Realizing You Lost Your Passport 24hrs Before Your International Flight…

The 24hrs before I left for Argentina were some of the most stressful of my life. After going through a 4 month process of getting my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification, quitting my job at PepsiCo, and moving my stuff from Philadelphia to my parents house in North Carolina, I wasn’t sure that I was even going to make it out of the country. Before I left for Argentina, I did a 2 week road trip across country to visit my friends in Alabama, New Orleans and Dallas and I ended the trip at my parents ranch in Colorado. On the day before my flight, my friend asked if I had my passport as we were loading the car to drive to Denver. It was then that I realized that sometime during my road trip I had lost my passport. After a long drawn out process, which included overnighting my birth certification from North Carolina, I got my new passport 1hr and 30 min before my flight left! So for those of you who were wondering, it is possible to get your passport in the same day but I wouldn’t recommend it. Continue reading “Realizing You Lost Your Passport 24hrs Before Your International Flight…”