Global Travel Connections : The Art of Personal Engagement

This TED Talk video promises to bring you deeper in touch with the human side of travel.

When you travel, are you an ambassador or simply an observer?

Can you feel connected despite a language barrier?

With expert storytelling and real anecdotes, Judith Fein elegantly and eloquently addresses these questions and shares her detailed recommendations for bringing the art of human connection and compassion back into travel.

She reminds us that how we show up when we travel…the frame of mind we’re in and how we are “being” can create the difference between feeling like we are simply watching a movie and really connecting with people.

Furthermore, she suggests that this lesson we can learn while traveling can serve us every day, regardless of where we are. Completely aligned with our view, she hints at the transformative power of travel.

Judith Fein at TEDx San Miguel de Allende: Deep Travel – Connecting on the Road and in Life

Especially for you round-the-world’ers, did this remind you of a global travel connection or two? Perhaps of someone that you had a brief, fleeting but meaningful connection with during one of your journeys?

The concept reminds us of the first quote in our Travel Quote Gallery:

“The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” –Amelia E. Barr

We hope these :15 helped you reflect on travels past and imagine the possibilities of travels yet to come.

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Life is a Trip Judith Fein
“Life is travel, travel is life. Wherever you go, and wherever you are…the goal is to make your individual life a deep and exciting trip.” –Judith Fein
You can find more of Judith’s guidance and ideas in her book “Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel.”

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