Holiday travel plans? Check that passport first

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. State Department says it's already time to start thinking about your winter holiday plans, especially if they include international travel. "Applying in the fall or winter allows for faster routine processing due to lower seasonal demand," according to a recent... Read More.

Applying for a US passport is now more expensive

(WASHINGTON) -- The price of a passport officially went up on Monday, at a time when Americans are seeing higher prices seemingly everywhere they look. The State Department announced that the price for a passport book will increase by $20 starting on Monday, saying via... Read More.