Renewing Your U.S. Passport

It is that time! The time to renew my most important travel document, my passport. I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since I have renewed my passport. Now, technically doesn’t expiring until October 2017. But I am planning a trip overseas in May 2017 and my passport won’t have the 6 month validity so I figured now would be a good time to renew.

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#TTT Travel Documents

I always make a point to make photocopies of important travel documents such as my passport and the front side of the credit cards I will be using internationally. I also make sure to have a list of important phone numbers saved in my carry-on bag and hidden in my roller. As an extra precaution, I have also scan these documents into PDF and are saved in my Gmail. You will never know if you lose an important travel document overseas and need to get them reissued. But having these should make the process easier.


#TTT Be Nice

When you are traveling, please remember to be nice to people especially when you need help. You will be amazed at how far some people will help you if you are friendly and courteous.

So do yourself a favor and be nice to people when you travel, you will never know when you need their help.


#TTT Immigration Forms

I always fill out my immigration cards/forms before landing. Why, you ask? Because it will help you get processed quicker. I normally fill them out right after the cabin crew distributes them so I don’t have to worry about it later. After I complete the card/form, I always put it together with my passport and then put it away so I don’t lose it.

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