Half The World Away

Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

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13 reviews
May 25 - 29, 2018
Group size: 1-25
Half The World Away
Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

Passport Required
  • Email address verified
13 reviews

$925
Deposit: $400
May 25 - 29, 2018
Group size: 1-25

About this trip

This is a trip that should have happened a long time ago. But as the cliché goes: Better Late Than Never, hey? 


We're exploring new elements. 


We're going to another world, another place, another galaxy, and it'd be amazing if you came along. Who else would be so perfect in these conditions, but you?


Are we really going to Iraq? Naw.


Of course you've read how these trips work. What to expect, what not to ask, what not to bring, and what happens if you die out there? Hahaha! I'm kidding. But read here: CLICK


Who: Me + You + Yo Mama + Yo Cousins, too.


What: A true adventure. A beautiful view. A giving and a taking! 


When: May 25 - 29


Where: I Just Told You It's A Secret! 


Why: Because you promised yourself you'd be better than you were last year. 


Cost: $925 (Include Airfare From MIA + Lodging)


Initial Deposit Due By: Feb 25

Final Payment: April 1

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KH
A Passport Required trip is something I had been promising myself for years. I'm usually more of a planned vacationer and the spontaneity and uncertainty of it caused me to hesitate. But I got one of the company's "What are you waiting for?" emails and had to really ask myself, "What am I waiting for?" I booked the trip like two days later. Being anxious for over two months about where we were going, including the spoof location he gave us a month out to Fucking, Austria, all played into my excitement for the trip. Little did I know that a flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands for King's Day would end up taking us to Strasbourg, France; Dusseldorf, Cologne, and the Black Forest, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Luxembourg; and back to Nordwijk and Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was a fun-filled trip with 11 strangers and life lessons. The first being never lose sight of Darnell because he's tall and walks fast and seems to forget he's got 10 people trying to follow him. You've got a Google Map pin at the car's location, right? Good. He'll meet you back there and have fun in foreign lands in his absence. He's busy trying to see it all, do it all, eat it all and so should you be. But that's fine. It gives you time to meet new people, see new things, and have new adventures. Whether that's climbing the hills of the Black Forest in a wide car with narrow roads and a cliff face right beside your window (don't try this at home, kids), to finding a local couchsurfing event and spending the evening listening to music on a stranger's floor with 30 other people, trying to crash a ticketed event at a hotel after getting free cookies, or accidentally breaking a picture frame after a fantastic dinner and departing a restaurant before the owners can get their bearings about it, the world is your oyster. From deep talks during long drives to bearing witness to one of Darnell's dreams coming true, this was one of my best trips abroad. I left friends and family at home worrying about me traveling to places unknown with people unknown (though we were friends by the time we made it back to the airport home). I hate to disappoint them because I can't wait to book my next Passport Required trip. Friends, you coming?
In 1985, John Hughes delivered the cult classic "The Breakfast Club". The tagline was "They only met once, but it changed their lives forever". No truer words could be used to describe this Passport Required trip. Eleven strangers came together for kicks and shenanigans. This trip was everything I hoped it would be and more. From getting lost in The Black Forest to crashing a party in Luxembourg to attending a living room concert in Köln, we were never short on adventure. I admit that it was unnerving to travel to an unknown destination with people I had never met, but I wouldn't change a thing. Sometimes you have to let go and ride the wind. We started this trip as strangers, ended as old friends, and life will never be the same.
By Eronica King for April Trip, The Infamous. on May. 07, 2018
So in a nutshell its like this, last year I decided I needed and wanted to try something different and do something totally different for my birthday in 2018. I love my homies, friends, family but a party or even nice dinners, well I could do those pre and post my actual Birthday day, I thought No, what I knew I wanted to do since last summer was travel somewhere out of the country, simple as that. While I have been so blessed and fortunate to travel abroad extensively in Europe, So. America, etc., the one place I had never traveled to was the Far East and any part of Asia. Imagine my very pleasant surprise after finding out from Passport Required Trip organizer Darnell Lamont Walker who is amazing at planning different and unique kinds of experiential destination trips around the globe (literally he has been to so many far off places round the world thus far..)that we were headed to Hong Kong, WTF!!!! It was a total of 4 of us and everyone was meeting for the 1st time, on the plane at LAX headed to Hong Kong. The trip did NOT disappoint and when I try to describe it to everyone since I have been back I usually just say it was a 110% perfect trip. From all the places we saw and walked around on the different islands, from Lantau Island, to Hong Kong Island, Macau, to small fishing villages where the people lived simply but happily, to being in the crazy cool metropolis of Hong Kong the metro city itself where certain aspects like the rush hour of people and its subway reminded me of NYC, the energy of the travel never stopped. We ate and ate, man did we eat, but it was all the local food markets and restaurants and the street meats as they were called in the different cities. I have never had so much Dim Sum in my life but loved every minute of it, some of us tried the deep Fried Pigeon (Uh-huh) that was on the menu at restaurants, to Fish Ball that was cooked on the street from the street vendors to some very delicious French toast (go figure..). We saw and walked up to The Big Buddha aka Tian Tan Buddha, and on Hong Kong Island they know how to party till wee hours in the am which is what we did the 1st night after dropping our backpacks off at the place we were staying, it started at the the Hard Rock and on to the many local bars, till the sun was coming up, so much fun. Darnell picked and showed us sights around all of Hong Kong that was a wonderful discovery each and every corner we turned and walked even if wasn't the street we needed to be in, it was fun and we always felt safe as group that if we got a bit lost Darnell and our group effort would get us back to our Main Street which is always what happened. From each day of walking between 8-9miles (an thats no exaggeration)it was an amazing experience combined with the local Hong Kongian people who were always kind and accommodating to us from small villages to the city, I have not a negative thing to say.. not one. I also feel like Aneesha, Shanice and of course Darnell are my new travel friends and extended family as that is how closely and how much we bonded. This trip that Darnell planned for us was special in so many ways for me personally and it just leaves me with a taste to see more of Hong Kong (you only need a Passport for there) to also wanting to see other parts of Asia as well like Japan, Tokyo, Taipei and you name it. Hopefully I will be doing some of those and more with Darnell and the crew with Passport Required, he is simply put a consummate, fun, deliberate and knowledgable travel leader who knew how to make every step on this journey and my Birthday that much more extra special for me personally. I will never forget it, and now where too next lol! Eric B
By Eric Brown for Scenic Route Into Yourself on Feb. 28, 2018
They say the best experiences often arise from engaging in the unexpected. I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and booked. It was scary at first all the unknown but well worth the risk. I visited places I would have never ventured to on my own & now have beautiful memories. I met some wonderful people, ate amazing food, & learned how to stop being a tourist and be a traveler. I will travel with Passport Required again.
By Melise Smith for The Pursuit of Joy on Feb. 25, 2018
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Our time in Peru was an experience to remember. The intimate group of five shared memorable stories, yelled across the table during a great debate and fellowshipped over delicious food. Our adventurous side came out in Huacachina, Peru as we screamed our way down the sand dunes. This is my second trip with PR and they only seem to be getting better. I highly encourage traveling with PR, you won't regret it.
By Ashley Kelley for Where The Sidewalk Ends. on Feb. 02, 2018
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