Hostels

  • Liberia, Costa Rica: Things To Do & My Friends Who Did Them Wrong

    It took only a few hours to realize most of my friends who’ve come to the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica never really saw Costa Rica. Before coming, they all said the same “make sure you do…” things and quickly I realized how American and comfortable those things were,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Go To London.

    An 8PM straight flight from Los Angeles to London Town was much needed. No rushing, and I was able to say goodbye to all the folks who mean something and were available that day. Well, most of them. Even some who weren’t so significant. Crystal Marie Grant looked out...
  • 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...