Visiting Alaska and Hawaii introduced me to different cultures without the hassle of international travel.
America’s diverse landscapes and people make it special, and that’s especially evident in Alaska and Hawaii.
The first time I visited Alaska, I was only 19 months old, but when I returned on a fishing trip through the Inside Passage, I took in the amazing scenery and understood why it is called “The Last Frontier.”
Similarly, I was in awe of Hawaii, arriving as a high school kid on spring break and leaving as a devout conservationist and aspiring marine biologist (the last bit didn’t quite work out).
Once I was exposed to the beauty of Polynesian culture and stunning nature, I knew I had to come back.
You don’t need a passport to immerse yourself in a different culture. Just book a flight to Hawaii or Alaska.