You Only Live Once is not just another collection of bucketlist of big-ticket items. Weve all heard about Venice and, yes, it is probably worth going to Italy to see its waterways. Instead, hopefully youll take away something more from this book: a resolve to live life to the fullest, to add a dash of joie de vivre to every day.
What all the ideas contained within have in common is that theyre starting points. They will reignite long-forgotten desires, to learn an instrument or a language, or spark new and unexpected ambitions: why shouldn’t you move to Provence for a year?
When you know whats stopping you, you can start working on a solution. Perhaps this book will be as useful in helping you identify obstacles as will be for refining your months or your years travel experiences. Then its time to turn to Lonely Planets extensive travel resources and begin planning the rest of your life.
“You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough” – Mae West