Our Top 5 Inspiring TED Talks On Travel

You may have come across inspiring TED talks before now, either by watching yourself or hearing people talk about the captivating, motivating and inspiring videos on subjects from education, to science, to creativity, all delivered by some of the most influential people in their fields. We are massive lovers of TED Talks and on that point we’d like to present to you our top 5 travel talks, get ready for some exploration inspiration!…..

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1. How And Why Travel Transforms You – Francis Tapon

Francis Tapon shares his love for adventures and travelling as well as some very personal stories that will definitely make you want to get out there and explore. His energy will make you feel like even the biggest of adventures are possible! All of his inspiration, embedded by his father who kept him inspired to fulfil his dream of travelling, literally, with his own two feet.

 

2. The Road Less Travelled – Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler talks about his love of travelling and how it all started in the 70’s for him, heading down Asia’s ‘Hippie Trail’. Creator of the “Lonely Planet” and since moving on from there, a starting point that opened many doors for him and has enabled him to venture down roads less travelled. An entertaining, funny and inspiring chat!

 

3. On Travelling And How To Just DO IT – JD, Jackson and Buck Lewis

A motivating talk on how JD Lewis has taken his kids on an epic adventure to 12 different countries, to work with 12 different aid and humanitarian organisations all in an effort to help people around the world! Check out their foundation Twelve In Twelve about their adventures and their World Record accomplishment of being the first family to travel to seven different continents in one year!

 

4. Where Is Home? – Pico Lyer

Great thought-provoking talk from Pico Lyer focusing on the joy of travelling and the meaning of where you actually call home. Coming from a man who has three or four different origins, the focus here is to question what it is that we actually need to be able to call somewhere home?

 

5. Learn To Travel, Travel To Learn – Robin Esrock

Being struck down on his bike at an intersection in Vancouver, was a catalyst for Robin Esrock to quit his job, travel more and see the world. Insights into what lessons the experiences travelling can teach us as well as the understanding and compassion that is taught to us, by people from all around the world.

 

We hope you have enjoyed watching our top 5 TED Talks Travel videos and have gained some inspiration and ideas from them!

Do you have any thoughts on these or a favourite TED Talks video of your own to add? Please tell us in the comments!

Adam & Kelly x

Published by Adam
One half of adventure travel couple Destination Addict. I was born & grew up in Cheshire, UK. From a young age I travelled a lot with my family on a mix of sun & ski holidays. We also have a holiday home in North Wales where we spent summers on the beach & exploring the surrounding hills. For me travel is all about freedom & opening my mind to the world. I love new experiences, whether it be exploring a new place, trying a new cuisine or having a interesting conversation with a complete stranger, it's all about putting yourself out there. Adventures are the best soul food for me. My favourites being hiking, cycling & skiing. My other passions in life include my beautiful fiancée, my family & friends, football, tennis, golf and Drum & Bass music which I also DJ & produce. By sharing my passion for life & travel with our readers, I hope to inspire others to get out there & explore too. I really hope you enjoy following our journey.

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