• Jumping the Fence

    I had only 2 goals in mind for my road trip to New Orleans, visit ExhibitBe and eat my bodyweight in beignets.After successfully gorging myself on beignets, it was time to complete the next item on my list. I pulled up to the dilapidated yet colorful former housing project...
  • “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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • I Ditched My Child To Travel Alone & It’s Not Abandonment

    My eyes are burning and when I loosen the grip on my passport my pointer finger twitches slightly. Seven days… Just a week, but the pit in my stomach feels like a hole large enough to engulf the entire terminal. I haven’t bitten my nails in years, but I...
  • Bum A Ride: Not Your Mother’s Hitchhiking!

    Finally, I’m no longer ashamed of my travel behavior and ready to admit it out loud: I am a hitchhiker. Oh! I also pull over for hitchhikers and drop them where they need to go! Finally, there’s an app and a website for people like me! While some call...
  • 3 Men & A Bike: Cycling The World

    I watched a pickpocket work the crowd in the Champs-Élysées McDonalds in 2013, stealing watches, wallets, and almost a camera until me and the woman holding the camera chased him down, making him give up all the goods. Since, I’ve been prepared for almost anything that may happen in...
  • Maybe I’ll Go. Maybe I’ll Stay: A French Road Trip

    Our first night, we found ourselves so deep in conversation in a stranger’s living room in St. Tropez that we forgot to listen to J. Cole rap, “Roll up and smoke my sins away /
I’d like to go to St. Tropez / Maybe I’ll go, maybe I’ll stay
/ Maybe...
  • Traveling & Iconic Photos With Elton Anderson

    Neither of us packed properly for early Spring in Marrakech, me in shorts and a thin American Apparel t-shirt and Elton in joggers and a tank on the shaded rooftop of Souk Café with a cool breeze flowing through our clothes. Having successfully avoided winter for years via first...