U.S. Passport Fee Increase

(photo via swimparallel)

Just a quick announcement for my fellow American travelers!  Starting July 13th, the fee to renew your passport increases from $75 to $110. For a new passport, the fee is increasing from $110 to $135 (yikes!).  If you don't have your passport - run and get one!  If your passport is expired, get it renewed!  Where?  At your nearest passport agency (or  acceptance facility, like a local post office). The good news?  Passports are valid for 10 years.  For more information, check out the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Now the fun part - passport holders!  I love this bold, orange case by tinymeat and the whimsical airplane print with polka dot interior by GracieDesigns (and both have many more styles to choose from).  For more of a professional touch, I'd go with this leather luggage tag and passport holder from Restoration Hardware. Do you use a passport cover?

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.