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Don’t Go Unless is the official podcast of Don’t Go Travel, providing essential content for discerning travelers. When we get regular production up and running, you’ll be able to join us each week for a country-by-country discussion of how to make sure that your next trip is one that is fulfilling, meaningful, and doesn’t feed into toxic cycles that have led to overtourism and ultimately the depletion of resources, cultures, and the environment.

Introduction to Personas Don't Go Unless

Introducing show host Graham Marsden, and an interview with travel psychologist Dr. Mia Mulrennan. The two discuss the new Traveler's Persona assessment from Don't Go Travel and talk about the future of travel as the world looks toward reopening after COVID.

About the show

Each episode should run less than 30 minutes. During that time, the show host 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 imaging 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…