Darnell Lamont Walker

Darnell Lamont Walker, a self-professed traveling foodie, has been found sitting at tables eating baby goat sweetbreads, drinking tequila, and laughing loudly with strangers. The writer, filmmaker, artist, and sometimes photographer puts happiness above all.
  • Nine Fare Society: Cracks + Lights

    Simply put, I want to go to a beautiful place with beautiful people and talk, eat, drink, and open up. I want to build new sanctuaries that burn once we leave and I want to fall in love with everyone I come into contact with while there. We’ll talk...
  • “Don’t Touch My F*cking Seat” & Other Rules When Flying

    I know your goal this holiday season isn’t primarily to keep me happy, or any season really, but for the remained of this write-up, let’s pretend it is; for the culture. After a redeye then a very early morning flight from my layover with very little sleep because...
  • “Home” is where the traveler ain’t. Stop asking.

    Travelers, backpackers, explorers, and magic bean buyers are tired of going home (read: where they grew up) for holidays and birthdays and weddings and births. Truth is, many of us choose home as a last resort; a place to where we must return because we’ve run out of money...
  • 5 Best Cold Places To Travel In Winter

    Winter is coming! For the past five years, I’ve successfully avoided the intense cold that comes with winter, skipping over to Johannesburg to soak up the heat and a little bit of rain every so often, or even just a puddle skip to Los Angeles where I can wear...
  • Best Gifts For Backpackers + True Travelers

    On Twitter, @DanteHarker wrote: “@PassportREQ I’m wanting inspiration for interesting gifts for backpackers – any thoughts? thanks 🙂 #travel” Honestly, it’s something I never considered, so I’m glad he asked and we get a chance to create this amazing list of gifts for those courageous folks who go into...
  • Joshua Tree + Sunsets + Things

    It wasn’t the version of Joshua Tree I imagined, the one I’d view through the invisible shades placed on my face by an eighth of shrooms or an Ayahuasca ceremony, but still, it was incredibly marvelous. Time didn’t stop, but it plodded by, lessening the intensity of the blue...
  • Rachel Travels + Why All Black Folk Should

    What could easily be a pickup line from the slightly above average man to the regular-degular woman, was a simple understanding on my part of the life Rachel Hill is currently conquering, and with a smile no less. “When was your last home-cooked meal? Let’s make that happen for...
  • Sex in the Airbnb or Nah?

    Hotel alternatives are launching quickly and more and more of us are taking full advantage, getting more out of those few vacation hours our bosses hesitantly give us. After all, it makes no sense to pay $100 per night for two double beds and a nightstand on the outskirts...
  • Beyond Charlottesville: We Out!

    Darnell Lamont Walker, a Charlottesville native and Charlottesville High School alum, Zy Bryant, a current Charlottesville High School student and activist, and Passport Required, will take Charlottesville Area high school students to South Africa for a cultural exchange experience of a lifetime. “Imagine what could happen if you show...