With the TBEX in the news this weekend down in Spain, I thought i would give you some of my favourite travel talks from TEDx

which describes itself as……  In the spirit of “Ideas worth spreading”, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

1  One Man. Every Country. No Flights  by Graham Hughes

The first talk is by Graham Hughes who tells an audience at Sheffield all about his world trip to visit every country listed by the UN without flying. Four years later he accomplished his dream.

2  What is your “what if”?  by Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll have been travelling as a couple for over 8 years. Here they tell about their life travelling as a couple who quit their jobs and answered their “What If ”

3   Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? by Jon Janda

Jon Jandai is a Thai farmer who tells us why we do not need so much baggage to live a good life

4  The road less travelled by Tony Wheeler

Tony, of Lonely Planet fame, gives us an amusing account of his times on the road and reveals how he eventually managed to enter an elusive door.

5  Learn to travel — travel to learn: Robin Esrock

Robin explains in his talk that it is the various people you meet and your state of mind that really makes for a good trip

6  Colin Wright – Extreme Lifestyle Experiments

Colin moves to a new country every four months. After working all hours that he had, he realised that there was no point in working to stop working. He started to change his perspective on life and shows us how we can too.

7  Tomislav Perko tells us How to travel the world with almost no money 

Couchsurfing, hitch-hiking and where to find food are just some of the topics that Tomislav shares with us, all gained from his experiences when he travelled the world

These are just some of the many inspirational TEDx videos on Youtube. There are many other topics to delve into besdies travelling, so whatever you are interested in there is probaly a TEDx talk for you.

If you find any more travel talks from TEDx that inspire you to change your life and travel, please let us know in the comments below.


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