Travel Miscellaneous, Travel Tips

Passport Day: Making World Travel More Accessible

by Jill Robinson

While statistics vary on how many U.S. citizens actually carry passports, most of the information I’ve come across round it out to be a little under 20 percent of the population. There are a lot of factors that effect such a low number of passport owners, but one is convenience. For the second year in a row, however, this is no longer an excuse – at least on March 27.

Passport Day, a Department of State instituted “holiday” allows people to apply for their passports without having an appointment at 18 regional agencies across the nation.  I know in my own experience in trying to persuade loved ones to jump on this tiny bandwagon and complete their paperwork, it can seem like a daunting process. There are forms to fill out, fees to pay, lines to stand in and if you don’t have an urgent need to travel abroad, this can quickly be pushed to the bottom of the priority list.

Having the freedom to travel the world is well worth the work in getting your passport. I still get a kick out of laughing at my horrible passport picture and flipping through the multiple pages of stamps from the country’s I have visited. For such a tiny booklet it is filled with memories and opportunities for future explorations.

Like anything, it just takes a first step. To help you open the doors to new cultural experiences click here for the application form.


About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


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