Wanna getaway, but don’t have a passport? We tend to forget that, as American citizens, we have access to some of the most exotic places in the world. Some of which only require an I.D. and proof of citizenship. Here’s a list of five tropical places American citizens can travel to without having a passport:
Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory located in the Greater Antilles in between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular tourist destination especially for Americans primarily because of the ease of travel there. A direct flight to Puerto Rico from Miami takes only about 2.5 hours. Nicknamed “the island of enchantment,” Puerto Rico is said to be one of the most magical places in the world. Plan a trip to Puerto Rico, and witness this mystical charm firsthand.
UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
The U.S. Virgin Islands include the islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, which may be the most culturally diverse territories in the Caribbean. Before the United States took possession of the islands, several other nations waved their flags there deeply affecting the culture, architecture, cuisine and traditions. Danish, French, Spanish, West Indian and African influences are evident throughout these three spectacular islands. Plan a multi-day trip and take advantage of each island’s distinct and unique experiences.
Don’t forget the U.S. Virgin Islands is offering a special incentive to anyone who plans a trip to the islands until December 2017!
Guam is a U.S. territory located in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. The climate is tropical with temperatures ranging between approximately 70 and 90 °F throughout the year. That’s near-perfect weather year round!!! That’s probably why more than one million tourists visit Guam every year.
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
The islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota make up the Northern Mariana Islands and are intimately referred to as “America’s best kept secret.” These islands are a part of the Mariana Islands, a chain of islands which also includes the politically separate island of Guam. According to the Northern Mariana Islands tourism site, “here you can truly escape to a place of magnificent beaches and crystal clear aqua waters, rich history, year round outdoor activities, world class diving and golfing, international shopping, a wide range of ethnic restaurants and a wide variety of international and indigenous cultures adding their unique flavors to this beach resort.” That should be reason enough to plan your trip to the Mariana Islands now.
Hawaii has to be one of our greatest treasures; being one of the 50 united states, yet having a unique island vibe. Hawaii is made up of 6 islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, and Molokai. Hawaii is at the top of most people’s dream vacation list; with great weather and what’s rumored to be some of the world’s most friendly people, I can definitely understand why. Hawaii is home to the world’s top beaches and is the world’s top honeymoon destination. Ready to visit this paradise? Plan a trip to our 50th state. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
Ready to plan your next tropical vacation? Why not start with these beautiful places that are right in our backyard. Book a trip and start making wonderful memories ASAP!