Thirty 30 is a bucket list of things I wanted to do before I turned 30. Lots of 20-somethings draw up such lists for life. I did it for my travels. Not all points on the list were easy, but none of them were impossible.

My score card when I turned 30:
13 complete
11 attempted
6 never started


Now onto Forty 40.

  1. Travel to 20 countries (10/20)
  2. Travel to 50 cities (32/50)
  3. Travel to all Indian states (22/35)
  4. Live in 6 Indian metros
  5. Live and work in Manhattan +
  6. Spend a summer in London +
  7. Bombay +
  8. Visit the new 7 wonders of the world (1/7)
  9. Visit all World Heritage Sites in India (12/27)
  10. Visit mausoleums of 6 Mughal emperors (4/6)
  11. Visit 3 wild life sanctuaries + +
  12. Stay in 5 youth hostels (2/5)
  13. Watch 3 F1 Grand Prixs + + +
  14. Watch a cricket World Cup +
  15. Watch a football World Cup
  16. Watch a tennis Grand Slam
  17. Run a half marathon
  18. Drive from Delhi to Leh and back +
  19. Scuba dive in Andamans +
  20. White water rafting in Zanskar +
  21. Swim with sharks in South Africa +
  22. Climb to Everest Base Camp
  23. Skiing in Gulmarg
  24. Go on a 2 week no-bookings-plans-routes trip +
  25. Drive/ride across one Indian state + +
  26. Drive/ride across one country coast-to-coast
  27. Travel across a country in trains +
  28. Learn to read/write Urdu and read/understand Arabic
  29. Read 50 travel inspiring books (20/50)
  30. Make 100 art prints of photographs (4/100)