2. Canada is easy. If you're a U.S. citizen and ride across the border (or enter by ferry), you'll need proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency--you can use a notarized copy of your birth certificate if you don't have a passport (for more info see http://travel.state.gov/tips_canada.html). Money is no problem, either. You can use most of your U.S. credit cards, and most places along the border take American dollars. If you belong to AAA, you can use your card for discounts at many hotels. And, with respect and a slight apology to Winston Churchill, Americans and Canadians are a people divided by a common language. You won't need to struggle with language tapes, dredging up all those bad memories from your high-school days, to prepare for your trip. Accents may be a bit different, but you'll get by, eh?