We here at Yahoo Travel love a good TED Talk. And they happen to be great downloads to watch or listen to while traveling. Here are five TED Talk videos that will not only inspire and entertain you, they’ll also help make you a better traveler.
You can’t help but smile when watching the charming Perko and the clips of his travels around the world. He gives some good tips and rules to live by while on the road with a tight budget. He also shares what he learned about people and the world along the way.
Most people travel to see the world and experience other cultures. But Fein reminds us that we are not just tourists — we are also in many ways ambassadors for our own culture. It’s an interactive experience, an exchange, a two-way street. Not only can we learn something, but wherever we visit, we can show our hosts a side of Americans that they don’t see in the media.
It may seem ironic that travel writer Iyer would give a TED Talk about finding home, but that depends on your definition of the word. To Iyer, home is whatever you carry around inside you, no matter where you are.
What led Saunders to try and complete British Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s failed 1912 expedition to Antarctica (during which Falcon and four of his men died)? After completing the grueling four-month, 1,800-mile journey in extreme weather and crazy conditions (he only changed his undies three times) — he finally realized it was hubris all along. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t learns some life-changing lessons.
Esrock asked 1,732 people across 46 countries what regrets they had in life. The most common answer he got was “I wish I’d traveled more.” It took a painful wake up call — a horrible accident — for Esrock himself to break his routine and begin on a literal and spiritual journey. Life’s too short not to travel.