|by Sean O'Neill||Packing, Travel Gear||1|
This summer, the Feds are allowing travelers to present a State Department receipt showing their passport application is being processed, instead of a passport, when crossing borders. [AP via Yahoo]
Earlier: As we reported in this post, the move is an effort to address the three-month backlog in issuing passports, which has upset the travel plans of many Americans. Since January, U.S. citizens have been required to use passports when re-entering the country from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean by air, according to the State Department.