The Geography of Bliss w/ Eric Weiner

How would you describe your current level of happiness and what would need to change to increase it? 

This week I am joined by award-winning journalist and bestselling author, Eric Weiner, to explore the many themes of his book The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and explore what it means to be happy.

If you want to transform your outlook and increase your happiness, then you don’t want to miss this episode. Eric shares stories from his time spent as a foreign war correspondent during the rise of the Taliban, his decision to leave behind a successful career at NPR, lessons from traveling the world to write his first book, and so much more. 

Zero to Travel - The Geography of Bliss with Eric Weiner

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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why Eric Weiner describes himself as better on the road
  • How taking a break familiarity inspires a fresh outlook
  • The secret benefit of living and traveling expectations free
  • Reasons unhappiness is just as crucial to living a meaningful life
  • How staying true to yourself will never lead you wrong
  • What it was like to live in India foreign war correspondent
  • How to treat the world as a laboratory of ideas
  • Why it’s important to let go of things not meant for you
  • How an apartment in Kazakhstan turned into the idea for Eric’s first book
  • The unexpected places that taught Eric the most about happiness 
  • What is the difference between an interview and a conversation
  • How to embrace duality to be the best version of yourself
  • The principle embraced in Iceland that leads to greater happiness
  • Eric’s best advice for creative writers
  • My biggest takeaways from the book
  • And so much more!


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