If you’ve been dreaming of an island escape but keep putting off applying for (or renewing) your passport, this weekend is the perfect time to take action. This Saturday, September 17 is National Passport Day, and aspiring island-hoppers can apply for their U.S. passport at any regional passport office without an appointment. Expect the standard 4-6 week turnaround (or you can pay an extra $60 for expedited, 2-3 week processing) – and soon, you’ll be on your way to and island paradise of your choice.
Where to go? Deciding is always the hardest part, but our island map is a great place to start – then browse our travel specials for great island deals around the world. And of course, if you just can’t wait for your passport, there are always islands like St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S.V.I., where passports aren’t required for U.S. citizens. Download the free USVI app and start planning your trip!