The time has come. Many of us who have never had to have a passport in our purse or wallet daily will have to change our ways.
Living on or near the border of Mexico keeps us traveling through the U.S. border checkpoints often and as of Jan. 2008 a passport will not be an option.
Recently... in our travels across the border we met a woman who left her passport in her RV and had it stolen. The biggest obstacle for her was... She is a Mexican National. What did this mean for her? A huge problem getting back to the U.S.
Note: The thieves who took her Passport, now had her home address. Guess what? The home was also burglarized on the same day. If you ever have your id stolen, make sure to call a neighbor to keep an eye on your home.
I carry my passport in a special passport wallet with a neck strap. While I'm in line at any checkpoint, the wallet is hanging around my neck. After getting through the check area, I quickly slip the wallet under my shirt until I get someplace safe.
I always know where my passport is at home as well. It's either in the safe or in my purse. The wallet makes it easy to find. Ever notice how dark the passport covers are? They just blend right in with other dark things. It's amazing how any thing leather or canvas will catch your eye... versus the plain thin blue cover of a passport.
My passport wallet is canvas. But now that I will be using it more often... I plan to get the same style wallet in leather. Much more of a style statement. :)
The wallet holds travel documents such as boarding passes and customs documents. A place for change, currency and a few other compartments. The outside zipper pocket is great for handy access to cash for tips.
I also use this as my casino purse. I hate to carry a large purse to play the slots. It holds my ID and casino player club cards and of course... cash. :)