Planning a whirlwind tour to Europe, a quick jaunt to Canada or a cruise vacation to the Bahamas? You’ll need a U.S. passport to travel to those exciting destinations. And since passports don’t expire for 10 years, they’re great for unexpected travel, too. In fact, having your passport opens the door to vacations and places you might not have thought possible. A passport proves your U.S. citizenship and lets you look back on all the amazing places you’ve been. You’ll need to show it at U.S. borders and when planning any international trip. It takes four to six weeks to receive your passport in the mail, so if you’re going on vacation soon, get started on your application today!