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A sudden rough patch in my personal life inspired me to travel. I felt a strong urge to see the world and experience more.

My parents are big travelers and helped me research some options. After looking into a couple of other young adult travel groups, I was set on U30X because when I contacted them, they made me feel like the trip would be comfortable and memorable.

My experience was nothing short of amazing! I was very nervous at first because it was my first time traveling alone, but every aspect of the experience far exceeded my expectations. From the moment my trip leader walked up to find me at the airport, I was greeted with compassion and excitement. It only got better from there!

As a teacher, understanding other cultures and the unique differences we bring to each other is very important to me. This trip enforced how powerful and magical building empathy and bridges with the world around us really is. One of the most memorable days was when we visited a family in a very in-need community. We cooked a meal with them and played with the children all afternoon! They taught us so much.

I still cannot get over the incredible people that I met. Within hours, each and every one of us became family; trip leaders included! There was not one person that I didn’t build a meaningful connection with. Everyone was so supportive and encouraging of one another as we shared all these new experiences together. We all brought unique and interesting life history and traits with us - it was so cool to learn about who everyone was. We still talk almost daily and have already begun planning when we can get together again!

This trip reminded me of who I was and who I want to be. I was able to be in an environment where personal life, work stress, and the day-to-day was left behind. It made me realize that travel is important to me and being apart of something bigger (the world!) is an amazing feeling that I don’t want to end!

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Heather T.

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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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