Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all
11 things you must do before turning 30
In Xplor, we are ruled by instinct, experience life as an adventure, and live every day as if it were our last, and that’s why we’ve made a list of the 11 things you must do before turning 30. Let us know, which ones have you already done and which others are on your to-do list.
1. Travel around the world
Travel is definitely on the top of our list and not only travel as a tourist, but to try and really see the place you are visiting. It doesn’t matter if it is only four hours from home or if it’s in another continent: explore, know, taste and let yourself go into a whole new adventure. Remember that the world is a book and those who do not travel just read one page.
2. Learn another lenguage
We know that when we are kids it is much easier to learn a new lenguage, but it is never too late to venture into something new. There is no better feeling than the feeling you get when you are talking with another person in a whole new different lenguage than yours, and the best of all: they understand you!
3. Go on a zip-line
Flying over the jungle at 30km/hr and 45 meters above the Mayan jungle is something you must live. You will feel how the wind caresses your face while you are enjoying a beautiful landscape; and those brave enough will extend their arms to feel the adrenaline running through their veins.
4. Fall crazy in love
Falling in love is one of the most extreme adventures you can ever live. Don’t be afraid of love and giving a special someone an opportunity to love you back. Take the risk of fighting for the man or woman you love, and above all, remember that each person that comes into our lives are there for a reason.
5. Eat healthy and exercise.
Tell me, when are you going to have the same intense energy and time as you have now? It is not about just going to the gym and following a fad diet; this is about taking care of your health, not overeating junk food and playing a sport you enjoy: run, swim, dance — have a good time while you stay active because we only have one chance to live this life and we don’t want you to have any regrets.
6. Swim in a cenote
If you used to love being around the pool all day as a kid, imagine yourself swimming in a giant natural pool. Right in the middle of the Mayan jungle, the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula are natural pools of fresh water that will enchant you with their magic. There are open, semi-open, and cavern cenotes. We are very lucky to have this kind of natural formations in Mexico; you will find them all along Yucatan and the Riviera Maya. Discover more of them in our tour: Xenotes.
7. Living alone or with friends
This is something you should definitely must be doing right now, and if you are not, you should start planning on doing it soon. Becoming independent is one of the first adventures you will face during this time and although you may not be living in your dream house and spending millions, you will have your own space were you can be yourself and feel completely free.
8. Work on something you love
Find a job you really love, your true passion, a job that makes you feel happy about waking up everyday because you are doing what you truly enjoy. When you go to bed with a smile on your face even after a long and tired day, you’ll know you are in the right place
9. Challenge yourself
Now that you are eating healthy and doing exercise, it is time to put yourself a challenge, call it an obstacle race, a triathlon or 5k race, in this way you will enjoy that you are treating your body right. We promise that in the moment you complete your challenge, you will know all your effort was worth it and your mind and body will appreciate it. You will feel invincible. To make your challenge even more fun, invite your friends or significant other to join you.
10. Parachute jump
Maybe this might sound too extreme or adventurous, but no doubt once you do something like this, you will get the feeling that nothing is impossible, perhaps you will even become an adrenaline junkie. We suggest you find a place where you can do this completely safe and feel totally secure.
11. Go to the concert of your favorite singer.
And finally, although you very much enjoy staying in your pjs on Sunday night listening to your iPod lists, nothing can compare to be sitting in the front row singing and dancing to your favorite singer’s songs. You won’t regret it.