Zero To Travel Podcast
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
How To Travel The World Working On A Yacht (Travel Job Series)

How To Travel The World Working On A Yacht (Travel Job Series)

July 14, 2020

What can you do if you want to travel but those bills are telling you NO? Find a way to get paid while still wandering the world!

Today's episode incorporates yet another option out there in our travel job series and Heather Steele knows all about leaving that corporate job to get out and see the world via yachts.  This is an industry that I hadn't heard about before and Heather did not disappoint in giving us more info than I could ever expect. We even get into the serendipity that lead to this career for her, the immense importance of getting support from others, & other travel job options out there for you to explore.

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:

  • 09:50 How Did You Get Started In Yachting?
  • 13:30 Why You Don't Need To Settle For Your Excuses
  • 15:50 Serendipity In Life & Careers
  • 18:30 Travel Jobs Are A Lifestyle
  • 23:00 Crew Houses, Certifications & Costs
  • 29:45 Ranks, Contracts, & Pay You Can Expect
  • 40:00 Yachting Seasons & The Day To Day Life Onboard
  • 45:20 Lessons Learned About Yourself & Mindset
  • 47:15 The Social Side Of Yachting & Logistics
  • 52:55 Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous
  • 56:15 Where Do You Live & Relax While Onboard As Crew
  • 57:15 Seeing the World On & Off The Yacht
  • 01:05:20 Safety On Board & Other Concerns Loved One's May Have
  • And so much more
What Does “Home” Mean For Nomads w/ Diego Bejarano Gerke

What Does “Home” Mean For Nomads w/ Diego Bejarano Gerke

July 7, 2020

What is "home"? If you are or were a digital nomad, where would you call home?

The idea of "home" is an interesting one because while I am from the US, I now live in Norway but I used to travel full-time so where would I call home. Today's guest is someone who was raised all over the world and now runs one of the most popular co-living & co-working entrepreneurial travel programs out there today, Diego Bejarano Gerke from Wifi Tribe. Diego helps like-minded adventurers, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and location-independent people be successful citizens of the world as they develop their businesses by learning from each other and create a constellation of friendships that can last a lifetime.

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.

Don't forget to check out the full show notes with all the links discussed in today's show.

 

Tune In To Learn:

  • 08:50 How Traveling Young Affects You Later In Life
  • 09:50 What Is The Norweigan Russefeiring (The Russ)?
  • 12:30 The Cultural Draws From Living In Multiple Places
  • 15:30 What Is "Home"?
  • 19:20 Pro's & Cons of Moving Abroad Often With Kids
  • 24:30 The Entrepreneurial Startup Life
  • 31:30 Redesigning Your Lifestyle
  • 36:30 Tips For Negotiating For Remote Work
  • 40:20 What Makes A Successful Remote or Location Independent Worker?
  • 42:10 What Are The Most Successful Business Trends
  • 40:55 Finding Balance Between Work & Personal Time
  • 49:50 Favorite Spots For Co-Living & Co-Working
  • And so much more
Lessons From Traveling To 193 Countries While Working Full Time w/ Brian Asher

Lessons From Traveling To 193 Countries While Working Full Time w/ Brian Asher

June 30, 2020

Is it even possible to travel and work full time? Can teaching actually pay enough to get you on the road and traveling? Plus...what is my secret travel fantasy (ohhhhhh!).

I am so grateful that one of the kindest human beings on Earth is here with me today to talk about traveling to 193 countries while teaching full time, how the passing of a loved one can be the impetus to a life of travel, and how to weave your other passions into travel to improve the experience and your mindset, Brian Asher from The World Hiker.

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:

  • 09:30 An Inspired Life & Brotherly Love
  • 16:10 The Healing Nature Of Travel
  • 19:30 Why Every Country In The World
  • 21:45 Combining Your Passions While Traveling
  • 26:50 How Traveling & Working Full Time Mix
  • 31:00 The Ghost In The Room
  • 32:10 Teaching Abroad As A Means Of Travel
  • 35:10 Traveling On A Teacher's Salary & Packing Tips
  • 39:45 Traveling In Lesser Known or "Dangerous" Places 
  • 48:10 Safety Tips When Traveling
  • 50:50 Resources That Brian Recommends
  • 52:50 Money Management Tips & Being Robbed
  • 55:50 Advice On Getting In With The Locals
  • 57:10 Most Memorable Meals
  • 59:55 The Beauty & Logistics of Pakistan
  • And so much more
Is Your Summer Vacation Destroying The Planet? w/ Seth Kugel

Is Your Summer Vacation Destroying The Planet? w/ Seth Kugel

June 23, 2020

Is your summer vacation destroying the planet? This is a very important question and we want to be very good travelers & world citizens but in doing so are we causing more damage to an already fragile world. How can we treat the planet the way it needs to be treated while still fulfilling our travel dreams? Today's episode is not to make you feel guilty but to educate/inform and I am very happy to have on my friend Seth Kugel who is an author of many books, columnist/travel writer, and world traveler.

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:

  • 08:30 How Guilty Should You Feel About Your Vacation? NYT Article
  • 15:50 Why Travel Shaming Doesn't Work
  • 22:05 What Can You Do To Make Things Better
  • 25:45 Learn From The Knowledge Of Today
  • 28:30 Not All Trips Are Created Equally
  • 32:10 The Cost of AirBnB, Overtourism & the Disney Experience
  • 42:10 How "Influencers" Glorify Travel & Experiences
  • 46:30 Downside Of Travel Writing
  • 48:50 Current Projects for Seth
  • 51:30 Should Travel Be More Expensive To Offset The Environmental Damage
  • And so much more
How To Exchange Your Home For Free Accommodations Around The World w/ Emmanual Arnaud

How To Exchange Your Home For Free Accommodations Around The World w/ Emmanual Arnaud

June 18, 2020

Today we are talking about how you can get plugged into a community that can get you free accommodations around the world with CEO of HomeExchange.com, Emmanual Arnaud.  While we are still in the midst of the COVID pandemic so you may not be going overseas right now, it doesn't mean that you can't start planning all your future travels today. Emmanual & I  will be diving into how HomeExchange works, bust some myths, and how they are making sure you stay safe and well taken care of throughout your travels.

We are so excited to partner with HomeExchange.com and 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:

  • 09:30 Growing Up In France & The U.S.
  • 11:50 The Not So Typical Places In France
  • 13:40 Best Long Distance Hikes
  • 17:50 Passion For Travel Begins & Hiking In Mongolia
  • 24:00 Sustainable Development As A Passion
  • 30:00 Core Values & HomeExchange Beginnings
  • 37:00 How Does HomeExchange Work
  • 41:00 Safety, Community, & An Even Playing Field
  • 47:35 Authentic Experiences & The Sharing Economy
  • 52:05 Do You Have To Own A Home To Participate
  • 54:20 Costs 
  • 01:04:00 HomeExchange In The Era of COVID-19 
  • And so much more

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