Go west to find gold. Where salmon run upstream through cascading falls, bears trundle from their deep forest home to feast, and at the end of the Tracy Arm fjord seals bask on the bergs of Sawyer Glacier. Misty Fjords National Monument is an unspoiled paradise of ice fields, glaciers and rugged mountains. From the Barbary Coast to Big Sur, savour 17-Mile Drive’s seaside vistas, towering forests of ancient redwoods and colonial Spanish mansions. Indulge in the gourmet delights of San Francisco’s Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, Napa Valley’s lush vineyards or one of Seattle’s signature coffees. Reel in a magnificent catch or watch mighty whales on their annual migration along the coast of British Columbia.
The treasures of the region bestow new perspective to the meaning of big, leaving those who pass this way with a precious sense of awed amazement.