Your twenties are the time to find yourself, try new things, and see the world. When else will you be able to take six weeks off to backpack around Europe?
Of course, hitting 30 (or beyond!) doesn't mean you still can't get out there and explore, but there's nothing like getting that travel experience in those formative adult years.
We've got 30 places you HAVE to travel to before you hit the big 3-0 — that's right, it's time to plan your next vacation!
Get to Agra to see the Taj Mahal palace, made of gorgeous white marble.
Amsterdam is gorgeous, not to mention friendly to bike riding... among other things.
The beautiful temple of Angkor Wat looks stuck in time.
Country and rock music, Tex-Mex, and an exuberant nightlife.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is a beautiful mix of European and African culture, architecture, food, and more.
Copenhagen is a great port city. It's also the home of The Little Mermaid!
The pyramids at Giza are some of the most unique structures in the world. Check out the Sphinx while you're there, too!
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Where else can you find such vast, natural beauty?
Smoke hookah at a cafe, or shop the deals at the Grand Bazaar.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Even if you don't gamble, Las Vegas is a fun place to dance, catch a show, or get a meal.
Take all of London in from the Eye, a giant Ferris wheel that overlooks the city.
Los Angeles, California
LA is the center of the American TV and film industry — you haven't lived until you've stood behind Chris Pine buying milk in the morning.
Machu Picchu, Peru
You can thank the Incas for this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Warm colors, stunning architecture, and lots of spices.
Maui has some of the most gorgeous beaches in Hawaii.
The arts and culture city of Australia, Melbourne has great food, theater, and museums.
Montreal is like a cute, European city — only up in Canada. It also has incredibly good fried chicken, according to Team Revelist.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Time your visit during Mardi Gras, when the whole city celebrates in the streets.
Hit up the Eiffel tower, the Arc du Triomphe, the Notre Dame, and all the museums — including La Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, one of the strangest places in the City of Lights.
Hot springs, great food, and friendly people.
The city is beautiful, the people are friendly, and, you know, there's gelato. And pasta.
San Francisco, California
Grab a burrito. Ride a street car. Drink an IPA.
San José, Costa Rica
Visit San José for Central American city life, or take a drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve for a beautiful glimpse of nature.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is known throughout Israel for its great tech scene and nightlife.
Tokyo is like the New York City of Asia — full of people and great shopping.
Wellington, New Zealand
Auckland may be the capital, but most people agree that Wellington is the cooler city.
Tulum is a picturesque mix of clear-water beaches and ancient ruins.
A city surrounded by water. So romantic!