Greatest Hits: Conscious Travel Mindset With Robin Greenfield

Travel undoubtedly makes us better people and, in turn, the world a better place. But does that good outweigh the negative environmental impacts? How can we be more conscious travelers?

Robin Greenfield is a truth seeker, activist, social reformer, and servant to earth, humanity, and our plant and animal relatives. He lives simply and sustainably as a means of active resistance to oppressive, exploitative systems. Robin’s life is an experiment with truth and integrity – dedicated to liberation and equal rights for all.

Robin shares his incredible story, and we talk about the life vows he committed to, including earning below the federal poverty threshold, keeping his net worth to a minimum, and owning few material possessions. This episode is packed with advice and insight to inspire you to become a more environmentally friendly traveler and positively affect the world and those around you. 

What small change can you make to become a more conscious traveler? I’d love to hear your ideas, and I hope you’ll share them by sending me an audio message.

*This episode was originally published in 2018, but the insights are timeless! Zero To Travel episodes are evergreen, providing valuable insight whenever you listen.


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Tune In To Learn:

  • Why he chooses to live at the federal poverty line (and the logistics of living without money)
  • His transformation into simple living and becoming a conscious traveler
  • The problem with taking a black-and-white approach to issues
  • How you can make your travels more sustainable and have a positive impact on the world (flying aside)
  • Why money isn’t the only thing that makes the world go ‘round
  • Why our way isn’t actually the “normal” way 
  • How living simply affords him the ability to live the life that he wants
  • Ways to start shifting your perspective in your own backyard
  • How to explore your purpose or passion when you’re not sure where to start
  • And so much more


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