A trip to the Pacific North West will undoubtedly be dominated by an exploration of the wild natural beauty that characterises the region. The dramatic landscapes serve as a constant reminder that, even in the city, nature is never far away. Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice, both for activity and terrain. Those of a less active nature however, can enjoy the spectacular views from Seattle in one of the city's legendary coffee bars or discover the city's laid-back lifestyle based around a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Strolling in one of the Portland's 250 parks should definitely be on the agenda in Washington's busy capital or why not go and visit an extinct volcano? Leave the city to discover Oregon's plethora of world-class wineries, and finally, for a complete change of scene, escape to Alaska where this secluded state's fjords, glaciers and snow capped peaks will literally take your breath away. Our fully up-dated and practical guide will provide you with all the information you need to plan the perfect trip to this awe-inspiring area of the American continent.
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