Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Do you have a passport? If so, do you carry it with you on your RV travels?

According to a recent Economist/YouGov poll, only 37 percent of American adults have a valid and unexpired passport. Another 38 percent have never had a passport at all.

Do you have a valid, active passport? And if so, do you carry it with you on your RV travels? Please tell us by voting in the poll below. Thanks!


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Dave J
28 days ago

We have both card and book passports. Generally the books stay in the 5er and if we make short trips down into Mexico with just the truck we use the cards. BTW, thanks for the reminder. We need to renew them this year.

Old Coastie
1 month ago

Yes I have a Passport. However after our last trip that needed a PP we have No repeat NO desire to travel outside of the USA. There s so much to see in this country and the destinations here mean so much more.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

My passport expired not long after my Navy days, but I keep an enhanced ID so I can go back and forth to Canada when I need to.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

The DW and I were just talking about that because we need to get new ones. Ours is usually in the safe in our RV when we’re going toward either border. Since we don’t have a government approved driver’s license we probably should carry them all the time in case we need to fly some place in a hurry.

John Koenig
1 month ago

As a Full Time RVer, ALL my important documents / papers are with me all the time. Now, WHEN will it be safe to travel again?

1 month ago

Uncle Sam didn’t require a passport in 1967 when he sent me to South East Asia. After I actually made it home, I have never wanted to leave here again.

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago

Have always had it with me since I first went to Europe in 1959. Have been back there and to Latin America (I speak Latin 😉 ) about 30 times.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago

And here I thought Latin was a “dead language.” 😆 Have a good night, Michael. 🙂 –Diane

1 month ago

Always carry our passports. Never know when that special price for cruising, flying, hotel or resort deal lands in our lap. And it definitely happens!

1 month ago

I have one – got it to go to Australia in 2010; it’s expired now.

1 month ago

Even if we never travel back to Canada because of their new policies I carry mine in case of an accident or my ID is missing. Always in the glove box. Big travel plans next year and it does not include Canada.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

We only travel with our passports if we are likely to travel into Canada.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

An enhanced drivers license is all I need.

DL Jenson
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Weinfurt

Same for us, when our passports expired we decide Enhanced Drivers License is all we needed.

1 month ago

My passport is expired and as I live in Michigan I have an enhanced license that allows me to enter Canada and other countries that accept this type of license.

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY
1 month ago

We got our passports back in 2001 when we first met. Have planned a few cruises that unfortunately had to be cancelled. Used them extensively when doing our 88 day 12,812 RV adventure to Alaska making 12 border crossings along the way to many remote sites in Alaska and Canada. We carry them with us all the time. Stay safe, Stay well

James LaGasse
1 month ago

Always have my passport when traveling, never know when we might take a side trip into Mexico or Canada. I also keep my COVID vaccine card with it just in case I need it.

Glenda Alexander
1 month ago

Since I live full time in my RV, my passport and everything else I own are always with me. I keep a copy in my wallet.

1 month ago

We only take with us if we go close to the borders. That being said I don’t know how soon we will cross over the southern border if at all

David Stansbury
1 month ago

Never had one, never will. We are old fashioned rural people who have no desire to leave this country. In a different, peaceful time we would love to see the world. But not in this day and age.

Michael Galvin, PhD
1 month ago

The world, with all its chaos, is more peaceful than thru much of history.

1 month ago

We have no need or intention to travel abroad in todays environment so do not have a passport. We do however have passport cards for when we may enter Canada or for other identification.

1 month ago

We carry our passports with us as we are full timers. We are ready to travel into Canada or fly anywhere.