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Travel Tips: Why You Need a U.S. Passport Card

Sonia Gil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

One of our biggest concerns when we travel abroad is how to keep our passports safe. Do we keep it in our hotel room? What do we do when we need to carry it with us? Luckily, I recently came across a new alternative that can solve this traveler's dilemma.

Can the US Seize Would-Be Jihadis' Passports?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The idea of limiting an American citizen's travel proactively, on the assumption that she or he will end up fighting with ISIS based on documents or web postings, scrapes at liberty, even if the tools are there and it is legal to use them.

10 Tips To Avoid A Traveling Nightmare When Going Abroad

Lisa Condie | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

While traveling troubles can happen to anyone, here are five steps for better preparation, and five steps to keep in mind if the worst does happen to you when going overseas.

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out of the Country and 6 Ways to Make It Happen

AK Turner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

Starting a family doesn't have to mean an endless routine mired in domesticity. If you had the travel bug before kids, you can and should continue to travel as your family grows.

Wilbur

Lynda Freeman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

Wilbur loves to play and go on walks. My son says he's a chick magnet. I can see that this might be so as all kinds of people stop to say hello to Wilbur.

How to Renew Your Passport

Fodor's | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

If you're like most Fodor's readers, your passport is one of your most-prized possessions, your ticket to exploring the world.

Not All Passports Are Created Equal

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel

A passport from the United States allows its citizens free access to 172 other countries. But not all travelers have such an overwhelming spread of...

6 Worst Travel Nightmares! (And How to Make Them Go Away)

Budget Travel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you're walking the halls of your old high school with no clothes on. Missed connection? Lost reservation? Credit card crying "Uncle!" halfway through your trip? Wake up to these common-sense fixes.

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?

How Far Will That American Passport Take You?

trivago | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
trivago

U.S. travelers might be pleasantly surprised.

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

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 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.

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

Budget Travel | Posted 05.10.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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 ...