Travel Blog

  • 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...
  • Joshua Tree + Sunsets + Things

    It wasn’t the version of Joshua Tree I imagined, the one I’d view through the invisible shades placed on my face by an eighth of shrooms or an Ayahuasca ceremony, but still, it was incredibly marvelous. Time didn’t stop, but it plodded by, lessening the intensity of the blue...
  • Sex in the Airbnb or Nah?

    Hotel alternatives are launching quickly and more and more of us are taking full advantage, getting more out of those few vacation hours our bosses hesitantly give us. After all, it makes no sense to pay $100 per night for two double beds and a nightstand on the outskirts...
  • Berlin In Autumn: Things To Do.

    “One of the things I love most about Germany, especially Berlin,” he said, “is that it acknowledges its wrongdoings and the people try their hardest to make up for the sins of their grandparents.” And I knew then why I felt so welcomed and why so many of my...
  • Go to Prague, They Said: Ten Things

    It must have been God that put our Airbnb in the same building as an Indian restaurant and a Vietnamese restaurant. He knows my heart, even when I sometimes doubt him. No matter in what country, city, province, or chicken truck I found myself, I’d always meet travelers who’d...
  • How To Find Drugs When Traveling.

    Like Daddy Fat Sacks, I’d just puffed a whole order of that Presidential, my heart was beating so damn fast. And I sat there, stuck, wondering why I went back on my promise to never smoke weed again. But hey, I was traveling, I met some strangers, and much...
  • 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...
  • Nobody Called Me A Nigger Today: Notes On Traveling While Black & American

    There’s a train line not far from Anne Frank’s house and it’s not clearly defined where the humans should walk, so I walked down the middle of the street to steer clear of the bikes that already almost killed me several times. Fingers tapped my shoulder, fingers attached to...
  • The Nine Fare Society: Feast & Reconciliation

    Simply put, I want to go to a beautiful place with beautiful people and talk, eat, drink, and open up. I want to build new sanctuaries that burn once we leave and I want to fall in love with everyone I come into contact with while there. We’ll talk...