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View Poll Results: Day you have a cpvalid passport?
Yes 161 80.90%
No 38 19.10%
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Our passportshave expired. Years ago we did travel regularly to the Caribbean. Our son is now grown and has his own family. I do nott have the interest in the beach that I used to have and am no longer attracted by " all inclusive"
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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Mine expired years ago but I am going to get a new one when I remember to fill out information. Hubby has never had one but will get one when I do.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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Cruise lines started requiring them a couple of years ago, and as we love to cruise, we each got one. I too, keep ours' in my underwear drawer! We still use them for TSA whenever we fly. It's easier than to have them peer at your driver's license.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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In my fifties and have never had one.

My dad got his first one at age 72 when I took him and mom to New Zealand.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I've had one since the 80's we haven't traveled outside the US for a few years but it's a great form of ID. When I moved from Nevada to California I had to prove who I was. The Nevada DL was one form of ID but I also needed a Birth Certificate or a Passport. My first name is spelled wrong on my birth certificate (they left out a letter) so that wouldn't probably have been acceptable, but my passport worked just fine!
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Yes - I need to renew it by this Oct. MN is one those states where the drivers license will no longer be an acceptable ID at airports so the passport is one ID that will be.

P.S. - One of the first places thieves look for things (jewelry, documents etc...) is the underwear drawer.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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Have had a valid Passport for 42 years.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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Got my first one in 1970 for a trip to Europe when I was 7. Well, technically, I had 1/3 of one, since both my sisters and I shared one (seems very strange - not sure how that worked!). Used it most recently last year for a Greece/Italy/Turkey cruise.

I'd travel overseas more often if airfare were a) cheaper and b) less uncomfortable! So now it's primarily useful for the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. And yes, I love to travel! I've spent more vacation days in my life outside this country than within (excluding visits to family).
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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Got one. Travel a lot. Retiring this year. DW has booked cruises and travels from time of retirement into next year. Hope our passports have enough pages.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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For about half a century I've had a valid passport, but have only used it about half a dozen times. Got my original one when Dad was to be transferred overseas when I was a child, and I've kept it current.

I hope to use it a lot more in the coming years than I ever did in my life prior.
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