I love lists. I love the conciseness and succintness (is that a word?) of a list. I have a million lists knocking around for various things. I also love a challenge that has a numerical value involved. Think 30 day squat challenge or eating 5 a day. I rarely achieve the goal but I believe it’s the taking part that counts.
As I am growing older and feel I want a bit of direction in my life, I have decided to turn my love of travel into a bit of a challenge or goal to work towards. Lots of people have a 30 before 30 list which is great. I have one but it isn’t going to be completed in time. Also, it isn’t restricted just to travel. I wanted to set myself a travel goal so I created my own 40 before 40 list!
I’ve worked out that I’ve currently visited 15 different countries (yes the Vatican City and Gibraltar are classed as a country according to Google!). With it only being about 18 months until my 30th (really, where has my life gone!) and I work full time, travel is my hobby, I thought to travel 15 more countries in 18 months is unrealistic. However, 25 countries in 12 years is much more achievable!
My country list, in no particular order is:
- Indonesia (Bali)
- Vatican City
The slight flaw in my plan is that I currently have no plans to visit any new countries this year. My holiday this summer is to Italy which I’ve already visited several times. I may just have to squeeze a cheeky European city break in soon!
Some countries that I hope to include on my visited list include: China, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Brazil, Canada and Hungary to name a few.
This blog is my way of documenting and sharing my travels for myself and anyone who cares to read! Please feel free to share any advice or tips!