The value of travel | Rick Steves | TEDxRainier

After spending 4 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 …


  1. I spent my 38 year career as an International Flight Attendant. I was privileged to observe, discuss, understand and appreciate cultures in many, many different countries.I even had the opportunity to converse with passengers on those long flights where most were sleeping, crossing the Atlantic & and Pacific oceans. I am so grateful to be paid to do something most miss. Travel to other countries is one of the best things anyone can do. I wish more Americans could/would do global travel.

  2. Lol lol and lol pragmatic harm reduction.
    What’s going on in this world? Corrupted governments. That’s not the solution to any problem especially issues like suicide, drinking and prostitution. We should cure the roots of the problem. We should abolish prostitution by educating those girls to be able to contribute to society and we should build better institutions that deal with mental health problems. CORRUPTED GOVERNMENTS!!!!!!

  3. "Traveling is very useful: it makes your imagination work. Everything else is just disappointment and trouble. Our journey is entirely imaginary, which is its strength." -Louis-Ferdinand Céline

  4. if only all leaders of the World adopted your point of view, Rick ! Your LOVE for humanity is palpable and hopefully contagious. World needs your charisma and your loving Heart. I am lacking words of appreciation ,admiration and awe for your BEING in this troubled world. Do not leave us !!!

  5. I fins very interesting the different examples of trips you have gone on! Apart from this clearly the passion you have for travelling and most of all the equality between cultures and the interest in learning about new one's! Hope you make another one of these talks soon!

  6. It really inspired me to travel the world. As Rick Steve says in the video, you can learn so much from other people and countries and can continue to educate yourself. But I also think the saying "fear is for those who don't get much out of it" is very true. You should just dare to do new things and not always have prejudices.

  7. rick has been an idol for me since childhood. i think he’s revolutionized the tourism industry, opened travel to ordinary people, and provided his wisdom for over 20 years. his outlook is incredible; positive, welcoming, inclusive, descriptive, appreciative. i love his show and always will

  8. Rick always depicts the U.S. in a negative light relative to the rest of the world. He uses "just say no" as an American point of view. well it was 45 years ago. He is cut from the same cloth as Michael Moore. their arguments are specific and narrow minded and worded to serve their unfortunate and childish agendas. there are innumerable examples of this kind of pseudo-think in this short talk. do not believe what you hear here. Please, learn to really think for yourself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.