The remote South Pacific islands of American Samoa offer Americans in search of outdoor adventure the opportunity to explore land and sea in the tropics without the need for even a passport. A national park featuring green forests and white sand beaches protects part of the largest island of American Samoa.
The group of Islands that make up the American Samoa Islands is an area untouched by modern life. It is a space near more populated tourist attractions like Fiji, but houses no large international hotels or resorts. For a rugged vacation with a lot of adventure, these Islands can provide the perfect getaway.
The heart of American Samoa, Pago Pago Town stands sentry above a beautiful deep-water harbor created from a collapsed volcanic crater. Known for its prolific tuna-canning industry, Pago Pago retains a small-town, third-world ambience of clapboard buildings and "rootsy" neighborhoods captured by English author Somerset Maughan in his classic short story "Rai…
Let's say that you want or need a get-away-from-it-all vacation, and you don't have the money or the time to get a U.S. passport. Want exotic beaches?…