Yeah, also if you were going by ship (ie. cruise) to Mexico or the Caribbean you didn't need a passport, only a drivers license and a birth certificate. Not anymore, now its all Passports.
Also, just so you know the "passport card" is only valid for car or ship travel to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
So basically unless you travel to these places frequently it is better to just get a regular old passport.
QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Jan 24 2009, 12:09 AM)
I'd heard that around 90% of Americans don't even hold a passport..