In 18 months I will be celebrating my 30th birthday.
I was thinking about how I could mark this special occasion. I have heard of people writing ’30 before 30’ lists with things like ‘run a marathon’.
Travel is one of my passions so before I turn 30 in March 2018, I have decided to try and visit 30 countries.
30 countries before 30
When I go to Portugal in a few weeks’ time I will have visited 24 countries.
I have some tentative travel plans to go to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle next summer but as I visited New York in 2003, I can’t count the USA as a new destination.
I am loosely planning a European break in autumn 2017, which would get me closer to my goal.
Travelling by rail I could visit the following countries, none of which I have previously set foot in before: Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austria.
I could also visit the Baltic countries and stay in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland instead.
If I wanted to go a little further afield I could do my dream trip of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.
Together with potential mini-breaks in perhaps Germany and Hungary, I would have visited my 30 countries.
Check back soon as I keep you updated on my progress.