Apparently you love inspiring TED travel talks as much as I do. The popularity of our previous post about TED travel talks got me nomen-omen inspired to dig out some more travel-oriented ideas worth spreading. Here’s 10 even more inspiring TED travel talks to all of us. We’ve chosen the carefully to get you inspired, to allow you to discover the unknown and to show you how others view travelling. Watch all ten to feel the amazing energy and be inspired. Traveling is onbiously not about talking the talk but walking the walk but either way the words of the 10 amazing TED presenters are true source of wisdom, open-mindness and inspiration.
#1 LEARN TO TRAVEL, TRAVEL TO LEARN. ROBIN ESROCK
Robin Esrock tells a story about how an accident changed his life. With the insurance money, he got from it, Esrock bought himself a round the world ticket (if you want more info on round the world ticket, here it is) and he traveled. And then he traveled some more. In this TED talk, he reveals his recipe for traveling wisely and living a happier life. Also, he gives a tip on what is the best weapon to defend yourself while traveling.
#2 HOW AND WHY TRAVEL TRANSFORMS YOU. FRANCIS TAPON
A good life can be made a great one. In every big religion, traveling is described as a life changing experience: Moses on Sinai, Mohammed on Mt. Hira, Budda’s enlightenment in the wilderness, and Jesus Christ in the desert. So the logical conclusion is – traveling can renew your spirituality and help you find answers you are looking for. Listen to how it worked for Francis Tapon. And maybe read some more about religion sights worth visiting.
#3 TRAVEL WRITING AND GLOBAL CHANGE. LAVINIA SPALDING
This one I dug out especially for all of the bloggers out there. The presentation is about stories and how they can engage your audience. Have a close listen about Masha, a simple hotel worker from Moscow and Verlon, an ice-cream maker from France. And after that, get inspired to maybe write something slightly different this time?
#4 TRAVEL STORIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. SALLY WEBSTER
Another TED talk mostly for travel writers. Sally Webster is talking about the niche, she discovered and how can you fill it. Along the way you will also learn, how researching the travel destination impacts the traveling experience. SPOILER ALERT – inspiring postulate at the end!
#5 MAKING A CAREER WHILE TRAVELING. PIYA BOSE
Who wouldn’t want to make a career out of something they love and enjoy? This is a story of a young female, who against her family’s advice chose to quit her perspective lawyer career and to open a business organizing travels exclusively for women. You will hear about the amazing trip to Tibet and learn what is the difference between having money and having a capital.
#6 WHAT’S WRONG WITH VOLUNTEER TRAVEL? DANIELA PAPI
This young and energetic female makes interesting (and probably groundbreaking for some) statements about volunteer traveling, which seems to be more and more popular in western countries. She’s been volunteering like that for a couple of years and after giving it a closer look, she is able to suggest some changes that could be done in order to improve that form of traveling.
#7 MY JOURNEY TO START A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN KENYA. KAKENYA NTAIYA
In the talk above, Daniela Papi says: “Schools don’t teach kids. People do.” This ted talk here is a touching story about an inspiring women, who never gave up on her dream to improve her community’s overall standard of life. You will hear about the horrifying practice of mutilation in Africa and the importance of education and giving opportunities.
#8 THE VALUE OF TRAVEL. RICK STEVENS
Rick Stevens is an experienced traveller. From his talk you will learn, how to understand other cultures, but not only that. He will also tell you what smells like “the feet of angels”, who doesn’t want to bring up their children like Britney Spears and how is Europe different from America. Both insightful and hilarious!
#9 A JOURNEY FROM AFGHANISTAN. ABBAS NAZARI
It’s time to get a little more serious. Do you remember Hyeonseo Lee and the story about how she managed to escape from the North Korea? This story is similar. A 17 year old young man is talking about his own escape from a terrbile regime – form Afghanistan. This is a touching talk about hope and making a difference.
# 10 PHOTOS THAT BEAR WITNESS TO MODERN SLAVERY. LISA KRISTINE
If you skipped all the videos above, DON’T SKIP THIS ONE. Because it’s one of the most important videos I watched in the last couple of months and it will most probably influence you as much as it did me. It is estimated that there are over 27 million slaves today and the slave industry generates profit of $13 billion. Lisa Kristine is a photographer documenting the lives of the slaves all over the world. Her presentation is shocking, terrifying but also beautiful. I believe you should watch it until the very end.
Here at TravelWorldPassport.com we are not afraid of tough topics – on the contrary, we want to be be involved and involve others. That’s why we’re finding ideas worth spreading and we channel them to you. So now it’s your turn to share with your friends. Let them get inspired too!