I’ll be honest. Up until a year ago, if you had asked me to pinpoint Guam on a map, I might have pointed somewhere near Mexico. I had no idea that this tiny Micronesian island was actually a U.S. territory located in the southern Pacific. But, living in Japan, it didn’t take long before I heard all about this mysterious destination. Since Guam is an easy 3-hour escape from the cold winters in Japan, this island is a hot spot for Japanese tourists.
My friends and colleagues have referred to Guam as, “The poor man’s Hawaii.” Well, if that means beautiful, untouched beaches and wild, lush mountainscapes for half the price – count me in!