When you hit your thirties, you might start feeling some kind of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and even believe you’re running out of opportunities to have the best travel experiences of your life. It’s obviously not true and the actual fun only begins. Here are the absolutely best travel destinations for you out there born way before 1990.
Bali is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist hotspots on the planet. If you love the wonderful warm weather, and golden beaches, this is the place for you. It gives you much of the feel of being in Australia but is significantly cheaper. Traveling here, you can experience friendly culture, delicious food, and the famed Balinese dance. Bali is a wonderful way to open your eyes and experience the very best that Indonesia has to offer.
If you fancy an escape that will help you to connect with your spiritual side, open your eyes and broaden your mind, you could do a lot worse than a trip to Thimphu in Bhutan. This is one of the biggest Buddhist countries in the world. But, make sure you have money saved up, as visitors are required to spend a minimum of $250 per day during their stay in the country. You should consider private tours of the Himalayas, to really open up the experience.
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is more of a principality than a city, but it has long been the jewel in China’s crown. Sure, places like Shanghai are also well worth the time and money, but Hong Kong is perfect for those with more refined tastes. In fact, it was recently voted as the most expensive place in the world to live. If you have to money to go, Hong Kong can be a wonderful experience for you, and there is enough opulence to please everybody.
How about a vacation with a difference? If you’re used to the Midwest, the arid, dusty South, or the rain/sun of the East and West coasts, it’s time for a change. It’s time for a cold and wintry climate, but one full of spellbinding adventure and excitement. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is the perfect place to find this. You can sample ice fishing, book a tour to see the Northern Lights or check out the breath-taking Vatnajokull National Park.
Australia is a wonderful country, full of so much excitement, adventure, and opportunity. It also has such a varied climate that you can gain many different experiences here. The best bet for a 30+ traveler would be to check out somewhere like Queensland. This allows you to enjoy the beauty of the Coral Sea, as well as the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world. Lose yourself in the beauty and mystery of Queensland today.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This might seem a strange addition to the list because it hardly seems the most travel-friendly destination. Indeed, this is how the city used to be, but things have changed a lot in recent years. The UAE capital generally can be unwelcoming for raucous, rowdy teenagers, but they are much more amenable to the older generation. The luxury and amazing scenery on offer gives you the ideal chance to experience some wonderful winter sun.
There are so many wonderful areas of France, and it’s such a brilliantly diverse country. There are places by the sea, and others inter-city, so there is something for everyone. You need to make sure you take a trip to Bordeaux. There is sensational food and an abundance of wine on offer. You can enjoy quaint little picturesque French towns, gothic architecture, and the beauty and elegance of the Garonne River.
Those familiar with the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade may be familiar with Petra. The ancient city is home to wonderful rock-cut architecture and boasts a city carved into the rose-colored rock. You can enjoy a camel ride through the city and enjoy the amazing works of art. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and an experience that will enrich you, no matter what age you are. Don’t forget to take a camera so you can document your adventure as often as possible.
If you want a romantic and cultural trip to broaden your mind and open your heart, how about jetting off to Venice, Italy? Haven’t you always wanted to take a gondola ride through the canals, enjoy delicious cuisine, and check out some amazing Italian art? Everything you’ve always wanted to do in a city you’ll be able to do in Venice. It’s the perfect place for those over the age of 30 and could be the ultimate retirement city as well for you older folks.
Perhaps you’re the sort of person who likes to be under a blazing sky, lying on a golden beach and enjoying the waves. Well, in that case, you need to make sure you visit Menorca. Many hot Spanish cities are seen as being geared at younger people, but not Menorca. It offers beaches, small harbors, and plenty of tourist hotspots. You can really enjoy a vacation with a difference here, so make sure you book your next trip away as soon as you can.
London. The capital of England, and the heartbeat of the United Kingdom. People come from all across the world to sample the cosmopolitan delights of London. Whether it’s for tourism, a visit to the theater, or beautiful, romantic walks, London has it all. There’s so much to experience by way of culture, cuisine, and indulgence that the city is a must-see for people of any age. Discover London today, and you will change your life.
Turkey might be a dodgy place to visit at the moment, but that won’t always be the case. And, once it is chaos free again, you should take the time to visit Istanbul. The Turkish capital is often referred to as the Paris of the East, and with good reason. Enjoy a cruise down the Bosphorus, and visit the world famous Grand Bazaar market. There are plenty of beautiful mosques to see, and, of course, the legendary Turkish cuisine.
If you’ve never been to Marrakech before, well, there’s no time like the present! Boasting one of the most famous markets in the world, this wonderful, vibrant city is full of charm and intrigue. You’ll never be short of things to do, whether you want to shop, watch snake charmers, or join in with the local dance. And, you’re blessed with having the sun shining for pretty much the entire year round. Get a load of how amazing this city looks.
British Columbia, Canada
If you don’t fancy venturing too far from home, you could always hop across the border to Canada. The Great White North is full of so much wonderful scenery and friendly locals. Check out British Columbia, and fall in love with the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains. You can lose yourself here, and feel like you’re a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of home. And, the best thing is that it is very close to home in case you need to get back in a hurry.
If you fancy some breath-taking scenery in the Alps, you could do a lot worse than Montreux. Located on the shoreline of the stunning Lake Geneva, Montreux is famed for, among other things, its jazz festival!it boasts wonderful accommodation, and some of the best views you are ever likely to see. This is a wonderful option for travel when you’ve hit your thirties; just make sure you have money with you, as it could prove pricey.
The best thing about Bilbao is how diverse it is as a city, and how much it has to offer. There’s the old town with lots of ancient architecture and wonderful tourist attractions. But the newer part of the city can cater to every need you might have. The Guggenheim Museum of Art is the centerpiece of this fabulous Spanish city. You’ll also find it really accommodating in terms of public transport, as the easy-to-use Metro can get you around for very cheap.
Italy is one of those countries that has so much history we simply can’t ignore it. And, when you are in your thirties you maybe look for different things from your vacation. That’s when cities like Rome become so important because of their cultural significance. Think about all there is to see and do in a city like Rome. There’s The Vatican, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps, and that’s just a few. There’s also the best cuisine in the world here.
You’re never too old for love, and Paris is the love capital of the world. The famous French paradise is the perfect place for over-30s couples to visit. It’s the ultimate way to rekindle your relationship and help bring those sparks of romance back. You can go see the Eiffel Tower and take a trip to the Louvre. Or, you could just indulge yourselves by enjoying the delicious Parisian wine and cuisine. The perfect city for the perfect couple.
The question to ask is, why would you not want to visit Egypt? It must certainly go down as one of those places you need to check out in your lifetime. Cairo, the capital city, is one of the best cities in the Middle East, and home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, as well as sitting near the banks of the Nile Delta. Cairo can offer so much by way of culture and prestige, and you will have an unforgettable time when you travel here.
Prague, Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is one of the most wonderful countries in all of Europe. And, without a visit to Prague, you’re going to be missing out. It has wonderful architecture, brilliant history, and it’s cheap as well. The historic charm of this great city will live long in the memory, and it might even make you consider moving abroad for retirement purposes. Prague has been voted as one of the best cities in the world to live, and even a short stay there will show you exactly why.
Forget what you think you know, it’s time to discover the real Bangkok. As the economic, cultural, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a city of magic and wonder. You can learn so much from visiting Bangkok, and you will change your outlook on vacations. It combines the charm of the ancient world, with the contemporary appeal of modern cities. There are so many attractions in this amazing city, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed, so make sure you get a tour guide.
Germany is often thought of as the heartbeat of Europe. As a country with a troubled past, they have managed to reinvent themselves, and become one of the most powerful nations on Earth. Berlin, the capital, is one of the world’s most important cities. Whether you’re seeing the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, or the Reichstag, Berlin has it all. Oh, and that’s before we even touch on the food, the beer, and the friendly locals.
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa is one of those countries that’s so big you almost don’t know where to begin. Well, we’ll tell you – Cape Town. Where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean, the city of Cape Town sits produced on the gorgeous coast. The Western Cape of the country is home to some of the most stunning geography and climate in the world, and you need to make the most of that. That’s not even mentioning the wine available there.
The ancient city of Pompeii, situated near Naples, is one of the most interesting cities in the world. You probably know it best as being about 5 miles away from the volcano Mount Vesuvius. It’s one of those cities of great cultural importance and significance, and it’s certainly somewhere to cross off your bucket list. Fascinating history, coastal beauty, and the stunning backdrop of Southern Italy makes Pompeii an unforgettable vacation experience.
New Delhi, India
India is one of the most rapidly growing and developing countries in the world, and it’s the perfect tourist hotspot for anyone in their 30s. In fact, it’s so cheap out here, that you can live in luxury for a fraction of the cost you could at home. The capital, New Delhi, is such a vibrant and intoxicating city. And it could well be the perfect retirement destination for you as well. There are loads of historic sites and places of cultural interest, and the food is amazing.
You probably have the UK on your list of places to visit, but what about their neighbors? You would be remiss not to pop over to Dublin, and enjoy the hospitality of the Emerald Isle. The people are friendly, the city is bustling, and there is plenty to enjoy while you’re there. Ireland welcomes tourists with open arms, so you can expect Dublin to quickly take you under her wing. It’s the perfect city to visit in your thirties, as there is so much to see and do.
There’s a reason Portugal is fast becoming one of the growing tourist destinations in the world. And cities like Lisbon are the perfect indicator of why that is. The cosmopolitan city offers something for everyone. You can enjoy the wonderful weather, great food, and a whole host of museums and historical monuments. The other great thing about Lisbon is that it is relatively cheap to visit so you can have a great time on an average budget.
Okay, so this is more of an archipelago than a city, but the Seychelles is still well worth a visit. If you are all about sun, sea, and sand, the Seychelles is the perfect destination spot for you. You can expect a wonderful climate all year round, and that’s certainly perfect for soaking up those rays. Many people who visit the Seychelles return time and again. And it’s important to make sure you sample it to make the most of another side of Africa.
Scottish Highlands, Scotland
You’ve already sampled the custom and culture of London, but the UK has another surprise in store for you – the Scottish Highlands. One of the major attractions of the Highlands is Loch Ness, home to the fabled Loch Ness Monster. Aside from that, you can enjoy yourself and keep fit walking and breathing in that fresh Highland air. The Scottish Highlands are also an area of outstanding natural beauty, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before in your life.
The Swedish enjoy one of the best qualities of life in the world, and you can be a part of that. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, and one of the best places for those over 30 to visit. The climate is great, the people are amazing, and the city has so much to offer. There’s an institute of technology and the wonderful Lake Malaren. It’s the perfect place for a short break, and maybe even a longer one.