Cook Islands may be a bit off the beaten tourist trail, but JoAnna Haugen notes that, for those travelers who make the time to visit, they'll not only be treated to an array of traditions but an open invitation to take part in them as well.
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The Basics Country: Cook Islands Where is it?: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand Why do people go here?: Play in the sun and pretend you have your own island when you head to the Cooks. A popular destination for travelers coming [...]