Once you reach your 30s, you’re really beginning to hit your stride. You have more money, more freedom, more confidence and an adventurous spirit. And that means that it’s time to travel! We’ve already mentioned trips that you should take in your 20s, but now that you’re a bit older, it’s time for a little less party and a little more experience.
1. Travel by Train
2. Okanagan Valley, BC
3. Santorini, Greece
4. Nova Scotia
5. Austin, Texas
Travel Channel highlights Austin's music scene, tasty food trucks and a chilled-out vibe. Don't forget to kayak on Lady Bird Lake.
Travel Channel recommends taking a dip in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon. Hopefully its powers of rejuvenation will keep you young long after you've returned home.
7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Istanbul, Turkey
9. Vancouver, BC
10. Great Wall of China
Travel Channel recommends visiting the Mutianyu section of the wall, located about 70 km from Beijing. It's less crowded and there's a cable car to take you to the top.
11. Napa Valley.California
Travel Channel raves about the relaxing qualities of Napa Valley, not to mention the fine dining, spectacular sunsets and, of course, the wine.
12. Hawaii’s Big Island
During the day, experience the incredible natural diversity of the Big Island: the pristine beaches, lush rainforest and not one but two active volcanoes.
If scenery is more to your liking, Ireland's size makes it easy hop around the country. The summer is chock-a-block with festivals. The best way to see this friendly country is to rent a car and go exploring. If you ever get lonely, just pop into the nearest pub.
14. San Francisco, California
The Castro District, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Alcatraz, the list is endless. San Fran offers up superb dining options as well.
15. Canada’s North
You can see polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, go kayaking in the Yukon, birdwatching in Nunavut or watch the northern lights in the Northwest Territories. And that's just the beginning. Plus, you'll get bragging rights for actually visiting this extraordinary part of the country.
16. Petra, Jordan
The ancient city, carved out of rose-coloured stone, is one of Smithsonian Magazine's '28 places to see before you die'. You can take a candlelit tour of the site and feel like you've gone back in time.
17. Seville, Spain
18. Montreal, Quebec
Montreal offers some of the finest dining in Canada along with its world famous nightlife.
19. San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
The city centre has a comfortable central park to enjoy live music, or stroll the walking streets and pick from dozens of restaurants to try. Outside of the city there are many adrenaline filled activities, from zip lining to caving. With its many language schools, it's also a great place to learn Spanish.
20. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Travel Channel picks the South Pacific island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. Can you imagine a better holiday than snorkeling during the day, enjoying a glass of wine at sunset and then sleeping in an overwater hut? That's definitely paradise!