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May 23, 2006

Lonely Planet Urges You To Get Your Passport

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 10:08 am

I don’t have a passport. I admit it. I’m one of the Unwashed 77% that doesn’t have a current passport. Lonely Planet is urging all the people of the United States to “do something great for your country. Leave.”

“We at Lonely Planet believe that international travel is one of the best ways to increase understanding, promote tolerance and help create one planet. Travel is a powerful source of personal enjoyment, enrichment and interest for both the traveler and the host. American citizens can play an important role as ambassadors of their country, serving as agents of understanding, tolerance and mutual respect as they travel out into the world and interact with people in other nations. Yet currently less than 23% of Americans have passports.”

I agree that traveling outside of your comfort zone is an experience that will make you grow both physically and intellectually. I guess it’s time that I go to the trouble and get my passport.

Via: Meriblog: Meri Williams’ Weblog » links for 2006-05-23

1 Comment »

  1. You and Mike are welcome to come and visit anytime!

    See, I’m completely the opposite — since I was born in South Africa but have British nationality, I’ve had more than one passport for most of my life 😉

    Comment by Meri — May 24, 2006 @ 6:09 am

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