Warning: You need a valid passport to take your dream vacation to Paris

Shelly Clements and her husband recently headed to the airport to take off on their long-awaited trip to Paris. There was just one problem. In all the planning, she had neglected to check the passport requirements for travel — and the news wasn’t good at the check-in counter. Read more “Warning: You need a valid passport to take your dream vacation to Paris”

Is it safe to travel abroad in the Donald Trump era?

Heather Gorawski says she never lied about her nationality when she visited Nicaragua recently. But she didn’t go out of her way to reveal she was American, either. Read more “Is it safe to travel abroad in the Donald Trump era?”

Trouble on the road? Maybe the government can help (seriously)

Donald Lessard did a double take when he saw the name on his airline ticket: “Donald Jeffries.”
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When should I apply for a passport?

When is the best time to apply for a passport? How about a passport renewal? Here’s the answer.
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TSA watch: Exploiting 9/11 for fun and profit

Here we go again.

With just a few days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, everyone who stands anything to gain from the day is amping up the rhetoric.

Let’s start with this curious travel advisory issued yesterday by the State Department, which warns American travelers of “threat” posed by al-Qa’ida and its affiliates.

But read closely.
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