10 trips that will make your 30s the best ever

May 24, 2017

“At 30 you finally get to catch up on those dreams you’ve been chasing for the last 10 years plus” – Bonnidette Lantz.

Lantz is right. You’re 30 years old and you’ve worked hard to get where you are. Now is the time to reap the rewards. No budget vacations. You deserve to start ticking off that bucket list. Now, more than ever, you can start making your dreams come true. And we’ve got the perfect list to entice you.

1. Russia

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Moscow is certainly not a destination just anybody can say they’ve been to. Trust us, once you go, you’ll have bragging rights for days. The upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup has seen rapid transformation across Russia – don’t be fooled into thinking you’re going to be covered up and holed up inside 24/7. Theatre, trendy cocktail bars and high (winter) fashion dominate conversation at the Red Square (above). Make sure you visit Saint Petersburg, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. Each city has its own culture that you have to embrace.

2. Argentina

Argentina offers so much variety, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice. This destination is not a rush job, but about taking it all in. From the wine region in the Uco Valley, to snow-capped mountains and incredible hiking opportunities in the Andean Forests (above), you’re going to spend a lot of time deciding what to do.

3. France

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You haven’t lived until you’ve explored France fully. That means going for a walk along the River Seine, eating a Nutella-filled crepe from a street hawker and taking dreamy pictures by the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. And that’s just Paris. There’s still the glitzy Cannes, home to movie stars; Versailles (above), where art abounds and the Champagne region where bubbly is served for breakfast. C’est magnifique.

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4. Spain

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Spain’s history is so rich and diverse, even locals will tell you spending a year travelling the country isn’t enough. From Barcelona with its striking gothic architecture (above) to Madrid with its royal palace and manicured lawns, there’s no doubt that this will fill your exploration appetite. Speaking of food, prepare to indulge in churros, paella and leche frita (fried milk).