If I had to make a guess, I’d assume that the US has one of the most, if not the most powerful passport in the world.
However, my guess would not be correct.
What makes a country’s passport powerful? According to Wikipedia, “the country with the highest visa-free score has the most powerful passport.” Continue reading The Country With The Most Powerful Passport In The World…
A couple of weeks back I wrote a post asking, “Do You Get Nervous When Renewing Your Passport?”
I mentioned a couple of reasons why I get nervous when renewing mine. One reason I worry is that I always have a fear that I won’t get my current/ expired passport returned.
Well, it turns out that there was no reason to worry. Continue reading No Need To Get Nervous: Impressive Turnaround On Expedited Passport Renewal
My passport is expiring in November so I’m renewing it by mail.
I needed to pay the expedited service fee ($60) due to timing of our Spring Break trip and upcoming summer trip to Iceland.
Renewing my passport makes me nervous for a couple of reasons. Continue reading Do You Get Nervous When Renewing Your Passport?
What makes a passport powerful?
Lonely Planet mentions how, “the more countries a passport will give you access to without getting a visa, the higher the visa-free score and the more powerful it is deemed to be.”
So if you’re passport allows you to enter a country without a visa, it makes it powerful. Simple enough.. Continue reading What Country Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World? Find Out!
When traveling to a foreign country, I’m pretty sure that 99% of you know that we need a passport. Passports aren’t cheap at around $135 but the places it allows you to go make it well worth the cost.
Qantas Airways wants to make it easier for Americans to visit Australia. They want to pick up the tab for your passport… Kind of. Continue reading Qantas Will Pay For Your Passport For A Trip To Australia
A 37 year-old British woman made a big mistake which turned her bargain birthday trip into a much pricier holiday.
Kelly Goodger went with a friend to celebrate her birthday at the Spanish resort of Magaluf which is on the island of Majorca. After arriving on the island, she realized that she had traveled on her 15 year-old daughter’s passport! Continue reading Oops! Mom Takes Daughter’s Passport On Trip, Gets Stuck In Spain!
Whenever I visit a new country, I look forward to checking out the stamp that I get in my passport. If a country doesn’t stamp my passport upon entry, I am not a happy camper…
Imagine not needing a passport for any travel. While it might make some things easier, I still love having a passport to look through at the stamps I’ve received along my many journeys. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II Doesn’t Need A Passport
Last week I wrote about something important that you needed to do if you get a new passport and have Global Entry.
The way it works is that if you get a new passport, it comes with a new passport number. You’ll need your passport number to be associated with your Global Entry account so it will need to be updated.
Or does it? Continue reading New Passport + Global Entry? Maybe No Need To Do This
Back in June, Kim and Lucas had their Global Entry interviews. We got lucky and didn’t have to wait long, getting in and out of the airport in less than a half hour.
Since then, we’ve saved some time due to all of us having GE, although the first time we used it, we found it impossible to get Lucas’ fingerprints to scan…
With Lucas now having been to 28 countries, his passport is getting pretty full. After our next trip in mid- November (maybe before), it will be time to get him a new passport. Continue reading New Passport, Have Global Entry? You Need To Do This
In a little over a week, Kim, Lucas and I will be heading off on probably our biggest trip of the year.
On Christmas Day, I had what could be considered the best flight connection ever. During a stop in Atlanta (on the way to Jamaica) I booked tickets to Abu Dhabi from NYC for $232.53 each.
During our trip, we’ll be visiting Abu Dhabi, other Emirates and a few other countries in the region. It’s going to be really hot but we’re still looking forward to our trip! Continue reading In the UAE, Falcons Get Passports