I may finally go to Paris (France)
By Lena Kovadlo
Staten Island, New York
June 12, 2018 10:14pm CST
After I got married my dream was to go to Paris for my honeymoon. That never happened. Instead we went away to a couples resort for a few days. Now we are nearing almost 2 years since we got married and my husband tells me that he wants us to plan a trip to Paris. But I think he wants me to do it. I am not great at planning trips. I don't even know where to start. But before any of that is done we first have to get new passports. His is expired and mine needs a name change because I changed my last name when I got married. The downside for me is that my passport expires soon, so if I get a new one with an updated last name I will still have to get another one when it expires. But if I am to go to Paris, I have no choice. You'd think that renewing/updating a passport would be easy to do, however, it's not. My husband already tried renewing his but the picture was rejected, which means that my picture is no good either because the same guy took it. Maybe taking a passport photo in the pharmacy wasn't the best idea. Have to figure out where to go for passport photos where they actually know what they are doing.
18 people like this
• United States
I have never had a passport. Of course I've never been anywhere where I might need one. I've only ever been out of State once. At any rate, I hope you can find someone better suited to taking passport photographs. Might I suggest you look into smartypig.com ? They are a good platform to save money and are backed up by the FDIC and Sallie Mae if I am not mistaken. They are reputable at any rate. That is where I have started my own savings towards a trip.
• United Kingdom
When my children needed new passports the teacher signed out of the box on the form. We had to see him three times. It was so stressful and we rushed because passport fees were going up. Use at least three sites to research flights from New York to Paris. Look in advance for accommodation and see where is located on a map. I hope you and your husband have a lovely time in Paris.
• United States
Passports have certainly become quite a bit more complicated these days. Hope you get it all sorted out, and good luck getting a Paris trip planned. Never been there. I'd hire a travel agent though. They can help you figure it all out and come up with a good trip plan and present ideas for where to go and what to see.