Subject: Re: Keep I.D.s Driver's Licences and Passports Safe!
I second Shelia's advice. I take volunteers to Central/Eastern Europe to summer teach, and everyone in our groups is required to make copies of passports, credit cards, and other relevant documents/cards. Each person also takes 2 passport photos, which makes replacement faster if such a crisis should occur. When staying in the home location or sightseeing with the group and host directors, we put passports in the school safe and carry the copies. But for the normal traveler, just having the copies and extra photos stashed in safe place in their suitcase can save time in replacement or reporting loss and can sometimes be used as temporary IDs.

Of course, using money belts or inner bags or secret pockets is a given.