30 countries before I’m 30

You’ve guessed it. I want to travel to 30 countries before I turn 30. It’s a personal goal but one that I’m confident in achieving… I have a little over six months to visit 4 more countries to the 26 that I’ve already accumulated.Now I’m not usually focused on the numbers, simply the experiences, but I recently calculated that I have visited a relatively small portion of this vast world of ours. By setting a goal for my 30th birthday, I’ll be on set to start my thirties with a bang – and a new goal!

One of my main rules of travel is to spend at least a night or two in the country, time permitting and I’ll continue to follow this unless of course I have the opportunity for more.

Here’s the list of countries that I’ve visited so far (and yes, I’m counting England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as individual countries):

  1. England
  2. Wales
  3. Scotland
  4. Republic of Ireland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Netherlands
  8. Spain
  9. Switzerland
  10. Austria
  11. Greece
  12. Egypt
  13. Hungary
  14. Sweden
  15. Portugal
  16. Turkey
  17. Brazil
  18. Belgium
  19. Jamaica
  20. Mexico
  21. Morocco
  22. Russia
  23. Thailand
  24. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  25. Finland
  26. United States of America (USA)
  27. India (March 2015)
  28. Australia (March/ April 2015)
  29. Ethiopia (May 2015)
  30. ??

The next country that I’ll be heading to is India; a place that has captured my imagination for many years. I’m thrilled to finally be visiting and in the excellent company of the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online urban travel group. I’ll be stopping off in Abu Dhabi as well, so it’s a fantastic chance to see another part of the UAE.

That covers number 27; number 28 will be a trip to Australia booked courtesy of an error fare with Royal Brunei but then… who knows.

As I approach 3-0 I’d value your input. Where next?


2 thoughts on “30 countries before I’m 30”

  1. I had the same goal and I achieved it with eight months to spare! Looks like you’ll have no problem making it, too. If you live in London can you just find a cheap flight deal and choose that way? You’re lucky to live in such a major hub city!


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