Need a Passport or have to renew? 

Click here for U.S. passport information.

Do you need a visa?

Click here to see whether your destination country requires Americans to get a visa.

Is there a travel advisory about your destination?

Click here to see whether you destination country is the subject of a travel alert from the U.S. Department of State.

Do you need a vaccination or other health related information about your destination?

Click here for health information about your destination from the Center of 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. Click here for 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 here 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.



National Geographic YourShot Community

A fantastic resource for a treasure chest of photos from all over the world that are sure to inspire.

BBC Travel “Destinations”

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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