It’s true! The map of the US is all wrong! (Well, OK, not wrong but not all-inclusive. Technically, many basic maps fail to include territories and other islands recognized by the US Geological Survey. Nevertheless, with all the natural and man-made attractions they are home to, these interesting islands are worth a visit.  

The U.S. Virgin Islands


This trio of islands consists of St Croix, St John, and St Thomas and is situated roughly 40 miles east of popular Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

St Thomas is reportedly a popular cruise ship stop and home to such historic buildings as the famous 17th-century Blackbeard’s Castle, which was once home to the legendary pirate. St. Croix is well-known for its peaceful atmosphere. It is also popular for its protected coral reefs which are perfect for those into scuba diving and snorkeling. 

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