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Best knows as a college town, Bellingham and the surrounding area and brimming with outdoor adventure, restaurants, and retail, not to mention abundant artistic talent. Read full feature from the state of Washington’s Visitor Guide, here.Â
The small city of Bellingham hugs the Washington coastline and nestles up to the craggy, snow-capped Cascade Range. This bustling college town is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, and a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. When the opportunity to have a hosted two-day stay presented itself, I packed up my bags and headed north […]
In Spanish, the word “rumba” means party, a concept that sums up the spirits and Latin flavor that Lima native Antonio Diaz brings to his adopted hometown of Bellingham. A chef, musician and award-winning salsa dancer, Diaz serves up casual Peruvian dare at his downtown deli, Cafe Rumba, and shares the rhythms of Cuba and […]
Whatcom County posted some decent growth in the tourism industry last year, and it already appears to be off to a strong start in 2017. Last year visitors spent $588 million in Whatcom County, a 3 percent increase compared to 2015, according to a report by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. The data was compiled by […]
Tucked into the alleyway of Bellinghamâs State Street hangs a full moon casting its shadow against the vibrant exterior of Honey Moon Mead & Cider. A production facility by day, Honey Moon transforms into a performance bar at night for locals to mingle and make themselves at home. âWe are more about building community than […]
The newly opened 153-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham in Bellingham, Washington is the first Holiday Inn to show off the brandâs new H4 guest room design. The design emphasizes flexibility above all. A âwelcome nookâ for guests to hang their coat, drop their keys, and plug in their devices, just as they would […]
20 Days of Beer Week Wander Brewing; Melvin Brewing, Bellingham Style: Hoppy Imperial Red Stats: 8.4% ABV Available: In four packs of 16-ounce cans at Bothellâs The Hop and Hound, Lynnwoodâs Special Brews, Bellinghamâs Elizabeth Station, Seattleâs Brouwerâs Cafe and Bottleworks; on tap at select locations in Bellingham and Seattle. Read full piece here.
Thereâs a particular ad running on TV lately that has caught my eye. The ad shows athletic young folk being extra sporty during the day, you know, hiking, cross-fitting, cycling, and then clinking pint glasses presumably later that night. Being fit and drinking beer go hand-in-hand, the ad espouses. Read full story here.
When it comes to helping people get around safely by bike, these towns have it dialed. Hereâs how theyâre working to make their streets even more accessible to people traveling on two wheels. From 2005 through 2013, these 13 cities had the lowest cyclist fatality rates in the United Statesâan average of one death or […]
I’m in awe of the snow-capped Mount Baker towering majestically on the Horizon, and love to photograph it with a sunlit sailboat or massive freighter in the foreground. I’m not alone – Baker is the most photographed mountain in America. Read full story here.
Bellingham is a college town about an hour and a half drive from Seattle. It is small and the friendliness of the locals and the intimacy of the town center make you feel a world away from the hussle and bussle of the city. The architecture is antiquated, and everyone seems to knows everyone. If […]
An escape for city slickers and a destination for tourists, Bellinghamâs Fairhaven District has been referred to as a hidden little gem worth discovering. For good reasonâit oozes charm with its artsy shops, fabulous restaurants, cafĂ©s and outdoor walkways. To top it off, it is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. Fairhavenâs red brick district […]
Yes, itâs yet another list, and it’s one youâve probably never heard of, but Nate Silver says it takes âa good approach for serious foodies.â The Willows Inn on lovely Lummi Island â a couple hoursâ drive and a very short, very picturesque ferry ride north of Seattle â was named one of Eaterâs Best […]
Looking for a road trip later this month? Iâd suggest heading up north for Bellingham Beer Week, which is set to take place from April 21 to 29. With 10 breweries in a city of around 80,000 people, Bellinghamâs beer scene has exploded in recent years and shows little sign of slowing down (Did someone […]
Edwin Martinez runs Onyx Coffee in Bellingham, Washington. The shop is a bit unusual. Martinez calls it “a mad scientist lab” for studying human behavior with coffee. He sells just coffee and nothing else, not even cream. Â The coffee comes straight from his familyâs farm in the mountains of northwest Guatemala. Read full story and […]
Packing a pair of shades and sunscreen are usually essential slope-side gear this time of the ski season, but more snowfall and wintry-like weather remains in the mix clear into next week. A stronger low-pressure system will develop late Thursday and push onshore into the Cascades through Friday. This weather system will generate strong winds, […]
Two award-winning Western breweries, Wyomingâs Melvin Brewing and Washingtonâs Wander Brewing kick off the Bellingham Beer Week pre-party on April 14with the limited release of their collaborative craft brew, 20 Days of Beer Week. The collaboration between Melvin and Wander Brewing was in conjunction with Brouwers and Elizabeth Station who helped conceptualize the beer, provide […]
Tucked below the Canadian border, about 100 miles north of Seattle, is the boutique Inn at Lynden. It’s part of the 1914 Waples Mercantile Building, nearly destroyed by fire in 2008 and now preserved on the National Register of Historic Places. Read featured piece here.
When roasted to faithfully convey flavors indicative of its region of cultivation, coffee provides an opportunity for a sort of primer on that region â a brief introduction to the land and its people, at least as far as this agricultural product is concerned. Patrons that sip Guatemalan coffee at a new shop in Bellingham, […]
The national craft beer scene has peaked from its once unstoppable momentum upward. With over 5,200 craft breweries in operation, weâre entering a new era. The big movers in the market such as Stone, Sierra Nevada, and many others, are slowing their volume, or even regressing. There have been layoffs and volume reductions across the […]
Pinning down exactly how manyÂ miles of legal mountain bike trails are inÂ Bellingham, WA Â is tricky, as many trails fall in a legal gray zone. However, Bellingham locals are working to legalize many of the illicit lines, and even without those trails they can alreadyÂ claim over 100 miles of close-to-town singletrack. The Bellingham trail networkÂ is anchored […]
Chuckanut Bay Distillery began in 2011, the brainchild of Matt Howell and Kelly Andrews, longtime friends who share a passion for premium distilled spirits and challenging, costly projects.Â After identifying a downtown Bellingham location, we set about obtaining the necessary federal, state, and local permits, building out the space, and procuring the necessary equipment. Two long […]
Rain or shine, kids want to be active exploring and discovering. Here are a few ideas, both indoors and outdoors, to keep them (and you) happy and busy. Read full story here.Â
An orange sun is momentarily suspended above the blazing horizon, and then it touches down, lighting the Salish Sea on fire for only moments before it sinks and is completely extinguished. Dunlin scurry frantically across the wet sand and surf searching for savory marine worms and mollusks. But we’ve brought our own picnic rather than […]
The City of Bellingham and the surrounding Whatcom county offers a smorgasbord of outdoor and cultural activities that is hard to find in one place – magnificent Salish Sea scenery and unparalleled boating with the nearby recreational expanse of majestic Mount Baker. Did you know they are just as famous for their vibrant music scene? […]
Fewer than a thousand people live on this rugged island, a 10-minute ferry ride from Washington’s northern coast. Driving along its 9 square miles, you won’t encounter many tourists -just a scattering of second-home owners in tie-dye and fishermen netting salmon. In spring, you might spot whales migrating up the coast-or the occasional skinny dipper. […]
On the Pacific Northwest coast, jumbo ferries, tugs and sailboats abound. But, for up close and personal encounters to shore, together with fast friendly service, a tiny passenger ferry can be the right ticket to take you where you want to go. Read full story here.Â
The calendar says March, but never mind that spring is officially less than a few weeks away as winter weather continues to boost snow levels at all ski resorts in what has turned out to be a grand season.Â The western slopes of the Cascades received a few inches of snow late Wednesday, with 4 inches […]
LYNDEN Ââ A life-size sculpture of âMother of Lyndenâ Phoebe Judson will be unveiled and dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the corner of Sixth and Front streets. The site of the statue placement, Phoebe seated on a bench, will be near the Lynden Chamber of Commerce office and a few feet from […]
In Bellingham, Washington, the spirit of Nikola Tesla crackles on, said Brian Cantwell in The Seattle Times. The Serbian-American inventor of alternating current, who was known for his dramatic public demonstrations of electricity’s wonders, would have been thrilled by the waterfront city’s Spark Museum. Read full feature here.
Veteran ski patroller at Mt. Baker. Andy Sahlfeld, 46, has one of the world’s best winter commutes, albeit an early one. He rises well before dawn in an A-frame at 4,200 feet at the Mt. Baker Ski Area, walks out the door to a chairlift, and rides 2,000 feet to the Panorama Dome “Pandome” Hut […]
For many outdoor enthusiasts, itâs almost assumed that after a day of adventure, beers will be shared at a local brewpub. Look outside of any brewery in Bellingham and youâll likely see a full bike rack and cars topped with muddy mountain bikes, icy skis and wet kayaks. Inside, youâll find wind-chapped cheeks, spandex shorts […]
Let’s be honest for a moment: No one expects you to spend all your spare time at college in the library. Whether you’re planning to study early Japanese literature or Python coding, you may still want to spend your weekends scaling rock walls, savoring the silence of snowy woods, or paddling down Class V rapids. […]
For an unforgettable winter getaway, hole up at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa. Located on Bellingham Bay, romantic amenities abound. Think double soaking tubs in every room, window-seat views of the bay and couples’ massages. For an extra special treat (and more space), book a king suite. Read Full Feature Article here: Top 5 Romantic […]
The spring sunshine warms me as I sit on the deck of the 100-foot Victoria Star, my eyes searching the dark-blue waters of a calm Salish Sea. With binoculars at the ready, my fellow passengers and I on this San Juan Cruises whale-watching trip are on the lookout for the glistening outline of a 6-foot […]
The Spark Museumâs giant Tesla coil is rewarding for thrill-seekers. Along with the Spark, Bellingham has lots of fun things to see, do and eat.Â Talk about a shocking experience. But, happily, it wasnât.Â I felt like Houdini, in one of those old movies, where they wrap the master magician in 20 feet of chain secured with […]
While 150-year-old steakhouses and farm-to-table innovatorsare all well and good, there’s no restaurant more central to the American identity than the diner. From the booths and breakfast counters to the gut-busting comfort food and winking waitresses doling out warm-ups by the dozen, these greasy spoons have been shaping the way we eat for generations, the […]
We currently harvest wild salmon from two specific fisheries. Based on our own stringent Provisions Salmon Sourcing Criteria, our Wild Sockeye Salmon comes from a community-based, in-river fishery on the Situk River, Alaska. Our Wild Pink Salmon are caught in reef nets off Lummi Island, Washington. Read full story here: watch video here.
Cookbook: âSea and Smokeâ a romantic culinary adventure Cookbooks can be functional: to provide nutritional support, to inspire daily cooking, to give instructions for specific cultural dishes or to simply look beautiful sitting on a coffee table. Then there are the cookbooks that take you on a journey, somewhere far away and different from your […]
Just Start Something features men and women who took the initiative to start a new venture. Â This feature is of Jack Lamb, CEO and owner of Aslan Brewing Co. in Bellingham, Washington. Read full story here.Â