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Scary News for US Passport Applicants

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Wow, I just became aware of this piece of alarming news from Consumer Traveler. Apparently the US Department of State has proposed implementing a new biographical questionnaire for some passport applicants. The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, a[...]

A Weekend Bike Trip up the California Coast

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A few weekends ago I joined a group of 28 excited cyclists on a bike trip up north. My ambitious friend Anya began planning this trip weeks in advance and our numbers grew and grew until the date. We started in San Francisco and traveled about 35 miles to Samuel P Taylor State Park. The way was filled with flat tires, long lunches and water breaks, and some [...]

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