What better place to celebrate everyone's favorite Irish holiday than on the magnificent Emerald Isle? Ireland's green nickname came from the poem When Erin First Roseby William Drennen who wrote of Ireland's iconic lush countryside.
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Greenland may have "green" in its name, but Iceland is actually much greener! Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, one of the country's most picturesque spots, drops some 200 feet into a deep pool surrounded by seemingly endless greenery.
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Vermont, the Green Mountain State, has plenty of natural flora contributing to its color, but it also frequently ranks as one of the nation's greenest states in terms of environmental policy and energy efficiency.
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The Amazon Rainforest, the largest in the world, is home to more than 40,000 varieties of plants. That's a lot of green! The canopy is so think that it's almost always dark on the forest floor, and after it begins to rain, it might take several minutes before any of it reaches the ground.
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Mt. Fuji Tea Plantations
Green tea, ubiquitous in Japan, is the most commonly consumed beverage in the country. Shizuoka, known as the "Riviera of Japan" is famous for its expansive – and very green – tea plantations, some of which sit at the base of breathtaking Mount Fuji.
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By day, Alaska in the winter is mostly white, but once darkness falls, aurora borealis lights up the night sky in brilliant shades of emerald and green.
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If you think the Shire in the Lord of the Rings trilogy looks green, wait until you see New Zealand and the locations where it was filmed. "God's own country" isn't lacking in verdant spaces, but Hamilton, the region that doubled as Hobbiton in the film franchise, is among the greenest.
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Arkansas, set right in the middle of the United States, proclaimed itself "the Natural State," and with the gorgeous mountains and valleys of the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains, we tend to agree.
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Green Gables, Prince Edward Island
Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, one of North America's most important literary landmarks, is true to its name. From the house that inspired L.M. Montgomery's setting for red-headed Anne to the gardens, walking trails and Haunted Wood, Prince Edward Island is a pastoral paradise in hues of green.