30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

This past week I celebrated my 24th birthday! I know this isn’t a huge milestone for most, but for me, it’s different. That is why I am compiling a 30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30 bucketlist!

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I want to break this down by category because organization is second nature to me. So, here goes my extensive list go 30 things to do before hitting 30.

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Since travel is a huge part of my life and pretty much my favorite hobby, let’s start here. Soon, I will start my research on finding the cheapest flights to these wonderful destinations!

Travel through Germany

This will be happening. Josh and I are already on board to visit this amazing country. From the countryside castles to the markets in Edinburgh, Germany is so alive and historic! We will be making our way here within the next 6 years.

30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

Bask in the Sun in the Philippines

Probably my most exciting adventure waiting for me before I hit 30. The Philippines is all the rage nowadays and for good reason. From the perfect white sand to the whipping palm trees, this country is just gorgeous. And if you know anything about me, you know how much I love beaches!

30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30
Photo Credit to Justine from The Iridescent Wings

Explore the Fields of Ireland

Ireland is full of amazing things to see, especially the green pastures that line the country. Additionally, Ireland has the second highest cliffs in all of Europe, standing at 688 meters above the Atlantic! I will also be sure to hit up Grace Neill’s Bar, which is the oldest licensed pub in all of Ireland. I mean, it’s like almost expected that you enjoy a drink while in this beautiful country!

Photo Credit To Lucy from Far Away Lucy


Cliff Jump In Costa Rica

Cliff jumping has become more and more popular. And since my experience with it in Malta, I have decided that trying it out in Costa Rica is the best option. Costa Rica is home to several breathtaking waterfalls in Central America. From the Nauyaca Waterfalls near the South Pacific to the La Fortuna Waterfall in the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica is just lined with these magnificent views. Of course, I will be using a professional tour system when it comes to cliff jumping because I’m not in the mood to break anything!

Costa Rica
Photo Credit to Danielle from Rose Passport

Travel the Streets of Florence, Again

Italy is by far my favorite country thus far. However, my hubby has not gotten the chance to visit this magnificent place. So, before I am 30, we are going to be walking through the cobblestone streets of Florence. Ultimately, I would like for him to see the Cinque Terre as well. Hopefully we can get to it all within the next 6 years!

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Cinque Terre – 2013

Live Abroad For 1 Year

Especially before having babies, my hubby and I hope to live abroad for 1 year! Not sure of our destination yet, but we definitely hope to get this done. Do you have any suggestions for us?

See a Performance at the Sydney Opera House in Australia

Australia has been on my bucket list for a long time. When studying abroad in college, Sydney was on my list. Instead, I chose to see more places in one summer. Anyways, I hope to make it to Australia with my hubby before hitting the big 3-0 and see a performance at this wonderful piece of architecture.

Finally Drive the Coast of California

I feel like I have neglected to visit parts of the US. California is definitely on my list to visit. I hope my hubby and I can travel down the west coast, hitting every beach possible!

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Gamble in Las Vegas

Vegas, Baby! My dad hits up the slots in this fabulous town at least twice a year. I have yet been able to experience this. But, you better believe that I will be there before I hit 30! Hopefully I don’t loose all my money either. At least I will be able to find a great all inclusive deal from Expedia.

30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

Walk the Streets of New York

I was unsure if I wanted to put this destination on here. I have had mixed feelings of New York. But, I cannot judge a book by it’s cover and need to go at least once. And, while I am there I will be sure to check out the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Central Park!

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Personal goals are soooo important. Wish me luck!

Pay off Private Loan

When I decided to travel to 9 countries in under 3 months, I knew it would be expensive. So, to manage costs, I got a huge private loan (we learn from our mistakes). Now, four years later, I am still paying just the interest! I plan on having this sucker paid off before I’m 30! Actually, i already set a goal date and that is December 31, 2020.

Buy Our First Home

My hubby and I plan on renting for awhile. I mean, we want to travel practically everywhere for renting seems like the perfect thing to do. But when we get closer to 30, I hope to have our first home picked out and in the books! Ultimately, I want a craftsman style home with a beautiful porch!

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Take Online Classes

Well, I already have a bachelors degree, so that’s a plus! But I would love to take some more online classes.  I am all about the blogging life, social media marketing and design has become a new hobby. So, if I could choose what online classes to take right now, it would be related to those!

Write Two Ebooks

I believe everyone has something to share with the world. Well, for me, I want to write at least two ebooks before turning 30. These will most likely be related to blogging, but that is where my passion is. What would you write an ebook about??

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Grow Our Savings

This is a controversial topic for many: Finances. Well, I am a firm believer in what you give to God, he will bless ten fold. My goal for my savings is to reach $10,000 networth. This may not seem like a large amount for many, but for what we desire, this would be perfect 🙂

Become A Social Media Genius

Since I’m loving this online thing, why not take it to the next level?! I want to become a Social Media Manager and Marketer for others. And while I’m at it, I would love to become a virtual assistant. So be on the lookout for those services, soon!

Take a Photography Course

I never took one in college so I totally want to now. I have a Canon Rebel T3 which I love, but would love to know more about taking photos. As you can tell from my Lido Beach pictures, I also love to edit and try different angles. It is just time I learned some new tips and tricks from a course.

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Become more Nutritious Conscious

Home remedies hold a special place in my heart. Therefore, so does neutron. I hope to become more nutrition conscious by the time I am 30. This includes a healthy diet and work out regime. Currently, I am gluten free and hope to be so for the years to come! In the meantime, I’ll continue to take helpful vitamins 🙂

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Become a Certified Yoga Instructor

This would seriously be awesome. I love love love yoga. I don’t practice as much as I would like to (my time management needs improvement). BUT, by the time I hit 30, I want to be a certified Yogi!

Start a Postcard Collection

I wish I would have thought about this when visiting previous places, but better late than never! I love postcards and I love the photography on postcards. Starting my collection now!

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Go on a Missions Trip

Missions holds a special place in my heart. Every summer when I was little, I would go to Brown City Camp in Imlay City in Michigan. This camp inspired me in so many ways, from serving God to serving others. I do feel called to go on a missions trip and will do so in my 20s!

Take a Cooking Class

Seriously though. I need to learn how to cook. That being said, I will be taking a cooking class before I hit 30. Why? Because my husband deserves better food, haa.

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Next, we are onto everything else that my happy heart desires. This includes the adventures, the wants, and the must accomplish!

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

This is an absolute must. When I was in Turkey, I never had the chance to ride in a hot air balloon. Instead, I will now with my hubby! Have you been? Recommendations as to where and when we should go?

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Totally gonna do this before I’m 30!  I mean, being pulled by a boat while gliding in the air?! Yes, please! There are probably some other waterspouts that will be added to my list but this is at the top.

Be Crazy at a Music Festival

I have never been to such a rager, but it is on my list! I want to be sure to go to at least one Music Festival before hitting 30. Some ones that currently interest me are Faster Horses Festival, Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, or Bonnarro Music and Arts Festival. The cool thing is that Festicket.com has almost any festival you can think of on their site. If you are looking for a great festival deal, you must check them out! 

30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

Rock Climb on REAL Rocks

It may sound silly, but I totally want to rock climb on real rocks. My cousin lives in Arizona and is constantly posting amazing shots of his climbs. I am going to take my butt that way and climb those rocks sometime before 30!! And, to make my trip even better, I am going to buy a super cheap plane tickets from Skyscanner.

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Go to a Fancy Spa

I would love to go to a spa, like a whole day spa. I hardly ever indulge in a good massage or pedicure. So, before I’m 30, I am totally going to spa like this one in Thailand! It is called the Infinity Spa and is ranked within the top 5 spas in Thailand out of 425!! I’m pretty sure the colors and the serenity of this place is what draws me in!

Look at those colors! PC to Infinity Spa Website

Scuba Dive

I was unsure if I wanted to put this one on my list. But, after thinking about it I know it would be awesome. Living in Florida, I have access to some of the most beautiful springs in the world (post to follow) and they offer scuba diving. So it is safe to say I will be doing this before I turn 30.

A Day At Disney

Disney, the magical kingdom just two hours from my house. MY hubby has never been and I have not gone since I was a wee lad. Plans are to hit this gem up before getting too old for the coasters. And maybe we will even go to Universal Studios!

30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

Drink Wine at a Vineyard

I’m Italian so wine is like pasta to us, it’s at every meal. Unfortunately, I have never been to a vineyard. Well, that is gonna change before I am 30! I have been wine tasting but only at an orchard. Vineyard suggestions appreciated 🙂

30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

There are probably many other things I hope to do before hitting 30 but for now, this list does justice. Obviously travel is the number 1 thing. Plus, I know where to find super cheap flights so that’s helpful!

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Don’t forget to check out my current journey to 17 Florida Beaches this year. Also, you can follow along on Instagram for some my best travel shots!

What does your 30 before hitting 30 list look like? Anything I should add?

14 thoughts on “30 Things To Do Before Hitting 30

  1. I’m obsessed with this blog post!! I’m such a list-maker and I am constantly writing down goals and places I want to see before I turn a certain age. I will definitely be adding some new ones to my list thanks to you 🙂 As far as living abroad, I lived in Argentina for a year and I highly recommend it! The lifestyle is so laid back and the people are amazing. I’d be happy to answer any questions!

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