darnell Lamont walker

  • A Gay Friendly World: Go. Be Safe. Be Free.

    Too often, while traveling and connecting, we hear about horrendous acts against members of the LGBTQ community. These acts by ugly people put fear into the hearts of others and prevents them from going out into the world. While we fight for peaceful living for LGBTQ folks, and for...
  • 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...
  • Traveling While Vegan & Staying Sane

    Bring snacks This is absolutely essential. Before you leave town, stock up on easy-to-carry healthy(ish) emergency snacks. Energy bars, dried fruit, trail mix, nuts. (If there’s a Trader Joe’s near you, you’ve hit the motherload.) On short trips (10 days or less), get one snack for each day you’ll...
  • Come My Tan-Faced Children. Come Fly With Me.

    Life is about the adventure, the excitement, the thrill, and the pioneering. Passport Required is looking for the pioneers to join the explorations into the unknown. We detachments steady throwing, Down the edges, through the passes, up the mountains steep, Conquering, holding, daring, venturing as we go the unknown...
  • Summer’s Best Events For Travelers

    Summer didn’t have to die when you started paying bills! The world comes alive with the sun and the hills come alive with the sound of music and laughs and tomatoes smacking against the face. You should be out there being smacked in the face, lifted onto a giant’s...
  • Romance, Love, and a Creep with a Camera

    Admittedly, I’m such a creep when I travel. Since falling in love with Robert Doisneau’s 1950 “Le Baiser De L’Hotel De Ville” in the mid-90’s, I’ve become slightly obsessed with photographing romance and unsuspecting kissing couples. I found these lovers in Amsterdam and Paris while on Passport Required’s April Trip....
  • 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...
  • Books As Passports & Notes On Copenhagen

    Through books, I’d traveled the world a hundreds time over before I reached adulthood, navigating France (Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin) like I navigated my middle school hallways, falling in love in Ethiopia (An Ethiopian Romance by Heliodorus of Emesa) like I fell in love with Miranda in my...
  • 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...