Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Urges Travelers to Get a Jump on Fall and

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Urges Travelers to Get a Jump on Fall and
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites all County residents to take advantage of a free passport photo opportunity on Passport Day 2015, by applying for a passport at the County Clerk's Office Annex in Westfield, at 300 North Avenue East, on …
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CIEE Opens Doors with Generation Study Abroad Student Scholarships, Passports
Yet fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students study abroad. In November 2014, CIEE joined the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad challenge by committing to breaking down each of the three main barriers to study …
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Why it pays to read the visa fine print
Visa-free access to more than 150 global destinations is a perk of having a Kiwi passport but when a visa is required it pays to be clear about the rules and regulations around travel. Two Kiwi travellers – Jennie de Jong, 23, and Sinead Watson, 24 …
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Thinking foreign this fall? Here are Denver's top 10 international travel

Thinking foreign this fall? Here are Denver's top 10 international travel
Plan ahead to make sure travel plans are not delayed by the passport application process. … Refer to the U.S. Department of State's current list of travel advisories and register all international travel plans with the Smart Traveler Enrollment …
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Cumberland County Clerk's Office Extends Hours Today
Because of the increased demand for passports, processing time can take up to four to six weeks at a minimum and the expedited application comes with an additional cost of $ 60. To be considered for a U.S. passport, regardless of age, an applicant must …
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Reading passport relaunched

Reading passport relaunched
The annual cost of running the Reading Passport is £3,200 – just £21.30 per child. The cost includes: printing; two author visits (including fees, travel & accommodation); literary visits (to libraries, bookshops and local author events); award …
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“Fall Into Savings Passports” Now Available!
While we hate to see Summer draw to a close we know that Fall is full of fun events. The Destination Geauga Office wants to help you enjoy all of those events even more, so we encourage you to get your “Fall into Savings Passport!” The cost of the …
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Ernest Cole, photographer of apartheid

Ernest Cole, photographer of apartheid
“I couldn't get over it,” Cole says in “The Photographer,” a 2010 collection of his work. “[For] the first few days I carried it around with … He practiced for hours getting the camera up to his eye fast, shooting and then dropping it back under his …
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Fall events happening at Tohono Chul Park
It's been more than a decade since Tucsonans have been able to enjoy the food, crafts and festival atmosphere of La Fiesta de los Chiles as conceived by the Tucson Botanical Gardens. We think is it long past time that this tradition was revived, so we …
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Should Applying for a US Passport Renewal Be on Your Fall To-Do List?

It’s finally fall. Summer’s over, kids are back in school, and it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Should getting a US passport renewal be on your to-do list this fall? Possibly-check the expiration date, and keep in mind that the US Department of State recommends applying for a US passport renewal 9 months before your current passport expires.


Why is fall a good time to renew your passport? Here are four fall/winter activities that require a valid passport:


Traveling Europe in the Off-season


All of Europe is on holiday in the summer, it seems-which makes the fall a particularly nice time to visit. Say “Ciao!” to long lines, crowds and stifling heat, and enjoy a quieter, more relaxed European vacation.


Skiing in Canada

With world-class ski facilities like Whistler in British Columbia, Canada is an excellent place to hit the powder this fall and winter. Ski season in Canada generally begins in November and ends in April, so if you’re planning to go this year, now is an excellent time to apply for that US passport renewal. Under the WHTI, passports are required for US citizens flying into/out of Canada. When driving into/out of Canada, you need a passport, a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license, or another form of WHTI-compliant ID like a NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST card.


Chasing Summer


If you can’t bear to let go of that summer sunshine just yet, why not follow it? After all, September may mark the beginning of fall in the US, but great beach weather can still be found in the Caribbean, South America, or even further afield, in Thailand or Australia.


Spend the Holidays Overseas


Are you dreading the upcoming hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Sometimes, the best way to appreciate the holidays is to experience them somewhere else. Whether you just want to see the way another culture celebrates the holidays or you’d prefer to go all Ebenezer Scrooge and avoid them entirely, apply for a US passport renewal now and you’ll be all set!


Alison Kroulek is a freelance writer and blogger with a focus on the travel industry.

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