40 experiences everyone should have before they turn 40

Turning 40 is a major milestone.

You’re getting older, but you’re still young enough to do something crazy, like bungee jump or take a trip on a whim. There’s a good chance that you probably have more money to spend, too.

We’ve come up with a bucket list of 40 things everyone should do before they turn 40.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in a foreign city.


Challenge yourself to complete something that seems impossible: compete in the Ironman Triathlon, climb Mt. Everest, or finish a 100 Mile Race.

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Go on safari in Africa.

Play a round of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California or Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, which are considered to be some of the best golf courses in America.

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Drive down California's Pacific Coast Highway or the Great Ocean Road in southern Australia.

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See Madonna, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, or another iconic artist perform live.

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Return the favour and take your parents out for a nice dinner.

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Go on a spiritual journey, whether it's an ashram in India, the Western Wall in Jerusalem, or St. Peter's in Vatican City.


Mentor a young person in your profession.

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Gamble big and sit at the high rollers table at a casino in Las Vegas.

Perfect at least one dish -- even if you're not a skilled cook.

Sleep outdoors without sacrificing luxury at a 'glamping' accommodation like Montana's Resort at Paws Up.

Go yachting in Monaco or Saint-Tropez, France.

Eat grilled steak at a parillada in Argentina or a churrascaria in Brazil.


Go wine tasting in Italy's Tuscany region, France's Champagne area, or another region that's famous for its wine.


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