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7 Places Americans Can Travel Without a Passport

Never got around to applying for a US passport? While it’s crucial to visit most destinations across the world, US citizens can visit some beautiful places – no passport required! If you want to travel without a passport, consider these spots…

From paradise islands in the Caribbean to skiing in Canada, there’s plenty to explore.

Places Americans Can Travel Without a Passport

1. Puerto Rico

Did you know that Puerto Rico is the third largest Caribbean island and an unincorporated U.S. territory? Made of the main island and several smaller islands, it’s a pretty beautiful place to spend some time. There’s plenty of incredible things to see here. It’s really on the rise so is a great place to start something new.

2. Canada

Okay, so US citizens will have to put in a little bit of effort in order to visit Canada without a passport, but it’s worth it. First, you’ll need to travel by land, and second, you’ll need either a passport card or NEXUS, a trusted traveler program. Take your pick from snowboarding in Whistler or bar hopping in Toronto.


3. Guam

It’s beach weather year-round on the Pacific Ocean island of Guam, a U.S. territory since 1950, where there are only two seasons: dry (December through June) and rainy (July through November).  Explore 4,000 years of intriguing history — ranging from pre-colonial culture and archaeological sites and the site where Magellan’s ships landed, to Spanish forts and WWII battle sites.

4. U.S Virgin Islands

This region is well deserving of its nickname “America’s Paradise.” A territory of the United States of America since 1917, the United States Virgin Islands is an exotic group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea. The United States Virgin Islands is made up of three main islands – St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas – plus 50 smaller islands, cays and islets that are part of the Caribbean archipelago.

5. American Samoa

Picture the most authentic, tropical escape in U.S. territory, and it would be American Samoa. About halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand in the heart of Polynesia, American Samoa is truly off the beaten path. Enjoy diving, snorkeling and hiking a wild landscape of rainforest, beaches and protected coral reefs full of wildlife.

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6. Hawaii

Yes, Hawaii is obviously one of the 50 US States, so you don’t need a passport at all to visit. It feels a million miles away from the mainland, with lush jungle drives, waterfalls, sandy beaches and surfing stretches.

Hawaii is famous the world over for being one of the best places to vacation. And it really, truly is. From the hustle and bustle of Oahu to the romance of Maui, these islands are pure paradise.

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7. Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands are an easy reach northeast of Guam. The Northern Marianas consists of 15 islands in total, but the most popular are Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Once you’re on the islands of this U.S. commonwealth, the only difficult decision you’ll have to make is whether to sunbathe on a beautiful beach, try your luck at a casino, play golf with dazzling views of the Philippine Sea or go scuba diving in a World War II shipwreck.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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