30 Countries Before 30 Complete!  – The Travel Challenge

Yes!! You read it correctly, I completed the 30 countries Before 30 travel challenge I started back in 2015. At first I felt like I was setting myself up for failure as I wasn’t traveling much back then. Then 2016 came and I managed to travel to at least once a month to complete my #take12trips travel challenge. I must admit the feeling of accomplishing such important travel goals in my life is incomparable to anything so far. 

The quote, everything you want is on the other side of fear has never been more truer than it has been in the last 2 years. I stepped out of my comfort zone, tested the waters and explored the world with new resilience. Don’t get me wrong, I was pretty scared shitless sometimes but I never gave up on my goal.

Everyone will always tell you what you should be doing at your age but only you know what’s right for you. When people learn I am 30, no kids or husband they remind me of my clicking time clock on fertility. What these people don’t know is I am my own worst critic but I silence that inner voice for the happier me. I am happy where I am at in life and though I am ready for the next step, I won’t rush it for anyone but me.

The goal of visiting 30 Countries Before 30 has been accomplished, so where exactly did I make it to. I am sure you read 30 countries before 30 thus far and kept up with my mini updates. If not, let me share where my passport took me.

30 Countries Before 30 complete 

Technically I have been to 35 Countries but I had shared my reasons for not counting 5 of those countries. To make this a fair assessment I will share the 30 countries I have visited in the last 2 years when I started this challenge.

  1. South Korea 🇰🇷  {Seoul}
  2. Spain {Malaga}
  3. United States of America 🇺🇸 {New Jersey, New York}
  4. Lithuania 🇱🇹  {Kaunas, Kedainiai and Vilnius}
  5. Slovenia 🇸🇮 {Ljubljana, Primostek and Bled}
  6. Czech Republic 🇨🇿 {Prague and Brno}
  7. Poland 🇵🇱  {Warsaw}
  8. Belgium 🇧🇪 {Brussels} brussels
  9. France 🇫🇷 {Paris and Nice}
  10. Netherlands 🇳🇱 {Amsterdam}
  11. Austria 🇦🇹 {Vienna}
  12. Slovakia 🇸🇰 {Bratislava} #take12trips
  13. Norway 🇳🇴 {Rygge and Oslo}
  14. Denmark 🇩🇰 {Copenhagen}
  15. Sweden 🇸🇪 {Stockholm}
  16. Ireland 🇮🇪 {Dublin} Dublin
  17. United Kingdom 🇬🇧 {England, Scotland and Wales}
  18. South Africa 🇿🇦 {Johannesburg and Pretoria}
  19. Cyprus 🇨🇾 {Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, Larnaca}
  20. Italy 🇮🇹 {Milan and Venice} 
  21. Hungary 🇭🇺 {Budapest}
  22. Romania 🇷🇴 {Bucharest and Transylvania}
  23. Switzerland 🇨🇭 {Basel and Lucern}
  24. Germany 🇩🇪 {Dusseldorf, Munich, Hamburg & Berlin}Hamburg
  25. Monaco 🇲🇨 {Monte Carlo}
  26. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 {Dubai}
  27. Qatar 🇶🇦 {Doha}
  28. Malawi 🇲🇼 {Lilongwe and Blantyre}
  29. Zambia 🇿🇲 {Lusaka and Copperbelt} 
  30. Indonesia 🇮🇩 {Bali}

The travel challenge 30 countries before 30 complete {d}, it took a lot of hard work and sacrifice to achieve it. I am not sure if I should start celebrating such an accomplishment or be sad it’s ended. It is very confusing at the moment, I didn’t want it to end but I still wanted to achieve it. The only way to curb this desire is to start another travel challenge. I am thinking of re-doing the #take12trips challenge, again I won’t wait for January 2018 but will start 2017. {Watch this space!!!}

Travel Challenge 30 countries before 30 complete!!!



  1. Kristine Nicole Alessandra VA
    August 6, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Wow. You are amazing! I wish I could do that too but I am tied down with family responsibilities that makes me home bound. The only places I go to are the supermarket, and the drugstore. Maybe someday I can do as you did. Maybe someday…

  2. Sandy & Vyjay
    August 4, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Wow! that indeed is a great achievement. I am sure this is the first step and the remaining countries will fall in line much more quickly. Looking forward to your next milestone.

  3. Eloise Maoudj Riley
    August 3, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    love this challenge! you will have MANY wonderful stories to share with everyone over all the years of your life (tell your stories over and over again so they will stay a memory forever)! I wish I could do something like this (I’ll have to wait for my kids to grow up more… maybe when I’m an empty nester!) thanks for the inspiration, makes me want to get out and explore the world ; )

  4. Kita Bryant
    August 3, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Wow, I am so jealous! This is an amazing goal I wish I would have thought of! Congrats!

  5. August 3, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    What an amazing challenge! I wish I had the chance to travel like that! It’s so incredible you’ve been to so many places!

  6. August 3, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Wow that is incredible that you have visited so many countries. I would love to do more traveling. Congrats on reaching your goal!

  7. August 3, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Cool travel goals. I definitely want to go to Seoul its on my bucketlist I cant wait to pick up some S.Korean beauty products!

  8. chubskulit
    August 3, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Congratulations on accomplishing your goal. I was hoping you went to the Philippines but maybe you can include in your next 30 next countries to visit hehehe.

  9. Amanda
    August 3, 2017 / 4:22 am

    Holy cow, what an awesome accomplishment! I have only been to four countries and I’m 34. I need to get to work!

  10. Censie 'Mumby' Sawyer
    August 2, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    This is an incredible accomplishment. I have been to less than 10 and I am almost 35. Maybe I need to work on a goal like this!

  11. August 2, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    That is quite a big accomplishment! I just turned thirty and I have only been to about 15, although I do intent on traveling sometime soon!

  12. August 2, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    A few of these are on my bucket list. We just don’t have the budget for travel these days. Hopefully as our kids grow older we will.

  13. Jeanette
    August 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    That is awesome! What an accomplishment! I love to travel and if I could I would do as much traveling as you are here. I have been to quite a few countries but I can never say at least at this point that I’ve been to 30 different countries. That is so cool.

  14. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz
    August 2, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    That is an amazing travel goal and you did it, Congrats! I love how you moved past any fears and accomplished your dreams of visiting all these places.

  15. Sarah
    August 2, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    This is awesome! What a great experience. Traveling is the greatest gift!

  16. Jill Robbins
    August 2, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    What a great list! Travel is the BEST gift you can give yourself.

  17. Candy Kage
    August 2, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    How wonderful you were able to travel so much. I don’t have that much time off in 3 years to do that much traveling. Awesome you achieved your goal.

  18. Robin Rue
    August 2, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Wow, you have traveled so much! I think that is awesome. I wish I had taken the time to do that before I settled down with a family.

  19. Alli Smith
    August 2, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Congrats! I was wondering if you would make it and I’m so glad you met your goal. I love that you didn’t let fear hold you back. I’m sure you have lots of stories about your adventures.

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