The Pacific Northwest, commonly referred to as the PNW, refers more generally to Oregon, Washington, and Southern British Columbia. When it comes to outdoor destinations, the Pacific Northwest has it all. Where else can you soak in natural hot springs in the morning, have a picnic in the mountains at lunchtime, and spend your evening sampling locally-brewed beers in some of the West Coast's coolest cities? The PNW is a charmer and if you take a look here, you'll quickly see why. From Crater Lake in Oregon or Olympic National Park in Washington to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, it's hard to find a more naturally stunning corner of the world. Here, yards butt up against ancient forests, cascading waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the local channel. Sounds like heaven on earth? That's because it just might be.