I am passionate about traveling (have been lucky to have lived in different countries and to have travelled extensively because of work), but don't get to do it as much as would like to.
This quote pretty much sums it up: "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is."
News junkie - NYT, Economist, New Yorker
Movies - old ones 40'/50's/60's
TV- Real Time with Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Madman,PBS, BBC
Music - most classical music, Florence and the Machine, Maroon 5, Sting, Mika..
Food - Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, fruits, bread, cheese, grilled food