30 Before 30

As person who loves writing lists I did one to calm myself down. Let me introduce you 30 trips/things I want to do before turning 30. I have nine years left so hopefully enough time to do them all. I was going to put out my Sweden travel diary today but I have been too stressed out. (University exam results can come out at any moment.) I hope you enjoy this random travel list!


1.Return to Japan

If you have read more of my blog you know I went  to Japan for three months last year. I left part of my lost soul there and that’s why I should return. Just kidding. I felt like in home when in Kyoto and want to experience that again. Japan has so much more to offer and see for me.

2. Go to Caribbean cruise

3. Volunteer and help animals

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but I have training as animal career. I wouldn’t do animal careering as job but am passionate about helping animals. As extra to that exotic country and new culture would be great.

4. Go to USA

5. Start Youtube channel

Wanna hear secret? Writing has always been my dream but making videos isn’t far behind from that. In fact I made promise for myself that if my blog ever gets thousand followers I will make this dream true. Well I did that promise when I though no one would read my writings… Now I have over 200 followers and the count is rising threateningly. (BTW welcome to all new followers!)

6. Interrail/around Europe trip

7. Road trip around Finland

Who wouldn’t like to drive around their home country?

8. Working Holiday in Australia or New Zealand

9. Long time travel with friends or family

I’m solo traveler by heart but being with friends and family is always something I hope to do as much as possible.

10. Inspire someone to travel

11. Extempore travel

Decide to go and leave without second thoughts. No planning, no time to stress, just buy the tickets and adventure.

12. Go to South Korea

13. Do guest post on someone’s blog

If someone ever finds me good enough writer to invite me to do guest blog post. It may take time but I have more than enough before 30.

14. Learn new language

German or Korean?

15. Befriend fellow traveler

And travel with them to place both of you haven’t been before

16. Couchsurfing

17. See pyramids

No need to do this before 30 but before this heritage disappears.

18. Backpack in Asia

19. Go to somewhere abandoned

Done this already but second time would be nice.

20. Keep blogging about your travels

I have history of starting blogs and ending them before the first year is over. This time I want to keep writing until the end of my life.

21. Travel to another country to see band

What other reason would you need to travel than to see your favorite band?

22. Live in hostels

23. Visit Star Wars film locations

The way to show of my inner nerd. I may or may not state Star Wars movies as my favorite ones. And the locations are cool even if you haven’t seen the films. So this is win-win situation for me.

24. Visit Venice

25. Do Pilgrim or long hike

26. Earn money by writing to travel

Even better if the earning is by writing my own book. However any writing (blog, freelancer, etc.) is okay. Use that money to travel.

27. Learn to dive

This is probably the one I will not get done. I am scared of deep waters but love the colors under sea. (But it’s hard to come up with 30 ideas so I can try to do this.)

28. Write a book

29. Fly in the business class

30. Find Happiness

Learn to be happy. I care too much about others’ opinions. Live my life for myself and find the way I want to spend the rest of it.


List of 30 things (travels) I want to make before turning 30.
(If you liked my list, share this image in Pinterest!)

So do you have some traveling destinations you want to visit or experience before certain age? I have had this “years are running too fast” -crisis lately because the uncertain future. And so I am back to my question… What to do with my life?

Oh and I almost forget that the Sweden diary will be out at Sunday. It’s almost ready but I should pick out some photos, write about the last day and proofread it. And if you want to know how it goes with my university thing I will tell the results right away in my personal blog. Sorry about this random post and see you (hopefully?) at Sunday!

With Love,

Viivi Severina


40 thoughts on “30 Before 30

    1. The numbers aren’t important! Just that you find something cool to do and dreams to accomplish. It is always also possible to do 40 before 40, 50 before 50 or even 100 before 100 list. (I personally think the last one would be quite cool…) Thanks for commenting and I hope you will make amazing bucket list!


  1. I’m 22, so I have some times left as well. This list looks like a lot of fun, might have to add a few of these to mine!

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  2. Such an inspiring list! I resonated with your feeling that you left a part of your soul in Japan. I felt the same way after I lived there and then had to leave. Now I try to go back every year to be reunited with the bit of myself that I left behind. I leave tomorrow for Nagoya. I’m so excited! Jessy

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  3. Great idea! I’ve got to start on my list… If I’ve already been to some bucket list places four years into my twenties can I include them? 😅 haha

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    1. Thank you for commenting! Of course you can add places you have been already. I have the abandoned place in my list even if I already went to closed amusement park in Japan. If you write your own list I would love to read it 🙂

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  4. You should definitely go on a working holiday in Australia! For me it was the best experience ever! I’m sure you’ll reach most of these goals and if not, life doesn’t end at 30!! 😉

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    1. I have been thinking going this year to Australia but it sounds quite scary so I’m not sure yet 😀 I hope life doesn’t end to the 30. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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      1. Oh you shouldn’t be scared! Australia is one of the safest places I’ve ever traveled… And the people are very kind and welcoming… And there’s so many backpackers! You’d love it! 😉

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  5. Lol couch surfing is a real challenge. I did that before. It was definitely the definition of ‘roughing it’. If you want, you’re welcome to guest write on my blog 😉

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  6. I couldn’t help myself but to think I want to experience almost everything you had written. My most wanted one currently is to Interrail Europe. Maybe next summer we’ll see. But you certainly made me do my own list as well. 🙂

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    1. If you do write a list I would be more than happy to read your it too. It’s always nice to see what others come up and maybe find new things to add for my list. I hope you will get to interrail Europe! 🙂


  7. So good to have ambitions. I think you’ll do most, if not all of these things. How about travelling and forging a career that doesn’t tie you to a location? Easier said than done, true, but you’re so passionate about travel I think you can do it 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your inspiring words 🙂 My dream would be to get location independent career but it’s going to be hard… Well I will still probably try 😀

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    1. Yes you are right I should include those! I have never been in Italy or Greece but totally would love to go there one day. Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

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  8. You can be my guest anytime. 🙂
    Wish you will have finished it all by the age of 30. I’ve never made anything like this before the age of something. 😀 😀 however, yours are all good.

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