Sometimes when a person is traveling, they’re looking for something that really stands out. We’ll start off with a bang…literally. From 1946 to 1958, the Marshall Islands served as the place where the United States would test 67 of its nuclear warheads, including the world’s first hydrogen bomb. How many people can say they’ve been to a place where a nuclear bomb had exploded?
Now, we we’ll go ahead and answer your next question. Yes, it’s safe to travel there now. As a matter of fact, it’s quite easy. The Marshall Islands is under the Compact of Free Association, which means that United States citizens do not need a visa when they go to visit. Once you’re there though, you’ll be among an exclusive group of people as the Marshall Islands are one of the least visited countries inn the world, averaging around 5,000 people per year.
Here’s what this means for a tourist though. You’re going to have a very quiet and peaceful time, not having to jostle for positions with other visitors. Those who visit between May and October will be able to take advantage of some of the best fishing in the world with over 1,000 different species calling the waters around the island home. It doesn’t matter if you’re going deep-sea or simply fishing from the shore. It will be unlike any other fishing you’ve ever done.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, book a charter out to the ship graveyard from the various ships that were sunk during the various nuclear tests. It’s a breathtaking underwater seascape that is unmatched by any other dive site in the world.