Hannemeve Washington state and Minnesota have a large number of Norsk ex-patriots (as well as Dansk, Fins and Swiss) and a climate similar to that of Norway. The state of Washington is beautiful, and the west coast is pretty temperate. If you went to Seattle the winters are a little warmer there than the east side of the state or Minnesota. If you want a complete change from home try Florida or Southern California.
California, It's rich in culture, and rich in sites and mother nature (Beautiful) Great America and Disney Land, Knotts Berry Farm, L.A. to Tha Bay.... You Would Love It. Take Pictures.... Ton's Of History, Gold Rush, Train Robbery, THE REDWOOD FOREST, SEA World, Dave & Busters, Sunshine and "Top Fashion In The World", Advanced In Multi Culture and High Tech Industries :)