I'm a Canadian travel writer who is influenced by Lonely Planet, Larry David and '80s movie montages. I'm also an unabashed Anglophile (pubs, TopShop and marmite - love the whole package) and aim to spend at least three months a year in Britain.
You can check out my website, (www.rebstevenson.com) and I also make fun travel videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/rebstevenson)
I miss childhood.
Santa still existed. An ice cream could make an entire day. And there were really cool lunchboxes.
But furthermore, have you ever witnessed a kid get wide-eyed over a bug, a puddle, or dust hovering in a stream of sunlight and think to yourself: "wow, how did I go from being THAT lively creature to a cynical grump who needs a bottle of red wine and a Jude Law movie to even get a pulse happening?"
I guess that's why I love to travel, because it takes me back to that state of wonder when every sight, taste and smell (good, bad, fish market in the sun, etc) is a feast for the imagination.
Sometimes repetition tugs at us like a heavy, relentless anchor. And we might wonder whether our mental playroom is empty now.
Just ask the kid you used to be. You can find him or her OUT THERE.