Guam Travel Guide
Visiting Guam might get a lot easier, just as long as you’re not trying to get there from the nifty fifty. The island territory of the United States is getting its very own airline, as Fly Guam is set to take to the skies later this year.
Freedom Air and World Aviation Incorporated are teaming up to offer flights on the new airline from several locations in and around Asia. Just like an old fashioned airline, they’re even looking to have an in-flight magazine as well as in-flight meals. We’re guessing from the emphasis on in-flight service that this is not a low-cost carrier, so don’t hold you breathe for crazy cheap fares.
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We’re sure Guam is awesome, but honestly it hasn’t really been tops on our to-do list. For some reason there’s just other tropical paradises that come to mind first, and maybe it’s just that Tahiti is a little more aggressive with their marketing. However, there’s a new feature that might just put Guam on our radar. Their airport has just swung open the doors on its new Sagan Bisita lounge. The name of the lounge means "stop and stay with us," and we want to do exactly that.
The new lounge is located with the airport’s west concourse across from gates 7 and 8, and its focus is making the fanciest of passengers feel extra comfortable. Delta is paying the bills on this place, but it’s not really one of their ordinary SkyClubs like the ones they have around the US. This place is above and beyond, and it’s only accessible to the most elite frequent fliers or those flying on a pricey ticket in the front of the plane.
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Yesterday, we told you about Virgin Island National Park on St. John, and how you can camp there without a passport. Well, the list of places you can go without one of those blue books is pretty short now, but there are still a few destinations left. And not all of them are so obvious and close to home.
We hope you have a passport anyway, but just to get this reminder out there: you can go to Guam without one. Technically, setting foot in Guam (a 9 1/2 flight from Honolulu) is no different than setting foot in Jersey or Texas. It sure feels a whole lot more exotic, though. But you'll need to keep in mind that Guam isn't a typical Pacific paradise: development (many would say overdevelopment) has transformed it. You'll need to get away from crowded Tumon Bay (above) for the most interesting experiences. Lonely Planet (take this with a grain of salt) recommends the Ohana Bayview hotel for a location that's a bit away from the beach.
Your only option for reaching Guam from the U.S. is Continental, and they will ream you--but it will add to the trip cred. Once you're there, try and invite yourself to a real Chamorro fiesta and party away from the Japanese honeymooners and K-Mart groupies. For trip extension, you can continue on to Saipan, also a passport-free option.
· Continental Micronesia [Wikipedia]
· Passport-Free Travel: Relaxed St. John [Jaunted]