Tag: Protection

Five Steps to Passport Protection

Five Steps to Passport Protection

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Personal Property
Would you be proud of as a responsible, well-informed traveler? I certainly do. I read through to local background and customs, make time to learn at the very least a few words in the local language, never wear white shoes in Europe, and earn active decisions about protecting my valuables. So you can imagine how surprised I used to be to discover myself standing with my hubby outside of the closed American Embassy in Bratislava without any passport, missing cards, an international flight scheduled to leave in 12 hours, and no clear understanding of what direction to go next. How do you protect yourself using this form of travel experience? (I don't say "disaster", incidentally. Getting your passport buried in rubble from an earthquake is often a disaster. Losing it is just a n...