No, I don't have dual nationality...but I do have two passports. In the background is my brand new US Passport which just arrived last week. I'm saving it for next summer's 20-day trip to Europe.
In the front is my other passport, the "Passport to Your National Parks." This passport is a highly recommended souvenir for all MTA participants. It's cheap and it never expires.
It comes with a map of all the units in the National Park system and lots of space to stamp your visit to any of those units. Each park has its own rubber stamp with date that boys use to mark their visit. It's a fun way to keep track of places they've visited.
This summer boys on the North Carolina trip can certainly stamp their passports at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We should also be able to pick up a stamp somewhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Boys on the Colorado trip can certainly gets theirs stamped at the visitor center along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.
There should be other places along the way that will also have stamps. So guys, pick up one of these online or at Cowpens National Battlefield or other NPS locations.
Our next grand European adventure might be over a year away, but already the response has been tremendous. Complete details will be ready and posted on the MTA website in just a few weeks. On this 20-day trip boys will be using euros, pounds, Swiss francs, and Czech korunas. If your son might be interested, you should let us know by submitting the "no application, no deposit, no commitment, save-me-a-spot-maybe" form.
This photo is from our 2015 adventure when the boys were experiencing a multi-activity day in the Swiss Alps above Grindelwald. That's one of the places we'll be visiting in June 2018.
I never imagined that when I started taking kids on travel trips in 1978 that I would still be taking trips today! It has been a great ride and I'm looking forward to more.