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Msg: 921321
Subject: Re: Passports
Author: Southern OracleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 2, 2016 5:01 PM
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Reply to: Msg 921312 by Green Jeans
There have been many many news stories about how 2016 is the tenth anniversary of needing a passport to travel to Mexico and Canada. Because of the volume of renewals, the State Dept has been warning about longer than usual delays.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/travel/passport-renewal.html

I have to say though, applying only two months before travel was already cutting it close.
Msg: 921323
Subject: Re: Passports
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 2, 2016 5:30 PM
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Reply to: Msg 921312 by Green Jeans
You can expedite the process. In Michigan, people will drive to Chicago to the passport office. Not sure where you live or if there is one closer. You have to pay an extra $60 and I think you can get it in a few weeks
Msg: 921348
photopam Subject: Re: Passports
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2016 7:49 AM
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Reply to: Msg 921323 by Spartanfans
I heard of someone driving to El Paso and getting theirs within a few days.
Msg: 921373
Subject: Re: Passports
Author: Green JeansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2016 9:20 PM
P-6F-265M-119Inactive
Reply to: Msg 921312 by Green Jeans
Update: I finally got a hold of someone from the passport federal agency. He's good to go in May! Yay! The wording was confusing but the passport can't expire in six months. I now hope he receives it within 6 weeks!
Msg: 921374
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Passports
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2016 10:23 PM
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Reply to: Msg 921312 by Green Jeans
We just got passports renewed and it took 4 weeks. Not sure if it takes longer for a new passport.
Msg: 921375
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Passports
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2016 10:25 PM
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Reply to: Msg 921319 by Public Hand
Wow, never heard of a passport in a day, but I guess there has to be a way, if not more expensive....
Msg: 921376
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Passports
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Mar 3, 2016 10:27 PM
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Reply to: Msg 921373 by Green Jeans
Ah, that's good news! What an adventure.
Msg: 941957
Subject: Airbnb
Author: hartwolfzellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 16, 2017 11:43 AM
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I'm wondering if people have had good experiences with airbnb? We've used vrbo several times and it has been good, but I found a place I'd like to rent in Montreal that is on airbnb. My request was approved, but the owner wants me to complete their verification process, which includes sending the website a copy of my driver's license. I'm very torn on what to do. I'd rather not share this information online, but it makes sense that the owner would want good info on a client, especially an international one. When I google this topic I get lots of worst case scenarios. I'd love to hear from someone who has done this verification and/or regular users of airbnb. Thanks!
Msg: 941959
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 16, 2017 11:58 AM
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Reply to: Msg 941957 by hartwolfzell
I used AirBnB for our Barcelona trip. I was happy with it. I chose one based on many customer reviews. I will probably use it for our Japan trip, too.

I cannot recall if I showed a driver's license, but it was overseas, so maybe it is different. I think I just used credit card. I could be wrong, can't remember.
Msg: 941968
Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: CatchowProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 16, 2017 2:22 PM
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Reply to: Msg 941957 by hartwolfzell
My husband and I used Airbnb when we stayed in Cardiff, Wales and while we were in London, England. We loved staying where we did. We picked where we stayed based off of reviews and so we only picked places that had more than 5 reviews and very good reviews. We did not have to show a license...I'm not sure what that's about. Do any other renters in that area require to show license too? We did not come across then when booking our stays.
Msg: 941974
kudichan Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: kudichanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 16, 2017 3:23 PM
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Reply to: Msg 941957 by hartwolfzell
I have had nothing but good experiences using airbnb. I don't think I've ever shared a dl, but the last time I used airbnb was almost a year and a half ago.
Msg: 941979
Origami Hen Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: Origami HenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 16, 2017 6:45 PM
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Reply to: Msg 941974 by kudichan
I've used AirBnB several times and overall it has been a good experience, but I recommend using it only when you are renting out an entire house or apartment. If you decide to rent a room, make sure to confirm there is a lock on the door before booking - I made the mistake of not checking this once and I felt uncomfortable all night knowing anyone could walk in on me while I was sleeping. Also, don't just look at the room rate - often times there are add-ons, like cleaning fees - that can add significantly to the price. I did have to provide my driver's license once that I can remember - I may be wrong, but my sense is that it is up to the owner whether to ask for it or not.
Msg: 941980
Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 17, 2017 12:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 941957 by hartwolfzell
I have used ABnB quite often and have started hosting as well. I have never been asked for nor asked others for a DL, but yes, there is an additional verification step that can be done on the site. My only thought is that this host had a bad experience so are trying to protect themselves more. Personally, I don't WANT all these things linked so would probably look for someplace else but if you have no history, so no "trust" built on the site, it makes sense. That being said, I have never had a bad experience and have planned more than one vacation around moving from host to host.
Msg: 941992
Dartmoor Dreamer Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: Dartmoor DreamerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 17, 2017 9:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 941957 by hartwolfzell
I've used AirBnB a lot domestically. Always a good experience (especially in Nashville).
Can't remember if I submitted my DL .... but I started using AirBnB about 5 years ago and I know that their policies have changed since then.
Msg: 941994
Subject: Re: Airbnb
Author: hartwolfzellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Feb 17, 2017 10:10 AM
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Reply to: Msg 941957 by hartwolfzell
Thanks everyone! I did end up going through the verification process. I had to submit photos of my license and link airbnb to my Facebook page. I'll let you all know if I find out someday that this was a mistake.

I'm very excited about this home we're renting! So much cheaper than a hotel and way better for our family of 6.
Msg: 968754
Sagacorn Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: SagacornProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 1:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 569392 by wassamatta u
Oh yes this is mom; there is a STRONG facial resemblance. Lucky Wassa
Msg: 968759
MissMoon Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 2:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 569516 by CraigInCT
Craig???
Msg: 968834
InkTap Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: InkTapProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 5:42 PM
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Reply to: Msg 569803 by Crazyolis
Or you could do like I did. Join the Navy and get paid to go, lol!
Anyway, congratulations and take lots of pics!
Msg: 968865
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 11:16 AM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 968834 by InkTap
Just out of curiousity, how did this pop back up 8 years later? Did someone happen to see it and comment on it?
Msg: 968879
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968865 by Crazyolis
how did this pop back up 8 years later? Did someone happen to see it and comment on it?

Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....
Msg: 968880
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968879 by Green Tortuga
... and, how does bookmarking work on this site?
Msg: 968885
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 11:45 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968880 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
... and, how does bookmarking work on this site?

I click the "Bookmark" link, then whenever I use the "My Bookmarks" link under the "Boards" menubar option, I can review all of the posts I've bookmarked. They're mostly filled with suggestions for AQ that I'm interested in implementing someday.... at least my list is. I suppose others use it for other reasons. =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 968888
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 6:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968885 by Green Tortuga
Thanks! Appreciated.
Msg: 968903
MissMoon Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 9:43 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968879 by Green Tortuga
Well. Now the post from Craig makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk
Msg: 968907
Wry Me Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:08 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968879 by Green Tortuga
Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....

Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget.
Msg: 968908
Ele Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: EleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968907 by Wry Me
Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget

I second that motion!
Msg: 968909
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: hartwolfzellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 569803 by Crazyolis
Well...how was the trip??
Msg: 968927
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 7:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968909 by hartwolfzell
Seriously the best trip I have ever been on. If I could afford it I would go again tomorrow!

It was so peaceful, (except for the honking of the penguins), clean, (except for the penguin poop) so exhilarating! Beautiful, unpopulated...again except for those penguins!

They were so cute to watch, they just didn't have a care in the world. They came right up to us and checked us out.
Msg: 968928
Wronghat Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 8:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968927 by Crazyolis
Seriously the best trip I have ever been on.

But you didn't score the Antarctica letterbox or plant one?
Msg: 968930
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 10:12 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968928 by Wronghat
sadly no.... we did build a snowman on an iceburg! And eat Antarctic snow, just so we could say we did. Of course we followed the no color no eat rule!! down there you don't eat pink snow!
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