Lonely Planet: You Only Live Once

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  • Guide to 250+ travel experiences for a lifetime of adventures
  • Encourages personal growth and maximizing precious moments
  • Features suggestions for trips ranging from an hour to a year
  • Includes inspiring essays from local experts and award-winning writers
  • Presents vibrant illustrations, maps, and quotes in a visually appealing hardback format
  • Suitable for individuals looking for mindful and creative activities
  • Excellent gift option for those seeking to make changes to their daily lives or embark on adventures
  • Published by Lonely Planet, the world’s top travel guidebook brand
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    Lonely Planet: You Only Live Once is the ultimate travel companion for adventurers and wanderers alike. Packed with thrilling experiences, breathtaking destinations, and bucket-list ideas, this book is a must-have for anyone with a serious case of wanderlust.

    Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or a newbie explorer, this book will ignite your passion for travel like never before. From skydiving in New Zealand to swimming with dolphins in the Maldives, it’s filled with once-in-a-lifetime adventures that will leave you craving more.

    What makes Lonely Planet: You Only Live Once a brilliant gift is its ability to transport the reader to the most awe-inspiring corners of the world. With vivid descriptions and stunning photography, it brings the excitement of travel right to your fingertips. It’s perfect for those who dream of exploring far-off lands or simply want to escape the everyday routine.

    This book falls under the category of travel guides, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a source of inspiration, a catalyst for unforgettable experiences, and a reminder that life is meant to be lived to the fullest. Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-pumping activities or serene moments of tranquility, this book has it all.

    So, if you’re searching for a gift that will ignite the spirit of adventure in your loved ones, look no further than Lonely Planet: You Only Live Once. It’s a passport to a world of endless possibilities and a reminder that the best memories are made when we step out of our comfort zones. Get ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime!

    Additional information


    Lonely Planet, 2nd edition (14 April 2023)




    288 pages






    20.19 x 2.86 x 24.77 cm


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    9 reviews for Lonely Planet: You Only Live Once

    1. ProductReviewer101

      I usually really like Lonely Planet books but I was a bit disappointed with this.

      It still has the quality I’d expect – well edited with full glossy pictures, which I really enjoyed looking at. Where it was giving locations and wonderful sights, I was really enjoying it but then I found myself getting annoyed.

      It’s a bit preachy and elitist and certainly wouldn’t suit people over a certain age. There are things listed that you should do that I could never possibly be able to afford – that I’m too old to for now or just have no interest in.

      I was expecting this to be more like “sights to see in your lifetime” rather than, “things you should do in your lifetime” that most people won’t be able to do. Not for me this one.

    2. Gaz

      Beautiful book which encouraged you to make the most of life, whether it’s an hour or a year, or any amount of time in-between – take a walk in a city, a long bath, have a cocktail or take the trip of a lifetime. Beautifully illustrated and full of ideas. I have some time off later this year and this will give me good inspiration for what to do and where to go. Perfect reading material.

    3. Curious Magpie

      A treasure trove of wanderlust inspiring experiences, making it an essential addition to any adventurer’s bookshelf. This volume not only offers a diverse array of destinations and activities but also encapsulates the spirit of embracing life’s exploratory side. From hidden gems to bucket list wonders, the book serves as a source of inspiration for those seeking to infuse their existence with memorable escapades. With vivid descriptions and captivating photographs, the book encourages readers to seize the moment and immerse themselves in the world’s wonders, igniting the traveler’s spirit within us all

    4. Jane turtle

      Excellent book well worth the read

    5. DitsybyDesign

      The book is nicely divided into things that you can do in an hour, a day, a week, a month, and a year. This makes it much easier to navigate through this book depending upon what you are trying to do. You don’t really need to go through the whole book to find out ideas.

      I used to have this question in my mind about what to do when I have some time off and this book definitely solves some of these questions for me. I browsed the index to see what all the things that I can visit in my close proximity or within UK.

      The print quality is superb and the book has lots of pictures of the things you do and places that you can visit. The font is slightly smaller so some people may need glasses to read it.

      The book has some blank pages in the end to keep notes.

      This is a very good book which I would personally recommend to everyone whether you love travelling or not.

    6. Gaz

      ‘You Only Live Once’ from Lonely Planet is not so much a travel guide but one of experiences around the world taking into account the time you have to do them. The chapters are broken down in an hour, day, week, month and year. The experiences detailed in these chapters can probably be achieved in these timescales. The experiences can be anywhere in the world. For example, take a ‘waterfall shower’ in less than an hour. There are recommendations that take you as far afield as the Lower Ddwli Falls in the Welsh Brecon Beacons to the Rainbow Falls in Kerikeri, New Zealand.

      This hardback version has 288 pages. It is beautifully illustrated with photos and great use of white space which I love. I would be happy whiling an hour or so away reading about these experiences.

      Highly recommended!

    7. Thistle

      I liked the separation for the amount of time to spend
      But felt that they could have included more ideas for each.
      It felt a bit rushed and incomplete.

    8. DitsybyDesign

      This is a real page turner , it’s an easy read that goes down well with a coffee , a book you can pick up and read a few pages now and then , but you could easily get addicted and read the whole book it’s that interesting and full of nice photography, diagrams and information too.

      I like that it is not just about travelling to places far an wide , exotic islands, safaris or beaches in New Zealand, but also smaller day challenges and experiences like Try a hot chilli , cook your own signature meal, have a shower In a waterfall and watch the sunrise.

      It’s put into categories of an hour, day , week , month , year , these experiences go from a quick challenges to travelling the far corners of the world or things you could try today. I’ve ticked a lot of smaller experiences off already because I love the outdoors , but this book gives you some great ideas of what you can achieve and experience if you put your mind to it, some fun challenges too.

      There is definitely something in this book for everyone to enjoy and try, the book is thick , well made , well written with at least a page dedicated to each possible experience.

      I’ve really been enjoying this book so far and it’s a great read for all the family , it’s interesting but not too taxing or complicated at all to understand, it’s an easy read and sends out good positive vibes and makes you want to Try a lot of the things mentioned, if you did everything in this book you would have lived a fantastic life.

      A brilliant book.

    9. Curious Magpie

      This Lonely Planet guide provides inspiration for travel experiences and splits them down into five chapters which cover experiences that take an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year. I really like the breakdown into time periods and the book has a modern, easy to digest layout with beautiful photographs. It has a clear contents page and is easy to navigate with easy to read, clear print.

      The book is a hardback and measures 20.19cm x 24.77cm with a thickness of 2.86cm so is relatively large and therefore not ideal for travelling with, instead this is the perfect coffee table book. One small niggle is that it doesn’t have a paper cover to protect it so it may become scuffed over time.

      The book has 288 pages with over 250 ideas for making the most of your spare time, with small adventures included as well as big ones. It has fun suggestions from exploring food and sights to undertaking activities that are exhilarating or calming and also takes advice from local guides.

      At the time of writing this book is £18.39 and is a lovely present for a keen explorer or as a gift for yourself! As a guide it gives great inspiration and I would highly recommend it if you are stuck for ideas – a lovely book.

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