Top 5 Travel TED Talks That Explore The Meaning Of Travel


Here’re our top 5 travel TED talks that explore the meaning of travel and exploration in very different ways.

1. HAPPY MAPS – Computer science expert Daniele Quercia explains his work to reinvent the everyday journey planner app to account for the human daily desire to explore

2. WHY BOTHER LEAVING THE HOUSE – Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.”

3. THE ART OF STILLNESS – Travel writer, Pico Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.

4. THE JOY OF SURFING IN ICE-COLD WATER – “Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit,” says surf photographer Chris Burkard, as he explains his obsession with the coldest, choppiest, most isolated beaches on earth.

5. WHERE IS HOME – More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Travel writer Pico Iyer — who himself has three or four “origins” — explores the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.

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