On summer days when it was too hot and humid to be outside, my granddad would crank up the a/c and we’d spend hours looking at the View-Master.
The forests of giant sequoias in California. “The Seven Wonders of the World”. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Kathmandu. Samarkand. Barcelona.
Everything was so big and magical and different. I was only 3 or 4 but I was hooked on travel.
Nowadays, you can get customized viewers and reels to suit just about every fancy – a talking Dora the Explorer, Disney classics, Nascar racing and countless others.
But, none of that stuff was around when I was first introduced to the View-Master.
What about you? What got you interested in travel and other cultures?