Changing the way we talk about travel

Don’t Go Unless is the official podcast of Don’t Go Travel, providing norm-challenging content for discerning travelers. Join us for biweekly episodes for a country-by-country discussion of how to make sure that your next trip is one that is fulfilling, meaningful, and doesn’t further entrench toxic cycles that have led to overtourism and ultimately the depletion of resources, cultures, and the environment.

Belize Please Don't Go Unless

Have you ever realized how well you might just… *click* with another traveler? Do you wonder if that means that you're kinda wired the same way, or if there's something else going on? We won't find an easy answer, but in today's episode I speak with someone who's nearly the opposite of my traveler's persona, yet we frequently approach and experience travel in very similar ways. Does that kind of compatibility lead us to explore the same place in the same way? We'll look at our experiences on short trips to the country of Belize for answers.  Tippe Morlan is a city planner and world traveler, having visited 79 countries at the time of this airing. She has a podcast called Just One More Trip and occasionally podcasts about her travel experiences. She recently spoke at TEDxSaltLakeCity on the topic of Binge Travel, and spends all her free time figuring out where to travel next.
  1. Belize Please
  2. Tunisia with Jess Lee
  3. Myanmar
  4. Botswana
  5. Beneath Tulum

About the show

Each episode is edited to run under 30 minutes, perfect to fit into your regular routine. During that time, Graham Marsden will interview a traveler or a tour/experience provider specializing in the country for that episode. Whether you have plans and dreams to visit that specific country or not, we hope you’ll tune in regularly to learn more about places you’d otherwise never imagine visiting. What’s particularly unique about the show is that we will review various aspects of a country through the lens of the online Traveler’s Persona assessment tool offered at dontgo.travel. What type of traveler are you? Take the quiz and listen along for can’t-miss tips on how to make the most of your next vacation.

About the host

Our first episode serves as an introduction to the show and its host, Graham Marsden. Graham is the founder and CEO of Don’t Go Travel. A survivor of childhood cancer, Graham has made the extra effort to see and experience as much of the world as he can, all while holding down a non-profit job with limited annual vacation leave. Graham currently works from his home in Denver, CO, USA, where he lives with his wife and dog. He is a fastidious collector of DVDs, Pokémon, countries, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

As the world’s destinations emerge from this COVID slumber, and reawaken to welcoming visitors from near and far, those who are lucky enough—and dedicated enough—will absolutely be traveling again. If you’re not sure whether your next trip can meet a higher standard, we’d rather you skip it. And if you DO go, we want you to be a Don’t Go traveler.

More than half of the world’s population, living in cities, have seen clearer skies for the last few months than perhaps at any time in their lifetime. Are cities ready to welcome back throngs of visitors and crowds of tourists? Is yesterday’s industry ready to adapt to tomorrow’s travelers? We’re not sure the answer is yes, unless…