A great thing about travel is that it forces you into the moment. When you’re celebrating carnival in Rio, riding a horse on the Mongolian steppe, or exploring a soukin Damascus, there’s a giddy thrill in being exactly where you are and allowing things to happen.
We all played The Sims. If you didn’t, you know someone that’s played it. The Sims marked a momentous change in how simulation life games were developed. It taught us consumerism, it taught us how to design a house, however crazy and grandiose it might’ve been.