Reflecting On Thoughtful Travel


Every now and then, we all need a little bit of inspiration, a brief insight into the lives of others and an injection of excitement and enlightenment. It’s essential that from time to time we jump out of ourselves and hop, skip and jump into anther space, another place, escaping the monotony of routine.

Rick Steves: The Value of Travel

After spending four months a year for the last 30 years living out of a suitcase, Rick Steves reflects on the value of thoughtful travel. Sharing lessons learned from Iran to El Salvador and from India to Denmark, Steves tells why spending all that time and money away from home has broadened his perspective, enriched his life, and made it clear to him, as he says in his talk: “Fear is for people who don’t get out very much.”


Compiled By: Melissa Jane Cook. Source By: Ted Talks



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Bewitched by the magic of France, Melissa Jane Cook is an intrepid explorer. A lover of traversing the globe, she eagerly absorbs different cultures and laps up the magnificent oceanic experiences. Wooed by words and writers alike, her penchant for facials, chocolate, owls and bugs, is surpassed only by her fascination with the stage aglow in lights or bookshelves that heave with stories, where characters invite her along on their marvellous journeys.