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As a Master’s student, I found that my school break really didn’t align with many of my friend’s corporate work schedules. I felt like this was one of my last opportunities to take advantage of having a winter break and I needed to use the opportunity to reset and refresh. Going into any new situation can be nerve-wracking, especially traveling with strangers but I really appreciated that U30X set up a pre-Facebook group trying to facilitate connection prior to the trip. As far as the trip itself goes, I loved that we weren’t doing just a typical beach resort vacation but really got exposed to the culture in Mexico. I also really enjoyed the flexible schedule that allowed time for ourselves. While we were active, it wasn’t overwhelming and there were things to opt in or out of depending on how we felt.

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The trip was more than I realized I needed. Besides being a refresher for my brain, it helped me reset my goals (TRAVEL MORE! – among others) and values. I realized how caught up I get in my day-to-day activities and how easy it can be to lose sight of the bigger picture when doing that. I also realized that happiness is something you create, not something you can chase. Some of the people we met had nothing by American standards, yet were happier than us. I definitely took that attitude back home and worked to make sure I’m creating happiness in my daily life. It reminded me to be grateful for all that I have at home and that I even have the opportunity to explore a new culture.

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U30X is such an amazing travel community. Once your trip is over, the experience is not. They keep in touch with their alumni & provide platforms for travel questions, personal development, & community connections in your own backyard! If you're a young person looking to travel I highly recommend U30X!

There are not enough ways for me to describe how amazing this company is. After my first trip I always told people, it wasn't about the location, but the experience that u30x gave me. I have some of the best experiences of my life with u30x, and now a passion for travel. Also, their alumni community and groups are awesome too!

Traveling with U30X has been life changing for me. I've made lifelong friends with both travelers and staff. I can't come up with enough good things to say about the company, the people, and the experiences I've had!

Just returned from my second trip with Under30Experiences. My first trip was to the Costa Rica rainforest. My most recent trip was to Iceland. Both trips were such an amazing experience. I loved learning about Iceland and its origins. I enjoy the small groups and I made some great new friends! Recommend them for anyone wanting to travel alone or with a couple of friends.

I was so scared to travel abroad alone and then I came across their website and they made international travel so easy! And the people I’ve met on the trips are some amazing individuals! I’ve done 6 of their trips and plan on continuing to do even more!!

My Hike the Inca Trail trip was beyond amazing, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from a trip. Our leaders made us all feel instantly comfortable, and the group was fantastic. The trip was well planned and the hike was unforgettable. Memories to last a lifetime.

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