It was a (hopefully not) one of those once-in-a-lifetime visits to a far off national park, and I was flat on my back. That, however, was not all bad at Virgin Islands National Park on the Caribbean island of St. John, where basking under the February sun on the sugar-sand beaches in between snorkeling adventures is de rigueur. Preferably with a cool drink in hand and a rattan mat beneath you.
Who wouldn't want to find themselves on a secluded tropical island in the middle of winter? This is Ofu Island, part of National Park of American Samoa, on the far side of the world.