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How to travel without even leaving home (w/ Saleem Reshamwala)

How to Be a Better Human


Self-improvement, Education

4.21.1K Ratings

🗓️ 26 June 2023

⏱️ 38 minutes

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Whether you’re going somewhere new and exciting for the summer or taking a well-earned staycation, there are endless ways to venture into our world and plug into wonder. Saleem Reshamwala is a filmmaker, journalist, podcaster – and an expert world traveler. And even though he’s been to far and wide places, his hyperlocal and unique style of traveling will change the way you plan your next trip. If you want to keep traveling with Saleem after this episode, you can listen to Far Flung, Saleem’s travel podcast with the TED Audio Collective. You can listen to Far Fung wherever you are listening to this. For the full text transcript, visit go.ted.com/BHTranscripts

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I'm your host Chris Duffy.


I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like time is just moving so quickly.


Days blur into weeks, blur into months, and all of a sudden I'm like,


it's summer again?


How could it be summer again?


We skipped a season, didn't we?


Something's gone wrong.


One of the only surefire ways I know


to slow down time to make it not just all blur together is to travel and I know that travel isn't something that we can all do but I will say that for me the ability to experience a perspective shift to see things through someone else's eyes, to walk in someone else's shoes, that has been life changing.


Sometimes that can be a perfect moment, like hearing a brass band play inside of a bowling alley in New Orleans, a memory that comes up every time I see someone do a little victory dance after bowling a strike, and every single time I've seen a tuba.


Or it can also be when things go horribly awry, like when I got food poisoning


right before a transcontinental flight and I was pouring cold sweat in the check-in line just


murmuring to myself over and over,


you can do this, you will survive, you can do this, you will survive.


That is a flight that I will never forget for the rest of my life.


Other times, it doesn't even have to involve leaving the city that I live in.


Like when I was walking around downtown Los Angeles and stumbled across a street


where every single store sold hundreds of different pinatas. Every size, shape, and design you can imagine.


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