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Do you want to learn how to travel the world for as long as you desire, on your terms while spending less money? Whether you‘re a travel newbie dying to figure out how to explore the world, an occasional traveler longing to make your holiday everyday, or an experienced globetrotter seeking unique ways to keep traveling full time, you‘re in the right place. Travel expert Jason Moore from ZeroToTravel.com chats with adventurous people living life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly. Jason and his guests share insanely actionable advice and key resources, getting down and dirty on topics like; starting and running an online business from anywhere, 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, 4 hour work week inspired topics, and everything in between. Jason has wandered the planet for 15+ years working as a tour manager in events/music, an adventure travel tour guide, a trash sweeper, and now as a location independent entrepreneur running businesses on the fly. He is obsessed with doing whatever he can to help you explore our crazy planet, no matter what your current situation or experience. Let‘s do this! Subscribe now and welcome.

Zero To Travel Podcast Jason Moore

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 604 Ratings

Do you want to learn how to travel the world for as long as you desire, on your terms while spending less money? Whether you‘re a travel newbie dying to figure out how to explore the world, an occasional traveler longing to make your holiday everyday, or an experienced globetrotter seeking unique ways to keep traveling full time, you‘re in the right place. Travel expert Jason Moore from ZeroToTravel.com chats with adventurous people living life on the road so you can discover new ways to travel endlessly. Jason and his guests share insanely actionable advice and key resources, getting down and dirty on topics like; starting and running an online business from anywhere, 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, 4 hour work week inspired topics, and everything in between. Jason has wandered the planet for 15+ years working as a tour manager in events/music, an adventure travel tour guide, a trash sweeper, and now as a location independent entrepreneur running businesses on the fly. He is obsessed with doing whatever he can to help you explore our crazy planet, no matter what your current situation or experience. Let‘s do this! Subscribe now and welcome.

    From $12 In Savings To Living Your Travel Dreams w/ Matt Fetbrandt

    From $12 In Savings To Living Your Travel Dreams w/ Matt Fetbrandt

    Has a big epiphany ever caused you to instantly alter the trajectory of something in your life? 


    Today I am joined by loyal listener and international piano entertainer Matt Fetbrandt. When Matt reached out to tell me about the epiphany that changed his life, I knew right away his story had to be shared.


    Over the past year, Matt has traveled over 16,000 miles, through 34 U.S. states, and 18 national parks, with no plans of stopping. Tune in to today's episode to find out how in just 7 months Matt went from staying in a sober living home with only $12 to his name to saving $20,000 and living out his travel dreams. 


    When is the last time you acted on a spontaneous urge to travel? I'd love to hear all about your adventure and hope you will share 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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    Ask Me (Jason) Your Burning Questions, and Get A Personal Answer!

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    Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also supported by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. 


    Tune In To Learn:
    11:40 A musician's take on the Nashville music scene 

    19:30 The root & growth of Matt's passion for music

    29:10 Lessons from living in New York City for 10 years

    32:00 What it's like to be a performer as an introvert

    36:10 Creating community through music & setting the right vibe as a piano man

    41:30 How the journey from addiction to recovery led to a passion for travel 

    46:20 What it's like to live in a sober living home

    49:20 The moment Matt's life changed forever

    50:40 How Matt saved $20,000 in less than a year

    55:00 Why choose a lifestyle centered around growth

    1:03:20 How Matt's road trip got trip started

    1:09:20 Finding the balance between spontaneity

    1:11:10 What's next in becoming a full-time nomad

    1:14:30 Matt's Top 3 Favorite Piano Tunes

    1:19:20 Counterintuitive advice that could majorly pay off

    And so much more


    Resources:
    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Out Travel The System & Wildly Goods - Today's Sponsors

    Check out Matt's website

    Follow Matt on Instagram & connect on LinkedIn

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    Only $50 And A Dream: Biking Across The USA Solo With Zero Experience with Jasmine Reese

    • 1 hr 25 min
    How To Overcome Personal Struggles Through Travel w/ Michael Lavers

    How To Overcome Personal Struggles Through Travel w/ Michael Lavers

    Have you ever looked back in gratitude at what was once a painful experience?


    This week's guest, Michael Lavers, knows a thing or two about how sometimes overwhelming struggles can lead to unexpected growth. Now an English Teacher, Podcaster, and world traveler, Michael was once so shy he spent most of his first solo trip to a foreign country in his hotel room and at Starbucks. 


    If you want to better understand the mindset that can help overcome any life struggle then you won't want to miss this episode. Michael shares all about how keeping an open mind, setting goals, and using the past as a learning tool helped him blossom into a confident traveler and entrepreneur. 


    How do you plan on using travel as a tool for future personal growth?  I'd love to hear more about your goals and hope you will share more 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:


     Access To The Zero To Travel Podcast Archives (300+ amazing episodes and growing)

     One Bonus Episode Per Month (Decided By YOU) + Exclusive Content You Can’t Hear Anywhere Else

    Ask Me (Jason) Your Burning Questions, and Get A Personal Answer!

     All Episodes Ad-Free (From April 2021 Onward)


    Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast, Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. This episode is also brought to you by Better Help, visit their website today to get 10% off your first month of services. 


    Tune In To Learn:
    10:40 Why Michael's first solo trip didn't turn out as he expected

    15:30 What it's like to work at a crematorium

    21:00 Lessons from a seemingly failed adventure

    23:30 How shyness manifested throughout Michael's life

    25:40 When travel fueled a turning point to building confidence

    31:20 The best advice for overcoming personal struggles when traveling 

    37:10 What it's like to teach English as a free agent 

    40:00 Logistics behind supporting yourself financially by teaching English while traveling 

    42:20 What's next for Michael Lavers

    44:30 Advice on minimalism from a minimalist

    And so much more


    Resources:
    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Out Travel The System & Better Help - Today's Sponsors

    Check out Michael's website English With Michael

    Listen to the Level  Up English Podcast

    Check out LighterPack

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    Joys of Solo Travel w/ Manjinder Kang

    Shamans, Solo Travel and a Healing Path

    How A Pilgrimage Can Transform Your Life w/ Paul Barach

    • 58 min
    5 Lessons From 5 Years of Nomad Life w/ Palle Bo

    5 Lessons From 5 Years of Nomad Life w/ Palle Bo

    If you could ask somebody living the nomad life any question about their experience, what would you want to know? 


    Today I am taking you to a busy London pub where I met with friend and fellow travel podcaster, Palle Bo. Join us as we catch up over beers and reflect on Palle's travels since his last time on the show.


    With over 5 years of travel under his belt, Palle drops some major knowledge bombs he's gained from living nomadically. You are not going to want to miss what he has to say about how to embrace solo travel, making financial decisions on the road, finding your community no matter where you are, and so much more. 


    What is the most memorable free activity you've done while traveling? I'd love to hear the story behind it and hope you will share 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:


     Access To The Zero To Travel Podcast Archives (300+ amazing episodes and growing)

     One Bonus Episode Per Month (Decided By YOU) + Exclusive Content You Can’t Hear Anywhere Else

    Ask Me (Jason) Your Burning Questions, and Get A Personal Answer!

     All Episodes Ad-Free (From April 2021 Onward)


    Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. 


    Tune In To Learn:
    09:40 Why it all starts with walking out the front door

    12:30 Lesson #1 - Recognizing "I can do what I want"

    17:50 Comparing costs of living nomadically vs. static

    23:30 Why staying in a hostel can be good for anyone

    25:30 Lesson # 2 - Embracing flexibility 

    30:20 Lesson # 3 - Finding your tribe while traveling

    33:30 Tips to embed yourself in the local community

    39:15 Which country feels the most like a home away from home

    46:00 Lesson # 4 - When in doubt say yes

    47:30 Lesson # 5 - Acknowledging and honoring rest during moments of travel fatigue

    55:20 Why free activities are the best thing to do when traveling

    And so much more


    Resources:
    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Out Travel The System & Out Travel The System

    Check out Palle's website - The Radio Vagabond 

    Listen to The Radio Vagabond Podcast on Apple & Spotify 

    Follow Palle Bo on Instagram, Facebook & YouTube

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    Empty Nest Nomad with Palle Bo

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

    The World Walk (4 Years In) With Tom Turcich

    • 1 hr 6 min
    7 Pro Tips For Traveling In Dangerous Countries w/ Bjorn Palsson

    7 Pro Tips For Traveling In Dangerous Countries w/ Bjorn Palsson

    Have you ever dreamt of traveling to a country that is considered dangerous but held back on making plans because of safety concerns? 


    After spending the past 12 years living nomadically, Bjorn Palsson (founder of Crazy Puffin Adventures), has collected a wealth of knowledge about how to be a safety-conscious traveler anywhere in the world. By seeking out new, uncomfortable, and uncommon experiences, Bjorn has lived in rural Kenya, studied to be a safari guide in South Africa, hitchhiked through Iran and Pakistan, and even launched his own travel business. 


    This week's episode is filled with nuggets of insight from Bjorn's travels that you will not want to miss. We talk about, the balance needed when living on the road, what solo travel can teach you about yourself, how to manage m money as a traveler, why sometimes it's okay to abandon your dream, and so much more.


    What is a dream you've let go of in order to pivot and progress in life? I'd love to hear about how it turned out and hope you will share 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.


    Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. This episode is also brought to you by Better Help, visit their website today to get 10% off your first month of services. 


    Tune In To Learn:
    14:30 What it was like growing up in a small Icelandic town

    17:00 The first time Bjorn experienced culture shock

    19:00 How siblings and Icelandic culture influenced Bjorn's travel interest early on

    23:00 Origins of becoming nomadic for 12 years

    26:15 Finding a balance when nomadic 

    30:05 How to enjoy life and save money

    31:20 What it's like to go to school to become a Safari guide

    33:30 Why seeking discomfort was a motivation for Bjorn's early travels 

    37:00 The appeal of traveling in dangerous countries

    40:20 What it was like to hitchhike through Afghanistan 

    44:00 Bjorn's top tips for traveling in dangerous countries

    59:40 How to handle money in a country without ATMs

    1:03:00 Why Bjorn's first trip was the most adventurous and what he's learned from solo travel

    1:04:40 The origins of Crazy Puffin Adventures and upcoming trips you can join

    1:10:10 Bjorn's best day of  travel over the past 12 years

    And so much more


    Resources:
    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Out Travel The System & Better Help, - Today's Sponsors

    Check out Bjorn's website

    Follow Crazy Puffin Adventures on Instagram

    Check out the Global Peace Index

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    Independent Travel Gold With Graham Hughes

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Going Nomad With Jason Robinson

    Going Nomad With Jason Robinson

    Do you ever dream about living a life of full-time travel but wish you knew where to start? 


    Today I am joined by the founder of The Nomad Experiment and my dear friend, Jason Robinson, who at age 39 had only seen 2 countries outside the United States. After a few years and a lot of trial and error, Jason published his first book, The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad.


    If you are thinking about becoming fully nomadic or have curiosity about long-term travel then you don't want to miss this episode. We cover tips and strategies to help you get started, why tough love is crucial to success, traveling with autoimmune disease, and so much more. 


    What are your travel goals for the upcoming year? I'd love to hear all about them and hope you will share 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.


    This episode is sponsored by US Bank's Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card, with the ability to earn up to 5x the points on travel-related expenses like hotels, and rental cars, this card will get you the most return on your next trip. Today's episode is sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. We are also proud to be supported by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip.


    Tune In To Learn:
    09:30 How life is different since becoming a digital nomad

    13:30 The impact of a global pandemic on a full-time traveler

    17:40 What it's like to manage an autoimmune disease on the road

    27:00 All about Jason's upcoming trip to Portugal and why having a plan pays off

    30:50 Insight on ravel insurance vs. traditional insurance

    34:50 Why tough love can and will change your life

    39:30 The difference between a "before list" and a "bucket list"

    41:50 How Jason creates goals for his "before list"

    46:10 Helpful tips for creators and entrepreneurs using Kickstarter

    50:00 Where to buy Jason's book and how to be a travel conscious spender


    Resources:
    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card, Wildly Goods, & Out Travel The System - Today's Sponsors

    Check out Jason's website

    Get your copy of The Beginner Traveler's Guide To Going Nomad

    Follow Jason Robinson on Instagram, YouTube, & Facebook

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    Life As An Experiment w/ Jason Robinson

    Random Travel Jobs, Digital Nomading and Slow Travel with Hannah Dixon

    Nomad On A Wire: The Delicate Balance of Travel and Work

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Betting On Yourself With Malin Pettersen

    Betting On Yourself With Malin Pettersen

    Don't you just love the special way a piece of great art or music can transport you to another time and place? 


    This week, Norwegian country music sensation, Malin Pettersen, shares about the physical and metaphorical journey music has taken her on.  After winning a Spellemannpris (Norwegian Grammy) in 2018 for her first solo album, Malin performed at some of Norway’s largest festivals and eventually traveled to Nashville to record her latest album Wildhorse. 


    If you are a music lover like me, then you will not want to miss this episode. Tune in to learn how Malin's unique Americana-inspired songwriting style launched her solo career, the role language plays in her songwriting, the differences she's found between American and Norwegian culture, and why music and travel go hand in hand.


    When was the last time you took a risk on yourself and how did it turn out? I'd love to hear more about it and hope you will share 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. Check out Zero To Travel Premium Passport.


    Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia’s new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. This episode is also sponsored by US Bank's Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card, with the ability to earn up to 5x the points on travel-related expenses like hotels, and rental cars, this card will get you the most return on your next trip.


    Tune In To Learn:
    10:00 How daily life in Norway impacts Malin's songwriting process 

    14:20 First memories of music as a child

    18:00 Balancing Norwegian humility with promoting music and artistic expression

    23:00 Why finding a community that will support you is key to thriving in anything

    27:20 The reason genres play an important  role in creating and promoting music

    32:20 What caused Malin to go "all-in" and become a full-time musician

    36:40 Advice on the discomfort that comes with seeking the road less traveled

    42:40 The importance of defining success 

    46:50 Why unfinished songs are sometimes the most personal 

    48:10 The process of releasing songs and combating perfectionism

    51:20 How Malin found a sense of home in American country music

    56:20 What it was like to record music in Nashville

    1:02:15 How travel is an integral part of being a musician

    1:04:20 The biggest differences between Norwegian culture and American culture

    1:11:15 Combining the Norwegian and English languages to craft unique songs

    1:15:20 Bucket list cover songs

    1:17:00 How the meaning of songs change as the world changes

    1:21:25 Best advice Malin has ever received

    And so much more


    Resources:
    Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport

    Out Travel The System & Altitude Connect Visa Signature Card- Today's Sponsors

    Check out Malin's website 

    Listen to Malin's latest album Wildhorse

    Follow Malin Pettersen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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    Photo Credit: Jonathan Vivaas Kise

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
604 Ratings

604 Ratings

Marya's phone ,

Love them all, traveling vicariously (for now)

I love this show and every episode, regardless of whether I want to travel to the same destinations or not, I learn something from every show. I appreicate the balance between the digital nomad lifestyle, which I aspire to, long travel, volunteering and working overseas, and the many voices that appear on the show. Not to mention that Jason has a very kind, upbeat attitude and is a great podcast host, letting his guests speak and gently guiding the questions. One of my all time favorite podcasts. <3 Marya in N. Cali.

Mr.darcyloves me ,

Amazing Travel Information From A Genuinely Kind

Jason is one of the most genuine, kind, and sincere humans on this planet. He gives insightful and well thought out information on destinations all over the world and takes you on a journey every single time. He has a wonderfully diverse group of guests that keep me making new travel plans after every single episode.

If you want a travel podcast from someone who genuinely cares about travel and you, the listener, then this is the one!

P.S. Any bad reviews are from people who are bitter and angry at their lives and has nothing to do with this actual podcast.

bicoastalkathy ,

Useless for Women

Many of these episodes just do not apply to females. They talk about what is safe and what’s not—absurd. Yeah, eventually the host says, “And of course what you are saying applies primarily to men.” The guest says yeah that’s all I can talk about. And that’s it! That’s the way they acknowledge the irrelevance to women who travel!! They then continue to talk exclusively about solo travel as a man.

Uh yeah, that’s why you don’t MAKE
PODCASTS WITH ONLY A MALE HOST AND A MALE GUEST—duh.
(Oh and do throw in joke mocking a mother’s concern about her children, using a sad, pitiful voice to portray the Mom)

This podcast is produced in a way that demonstrates it is wholly unaware of how man-centered it is.

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