Most often defined as the states of Washington, Idaho and Oregon, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these eight shots, and you’ll understand why we think you should book your flight ASAP. (Oh, and don’t forget the Nikon.)
Stay in this historic little town to hike around Crater Lake, one of the deepest lakes in the world, which offers some of the most spectacular views we’ve ever seen. Stand on the edge of the caldera at night and you may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
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This small city’s verdant landscape of wheat fields and over 120 vineyards is a must-see for anyone looking to stretch their legs and spread out a bit (with a glass of wine, of course).
Who needs Cappadocia when you can take a breathtaking hot-air-balloon ’Gram right here in the U.S.? The Annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally takes place each year in September. Duly noted.
This city along the Columbia River is primarily known for its agriculture of potatoes and other crops, but we think the Boardman Tree Farm, with its mesmerizing symmetrical rows of swaying poplars along Interstate 84, is a sight not to be missed.
Just six miles outside Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford is the closest town and one of the prettiest little forested destinations—with tons of cozy B&Bs—for anyone looking to see the park in all its splendor without the whole “great outdoors” thing.
This serene town is located on the coast of Cape Perpetua and home to the eerie 20-foot-deep collapsed sea cave known at Thor’s Well. Psst: The best pictures are taken at high tide.