Most countries require that your passport not expire for 3 to 6 months after your dates of travel. Enter the name of your destination to find out if a visa is required and how long your passport needs to be valid for beyond your dates of travel.
This free program allows U.S. citizens to enroll their trips with the nearest U.S. embassy. You can receive important information about travel conditions in your destination, and help them locate you in the case of an emergency.
Many countries will not accept a U.S. driver's license but over 150 countries will accept an International Driving Permit. It has your driving information translated into 10 languages. You can rent a car without one, but that doesn't make it legal to drive
US citizens may apply for TSA Pre✓® program which allows you to skip the long security lines at the airport. CBP has a Global Entry card which allows you to re-enter the US without waiting in line at Customs & Immigration.