Coming from Minnesota, where we are very proud of our Scandinavian heritage, as well as having a Swedish last name, I have always felt a strong kinship with the Scandinavian region. Being liberal, I am also interested in studying their seemingly perfect political systems. This is one of my favorite areas in the world, as the people are kind, the nature is stunning, and the architecture is on point. Literally. The only downside is it's cost - all three countries are quite expensive, even on the budget route.