30 Amazing Things By 30

6 Aug

As I’m preparing for my birthday party tonight and my actual birthday on Tuesday, I started thinking about all the cool things I’ve already done and experienced in my life. I’ve done a fair amount of traveling and shared some special moments with some of my favorite celebs, so in anticipation of the “40 before 40” list I’ll be posting on Tuesday, I thought I would put together a list of 30 amazing things I did before turning 30. I’ve had the privilege of sharing these experiences with some awesome people, so I’m sure this will bring back memories for some of you reading this. Enjoy!


  1. Went swimming with the dolphins in Grand Cayman
  2. Met and shared a longing gaze with George Clooney
  3. Flew over glaciers and then landed on the ocean in a seaplane
  4. Ziplined through the trees in Alaska and Puerto Vallarta
  5. Saw the Mayan ruins in Tulum
  6. Went snorkeling with sea turtles in the Bahamas and Hawaii
  7. Took an oyster shooter in Vegas
  8. Flew right next to Mt. McKinley in a prop plane
  9. Bought a “designer” purse from a sketchy man in a van in NY
  10. Talked about playing the banjo with Dave Matthews
  11. Lived on Kauai for a summer
  12. Danced in a parade in Paris
  13. Sponsored a family for Christmas
  14. Traveled with a professional cycling race
  15. Attempted to take a photo of the Mona Lisa
  16. Got a tattoo that was specially drawn for me
  17. Went parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, Hawaii and Cabo San Lucas
  18. Took a photo in 4 states at one time
  19. Walked through a real castle in Versailles
  20. Held a monkey in the rainforest in Honduras
  21. Drank a Duck Fart with the locals (and a group of rowdy travel bloggers) in Alaska
  22. Walked through Central Park in stiletto boots
  23. Jumped off the top of a waterfall in Hawaii
  24. Got into the communications major at UCSB and graduated in 4 years
  25. Waited on Jack Johnson and then reminded him I had been his server when I met him for the second time (very smooth)
  26. Took Jell-O shots with my mom in Vegas
  27. Cheered at the Big West tournament as a UCSB Gaucho cheerleader
  28. Hung out with Egypt’s head of antiquities at the King Tut museum exhibit
  29. Danced at the halftime of a Clipper’s game
  30. Started a blog


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