Listen, I know I’m lucky to have an American passport. It allows me all sorts of benefits and I’m proud of it. We’re born behind borders—it’s not always fair, and I seem to have been on the lucky side. But a passport is a passport. And I’m thankful for mine.

I’m thankful to have a passport. I’m thankful for the opportunities to travel—the chance to see the world, to get out and to move. To see new things, try new foods, explore new places. To meet amazing people.

We live in an amazing world. With volcanoes and skyscrapers, amazing foods and cultures. Interesting people, fabulous cuisines and breathtaking scenery. New things are found every day. Okay, that last thing isn’t from our planet…but you get the idea.

And with my passport, all of these things are within reach. Minus the hassle of visas and plane tickets, but hey, this world of ours—it’s pretty damn cool. And I’m thankful to be able to see so much of it. I hope you’re able to.

Let’s rock this world of ours. Because it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Hat tip to Living the Dream RTW, who wrote a much more detailed post earlier this week.

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  1. Absolutely right, our world is quite amazing and it is there for us to explore.

  2. moviejoltz

    I agree there is nothing like taking that passport and exploring the world.

  3. Adam

    Not a bad thing at all :)

    <3 Claire!

  4. I’ve had a passport since 1965. You’re so right Adam ; our world is amazing! Traveling behind the Iron Curtain in ’66 was a life changing experience for me. I think I saw that you’ll be in Berlin soon. My family is from there. We had family members split by East and West Berlin. Driving through Checkpoint Charlie back into West Berlin was a most sobering experience for a 17 year old girl! I’ll never forget the fear I felt! Quite a different atmosphere you’ll enjoy! I’ll look forward to your posts!

    • Adam

      Hey Jan –

      Yep, I’m already in Berlin. It’s such an incredible city. My Dad was here in the 70s and went through Checkpoint Charlie for the day to visit East Berlin. His stories always fascinated me!

      Berlin today is so different from the Berlin in the history books. Can’t even imagine the differences.

      Thanks so much for your comment Jan.

  5. Also, passports bring people like Adam to this side of the universe, which is not a bad thing either.

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