XpresSpa Group will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with Susan G. Komen
Andrea Drever
By Andrea Drever

Content and Editorial Director

A friend found a great deal for an all-inclusive trip to Costa Rica. She rustled up a group of friends, packed her best bikinis, and, much to her dismay, wasn’t allowed on the plane. Because her passport was set to expire in less than three months. So despite the fact that she was the one who had planned this trip to paradise, her posse rode off into the sunset without her. Even savvy travelers can be snagged in this situation, and if you don’t want to be one of them, get clear on passport expiration policies.

How to Avoid Departure Disaster

Make sure your travel documents are valid for at least six months past the dates of any planned international trips. Since passports are valid for up to 10 years, it's easy to forget when exactly yours needs to be renewed. So go take a peek at your passport, pronto.

While the U.S. allows travelers to use a passport until the exact date listed on the front page, that isn’t the case for many other countries. For example, if you’re a U.S. citizen and want to check out the natural beauty of Costa Rica (as my friend’s friends ended up doing), your passport needs to be valid for another three months past your trip. Want to bask on the beach in Thailand? Six months.

To avoid getting grounded, check the State Department’s website for the specific requirements for different countries.

Look Forward to Your Layover: JFK

Spark joy and boost wellness during long layovers with a visit to a Treat Wellness Center.

Read More

Camp’d Out at Joshua Tree

Roughing it is definitely not part of the equation on this glammy glamping vacation.

Read More

New and Next in Wellness: In Haus Training

Traveling can take a toll on your fitness routine, but a new crop of hotels is aiming to send you on your way feeling even better than when you arrived.

Read More

Fykiada’s Stunning Greek Retreats

A week of sweat, sun and sea on an island dating back to antiquity.

Read More

In Her Bag: Summer Travel Edition

Writer Elizabeth Nicholas tells us what she’s packing to stay well on her way this summer.

Read More

Luxe Hike-In Lodges

Want to do a bit of trekking in the wilderness, without risking a leaky tent? Here are five of our favorite fancy(ish) hike-in havens.

Read More

Tips for a Successful Home Swap

Want to temporarily exchange your apartment in the city for a stone cottage overlooking a vineyard? With home swapping, it’s possible. Here’s how to make it happen.

Read More

Romance on the Rails

Ready to experience the golden age of train travel with someone you love? Here are six epic train trips that redefine romance.

Read More

Summer Travel Bags To Write Home About

No matter your journey, our favorite travel bags will have you ready to roam with style and grace.

Read More

My Bag

Product thumbnail
Product title

Variant title


$ 0.00

Your cart is empty


Taxes and shipping calculated at checkout