U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs
This is an essential resource as you plan your proposed destination. Here, you will find passport & visa information, country-specific travel requirements and warnings, information on the S.T.E.P. program and more!
Travel Budgeting - Search the web for "Travel Budget Template" and you'll find lots of free resources for putting together a budget.
A collection of articles highlighting the benefits of travel: