30 Before 30

While on a train to Machu Picchu in January 2013, Andrew and I decided to make a list of things we want to do before we turn 30. Some are more ambitious than others, (i.e., Go golfing vs. Learn a second language), but they are all things that we want to accomplish before we hit the big three-zero. Here it goes:

  1. Learn a second language (Swahili)
  2. Live in a foreign country (Tanzania)
  3. Buy a charming old house (October 2012)
  4. Visit Machu Picchu (January 2013)
  5. Visit Victoria Falls
  6. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro (Andrew-Dec 2015 and Audrey-Feb 2016)
  7. See Angkor Wat (April 2016)
  8. Go zip-lining (April 2016)
  9. Track chimps or gorillas (Sept 2016)
  10. Visit 10 new countries together (1 Peru, 2 TZ, 3 Netherlands, 4 Vietnam, 5 Cambodia, 6 Laos, 7 UAE, 8 Rwanda, 9 DRC)
  11. Go on a Safari (Sept 2014)
  12. Summit a mountain in the States (May 2013)
  13. Learn to play a song together
  14. See a whale in the wild
  15. Play with a tiger cub (May 2013)
  16. Go to Yellowstone
  17. Go Snowboarding (February 2013)
  18. Go surfing
  19. Go spelunking
  20. Go golfing
  21. Raise chickens
  22. Grow our own vegetable garden (2013)
  23. Try Vegetarianism (2013)
  24. Observe lent (March 2013)
  25. Get Masters Degrees
  26. Pay off our Undergrad loans
  27. See real lava (Sept 2016)
  28. Learn a 3rd language
  29. See Mount Everest
  30. Join the Peace Corps (February 2014)