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.
  • Johannesburg: Nom Nom + Chug Chug

    While these are some of my favorite places in Johannesburg, it’s important that I tell you that customer service in South Africa is…well…hmm…lacking. Not everywhere, but in more places than not. So show up knowing this, and you shouldn’t have a problem. Although, most of these places are top...
  • 5 Ways To Leverage Sh*t For Travel

    I was asked to lead a Masterclass on travel by my dear and amazing and hopefully soon-to-be travel buddy, RachelTravels, teaching her subscribers how I’ve learned to leverage my talents and skills to make enough money to travel the world and never go broke. These were my notes. If...
  • Traveling For Likes: Don’t Be That Person

    I’m in several travel groups, friends with plenty of folks who’ve recently gotten that infamous travel bug bite, and I’m starting to notice something: Too many people are talking more about the traveling than they are about the places. They’re bragging about their ability to get to these places...
  • New Year’s Eve Destinations: Church Not Included

    Now that Thanksgiving (whether we celebrate or not) is over, we can finally start talking about what the hell we plan to do for New Year’s Eve. Yeah yeah, I know Christmas is next, but it’s probably safe to assume you’ll be with family or that one fling you...
  • South Africa & Travel & Happiness: An Interview

    It was DC on election night and I moved my flight back a day out of fear of being on a plane, an environment I’m unable to control, with a gaggle of racists when CNN, BBC, or whoever British Airways had on their entertainment channels, announced America’s new President-Elect....
  • Sex Tourism & Travel Groups

    Because there are some people who are okay with owning others and some who are okay with being owned, her husband doesn’t allow her to travel anymore with her travel group because he read someplace on a Yahoo article about sex tourism that travel groups are less about the...
  • Flying Standby: The Video

    The Thing About Flying Standby. Patience, as the cliché goes, is a virtue. Get to the airport an hour or so before the very first flight headed toward your destination, and be prepared to be at the airport all day, hoping and wishing. Things to know: 1. Show up...
  • Human Zoos & Tourists: Rio & Others

    Folks are flooding the streets and stadium seats in Rio to watch the runners, jumpers, throwers, lifters, and twisters and to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, lay-offs, and retirements. I urge them to try the ceviche, get a tattoo, grab a Filet-o-Fish out of the McDonalds in Ipanema, and stay the...
  • Go Fork Yourself: The November Trip

    Nov. 7 – 13 We’re headed to the food! For this trip, we’re teaming up with the amazing Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef, Jay Nichols of A Hungry Nomad and we invite you to satiate your wanderlust with an experience for the senses. See, hear, touch, smell and taste your...