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Author: Jason Moore

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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 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.
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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 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 Love16:10 The Healing Nature Of Travel19:30 Why Every Country In The World21:45 Combining Your Passions While Traveling26:50 How Traveling & Working Full Time Mix31:00 The Ghost In The Room32:10 Teaching Abroad As A Means Of Travel35:10 Traveling On A Teacher's Salary & Packing Tips39:45 Traveling In Lesser Known or "Dangerous" Places 48:10 Safety Tips When Traveling50:50 Resources That Brian Recommends52:50 Money Management Tips & Being Robbed55:50 Advice On Getting In With The Locals57:10 Most Memorable Meals59:55 The Beauty & Logistics of PakistanAnd so much more
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 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 Article15:50 Why Travel Shaming Doesn't Work22:05 What Can You Do To Make Things Better25:45 Learn From The Knowledge Of Today28:30 Not All Trips Are Created Equally32:10 The Cost of AirBnB, Overtourism & the Disney Experience42:10 How "Influencers" Glorify Travel & Experiences46:30 Downside Of Travel Writing48:50 Current Projects for Seth51:30 Should Travel Be More Expensive To Offset The Environmental DamageAnd so much more
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, 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 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 France13:40 Best Long Distance Hikes17:50 Passion For Travel Begins & Hiking In Mongolia24:00 Sustainable Development As A Passion30:00 Core Values & HomeExchange Beginnings37:00 How Does HomeExchange Work41:00 Safety, Community, & An Even Playing Field47:35 Authentic Experiences & The Sharing Economy52:05 Do You Have To Own A Home To Participate54:20 Costs 01:04:00 HomeExchange In The Era of COVID-19 And so much more
Today's guest is Jarika Johnson from the Blackpacking Podcast and on the show, we discuss everything from our love of coffee to the art of solo travel. Jarika has been to over 20 countries and has never traveled with someone so that makes her an expert in the field & why I couldn't wait to have her on the show. We take a dive into the introspective nature of solo travel, lessons you can learn about the world & about yourself, the black traveler experience, and why we have an underrepresentation in the traveling community. I had a blast chatting with Jarika and I can't wait to have her on again!Tune In To Learn:5:30 For The Love Of Coffee10:30 The Story Behind the Blackpacking Podcast12:50 Why Solo Travel & Lessons Learned17:30 Processing  & Reflecting On Your Trip20:20 Sharing The Stories Of Black Travelers25:55 Why Is Their Underrepresentation?25:20 Racism: World vs. America30:00 Homesteading vs Nomading33:45 What's Next?35:15 Budget Travel Tips37:05 Places Loved That Were SurprisesAnd so much more 
What an incredible show today as I sit down (in person) and chat with legendary explorer and adventurer Erling Kagge; a man of many firsts.Back in 1990, he reached the north pole without support as part of a two-man team (they were the very first people to do that).  Then in 1992-93, he did a solo unsupported expedition to the south pole (he was the first person to ever do that).  He spent 50 days walking alone across Antarctica with no contact with anyone.  And he also climbed Mt. Everest in 1994, which made him the first person to complete the 3 Poles Challenge on foot.  Back in 2010, he did a 5-day long walk through the sewers of NY to the Atlantic Ocean.  And in 2012, he walked the entire length of LA’s sunset boulevard.We talk about his book Silence: In the Age of Noise, why silence is such an important part of our lives as humans, walking, travel of course, and a whole lot more.Tune In To Learn:7:54 Huge Misunderstanding About Today13:22 New Attitude For Erling Kagge15:19 One Secret To Have a Good Life16:57 The Best Things About Walking22:30 What You Can Hear In Silence28:25 Things To Make Your Life More Difficult38:10 How To Transition From Adventuring To Publishing45:23 One Of The Most Underestimated Feelings You Can Have46:38 The Best Parts Of The Writing Process49:59 How You Know When To Move On56:20 Advice If You Are Thinking About Traveling Or ExploringAnd so much more
Today's interview might make you question everything all over again.My friend Blake Boles returns to the show to talk about alternative education, one of the big perks of travel, advice around making an impact on the world with your work, why making things an adventure for yourself is so important, how the “moment” of a place determines your travel experience, a great long term strategy for making things happen, and so much more.Blake is an advocate for alternative education and he has authored several books, including a new one called, “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids To School,” which makes the case for helping kids leave school, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace.You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here! Tune In To Learn:14:33 Educated Facts About The Current State Of Home Schooling17:16 Biggest Myths and Stereotypes Around Alternative Education24:51 Future Trends Of The World And Why To Consider Alternative Education35:13 The Real Reason Schools Exist39:07 What Is Appropriate Stress When It Comes To Travel46:49 Curiosity Is Palpable50:24 Wise Bit Of Travel Advice And Thinking51:53 How To Make An Impact With Your Work53:36 Advice To Crowdfund A Special Project55:59 The Moment Of A Place1:03:03 Is The Nomad Life For YouAnd so much more
How do you easily capture travel memories?Speaking of capturing travel memories….that is exactly what my friend Dane Homenick’s app does.  Dale spent years living on a sailboat and has built one of the biggest travel apps out there called Journo.  You'll hear all about sailing around the world, running a lifestyle business, why gratitude is so important, money mindset, and the concept of living mini lives within your life.  He gives a bunch of tips on how you can get started with your first or next location independent business, and a whole lot more!You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here! Tune In To Learn:10:54 How The #1 Travel Journal App Came About12:48 Scratching Your Own Itch13:47 Passion Behind Journo HQ15:33 How To Become Smarter When Building Apps21:40 Ways To Improve Your Money Mindset26:55 How To Get Into Sailing33:38 Expert App Development Advice45:11 General Cost Of Building The Smallest App49:47 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Building An App52:28 Keyword Research To Rank In The App Store59:10 Forever As You Want It To Be1:00:36 Sailing PunsAnd so much more
What can you radically change in your life to help make travel happen for you?Tune in today to learn about one couple's transition to travel story.  Jordan & Tyler give you a "before and after" of their extended trip.  You'll hear all about what life was like leading up to their travels and then hear what it was like when they got back.  See how Tyler was able to radically change his life and learn how he and Jordan were able to set themselves up for travel.  This will truly show you the impact that travel can have on your life.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Travel South Dakota and Tortuga Backpacks.  Get the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota and find some of the best travel gear out there.You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here!  Tune In To Learn:13:58 Building Up To The Drastic Transition To Travel18:09 Daily Routine To Make Sacrifices For Travel20:53 The Snowball Effect To Make Travel A Reality24:18 How To Decide On Where To Travel26:25 How Much To Budget For A Three Month Trip32:12 Time Traveling To Life After The Trip38:14 Did The Budget Hold Up?39:38 Highlights Of The Trip41:11 South American Destinations That Stood Out45:05 How Has This Experience Has Changed You?47:35 Challenges Transitioning Back To Reality56:35 Traveling As A Couple For Three MonthsAnd so much more
Do you have a passion that has lead you on a lifelong journey?Today's guest, Francesca Trotman, let her passion for ocean conservation lead her on a travel and life journey from the U.K. to Mozambique where she currently lives. We will discuss why we should all be visiting Mozambique and what life is like there, what it is like to run a non-profit charity and why you need to include the community you live in with the charity and the dire importance of ethical travel for the wellbeing of everyone and everything on this planet we share. You can grab the full show notes with all links discussed here!Tune In To Learn:07:50 COVID-19 Measures & Effects17:30 Finding Your Passion & Starting A Charity22:30 Why Mozambique & What Its Like It Living There28:45 What Are The Cultural & Daily Differences36:20 Balancing Ethical Travel With Livelihoods Of Locals42:30 The Best Practices For Wanting To Help Others50:10 Breaking Down Ethical Travel & What You Should & Shouldn't Do01:08:00 Can The Oceans Be Saved?01:10:15 The Mental Struggles Of Trying To Do The Right Thing01:14:15 Why Should We Visit Mozambique & Best Diving LocationsAnd so much more
Has Antarctica on your list of places you want to go to? How about live & work?Learn what it’s like to live and work on Antarctica and how you can visit the frozen continent from two awesome people who have spent 5 months there, Zach & Leah. We discuss what life is like on a daily basis, what the culture is like, what the travel experience is like from such a remote place, what it's like to work there, how much can you earn and what kind of positions can you find down there. We covered a lot in this 70-minute episode so what did you find the most interesting? Would you ever want to live and work in Antarctica? Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. Tune In To Learn:09:50 Starting The Journey Of Mixing Travel & Work14:30 Quitting A Job You Love & One You Hate20:30 Tips For Transitioning To A Life On The Road & Saving Money26:15 The Hardest Part Of Telling Friends & Family That You're Leaving29:00 Compromising & The Unexpected Surprises36:00 Extending The Trip Financially38:15 How To Get To Antarctica & Where To Find Job Opportunities41:30 The Pay, The Living Expenses & The Toll Antarctica Takes On Your Mind & Body44:30 What Was The Experience Truly Like There48:15 Change In Habits & Reverse Culture Shock51:40 Effects Of Climate Change & Intense Recycling 55:45 Traveling Sustainably Conundrum 57:50 New Zealand Road TrippingAnd so much more
Are you living in the travel bubble when you are traveling? Listen to find out if you are in the bubble or outside the bubble when you are on the road.I have a rad show for you today! Dr. Christopher Daniels and I are covering a wide variety of topics today including the idea of the travel bubble & what that means, the importance of seeing a place through the eyes and experiences of the locals, and how the politics of the place you are visiting impacts your experiences there.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. Click here for the full show notes with all the links discussed.
In light of our current restrictions, we are doing some armchair travel today. I am so grateful to my great friend Jackie Nourse from The Budget-Minded Traveler & Traveling Jackie who has come on to talk about one of my favorite countries in the world, Argentina. Listen as we both geek out on the time we've each spent there, the places we love as we share our notes on this gorgeous place. We get into some of the places you might want to consider visiting (or living), costs of living there, what you can expect and so much more. Join us we take a deep look into the world's 8th largest country in terms of size, Argentina.Grab the full show notes with all the links here!Tune In To Learn:08:50 How To Fall In Love With Argentina13:05 The Essence of the Argentinian People & Language21:45 The Must Do's Of The Northern Region + Wine 26:40 The Gateway To Patagonia + Craft Beer + Outdoor Adventures34:30 What Are Refugio's & Those Epic Hiking Trails 39:30 Logistics & Costs For The Budget-Minded Independent Traveler45:55 The Spots That Are Jackie's Favorites in the Patagonia Area50:15 The Southernmost Point In The World (Or Is It?) & Indiana Jones Type Adventures52:30 Let's Talk Digital Nomad Life in Argentina & The Costs of Living58:30 Jackie's Top Travel Tips & Tricks For ArgentinaAnd so much more
With the current shift happening in the world today I decided to switch up a few of my interviews so that I could help address the idea of working remotely and homeschooling since so many of us have been put into these new roles. I am very lucky to be able to call on my friend, Jenn Miller, who is an expert on all things remote work & homeschooling to help us navigate these new seas.Jenn has spent 10 years traveling full time with her hubby and their 4 kids all while working remotely and homeschooling and they started this adventure before being a digital nomad was a thing people sought after. We dive into all those details plus productivity, balance, travel, and how to make it all work together as seamlessly as possible so this is a show that has something for everyone.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world & the people over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. Check out the full show notes with all the links discusses here!Tune In To Learn:11:00 How is COVID-19 Affecting You13:20 Lessons From The Economic Recession19:10 Earning Money Along The Way22:00 Reinventing & Rebuilding Your Life 29:50 Those Remote Work Challenges & Positives33:20 Productivity Tips To Make Remote Work & Homeschooling Easier38:30 The Self-Care Side Of Remote Working + Knowing Your Needs46:20 What Is Going To Happen To Work Culture Post Coronavirus47:20 Keeping The Kids Learning, Entertained, & Happy While Home54:30 It Isn't All Academics All The Time With Homeschooling59:15 The Benefits Of Alternative Educations On The Children's Lives01:03:45 Resources For Remote Work & HomeschoolingAnd so much more
A lot is going on in the world right now and I want to talk about how to keep your travel dreams alive during these tough times because we have to keep our spirits up and our eyes set to the amazing traveling future that we all will still have ahead of us.No medical advice here just a positive outlook and plenty of travel dreams for all of you, my friends!Things to let me know &/or ponder for yourself:How are you holding up?How are you connecting with other people?What are you doing to keep the fun in your life?Are you living in the moment more? Do you think you have more awareness about your days?Where are the opportunities in your life right now?Are you allowing for the uncontrollable's to control you?
Do you believe travel makes you more creative? Has it brought you closer to your family and friends?Today I will be talking with Palle Bo from The Radio Vagabond and we will be talking about becoming a nomad organically, working while traveling, and how being an empty nester became the catalyst to his vagabond lifestyle. We also discuss why Palle feels like a life completely on the road has actually brought him closer to his family and friends which is not something I had really thought about but I find to be true as well.Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world & the people over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. Check out the full show notes here!Tune In To Learn:10:15 Being Home 13:25 The Tale of Palle17:10 Bringing You Closer20:55 Long Term Travel & Getting Ready24:40 The Love Of Radio, Audio, & Cows29:05 How Has Podcasting On The Road Changed Things32:25 Stand Out Podcast Guests35:00 Tips & Challenges For Working On The Road40:35 Adventures On The Road45:40 The Most Memorable Moments & Countries48:20 Stretching The Budget & Why Hostels Are For Everyone53:25 Loneliness On The Road57:00 Advice On TravelAnd so much more! 
Have you always wanted to live abroad? Join me as we dive into why I love living abroad and what you can expect if you decide to take the leap.Today I will be talking with my friend, Botik Quest, about the top 10 reasons to love living abroad. We discuss what it's like living abroad, what we love about it, and what we have learned about the places we now call home and, even more importantly, about what we have learned about ourselves during our time abroad. I really loved recording this episode and the new perspectives that living abroad has given me. Check out the full show notes here!Tune In To Learn:05:15 How Did Jason & Botik Meet10:45 Botik Quest: A Modern Day Hobo19:50 The Problem With The Term Ex-Pat22:40 Let The Games Begin - Number 536:25 Number 4: All About Perspective48:20 Number 3: Exploring 53:45 Number 2: Mobility & New Cultures01:14:15 Number 1: Social SystemsAnd so much more!
Welcome back my friend, Rachel Story from Grateful Gypsies, who is an expert on teaching English online, who knows cheap nomad hotspots around the world, and has first-hand experience of why teaching English online is a fast track option to the location independent lifestyle.Today we will be talking about how teaching English gives you the ability to slow travel, the exact steps you need to get started, the best resources for companies to work for, how much you can get paid, how to handle the timezone challenges of online teaching and how you can schedule your teaching around you travel schedule. Plus so much more!   Today's episode is being sponsored by the amazing folks over at Tortuga Backpacks which, you know, are my favorite backpacks in the world & the people over at Travel South Dakota which have the best free guide all about the beautiful state of South Dakota. Tune In To Learn:12:25 For The Love Of Music16:00 Origin Story & Freedom22:50 How To Get Started Teaching English Online27:30 Let's Talk Money & Timezones31:20 Defining Freedom & Schedules33:55 The 3 F's Of Teaching English Online38:30 Getting Hired & Tips40:45 Competition & Must-Have's45:40 Wander Planning Technique51:00 What's Next & Teaching Freedom Course DiscountAnd so much more!
Welcome my friend, Kevin Cheeseman, an author who has used the power of travel to change the questions he asks himself, therefore, reshaping his choices in life. We will be discussing what those questions were, how being an African in India rocked his world, and how his decision to leave his stable job & travel has indelibly changed him for the better. Has travel changed the questions you have asked yourself? What impact has those new perspectives and questions had on your life?Grab the full show notes with all the links discussed here!Tune In To Learn:04:30 Kevin's Life in Ghana & After In London12:25 Having Two Backgrounds16:30 The Monsoon Diaries: Asking Yourself Questions22:30 Cultural Permissions25:05 India & Spirituality31:25 Standing Out As An African In India40:20 Meeting His Wife44:15 Social Enterprise, Income & Writing47:25 Pack Back Society50:35 Portugal Feels Like Home52:35 Courage Is PowerfulAnd so much more!
Are you wanting to get out of the rat race and start seeing the world? Do you dream of location independent income so that you can live life on your terms instead of your employers? We had an amazing time on our Big Leap live cast featuring a few of the speakers who will be at Camp Indie and I wanted to share our conversation with Caroline "Caz" Makepeace from YTravel Blog, one of the biggest travel blogs out there today. We discuss why life isn't perfect and it shouldn't be, what her first big leap was, and what is her formula for taking these big leaps throughout life.Check out the full show notes with all the links discussed here!Tune In To Learn:03:15 Caz's Current Life04:45 The Fist Big Leap08:20 Formula For Leaping13:00 Your Why & Your Fear16:00 Embrace The Chaos17:30 Community Is Everything20:50 What Caz Will Be Talking About At Camp IndieAnd so much more!
Do you ever get stressed out or anxious while you are traveling? These situations pop up if you travel long enough and you will eventually end up in a place or event that may raise your anxiety levels. In today's show, we will be talking about the fear of flying but in fact, it is so much more than just that. You will learn how to run your brain instead of letting your brain run you in these high-stress moments, how to conquer phobias, and why self-medicating might not be the best idea.If you are not afraid of flying, no worries because this episode is jammed packed with so much more information that is applicable to everyone and you will use it time and time again.What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you afraid of flying? How have you dealt with that fear? Let me know in the comments below!Tune In To Learn:03:05 Jason Is Coming Clean06:40 Introductions09:00 Studying Phobias19:30 Fear Of Flying & Its Effects28:00 Panic Attacks30:30 Self Medicated Downside32:15 Turbulence Reality36:00 Tips & Tricks To Help Fear41:15 Understanding Your Brain42:20 Working From Passion44:20 Best Advice For EntrepreneursAnd so much more!Get all the links discussed by clicking here!
Comments (18)

Christine Kuhn

Thisbis EXACTLY what I didn't know I was looking for! I've been longing to travel for years and just couldn't ever justify that as a long-term lifen goal instead of a side hobby. This is helping me transition my life!

May 11th


sucks for me ...had a trip to everest base camp next month I had to cancel.

Mar 28th

shannon M

This is really want I needed right now. Just finished Uni, moved to a new city to get a good job. Feeling conflicted between the typical, get the job, get the house, the family life (which is usually considered successful, and what people work towards) versus actually feeling what might be right for me or just trying different things.

Jan 29th
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Ed Green

one of the rudest podcast hosts I've heard. Constantly interrupting and talking over his guests.

Dec 11th
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Steve Diahy

some interruptiny going o

Oct 19th

Oscar K

not bad, would be less irritating if every other word wasn't "like".

Aug 17th


My girlfriend got bitten by a rat in Thailand! get your vaccines done haha

Aug 14th

doan thong

Trẻ trâu là có thật

May 14th

Christopher Banks

dude I listened for 11 minutes and the show hadnt even properly started. was listening on my way home but you've just gotten started talking to the guest when I'm arriving at the door lol

Feb 12th

Sir NelsonG

Very nice subjects really value of your podcasts keep going

Feb 6th

Mike McNamara


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Mike McNamara


Sep 19th

Manish Paul Simon

Wow this episode was super super cool!

Jun 13th

Aiesha Rasheed

I absolutely love this episode! Jen Ruiz is my goals in life haha. Thanks! I'm going to go buy her book .

Mar 14th

Papas Heaven

First comment, for a podcast like this - that's criminal! Absolutely AWESOME podcast! Even though I thoroughly enjoy listening to podcasts I've never been literally EXCITED to get stuck into one. With Zero To Travel, that I am. (I'm actually chinning off finding something on Netflix to watch before bed JUST to listen to this.) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 5 Stars ***** 🤙🏼

Oct 22nd

Vivek Agarwal

You should hear this guy. With utmost simplicity of thought and his unique experience of life on the bike he proves to be very informative.

Oct 18th
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