30 after thirty

My birthday is coming up.  It's a big one - a milestone you might say.  Even more so because this year I turn my "date age", that is, I will turn 30 on the 30th May.  The fact that I find this more interesting than the number itself probably say a lot about my love of symmetry and order.  This is the only year that my birth date and birth year allign.  

But I digress...

I've been umming and ahhing about how to celebrate my birthday on my blog (the day itself is already full to the brim of hopes, wishes, fantasies and dreams).  After much thought and a little bit of procrastination, I've decided that I want to look forward and not back.  Each Tuesday until the 30th May I'm going to list 30 things that I want to do in the next thirty years.  

Today I'm starting with trains, planes and automobiles.  In no particular order, here are the places that I'd like to visit, the sights, the sounds and the tastes that I'd like to absorb: 

30. Sail down the Nile in a Felucca
29. Have a 4WD holiday in Central Australia
28. Share a bottle of wine and a bowl of olives while watching the sunset over the Meditteranean in Sicily
27. Explore the markets of Fez, Morocco
26. Go hiking in the Alpes

25. Visit the Montana Prairie
24. Spend a decadent weekend in Paris
23. Eat locally caught fish in Croatia
22. Walk along the Cinque Terra, Italy
21. Drink beer at Oktoberfest

20. Visit Pompei
19. See the Northern Lights
18. Hike the Inka Trail
17. Sail around the Greek Islands
16. Go wine tasting in Margaret River, Western Australia

15. Eat at the street market in Hong Kong
14. Take a road trip between Portland, Oregan and San Francisco, California
13. Go skiing in the Alpes
12. Visit Port Arthur, Tasmania
11. Drink fresh coconut milk directly from the fruit

10. Travel on a train in India
9. Ride on a camel through the desert
8. Take a road trip through Northern Scotland
7. Spend a summer at the beach
6. Visit Collogne, Germany

Gargonza wall

5. Rent a house in Tuscany
4. Go shopping in New York
3. Fall asleep under the stars
2. Sail around the Whitsundays, Queensland
1. See an Oasis

Hmm... seems like I have my work cut out for me.  

What's on your list? 

Photos: 1. Vanessa Guzan 2. David and Cheryl M 3. Martin Third 4. Gisleh 5. Phunkmax 6.Aksveer 7. Clare-B


Diana Mieczan said...

Great list...You really have to get cracking on it!
I am going to be 30 in two years....but I can’t really believe it. I still feel 18 :)
I adore many of your list points....I should cope few of them for my list :)
Kisses and have a great Tuesday :)

Jess said...

What a fantastic list, I think I'm going to make one like this. You should add New Zealand though, if you havn't been already lol :P

Kim Klassen said...

oh clare, what a most perfect list... i love this idea!! i mean LOVE!!

oh and the images.. FAB... sooo inspiring.

xxo, kim

ALFIE said...

this list is absolute perfection! if you accomplish only a few of these things, you will have the most amazing of years!!!


Such a fabulous post...
I too had a milestone birthday this year. I'm not normally into birthdays but I ended up having a celebration festival that stretched for two weeks and it was bliss from beginning to end!