Travel Resources

Make sure you have everything you need to prepare for your trip


You’ll find links to all the important and travel resources you need to get ready for your next adventure.

Getting ready to take a trip anywhere can be stressful! Luckily, each of our travel consultant’s are well versed in the know-hows of traveling. They are the guru’s here to help you navigate through your most confusing questions.

Like, trying to figure out how to get a passport or what the difference between TSA, KTN, and Nexus is. It’s exhausting and often confusing. Let alone trying to figure out how to drive abroad.

The answers to your questions and more right are right here on this page. Rest assured all these resources are from safe, reputable websites you can trust.



Our travel professionals continue to work while the world is changing. Willamette International Travel is dedicated to being there for our clients, helping out travelers get home safely, and creating future travel plans.

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“It’s not our differences that divide us. It’s our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences,” wrote the poet Audre Lorde.

“We believe that travel is a force for good and that as travelers we have a profound responsibility to step outside our comfort zones, open our minds, and acknowledge and respect each other’s perspectives. Travel informs how we understand and experience the world, and it starts when we step out our front doors.”    From Team AFAR 6/4/20


Passports

The first step in achieving your travel dreams is getting a passport. The U.S. Department of State has a full list of required documents and steps to take.

If you already have one, make sure to check the expiration date.

You’ll need to renew it if the expiration date is within 6-months of your U.S. departure date and your return date. Otherwise, you may be denied entry to your country of choice.

Get an International Driver License Stress Free

Driving in another country can be quite intimidating. We’re happy to answer our client’s questions about obtaining an International Drivers License. Don’t assume the laws are the same here as they are anywhere else.

Get started by downloading the application below.

Center For Disease Control

There’s so much going on in the world today. It can be hard to keep up! Thankfully, the CDC is great resource for learning about vaccinations and other health related information you need before traveling.

Homeland Security is changing the rules of domestic travel in October 2021.

Make sure you have correct identification before you travel.

Beginning October 1, 2021 Homeland Security will begin enforcing the new Real ID Act which was passed back in 2005. This means that you will need a Real ID compliant driver’s license in order to fly within the United States. You won’t be permitted through the airport security without it or another form of TSA approved identification.

Check your license for one of the symbols below. If you have one then you are good to go, if not, you should check with your state’s DMV.

gold or black star, gold or black star cutout, yellow bear with star
Photo from Homeland Security Real ID
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