• Becoming A Drug Mule & Other Ways To Make Money Abroad

    I talk often about the benefits of hostels. I’ve learned the art of coexisting in limiting spaces, I’ve made amazing friends in strange places who invite me to visit them in their home and I invite them to mine, and most recently I’ve learned the art of hustling and...
  • Reason #4876 I Love Hostels

    After the amazing paella, jazz, mojitos, and stroll around our neighborhood, we arrived back at 12:12 Hostel and took a seat in the common area to work on a few plans for the days to come, listening to our table neighbors share stories about their day, previous days, lives...
  • Win a Free Night in a Hostel

    Hey Hey Hey Folks. Guess what’s happening over here at Passport Required! Well, we’re working on convincing more and more people to open themselves to the world, and that, of course, includes staying in hostels, one of Darnell Lamont Walker’s favorite things to do. We want to pay for...
  • Let A Hostel Be Your Friend When You Travel

    So you love to travel, right? Well I hear you. So do I.  Many people tend to be a little “highfalutin” (as my mother would say) when it comes to accommodations. They want to find 5-star hotels.  What that translates to is higher price tags. The alternative is a...
  • Waka Waka Hostel

    I Stayed at the awesome Waka Waka Hostel in the Marrakech Medina! It was DOPE! If you’re going to visit, and you’re a fan of hostels and amazing people like the ones I had a chance to break bread with, this is the place for you! Each time I...
  • I Love Hostels. Not The Movies.

    Hostels: I highly recommend hostels. They are great ways to meet others who are traveling the world. Listen to their stories, their Do’s and Don’ts, their nightmare situations, and places to avoid. In Barcelona I shared a room with 15 others, all strangers, and had an amazing time, and...