30 Days – The Collection

“So, what’s been going on?”

It’s a question I’ve been asking friends and family constantly since returning from my epic 30 Days for 30 Years adventure.

Nine times out of ten the response is something along the lines of:

“Absolutely nothing. My life is boring when compared to yours.”

I disagree. Yes, I have had an extraordinary year but life hasn’t stood still for everyone else. I’m sure there have been dozens of milestones and life-changing moments for each and every one of them.

So, as a fun way of finding out what’s been going in my friends’ worlds – good, bad or otherwise – I’m asking a few of them to share with me, and you, a 30 day snap shot from part of their year that I missed out on. They will be compiled as a series of guest blogs right here at www.30days30years.com.

Be well

Christie 🙂

— Email me at christie@30days30years.com

30 Days of Drinking with Strangers

30 Days of Royalty

30 Days on the Front Line

30 Days of Tree Change

30 Days of World Record Attempts

30 Days of Embracing Your Backstory

30 Days of Reinventing Country Music

30 Days of Becoming a Track Cyclist

30 Days of Sailing

30 Days of Reminders

30 Days of Toddlers

Four Homes in 30 Days

30 Days of College Football (and band camp)

30 Days Backpacking South America

30 Days of Kindness, Captured

30 Days of Giving up Your Day Job

30 Days Talking to Animals

30 Days of Boudoir

30 Days Getting to School

30 Days of Shaving Your Head 

30 Days of Becoming an Uncle

30 Days of Directing a Short Film

30 Days Learning to Walk 

30 Days Getting Used to the News

30 Days of Building a Car

30 Days of Fighting Cancer

30 Days of Living Bold

  1. Lachlan says:

    On my bucket list is to visit every country in the world, and better still, if I can, to try and visit every “Capital City” in the World. Now I know you can’t do that in thirty days without some extensive dosh but it might be a train of thought that leads to something.

    I have a thing for tall buildings and have been to the Burj and Taipei 101.

    I’ve heard about a spot at the bottom of India where three oceans meet and they each have a different colour.

    What about going to the heart of every major religion in the world? Where would these be?

  2. Kristin says:

    Ciudad Perdida is on my list of places to visit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciudad_Perdida). Colombia is a great country, definitely recommend visiting!

  3. Hi From Steve says:

    If I were you I would go to New Zealand and do Zorbing in Rotorua,
    Bungy Jump and ride a jet boat in Taupo, see the Art Decco city in Napier, visit the cafes in Wellington,swim in the hot pools in Hamner springs, Heleicopter ride to the Tasman glacier,go on the Alpine railway Chrsitchurch toGreymouth, Then jump of the Auckland tower and climb the Auckland Harbour bridge.

  4. Aad Hollenberg says:

    All the ideas are far from home.
    Think of something special in your own neigbourhood. See it as a coming home after your sabbatical and see it as a new fresh start for the forthcoming 30 years.
    There must be lots of interesting things close to your home. It doesn’t sound spectacular but it can be much satisfying.

  5. John Hannath says:

    “There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” (William Barclay)

    My sugestion is – Clinque Terre – comprises five small coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Veernassa and Monterrosso on the north-east coast of Italy.

    Clinque Terre boasts some of the best coastline hiking trails in the world.

    Apparently Monterosso is a great place to stay

  6. Michelle says:

    Well it is the Christmas month and no one does Christmas better than the Germans. You could go to Germany and explore the Christmas markets in some of the smaller villages. Maybe doesn’t sound that exciting but the warmth and hospitality of Germans would make a wonderful Christmas Adventure.

  7. Nathan says:

    I like the idea of saying y’es’ to all types of little things that you’ve never done, that way the whole month could be an adventure. You won’t know exactly what you’re getting into but you can try a little of everything wherever you end up.

    Have you ever driven a motorcycle? Have you ever lead a rock climb? Have you ever gone skydiving? Have you kayaked a river at night? Or been the focus of a photo shoot?

    Anything could be used of course, but this way no matter where you end up, you’ll have some exciting experiences in December.

    Of course, if you can afford the aforementioned options (either time or money)… any one of them sounds amazing. Travel is my greatest love so far in life, so it seems simple to say that as long as you are traveling you’ll be having a great time.

  8. Lisa says:

    Do you have certain themes you want to tackle on this trip? Like… try the most bizarre foods from all over the world. or visit all the world heritage sites. or perhaps, visit uncommon restaurants; ex. toilet restaurant in Taiwan.

    I too have been looking at options for an “around the world” trip. I think my first step would be to choose which countries I really want to visit and then plan the logistics side. I’m looking forward to following your journeys and travelling vicariously through you 🙂

  9. Brittany says:


    Here is the website for my friends who are gonig to Sudan to help villages get clean water.

    I know we talked in person about it, but I wanted to share it with you.

    I think it would be awesome for you to spend a month “giving back”… as you were saying, all these people around the world have given you so much and helped you so much, a month of service to give back to people would be an amazing way to wrap up your journey – and is always SO rewarding!!

    Good Luck and stay safe!!!