PARADISE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
The phrase "island vacation" may conjure visions of exotic places, but what if you're in the mood for some island time and you don't have a passport — or want to stay closer to home? Sun, sand, and surf aren't exclusive to foreign nations. The U.S. has plenty of islands near (and far, if you're up for it) that are ripe for exploration without a passport. Here are some of the best.