I guess I am looking for a word that describes a person who is passionate about taking in all they can from the world - learning, creating, traveling, eating, photographing, etc. Please help if you can!
It's hard to come up with a single word to grasp it all, but here are a few words I thought might fit.
-aesthete: Someone who enjoys visual arts, music or simply beauty.
-hedonist: Someone who embraces and pursues pleasure.
-epicurean: Someone who loves to eat good food, drink good wine or generally, having fun.
Passionate or curious might be a bit too simple but not completely wrong.