Maldives – Haven’t been there yet, but it definitely might be going on my bucket list. The Maldives islands are located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It sounds like the easiest way to get there from the USA is via the West Coast to Singapore, then catch a connecting flight to the Male which is the capital city. One of the bummers I came across was the lack of freedom to explore the different Islands once you get there if you’re traveling without a tour group or resort, so make sure to plan ahead if you want to see more than one of the islands. I found 4 great sources of info listed below.