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Crater of Villarrica

Don’t Skip: Pucon, Chile

Intro to Pucon Many of the destinations in the Don’t Skip series are off the beaten track. That’s not the case with Pucon, which is hardly unknown. As a matter…

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Don’t Skip: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Intro to Ollantaytambo The town of Ollantaytambo lies at the intersection of three valleys, at the western end of the Sacred Valley region in Peru. Traditionally, it was a place…

Spectacle Bridge Nagasaki

Don’t Skip: Nagasaki, Japan

Intro to Nagasaki Fishing village to busy port Modern visitors to Nagasaki may not realize there’s a lot more to the city’s history than its sad title as one of…

Beautiful landscape near Montagu

Don’t Skip: Montagu, South Africa

Intro to Montagu Known as the Gateway to the Karoo, Montagu is a quaint town known for fruit, hot springs and outdoor activities. A scenic, two-hour drive from Cape Town, Montagu makes…

Bajo Fisherman

Don’t Skip: Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Intro to Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo lies on the westernmost coast of the island of Flores in Indonesia. Known best for its proximity to Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo does see…

Qingdao Seaside

Don’t Skip: Qingdao, China

Intro to Qingdao We visited Qingdao quite unintentionally, but it turned out to be a great stop. Located at the southern tip of the Shandong peninsula, this charming port city…

St. Kitts Scenic Church

Don’t Skip: St. Kitts

Intro to St. Kitts The little island of St. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts from afar in 1493, but it wasn’t colonized until the British arrived in 1623. It…

Nice seat huh?

Don’t Skip: Jeju Island, South Korea

Intro to Jeju Island Jeju is marketed as the “honeymoon island,” popular with couples who take the opportunity to visit Love Land and the Museum of Sex after their walks on the…

Becaks, Yogyakarta

Don’t Skip: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Intro to Yogyakarta, Indoniesia Jogjakarta (Yogyakarta, or, locally, Jogja) was our last stop in Indonesia after a month of exploring in Bali, diving in the Gilis and Flores, relaxing in…

Sunset Cruise

Don’t Skip: Kratie, Cambodia

Intro to Kratie, Cambodia Kratie may be the capital of the province of the same name, but it feels like a very small town. Set along the Mekong River in…