Imagine a picture-perfect sunset, a cool island breeze, and the relaxing sound of waves crashing against the shore while you sip the juice out of a fresh coconut. The thought of a tropical vacation is most enticing when you just want to get away, or at any time if we’re being honest. It’s a fantasy many of us long for, but we often think that jetting off to an exotic location that can offer all of this and more requires too much effort due to them being international destinations. Of course international travel mandates a current passport, which means going through customs and an even longer visit with the TSA. This is even more distressing if you don’t have a passport or if your passport has expired and you need to renew it. At the airport, security is magnified and even the smallest details will be scrutinized. If this has completely turned you off to traveling with a passport, we’ve got good news. Fortunately, there are beautiful tropical vacations you can visit with just your driver’s license in hand.
If you’re looking to book a tropical getaway this summer, rest easy knowing that you can do it without the hassle of using a passport. You have the option of several vacation destinations in and around the U.S. that don’t require a passport while still offering all the luxuries of sun, sand, and relaxation you’d expect on tropical vacations. Whether you’re interested in clear-water snorkeling, hiking with scenic views, indulging in island cuisine, or uncovering centuries of gripping history, these gorgeous havens include everything you could ever want in an equatorial getaway. While it’s nice to receive another coveted stamp on your passport, check out these 9 no-passport, tropical escapes that will make you feel like your worlds away from reality.
May 27, 2016