Monday, February 25, 2013

30 things before 30: 1-15

I saw this list the other day on and loved it 30 things to do before you turn 30!
I'm heading towards my 26th birthday, so I thought it'd be fun to see which ones I've done.

1. Jump off something: Whether it be a tree by the river next to your childhood home or bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe.
-I've never jumped off anything significant, but I'd love to go bungee jumping someday.

2. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World: This is a tough one, because at 30, well, you still have the bank account of a 29-year-old. The good news here is that it doesn't necessarily have to be one of the originals—go for the Golden Gate Bridge (modern world), the Grand Canyon (natural wonder), or the Mayan ruins in the Yucat√°n Peninsula (USA Today new wonder).
-The Great Wall of China, Or Angkor Wat. I want to see more!

3. Party in Las Vegas: No person should exit their 20s without doing something they regret in Sin City. The place was basically built for us.
-I've only ever driven through Las Vegas, but my sister lives there now so I'm sure I'll see it soon.

4. Take a vacation that isn't Spring Break: You had your opportunity to drink beer upside down and insist you don't need sunscreen while in college.

-I feel like we've fulfilled this one this last year by going to Scotland, China, and Vietnam. Too bad we can't travel like that always.

5. Attend at least one large celebration: Mardi Gras, Full Moon Party, Easter Mass—I don't care, as long as you have to throw elbows to get to the bar, or the alter.
-This would be a lot of fun! New Years Even Times Square has my vote.

6. Hit up a nude beach: If for no other reason, use the time to look around and remind yourself of how young you actually are.
-I have yet to do this one...

7. Spend several days with only what will fit in a backpack: If you can brush your teeth with river water and comb your hair with a tree branch, you can most certainly figure out how to stop turning all of your white clothes pink.
-Having nothing in the Peace Corps makes you pro at living out of a backpack. Both Hal and I only took a backpack to China for a week. Hal loves backpacking though, I'd definitely like to go legit live out of a backpack for a few days.

8. Swim in the ocean: This is a must.
-I agree, this is a must! I've been lucky to swim in the ocean losts in both the Gulf of Thailand ocean, and the Pacific ocean.

9. Sleep somewhere where you have to light a fire to stay warm: Kudos if you can do so without matches.
-When we went camping in Yellowstone the first night and day it was snowing. It was so cold that no one wanted to leave the fire.

10. Do some sort of adrenaline sport: Raft a Class V rapid, mountain bike Whistler in the summer, surf a wave larger than your torso—meaning: do something that scares you.
-I've been white water rafting in Jackson Hole, but never all class V rapids.
11. Hit up one of the Caribbean islands: There are thousands to choose from. You'll most likely visit more than one in your lifetime, get a good jump on it in your 20s.
-We were so lucky to go to the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon!
12. Take one ultimate road trip: It can be with buddies, it can be camping, it can be on Route 66, Route 1, or the Blue Ridge Parkway. Double points if you have a reliable car to get there.
-For my graduation present we drove from Utah to LA, up to San Fran, into Oregon back through Nevada and into Utah. It was such a blast!
13. Go somewhere alone: At 30 you should be confident and worldly enough to wake up in a foreign country and know how to get yourself home.
-I could probably do this now. I would have been way too chicken to do it before doing the Peace Corps though.

14. Take a train somewhere: There are no hidden innuendos here. It's just nice to have the patience and maturity to sit still and watch the world go by.
-My first time on a legit train was in China to the city of Xian.

15. Go to a music festival: Hit up one of the big ones (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury) and spend the weekend listening to good music, dancing, and having random song lyrics make you contemplate what you're doing with your life.
-Does Warped Tour count? I've been to a couple of Warped Tours.

Look for part 2 next week. How many of these have you done?


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Rolled Up Pretty said...

I would love to hit up a nude beach, SO FUNNY! Love your list :)

Torrie said...

How fun! I'm tempted to do this on my blog, hee hee...

I've done 10 of the 15 here. 12 if I'm willing to "cheat" a little bit...

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Okay this is sad. I've only done 4 of these and I turn 30 in less than 7 months!

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm 30 and I haven't done a lot of these things. Eek.

Ashley said...

I like the "do something alone" one. I need to make my list. Only 2 more years before I turn 30! Ahhh!!

Claire Davis said...

This is a fun list! I've been wanting to go to a folk festival near us so maybe I can cross that off soon. I love long train rides, I miss that part of living in a big city :)

Elle Sees said...

When I was 18, I made a 30x30 list. I did them all but get married/have a family and learn to drive a stick shift!!!

Autumn said...

I would be so uncomfortable at a nude beach haha. I could never be around nude people or be nude in front of people.

I also need to add swim in the ocean to my list.

Rachel said...

There are a lot of fun things on that list! You guys sure have been able to travel a lot!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Ugh.. I'm going to be 30 next year! I've done a few of these already. At least I have that! lol

SunnyToast said...

Oh my God I should do this! Ia'm turn ing 30! the idea of nude beach sounds interesting;)

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