Exotic Locations Americans Can Visit Without a Passport
You can still leave the continent to feel like you're away without the documents
Believe it or not but less than half of all Americans have a passport. Whether it be because you can't get one, don't want one, or because your passport just expired, there are plenty of us out there that want to get out of the mainland for a spell. Well, as one of us here in the office realized, there are some destinations outside of the mainland U.S. that will take you in without having to stamp a book.
As a U.S. territory anyone can travel here from the states, but shockingly many still don't realize it. Another thing that might surprise people is that Puerto Rico has just as much charm and atmosphere as other more-renowned Caribbean islands. You just won't have to change currency when you arrive.
U.S. Virgin Islands
Speaking of U.S. territories, St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix have been part of the United States for almost a decade. Surrounded by coral reefs, these islands have some of the most incredible snorkeling and scuba diving in the world.
Guam & Northern Mariana Islands
Head a ways south of Hawaii and north of Papua New Guinea and you'll arrive at these U.S. territories. This spot has quite a history of changing hands but is now a bustling base for our army and navy. You'll feel quite protected as you vacation here, but it's not an easy place to get to.
Sure it's a state (trivia answer - it's our 50th), but it's a ways away from the heart of the and seems like a land unto itself. Each island here has its own distinct flair - If you're looking for a lot of action, visit Oahu. If you're looking for a low-key and quiet spot, choose the Big Island (that is really it's name). For something in the middle head to Maui.
Smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and south of the Equator is this exotic spot. Essentially you'll be enjoying the atmosphere of the nearby Cook Islands and Fiji without needing documentation to enter.
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