You Only Live Once is not just another collection of bucketlist of big-ticket items. We’ve all heard about Venice and, yes, it is probably worth going to Italy to see its waterways. Instead, hopefully you’ll 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 they’re 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 what’s 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 month’s or your year’s travel experiences. Then it’s time to turn to Lonely Planet’s extensive travel resources and begin planning the rest of your life.