Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.
Name: Jason Moore
Occupation: Travel Podcaster, Recovering Nomad
Hometown: Grew up in the Philadelphia area but my heart (and some of my stuff) is in Boulder, Colorado
Residence: Oslo, Norway
College: Pennsylvania State University
College major: Communications (I’m actually sort of using my degree I guess…go figure!)
Facebook: Zero To Zero
Short bio: After college, Jason was clueless about a lot of things including how to realize his dream to travel the world. Having little money and over $20,000 in student debt didn’t help.
Not one to give up easy (except when attempting to run long distances) he started traveling just two months later and has spent the majority of the last nearly two decades exploring the planet. After years on the road, Jason found he was inspired not only by the places he visited, but also by other travelers who found their own unique ways to wander. He felt these stories needed to be heard.
As host and creator of the top-rated Zero To Travel podcast, Jason shares thoughtful interviews, unconventional perspectives and actionable advice to help you travel the world on your terms. He is also the co-founder of the digital nomad community Location Indie. He’s still a little clueless at times, and can’t run very far, but don’t hold that against him. Also, he doesn’t enjoy writing about himself in the third person but is doing the best he can!
How often do you fly? Anywhere from 4-25 times a year.
How many countries have you been to? Somewhere around 50, I’m not much for counting countries.
How many continents have you been to? 5
Earliest travel memory: Camping in the backyard, it felt like we were a world away.
Favorite American city: Portland, Oregon.
Favorite international city: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Least favorite country: I’ve found something to love about every country I’ve visited.
I have no desire to go to: Houston, Texas – I’ve been and it ain’t pretty.
Friendliest people in the world: Nepal.
Country with the meanest immigration officers: USA.
Favorite World Heritage Site: Angkor Wat.
Favorite airline: United because of their flexible award tickets.
Favorite aircraft type: One that gets me there safely.
Aisle or window: Aisle, need some room to stretch and hate bothering someone when I need to go.
Favorite airport lounge: I’m happy in any lounge.
Favorite U.S. airport: Denver because it feels like home.
Favorite international airport: Amsterdam Schiphol.
Favorite hotel: Marriott—I’m a sucker for those points.
Favorite cruise line: Never been on one.
Favorite travel credit card: Chase across the board for business and personal.
Favorite island: Ilha Grande, Brazil.
Favorite beach: Playa Maderas, Nicaragua.
Favorite National Park: Arches National Park.
Favorite fancy restaurant: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, New York City.
Favorite hole-in-the-wall: Any with cheap micros and a good juke box.
Favorite bar: Mountain Sun Brewpub in Boulder, Colorado.
Favorite fruit: Bananas.
Favorite food: American breakfast.
Least favorite food: Any intense fish.
Drink of choice (in the air and on the ground): Red wine in the air, IPAs on the ground.
Favorite travel movie(s): Indiana Jones.
Favorite travel show(s): Globetrekker.
Favorite travel book(s): “Free Country: A Penniless Adventure The Length Of Britain” by George Mahood.
Right now I am reading: “Never Say No To A Rock Star” by Glenn Berger.
Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines/blogs: The Flight Deal, Lonely Planet Bootsnall.com
Favorite travel website(s)—besides JohnnyJet.com, of course! extrapackofpeanuts.com, priceoftravel.com, worldscheapestdestinations.com
5 things you bring on a plane: Kindle, baby wipes, notebook and pen, extra sweatshirt, a good attitude.
What do you always seem to forget? A small pillow.
What do you like least about travel? Dirty bathrooms.
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport Duty Free store? Chocolate.
Favorite travel app(s): XE currency exchange, Google Translate, Podcasts app, WhatsApp and Skype to keep in touch.
Most embarrassing travel moment: Not being able to hold my pee and having to go in a bottle, in a car full of people, in front of my future wife. I was discrete but still…
I’m embarrassed I haven’t been to: Gettysburg because it’s in my home state and a place I’ve always wanted to visit.
Worst travel moment: Eating a bad shrimp taco in Mexico on the way to the airport to fly back home. That was a long plane ride with no escape!
What’s your dream destination? Cape Town, South Africa.
Favorite travel charity: Pencils of Promise.
Best travel tip: Be open when you’re on the road and amazing things will happen.