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Welcome to the Don't Go Unless podcast page! Before we dive in, it’s probably helpful to cover a few things that this show is NOT about. This is NOT about creating long lists of places you’ll never see. This is NOT a show that is going to tell you to get that perfect instagram shot. This is NOT a show designed to regurgitate the typical, vapid travel lists that we’ve all grown so weary of.

This is a show to challenge your assumptions, to ignite your imagination, and to inform your next trip, and every one after that, so each can be the trip of a lifetime. 

Nov 1, 2021

Despite rampant overtourism, one of the most amazing natural landscapes to explore in North America is the cenotes of México's Yucatan Peninsula. In this episode, we discuss the types of travelers that tend to visit Cancun and Tulum, and what makes the cenotes such a unique destination for adventure sport enthusiasts.


Jul 3, 2021

Some destinations can stymie you as a traveler. Weather conditions in remote locations can make or break a trip, when it's just a few days. Another way you can risk ruining a short trip is choosing the wrong travel companion. In today's episode, we'll hear from a traveler that decided to take a guest on an...


May 27, 2021

It's natural for most of us to have a travel bucket list. Some travelers, however, are hard-wired to do everything in their power to check off those countries and those experiences.

In today's episode we will once again speak with our friend Samer Kawar, this time about the country of Guyana. We'll hear about...


May 10, 2021

Some destinations are so steeped in history and tradition, that their eternal truths are inescapable and unavoidable. In this episode, Graham Marsden talks to a travel company founder about his time living in Syria, and we'll compare notes about our observations of the temporary political realities playing out against...


Apr 27, 2021

Solo female traveler Katie Aune recounts impressions from her visit to the reclusive country of Turkmenistan, which was part of a broader, year-long trip across the former Soviet republics. 

The two discuss striving for authenticity in a socially repressive regime, and many of the relatively unknown natural features of...