Weekly Travel Tip – $60 Passports

Do you know how much an American, Canadian or European passport goes for on the black market?
$60 – $120

Do you know how much it costs to replace a stolen American, Canadian or European passport?
$60 – $120

Get more tips for traveling to Central America with kids. 

Why should the thieves that got your passport be prospering while you’re laying out unnecessary stress vibes and cash. These days carrying around a copy of your passport, especially in Costa Rica and Guatemala is totally cool. Everyone understands. And if they don’t, tell them that your passport on the black market can be bought for $60 and they’ll back off.

So keep your original in your hotel or the hotel’s safe, and know that a copy only costs 5 cents and is just as valid! (Unless you’re crossing borders, than it’s a whole other ballgame:)

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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