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How to torture a Traveller: Take their passport

Travel isn’t a hobby for me; it’s a passion. I know how lucky I am to live where I do and to have the opportunities for travel that my chosen profession provides. I know my Aeroplan number and my passport number by heart. I  can site my family’s passport expiration dates on request. I can fill out customs forms in under 60 seconds and if called upon I can be ready to go on a trip within an hour. I know its geeky but it’s who I am. I love my passport. This one especially! We clocked a year of incredible places in this one. There are visas for China and Vietnam and India and stamps from the panda sanctuary in Chengdu, Macchu Picchu and the Great Wall of China. So you can imagine my frustration and fear  when I realized that my passport was set to expire in April. I held off as long as I could – taking one more trip to Miami this month – before heading down to the Passport office to renew. And that’s when I just about lost my mind. The passport office is designed to drive a travel junkie crazy. It’s a clear…

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