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Before my internship ended, my boss strongly encouraged me to take time off and travel before my graduate program began. With such short notice, I knew I would have to solo travel – a new and daunting experience. After perusing the web, Under30Experiences struck me as the obvious choice based off the abundance of positive reviews, diversity of trips offered, and appealing itineraries.

My first Under30 Trip was France to Spain, which took us from Paris to Burgundy, Annecy, Chamonix, Costa Brava, and Barcelona. It was refreshing to be surrounded by unique, travel-loving individuals from all across the country, who eventually became dear friends. Our group had a fun synergy of mixed personalities with a diversity of careers and travelers between the ages of 24-34. The group sizes allow you to genuinely get to know everyone on some level.

Under30 gets you out of the hustle and bustle of major cities and into the heart of countries where culture is vibrantly displayed in small to mid-size towns. I cannot begin to convey my appreciation for Lindsey Dukes & Lauren Coffey, our fearlessly fun trip leaders. Because ground transportation, hotels, most meals, and several activities were covered and planned out ahead of time, I was able to seep in the beauty and culture of France and Spain and be fully present, without having to worry about the logistics of the trip.

Under30 has successfully created a unique “secret sauce” of planned activities included in an exciting itinerary mixed with freedom to explore on your own. I experienced independence and comradery; physical activity like hiking, biking and relaxation on Spanish beaches; a swanky lunch in Costa Brava and a self-serving beer bar in the Swiss Alps. You will never feel limited on an Under30 Trip, but always supported to get outside your cultural comfort zone and make lifelong, joyful memories through travel.

Following my U30X Trip, I’ve found myself more engaged with others and less with my phone. I’ve re-emphasized building relationships with others and place more value in experiences through travel over earthly possessions. I’m more open-minded when it comes to accepting others (and trying new foods).

I dare anyone to go on an Under30Experiences trip and not have fun. See you all on the Ireland, Scotland, London trip this May!

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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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