To us, travel is about discovering your

Unknown Unknowns.

New tastes and smells in magical places you never knew existed.


Big Hellos to strangers and sad goodbyes to new friends.


What good is travel if you don’t have someone to share these moments with?


Someone who can parrot back, “Hey, do you remember that time when…?"


Wild, crazy moments. The kind of moments you wonder were even real.


Friends to share the best and worst parts with, and every second in between.


Steam escaping your pot over fire, everyone passing around warmth hungry and tired.

Wrestling with the fear and the doubt each night– 

it's too hard, too cold, too far to climb.

Turn back now, forget your dream existed.


And then the eruption of joy and relief as you summit the mountain as a team.


When curiosity and wonder serve as your compass to explore the world.

When you are just in awe as your unknowns become known,

and this is all forever etched into your memory.


When home is no longer a place...


Home is a feeling.


It is the moment you are around people you care about uncovering the truth of the world, anywhere in the world. 



We Travel To Deepen Knowledge of The World, Its Inhabitants, and Ourselves.

Under 30 Nomads was created to enable young travelers to get up and go. We are a community that focuses on obliterating every obstacle to travel we can: dirt cheap plane tickets, kickass community of fucking awesome people, 

And while it is lovely to experience our differences, we are more interested in finding our commonalities. We live in a new era of globalization where it is critical that what affects us in Chicago ripples forth to affect us in Taiwan. We are one.

The nomad movement was born out of the desire for freedom where we thought there was none. Nomads tend to be independent, self-sufficient, badass adventurers who are ready to make a difference.

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We want to help you do work that matters anywhere in the world.  Some of us have no "home" to speak of while others choose a base to launch off from. We are an eclectic bunch that knowingly chooses a lifestyle filled with uncertainty, adventure, and fun. Our community commits to treat the communities we visit as ethically and sustainably as possible. We travel mindfully to ensure this beautiful Earth we love is not harmed by our behaviors or actions.

Nomads Membership Perks:

  • Join our Closed Facebook Group where we offer recommendations, event opportunities, and travel hacking tips to make your dollar go further.

  • Invitations to our Nomads-Only Meetups around the world and our specially rated trips. Our experiential Nomad Trips are specially created for our community of young, impact-driven travelers.

  • Our Members-Only section of this website packed with secrets on how to fly and live abroad for free and how to pull off long-term travel.

  • Connect with other Nomads through our Contact Directory. You can link up with members from around the world to find a spot to crash, meet a new local friend, or even partner up to travel together.

  • An unparalleled Nomad Resource List that will help kickstart your travels whether you're just starting out or you've been at it for quite a long time. This includes our Under 30 Opportunities Listing for location-independent jobs, Google Drive of downloadable PDFs, and monthly online Hangouts to meet other Nomads.




We tailor our tours to what challenges our nomads mentally, physically, and spiritually while supporting local communities. Be the first to know when our first trips launch!

Did you know?

Under 30 Nomads was originally AirfareAid, a website tailored to Millennials from all backgrounds to source extremely cheap airfare, and we're talking $300 RT from U.S.A. to Asia kind of cheap. Our goal was to make flying as affordable and accessible as possible for all.

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