Thursday, September 21, 2023


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!


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Every place the U.S. Marine Corps sent me I didn’t need a passport, now for the last 52 years I’ve stayed at home in this beautiful country with no desire to leave. There’s way too much to see here that I don’t need to go anywhere else.

  18. We have both a passport and a passport card. The card can be used to cross the Canadian and Mexican borders and to enter any federal building.
    It is also accepted in place of the Real ID card.

  19. I used to have one, but we stopped traveling outside the US or anywhere we would need a passport, so the wife and I never renewed our passports. I wish I still had it because of the value of it as another acceptable photo ID.

  20. I only carry my passport if I know I will be near a border. Otherwise it stays home and is locked. I also always carry a border card in my wallet, “just in case an opportunity comes along”…..

    • My answer exactly!

      I would add, if we may travel far into Canada or Mexico I pack the passports as well as the passport cards just in case an airline flight becomes necessary.

      Add FL to that list of maybes. JIC a flight to an island nation or cruise comes up.


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