Summer vacation season is upon us and to many that means planning an island escape. You don’t need a passport or even to travel far to experience island life. This week’s Bucket List brings you seven of our favorite U.S. island gateways. Whether you’re in search of palm trees, golf or simply a break from the hustle of everyday life, there is an ideal destination for everyone among this gallery of islands.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.