Movies - JCVD, Adaptation, Pulp Fiction, Rashomon
2) Getting drenched in my own sweat and knowing I earned it
3) Being a kid at heart
4) Savoring the 'here and now'
5) Giving the perfect toast, for this moment and these people
6) Finding myself in serendipitous encounters you'd never read about in Lonely Planet
Travel-partners must have a sense of adventure, MacGyver-like resourcefulness, and knowledge of at least 1-2 bits of modern science that would convince the local serfdom you possess magic power.