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World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

Fake Passports Aboard My Tokyo Flight to LAX

Lee-En Chung | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel
Lee-En Chung

Do I fit the profile of a "terrorist"? I certainly look foreign, speak more than one language and studied engineering. However, I was born in New Yor...

5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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.

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Budget Travel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure.

The Insanely-Tested Top Ten Travel Tips for Spring

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

To guide those desirous of good travel this spring, passages without dread or detours, I've put together my list of the top ten travel tips for this spring, gleaned from delirious misadventures all over the world.

She Who Is the Solo Traveler

Ko Im | Posted 02.27.2014 | Travel
Ko Im

I'm getting my passport renewed. The bigger regrets of last year: not tagging along on trips to Argentina, Greece or Harry Potter World -- because I ...

Iranian Women Fight Efforts to Restrict Travel Abroad

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Mehrnaz Samimi

Married Iranian women, even if they hold a valid passport, require their husband's permission to depart the country, regardless of age. For obtaining or renewing a passport, a notarized permit from the spouse is required.

In Niagara Falls, Family Travel Writers Agree: Passport Is a Must to Teach Kids the World

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

It's imperative that we teach our kids to find common ground with those from different cultures and countries and there is no better way to do that than through travel. It isn't always necessary, however, to take the kids to far flung destinations to show them a different world.

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Budget Travel | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to these guidelines and your trip will be memorable not for lost luggage but for the thrill of discovering a new place.

US Court rejects to connect Jerusalem with Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The city of Jerusalem has many diplomatic missions that have the official title of consulate general. These include the US, most Western European and ...

Breaking Espionage Bombshell: 'Investor' May Buy Leaker Snowden's Freedom

Mark Steinberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Within the last seven nanoseconds, this reporter has learned that the following advertisement will appear in the next issue of Sotheby International R...

Global Entry -- Hurrah!

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Something wonderful has been introduced for international travelers and you need it. Global Entry, I love you.

How to Take Your Own Passport Photo

Travelzoo | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

As passport application and renewal costs have risen in the past few years, one way to save a few bucks is to take your own passport photos at home.

Does This Tuba Need A Passport?

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel

BANGKOK — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport – for your instrument. Delegates attending a globa...

LOOK: 9 Reasons The Postal Service Is Not Obsolete Yet

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

The Postal Service may no longer deliver letters on Saturdays, but that doesn't mean its services are not important. In fact, the world would be a ...

Abbas' Newfound Courage

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Having taken that courageous step at the UN, the Palestinian president now feels free to make some changes that reflect that symbolic move.

Why Everyone (Except President Obama) Should Agree to Trump's $5 Million Offer

Danny Rubin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Danny Rubin

For the rest of us, Trump's proposal isn't such a bad idea. When's the last time you looked at your passport? Has it almost expired? Has it already expired?

Two Passports: My Traveling Life

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Andrew Lam

Two passports -- one new, the other old -- arrived in the mail the other day. The new, with its tough, blue covers and pristine, rigid pages that still resist my prying fingers is a stark contrast to the ink-stained, mud-smeared epic next to it, now punctured by the passport agency and rendered obsolete by the State Department.

The Great American Passport Myth

William D. Chalmers | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

We know that fewer and fewer respond to facts nowadays -- even fact checkers have biases -- but the facts are that of the 311 million U.S. residents, there are over 109 million valid U.S. passports in circulation.

Which Countries Could You Be President Of?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Being of half-Irish heritage and having been born in France, Ireland and France are the most promising for me to become president of another country. Again for reasons of heritage, Slovakia is also a candidate.

An Honest Customs Declaration Form

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Everyone arriving back from abroad must complete this Customs Declaration Form. Whether you're traveling with immediate family members or not, you'd...

Our Government Is Failing to Protect Our Rights

James Zogby | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

A few weeks ago a Palestinian-American woman traveling to the West Bank to visit family, was stopped by Israeli airport officials and ordered to log on to her email and provide her password so that the Israelis could read her private communications.

Pay Your Taxes Or Lose Your Passport?

Gadling | Chris Owen | Posted 06.11.2012 | Travel

As we make plans for summer travel abroad and at home, concerns turn to the cost of fuel and how it might affect our projected budget. When studying g...

US Puts A New Price On Passports And Citizenzhip

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.03.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizenship is priceless to some, worthless to others. But now the State Department has a dollar figure: U.S. citizenship is worth ...

Vintage Passports Of The Stars

Kate B. Harding | Posted 01.20.2012 | Travel

Check out these vintage celebrity passport photos from blogger and anthropologist Kate B. Harding. ...