I attended my first TEDx talk several years ago in Charlotte, NC. The ideas and the accomplishments the speakers had were on another level. The chatter among the crowd between breaks proved they were just as impressed as I was. I left feeling empowered and my brain was spinning thinking of all the ways I could change the world. If only I could attend a TED talk every Monday morning to begin my week. Thanks to youtube, that’s not impossible!
Many of the TED speakers have traveled the world and have unbelievable stories to share. Here are 5 inspiring and thought-provoking TED talks about travel that will stir your soul and leave you ready to take on the world.
“Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit,” says surf photographer Chris Burkard. This self taught photographer has traveled all over the world to remote and risky places to capture stunning surf images. His obsession with isolated beaches provides some of the most unbelievable photos I’ve seen and his story is worth hearing.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend, or better yet SPEAK at, a TED event then I highly recommend it. You will walk away forever changed.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.