The Oregon Coast is filled with beautiful sights. With rugged cliffs, beaches for walking and wildlife like sea lions and shore birds, the Oregon Coast is a big draw for visitors year round. One doesn’t think of sparkling, hand-blown glass as a coastal asset but places like Lincoln City are a destination for artists, collectors and admirers of glass art.
Not that long ago, Victoria, British Columbia was Canada’s wild western frontier. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, northwest of Seattle, Victoria was established as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the 1840s. Victoria saw its population explode from around 300 to more than 5,000 in a matter of weeks when the discovery of gold brought thousands of hopeful miners to the area. A couple of decades later, Victoria became the provincial capital of British Columbia, and the city has never looked back.