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Old July 18th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Important Travel Lesson - Passports
by Paul Motter

Your cruise can be denied for the simplest of reasons, like forgetting which pocket you placed your passport.

07.19.12


We just received a heart-breaking story about a group of young boys and the couple escorting them on a Caribbean cruise. This couple was responsible for the welfare of all the boys, and it was a first cruise for all of them.

We always tell people to take two pieces of luggage at a minimum, the one with all of your clothes that you plan to check onto the plane and to check in at the pier, and your "carry-on" where you keep everything of value. That means anything that if lost could ruin your entire vacation, such as your identification (passport), money, credit cards and medication.

Always keep this bag on your person do not even stow it away on a bus or plane unless you know exactly where it will be, can keep an eye on it and that you have easy access to it.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Important Travel Lesson - Passports
by Paul Motter

Your cruise can be denied for the simplest of reasons, like forgetting which pocket you placed your passport.

07.19.12


We just received a heart-breaking story about a group of young boys and the couple escorting them on a Caribbean cruise. This couple was responsible for the welfare of all the boys, and it was a first cruise for all of them.

We always tell people to take two pieces of luggage at a minimum, the one with all of your clothes that you plan to check onto the plane and to check in at the pier, and your "carry-on" where you keep everything of value. That means anything that if lost could ruin your entire vacation, such as your identification (passport), money, credit cards and medication.

Always keep this bag on your person do not even stow it away on a bus or plane unless you know exactly where it will be, can keep an eye on it and that you have easy access to it.

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Has something like this unfortunate incident ever happened to you? Do you have any additional tips to share?
Keep all important papers on your person at all times. This means passport, money, credit cards, travelers checks, tickets any other important material. With this material you will be able to get on the ship even if all luggage is lost.
I strongly suggest a money belt. For persons not wishing to use a money belt, I suggest putting the items in a front pants pocket where they can be easily accessed.
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Don't forget important meds...I just read a post where they would't allow a diabetic onboard, seems her meds were missing...Always keep medications with you..
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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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I found myself in a similar situation on my last trip to Rome but luckily the story ended on a better note. I lost my passport during the day and had no idea it was missing. Fortunately, I had a tracer tag on my passport from Okoban.com. A waiter where I ate lunch found it and entered my Okoban tracker number on the Okoban website. I was sent a text message (and an email) before I ever even knew my passport was missing. Lucky for me, I was leaving in the morning for Germany and getting a new passport would have been impossible. Okoban tracker tags and luggage tags are available through www.mystufflostandfound.com. They saved my trip. Bob Hobson, Chicago, IL
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I start carrying the handbag I prefer for traveling a month or more before my trip. I have certain purse pockets for important documents, etc. I do a mock dry run without carrying the actual documents for a week or more before my departure. I have worn a money/document case.

I don't travel nearly as often as I'd like to; so I have to make every trip as hassle free as possible.
Lists, notes, and practice:-)
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