Warning: When you book a dream vacation to Paris, make sure your passport is valid

Shelly Clements and her husband recently headed to the airport to take off on their long-awaited trip to Paris. There was just one problem. In all the planning, she had neglected to check her passport for validity — and the news wasn’t good at the check-in counter.

From passport cards to Global Entry, which trusted-traveler program is right for you?

Between passports, passport cards, mobile passports and a constellation of trusted-traveler programs such as Global Entry, Sentri and Nexus, international travelers have a lot to choose from this summer. Chances are, there’s a program that will suit your itinerary and help you avoid long lines when you come home.

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