What is meant by "Once in a lifetime"...... hunt: beach trip: sightseeing trip: etc.? I think I have found an answer, if not THE(E) answer.... It's what "we" do to get there: Its the planning phase.... It's the anticipation of doing "IT" right. The success or where did "I" go wrong, after the trip, at home. It doesn't really matter if one takes an adventure to some place different just once in one's lifetime or regularly. It's always a "Once in a lifetime". Its about selecting the adventure. Its about what to do upon and after arrival. Its about getting back home....(in one piece and safely). After all isn't: A hunt is only a once in a lifetime for that animal, as once it's killed it can't be hunted again. Thus any hunt can't be repeated. A beach trip can't be repeated as for the ever changing waves, water temp, and shoreline. A sightseeing trip, there's always something else to see, or something is different about (...?...) from the last time. Experience just makes each "Once in a lifetime" adventure easier or simpliar. We return to visit friends we've gained, perhaps bringing friends to share in an experience and perhaps make new friends. Or "we" correct/change what went wrong the first time so this time will be much more enjoyable. Really isn't everything no matter how repetitive a "Once in a lifetime"? The adventure (as life) only becomes mundane when "WE" no longer find any excitement.