5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Travel More

Maybe you are thinking of finally taking your dream trip. Or perhaps you are planning for your next travel adventure. Whether you are looking for inspirations to spark your wanderlust or ideas for your next travel destination, here are some of the best talks that will inspire you to go and travel somewhere you have never been to before.

1. Andrew Evans: Open Road, Open Life

Writer and traveler Andrew Evans is one of National Geographic’s digital nomads and a contributing editor of National Geographic Traveler. He talks about his experiences as he travels across the world and sharing stories of his journeys online in real-time. This talk provides a fascinating insight into a traveler’s life on the road and the wide array of sights and experiences discovered along the way.

2. Aziz Abu Sarah: For more tolerance, we need more … tourism?

Palestinian entrepreneur, educator, and activist Aziz Abu Sarah has an interesting take on peace-building and the role tourism can play to achieve it. He talks about how being a tourist provides opportunities for interactions that create connections among people from diverse cultures that could chip away the stereotypes and hate that divide people.

Francis Tapon: How and Why Travel Transforms You

Travel can be a transformative experience. In this talk, Francis Tapon shares inspiring insights on how traveling can be a life-changing experiences and draws on the stories of travel as depicted in some of the world’s top religions.

Pico Iyer: Where is home?

In today’s world where a growing number of people leave their birthplaces to live in different countries, the concept of home seems to take on a different meaning. Writer Pico Iyer shares takes a look into the meaning of home and draws from his personal experience as someone who lives far from his origins.

Rick Steves: The Value of Travel

In the past three decades, Rick Steves spend months traveling. He talks about how travel has broadened his perspective and the enriching experiences it gives. He also shares some of the lessons learned from traveling in places like Iran, India, and more.