Zero To Travel Podcast
Zero To Travel Podcast
Jason Moore
✈️ The Zero To Travel Podcast has been downloaded 12+ million times and named a "Best Travel Podcast" by The Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph, and Forbes. Subscribe now and get everything you need to travel the world on your terms, no matter what your situation or experience. Welcome to our amazing global listening community! ABOUT THE SHOW Do you want to fill your life with more travel than you ever thought possible? Whether you're a travel newbie dying to figure out how to explore the world, an occasional traveler longing to make your holiday every day, or an experienced globetrotter seeking unique ways to keep traveling full-time, you're in the right place. Since 2013, "Travel Ambassador" Jason Moore from zerototravel.com has been picking the brains of adventurous people living life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly. Along the way, you'll get actionable advice, life-changing perspectives, and key resources that will improve your life AND help you travel as we get down and dirty on topics like; starting and running an online business from anywhere, the best off-the-beaten path destinations to visit, travel and work opportunities, gutsy budget travel strategies, surprising ways to earn free travel, the digital nomad life, unconventional travel based lifestyles, fun travel jobs, how to plan epic adventures, backpacking, remote work, how to take a gap year or a career break, 4-hour work week inspired topics, ex-pat life, slow travel, travel hacking, sustainable travel, human powered adventures, trips worth planning, and everything in between. Host Bio: Jason wandered the planet as a nomad for over a decade and spent 15+ years on the road as a tour manager in events/music, a seasonal adventure travel tour guide, and a digital nomad. Originally from the USA, he is now a dual citizen (Norway/USA) based in Oslo. He is obsessed with helping YOU explore our planet on your terms, regardless of your current situation or experience. Follow the show (it's FREE!) and welcome to the global community. 🙏 PS - If you'd like to access our paid premium feed with ad-free shows, bonus episodes, and more for just $3/month go to zerototravel.com/premium.
Greatest Hits: How To Find Seasonal Jobs In Great Places with CoolWorks.com
What happens when you realize you don’t want your career anymore or don't want to use your degree? My guests may have the answer! Matt Moore and Kelcey Fowler are the owners of CoolWorks, a website to help you find seasonal jobs in great places - everything from national parks to ski resorts, retreat centers, and whatever else you can think of!  Matt and Kelcey talk about what led them to pursue an unconventional path and share insight into how you can do the same. You'll hear all about how to build your travels around seasonal work, great places and opportunities to explore, and advice for landing the job. What seasonal job would you love to do? I’d love to hear your thoughts and hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message. We're pulling past episodes from the archives to highlight travel jobs this month! This episode was originally published in 2018. Premium Passport: Get ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and access to all episodes for only $3/month. Subscribe now! Tune In To Learn: How to experience a rich lifestyle without a traditional job Important questions to consider when choosing the unconventional route How easy it is to get a seasonal job and who it’s best for Small hacks to help with the application process How you can be an attractive candidate The best times of the year to apply Things to pay attention to when choosing a seasonal job How they create work-life balance as the owners of Cool Works And much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Sign up for our FREE newsletter Want to travel with me to Morocco? Sign up for more info! Check out CoolWorks Want More? How To Have Fun, Make Money and Travel The World With Seasonal Jobs Travel Jobs Series: How To Become A Whitewater Rafting Guide + The Game of Life How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series Thanks To Our Sponsors US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card - Get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  Nissan - There’s no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise - Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. Go City - Save up to 50% on the best attractions, tours, and activities. Visit zerototravel.com/gocity and use the promo code ‘ZEROTOTRAVEL5’ for an additional 5% off.
Feb 22
1 hr 16 min
Top 7 Grand European Journeys With Lucas Peters
Planning a trip to Europe? Lucas Peters is the author of the new Moon guidebook, Grand European Journeys: 40 Unforgettable Trips by Road, Rail, Sea & More. As an award-winning writer and travel expert, Lucas shares his top seven routes (plus a few bonus destinations!) to help you plan your ultimate European journey. Whether you're exploring Europe for the first time or returning for a new adventure, Lucas' list offers options for every traveler. You’ll also hear about his experience as a travel writer and what life is like in Morocco with this family.  Speaking of Morocco…. We’ve partnered with Lucas’ travel company, Journey Beyond Travel, to run an epic trip for the Zero To Travel community! Are you in?! Sign up for the waitlist to get more info. Where are you going to head first? I'd love to hear about your European travel plans and hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message. Premium Passport: Get ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and access to all episodes for only $3/month. Subscribe now! Tune In To Learn: The reality of making a living as a travel writer What it’s like to immerse yourself in a culture as an outsider Unexpected adventures you can have in Morocco When it makes sense to buy a Eurail train pass compared to buying tickets on the fly or traveling by car The best rail trip for both first-timers and regular travelers to Europe The two cities you should pair together for a weeklong adventure Island and mountain destinations that are perfect for disconnecting Two city routes to experience a different side of Europe (with vibes you won’t find anywhere else!) Why this country will always have something new to explore (even if you’ve been before) Where to go for the road trip of a lifetime with family and a multi-generational getaway And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Sign up for our FREE newsletter Want to travel with me to Morocco? Sign up for more info! Grab a copy of Lucas’ book, Grand European Journeys Check out Journey Beyond Travel Follow Journey Beyond Travel on Instagram Want More? Morocco Travel: Beyond Marrakech w/ Lucas Peters Travel Legend Rick Steves Top 5 Alternative European Destinations (to Avoid the Crowds) with Joseph Reaney Thanks To Our Sponsors US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card - Get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  Nissan - There’s no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise - Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. Go City - Save up to 50% on the best attractions, tours, and activities. Visit zerototravel.com/gocity and use the promo code ‘ZEROTOTRAVEL5’ for an additional 5% off.
Feb 20
1 hr 10 min
Greatest Hits: The Au Pair Experience + Do You Need The Perfect Travel Job?
Have you ever thought of being an au pair? Do you think you need the perfect travel job? Caroline Harkins has been living in Norway for nearly two years as an au pair (and is hoping to stay after her contract ends!). But what exactly does an au pair do, and how does it allow you to travel? Today, you'll learn why being an au pair is more than just taking care of kids. You'll hear about what led her to become an au pair, insight into finding jobs, and creating a life in a new country. What can you do to start your life abroad? I'd love to hear your thoughts and hope you'll share by sending me an audio message. We're pulling past episodes from the archives to highlight travel jobs this month! This episode was originally published in 2018. Premium Passport: Get ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and access to all episodes for only $3/month. Subscribe now! Tune In To Learn: Why she landed on Norway and red flags to look for when choosing your country The qualifications you need to become an au pair How this job can push you out of your comfort zone and build your confidence Ways to identify when a family isn't going to be a fit (and advice for prospective families) How she created a social life in a new country while balancing work Why being an au pair can be a stepping stone for a life abroad What it's like being a mini-ambassador for your home country Her experience with culture shock abroad and when coming home And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Sign up for our FREE newsletter Want to travel with me to Morocco? Sign up for more info! Duolingo Pimsleur AuPairWorld Couch Surfing Want More? How To Become An Au Pair Random Travel Jobs, Digital Nomading and Slow Travel with Hannah Dixon How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World Thanks To Our Sponsors: US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card - Get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  Nissan - There's no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise - Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. Go City - Save up to 50% on the best attractions, tours, and activities. Visit zerototravel.com/gocity and use the promo code 'ZEROTOTRAVEL5' for an additional 5% off.
Feb 15
1 hr 1 min
Travel Trends, Tools, and Tips (February 2024)
Want to stay up to date on the latest in travel? Tune in for my top five trends, tools, and tips for February 2024. Plus, I’m sharing a recent epiphany that will exponentially improve my year - and it could help you, too! What did you think of this episode? What do you want to hear more about? I'd love to get your thoughts and hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message. Premium Passport: Get ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and access to all episodes for only $3/month. Subscribe now! Tune In To Learn: Why now may be the best time to book your flights The newest countries to roll out digital nomad visas Two travel styles that are quickly gaining traction Why even the most spontaneous adventurers can benefit from some planning (trust me!)  A tip for enhancing your travel experience (or avoiding crowds) And much more  Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Sign up for our FREE newsletter Want to travel with me to Morocco? Sign up for more info! Read the CNN article on airfare The latest visas from East Asia and North America Check out Songkick Want More? When Is the Best Time to Book a Flight (In 2024) With Christie Hudson Top 5 Countries For Solo Travelers, The Future of Tourism, and Making An Impact with Matt Berna from Intrepid Travel 3 Travel Trends You Should Know w/ Paige McClanahan (2022) Thanks To Our Sponsors US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card - Get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  Nissan - There’s no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise - Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. Go City - Save up to 50% on the best attractions, tours, and activities. Visit zerototravel.com/gocity and use the promo code ‘ZEROTOTRAVEL5’ for an additional 5% off.
Feb 13
32 min
Greatest Hits: Alaska Fishing Jobs
Would you want to spend a season on a fishing boat? Hold on and get your sea legs ready! Today, you're getting an inside look into the Alaskan fishing industry from longtime fisherman Patrick. You'll hear all about his beginnings on board a fishing boat at 13 and his life now as the captain of his own ship (plus his plans to bring his girlfriend on board!). You'll learn about making money while you travel, how to use seasonal jobs to fuel your adventures, and more. Are you up for the adventure? I'd love to hear your thoughts and hope you'll share by sending me an audio message. We're pulling past episodes from the archives to highlight travel jobs this month! This episode was originally published in 2019. Tune In To Learn: The hierarchy and positions on a boat What you need to work on a fishing boat How to encounter locals (and the world) in a different way How his experiences redefined his baseline of comfort and who he is as a person Typical pay for fishing boat crews How to find work and tips to make sure you get on a good boat What you can do to be a great leader The reality of a fishing boat experience (vs. "reality" TV shows) How to stay safe on your boat (and onshore) Sustainability concerns around fishing Resources: Subscribe to our FREE newsletter Want to travel with me to Morocco? Sign up for more info! Today's Sponsors - US Bank, Nissan, Wise, Go City Craigslist Want More? How To Work For An Airline And Fly For Free: Travel Jobs Series Random Travel Jobs, Digital Nomading and Slow Travel with Hannah Dixon How To Travel The World Working On A Yacht (Travel Job Series) Thanks To Our Sponsors US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days. There's no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. Save up to 50% on the best attractions, tours, and activities with Go City. Visit zerototravel.com/gocity and use the promo code 'ZEROTOTRAVEL5' for an additional 5% off.
Feb 8
1 hr 8 min
Why Black Americans Are Moving Abroad With Chrishan Wright
What is the Blaxit movement, and why are Black Americans deciding to move abroad? Chrishan Wright is a leader at the forefront of the Blaxit movement and the founder of Blaxit Global, a visionary platform dedicated to empowering the African diaspora to pursue a life abroad. She is also the host of the Blaxit Global Podcast, featuring inspiring conversations with trailblazing Black expats who left their country of origin out of fear or frustration to live out their wildest dreams abroad. Chrishan unpacks this question and shares insight into the movement’s current and future direction. As an expat living in Portugal, we also get into her #1 strategy for setting yourself up for happiness with a move abroad, advice for living abroad as an introvert, and some of the best destinations to move to. Are you considering a move abroad? I'd love to hear why and where you’re headed! Send me an audio message and let me know. Tune In To Learn: How to structure a scouting trip and why it’s essential to get into the mindset of a local before settling on your new home country Her experience living abroad and why she feels more embraced in foreign countries What’s led to the Blaxit movement and her experiences with racism and “othering” How moving abroad can lift barriers and allow for new opportunities (no matter who you are) How her daily life has improved and why she considers this past year a “return to self” Why she considers herself a “travelvert” and how living abroad has challenged her beliefs about herself and others Advice for finding opportunities and taking risks when transitioning into a new endeavor The most popular destinations that Black Americans are moving to What she misses most about living in the States (her and I both!) And so much more Resources: Subscribe to our FREE newsletter Want to travel with me to Morocco? Sign up for more info! Today's Sponsors - US Bank, Nissan, Wise, Go City Check out Chrishan’s community and podcast, Blaxit Global Move to Portugal Virtual Summit Blaxit Global Move Abroad Course Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson How to Recognize Your White Privilege TEDx by Peggy McIntosh Want More? Solo Travel, Coffee, and Blackpacking w/ Jarika Johnson The Location Free Lifestyle With Melody from Black Digital Nomad The Slow Travel Philosophy + Traveling As A Black Woman with Oneika Raymond Thanks To Our Sponsors US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  There’s no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. Save up to 50% on the best attractions, tours, and activities with Go City. Visit zerototravel.com/gocity and use the promo code ‘ZEROTOTRAVEL5’ for an additional 5% off.
Feb 6
1 hr 13 min
Get Paid To See the World (This Might Change Your Life - It Did Mine)
Want to build a life of travel but not sure where to begin? Tune in every Thursday this month as we reshare some epic past episodes on travel jobs! Today, I’m sharing a quick story about how I got started in travel and highlighting three myths about travel jobs that will help open your mind to what’s possible.  What questions do you have about travel jobs? What other themes do you want to see highlighted on the show? I'd love to hear your thoughts and hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message. Resources: Subscribe to our FREE newsletter Today's Sponsors - US Bank, Wise, Nissan Thanks To Our Sponsors US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  There’s no better vehicle for adventure than the 2024 Nissan Pathfinder. Learn more at www.nissanusa.com. Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel.
Feb 2
12 min
Why Flying Is Miserable (And How To Fix It) With Ganesh Sitaraman
From economic turbulence and overworked employees to the issues that affect everyday travelers, like delays, cancellations, lost luggage, and reduced routes – it's safe to say the airport experience has gotten pretty rough! Ganesh Sitaraman is on a mission to improve the airline industry for travelers, and his new book Why Flying Is Miserable: And How to Fix It lays out a plan for how leaders could fix flying to serve more people more efficiently and with fewer federal bailouts and headaches. Ganesh is a Doctor of Law from Harvard and is currently a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School. He’s a policy expert who teaches and writes about constitutional law, the regulatory state, economic policy, democracy, and foreign affairs.  In this episode, Ganesh and I unpack some of these problems with the US airline industry and take a look at the potential solutions through the eyes of a policy expert. While policy reform might not be something you thought you’d ever get excited about, you’re going to be after listening to this episode! How can airline reform create a better travel experience for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic and hope you’ll share by sending me an audio message. Tune In To Learn: How we got to where we are and the issue with unregulated air travel The biggest lesson for the industry to take away from the pandemic Why the current system’s overall higher prices with fewer routes due to less competition is no longer working The surprising role that airports play in the airline system, who it hurts, and why Why the industry in its present state is bad for geographic equality and economic growth  His three-point plan for fixing flying and how the solution plays into climate change How he envisions AI playing out in the industry and the potential downsides for travelers  What it was like behind the scenes of a presidential campaign and how it’s inspired his work His advice on opening someone up to an idea and what you can do to make a difference in policy reform And so much more Resources: Subscribe to our FREE newsletter Today's Sponsors - Wise, US Bank, Land Rover Visit Ganesh’s website Grab his book, Why Flying Is Miserable: And How to Fix It Want More? When Is the Best Time to Book a Flight (In 2024) With Christie Hudson How To Take More Vacations by Booking Better, Cheaper Flights With Scott Keyes Flight Attendants Secrets Revealed: What NOT To Do On A Plane, Staying Healthy, Wild Passenger Stories and Amazing Travel Experiences w/ “Skybabes” Tee and Nena Thanks To Our Sponsors Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. US Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature Card get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  You’re up for any challenge that comes your way, and the Land Rover Defender 110 is too. Learn more at landroverusa.com/defender.
Jan 30
1 hr 25 min
Transition to Travel: Single Mom + 3 Kids Move to Mexico (Jenita’s Story)
Looking for inspiration to make your travel dreams a reality in 2024? We're republishing some of our Transition to Travel episodes to kickstart the new year! Do you think you could sell your house, quit your job, and move to a new country? Tune in to learn how my new friend Jenita Lawal did just that, with her three kids too! You'll hear what it was like before Jenita left for her trip and the process of getting ready to make this huge change. Then, we'll time-travel eight months later to see how it all turned out and what it's been like living in Mexico. Tune In To Learn: If some of her fears came true How life is going down in Mexico Ways to open up new information If it's really worth moving to become an ex-pat How you can adjust on the fly to a new situation Options to homeschool your children What you can do about creating income while living in Mexico How much it actually costs to live in Mexico How to overcome obstacles And so much more Resources: Subscribe to our FREE newsletter Today's Sponsors - US Bank, Wise, Land Rover Check out Lawal Travel Services Follow Jenita on Instagram Khan Academy Work Away Easy Peasy MobyMax Essentials In Writing Teaching Textbooks Thanks To Our Sponsors Get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. You're up for any challenge that comes your way, and the Land Rover Defender 110 is too. Learn more at landroverusa.com/defender.
Jan 25
1 hr 43 min
Walking Europe’s GR5, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Wise Strength With Kathy Elkind
What does it take to plan a long distance walk such as Europe's GR5 and what are some things you might learn along the journey? Kathy Elkind shares her experience walking the Grande Randonnée Cinq (GR5) through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France for over three months with her husband. She is also a teacher of mindful self-compassion and gives us examples of how a long-distance walk gives you opportunities to practice compassion. This episode is packed with practical advice on how to plan a long distance journey, overcome the challenges of traveling with a partner, and how to be more compassionate towards yourself. We also explore wise strength, suffering, slow travel, and why “to walk a country is to see a country.” Have you ever embarked on a long-distance journey? I'd love to hear about your experiences and hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message. Premium Passport: Want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a monthly bonus episode (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. Tune In To Learn: Her experience of spending 98 days walking the GR5 with her husband Her advice for adapting a travel experience that works for both partners while balancing adventure and comfort The benefits of walking meditation, solitude, and tuning into yourself How wise strength can help you learn to trust yourself Practical tools and techniques to practice calming and self-compassion Why slow travel gives you a different perspective and helps you connect with others The process of turning her experiences into the book, To Walk It Is to See It Her advice for planning long-distance travel and what to pack for walking any trail And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Subscribe to our FREE newsletter Today's Sponsors - US Bank, Wise, Land Rover Find Kathy’s book, To Walk It Is to See It See Kathy’s photos and connect with her on her website and on Instagram Find guided meditations from Center for Mindful Self-Compassion Find trail maps at Way Marked Trails Want More? Hiking the Camino De Santiago, Painting Your Travels, Letting Curiosity Rule, and Tiny House Living with Kari Gale  How A Pilgrimage Can Transform Your Life w/ Paul Barach  The World Walk (Trilogy): Lessons From A 7 Year Walk Around The World w/ Tom Turcich  Thanks To Our Sponsors Get 4 X the points on eating out and 2 X the points on groceries, entertainment services, and gas or EV charge stations. Apply today at usbank.com/altitudego to get 20,000 points by spending $1,000 in your first 90 days.  Wise can help you send, spend, and receive internationally without the hidden fees or exchange rate markups. Learn how Wise can work for you by downloading the app or visiting www.wise.com/travel. You’re up for any challenge that comes your way, and the Land Rover Defender 110 is too. Learn more at landroverusa.com/defender.
Jan 23
1 hr 3 min
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