Bucket List: 30 before 30

This is our list of 30 must have travel experiences before we turn 30.. five. Let’s be honest — we’re 30 something now and it’s a long list.

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1. Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights in Alaska
2. Climb the Great Wall of China
3. Iguazu Falls, Brazil / Argentina
4. The Great Migration, Serengeti, Tanzania
5. The underground city in Edinburgh, Scotland
6. Jordan’s ‘lost’ city of Petra
7. See Machu Picchu, Peru

8. Sun set in the Grand Canyon, Arizona
9. Terracotta Army in Xi’an, China

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10. Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan
11. Beef in Buenos Aires, Argentina
12. Alinea in Chicago, Illinois
13. Pizza in Naples, Italy

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14. Biking through Bali, Indonesia
15. Dance the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina
16. Learn to cook in Chiang Mai, Thailand
17. Backpacking Europe
18. Paragliding in Interlaken, Switzerland
19. Bungy jump the Nevis in New Zealand
20. Skydiving in California, US
21. Hike the Italian coast – Cinque Terre, Italy
22. Camel riding in Cairo, Egypt
23. Explore Patagonia, Argentina / Chile
24. Go Zorbing in New Zealand
25. Jump in Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
26. Reveillon on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27. Celebrating Songkran in Thailand
28. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
29. Crashed a traditional Indian wedding in India
30. Overlanding Africa

And then there’s the never ending list in my head that grows with every new travel experience we check off: we want to get PADI certified for diving. Go to Ireland. Partake in Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Do a cross-country road trip through the U.S.A., see a lantern festival in Thailand, fall foliage in Japan. Visit the Grand Canyon. The list goes on and on.

If you could check one travel experience off your bucket list tomorrow, what would it be? We’d love to hear from you.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/leannahl Leannah Lumauig

    This is an awesome bucket list!! I want in one some 🙂

    • Kelly Sok

      me too!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leannahl Leannah Lumauig

    This is an awesome bucket list!! I want in one some 🙂

    • Kelly Sok

      me too!!

  • tinmai

    if you ever wanna cross off any of the southeast asian bucket items in the next year, holler at me! i’d love to crash in on your list :]

  • tinmai

    if you ever wanna cross off any of the southeast asian bucket items in the next year, holler at me! i’d love to crash in on your list :]

  • WaiSau

    6. Sun rise on the Matterhorn, Zermatt, New Zealand
    The Matterhorn, Zermatt is in Switzerland… and it’s beautiful.

    • G

      Kieu thanks you WaiSau. I knew something sounded off about that. =P

  • WaiSau

    6. Sun rise on the Matterhorn, Zermatt, New Zealand
    The Matterhorn, Zermatt is in Switzerland… and it’s beautiful.

  • WaiSau

    Holy crap G.. I think I’ve done over 20 of the things on your list… by the way- I LOVE THE SITE. My friend built one for me to do a travel blog too, but I can’t seem to put the time/focus into it. Absolutely love yours though 🙂

  • WaiSau

    Holy crap G.. I think I’ve done over 20 of the things on your list… by the way- I LOVE THE SITE. My friend built one for me to do a travel blog too, but I can’t seem to put the time/focus into it. Absolutely love yours though 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerardb Gerard Bao

    Thanks Wai-Sau. Reading about your adventures always motivates us to get out more too… You’re more than welcome to do a guest post on our blog! =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerardb Gerard Bao

    Thanks Wai-Sau. Reading about your adventures always motivates us to get out more too… You’re more than welcome to do a guest post on our blog! =)

  • Lan Nguyen

    If you go to chicago pls let me know!! and possibly Japan! =)

  • Lan Nguyen

    If you go to chicago pls let me know!! and possibly Japan! =)

  • Linh Le

    I did #27 before I was 30. Woohoo! It’s a great one. Highly recommended 🙂

    • http://www.gqtrippin.com Gerard

      Woohoo sounds about right for #27… Can’t wait

    • http://www.gqtrippin.com Gerard

      Woohoo sounds about right for #27… Can’t wait

  • Linh Le

    I did #27 before I was 30. Woohoo! It’s a great one. Highly recommended 🙂

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Woohoo sounds about right for #27… Can’t wait

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kieu-Nguyen/612927243 Kieu Nguyen

    Wai-Sau, we would love for you to guest author. G let’s me read your emails about your adventures around the globe and you truly are the ultimate female solo traveler! Your stories are post worthy and truly inspiring. Can’t wait to share a trippin’ experience together, hopefully soon! Safe Travels. -Q

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kieu-Nguyen/612927243 Kieu Nguyen

    Wai-Sau, we would love for you to guest author. G let’s me read your emails about your adventures around the globe and you truly are the ultimate female solo traveler! Your stories are post worthy and truly inspiring. Can’t wait to share a trippin’ experience together, hopefully soon! Safe Travels. -Q

  • Kelly Sok

    23. Trek the Inca Trails to Machu Pichu, Peru . I’m looking to do this next year!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kieu-Nguyen/612927243 Kieu Nguyen

      us too, kelly!

  • KellySok

    23. Trek the Inca Trails to Machu Pichu, Peru . I’m looking to do this next year!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kieu-Nguyen/612927243 Kieu Nguyen

      us too, kelly!

  • http://mslistologist.com Annette | Bucket List Journey

    If I could immediately check off one thing from my neverending bucket list, it would be learning to blow glass in Murano, Italy.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      I think all of our lists should be neverending. It’s great that you follow other peoples’ bucket lists to always get new ideas! I could probably really add 30 more items to this list myself!

  • http://bucketlistjourney.net/ Annette

    If I could immediately check off one thing from my neverending bucket list, it would be learning to blow glass in Murano, Italy.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      I think all of our lists should be neverending. It’s great that you follow other peoples’ bucket lists to always get new ideas! I could probably really add 30 more items to this list myself!

  • Rachel

    Sunrise at Easter Island. Everyone should have it on their list. Incredible.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Agreed! It’s definitely on our list. Our list is really bigger than 30. 😉

  • Rachel

    Sunrise at Easter Island. Everyone should have it on their list. Incredible.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Agreed! It’s definitely on our list. Our list is really bigger than 30. 😉

  • Noemi Mones

    Wow, the courage you both have is so inspiring! Like you G, I keep running into subliminal messages telling me to travel, and I wish so badly that I could do it full time–maybe I’ll take a year off to travel too. Happy Holidays to you both and enjoy the adventures, and excitement in your travels!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We met another young couple on their 6-month trip last year, and they said if you have that thought in your head, you’re just going to HAVE to get out there and do it. We listened. 🙂 Happy Holidays Noemi and thanks for trippin’ by!

  • Noemi Mones

    Wow, the courage you both have is so inspiring! Like you G, I keep running into subliminal messages telling me to travel, and I wish so badly that I could do it full time–maybe I’ll take a year off to travel too. Happy Holidays to you both and enjoy the adventures, and excitement in your travels!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We met another young couple on their 6-month trip last year, and they said if you have that thought in your head, you’re just going to HAVE to get out there and do it. We listened. 🙂 Happy Holidays Noemi and thanks for trippin’ by!

  • http://globetracer.wordpress.com/ She Traces

    This trip is very courageous, you are offering lots of inspiration for many people. It would be nice to read a post about travel personalities- as such a great undertaking can not be done just with anyone… How would you describe your travel personalities?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      oOOoooo.. great idea! I just might take that and run with it. Lol. You’re right, you can’t just travel with anybody. Gerard and I are very similar in the way we travel, we like the same things for the most part. I think we’re a good balance but I should probably leave the juicy details for a post you just helped inspire! =) Stay tuned and thanks for trippin’ by!

  • http://globetracer.wordpress.com/ @TracitaLinda

    This trip is very courageous, you are offering lots of inspiration for many people. It would be nice to read a post about travel personalities- as such a great undertaking can not be done just with anyone… How would you describe your travel personalities?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      oOOoooo.. great idea! I just might take that and run with it. Lol. You’re right, you can’t just travel with anybody. Gerard and I are very similar in the way we travel, we like the same things for the most part. I think we’re a good balance but I should probably leave the juicy details for a post you just helped inspire! =) Stay tuned and thanks for trippin’ by!

  • http://twitter.com/aMoneyForTravel MoneyForTravel.net

    I’ve done #18. It is Awesome! You’re going to love it.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/aMoneyForTravel MoneyForTravel.net

    I’ve done #18. It is Awesome! You’re going to love it.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Can’t wait!

  • Muhammad Afiq Ab Karim

    30 before 30!Am just planning to make a list about it. but i’m still 22! :p

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Never too early to start!

  • non

    30 before 30!Am just planning to make a list about it. but i’m still 22! :p

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Never too early to start!

  • Abauzon

    I can’t make 30 trips before 30 but I will surely try! You guys are awesome!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      No need for 30 trips. Just start with your first one. The rest will be sure to come. 🙂

  • Abauzon

    I can’t make 30 trips before 30 but I will surely try! You guys are awesome!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      No need for 30 trips. Just start with your first one. The rest will be sure to come. 🙂

  • Aaron R

    Great site guys! Check out zozi.com for travel promotions to help you out. I can see a reality show in the making for the both of you. Stay Trippin’

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks Aaron. Too bad I can’t stand being in front of the camera. haha.. We’ll keep this in mind whenever we travel domestically.

  • Aaron R

    Great site guys! Check out zozi.com for travel promotions to help you out. I can see a reality show in the making for the both of you. Stay Trippin’

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks Aaron. Too bad I can’t stand being in front of the camera. haha.. We’ll keep this in mind whenever we travel domestically.

  • http://browsingtheatlas.com/ Juliann

    Seeing the aurora borealis in Alaska was one of the higlights of my life. It put other things in perspective.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We can’t wait to see it ourselves! It was probably surreal I imagine.

  • http://browsingtheatlas.com/ Juliann

    Seeing the aurora borealis in Alaska was one of the higlights of my life. It put other things in perspective.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We can’t wait to see it ourselves! It was probably surreal I imagine.

  • Kyoo Park

    Just finished with our cross country road trip across US last summer/fall =)
    First actual adventure trip of my/wife’s life and loved it. Fascinating thing was we pulled it off in our 2 week vacation(damn work).
    After that and reading your blog(I always thought RTW was for singles), RTW didnt seem like it was out of reach =)

    • http://www.gqtrippin.com GQ

      You did it in two weeks? That gives us hope since we’re now back on the corporate ladder with them 2-weeks holiday too. LOL! RTW is totally for everyone! Are you considering? It was a great experience and one we definitely don’t regret. 🙂

  • Kyoo Park

    Just finished with our cross country road trip across US last summer/fall =)
    First actual adventure trip of my/wife’s life and loved it. Fascinating thing was we pulled it off in our 2 week vacation(damn work).
    After that and reading your blog(I always thought RTW was for singles), RTW didnt seem like it was out of reach =)

  • https://rental24h.com/infographics/italy/top-10-things-to-do-in-milan Travel Italy

    Wow, you’re cool. You’ve managed to do so many interesting and diverse (what is even more important) things. Nice job, keep it up! looking forward to your “Bucket List: 40 before 40”

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