30 Cities Before I Turned 30 & My Next 30 Cities After 30

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I love to travel. There’s nothing more exciting to me than exploring a new city and culture. I say I don’t do it often enough, but thinking back on all of the places I’ve been, I know that I have been able to travel a lot and I’m very fortunate for those experiences. There’s a lot of the world left for me to see, but before I turned 30, I was able to cross these 30 cities off of my list.

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Milwaukee, WI
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. St. Paul, MN
  7. New York, NY
  8. Saratoga Springs, NY
  9. Charlotte, NC
  10. Orlando, FL
  11. Miami, FL
  12. New Orleans, LA
  13. Houston, TX
  14. Austin, TX
  15. Dallas, TX
  16. Denver, CO
  17. Phoenix, AZ
  18. Los Angeles, CA
  19. San Diego, CA
  20. San Francisco, CA
  21. Portland, OR
  22. Seattle, WA
  23. Las Vegas, NV
  24. Boston, MA
  25. Nashville, TN
  26. Indianapolis, IN
  27. Paris, France
  28. Dublin, Ireland
  29. Granada, Spain
  30. Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive since there’s plenty of other places I’ve been and seen. These are just the larger cities I’ve had the pleasure of visiting or living in at some point during the last 30 years.

Being able to visit all of these cities, and spend at least one night in each of them has left me with amazing memories. I’ve seen both coasts, put my feet in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and experienced a variety of climates and landscapes throughout my travels. For a lot of these cities, I’ve visited them on a roadtrip, so I’ve been lucky enough to view the surroundings from the ground versus thousands of feet in the air.

I’ve also been able to stamp my passport a few times by making stops in Europe and Mexico. More international travel is definitely my focus for my next 30 cities, as you’ll be able to tell from the list.

  1. Helsinki, Finland
  2. Lahti, Finland
  3. Kuopio, Finland
  4. London, England
  5. Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Brussels, Belgium
  7. Madrid, Spain
  8. Rome, Italy
  9. Vienna, Austria
  10. Oslo, Norway
  11. Athens, Greece
  12. Copenhagen, Denmark
  13. Sydney, Australia
  14. Auckland, New Zealand
  15. Boulder, CO
  16. Salt Lake City, UT
  17. Atlanta, GA
  18. Charleston, SC
  19. Savannah, GA
  20. Anchorage, AK
  21. Honolulu, HI
  22. Toronto, Canada
  23. Washington DC
  24. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  25. San Antonio, TX
  26. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  27. São Paulo, Brazil
  28. Munich, Germany
  29. Prague, Czech Republic
  30. Geneva, Switzerland

This list of course isn’t including all of the US state capitols I have yet to see, nor does it include other smaller cities in these same countries that I anticipate I would see along the way.

Traveling, for me, is a wonderful experience that expands your mind, widens your comfort zone, and broadens your horizons. I love learning about a new way of life and how people survive and thrive in other parts of the world. Every place and face has a story, and they’re all ones that I want to know.

Cheers to continuing to explore the world over the next 30 years.

Xoxo,

Leena

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One Comment

  1. Sartenada

    Hello.

    Your list is awesome! I have visited in some of them! If you will check my newest post, which I published today, I am sure that you will add one town to your list. I presented Lappeenranta. I also noticed that on your list was Rio de Janeiro. It is awesome city. If you and when you will visit it, you should visit at the same time Penedo, not so far away from Rio. Why Penedo? Because it is called “Small Finland”. Yes, it is really small Finland, because there is Finnish colony, Saunas, Finnish products and you could meet Santa!

    When I was young, I visited there twice. Most awesome happening is dances on its club! There you can dance Finnish dances. Brazilians love them. I have told more at the end of this post with links:

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    Have a wonderful day!

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