If you are traveling and need your passport or even going on a cruise where your passport may not be required you need to keep reading.
You should travel with a copy of your passport with you as well as have a copy with your emergency contact. You should keep the photocopy in a different place then your actual passport.
Why you ask? Well, if you were to lose your passport if you have a copy of it and take it to the local embassy it will speed up the process of getting you a passport or back home.