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People love to travel to places like Washington, Australia, and New York.

Washington is awash with pristine nature, spellbinding scenery, and dramatic landscapes. While it boasts beautiful mountains and forests, coasts, and volcanoes, it also has world-class cities, museums, and tourist attractions.

Part of the Pacific Northwest, its rugged terrain is bisected by the Cascade Mountains with Canada, Idaho, Oregon, and the ocean lying all around it. Many of its largest and most important settlements, such as Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia, can be found clustered along Puget Sound. You can discover many things to do in Washington State with historic sites and lively markets. For many, however, it is Washington’s innumerable wild areas, islands, and national parks that appeal the most. This is because you can completely immerse yourself in nature and hike, bike, kayak, and camp till your heart’s content amidst all its scenic splendor. Another idyllic nature spot to hit up is the massive Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, a two-hour drive east of Seattle. Very rugged and remote for the most part, its almost endless forests and valleys occupy the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Extending from Canada to Mount Rainier, it covers a huge area with glimmering lakes, rivers, and glaciers punctuating its verdant confines. Amidst the sublime scenery, you can hike, bike, and horseback ride or ski and snowboard down the slopes of the majestic Mount Baker. Wildlife watching is also very rewarding as deer, grizzly bears, and bald eagles reside upon the steep mountainsides. With waterfalls, rock formations, and commanding viewpoints all to be found within the park; the national forest does make for a great place to explore.

Australia is a beautiful place to go. There are countless amazing experiences to be had when visiting Australia, so much so it can be tricky to know where to start. Whether you’re up for an adventure (think chasing crocs in the Northern Territory), keen to meet furry locals on an iconic wildlife encounter, or want to delve into our culture and history with a First Nations experience, there really is something for everyone. Another nice place in Australia is The Whitsunday island in Queensland offers some of the world’s finest sailing, thanks to perfect winds, calm seas, beautiful scenery, and 74 islands to hop through (69 of which are uninhabited). Whether you want to charter your own course and hire a yacht with some friends, or simply relax on a private tour and let someone else do the navigating, you’ll find that taking in the beauty of this tropical oasis from aboard a boat is one of the best Aussie experiences on offer.

New York, New York comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial, and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.