Travel Essentials

Travel Travel Essentials

AAA has you covered.

Travel Planning

A successful trip requires covering all your bases. From activity planning to travel insurance, AAA has the resources you need so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. 


Need inspiration?

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Look no further than AAA to help you find the activities, guides, and ideas to fill your vacation with unforgettable adventure. Plan a walking tour of historic Quebec City, see the Grand Canyon via helicopter, find an exciting shore excursion to add to your cruise, or simply get advice on the best romantic or family-friendly places to dine. 

Peace of mind.

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Purchasing insurance or getting traveler's cheques aren't the most glamourous parts of vacation planning, but they should be at the top of your list anyway. And, an international driving permit (IDP) provides your license information in eleven different languages and acts as a valid source of identification in over 150 countries. 

Unexpected circumstances can happen at any time - be prepared with AAA. 

Passport Information

Passport applications are available at all AAA branch offices however,  AAA does not process passport applications.

To obtain a passport for the first time, you will need to apply in person to one of the many passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two passport photos, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license.

Passport Photo Information

AAA Offices are able to take 2" x 2" photos of you for all types of photo request needs such as Passport Photos, permits and visas. An appointment is not required at AAA for photos.

  • Must be 2" x 2" in size
  • Can be in color or black & white
  • Two photos are automatically taken
  • Member price: $8.95, plus tax
  • Non-member price: $12.95, plus tax


Getting a Passport

  1. Visit your local AAA Office to obtain your passport photo. Note: Glasses in photos are not accepted. Even when worn every day, they must be removed for a passport photo. Learn More.
  2. Review the U.S. Department of State passport site on getting a first time or renewing a passport.
  3. Look for "Download or Fill Out my Form". Choose the Form Filler to input fields online to print out for in-person processing (step 4). This helps speed processing time and reduce error-causing delays.
  4. Where to apply for your new passport depends on when you need it. Visit "How Quickly Do You Need a Passport". For routine application visit the Passport Acceptance Facility Search site.

If you are located abroad and need to apply, visit the "Apply Outside the United States" page.

Information on the U.S. Passport Card

For more details, click here

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