41 trips to take before you turn 40 Part 1

Your 30s might not be as wild as your 20s, but it's a great time to travel.You probably have the means and time to take some epic trips around the world. From the canals of Venice to the desert of Namibia, here are 41 destinations to check off your bucket list.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia and enjoy incredible views of the harbor.

Marvel at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, which has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world.

Go on a luxury safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The Royal Malewane offers beautiful accommodations, safaris, and up-close interactions with animals.

Enjoy a meal at El Celler de Can Roca. The restaurant — located in Girona, Spain — took the No. 1 spot on this year's list of the World's 100 Best Restaurants.

See the Rocky Mountains reflect in the crystal-clear waters of Moraine Lake at Banff National Park in Canada.

Throw colored paint at a crowd during Holi, a two-day festival in India where you’ll get lost in a sea of bright-colored flours.

Stroll along the beachfront walkway, the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France. The small city on the French Riviera has world-class restaurants, museums, art galleries, and hotels.

Browse the colorful food options at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand. Chances are, you won't recognize a lot of what's at the market.

Go snorkeling in the Maldives, home to some of the world’s largest coral atolls and most beautiful marine life.

Explore Petra, between the Red and Dead Seas in Jordan. The half-built city is surrounded by mountains, passages, and gorges and is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites according to UNESCO.

Glide along the canals of Venice, Italy. Hire a private water taxi, which is less touristy than taking a gondola ride.

Go hiking in the El Chaltén region of Patagonia, where you’ll see breathtaking panoramas of Mount Fitz Roy and glacial lakes that reflect the stunning landscape.

Feel the rhythm of a real Flamenco dance show in Andalusia, a region that sits on Spain's southern coast.

Watch the Northern Lights from your private glass igloo while staying at the Hotel Kakslauttanen, located in Finland’s wilderness.

Cruise through Ha Long Bay in a junkboat, located in the Gulf of Tonkin in northeast Vietnam.

Climb to the top of the Key West Lighthouse in the Florida Keys and enjoy incredible views of the island and the ocean.

Go island hopping in Greece and marvel at the bright white buildings with rich blue rooftops that line the sea. Santorini, Crete, and Mykonos are some of Greece's most well known islands, but if you're looking for a little more seclusion try Rhodes, Kos, or Corfu.

Take a helicopter ride over the majestic Iguazu Falls, which borders Argentina and Brazil and is home to over 200 waterfalls.

Dive into the Silfra fissure in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park, a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents. It's one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents at the same time.

Splurge on what's considered to be the best sushi in the world at Sukiyabashi Jirō in Tokyo. The three-star Michelin restaurant and its chef, Jiro Ono, were the focus of a documentary called "Jiro Dreams of Sushi."