When it comes to travel I think it is always helpful to have a goal in mind, especially when you, like me, travel as frequently as possible. Whether that goal is to go to as many business class lounges as possible or to meet people from different cultures, having an idea of why you want to travel and what you want to achieve has always helped me, at least, to decide where I want to go and why.
I have always been someone who wants to see as much of the world as possible. I prefer to get off the beaten track (forgive the cliche) and break out of the mould my parents set of beaches and resort holidays. I prefer a real, cultural experience. It isn’t for everyone, certainly not for my parents, but it works for me and I like it.
With this in mind, I am setting myself a goal of visiting 100 countries by 2030. That gives me just under a decade to achieve what I never would have deemed possible a couple of years ago.
So where am I right now? At the time of writing this I have visited 13 countries, including:
- The UK
- The Netherlands
- Czech Republic
- Vatican City
- The USA
This means I have to travel to a whopping 88 countries if I want to get to 100 over the next 9 years. Pretty much 10 countries a year.
Saying all of this, it is important to me that I don’t rush a country just to say I’ve been there. I said I like cultural experiences and, for that reason, I want to take my time and feel like I have explored somewhere to be able to tick it off my list. I would rather only travel to 50 countries but explore them well than reach 100 but only spend 2 days in each.
And so that is my plan.
If you want to follow my journey to travelling to 100 countries before 2030 then feel free to follow my blog. I will be documenting it all on here.
Let me know what your travel goals are.