06/14/2013 12:54 pm ET Updated Jun 18, 2013

WATCH: Robin Esrock Encourages Life-Changing World Travel

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You never need a reason to travel, right? But if you've ever questioned the merits of traveling, Robin Esrock will convince you to get out and explore.

After a life-changing bicycling accident, Esrock quit is desk job and decided to live out his dream of seeing the world. He visited 24 countries on five continents in one year. He now credits that experience for not only broadening his cultural knowledge, but for putting his life back into perspective.

The experience catapulted Esrock's career as a travel writer and television host. Now he encourages others to take the same risk he did and go on an adventure -- because it could change their lives.

Although it's a few months old, it's never too late to watch Esrock's TED talk, which highlights his inspirational views on why travel can change your life.


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