March 25, 2010
I wish more people recognized the value of a passport. I have always viewed it as a key to the world. How wonderful it is to be able to use this little booklet as an opportunity to see a variety of natural phenomena and encounter people with different backgrounds.
Simply put, mine means the world to me.
The PSA-ish component of this post is that the cost of a U.S. Passport is increasing soon. The State Department is increasing the cost of a new passport from $100 to $135. The cost of a renewal goes from $75 to $110 for adults. For children, the cost will go from $85 to $105. Greedy, much, State Department? Wow. If you don't have a passport, this is a prime opportunity to take advantage of lower costs.
Do YOU have a passport? Where's the last place you traveled with it?