Losing Anthony Bourdain has been devastating for so many who knew and loved him, even if only through his books and on TV. I wrote his loss for Decider.
Certainly, Bourdain can be credited with birthing a generation of young travelers, adventurous millennials (and beyond) who saw his tour of badass-ness as it swept the globe and wanted even a small part of the joy and wonder of elsewhere for themselves. Wanderlust was no longer reserved for romantics or European students on their gap year; it was for all of us, especially the Average Joes who realized through Bourdain that we owed it to ourselves and each other as people to do, see, and understand as much as we possibly could in order to be better humans.
You can read the full piece over at Decider.