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Washington DC Meetups

"I loved that the trip itinerary was pre-arranged (no planning or research required!) and chock-full of cultural activities led by the local people, rather than overly touristy diversions."
-Ben Anderson

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Ben Anderson

I'm Ben and I've been living and working in the Washington DC metro area for the last four years. I'm from the Appalachian mountains of southwestern Virginia, where I did not have much international exposure growing up. Yet, I have been fascinated by travel and different cultures for as long as I can remember. As a little kid, I kept a foreign currency collection, populated by the travels abroad of extended family members. Fast forward to today and I've been to four continents and 20 countries and counting.

My first trip with U30X was to Bali. Not knowing anyone beforehand, I wasn't really sure what to expect, but on the trip I met a diverse group of people who shared my desire to travel and have rich cultural experiences. It was a fun group and we were able to connect quickly and have meaningful, often deep, conversations.


Paige Bearden

Hi everyone, my name is Paige! I'm originally from Michigan but now live in DC and work as a NICU nurse. I love my job and I the flexibility it gives me to travel. I'm trying to explore a new part of this awesome planet every season.

I went on the Explore Costa Rica trip to the rain forest and the beach. I picked this trip  because I was able to  meet two awesome groups of people and see a many different parts of the country.