Half The World Away

Al-Mosul, Iraq

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9 reviews
May 25 - 29, 2018
Group size: 1-25
Half The World Away
Al-Mosul, Iraq

Passport Required
  • Email address verified
9 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)

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AK
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
RG
It wasn’t until the second or third day of our trip that I asked the obvious question, “how’d you hear about this?”. A GQ article introduced me to passportrequired. It lent credibility to doing all the things that my mom told me not to do, like not giving a stranger a large sum of money for the promise of something great. Travelling solo while black. It’s something “WE” don’t do. But travel and adventure beyond your comfort zone isn’t for any one race or skin tone. It belongs to those willing to embrace it. A few short months after I read the stories on passportrequired.com I spent a night sleeping on the floor of international departures at Pearson International with my backpack as a pillow and my jacket as a blanket; I had run a gauntlet and come out the other end a blackpacker. The group was small. Morally supporting a person defying their fear of heights while they climb a mountain overlooking a gorge makes for fast friends. High fives and words of support cost nothing, but can make you a friend in the Lou. We were looking to throw caution to the wind, or off a bridge when necessary. Bungee Jump for $20? Twist my rubber arm! This was exactly what I didn’t know I came for. Offers of Hawaiian Rolls - foolishly declined, Bulk Barn treats and candy I won from an arcade the night before I left sustained me between delicious local meals that we sat and ate together. Nothing really went wrong. When you have zero expectations you can't be disappointed. The run-ins with customs, the closed thermal bath, no one cared. The one sketchy part? The resort we checked into at 3am for a couple hours rest before shuttling off to the airport - that one with the wet bed - at least one of us said a prayer out loud for our uber driver’s return trip. I think we were mostly sketched out by being in such touristy surroundings; And wet bed sheets -- they got changed. Things don’t always go right or as expected. The trip was a reminder that if you commit to having a great time, step out of your box and embrace what's in front of you, nothing can go wrong. We were a family, for better or worse, we had gone through some shit. Laughing, sharing meals, sharing one bathroom -- making necessary bathroom rules. We got to know each other. We asked awkward questions and supported each other through it all; Throwing only as much shade as we knew a person could handle. That IS family. In San Salvador airport a call came out for passengers to give up their seats on our flight. Normally, not an option. But normal had shifted somewhere between sleeping on the ground and jumping off a bridge. Our group tried to take advantage of the upgrade - lounge access and a flight voucher. They only needed one. I learned a hard but valuable lesson, just like with the hawaiian rolls: if you want something and it's being offered, take it - politely or not (preferably politely) don't pass on the opportunities you want. That way when you’re writing your story you can talk all about the sweet taste of adventure, hawaiian rolls, and complimentary airline lounge drinks. Just like that beyond a pink pillar in the distance Darnell disappeared like a genie, wishes of travel and adventure being granted. In short, pay the man offering you the magic beans. It’s worth it! The money I sent to passportrequired was the best use of my dollars in 2017.
By Roger Grandison for For The Culture! on Feb. 01, 2018
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After I signed up for my passport required trip, I sat for a minute and thought, oh no, what have I done. Could I really go out of the country for the first time, with a bunch of people I didn’t know, and only take a backpack?? Especially, not having a clue where we would end up. The answer is I absolutely could, and I did. My trip to the Bahamas was an absolutely amazing experience. I did things I probably would never have done, and made friendships that I hope will last forever. I can’t wait to sign up for my next trip, and go somewhere equally as awesome, with some cool people. I can’t stop telling people what a fantastic opportunity this is. Definitely NO regrets!!!!
DB
We had an adventurous time in Jaco, Costa Rica, full of surprises and happy to be with people who can adjust on the fly
By D Brown for Nupes After HomeKoming on Nov. 05, 2017
NW
I had no idea of what to expect, but I was not disappointed. It was a great experience , waiting on the destination like Christmas. We were all complete strangers to start, but no one could tell by the end. I will definitely book another trip very spuerto Vallarta was great..locals, food, beaches and best hanging with new friends. oon with Passport Required.
By Nitasha Walder for Out There. on Aug. 15, 2017
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