Nomad to Expat to Family Man: Jason Moore Pivots on His Terms

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The only constant is change. And today, we can add “pivot” to that constant. Oftentimes we pivot to stay afloat, but if we’ve paid attention to our needs, we pivot on our terms to keep things alive, vibrant, exciting. Humans aren’t static creatures. We’re fluid. We pivot. And so does Jason Moore of the Zero to Travel Podcast. This is his story of transitioning from nomad to expat to family man.

Jason Moore in Nepal Horizontal
Jason Moore in Nepal

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? How often have we heard that question? And I’m willing to bet most of us never had a real answer. And now that we have grown up, we continue to ask ourselves that same question. Why? Why wait until you’ve “grown up” to take action on what you want to be or do? Why not do it now? You may not know your career path, but I bet you know what makes you smile and come alive. In that sense then, you can take action now.

You make out of it what you make out of it – being present and learning to love a place .”

Jason Moore, Zero to Travel

Jason did just that. He couldn’t tell you what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he did know that he wanted to travel. So whatever job came his way – even if that meant picking up cigarette butts in Florida – if it allowed him to travel, he was in. And it didn’t stop there. From travel gigs to roadie gigs, he traveled for his job, and then traveled for pleasure. But what he really traveled for was the experiences it gave him.

Pivoting on Your Terms

Through those experiences, Jason realized that people needed to know that they can travel while living and working, too. That was the spirit behind the podcast – to inspire people to travel the world on their terms, to pivot on their terms, so to say. Jason has created a space for conversations around travel, and not just the beauty of it, but the chaos of it, as well. Living a nomadic life sounds exotic, and it can be, but it’s still real-life, and it’s not always what’s portrayed on social media.

“You can’t expect to be happy all the time, that’s an unrealistic expectation.”

Jason Moore, Zero to Travel

Meet Jason Moore of the Zero to Travel Podcast

Meet Jason Moore, the driving force and podcaster extraordinaire of the Zero to Travel Podcast and Location Indie Community. Once a full-time traveler, living and working from all over the world, now a full-time parent and family man, we talk everything from travel to beer to being an expat.

We’ve got advice from all across the board: travel, relationships, parenting, expat life, nomadic life, and being location independent. We talk about transitioning from living a nomadic life to being stationary as an expat and even transitioning from solo travel to becoming a family man. We’ve got a lot to talk about, a lot to learn about, and a lifetime of lessons all packed into this one extraordinary episode. If you’ve ever realized a need to pivot, now’s the time.

Zoom shot of Jason and Ken and April

Living a Stout Life is a guest on the Zero to Travel Podcast!

We have been listening to Zero to Travel for years, so when we started our podcast, Jason was definitely on our list of desired guests. And not only do we get to talk to Jason, but he also interviewed us. We hope you enjoy this special cross-over podcast event, because we enjoyed the hell out of it. Catch us on Zero to Travel – it’s live this Tuesday!

Connect with Jason

Oh, the beer we drank.

  • Robust Porter from Nøgne ø in Grimstad, Norway
  • Nighthawk Black Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cab (yep, that’s wine)
  • Laws Craft Bourbon (yep, not beer)

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Meeting Fellow Travelers: Camp Carpe Diem

Jason has inspired us to travel through his stories. From those stories we have built a community of travelers. We’ve got a community of travelers for you to meet, as well. Don’t wait until you’re forced to pivot. Pivot on your terms. Sign up for Camp Carpe Diem today where you’ll meet people that will become a part of your tribe, travel buddies and true friends – on the road and off.


Want to be a Digital Nomad or Location Independent?

We’ve got the recipe for you to do so, right here – The Recipe for Becoming an Entrepreneur through Traveling and Craft Beer Stories. Of course, there’s really not one true way to create a live of travel, but the least we can do is get you excited about it and point you in a direction.

Craft Brewery and Mountain Bike Trail Finder Map

Ok, so we haven’t done a lot of traveling for beer outside the U.S…yet! It’s coming. And in the meantime, here’s a map to get you started with some cool breweries (and mountain biking trails) in the U.S.

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“Ken and April do a fantastic job of mixing the culture of beer and adventure into something akin to a fine barrel-aged sour. They are wise beyond their years. Loving this podcast and it will be on our weekly playlist for SURE!”



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Shout Outs:

Jason, this podcast cross-over event was so much fun! While Ken listens to quite a few podcasts, I don’t too often. However, yours was one of the first podcasts I started listening to and remains at the top of my list. To be able to interview you and talk about your travels was like sitting at a bar chatting with a lifetime friend. We hope to do exactly that when our paths cross in the real world. The virtual world is great in that it gets us together when we can’t actually be together, but getting out into this crazy world we all live in is a gift. And you make that gift of travel real through your podcasts. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for your time. Thank you for being real. Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns, but you make it close!


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