How long does it take to get a passport? The short answer is, it depends. How long it takes to get a U.S. passport can vary depending on how and where you apply, as well as how quickly you’ll need it before you board for your international flight. If you elect for standard processing at a passport agency or center, you’ll wait longer than if you choose an expedited process.Read Article
The 411 On Child Passports
Traveling with children is hard enough. Add in the travel planning before you go and it can be overwhelming. But we make the child passport process easy to understand.Read Article
Getting a Passport or an Enhanced Driver’s License
Four US states (Washington, Michigan, New York and Vermont) have started offering enhanced driver’s licenses (EDL’s), which can be used instead of a passport to travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.Read Article
Why Do So Few Americans Bother Getting a Passport?
In some countries, getting a passport is almost second nature. Not here, though. According to this recent post on The Expeditioner.com, only 22% Americans have a passport. That’s less than a quarter of the population!Read Article
Disaster Tourism: Is it Worth Getting a Passport?
News of natural disasters or political violence in other countries leaves most people simply shaking their heads. However, for some travelers, bad news in an otherwise attractive travel destination means that it’s time to double-check the expiration date on your passport.Read Article
Getting a Passport for Cheaper Dental Care
If you need a lot of dental work done, the costs can be prohibitive. For example, according to Wikipedia, the average cost for a root canal in the US ranges from $699 to $1300.Read Article
Getting a Passport to a European Eden
Heading to Europe, but looking for a destination that’s off the beaten path? Look for an European Destination of Excellence. An European Destination of Excellence, or EDEN for short, is an award given out by the European Commission to highlight relatively “unspoiled” tourist destinations that still offer visitors the chance to experience local culture.Read Article