USA: Pacific Northwest and Southwest

Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon) The pleasantly mild Pacific Northwest offers outdoor pursuits and cosmopolitan cities. The terrain features spectacular rainforests, scenic mountains and volcanoes, beautiful coastlines and sage-covered steppes and deserts.

Southwest (Utah, New Mexiko, Arizona, Nevada) Heavily influenced by Spanish, Mexican and Native American cultures, this area is home to some of the nation’s most spectacular natural attractions and flourishing artistic communities.
(Source: Wikipedia)