The Invitation: A Darnell Lamont Walker Birthday

Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

DW
Darnell Walker
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4 reviews
Feb 16 - 23, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
The Invitation: A Darnell Lamont Walker Birthday
Antarctic Great Wall Station, Antarctica

Darnell Walker
  • Email address verified
4 reviews

Feb 16 - 23, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

I want to hitchhike from Paris to Monaco and stop along the way to eat a late dinner on a farm with happy lovers and fresh milk. I want to feel the thunder rising from the ground as 12 bulls scuttle by in Pamplona.


I want to taste foods from Michelin-starred restaurants I can’t afford: Restaurant Le Meurice the next time I’m in Paris; Masa the next time I’m in New York with those friends who are never too busy.


I want to know chefs by their first names, and make cakes with laughing old women who never wrote down recipes. I want a loaf of good bread from a Spanish bakery to dip in oils from an Italian oil maker, and I want a bottle of good wine that isn’t for dessert. Then I want four more. I want Vodka with no chaser from a woman named Natasha, and Tequila with two worms; one for me and one for my drinking buddy.


I want summer’s night and the coolness of a distressed hardwood floor on my toes, thighs, belly and cheek. I want deep south winters and the warmth of a lover pressed to me. More Nina Simone covers by jazz bands on a stage in Montreal. I want to stand at the pinnacle and look over the edge and laugh as loud as I can for as long as I can at absolutely nothing.


Stand ankle deep in the Pacific with the sunshine slowly slumping into my beard, then my collarbone, then my bellybutton. Drift a canal. Stand in The Door of No Return in the House of Slaves. Run the wall. Climb the mountain. Find the bones of century old lovers. 


And I want you with me in the world. We'll toast to the years, to the laughs, and the gods. 


Dear Travelers: 


Before you agree, check out how the trip is gonna work. Click Here For FAQ's.

(I will not be answering questions you can find here)


Where: It's a Secret. (Find Out One Week Before)


PASSPORT REQUIRED. VISA NOT REQUIRED


Who's Coming: I only allow positive energy and amazing attitudes, so you don't have to worry about the folks who love to ruin other folks' trips with with negativity. A bunch of dope folks coming together. 


What Is It: A true adventure. We're exploring a beautiful stretch of land, dipping our toes in the waters, setting our eyes on the horizons, talking to strangers, running in the rain, and eating with wolves.  Sometimes, it's actually grabbing ice cream in some hole-in-the-wall behind a church in Strasbourg, France. You never know. Either way, you should be there. 


Departure Cities: NYC, DC, ATL | Other Cities May Be Available - ASK


Price: $2222. (Payment Plan Available - Over 7 Months)


Included In Price: Airfare To & From Destination | Lodging


Baggage Policy: No More Than 22lbs. 

What’s included

  • Wristband
    You'll get a dope wristband to wear while there and to keep forever!

Your Organizer


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Darnell Walker
4 reviews
Joined in April 2016
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Reviews

When you think of group traveling you think of, strangers who may or may not share the same interests or intentions and it can be feel really uncomfortable. I've been on 3 travel group trips and this is by far the least expensive, but most rewarding. It's been a watershed moment for me traveling to beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. So much so that it had me re-evaluate life and living it the way I want to with good food, dope people and good vibes. I almost didn't go on this trip, but a friend insisted that I experience this path with her. For those of you looking to let go and just be in the moment, please consider this company. It's hard to give all control to someone when it comes to your travel and accommodations, but if you are adventurous and willing just to throw your hands up and say "aw what the hell" then this trip would be so worth it. With the lessons of each travel, I am sure that the trips will keep getting better and better. I would recommend this trip only to people who are willing to step outside their comfort zone and let go! The motto for this trip was Live, Laugh and Love, the 3 Ls! And this what we all did! Big ups to Ms. Erica who was so patient and very loving on this trip. Girl you got a knack for this and I hope you keep doing it. Also to Darnell for starting the travel group! Keep doing what you doing brother! Folks let's just live this life while you are here, because memories are what makes our souls fulfilled! Hope to join another adventure soon! XOXO Shaneka :-)
By Shaneka D for Beautiful Paths & Getting Lost on 05 Mar, 2020
My heart is so happy that I decided to take a chance on discovering a beautiful path and getting lost with strangers for 7 days. It was one of the best decisions of my life! Saying I had fun would be an underestimate. The whole entire trip from the flight to NYC to our final destination was exactly what my soul needed to refresh my spirit and help me find the joy in the little things. We explored the streets of Lisbon, ate gelato to our heart's content, slept late, awaken early, rode the ferry, and danced the night away with too many tequila shots in our system. Our group leader, Erica was cool as hell and always made sure everyone was safe and secure. She consistently took the group's preferences into consideration. None of the activities ever felt force and I always enjoyed spending time with my group. Hell, I even got a tattoo to serve as my momento. The memories created will last a lifetime and I have zero complaints! I would do it all over again and I'm looking forward to my next Passport Required adventure.
By nequan b for Beautiful Paths & Getting Lost on 28 Feb, 2020
This was a great trip. Not only does the suspense of waiting to hear where you going make it desirable, but the team around it was great. Had a great travel team and an amazing guide. Erica did everything in her power to make sure we were not out of luck with things that were out of our control like flight delays and weather. She made sure everyone was satisfied in what they wanted to accomplish within the trip and looked out for us. She was amazing. The group of travelers were great too. To be the only guy on the trip with 5 women might seems scary but they were great companions and I wouldn’t change it. I plan on doing another trip with the company and they make me a avid believer in being able to travel and just enjoy yourself in foreign counties.
By Olubusuyi A for Beautiful Paths & Getting Lost on 28 Feb, 2020
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This was my third Passport Required experience. Visiting a place where you live local can always present cultural challenges (because you're immersed so quickly and are trying to not be a tourist, but knowing you really are one), however being in the city, hearing the horn honks, seeing the movement of local people, and sharing meals over local food places or street carts was all worth it. #PassportRequored MoBay had a perfect mix of fun, culture, and food. Thanks to #PassportRequired for providing us with another great experience.
By Donald B for Starry Starry Night: The January Trip on 29 Jan, 2020

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Wow Wow Wow! So far, I’ve been on 3 Passport Required trips, two led by Darnell Lamont Walker and one led by Trip Facilitator, Staci, and I look forward to going on so many more. Each trip was better than the previous, and in each group of travelers, I’ve made lifelong friends. Passport Required did a great job letting us travelers know exactly what to expect with each trip, and a great job making sure, as they say, no room is left for regret. I’m sad to read the review just below mine left my Lamesha Miles. I was a traveler on that trip, and none of that was my experience. Darnell’s response to Lamesha posted on PassportRequired.Com pointing out why her review is flawed. It didn’t take long to understand that she arrived to the airport with an already negative attitude, and maintained that attitude throughout the trip. Speaking for myself and the others on that trip I’ve spoken with since, that was an unforgettably beautiful and outstanding trip. I highly recommend Passport Required for all people who are open to adventure, open to meeting new people, and open to living colorfully and beautifully. Thank you. Allison.
By allison w on 14 Mar, 2019