Episode 5 – How to be a Housesitter

travelingchimps.comThis week we talk about how to become a housesitter or petsitter. How to find opportunities to live for free all over the world, what to expect when you get there and how to get repeat customers.

Have questions about full time travel? I’m always willing to share what I know. I wouldn’t be plugging a mic into my laptop if I didn’t. Hit me up on social media or email me directly at: travelingchimps@outlook.com with all your family travel questions.

Each week I’ll release the next chapter of the book along with a supporting podcast, covering that chapters topics and highlights. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please comment and ask below. I’ll answer any questions either on the podcast or directly to you via email.

Link to the Fifth Chapter:

Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel – Chapter 5

Amazon Travel Accessory of the Week:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Trusted Housesitters – UK based website with opportunities all over the world.

Housecarers – Housesitting and Petsitting opportunities all over the world.

Housesitter America – Focused primary on Housesits and Petsits in the USA.

Petsitting Check List – Key questions to ask pet owners before starting a pet sit.

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Episode 4 – Travel Tools, Accessories & Games

Traveling Chimmps PodcastThis weeks podcast focuses on travel tools/gadgets, like smartphones and apps, travel accessories, like USB chargers and games, like Travel Scavenger Hunt and how to find the best service to run your tech gear.

Have questions about full time travel? I’m always willing to share what I know. I wouldn’t be plugging a mic into my laptop if I didn’t. Hit me up on social media or email me directly at: travelingchimps@outlook.com with all your family travel questions.

Each week I’ll release the next chapter of the book along with a supporting podcast, covering that chapters topics and highlights. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please comment and ask below. I’ll answer any questions either on the podcast or directly to you via email.

Link to the Second Chapter:

Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel – Chapter 4

Amazon Travel Accessory of the Week:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Apples iPhone – Unlocked – Use an in country provider.

Samsung Galaxy – Unlocked – Use an in country provider.

T-Mobile – International cell phone service provider.

Skype – Free internet call to other Skype users.

Google Maps – GPS App with traffic updates and location search functions.

Waze – GPS App with notifications, like Police activity, speed traps and road hazards. Pre-load maps on Wi-Fi for use without data use.

Here – GPS App with no data use.

TripIt – Organize all of your travel itineraries in one place.

Duolingo – Learn 20+ languages fun, free and easy.

Skyroam – Wi-Fi Service provider

HotSpot – Unlocked – Use in country service provider.

USB Car Charger -Use your cigarette lighter to charger you tech gear. What else are you going to use it for?

Travel Adapter Kit – Charge your gear in over a hundred countries.

Travel Scavenger Hunt – Pick 7 cards, first one to find all their objects wins. Hours of entertainment.

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Episode 3 – Homeless By Design

Traveling Chimps PodcastThis week I focus on being homeless by design, selling all your stuff on Craigslist, obtaining a permanent address and planning your adventure.

Each week I’ll release the next chapter of the book along with a supporting podcast, covering that chapters topics and highlights. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please comment and ask below. I’ll answer any questions either on the podcast or directly to you via email.

Link to the Second Chapter:

Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel – Chapter 3

Amazon Travel Accessory of the Week:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Criagslist – Sell all your stuff for free!

Escapees – RV club that provides, discounted camping, advocacy and mail forwarding services

My Scenic Drives – Website for planning out road-trips. Set rules and attractions.

Priceline – Use Express Deals to find deep discounts, set filter for parking, breakfast and pet friendly properties.

Roadtrippers – Website to find weird stuff to visit on your road trip.

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Episode 2 – Learn the Art of Full Time Travel

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Learn the Art of Full Time TravelLearn the Art of Full Time Travel in episode 2 of the Traveling Chimps Podcast. Using Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel as a guide, I talk travel budgets, frequent flyer/loyalty programs as well as credit cards.

Each week I’ll release the next chapter of the book along with a supporting podcast, covering that chapters topics and highlights. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please comment and ask below. I’ll answer any questions either on the podcast or directly to you via email.

Link to the Second Chapter:

Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel – Chapter 2

 Amazon Travel Accessory of the Week:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Bankrate – to compare banks, it’s also a great way to find auto loans and credit cards.

Charles Schwab – international transaction fees reimbursed.

Mint – App available on Android and iPhone, Sync up all your accounts in one place and manage your budget, but setting up categorizes.

Priceline – Use the Express Deals for last minute cheap motels.

Nomadic Matt – Picking a travel credit card.

Zero to Travel – Credit card hacking podcast

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Episode 1- Learn the Art of Full Time Travel

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Full Time TravelLearn the art of full time travel with the Traveling Chimps Podcast. The 2016 episodes of the podcast will focus on CJ’s new eBook, Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel. I’ll share life hacks, full time travel tips and story’s to help you travel and save money doing it. Podcast #9 focuses on introducing the Traveling Chimps story, selling all of your material belongings on Craigslist, lifestyle design, typical types of travelers and safety.

Each week I’ll release the next chapter of the book along with a supporting podcast, covering that chapters topics and highlights. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please comment and ask below. I’ll answer any questions either on the podcast or directly to you via email.

Link to the first chapter of:

Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel – Chapter 1

Amazon Travel Accessory of the Week:

Resources mentioned on this episode:

Sex Drugs Evolution Podcast -CJ’s other podcast.

Craigslist – Sell all your stuff for free.

Trusted Housesitters – Find housesitting and pet sitting opportunities all over the world. $99 per year, but probably the biggest data base. A good percentage are in Australia and the UK.


Housesitters America – Another website with housesitting and pet sitting opportunities. $30 US only opportunities. Ever improving processes including penalties for non-response.

House Carers – Housesitting and pet sitting opportunities. $50 to join and well worth it. We’ve seen a marked improvement in their site and are starting to use this more. We’ll report back on our success or not.

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These sites pay for themselves in 1-2 nights stay. On average we paid around $50 per night for a cheap motel.

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Luan Tran – Future Blogger

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TC Podcast Logo PaintLuan Tran is a future anthropology blogger and my buddy. We talked about a ton of stuff including:

Official trailer for Artifact, the 30 Seconds To Mars documentary about their record label fight and the creation of This Is War.

Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art. Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.

The Mad Russian, who uses mind erasing to break people of habits like cigarette smoking. I still don’t get how he does it and I think it’s a placebo effect. People just don’t want to feel stupid for giving him $65, but hey, it worked for Luan.

The Joe Rogan Experience, in my opinion the best podcast in the world and the motivation behind me starting this podcast. Check it out for sure on iTunes and Stitcher!

Russell Brand’s war on drug documentaries, both currently available on Netflix and YouTube. End the Drugs War & Addition to Recovery.

Aubrey Marcus – CEO of Onnit Labs, onnit.com, psychedelic adventurer and host of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, check him out too on iTunes and Stitcher. Purchase the best supplements on the market at onnit.com and use the code: Singer at check out for 10% your order.

Use of Adjunct professors at colleges. Why are colleges and universities not hiring full time professors, when they are bring in more money then they ever have before?

Batman’s Foundation, they gentleman who has recently been in the national news fro visiting children’s hospitals dressed as batman, was struck and killed by a car, when the bat mobile broke down. You can make a donation to his foundation here.

Cecil the Lion – Here’s an article about how hunter’s dollars actually are a big part of species conservation.

Make Love, Not Porn – like making sex tapes? Want to get paid for them? Then this is the site for you. Load up a video and get 50% of the cash from downloads.

You can’t find Luan anywhere, but hopefully he gets his blog going soon. You can find me on Twitter @TheCJSinger or below:

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Ryan Tucker – Music Industry

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Ryan-ProfilePodcast #7 CJ talks the current state of the music industry with Ryan Tucker, an audio engineer from Los Angles, CA. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music’s Production and Engineering program, Ryan has worked in a variety of principles within the audio industry. From recording studios big and small to musical, entertainment, and audio product development for major corporations in the M.I. industry. His experience ranges from recording studio technical, quality assurance, product design, to creative music production and audio engineering for film, TV and music. Oh and he’s a fucking cool guy too.

CJ’s Bands:

eye wish eye , Kris Margiotta Band, A Black Eye Affair, The Smacken Pappy

The Iron Maiden article that talks about them using data to find places to tour. Turns out it wasn’t true.

Official trailer for Artifact, the 30 Seconds To Mars documentary about their record label fight and the creation of This Is War.

Nickelback has a formula to write their songs. Here’s two songs at the same time.

The Matrix, songwriters and production team.

Britney Spears with no autotune. I don’t think it’s that bad.

The Universal Audio UAD-2, 50 years of recording in a box.sound-city

Trailer for Sound City. You can find this movie on Netflix.

Nirvana – the making of Nevermind. Butch Vig isolates the tracks on the sound city board.

You can find Ryan Tucker at Tucker Mix.

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Eric Zimmerman – Trip Zero

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TripZeroOn Podcast #6 CJ talks with Eric Zimmerman, the owner of Trip Zero, a sustainable hotel booking tool that calculates your vacations total carbon foot print and then offsets your footprint for FREE. Global warming is the single most important topic in the modern day. This was a great conversation about sustainable travel, renewable energy, reforestation, methane gas capture and much, much more. Trip Zero is one of many new companies that are emerging to tackle this problem head on and we’re thankful for that.

CJ mentioned Housecarers annual cost, it is $50 per year, cheaper than 1 nights stay in a hotel.

Eric mentioned calculating your carbon footprint.

Costas Christ article about voluntourism.

Ivanpah Solar Power Plant in the Mojave Desert. Only problem is, it’s killing birds.solarplant09

CJ mentioned that Milton, MA would be the best place in the US to put a wind farm. It looks like they are moving forward with a 2 Mega Watt wind farm project there.

Eric talked about the Patagonia Sur Reforestation project in Chile.

Developing Nations use lanterns, run on kerosene, to light their homes. This equates to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.

How does methane gas capture work?

You can find Eric at www.tripzero.com on twitter @TripZeroTravel and on Facebook.

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Marjorie O’Conner – Acupuncture

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TC Podcast Logo PaintIn Podcast #5 CJ talks with Marjorie O’Conner, owner of Sea Cliff Acupuncture in Sea Cliff, NY.  Marjorie is a licensed acupuncturist whose style is continually evolving through the integration of her land and water therapies. She draws from her knowledge of Esoteric, Kiiko Matsumoto, Chinese, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, dry trigger point needling and cranio- sacral therapy approaches to tailor each treatment to her client’s needs. We talked about how acupuncture works and the types of aliments it can treat as well as aquatic body works.

During the advertisements CJ wondered if you can buy guns on Amazon.com? Well, kind of, you can buy Airgun not quite the same.

CJ talked about his experience using flat tanks. If you want to find a float tank near you to try it out, look here, http://www.where-to-float.com/ it’s a global directory.

Marj talked about her treating patience with Aquatic Body Works

Information about Bradley (Chelsea) Manning being in solitary confinement.

Marj mentioned treating women for fertility with acupuncture.

Andrea wanted to know about using Electroacupuncture for treatment of breast cancer.

CJ mentioned that this generation could be the first to not outlive their parents. Check out the article, Baby Boomers my Outlive Their KidsSea Cliff Acupuncture

We talked about CJ’s Aunt having Progressive Supernuclear Palsy (PSP) you can find information about that disease or donate to further research at PSP.org

Ronda Rousey moves to number 7 on the pound-for-pound fighter list.

We talked about the documentary Blackfish that has significantly cut into Sea World’s revenue by showing the mistreatment of Orcas and the endangerment of Sea World Trainers. You can watch it on Netflix.

You can find Marj at Sea Cliff Acupuncture, 223 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, New York 11579 on Facebook and at www.acupunctureflow.com

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Shinai – Mind of Light

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TC Podcast Logo PaintIn this weeks podcast we talk with Shinai Schindler at her new Meditation Studio, Mind of Light, in St. Petersburg, FL. We recorded this podcast right after participating in the Global Peace Meditation, where over 100,000 people around the globe meditated together for world peace. We focused primarily on meditation, using technology to meditate and the global consciousness, but the discussion took turns into float tanks, plant medicine (Ayahuasca, DMT), and what peace would actually look like.

YouTube Meditation Example OM Mantra Music with Theta Binaural Beats

We talked about the work of Rupert Sheldrake
, Teilhard De Chardin and Michael Harner

Information about sensory deprivation float tanks, Crash at the Float Lab is the Guru of Float Tanks

Information about Ayahuasca and the medicinal uses of psychedelics

More solar installed in 18 months than past 30 years

You can find Mind of Light at www.mindoflight.net or on Facebook Her studio is located at 1200 66th Street North St. Petersburg, FL

If you have any questions about anything we talked about, comment below or email us.

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