Smile #185 – 25 Before 25: COMPLETED!

About a year and half ago, I decided to welcome the real adulthood (25) by achieving something epic.  I set the most ambitious travel goal to date.

I want to visit 25 countries before turning 25

When I set the goal, I had just hit my #20 country – Vatican City.  It would have been so much easier if I had lived in Europe or Southeast Asia where country hopping is easy and cheap.  Unfortunately I live in the US where airfare are ridiculously high, even for domestic trips and don’t even get me started on trains.  From the start, I knew it would be a stretch to visit 5 new countries.

Thankfully Bubble was supportive of my latest idea.  He thought I was insane but still sticked it through with me.  We puzzled over which countries to visit and how to maximum both time and money and never compromise on the quality of our travels.  We are not going to a country for the sake of ticking it off.

I was able to take advantage of work and personal vacation.  Within this short period, I visited Vietnam (21), Canada (22), Norway (23), Denmark (24), Sweden (25) and as a bonus, Panama (26)!

I feel like I am on cloud nine…I mean both figuratively and literally as I am spending my birthday in the air.  It feels absolutely surreal to know that I did it!  This is definitely one of my proudest moments in life.

I visited 25 26 Before 25!

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Now the next biggest question is what should be my next goal?

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