Detractors often describe Pacifica as a nation by elites, for elites, and utterly out of touch with America at large. The truth is far more nuanced. Yes, the ivory towers of San Francisco are home to the elite of the elite, but the beaches of Micronesia welcome tourists from everywhere on Earth and beyond. The Star Kingdom of Hawaii is one of the most friendly places to visit anywhere on Earth, and studies show it to be one of the least stressful places to live in America. You can travel from Juneau to American Samoa without ever seeing land, and some of the worlds greatest boat races take place in their waters. There is far more to see in Pacifica than the caricatures would suggest.