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Travel Tip: How To Go Island Hopping in America

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arubcaWhen someone says they’re traveling to an island, you probably assume Hawaii or the Caribbean. But in reality, you can go island hopping in the U.S.

There are hundreds of islands just off the mainland that you can visit…no flight needed.

Just 22 miles from Los Angeles is Catalina Island, and it’s only an hour ride on the Catalina Express ferry.

Life here is all about nature, seafood…and, uh, buffalo. They were brought here in the 1920s for a Hollywood film and even THEY didn’t want to leave.

Most New Yorkers will tell you to go to the Hamptons in the summer. But for me, there’s a place so special that I don’t even want to tell you about it! Fire Island.

It’s easy to get there by ferry from Long Island and, once you’re on the island, it’s totally laid back. No cars. No crowds.

Up north, I’m also a big fan of the Apostle Islands, off the tip of Wisconsin. You may have heard of them this past winter, when the ice caves reopened for the first time in five years. But summer is when these islands really come to life.

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