Even seasoned travelers can find themselves in this predicament: your passport or ID is somehow lost, or stolen when you are abroad. Besides putting a serious damper on your vacation spirits, such a loss can cause some anxiety as well. How will you make it though the now-rigorous security hurdles without iron-clad proof of who you are?
Enter Consumer Traveler (CT), a travel news and commentary site online since 1998. CT's forums cited an American in Hawaii who found herself in this situation. Fortunately for her, she was a U.S. citizen within a state of the U.S., and she had no trouble boarding her flight with a little ingenuity. But, what if you in a territory or foreign country and lose your only "true" ID, your passport... what then?
Consumer Traveler's Ned Levi's article Oh my, I lost my ID. How am I going to get home? takes you through some proactive steps you can take in case this ever happens to you that should make things much easier, as well as whom to contact locally for help. Read up, and be ready for anything!