Enjoy these links and resources


Conversation, connection and shared humanity

The surprising benefits of talking to strangers – BBC article

Embracing otherness, embracing myself – moving TED talk from actor Thandie Newton

The danger of a single story – fantastic TED talk from author Chimamanda Adichie

Don’t ask me where I’m from – ask me where I’m local – superb TED talk from writer Taiye Selasi

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail – one of my absolute favourite TED talks from Danish politician Özlem Cekic; she talks about her courageous project, #DialogueCoffee

The revolutionary power of diverse thought – insightful TED talk from author Elif Shafek

The power of vulnerability – talk from author Brené Brown

BeMyEyes – brilliant app that helps bring sight to blind and low-vision people, but engaging app users worldwide to help them

Braving the Wilderness –  Marie Forleo’s interview with Brené Brown


Close to home – global network of local group worldwide; connect with like-minded people and share common interests

Global Greeter Network – welcome people when they visit your home town


Away from home – send a postcard online with one of your photos

Transferwise – hold money in different currencies at a fraction of the usual cost

Babbel – language learning online

Memrise – language learning online

DuoLingo – language learning online

Mapahub – find other nomadic travellers near you

Global Greeter Network – find someone to show you around their home town


Wellness apps – useful when you’re travelling


RelaxMelodies – sounds to sleep and relax to; also check out RelaxMeditation

Calm – stress reduction and better sleep

WakingUp – waking up mindfully

InsightTimer – meditation and sleep



GoogleMaps – maps for everywhere – online and offline maps

CycleStreets – cycle journey planner (UK)

Naviki – navigating by bike

Komoot – route planning for hikers, cyclists and backpackers

Spinlister – rent a bike anywhere in the world