On most maps of the United States, Alaska has its own separate window. Located about 500 miles north of mainland America and separated by the Canadian territory of British Colombia, Alaska is actually closer in proximity to Russia than to its sister states. It is the largest state in America by far, with more than two times square mileage of Texas, and has a longer coastline than all of the other U.S. states combined. Hawaii: Two wordsisland paradise. About 2,000 miles off the western coast of the U.S., Hawaii sits patiently waiting for lucky travelers to land on one of its eight spectacular islands. Constructed entirely from volcanic activity, this tropical archipelago has some of the finest beaches and jungle landscapes in the U.S. With so many islands, there are an abundance of secret coves, secluded inlets, and peaceful baysa perfect venue for glamping.