• The Nine Fare Society: Feast & Reconciliation

    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...
  • I Lust For Adventure: Barcelona + Marrakesh

    “I lust for adventure.” These four words invaded my mind as I gazed at the Instagram pics, as I watched the YouTube recaps, and most recently (in 2016), as I read Darnell’s Blackpacking post. The feelings that engulfed me were a potpourri of thrilling and terrifying. My wanderlust peaked...
  • Survivors Guide to Passport Required: Costa Rica Edition

    In my MTV Real World intro voice: 7 strangers decided to go on a trip… To find out what it’s like… To travel with random people… To random places… There’s a variety of reasons I could give to explain why I decided to take Darnell Lamont Walker up on...
  • Air BnB: A Great Source for Your Rooming Needs

    I read a lot of travel-related articles, both online and in hardcopy format. There is an increase in the number of organizations that are renting apartments and condominiums for its traveling employees. That’s actually a smart financial idea, particularly if several employees are traveling. But it’s also a good...
  • Bogota, Uber, This Rain, and Narcos

    This is PassportRequired.Com’s first group trip, and it’s far too exciting. It’s what we’ve been dreaming about for so long, and to see if finally happening is amazing, and there’s only one way from here: UP! After two planes, one Megabus, one Amtrak, one shuttle, and two more planes,...
  • Life’s Grand : DC Happy Hour

    I call Janna M. Hall at least once a year and suggest we do something dope to celebrate our accomplishments since our last meeting. What’s better than a group of good people who aren’t just pursuing happiness, but living in it, and toasting to it? So here we are,...
  • Goodbye Oslo. Hello London. And Maya Angelou.

    We danced, and drank, and forgot we were pissed that Norway stopped selling liquor in stores at 6pm. The only food we had was the dark chocolate Hersey’s nuggets with almonds I accidentally bought, craisins, and the infamous crumbly ol’ Nature Valley bars. We danced anyway, shaking pretend sweat...
  • Traveling With Others

    Learning to travel with others can be as hard as learning German. In the past, I’ve traveled alone because my friends were quite flaky. Then the reason changed. I traveled alone because it was easier to do what I wanted, go where I wanted, see who I wanted to...