Traveling with friends

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Survivors Guide to Passport Required: Costa Rica Edition

    In my MTV Real World intro voice: 7 strangers decided to go on a trip… To find out what it’s like… To travel with random people… To random places… There’s a variety of reasons I could give to explain why I decided to take Darnell Lamont Walker up on...
  • To Those Who Always Back Out Of Traveling

    Dear People Who Always Say They’re Going Then Back Out At The Last Minute: Stop doing that. Stop lying to yourself and your friends and leaving them disappointed with your Kanye Shrugged shoulders. When the price was given, you knew your inability to save money and your unnecessary life...
  • Road Trips & Roanoke, VA & Gatlinburg, TN

    I hate that most of my friends hate being in a car for more than a couple of hours. It’s led to me going on many solo road trips in my adulthood. It’s become nothing for me to jump in the car, drive in any direction until something looks...
  • JoBurg : The Belly of the Beast

    It’s impossible to write while inside the belly of the beast, hey? The senses are being attacked; perhaps sight more than anything. It’s funny though, because the belly of this beast was beautifully dark. Still sight was the greatest of them all. Never in my life, probably not even...
  • Fly With Me: Bogotá, Colombia

    Passport Required’s first international trip to Bogotá, Colombia was absolutely amazing; from the food to the people. The adventures were plentiful, the laughs were loud, and the art was…colorful and unforgettable. This is Colombia, not Columbia, through our eyes. La Candelaria, the Graffiti Tour, Monserrate, Usaquén, Zona T, and...
  • Bogota, Uber, This Rain, and Narcos

    This is PassportRequired.Com’s first group trip, and it’s far too exciting. It’s what we’ve been dreaming about for so long, and to see if finally happening is amazing, and there’s only one way from here: UP! After two planes, one Megabus, one Amtrak, one shuttle, and two more planes,...
  • Intersections & Second Chances & Good Food: Paris

    As a wanderer, I love getting lost. The way my heart beats when nothing around me is familiar is amazing. Strangers must become friends for a few minutes, and everything in sight becomes a tool that might be needed in the escape. After the ticket is purchased, I rarely...