TED is one of the most popular educational websites on the internet with talks covering many scientific, cultural and sociological topics. And the best of all, these talks are free and open to anyone to watch and listen. Whenever you’re in need of some inspiration or if you just want to spend some quality time on the internet away of social media – I recommend TED.

Here I’ve compiled a list of 11 fantastic travel and adventure TED talks. They’re covering social topics and some of the most amazing adventures, i.e photographing world’s hidden and less known sites. Let us know in the comments below which one of these adventure TED talks was your favorite.

For more tolerance, we need… more tourism?

The journey across the high wire

How I swam the North Pole

Drawings that show the beauty and fragility of Earth

Why bother leaving the house?

Why I’m rowing across the Pacific

The joy of surfing in ice-cold water

This is what LGBT life is like around the world

What I learned from going blind in space

Photographs of secret sites

The power of time off

Featured photo: TED / James Duncan Davidson