20 Inspirational travel TED Talks to increase your wanderlust
September 6, 2016
TED is on a mission to ‘spread ideas’ in order to encourage a deeper understanding of the world. It is a non-profit organisation and stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED organizes conferences around the world where motivating participants are invited to deliver a short and powerful talk. During the last years, many interesting participants shared amazing stories about travel related subjects. In this article, I selected 20 TED talks I feel very passionate about. I hope they will increase your wanderlust or help you to understand the value of travelling.
Pico Iyer: Where is home?
Is home where you were born? Where you grew up or where you feel the most comfortable? It’s such a simple question, but the answer could be more complicated. Listen to Pico’s story about his home.
Tomislav Perko: How to travel the world with almost no money Tomislav Perko is a Croatian travel writer who lost his job and decided to travel the world. If you ask most people to travel, they will say they want to go travelling but “can’t afford it”. Tomislav’s TED talk shows that travelling does not have to be expensive.
Joe Gebbia: How Airbnb designs for trust ‘I have an airbed and you can stay in my living room’ says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb. First afraid of host somebody for the first time, but then totally used to it. Together with a friend he discovered it was possible to make friends while earning rent.
Roz Savage: Why I’m Rowing Across the Pacific Five years ago, Roz Savage quit her job to become an ocean rower. She sat down one day and thought about what she wanted to do with her life. She decided to go rowing, alone, over the Atlantic ocean. Why has she done it? Hear her reasons.
Rick Steves: The Value of Travel For the last 30 years, Rick was living out of a suitcase for four months each year. In this video he tells you all about his enriched life and travel experience.
Robin Esrock: Learn To Travel: Travel To Learn Robin has travelled to over more than 24 countries during his one year solo round the world backpacking trip. He learned many things one the way. ‘Either you are running away for something, or looking’. Certainly Robin was looking for something during his trip. Graham Hughes: One Man. Every Country. No flights. Graham visited 201 countries between 2009 and 2012 by taking nearly every mode of transport except a plane. In this video, he shows a variety of countries and talks about what it’s like to see 7 countries in one day!
Tony Wheeler: The road less travelled.
Tony travelled together with his wife from London to Australia. Amazing experiences, interesting points and though moments will be discussed in this talk.
Francis Tapon: How and Why Travel Transforms You ‘How would you rate your life on a scale from 1-10?’ That is a question Francis asked himself back in time. In this video he will share some of his traveling adventures, which include walking across America four times, and explains why he rated his own life with a seven.
I hope you enjoyed listening to those TED talks as much as I did. If you know another inspirational travel related TED talk, please feel free to share it in the comment section below.