R+B singer Alicia Keys has decided she wants to retire by the age of 30 - so she can spend the rest of her life travelling the world.
The 27-year-old star often finds herself exasperated by the pressures of fame and in 2006 she took a break from music and travelled to Egypt to recuperate.
And the Fallin' hitmaker insists that she hopes to be able to bow out of the entertainment industry in the next few years, so she can start enjoying her time.
She says, "I am working hard now so I have the choice to retire when I want.
"I would like to travel the world and stay in places instead of having to move on like I do now. I want to experience difference cultures."