My Travel Goals: Visit Every Country
If you’ve read my previous two posts on travel goals, you’ll know that whilst I have a long list of places I’d love to visit, and adventures and experiences that I’d love to have, I also have three major travel goals. One is short-term (within the next 2 years or so), the second is medium-term – maybe in the next 10 years – and the last one is long-term – something I want to do over the course of my lifetime. Here they are…
Visit every state in Australia
Visit every continent
Visit as many countries as possible
If you want to read my post on my goal to visit every state in Australia, make a cup of tea, settle in, and head this way. If you want to read my post about my goal of visiting every continent, it’s right here. This post, however, will focus on my third, long-term goal.
3. Visit as many countries as possible
This is a lifetime goal, and as you can see, with only 13 countries ticked off I’m a long way off. But at age 25, I hope to have plenty of time to accomplish my goal. I won’t go into too much detail on how and when I visited these lovely places as this is covered in my continents post. I will say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every country I’ve ventured to so far, and I hope to return to most of them. I’ve put this goal on hold for the last couple of years, as for the first time since I was a young child I have remained in the same country for 2 years. When I came to Australia, the plan was to stay for a year (the countries far too large for a shorter visit, and I really wanted to live here rather than just travel). I then assumed that I would return to England and start planning my next trip.
After i’d been here for a few months, I realised two things. Actually I realised many things, but two things that affected my plans.
1. I really loved Australia, and wouldn’t be ready to leave after a year.
2. Australia is huge! Like way bigger than I thought. There’s so much to see and a year just isn’t enough (unless you have a lot more funds than I do and you don’t need to work at all!)
I decided that as much as satisfying as it is to tick new countries off my list, it isn’t everything. I’ve fallen in love with every part of Australia that I’ve visited, and I shouldn’t neglect exploring more of the country in favour of ticking items off my bucket list. The rest of the world isn’t going anywhere and I’ll return to ticking more countries off some day. The next country will probably be Thailand for me, but more on that another time.