Aptly dubbed ‘The Evergreen State’, Washington is undoubtedly one of mother nature’s darlings. Whether you’re looking for lush rainforests, snow-capped volcanic peaks, picturesque Alpine meadows, glorious beaches, or remarkable wildlife, Washington has it all. For all its epic scenery though, the state’s primary draw card is the beautiful city of Seattle. This laidback hub of creativity continues to enchant visitors with its legendary live music scene, trendy neighbourhoods and diverse range of cultural attractions. If big cities are not really your thing, how about a Bavarian hamlet? Tucked into the Cascade Mountains, the little village of Leavenworth offers an intriguingly bizarre combination of Bavarian architecture, lederhosen, and even the odd Wiener schnitzel! Washington may see an inordinate amount of rain, but with all of this and more on offer it is certainly worth getting out your wellington boots and stomping through the puddles to explore all that this spectacularly scenic state has to offer.