Learning to embrace restlessness | Simon Parker | TEDxLeamingtonSpa

Travel writer and foreign correspondent Simon Parker has lived nomadically for over a decade. In this talk he discusses how embracing his restless nature, rather than supressing it, has allowed him to report from over half the countries on the planet. Simon is a 30-year-old travel writer and BBC correspondent who travels to over 40 countries a year. He's raced across the North Pacific and North Atlantic, cycled solo and unsupported across the USA and Europe, driven a rickshaw from the north to the south of India, and paraglided solo through the Colombian Andes. His latest project saw Simon cycling the length of the Scandinavian Peninsula for a new six-part TV series. Later this year he'll be creating a BBC radio documentary from the Marathon de Sables and Dakar Rally in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx