Maple Run Studio Tour returns for 13th season…

Maple Run Studio Tour returns for 13th season…
Also, make sure you pick up a tour passport at your first stop to have it stamped at each tour stop so you will be eligible for one of three artists gift baskets to be won. If you have your passport stamped from all eight tour locations, your name is …
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County Clerk's Offices Offer Quick and Convenient Passport Processing
NEPTUNE, NJ – If your winter plans includes travel to a beachfront location or Superbowl XLIX, you may want to make sure that your U.S. Passport hasn't expired. Or, if you do not have a U.S. Passport you may want to apply for one today. In either case …
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Apply for Your U.S. Passport Now, Before the Busy Winter Travel Season

Apply for Your U.S. Passport Now, Before the Busy Winter Travel Season
If you're traveling internationally for the winter holidays, now is the time to apply for your U.S. passport. The Department is offering faster processing times than the summer, and hundreds of passport acceptance facilities are expanding their hours.
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Extended passport application hours Saturday in US
U.S. citizens throughout the country may apply for or renew a passport without an appointment at regional passport agencies and participating passport application acceptance facilities, including post offices and clerks of court, according to a State …
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For the People, By the People in Indonesia
While no comprehensive data is available to determine whether the imihigo process resulted in better service delivery in the districts, anecdotal accounts suggested there was improvement. For example, a 2010 U.S. Agency for International Development …
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'Legends' season finale recap: You're not Martin Odum
The first major reveal is that the Verax Corporation has an insane amount of power and influence over the U.S. government. They're also the company that Martin was working for in Iraq in 2004. … Martin was employed by MI:6, Britain's secret …
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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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