Sri Lanka, Morocco and the Gorge: National Geographic picks best worldwide trips for spring

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The Pacific Northwest is on National Geographic’s list of the best places to visit for a spring trip in 2018.

The magazine listed the Columbia River Gorge among destinations like Peru’s Amazon River and the east coast of Sri Lanka, as well as Madagascar, Morocco and Panama.

The list was compiled as, “14 destinations that will help you shake those winter blues and embrace the season of new beginnings.”

The areas around the Columbia River and Snake River were highlighted for their stunning landscapes and waterfalls that are best viewed in spring, “when winter melt ensures a thunderous show.”

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took notice, agreeing that it’s worth getting up early to see the sunrise in the Gorge.

.@NatGeoTravel thinks it's worth getting up early for a view of the sunrise along our Columbia River Gorge — I couldn't agree more! #OregonTheBeautiful https://t.co/sSZZeb07S3— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 25, 2018

No other destinations in the U.S. made National Geographic’s list for best spring trips in 2018.

For the full list, go to nationalgeographic.com/travel.

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