Nick Onken: Life Baller Travel Photographer and Philantrophist

He works with top celebrities.

He works with top brands.

This all only started recently.

He believes 100% is possible 100% of the time.

Here is the story of a Life Baller.

A leader in travel photography, Nick Onken.

“Photography leans towards different ways of making income.” – Nick Onken (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • The benefits of basing your creative entrepreneurship from California
  • Traveling Britain as an ‘Induction’ to world travel
  • Tibetan Monks and the Everest Base Camp
  • The powerful perspective change when experiencing different cultures
  • Building a business around your favorite things
  • Professional work to financing worthwhile causes
  • How to help charities and travel the world
  • Shop Talk Radio as a leader in creative entrepreneurship

Lovely Links:

Website | Twitter

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Special Thanks:

  • Kanniga Ponpiboon: Episode Art
  • Karen Asprey: Show Notes
  • Chris Jones: Sound Engineering
  • Jonathan Baillie Strong: Audio Architecture
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Dan Andrews: Build a Business and Live the Dream

The new rich has arrived and their leader is Dan Andrews.

He’s a leading force in the development of micro multinational businesses.

No one knows about lifestyle business like Dan does.

Want to travel the world and make money?

Building a business is the way to get there.

If you want to get there fast you’ve gotta hear this interview.

Here he is, Dan Andrews.

“I would rather be the captain of a canoe than a midshipman of a cruise ship.” – Dan Andrews (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Being inspired and learning from the best
  • When is the right time to quit the 9-5?
  • Using courier flights for cheap travel
  • Surviving without doing ‘traveler jobs’
  • The #1 factor that’s changed the world of micro multinational organizations
  • Saftey comparison of South East Asia and USA
  • Taking control of your life
  • What is success?
  • This your resumes will get you there
  • A great how to strategy
  • How to Build a Business

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Dan:

Tropical MBA | Twitter

Music Credits:

Special Thanks:

  • Jonathan Baille Strong, Karen Asprey and Chris Jones for the production

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Do you have a goal that you want to accomplish?  Who is the best at doing this?  Try to make contact with this person-what can you learn from them?


Johnny Ward: From a Medical Research Lab Test Subject to a New Rich World Traveler

From a poor family in Ireland to an enterprising business.

With no technical knowledge.

This successful entrepreneur builds teams to grow his own businesses.

All the while enjoying the long term travel lifestyle.

Please welcome, Johnny Ward.

“Being broke is not an issue. There’s always a way.” – Johnny Ward  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Money making as a medical research lab test subject
  • How Johnny managed to backpack for 2-3 years on little or no income
  • Why 99% of travellers give up and go back home
  • Johnny’s moment of realisation of how he wanted his life to be
  • How to grow a technical business, without technical skills
  • How to outsourcing works
  • Why being broke is powerful
  • How his passion got him to where he is today…. The New Rich World Traveler

Lovely Links:

  • Connect with Johnny:

Onestep4ward | Twitter | Facebook

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Write down a list of skills you can teach.

Now look at what tuition opportunities are in your local neighborhood.

Is this something you could earn a living from abroad?

If not, whats a better idea?

Let us know in the comments below.

Wandering Trader: How Day Trading, Entrepreneurship and World Travel Fuel the Good Life

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Day trading still doesn’t make much sense to me. It seems like magic. Some people just get it, others don’t. I don’t get it.

So inviting the number one nomad trader onto the show seemed like a great idea.

Marcello is a great guest. Not only is he one of the most traveled people I’ve ever come across, he does it in style. He’s been to all 7 continents. Yes, even Antartica.

This is a good one for all of you who want to hear from someone who is traveling a few more resources to work with.

“Don’t let anyone tell you that your dreams can’t come true.” – Wandering Trader (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • How Marcello broke free of the 9-5 paycheck driven world
  • A world traveler’s favorite cities
  • Exploring treasures hidden in Atlantis and the foot of the Sphynx
  • How a world traveler sees investing in emerging economies
  • How he fell in love with Entrepreneurship and World Travel
  • The psychological aspect of world travel and day trading
  • Why volatility is a good thing to day traders
  • On the value of a semester off and a trip around the world

“It’s the only profession in the world where you don’t have to rely on anybody & you can do well no matter what the world or the market is doing.” – Wandering Trader (Tweet It)

Lovely Links from Wandering Trader:

WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

Music Credits:

  • Theme Music: Love and Light
  • Episode Music: The Three R’s (Remix) by Jack Johnson

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Erik Snare: How We Got Work on an Outback Cattle Station

If you’re planning on working on an Outback Cattle Station, you’re going to be in for something that very few people on this earth ever experience. Most Australians never traveler more than 100 kilometers away from the coast.

Think about that.

If that excites you, you’re going to enjoy this conversation.

Erik and I met on the Gold Coast in Australia and drove 2,000+ kilometers into the outback. Our goal was to attend the Mt. Isa Rodeo and meet some cattle people. We thought they would want to give us a job.

It was a silly plan. The Rodeo claimed to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. When we got there, we realized it was smaller than the Reno Rodeo.

We did end up finding a job. It took longer than expected, but the adventure was one that we both cherish to this day.

I hope you enjoy this episode, and I hope it helps you find that station hand position if that’s what you’re shooting for.

“Even if I get stranded out there & I die out there, it’d be a better life experience than what I’m doing right now.” – Erik Snare (Tweet It)

Outback Cattle Station Topics:

Have you ever dreamed of working on a Outback Cattle Station in Australia?

On this episode of the Love Affair Travel Podcast, I talk with my cattle station companion, Erik Snare about the process of selling all his things, leaving his job in the United States and moving deep into the outback to join me in the hunt for a Jackaroo position on a 500,000 acre cattle station.

While I was in South Africa, Erik and I spoke over Skype about how awesome it would be to work as station hands on an Outback Cattle Station. We came to the conclusion that this would be an excellent career path and decided to make it happen.

I met Erik at the Robina Train Station on the Gold Coast of Australia in my struggling 1984 Mitsubishis Express. We drove for five or six days to the Mt. Isa Rodeo in order to find some work in the most exciting way we could imagine.

Believe it or not, this hair-brained strategy worked out and we had an amazing time. At the end of it all, we came out with a hand full of cash and (for more valuably) a wealth of experiences.

In this Episode You will Learn:

  • To avoid the hamburgers and increasing waistline of a desk jockey job
  • How much money Erik had when moving to Australia
  • How long it took from landing in Australia to getting a job
  • That driving in Australia is actually really, REALLY a big deal.
  • What it’s like finding work at the Mt. Isa Rodeo
  • The best way to find employment on a cattle station in northern Queensland, Australia
  • What it was like working as station hands in the Outback
  • How much a Station Hand (Jackaroo) position pays in Australia
  • The intensity of doing dangerous cattle mustering work
  • How learning to canter is like kissing a woman for the first time

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Pat Flynn: Letting Go

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Pat Flynn was my most useful teacher. His blog, Smart Passive Income, is perhaps the best resource for anyone seeking to grown an online business these days.

His podcasting course was the backbone for what became my podcast production company. That’s a pretty amazing thing when you think about it.

Pat Flynn lives in San Diego with is family. Some might say that makes him a bit off topic for this show. To me, being location independent doesn’t mean you have to move to a new country every three months. It just means your independent of the need to stay.

Since recording this, Pat Flynn has gone onto even bigger and better things… he’s even traveled a lot. 🙂

This is a big one and an old one. I hope you enjoy this interview with Pat Flynn.

“Life beings at the end of your comfort zone.” – Pat Flynn (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Learn the concept of Pat’s book Let Go. Why adult elephants can be held captive with small chains.
  • Understand the mentality and tools that Pat uses to create
  • The importance of focusing on work that achieves your goals rather than “busy work”
  • How travel and new environments help Pat to think creatively
  • The benefits of a location independent business
  • Pat gives us a specific plan for building a location independent business
  • He shares a story of failure he hasn’t shared anywhere else

Pat Flynn’s Lovely Links:

Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

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Natalie Sisson: Going Pro as an Entrepreneur, Adventure Junkie and a Digital Nomad Author

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Natalie Sisson isn’t inspirational because of the things she has done. What makes her inspirational is the nonchalant attitude that she has towards it all.

Want to ride a bike across Africa? Yeah! Let’s do it.

Want to start making $15,000 a month? Where do we start?

Her attitude is contagious. No wonder she wins body sculpting and boating competitions. When your attitude says, “lets do it.” Things happen faster and it’s more fun. She takes this to business, social enterprises and even book publishing.

It’s all quite inspirational.

Thank you for coming on the show Suitcase Entrepreneur. Enter Natalie Sisson.

“Luck is preparation meeting opportunity. I’m always opportunistic and I’m usually prepared.” – Natalie Sisson  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • How Natalie Sission went from broke to earning $15,000 a month
  • Why a SuitcaseEntrepreneur lifestyle feels stable
  • On deciding to go pro as an entrepreneur and digital nomad
  • Secrets to managing the ups and downs of a traveling entrepreneur lifestyle
  • Natalie Sission shares moments of awe in Brazil, Africa and Australia
  • The story of when Natalie Sisson biked across Africa
  • Why pushing limits in business and adventure feels good
  • Natalie Sisson shares her concept of The Perfect Day

Links by Natalie Sisson:

Suitcase Entrepreneur | Twitter | Facebook

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Grab her book, after all the second edition is out. It’s called Suitcase Entrepreneur.

Whats your next big adventure?

Luke Metelerkamp: Global Sustainability, Travel and a Purpose Driven Business

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Luke Metelerkamp and I met on the farthest southern island of New Zealand. It’s called Stewart Island. This is pretty much the farthest point into the middle of nowhere a person can go without doing a trip to the Arctic or Antartica. That’s the kind of guy that Luke is.

We went our separate ways after meeting at a lodge on this remote island. I think he went back to South Africa where he is from. That was when I went to Australia. We exchanged Facebook friendship while chilling at the lodge.

I knew I was headed to Cape Town for the FIFA World Cup and he was certain to be there wrapping up his studies. He said he would take me surfing and I thought that would be great.

If I knew then what I know now, that invitation should have been viewed with a comfortable level of trepidation. Luke likes to surf big waves in frigid Cape Town water during the nastiest parts of the winter. He’s a machine.

“Travel gets you outside of your comfort zone & open to new ways of thinking & being.” – Luke Metelerkamp  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • How Luke was inspired by his 5 year journey to start a Purpose Driven Business – An education program
  • On the sustainable practices of the Nepalese and how they inspired Luke to build his program
  • Contrasting the effects of pit mining in India with Nevada and Australia
  • The story of Luke’s treks around far west Nepal
  • Costa Rica: The Environment, Ecology, Surf and Permaculture
  • How to hack a month of snowboarding in Kashmir for about $700

Lovely Links:

Website | Facebook

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What do you think about Luke’s take on sustainability? Could Costa Rica really be the most developed country in the world?

Colin Wright: Muggings, Minimalism and the Exile Lifestyle

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This handsome devil moves to a new country every year.

His readers decide where he will go next.

After 4 year on the road, he’s started a publishing company.

We talk about muggings, baliwood and making money.

So plug in those ear buds, hit play and get outside for a beautiful walk.

Colin Wright is on the show. Tell the WORLD!

“I want to have the things that make me truly happy, but nothing more.” – Colin Wright  (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Despite co-founding a publishing company in Montana, he spends part of his time in Iceland of all places
  • How Colin’s Exile Lifestyle works
  • How he developed the plan for this lifestyle despite having a blank passport and having never left the USA
  • Living in Argentina for four months as his first expedition
  • The unexpected similarity of Romanian and Argentine Spanish
  • On Romanian cost of living, hospitality and internet speed
  • What his financial situation was like before leaving the USA
  • How the tragic state of New Zealand’s internet shattered his business, yet helped him refocus his aspirations on publishing
  • Why publishing is the best vehicle to realize your ideal lifestyle
  • Useful tips on avoiding victimization in impoverished countries
  • Colin’s (surprisingly) heroic story of punching a guy to avoid getting mugged
  • The risks of getting mugged in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • How New Zealand is one of the safest, easiest countries to travel in the world
  • MINIMALISM | from 8 computers and a walk in closet to carry on luggage
  • The value of traveling light
  • Humanism… We’re all human first and everything on top is icing
  • How the fear of the other doesn’t matter as much as the media and politicians make it out to be
  • Why understanding humanism can be a helpful tool on your journey
  • How to enjoy communication despite having neither language or culture in common
  • On the value of sustainability in consumption, economy and travel
  • On being bullied out of the rainforest by howler monkeys
  • A hilarious tale of playing the Cowboy in a Bollywood movie
  • How travel has effected his entrepreneurial work
  • The value of diversifying income streams
  • About his publishing company/start-up incubator he co-founded
  • The philosophical frame work that Colin has build in Act Accordingly
  • That travel is valuable and the sooner you take advantage of it the better

“The most important thing is that you have what you need, as opposed to owning stuff that is excessive.” – Colin Wright (Tweet It)

Lovely Links:

Exile Lifestyle | ColinIsMy.Name | Asymmetrical PressTwitter

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Niall Doherty: Social Media Blackmail, Circumnavigation, a Wealthy Mindset and a Quantified Life

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Niall is a man with a mission.

He is traveling around the world WITHOUT FLYING!

How is this even possible you ask?

Listen in to find out how possible the impossible really is.

Our first inspirational guest on the Love Affair Travel podcast.

The man, Niall Doherty.

“Once you’re lucky, twice your good.” – Niall Doherty (Tweet It)

Travel Topics:

  • Niall’s journey so far: Ireland > England > Amsterdam > Around Europe > Romania > Turkey > Iran > Dubai > India > (5 months in) Nepal > India > Thailand
  • How impossible it is to go from India to Sri Lanka without flying
  • The challenge of traveling from India to Thailand without flying; how he solved this problem by “Making them an Offer they couldn’t refuse.” Hint: It involves some social media blackmail.
  • His trials and tribulations whilst seeking a Pakistani visa
  • The finances of a round the world journey in which he was to begin in $3,000 dollars in the bank
  • How Niall’s path to successful entrepreneurship has run in tandem with his global journey
  • Why Niall is focusing on a high level wealthy mindset now
  • How his Bangkok roommates helped him to identify limiting beliefs
  • Tales on hacking free travel and cash to boot
  • How Iran was the PRIME example of an amazingly positive moment in Niall’s journey
  • How to survive in Iran on $100 for 10 days
  • More about the amazing hospitality of the Iranian people
  • Meditations on irrational fears
  • How to cut out the risk of traveling by yourself or with friends
  • Niall’s take on privacy and how he lives his life as if the whole world could be watching
  • How he plans to cross the Pacific Ocean
  • A story of the guy who burned 10,000 pounds in South East Asia
  • Plus, much more…

“You can’t have an adventure if everything goes to plan.” – Niall Doherty (Tweet It)

Lovely Links:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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“You don’t overcome your fears and then go do what it is that you want to do. The way it works is, you go do what you want to do in spite of the fear and then while doing it, you overcome it.” – POWERFUL Niall Doherty!