Tinian is where the Enola Gay & Bockscar took off from on the Hiroshima & Nagasaki attack missions. It would be a shame & a missed opportunity to come out all the way out here and NOT set foot on this island of historical significance. Drive the actual runway, see the bomb pits, bomb replicas, Japanese era structures & local cultural sites. Be among few people who've set foot here and relive its often overlooked role in history.TINIAN ON MY OWN? You could, but:● Typhoons (+ other activity) often unearth sites NOT on maps and that require secret detours to reach.● The bomb replicas (originally intended for public view) are on private property; many folks aren't aware of them.● Maps won't reveal local lore, facts the books don't or get wrong, introduce you to locals who can share stories about life then & now, nor include insights a guide gains from giving tours, or having written several books about the islands as I have!Sometimes you sacrifice a little without a guide!