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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A New Website that Provides Travelers with Peace of Mind

My brother once had his passport stolen in Turkey and was forced to spend the next month in the country before he was handed a new passport and could leave. He ended up having the time of his life and making lifelong friends, but that’s beside the point. A lost or stolen passport can cause a lot of stress. Just ask my wife who lost her passport on a train behind communist lines in the old East Germany. She was booted off the train and, unlike my brother, did not make any lifelong friends. Now entering the travel world is accessMYID.com, a new website that stores all pertinent travel information like a copy of that passport, travel visas, health insurance cards, and necessary prescriptions. Much like my beloved Carbonite backs up my hard drive, this website will store all travel info for a yearly fee that’s as low as twenty bucks a year. That seems like a low price to pay to offset a potential heart attack.

 


Posted by Steve Jermanok on 03/10/10 at 02:00 PM
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So in essence this is a photo of a document? But is there no guarantee you will get access to a PC or the like to show the document, or that the customs authority will honor a picture? Personally, I would use Carbonite or Mozy (the one I use) to store these, as you can retrieve them via the Web, plus nobody will know you have these docs in there. mp/m

Picture of Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron Comment by Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron
on 03/10/10 at 10:18 PM
 


Good point, Mike. I don't think it matters where your important documents are stored online, as long as you can access them when need be!

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 03/11/10 at 12:22 AM
 


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