backpacking

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sneaking On Trains in Oslo. Because It’s So F**king Expensive

    The Euro and Sterling Pound is down or the dollar is down, or something is up. I never keep my eyes on the exchange because I never go shopping and I only spend money on food. Whatever the exchange is, it won’t stop me from supplying my beautiful chiseled...
  • Backpacking & Not Dying: How to B(L)ackpack

    Over the last couple of years, Black folks trekking the planet has become more and more common and it’s simply amazing! Especially knowing most of us came from households where “don’t do that or you’re gonna end up in a ditch” poured from mothers’ lips as often as Kool-aid...
  • Life’s Absolutely Grand & Washington, DC

    In DC last night, me and my absolutely amazing friend, Janna M. Hall (click to check her out), hosted a happy hour at El Centro D.F. On 14th street to celebrate everything we smile about. We did this with our friends who had things to smile about also. How freaking...
  • Untarnished, Fleeting Moments. Wow!

    The thing I find about being an adult, and being a traveler (the way i travel) is that every moment I’ll experience, and every emotion that creeps up behind those moments will soon be leaving. Can you recall that moment in life, childhood perhaps, when everything inside and out...
  • Things To Remember When Traveling

    Things To Remember: 1. Someone in McDonalds will speak English 2. Pret A Manger, Starbucks, McDonalds have free wifi 3. Most major airports are open 24 hours if you are in desperate need of a place to sleep 4. Ignorance exists EVERYWHERE, no matter how beautiful the country 5....
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  • End Up There Anyway

    I once ended up in Idaho by mistake. Looking for something to eat, and BAM, “Welcome to Idaho,” it said. Not a place I thought I’d ever end up. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always considered myself a citizen of the world (not really always, but since 2nd grade...