Your Guide to the Non-Contiguous States

Non-Contiguous States

Written by Alexia Dellner

Alaska and Hawaii couldn’t be more different, but what they have in common are stunning landscapes, unique wildlife and a multitude of fun activities.

Alaska is for spotting wild bears, seals, and humpback whales and Hawaii is home to dolphins, turtles and exotic flowers. Go fishing, dog sledding or kayaking in Alaska and enjoy scuba diving, hiking and hula dancing in Hawaii. As the only non-contiguous US states, Alaska and Hawaii may be a little tricky to get to but any visit will be worth the trip!

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Alaska

Wild and beautiful, Alaska is the largest state in the US. Mountains, glaciers and vast stretches of land mean that it’s slightly isolated and hard to reach, but any trip to ‘The Last Frontier’ is worthwhile for its breath-taking beauty, wildlife, outdoor activities and unique native culture. Popular excursions include a trip up Mt. McKinley and catching the Northern lights in the winter.

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Alaska

Alaska

Alaska

Thanks to Erin for the beautiful Alaska images (seen above and also in our hero shot).

Hawaii

This string of islands in the Pacific Ocean is often called paradise on earth and it’s not hard to see why. With numerous volcanoes, waterfalls, cliffs, rainforests, rivers, and of course pristine beaches, Hawaii looks like a beautiful postcard. Pleasant temperatures and a relaxed attitude make ‘The Aloha State’ an ideal holiday destination all year round.

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Hawaii

Thanks to Alex for the beautiful Hawaii images. 

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