#InspirationMonday: 5 Inspiring TED Travel talks to give you wanderlust

New year, new resolutions…perhaps “travel more” is one of them?!

We have just the right bit of inspiration; perhaps a brief insight into the lives of others who view life as an adventure will give you the much needed excitement and enlightenment to start you along on your journey.

It’s essential that from time to time we escape the monotony of routine, and actually listen and absorb what we see, feel what could be and embrace that rush of invincible energy that is strong enough to change your direction.

So, if your will is to travel but you just can’t seem to get away from the magnetism of money and the daily grind,  I believe these stories will pull you in and sway you for a life of adventure. The TED speakers listed below have managed to alter not only their own lives through their powerful beliefs and strong-will but also the lives of many others.

Discover the unknown and learn from other peoples’ view of travel:

MY JOURNEY TO START A SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN KENYA
Daniela Papi says: “Schools don’t teach kids. People do.” This ted talk here is a touching story about an inspiring woman -KAKENYA NTAIYA, 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.

DIVE INTO BIOLOGY – GET INSPIRED TO SCUBA-DIVE
This is how teaching by entertaining is supposed to look like. David Gallo is talking about the intriguing creatures that live underwater. But not only talking – he is showing them to us on the screen. Check out for yourselves, what you can see in our oceans and get inspired to go scuba-diving in at least one of them.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FUTURE
Robert Neuwirth gives a presentation on why he thinks that squatter districts of cities like Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Nairobi and Istanbul are going to define the future of our civilisation. Understanding how people live there will most probably make you want to see at least one of them with your own eyes.

 

FOR MORE TOLERANCE, we need more … TOURISM?
Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian activist with an unusual approach to peace-keeping: Be a tourist. The TED Fellow shows how simple interactions with people in different cultures can erode decades of hate. He starts with Palestinians visiting Israelis and moves beyond…

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. With jawdropping photos and stories of places few humans have ever seen — much less surfed — he draws us into his “personal crusade against the mundane.”

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