Travel writers are professional travelers, but that doesn't mean they don't make mistakes like the rest of us. Seth Kugel, the new Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times, saw his new gig get off to a rough start due to one of the most common travel mishaps: a lost passport.
He described his ordeal in yesterday's New York Times:
Yep, last week, as I prepared for my grand debut in the frugal spotlight, I realized my passport had disappeared from my São Paulo apartment. Of course, I looked everywhere – desk drawers, jacket pockets, under cushions, and eventually, methodically, in every square inch of every room, including inside my running shoes and (twice) in the shower. It was gone.
Think, Seth, think. When was the last time you had it? Passing through customs at
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