Did you know that 64 percent of Americans don’t own a passport?
While I find this number to be quite staggering, it is the truth. Over half of our nation’s population has either not gotten around to or has no desire to go through the process of obtaining a passport.
Because of this, the assumption is that the majority of Americans are limited to the parameters of the 50 states when they travel — but thankfully, this is not true.
I know! It’s surprising.
While there are travel limitations, there are actually five stunningly beautiful and exotic places that people without a passport can visit.
Happy traveling, my passportless friends!
5 Exotic Places You Can Go Without a Passport:
1-3. United States Virgin Islands
Made up of three islands — St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John –, this destination hosts over 2.6 million visitors every year. People who vacation here love the lack of currency exchange, the fact that the locals speak English and that each island offers something unique and different.
For people seeking adventure, we recommend St. Thomas because of its stunning national parkland and legendary diving. For someone looking to do a little shopping, we recommend St. Thomas because of its countless boutiques and jewelers. And for someone craving luxury and cultural immersion, we recommend St. John because of its rich heritage and picturesque amenities.
If you’re looking to visit the Virgin Islands, Dreams Sugar Bay may be the perfect place for you!
4. Puerto Rico
The island of Puerto Rico — officially an unincorporated territory of the United States — has long been a favorite of travelers looking for glorious beaches, exciting outdoor adventure and full cultural immersion.
From zip lining, caving, hiking, surfing and kayaking, to salsa clubs, casinos and authentic restaurants — there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Puerto Rico.
And if you’re looking to visit this destination anytime soon, be sure to checkout the beautiful Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico.
Though the 50th US state, a visit to the “Aloha State” can still give you a cross-cultural experience.
It’s a lush paradise and the only US state with a tropical rain forest. They have it all here — beaches, surfing, hiking, volcanoes, marine life and a rich cultural history. This destination’s beauty is honestly otherworldly.
If escaping to Hawaii gets you excited, then be sure to check out the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
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