Quest For Coddiwomplers : A Contest

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and here I am in Tom N Toms Coffee in Koreatown, sipping a sweet potato latte, thinking of amazing ideas to help spread this great feeling i’m experiencing to others. And bam! It hit me. For a little over a month now, I ‘ve been obsessed with the word “Coddiwomple.” It means to travel purposefully to a vague destination. My obsession led me to this great idea:

Send an amazing person to a vague destination with the sole purpose of experiencing something new. But who is this amazing person? Of course it’s you! Oh, but you need a little more information huh? And of course you want to know the catch. Okay, how’s this:

1. We promise the place we send you to won’t be anything like Chilligan’s Island from Martin, or like Jigsaw’s trap house on Saw. It will be a great place with fantastic energy and good people.

2. September 11, 12, 13 need to be open.

3. You will need an Instagram account, an open mind, and a positive attitude.

4. Passport Required will handle travel, lodging, and maybe even one meal.

That all sounds crazy easy, right? I mean, come on, who doesn’t have all those things? Okay, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make this happen for you:

  • Follow us on Instagram: PassportReq.
  • Upload a photo or video telling us what your purpose would be when you arrive at this unknown destination. Be genuine.
  • Tag @PassportReq in the photo & Hashtag #PassportReq #Coddiwomple.
  • Oh! Also put your City & State (& Country if outside of the US).
  • Check for Winner Announcement on August 28th, 2015.

  • And don’t worry, it’s not a popularity contest where we see who has the most likes on their photo. It’s all about purpose, excitement, energy, and being amazing. And before I forget, for this contest, while we encourage you to have a passport, it’s not required. But please look into applying! Today!

    Let the fun begin. We certainly look forward to the entries.

    Darnell Lamont Walker, a self-professed traveling foodie, has been found sitting at tables eating baby goat sweetbreads, drinking tequila, and laughing loudly with strangers. The writer, filmmaker, artist, and sometimes photographer puts happiness above all.