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Welcome to the Hop Skip Jump Blog, your gateway to the world’s hidden gems and travel secrets.

Whether looking for travel planning tips, seeking out-of-the-way destinations, or curious about updates on new tours, the Hop Skip Jump blog is your one-stop-shop for all things travel. The world is smaller than you think & our blog is here to show you why!

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Discover why a weekend in Austin is perfect for runners! Explore scenic trails, savor breakfast tacos, and unwind at Barton Springs. Plan your running getaway now!
Small group tours can provide intimate, authentic travel experiences & create friendships that last a lifetime. Contact Hop Skip Jump to join one today.
Let us help you decide how to visit Machu Picchu, be it scenic train rides to Aguas Calientes or the historic Inca Trail trek, in this concise guide.
We believe Peru travel should be about more than Machu Picchu. Learn about Peru's other ancient ruins, vibrant cities, breathtaking nature & delicious cuisine.
Check out our Digital Nomad Packing List suggestions for remote workers on the go. Essentials for productivity & mobility no matter where you are working.
Have limited time to explore the wonder that is India? Our handy guide can help you choose between North India vs South India based on a few major factors.
In a boon for adventurers, travel to Turkey just got easier for U.S. passport holders with the announcement that visas are no longer required. Read on for details & learn about our favorite Turkish destinations.
How to spend a day in the Columbia River Gorge & grab as many experiences as possible: hiking, relaxing, eating, drinking & taking it all in.
In 2014, I spent two weeks in Karatina, Kenya, running with local friends, weaving through vibrant villages & breathtaking terrains. Relive my journey of running & cultural immersion.
Learn how to plan a running route while traveling! Dive into tips, tools, and techniques for safe and scenic jogs in new terrains. See the world, one run at a time!

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