In India w/ Kevin K Cheeseman

February 25, 2020

Welcome my friend, Kevin Cheeseman, an author who has used the power of travel to change the questions he asks himself, therefore, reshaping his choices in life. We will be discussing what those questions were, how being an African in India rocked his world, and how his decision to leave his stable job & travel has indelibly changed him for the better. 

Has travel changed the questions you have asked yourself? What impact has those new perspectives and questions had on your life?

Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed here!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 04:30 Kevin's Life in Ghana & After In London
  • 12:25 Having Two Backgrounds
  • 16:30 The Monsoon Diaries: Asking Yourself Questions
  • 22:30 Cultural Permissions
  • 25:05 India & Spirituality
  • 31:25 Standing Out As An African In India
  • 40:20 Meeting His Wife
  • 44:15 Social Enterprise, Income & Writing
  • 47:25 Pack Back Society
  • 50:35 Portugal Feels Like Home
  • 52:35 Courage Is Powerful
  • And so much more!
How To Take “Big Leaps” So You Can Travel

How To Take “Big Leaps” So You Can Travel

February 18, 2020

Are you wanting to get out of the rat race and start seeing the world? Do you dream of location independent income so that you can live life on your terms instead of your employers? 

We had an amazing time on our Big Leap live cast featuring a few of the speakers who will be at Camp Indie and I wanted to share our conversation with Caroline "Caz" Makepeace from YTravel Blog, one of the biggest travel blogs out there today. We discuss why life isn't perfect and it shouldn't be, what her first big leap was, and what is her formula for taking these big leaps throughout life.

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

Tune In To Learn:

  • 03:15 Caz's Current Life
  • 04:45 The Fist Big Leap
  • 08:20 Formula For Leaping
  • 13:00 Your Why & Your Fear
  • 16:00 Embrace The Chaos
  • 17:30 Community Is Everything
  • 20:50 What Caz Will Be Talking About At Camp Indie
  • And so much more!
How To Overcome Travel Anxiety and Fear Of Flying

How To Overcome Travel Anxiety and Fear Of Flying

February 11, 2020

Do you ever get stressed out or anxious while you are traveling? These situations pop up if you travel long enough and you will eventually end up in a place or event that may raise your anxiety levels. In today's show, we will be talking about the fear of flying but in fact, it is so much more than just that. You will learn how to run your brain instead of letting your brain run you in these high-stress moments, how to conquer phobias, and why self-medicating might not be the best idea.

If you are not afraid of flying, no worries because this episode is jammed packed with so much more information that is applicable to everyone and you will use it time and time again.

What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you afraid of flying? How have you dealt with that fear? Let me know in the comments below!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 03:05 Jason Is Coming Clean
  • 06:40 Introductions
  • 09:00 Studying Phobias
  • 19:30 Fear Of Flying & Its Effects
  • 28:00 Panic Attacks
  • 30:30 Self Medicated Downside
  • 32:15 Turbulence Reality
  • 36:00 Tips & Tricks To Help Fear
  • 41:15 Understanding Your Brain
  • 42:20 Working From Passion
  • 44:20 Best Advice For Entrepreneurs
  • And so much more!

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Ireland: Travel, Music, and History w/ Garvan Rushe

Ireland: Travel, Music, and History w/ Garvan Rushe

January 28, 2020

We are heading to the emerald isle Ireland in this good ole' fashioned destination episode. My guest today is Garvan Rushe who is from Ireland and will help us answer how history affects modern Ireland, how to take part in a music experience that will NEVER happen again, & how to make your time in Ireland the best you have ever had.

What are you most looking forward to on your next visit to Ireland? If you have been before, what was your favorite experience? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 07:10 The Feeling Of Home
  • 12:10 History Affecting Today & The Love Of Craic
  • 20:50 Talking Politics & What Is Celtic
  • 28:45 Studying Irish History
  • 40:50 Culture Is In The Music
  • 51:30 Finding Good Music In Ireland
  • 53.55 For The Love Of Dublin
  • 1:04:40 Must-Sees Outside Of Dublin
  • 1:09:50 The Food Of Ireland
  • 1:14:00 Biggest Misconceptions About Ireland
  • 1:16:50 Favorite Historical Tale
  • 1:22:00 Running A Tour Company
  • And so much more!

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Life As An Experiment w/ Jason Robinson

Life As An Experiment w/ Jason Robinson

January 21, 2020

I am so happy to bring on my friend and Location Indie member, Jason Robinson from The Nomad Experiment, to talk about how living life as an experiment can free you, how a small amount of money and a little time away can change your life completely, and why progress over perfection is so important in everything you do. Are you ready for the ultimate experiment?

What are your biggest take-aways from this episode? Are you ready to live your life as more of an experiment? Let me know in the comments on the episode page!

Tune In To Learn:

  • 13:00 Original Mindset & Opening A New Path
  • 24:50 Choosing Progressive Over Perfection
  • 33:05 Life As An Experiment
  • 39:45 Naturally Positive?
  • 47:50 Road Tripping & Reality
  • 53:00 Balancing Work & Travel
  • 1:03:00 Highlights From The National Parks
  • 1:08:15 Facing Fear & Fighting Back
  • 1:12:00 What's Up Next (Including Dentistry)
  • And so much more!

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