How are you all holding up right now? I hope that with all the challenges that this quarantine brings that you have been able to find a silver lining. Maybe you are connecting more with nature. Hopefully you are able to cherish those you live with, but find it hard to spend time with due to busy schedules. Maybe you are starting a new self-care routine with more meditation, prayer, exercise, or whatever makes you feel your best. During these uncertain times, it is so important to take care of ourselves. I hope that you and your loved ones are well.
There will be many things that we’ll get back in our lives and the ability to move around freely and begin traveling again is certainly one of them. Travel can be a great way to reconnect and bring families back together after weeks (months) of uncertainty.
Here are four ways that travel can rejuvenate family dynamics and help them to re-explore the world.
There’s truly no better feeling than getting to explore new destinations with the ones you love. Whether it’s your biological family or the people you choose to call family, travel can help bring these relationships closer together. While it most definitely is not the time to travel right now, it is a perfect time to start daydreaming and planning your next big vacation. Reach out to me if you’d like some destination inspiration and unique ideas for your group.
Knowing which documents you need when traveling internationally is essential to having a stress-free vacation. Prepare yourself by learning about the latest travel requirements and important information you need to know before traveling.
What documents are required when traveling internationally?
You are required to have a U.S. Passport Book when traveling by air to any international location.
If you are traveling by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean Region (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos), you are required to have a U.S. Passport Book or Card.
Please note: U.S. citizens who board a cruise ship at a port within the United States, travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship may present a government issued photo identification, along with proof of citizenship (an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization). Please be aware that you may still be required to present a passport to enter the foreign countries your cruise ship is visiting. Contact us before your cruise to ensure you have the appropriate documents.
What is a U.S. Passport Card?
The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.
How long does it take to get a passport?
Processing times can vary depending on workload and occasional unforeseen circumstances. During busier times, such as the summer travel season, customers are encouraged to expedite their applications if traveling in less than 10 weeks.
How long is a passport valid and when should I renew my passport?
How do I purchase or renew my passport?
Detailed information about passports and international travel requirements, along with instructions for applying for a passport can be found at travel.state.gov.
*For more information about passport requirements, please contact the U.S. Department of State.
Do I need a visa if I am a U.S. citizen?
U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad they may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit. When planning travel abroad, learn about visa requirements by country by visiting the U.S. Department of State’s Country Specific Travel Information.
*Find out more about both the immigrant and non-immigrant visa process at the State Department’s visa main page. U.S. Passports and International Travel.
What a Travel Agent Can Provide You
With years of travel experience, I have both the knowledge and firsthand experience to help you decide which destination or resort is best for you. Something Adventured Travel can provide you with a wide variety of travel options from a number of different travel suppliers to countless popular destinations. Plus, I have all the travel information you need – from the best attractions to see, the most exciting activities to do, and the most affordable way to get there…I’ve got it covered!
It’s understandable that you may feel limited by your vacation budget. That’s why Something Adventured Travel is dedicated to helping you receive the best possible value. Best of all, you’ll receive all of the professional guidance at no extra cost!
As your personal Travel Agent, I’ll devote time and effort to making sure you’re happy with your travel options. If you need any assistance, I’m just a phone call or e-mail away, so you’ll receive the immediate attention you not only need, but also deserve.
In the rare case that something on your trip doesn’t go as planned, I’ll be here to resolve the problem, so you can relax and enjoy.
I know exactly where to go to get the information that you need and can find your travel options quickly. Planning a vacation with Something Adventured Travel will save you both time and money because with some effort and organization, I’ll handle all your travel arrangements.
You can be assured that I’ll do our best to make your travel experience as wonderful as possible. When you book travel through Something Adventured Travel, I work for you – not the travel supplier, so my main concern is always you and your unique needs.
Prior to booking online, you may want to contact me to utilize my professional advice and firsthand experience with many of the most popular destinations, resorts and cruise lines. I’m dedicated to offering you the best prices and advice, while maintaining an emphasis on customer service, so don’t hesitate to contact Something Adventured Travel so we can start planning your next travel adventure!