Trip planning takes time and a little research but there’s no reason to make it harder than it needs to be. Bookmark this page for whenever you need a little advice or information.
Need a Passport or have to renew?
Do you need a visa?
TraVisa will tell you whether your destination country requires a visa for American requirements based on your destination and your citizenship.
Is there a travel advisory about your destination?
Click to see whether your destination country is the subject of a travel alert from the U.S. Department of State.
Click for health information about your destination from the Center for Disease Control.
Do you need Travel Insurance?
I highly recommend travel insurance when embarking on a journey. Even if you don’t care about getting reimbursed (though can’t imagine why), at the very least get medical coverage, especially if you’re going someplace remote. Check out Insuremytrip, a website that enables you to compare policies from a variety of companies.
How to let the nearest U.S. embassy know you’ll be visiting
Best for remote destinations or countries with civil unrest. Click for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Check out your in-flight amenities before you book
You know how it is, you board the plane and realize your seat sucks, or there isn’t WiFi when you thought there was. Use SeatGuru to do a little reconnaissance before you say yes to that reservation.
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Airline Contact Info
American — 800-433-7300
Delta — 800-221-1212
JetBlue —1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583)
Southwest — 1-800-435-9792
Helpful Travel Tips
Photography Tips and Advice
Where to Find Inspiration
A fantastic resource for a treasure chest of photos from all over the world that is sure to inspire.
One of my favorite websites for narrative travel storytelling.
Instagram is a great resource to find inspiration from destinations around the planet.
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