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

Dan Kowalski | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Sierra

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 ...

Government Shutdown Could Affect Passport Applications, Travel Plans

Sue Frause | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

I'm somewhat nervous about the potential government shutdown this weekend. Not so much that the national parks and museums will be closed, but because I have international travel plans in early May.

The High Cost of Global Travel: US Passport Fees Add to the Total

Sue Frause | Posted 05.29.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3, designed by Foster + Partners, opened in 2008. Sue Frause photo. I wasn't surprised when I read how few America...

No Passport With Somewhere to Go -- Making Lemonade in Southern California

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

Seems everyone possesses a tragic passport story.

U.S. Passport Application Undergoes Changes To Accomodate Same-Sex Parents

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. passport application process is taking a step toward gender neutrality by dropping the words "mother" and "father" from their forms. Accor...

10 Feasible Travel Resolutions

CheapOair | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
CheapOair

Keeping travel resolutions might seem far-fetched when you're working or unemployed. That doesn't make them entirely impossible.

Bestiality Tourist Stephen Clarke Charged With Lying On Visa After Sex With Dogs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEATTLE (AP)-- There's no federal law against having sex with dogs, but there is one against lying on government documents. Prosecutors say a zooph...

Sanity at Last: Enough With the Birth Certificate "Debate" Already

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Here's hoping Hawaii's latest move to stop repetitive and baseless requests for information on the place of President Obama's birth will take some of the hot air out of this non-story story.

The UAE Is One Nation ... It's Time Our Passports Said So

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The UAE's efforts to promote national identity are being compromised by our distribution of national identity documents that blatantly discriminate between citizens.

Death Toll Increases to Over 5,000 and Counting

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Ann West

The deaths of unauthorized migrants have been a predictable and inhumane outcome of border security policies on the U.S.-Mexico border over the last fifteen years.

How A US Passport Is Made (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From the State Department's YouTube channel: "Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack discuss ...

I'm American, But to Israel I'm a Number

Hammad Hammad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hammad Hammad

"Void in Israel, see Palestinian ID #." That's what an Israeli stamp states in Hebrew on my American passport. In Israel, I am a numbered Palestinian despite my American citizenship.