As you come to the expiration of yet another passport, allow nine days in Jordan to give your birth year some perspective on this young traveller trip – yes, 30 is young! Haddad, the country’s first winery, is still decades older than you. The 2,000-year-old city of Petra shows the scars of age, yet proves that cracks in stone reveal layers of inner beauty. And when you cruise down the many-million-years-old Red Sea or soak in the younger Dead Sea, you’ll realise that age is nothing but an ever-growing collection of moments frozen in time.
So you’ve already hit Italy’s best-known highlights – Rome, Milan, Florence – so now it’s time for the big guns. Often ruled out for travellers in their 20s due to time and money constraints, Sicily is the ideal destination for singles travel groups in their 30s. This Mediterranean island has it all – secluded villages, dramatic volcanic landscapes with natural hot springs, ancient sites and pretty baroque towns. Sample street food in Palermo and delve into the rich food culture of Syracuse at the lively Mercato di Ortigia on Culture Trip’s 10-day small-group adventure.
Colombia is one of the most exciting destinations for singles travel groups in their 30s, and you’ll be amazed from the moment you set foot in the graffiti-strewn streets of Bogotá. However, this eight-day trip focuses on the Colombian Andes. Once you leave the city, you’ll road-trip to a height of 3,700m (12,100ft) as you travel into the Zona Cafetera. This is where Colombia’s best coffee is grown, and you can sample it as you pass through local farms and plantations. Cross over the mountains and descend to Medellín, where the trip ends with a transformative guided walk through the city’s once-troubled districts.