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Living The Off Beat Life w/ Debbie Arcangeles

Living The Off Beat Life w/ Debbie Arcangeles

May 24, 2022

What type of lifestyle do you strive to create?

Today I am joined by digital nomad, fellow travel podcaster, and founder of The Offbeat Life, Debbie Arcangeles, to discuss how and why she ditched the cubicle to be her own boss.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to mold your own destiny, you do not want to miss this episode. We discuss lessons learned from becoming location independent, why it's important to embrace gratitude, honor your happiness and turn failures into successes, how to fund long-term travel, and so much more.

What does it mean to you to live an off-beat life? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How starting a podcast changed Debbie’s life
  • Why artistic expression won out against her family’s message to play it safe
  • The experience of traveling to a new country as an immigrant
  • What it was like to go to the United States for the first time and the most noticeable differences coming from the Philippines
  • Who had the biggest influence on Debbie as a child
  • Why Debbie wouldn’t change anything about her childhood
  • What the Offbeat Life means to Debbie
  • Key lessons learned from building a location independent lifestyle 
  • What is has been like to explore different remote jobs
  • Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
  • How to fund your long-term travel goals
  • Debbie’s most treasured memories from travel
  • The best off-beat destinations to visit
  • Which books Debbie recommends for aspiring digital nomads
  • And so much more

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Destination Bonanza w/ Chris Christensen

Destination Bonanza w/ Chris Christensen

May 17, 2022

What is your favorite part of learning about new destinations?

Today I am joined by my friend and fellow travel podcaster, Chris Christensen to explore some of our favorite destinations. As host of the Amateur Traveler Podcast, Chris has produced over 800 episodes about destination travel and has traveled to 85 countries/territories.

You are not going to want to miss this episode, we discuss up-and-coming destinations, some of Chris' childhood favorites, how to plan your next trip and pick a travel partner, simple ways to find work/life balance and so much more.

Which destination discussed in today's episode do you want to visit next? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune in to learn: 

  • Why a passion for learning caused Chris to fall in love with travel
  • Early travel memories from Chris' favorite National Parks 
  • How to find a balance between seeking new destinations and revisiting favorites
  • A few of Chris’ favorite road trips in his own backyard
  • Advice for finding harmony between your full-time job and passion for travel
  • Why taking advantage of opportunities is key to working your way around the globe
  • Simple things Chris has done to prioritize lifestyle first
  • How to set the pace and itinerary for your next trip
  • Up and coming destinations you should check out today
  • Why it's important to explore a region outside of major cities
  • The reason we feel more connected to some places over others
  • Bucketlist worthy festivals from all around the world
  • Which places you should visit if you love great food
  • A few of Chris’ favorite travel resources and strange destinations you need to visit
  • Why who you travel with is more important than where you travel to
  • And so much more

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Adventures In Urban Exploration w/ Greg  Abandoned

Adventures In Urban Exploration w/ Greg Abandoned

May 11, 2022

Have you ever had the urge to explore the world beyond the boundaries of society?

Today's guest, Greg Abandoned, shares his passion for urban exploration including stories of some of his most challenging journies, most cherished experiences, and all about the URBEX movement. 

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to visit parts of unseen society and want to know more about finding beauty in decay, then you don't want to miss this episode. We talk about how Greg found a new perspective on life through urban exploration, what inspired him to jump into this lifestyle, the unwritten rules of URBEX, and where you can start on your own journey.

Have you ever participated in urban exploration? I'd love to hear about your experience and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why Greg currently resides in Bejing 
  • What it was like to grow up in Poland and why he moved to England at 17
  • The biggest differences between English and Chinese culture 
  • Why Greg was arrested by the Chinese secret police and what happened during the interrogation
  • What exactly is URBEX
  • How to follow good etiquette when doing urban exploration
  • When and why Greg fell in love with urban exploration
  • Which video game inspired Greg to take a trip to Chornobyl and start his journey
  • What it means to find beauty in decay and satisfaction in overcoming obstacles
  • Unique travel stories from engaging in URBEX
  • How to start out on your own urban exploration adventure 
  • The importance of finding a balance between sharing and keeping undiscovered locations off the map
  • Why photography is an important part of the process for Greg
  • The most challenging urban exploration experiences Greg has ever had
  • How many times Greg has been caught or arrested during his journies
  • Why URBEX has given Greg a new purpose in life
  • The hidden meaning behind Chasing Bandos
  • And so much more

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Voyage to Montréal from Not Lost

Voyage to Montréal from Not Lost

May 11, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live like a local in the destinations you visit?

This week we are bringing you a bonus episode with a special preview of Not Lost, a new podcast about finding yourself in places you’ve never been from our friends at Pushkin Industries.

Host Brendan Francis Newnam takes us around the world, learning about new places by getting invited to a stranger’s house for dinner. From Montréal to Mexico City, Brendan and his guests drink, dance, and eat, learning as much about themselves as the places they visit.

In this preview, Brendan and his guest Danielle Henderson navigate the icy streets of Montréal in search of local history.

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Sustainable Travel 101 (How to Be A Better Traveler) w/ Richard Hammond

Sustainable Travel 101 (How to Be A Better Traveler) w/ Richard Hammond

May 3, 2022

Have you ever wondered how you can lessen your environmental impact during your next adventure? 

This week I am joined by Richard Hammond, who has devoted his life to helping others understand their environmental impact and how to make changes to live a more sustainable life. 

If you are someone who travels often then you don’t want to miss this episode, we cover practical strategies for lessening your carbon footprint, why travel helps us understand ourselves as global citizens, how to spot a company using greenwashing as a marketing strategy, and so much more. 

Which one of Richard’s tips will you apply to your next trip? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How climate change and sustainable travel became Richard’s primary focus
  • Why it has taken so long for eco-tourism to become mainstream
  • The reason travel is a necessity to build a more sustainable future
  • Why you should work towards being carbon neutral when traveling 
  • Tips for becoming a “flexitarian” when traveling
  • Which forms of travel have the lowest carbon footprint
  • What is “greenwashing” and how to spot a truly sustainable company
  • Why becoming a green traveler is a state of mind
  • How to find the most efficient airlines
  • Simple packing tips to make your trip more  environmentally friendly
  • The 3 Golden Rules to be more environmentally friendly on your next trip
  • Why it is crucial to share your actions with others
  • How to seek new adventures as a green traveler
  • All about Richard’s new book
  • The importance of habitat preservation for wildlife 
  • And so much more

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From Wall Street To Nepal, Life Changing Moments, And What It Means To Have Enough w/ James C. Hopkins

From Wall Street To Nepal, Life Changing Moments, And What It Means To Have Enough w/ James C. Hopkins

April 26, 2022

How has your life changed direction from traveling? 

This week I am joined by Poet, Entrepreneur, and retired Stockbroker, James C. Hopkins, to learn all about how he made the transition from a hectic life on Wall Street to living a simple Buddist life in Kathmandu. 

If you are a dreamer at heart then you will not want to miss this episode. We discuss why every experience has value, what compassion in action looks like, how to spend money wisely while traveling, why you should “shut up and do something” today and so much more.

What moments in your life have caused you to make big changes? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Rumpl, makers of sustainable and travel-friendly blankets and towels. With over 135 prints to choose from you will be sure to find a design that fits your style, use the code Zero at checkout to get 15% off your purchase. This episode is also brought to you by the US Bank Cash Plus Visa Signature Card, earn 5% cashback for doing what you love, and visit their website to discover how you can get a $200 cashback bonus.

Tune In To Learn:

  • Why the physical presence of books had a big influence on James' early life
  • The books James finds himself reading over and over again
  • What it was like growing up in the small town of Lynchburg Virginia
  • How James managed life as a stockbroker by day and poet by night
  • Why traveling to India inspired James to reconsider his conception of happiness
  • The decision that caused James to retire at 45
  • Lessons James learned as a stockbroker that carried into his new life
  • How James’ relationship with money and possessions changed over time
  • The power of saying “yes” to help others
  • Where James learned to transform cynicism into action
  • Why James was drawn to Buddhism and what it has taught him
  • Advice for navigating new beginnings
  • The difference between detachment and non-attachment
  • Ways that fear has transformed over the years
  • How to make the most out of your money when traveling 
  • And so much more

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Live Life Now! (w/ Jeff Jenkins from Chubby Diaries)

Live Life Now! (w/ Jeff Jenkins from Chubby Diaries)

April 19, 2022

Have you ever had an important life goal that you keep putting off?

Today I am joined by, digital nomad Jeff Jenkins, the founder of Chubby Diaries, to talk about why it's so important to live life now and follow your dreams today. 

You will not want to miss this episode, we discuss Jeff’s journey of leaving a job he hated to travel full time, how he started his business, why representation of travel for all body types matters, can’t miss destinations, and so much more. 

What are you going to do to embrace the present moment in your own life? I'd love to about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • How Jeff found himself stuck in a job he didn’t want for 9 years 
  • What made him finally take the leap of faith to leave
  • Why experiencing homelessness as a kid shaped Jeff’s life as an adult
  • How music helped jump start Jeff’s travels
  • Where Jeff went on his first international trip and why you should go too
  • The missionary trip that paved the way for Jeff’s entrepreneurial spirit
  • How Chubby Diaries came to be
  • Important things everyone should know about plus-size travel
  • Why it is so important to live life now
  • Tips for a positive flight experience as a plus-size traveler 
  • Why research can help make going on trips easier
  • Important books that influenced Jeff
  • 3 can’t miss destinations
  • And so much more

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Beauty Around The World w/ Yari Coello

Beauty Around The World w/ Yari Coello

April 12, 2022

When you hear the word “beauty” what is the first thing that comes to mind? 

Today I am joined by ex-pat and blogger, Yari Coello, to discuss why it's important to find beauty in unexpected ways, how to change the narrative of beauty and what you can do to pamper yourself as a traveler.

In this episode, we dive into different perceptions of beauty throughout the world, why representation through creativity and media shapes our ideals, Yari’s experience traveling to over 50 countries, and so much more.

How are you going to spoil yourself today? I'd love to hear what they are and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by Rumpl, makers of sustainable and travel-friendly blankets and towels. With over 135 prints to choose from you will be sure to find a design that fits your style, use the code Zero at checkout to get 15% off your purchase. This episode is also brought to you by the US Bank Cash Plus Visa Signature Card, earn 5% cashback for doing what you love, and visit their website to discover how you can get a $200 cashback bonus.

Tune In To Learn:

  • How Yari ended up in London and why she stayed
  • Why starting out with no money set Yari up for future success 
  • The ways someone’s relationship can change with a place over the years
  • What ingredients go into the perfect local Pub
  • How to look beyond surface-level beauty 
  • Changing the narrative of beauty on social media
  • How to change the narrative of beauty as a content creator
  • Where to find unique beauty experiences throughout the world
  • How to pamper yourself as a backpacker
  • Key elements of expanding the perception of beauty
  • Yari’s Top 3 Must-Go Destinations
  • Growing up in the South and the best foods in New Orleans
  • What’s next for Yari
  • And so much more

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Staying Healthy and Stress Free While Traveling w/ Kirsten Pontius

Staying Healthy and Stress Free While Traveling w/ Kirsten Pontius

April 5, 2022

Do you ever find yourself overcome by stressors in your daily life?

Today I am joined by Integrative Health Coach, Wellness Consultant, and Ex-pat, Kirsten Pontius, to discuss how you can reduce stress and increase happiness in your life no matter where you are and what you're doing.

If you have ever wondered how you can better manage and overcome difficulties in your life at home and on the road, then you do not want to miss this episode. Kirsten shares simple ways to bring joy and balance to your life, how to find routine during travel, why it's important to embrace the unfamiliar, and so much more.

What stress-reducing tool from today's episode do you want to apply to your life? I'd love to hear about it and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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This episode is brought to you by Better Help, visit their website today to get 10% off your first month of services.

Tune In To Learn:

  • What it's been like to live in Romania over the past 4 years
  • The unexpected gifts of giving birth in Thailand and Romania
  • How to raise a well-adjusted 3rd culture kid
  • The unlikely beginning to Kirsten's marriage
  • Why a tough year of teaching in Japan set the course for Wellness Coaching
  • How mindfulness can make struggle a catalyst for transformation
  • What it means to be the healthiest version of yourself
  • The foundational tools that will help you manage and overcome stress
  • Why it's important to create small rituals and set aside time to take a breath
  • How to find balance in your diet no matter where you are
  • What is the key to finding the motivation to exercise 
  • The importance of constant reflection to stay grounded
  • Where Kirsten is traveling next and what she misses most about the US
  • And so much more

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How To Buy A Location Independent Business

How To Buy A Location Independent Business

March 29, 2022

Have you ever dreamed of running a location-independent business but don't want to be bogged down by the time and effort of building one from the ground up?

Today I am joined by digital nomad, entrepreneur, and founder of buyingonlinebusinesses.com, Jaryd Krause, to explore how anyone can buy and grow a location-independent business.

If you have ever considered traveling the world and running your own business, you are not going to want to miss this episode. Jaryd openly shares his wealth of knowledge including what types of businesses to consider, where to look for investment opportunities,  and how to properly vet a prospect. We also dive into some of his favorite places to travel, how to keep a healthy balance while working on the road and so much more. 

What tips would you give to a first-time traveler? 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. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get:

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why traveling the world has shaped Jaryd’s life
  • When Jaryd decided to leave his job as a plumber for good and how he found balance in work and travel
  • Advice for people who want to start traveling full time
  • Conquering mindset and overcoming fears when buying an online business
  • Why do people want to sell their businesses
  • How to decide whether you should buy a business or start your own business
  • 3 types of online businesses you can buy and how to decide what works best for you
  • What financial investment is needed to purchase an online business
  • Where to start the research and what questions to ask
  • Do you need to be emotionally invested in the business you buy
  • How to assemble the team and hire the skills needed to sustain and grow your business
  • What is the process of due diligence when buying a business
  • Best practices for building a sellable business
  • Questions to ask yourself before making a purchase
  • Why solo travel is important for personal growth
  • The value in embracing boredom and creating space for yourself in daily life
  • Jaryd’s most life-changing trip and favorite places to travel
  • And so much more

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