Here are my top favorite TED Talks about Travel and adventure that remind me that taking a trip is so much more than just going somewhere new.
Ted Talks About Travel
Everyday I dream about traveling and plan my list of new adventures. Sometimes we just need a little reminder to suppress our fears and go after what our heart wants. Traveling can be scary, but it can also be the most rewarding experience ever. I hope that these Ted Talks About Travel get you inspired as much as they do me.
1. Robin Esrock: Learn to Travel, Travel to Learn
My favorite travel inspo video that I have found so far. Honestly one of by biggest fears is getting to the end of my life and having regrets. This video touches on the regrets of not traveling. The hardest part about a new adventure is making the decision to go, and not letting our fears stop us.
The video does a great job of taking the fear out of travel and also taking the fear out of decisions. It reminds me that whatever decision I make has to be the right one as long as it is not made in fear.
“Get off the couch, switch off reality TV and start participating in reality itself.” – Robin Esrock
2. Francis Tapon: How and Why Travel Transforms You
One of my favorite TED talks about travel it does a great job of explaining how you can actually find yourself through travel. Even if you don’t feel like your life is bad, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be better.
Sometimes a challenge or an adventure really brings out what is inside you and learning who you really are and what happens. Travel and adventure is much more that having fun it can really transform you and how you see the world. Challenge your self to find your purpose and your passion.
“What would you do with your time if you had a billion dollars? Whatever the answer to that question is, that’s probably your passion.” -Francis Tapon
3. Rick Steves: The Value of Travel
Rick Steves reflects on the value of thoughtful travel. In his video he explains why spending all of his time and money away from home has broadened his perspective, and enriched his life. He tells some funny stories about really connecting to people and opening yourself up to new cultures. That is the real value in travel.
“Fear is for people who don’t get out very much.” -Rick Steves
4. Ginger Kern: The Key to Living a Life of Adventure
You don’t have to be a “traveler” to travel and chase adventure. The secret to keeping a travelers mindset is to see life as an adventure. You don’t have to be in another country to have an adventure you can explore right in your home town. She reveals how 3 important questions can really open your mindset and develop a travelers mindset. Maybe we don’t have to actually travel we just need to open our mind?
Travelers mindset is the key to having adventures in your everyday life. Living a life on fire, and most importantly, connecting to the people around you. -Ginger Kern
5. Matthew Trinetti: Say ‘Yes’ to Your Adventure
Are you going to say yes to your call to adventure? Matthew explores recognizing the call to your own personal adventure and more importantly the courage and decision to say yes. He explains how you can find faith in ourselves, in our dreams, and in the magic that can occur when we decide to say ‘Yes” to adventure.
When we say yes to adventure, our life becomes the adventure, and we become the hero. -Matthew Trinetti
In life we sometimes tend to separate ourselves from others. We see people living a life that we would love to live (traveling, happiness, going after their dreams) and we tend to give ourselves excuses as to why we can’t live like that too.
Or even worse we get jealous and mad. (I hate to admit it, but I have) What if we could take these negative feelings and let it fuel our passion to follow our own life path? What if we could change something in ourselves now to change our own ending? Write our own book?
I am challenging myself to no longer accept my excuses for going after my dreams and I hope that you might join me. I feel like every one of these inspiring Ted Talks about travel address my current and past excuses that have held me back from my life purpose.
I hope that you love them as much as I do. Be open (without judgement) to what each persons journey has taught them and be courageous to following your dreams.
Need more inspiration? Check out my top adventure quotes to get ready for your next destination!