Ah yes, the nitty-gritty paperwork required for leaving the country - passports and visas. While not the most interesting topic, it is of vital importance to have all necessary passport and visa documentation correct and in order. Let's start with your passport - is it expired? Do you need a new one? You must be in possession of a valid US passport when traveling abroad. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for 6 months past your date of entry! Also note, if you need a new passport for whatever reason, normal processing time is 6-8 weeks, so plan accordingly. It is of equal importance to be in compliance with any Visa requirements of the country you choose to visit. It would be terrible to arrive, not have proper Visa documentation in order, and be denied entry. That's why we're here! We have assembled a list of links below that should help you get all your passport and visa requirements squared away.
First time getting a passport? Lost it? Expired? Everything you need to know is located on the US State Department's website.
Do you hate long security lines at the airport? Dread removing all of your neatly packed belongings to pull out that tiny tube of toothpaste that sunk to the bottom of your bag so it can be scanned separately? We do too! Join the TSA PreCheck program to save time and stress when going through security. It could be the greatest thing ever done for travel. Maybe. Probably.
Did you just finish your dream trip, and are now flying back into the US? The last thing you want to do after living that dream is deal with US Customs and Border Patrol upon re-entry into the US. So, check out their expedited entry program - Global Entry - we think its great!