Travel is about more than escaping idle water cooler chitchat and seeing new horizons. Setting forth offers adventurers an opportunity to either write new rules or ignore the rules they've always had to follow. There may be fewer frontiers today than there once were and fewer places to escape the constraints of international law (there's always Somalia, although we don't recommend it), but there are plenty of ways to slip the bonds of the American justice system and legally engage in behavior that would land you in the clink stateside. What happens in Vegas may well stay there, but Nevada's laws – with that one notable exception – aren't too different from the laws in New York or Wisconsin. To get weird, you've got to get away.
Whether it's taking psychotropic drugs found deep in the Amazonian rain forest or driving fast cars with questionable safety features in England, breaking American rules is a great way to have a wonderful time and remember why we came up with those rules in the first place. With this in mind, we've collected a few prime opportunities to throw off the shackles of puritanical regulation and embrace other nations' more extreme freedoms.
If two things are certain in this world, it's death and attractive tropical tax havens; nothing makes fruity cocktails taste better than knowing you're skirting your capital gains taxes. Bored with the hubbub of the Caymans? Hop a jet to the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. Not only is the Micronesian island nation opposed to inheritance taxes, its parliament is committed to maximum secrecy. And if all that moral hazard isn't enough to get you to this remote spot, remember that it boasts some of the best diving on Earth.
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