I’m Cathy Bennett Kopf. I have a wheelie bag and I’m not afraid to pack it.

I wish I was a senior with time on my hands and regular pension checks. Or a twenty-something with a backpack and no responsibilities.

But I’m not. I’ve got a full-time job in municipal finance, a large and (at times) needy family, and a bad case of wanderlust.

So I travel whenever and wherever I can.

Follow my blog, The Open Suitcase, for tips and techniques I’ve picked up through the years and to see where I’ve been and where I’m going next! I’d love to have you join me on my next adventure.

 

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Lonely Planet Book Review: “You Only Live Once”

Looking for a great gift for someone who needs a little inspiration? Or maybe that someone is you. “You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us” is a new publication from Lonely Planet. It’s not a traditional travel guide. Instead, through a series of photographs, brief essays, and infographics, it introduces readers to a world of enriching experiences. It should come with a warning because you’ll want to walk out your front door and never look back.


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The book features stunning photographs of people, places, and things to stimulate your wanderlust. Photo: You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us. © Lonely Planet 2016

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