If you are traveling outside the USA having a passport is required. Although there are some alternate options your safest bet is a passport.
If you plan in advance the cost is $135. You can go to TravelState.Gov which is the official US Passport website. You can download the application. There are many post office locations for turning in your application.
If you need an expedited passport the cost will increase but there are services that can get them done in a few days instead of weeks. Search for Expedited Passport on Google or Yahoo.
Health is always a concern. While most leisure travel does not put you at a great deal of risk, if you have concerns visit the CDC website for a healthy dose of info.
The other major concern we experience is weather. No one can truly predict the weather but if you want an up to date idea of what’s happening where you are going try weather.com.
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