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If Your Passport Expires Any Time in 2016, You Need To Renew It NOW

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel

If you hate long lines and the possibility of a cancelled vacation, you might wanna get a new passport, um, NOW. In a few months, it could be to...

Diplomatic Passports For Sale, Claims Dominica's Opposition Leader

Till Bruckner | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Lennox Linton is the Leader of the Opposition in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state in the Caribbean with just 72,000 inhabitan...

Rapper Mos Def Arrested At South African Airport

Associated Press | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.15.2016 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The American entertainer commonly known as Mos Def has 14 days to leave South Africa after he was arrested for violating local i...

Chill Out, Travelers. The Rules Aren't Changing... Yet.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel

Travelers from some states may have read that their driver's licenses will no longer be accepted as valid forms of ID when boarding commercial fl...

50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures--First Stop Aruba!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 12.31.2015 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

When I graduated from Jamaica High School (which is now closed and I'm sad about that, which is another story for another time), in Queens, New York, it was an exciting time in my life.

U.S. Passport Rules Are Changing In 2016

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel

Heads up, travelers: Your mega-sized passport is about to come with a heftier price tag.  Starting Jan. 1, U.S. travelers will no longer be able ...

Beware: Your Passport Can Be Invalid, Months Before Its Expiration Date

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel

You may think your passport is fit to travel, but one unforeseen snag could bring your trip majorly down:  Having a valid (aka non-expired) pass...

America in Black and White

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The process of change begins with us and ends with us. Through social media and grassroots movement we can unite our colors as we did on June 26, 2015. We can inspire American Dreams for generations to come before the riots begin, before the violence turns viral.

What I Think About When I Look at My Passport

Noah Goldberg | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Noah Goldberg

In 1995 my family moved to Jerusalem. My mother was pregnant with me at the time. She was there as the New Yorker's Jerusalem correspondent and my father was working as a foreign correspondent for Newsday.

The Easy Trick To Getting A Passport FAST

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in ...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Your Passport

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.03.2014 | Travel

Your passport is, quite literally, a ticket to the world. Turns out most of us are naturally pretty passport-savvy -- research suggests we're just...

When a U.S. Passport Just Isn't Good Enough

Dan Kowalski | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Only native-born Americans may use their passports to prove their citizenship when enlisting in the Army National Guard. If you are a naturalized or foreign-born American, your shiny, blue U.S. passport won't mean squat to the Guard. This makes no sense. It's also not the rule for the regular Army. What's going on over at the Guard?

U.S. Passport, Visa Glitch Could Cause Headache For Millions

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially million...

Every 10 Years

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Some of the questions seemed like trick questions and some were straightforward. Birth date, city of birth and first name were easy. Others, like the question about "hair color," were more challenging. Did they mean What is your original hair color?

3 Passports for 3 Continents

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

The idea of citizenship and national identity is a complex one. Recently, I became a citizen of three countries on three different continents. I can now claim passports to the United States, the United Kingdom and Taiwan.

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe

Adam Levin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Adam Levin

As highlighted by the recent news that two stolen passports were used by passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, your passport might well have as much, if not more, value to criminals here and abroad precisely because they are so difficult to obtain and increasingly hard to counterfeit.

I Faked My Passport to Get a Job, But It's Not What You Think

Miruna Macri | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Miruna Macri

2013-11-27-333interest.jpg Anyone who has lost a passport knows how much of a nightmare it is to get a replacement. So what would you do if you found someone's passport? You do your best to track down that person to give it back, right? At least that's what I hoped for when I came up with my Passfolio idea.

Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States

Niels Gerson Lohman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Niels Gerson Lohman

I have been cursed at a Chinese border. In Dubai, my passport was studied by three veiled women for over an hour and my suitcase completely dismembered. In the Philippines I had to bribe someone in order to get my visa extended for a few days. But never, ever, will I return to the United States of America.

You Are Not a Person, Anwar al-Awlaki

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If the government feels it is against its interest for you to have a passport and thus the freedom to travel, to depart the United States if you wish to, it will just take it away.

Cuban Dissident Denied Passport

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 04.01.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — Two Cuban dissidents who applied for passports to go overseas under recently enacted travel reform reported mixed results Wednesday, as...

Catherine New

New IRS Rules Convince Some Americans To Ditch Passports | Catherine New | Posted 11.09.2012 | Money

In 2005, Richard Morrison made a major life change. He moved from the sunny climate of San Diego to the chillier environs of London. It was a good mov...

An Environmentally Conscious Traveler's Toolbox

Sierra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel

Jetting around the globe is a wonderful way to gain a better appreciation of our planet, but it bloats your carbon footprint, which isn't good for the Earth.

Borders Were Made To Be Crossed

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Tinsley

Cuidad del Este is a bustling city on the Paraguayan side of the Rio Parana. It forms the triple frontier with Brazil and Argentina, but it couldn't be more different from its orderly neighbors.

Man Uses IPad As Passport At U.S. Border

AP | By ROB GILLIES | Posted 03.05.2012 | Travel

TORONTO — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is disputing the assertion that a Canadian man gained entry into the U.S. by only using ...