300 episodes

✈️ 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.
Packed with life-changing perspectives, inspiration, and practical advice for everyone from travel newbies to nomads, this podcast will give you everything you need to travel the world on your terms, regardless of your situation or experience. Welcome to our amazing global listening community!
Since 2013, "Travel Ambassador" Jason Moore from zerototravel.com has been picking the brains of adventurous people living an unconventional life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly.
Along the way, you'll get actionable advice and key resources that will improve your life AND help you travel more 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.
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Zero To Travel Podcast Jason Moore

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    • 4.5 • 62 Ratings

✈️ 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.
Packed with life-changing perspectives, inspiration, and practical advice for everyone from travel newbies to nomads, this podcast will give you everything you need to travel the world on your terms, regardless of your situation or experience. Welcome to our amazing global listening community!
Since 2013, "Travel Ambassador" Jason Moore from zerototravel.com has been picking the brains of adventurous people living an unconventional life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly.
Along the way, you'll get actionable advice and key resources that will improve your life AND help you travel more 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.
Follow the show (it's FREE!) and welcome to the global community. 🙏
PS - To sign up for our free newsletter to get travel tips, tricks, destination advice, and more visit zerototravel.com/newsletter
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    Greatest Hits: Factfulness - Why The World Is Better Than You Think

    Greatest Hits: Factfulness - Why The World Is Better Than You Think

    What is the #1 fear of most travelers, and how can you reign that fear in? Today’s Greatest Hits episode is about changing your perspective, worldview, and life through factfulness.
    Anna Rosling Rønnlund is the co-founder of Gapminder.org, whose mission is to fight ignorance by providing a fact-based worldview (for FREE). She is also the co-author of the NY Times Best-Selling book Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World—And Why Things Are Better Than You Think. This book will change your life for the better, so be sure to check it out.
    We discuss why the world may not be getting worse (as some think), the role of the media in distorting our worldview, insights into how we can shift our perspectives based on facts, and so much more.
    How did this episode change your outlook? I'd love to hear your thoughts, and I hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message.
    *We're sharing previous episodes that highlight authors this month! Zero To Travel interviews are timeless, providing valuable insight whenever you listen.
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    Tune In To Learn:

    How data literacy can help you understand the world objectively and avoid misinterpretations

    The problem with news reporting and what needs to change to have a more balanced perspective

    Why labels like "developed" and "developing" countries are outdated

    The value of understanding the world through an income-based lens

    How to virtually visit homes from all over the world to see everyday life

    And so much more

    Resources:

    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Sign up for our FREE newsletter

    Learn more on Gapminder


    Get the book Factfulness


    Listen to Anna’s Ted Talk


    Listen to Hans Rosling’s Ted Talks


    Check out Dollar Street


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    Travel as a Force for Good, the Role of Travel Media, and Uncrowded Destinations to Visit with AFAR Co-Founder Greg Sullivan

    Bicycling Across the USA Without Money in Search of Human Connection With Daniel Troia

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How To Be a “New Tourist,” the Powers and Perils of Tourism, Embracing Tourist Traps, and the Impact of Travel With Paige McClanahan

    How To Be a “New Tourist,” the Powers and Perils of Tourism, Embracing Tourist Traps, and the Impact of Travel With Paige McClanahan

    How is tourism impacting communities, and what can we do about it? Paige McClanahan joins me to talk about the dualities of the tourism industry and how we can have deeper travel experiences while benefiting the world.
    Paige McClanahan is the author of The New Tourist: Waking up to the Power and Perils of Travel. She is an American journalist based in France and a regular contributor to The New York Times, where she reports on the impacts of tourism. She is also the host of The Better Travel Podcast, which aims to make sure that our travels have a positive impact on the world. 
    We talk about the evolution of tourism as context to how it got to where it is today, the consequences of travel on local communities (good and bad) and what we can do about it, and insights into how we can become what Paige calls a “new tourist.” She also shares a behind-the-scenes look at how she wrote this book and used her professional journalism skills to her advantage.
    How will you become a “new tourist?” I'd love to hear your thoughts, and I hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message.
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    Tune In To Learn:

    The evolution of tourism and travel and why it’s so complicated

    How guidebooks and social media have shaped the industry

    The complexities of influencers and why we are all influencers in some way

    How destinations can minimize the negative impact of tourism and promote responsible travel

    The fantasy of tourist traps and how tourism affects the quality of life for residents

    How she approaches serendipitous moments and genuine connections as an author

    The impact of AI on the future of tourism

    Insights on navigating digital nomadism and its effects on residents

    And so much more

    Resources:

    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

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    Visit Paige’s website


    Get a copy of her book The New Tourist


    Listen to The Better Travel Podcast


    Follow her on Instagram


    Check out the book Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?


    Take a MasterClass


    Transcribe with Trint


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

    Avoiding The Instagram Trap w/ Kashlee

    Conscious Travel Mindset With Robin Greenfield

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Greatest Hits: The Geography of Bliss With Eric Weiner

    Greatest Hits: The Geography of Bliss With Eric Weiner

    How would you describe your current level of happiness, and what would need to change to improve that? 
    Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Eric Weiner joins me to explore the many themes of his book The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World and get into the nitty-gritty of what it means to be happy.
    If you want to transform your outlook and increase your happiness, you don’t want to miss this episode. Eric shares stories from his time as a foreign war correspondent during the rise of the Taliban, his decision to leave behind a successful career at NPR, lessons from traveling the world to write his first book, and so much more. 
    How does traveling make you a better version of yourself? I'd love to hear your thoughts and hope you will share them by sending me an audio message.
    *We're sharing previous episodes that highlight authors this month! Zero To Travel interviews are timeless, providing valuable insight whenever you listen.
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    Tune In To Learn:

    How taking a break from familiarity inspires a fresh outlook

    The secret benefit of living and traveling expectation-free

    Why unhappiness is just as crucial to living a meaningful life

    What it was like to live in India as a foreign war correspondent

    Why it's important to let go of things not meant for you

    How an apartment in Kazakhstan turned into the idea for Eric’s first book

    The unexpected places that taught Eric the most about happiness 

    What is the difference between an interview and a conversation

    How to embrace duality to be the best version of yourself

    The principle embraced in Iceland that leads to greater happiness

    Eric's best advice for creative writers

    And so much more

    Resources:

    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Sign up for our FREE newsletter

    Get your copy of The Geography of Bliss


    Visit Eric’s website


    Check out his Bhutan writing workshops


    Learn more about Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation


    Want More?

    What Is “Happiness”? Discovering Meaning On The Silk Road w/ Will Rickard

    How To Add More Play Into Your Life w/ Jeff Harry

    Settling With The Nomad Spirit + The Beauty in Ugly

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    How To Live a Long and Useful Life (The Wisdom of Ben Franklin) With Eric Weiner

    How To Live a Long and Useful Life (The Wisdom of Ben Franklin) With Eric Weiner

    Did you know Ben Franklin was an extensive traveler for his time? 
    Today, I'm joined by New York Times bestselling author Eric Weiner to talk about his new, incredibly unconventional biography, Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life, a guide for living and thinking well.
    We talk about Eric's unique way of weaving travel into his writing, explore the life and wisdom of Ben Franklin, and share concrete takeaways you can use to enhance your own life and travels. You'll hear about Eric's three keys to living, thinking, and aging well, what it means to live a useful life, the importance of curiosity, and the benefits of being what he calls a "genuine fake." We also touch on Ben's flaws and the lessons we can learn from them.
    What insights stood out to you the most? I'd love to hear them, and I hope you'll share by sending me an audio message.
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    What it was like having his book turned into a docuseries

    His unique approach to blending history, travel, and philosophy into his books

    The unknown side of Ben Franklin: Traveler Ben, Buddha Ben, and more

    Why we should take humor more seriously 

    A different perspective on authenticity and how it relates to travel

    The importance of having the willingness to change your mind

    The biggest lessons we should all take from Ben

    How to live a fulfilling life and power questions to ponder

    How Ben's life can change your attitude toward aging

    The messy process of writing and how Eric develops his books

    And so much more

    Resources:

    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Sign up for our FREE newsletter

    Visit Eric's website


    Grab a copy of his book, Ben & Me


    Watch Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss


    Follow Eric on Instagram


    Want More?

    The Geography of Bliss w/ Eric Weiner

    Reviving History's Forgotten Female Adventurers With Elise Wortley

    A Race Around the World, Meeting Strangers Abroad, and Storytelling With Adrien Behn

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Greatest Hits: The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen

    Greatest Hits: The Nordic Theory Of Everything With Anu Partanen

    What do you love about your home country? What do you think could be better?
    After moving to America in 2008, Anu began to notice how much more complicated and stressful things seemed to be in the States compared to her home country of Finland.
    Anu Partanen is a Finnish journalist and author of The Nordic Theory of Everything—In Search of a Better Life. The book shows how the Nordic way of doing things can give you more freedom to fulfill your desires, enjoy more travel, have better health, better education, and more opportunities.
    In this Greatest Hits episode, you'll hear some of her interesting perspectives and ideas surrounding these topics and gain insight into how your view of your home country shifts (for better and for worse) when you move to a new country.
    How have your views changed about your home country since traveling? I'd love to hear your thoughts, and I hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message.
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    Tune In To Learn:

    The positives and negatives of Nordic and US society

    The value of blending different societal aspects and cultures

    The idea of socialism and her observations on family structure and the American Dream

    Why big government isn’t the best way to solve problems 

    The misconceptions with Nordic tax structures (and its real value)

    How adopting a Nordic healthcare and education system can alleviate stress and build a stronger society

    What makes the US a great place to live and why these changes wouldn’t take these things away

    How we can redefine success

    And so much more

    Resources:

    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Sign up for our FREE newsletter

    Visit Anu’s website


    Grab her book, The Nordic Theory of Everything


    Read American Amnesia


    Listen to the episode on Trekking in Patagonia


    Listen to Trekking Nepal: Your Adventure Guide - A Zero To Travel Podcast Series


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    Cracking the Cultural Code, Ethical Travel To Indigenous Areas, & Life in Norway With Lorelou Desjardins

    Hitting Refresh on Your Life with Travel + How to Move to Europe

    Connecting Across Cultures w/ Tayo Rockson

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    An Unconventional Approach to Challenges, Maximizing Travel With a Full-Time Job, Advice on Publishing, Creating Solo Travel Magic With Jen Ruiz

    An Unconventional Approach to Challenges, Maximizing Travel With a Full-Time Job, Advice on Publishing, Creating Solo Travel Magic With Jen Ruiz

    How can one simple concept or decision radically change your life? In 2017, Jen Ruiz set out to take 12 trips in 12 months before her 30th birthday while employed full-time as an attorney. By the end of the 12 months, she had taken 20 trips and discovered a new career path, empowering others to change their lives through travel.
    Jen is a five-time Amazon bestselling author, three-time TEDx speaker, and solo travel maven. Her new memoir, 12 Trips in 12 Months: Make Your Own Solo Travel Magic, documents this journey of what happened when she decided to stop waiting for others and start living for herself. 
    Jen and I talk all about solo travel and advice on traveling with a full-time job. She shares advice on self-publishing versus traditional publishing, how and when to make the transition to travel from a full-time job, how your perceived drawbacks can actually be your biggest benefits, and a ton more.
    What challenge can you set for yourself to make the most of your travels? I'd love to hear your thoughts and hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message.
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    Tune In To Learn:

    Her journey of becoming an author and navigating publishing

    How she finds the balance in her personal and professional identity

    Why having a challenge can be exactly what you need to get from point A to point B

    Why choosing travel over responsibilities isn’t selfish

    Why she says being a content creator is an honor and insights on separating work and travel for aspiring content creators

    Advice on enhancing the solo travel experience and her favorite destinations for solo travelers

    How to decide when it’s time to take the leap from the “regular job” to pursue a passion or new lifestyle

    How she was able to travel with a full-time job

    Her best, seemingly counterintuitive travel advice

    Why it’s important to be flexible and adaptable to maintain your business and lifestyle

    And so much more

    Resources:

    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Sign up for our FREE newsletter

    Visit Jen’s website


    Grab a copy of her book, 12 Trips in 12 Months


    Follow Jen on Instagram and TikTok


    Follow 12 Trips in 12 Months on Instagram


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    How a Quest Can Improve Your Life (And Travels), Metaphysics, Letting Go of Beliefs That No Longer Serve With Derek Loudermilk

    RV´ing Across America: A Quest To Visit All 50 States w/ Alyssa Padgett

    Listener Questions 7: Traveling With Debt, Knowing When To Quit Your Job, And Job Hopping For Travel

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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

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Insightful and Informative

Great podcast with insightful and informative travel tips that you can action. Can’t wait to hear from guests who can empower the opportunities to buy property for Cashflow. Definitely a jumpstart for Zero to Travel. Look forward to hearing back Jason!

LindsayDoesLanguages ,

Inspiring guests!

Love this podcast! Great range of inspiring guests on the show. Thank you! :)

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Literally resonated with me so much! Absolutely loved this one! Only just come across this podcast but getting stuck into catching up, great energy on here!!

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