So it's not quite out-of-country travel, but it was non-continental. I travelled to Hawaii with the Presidential Scholars group from Jan 2-11 and had a really great time. We spent several days on O'ahu and then a few more on Kaua'i. I did enjoy O'ahu, but it was much more built up than I expected. The high rises were more packed together than in downtown Raleigh! Kaua'i was much more my style. Some of the highlights were a trip to Pearl Harbor, parasailing, hiking Diamondhead, a helicopter tour, whale-watching and ziplining.