Travel Blog

  • 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....
  • I Lust For Adventure: Barcelona + Marrakesh

    “I lust for adventure.” These four words invaded my mind as I gazed at the Instagram pics, as I watched the YouTube recaps, and most recently (in 2016), as I read Darnell’s Blackpacking post. The feelings that engulfed me were a potpourri of thrilling and terrifying. My wanderlust peaked...
  • Johannesburg: Nom Nom + Chug Chug

    While these are some of my favorite places in Johannesburg, it’s important that I tell you that customer service in South Africa is…well…hmm…lacking. Not everywhere, but in more places than not. So show up knowing this, and you shouldn’t have a problem. Although, most of these places are top...
  • In It For the Long-Haul

    Sitting on a plane for 5+ hours can be excruciating, but it doesn’t have to be. You can feel like you’re right at home, from head to toe. I’ve used every single one of these methods and bruh, I felt so good. Read on. 1. Make sure your phone...
  • Go Fork Yourself: The November Trip

    Nov. 7 – 13 We’re headed to the food! For this trip, we’re teaming up with the amazing Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef, Jay Nichols of A Hungry Nomad and we invite you to satiate your wanderlust with an experience for the senses. See, hear, touch, smell and taste your...