Articles & Coverage

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Bellingham is Top 10 Bleisure Travel Destination
Chris Killen— has named Bellingham, WA the number 2 “bleisure” travel destination in America. Bleisure is a combination of “business” and “leisure.” Travelers to business meetings in Seattle are encouraged to rent a car and make the scenic drive to Bellingham for a few extra days of leisure time. Writer Chris Killen says: “Bellingham is beautiful. It’s […]

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
John Holl’s Best of 2018
John Holl—Craft Beer & Brewing

Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine®’s senior editor and author of the new book, Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, “poured” over his notebooks of beer notes and interviews to share what he’s enjoyed over the past year. Read full article here: John Holl’s Best of 2018    

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Whatcom Museum’s Endangered Species Exhibit Astonishes Visitors
Anna Black—SouthsoundTalk

There is still time to see remarkable Endangered Species artworks in Bellinghambefore they disappear. It is a subject close to the heart for many in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. In 2013, curator Barbara Matilsky launched Whatcom Museum’s Vanishing Iceexhibit. It went on tour internationally for five years after closing in Bellingham. Read full article here: Whatcom Museum’s Endangered Species […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Road Trip: Discover Winter Fun at Mount Baker
Anna Black—LewisTalk

Mount Baker Ski Area is a tranquil bit of paradise and a fun family getaway, located near Bellingham in Whatcom County. It boasts the most annual snowfall of any ski area in North America. In fact, they still hold the world record – set during the 1988-89 season – for the most seasonal snowfall: a whopping 1,140 inches […]

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Jeff Alworth’s Best of 2018
Jeff Alworth—Craft Beer & Brewing

Jeff Alworth is editor of the Beervana blog and author of several books, including The Beer Bible and Secrets of Master Brewers. Here he offers up beer and brewing experiences that highlight his home in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. His Top 5 Beers of 2018 includes Structures Brewing Isolation, by one of Bellingham’s […]

Monday, November 19th, 2018
The Many Feels and Flavors of Bellingham
Melissa McCarthy—425 Magazine

There is nowhere quite like Bellingham. This eclectic town feels old-fashioned yet modern, comfortable yet unusual, intimate yet immense. In Bellingham, you are never far from the sea, the forest, the mountains, or the city. This urban oasis is on the rise, and has much to be explored and experienced. Read full article here: The Many […]

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
New Lodging Association Forms in Whatcom County
Anna Black—Whatcom Talk

At the organizational urging of Keith Coleman, general manager of both SpringHill Suites and Towne Place Suites, several Bellingham hoteliers have come together to form the Bellingham Whatcom County Lodging Association (BWCLA). The group is inviting others in the industry, and related industries, to join them. Read Full Article Here: New Lodging Association Forms in Whatcom […]

Monday, November 12th, 2018
From Vegan Eats to Virtual Reality: 3 New Businesses to Visit in Downtown Bellingham

Interested in exploring the freshest new spots in downtown Bellingham? From a virtual reality arcade to a vegan cafe, read on for a list of the newest destinations to debut in this part of the city. Read full article here: From Vegan Eats to Virtual Reality: 3 New Businesses to Visit in Downtown Bellingham  

Friday, November 9th, 2018
Family-friendly Trails in Your Wild Backyard
Craig Romano—Outdoors NW

I’ve spent most of my hiking life exploring the backcountry far from the city. But I recently began seeking trails within and on the fringe of Puget Sound’s urban centers, including the Interurban Trail to Teddy Bear Cove in South Bellingham.   Read full article here: Family-friendly Trails in Your Wild Backyard

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Two Delightful Christmas Celebrations Near Bellingham, Washington
Lara Dunning—Small Town Washington

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays in Washington State this year? Two small towns – Lynden and Ferndale – have delightful Christmas celebrations near Bellingham, Washington, that are great for the entire family. Read full article here: Two Delightful Christmas Celebrations Near Bellingham, Washington  

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Cafe Juanita pastry chef Junko Mine blends art, science and traditions into creative, ingenious treats
Rebekah Denn—Seattle Times

Junko Mine knows better than most how baking is both an art and a science. Focusing on fermentation and wild yeasts, the pastry chef has found inspiration everywhere from a camera lens to a biology lab. A visit to Lummi Island turned into a brief stage at the globally acclaimed Willows Inn with chef Blaine Wetzel, and a […]

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Take a Gold-Medal Brewcation
Allen Cox - Northwest Travel

Do you possess a discerning palate that craves the complexities and nuanced flavors or fine craft beer? A big slice of the Northwest population would reply with a resounding “yes!” So, if you haven’t investigated the brew scene in Bellingham, Washington, head to this charming city just south of the Canadian border to sample what […]

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Guardian of the North Cascades
Allen Cox—Northwest Travel & Life

North Cascades National Park turned 50 years old in 2018. Welsberg asks just about everyone he meets whether they have ever visited a national park and has found that many answered “no”. Read full article here: Guardian of the North Cascades  

Monday, November 5th, 2018
The Far North of the Far Northwest
Roughing It Smoothly

There’s an emerald land in the Pacific Northwest where, in spring, a thousand rainbow-hued acres of tulips and daffodils line-dance in the breezes. Close by, the glacier-crowned Cascade Mountains reign in splendor, spawning boisterous rivers that plunge over misty waterfalls and drain into the Skagit and Nooksack Valleys. Read full article here: The Far North […]

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Sunday suggestion: Day trip along Chuckanut Drive
My Edmond News

Since the Seahawks aren’t playing Sunday, it might be a good day to take a drive north along winding Chuckanut Drive, photographer David Carlos suggests. “It takes about 1.5 hours from the Lynnwood area to get to the start of Chuckanut Drive,” he says. “From that point, it’s a 20-mile drive along twisty, boulder-lined roads, […]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Peak fall colors likely to dazzle in the NW this year
Tim Joyce—Q13 Fox

Washington might be the Evergreen State, but there’s plenty of fall foliage to enjoy. From now until the first week of November is when leaf colors peak in the lowlands of Western Washington, but weather conditions will likely make this year’s color more vibrant than usual. Read full article here: Peak fall colors likely to dazzle […]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
The Tipping Point
Colin Wiseman—Freehub

I can’t sit on my couch. The tick of spinning hubs is too distracting. It’s an all-day, everyday parade past my front lawn during the summer. Old bikes clank, new bikes hum.  Young, old, somewhere in between, they roll by smiling, a bit dusty, dog in tow.  Solo, in groups of six. Inevitably, someone will […]

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Explore the Outdoors in Bellingham
Sunseeker Staff—Sunseeker

Ready to get away from the big-city scene for the weekend? If so, we highly recommend heading to beautiful Bellingham, Washington to get some fresh air and explore the great outdoors. Bellingham has a wide range of outdoor activities from waterfalls and cruises to exploring a historic district and outdoor breweries. It’s a lot to […]

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Exploring Bellingham’s Eats and Drinks
Sunseeker Staff—Sunseeker

Whether you’re looking for live entertainment while you dine or just a great lunch spot, Bellingham has some of the best options for locally sourced cuisine. From the weekly Farmer’s Market to beer and tamales, there’s something for every traveler wanting a unique one-of-a-kind experience. Read full article here: Exploring Bellingham’s Eats and Drinks

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Getting Crafty in Bellingham
Sunseeker Staff—Sunseeker

Craft beer enthusiasts rejoice! Bellingham is home to over a dozen craft breweries, each offering something unique and delicious! Whether you like IPAs, stouts, hefeweizens or pale ales—we guarantee you’ll find your new favorite beer in this Pacific Northwest craft brew oasis! Here are just a few of the Bellingham breweries we’d like to raise […]

Friday, October 12th, 2018
Commercial Street Night Market

The Commercial Street Night Market is a monthly event with its final 2018 market happening on December 21. Artisan and food vendors line the streets with local live music playing in the background. It’s a fantastic way to experience Bellingham at Night. See full article here: Commercial Street Night Market

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
KNKX Connects Bellingham
KNKX Public Radio—KNKX

KNKX is live at the Mount Baker Threatre in Bellingham, Wash! Watch as All Things Considered Host Ed Ronco discusses the Bellingham waterfront and more! Joining Ed is environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp and community representatives from the area! Join us at 5:30! Read full article here: KNKX Connects Bellingham

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
25 Things We Love About Fall in the Pacific Northwest
Kim Holcomb, Anisa Ashabi—King 5 Evening

Fall has fallen and we LOVE IT. Lots of us believe fall is the best season in the Pacific Northwest, and we want to share 25 reasons why. These are not listed in any specific order; we love them all equally, and recommend you make it a mission to experience them all. By no means […]

Monday, October 8th, 2018
The Apple Capitol of the World Just May Be Lynden
Michael King—King 5 Evening

Apples are just the beginning in the largest orchard west of the mountains. “Apple Al” fires up the Apple Bin Express as about thirty toddlers get to feel what it’s like to be an apple in an actual bin. The seven-car “train” of apple bins takes the kids to where the food comes from at Bellewood […]

Friday, September 28th, 2018
After Hours: Make a Beer Run to Bellingham
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Registration is filling up fast for the first Trails to Taps Relay on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Bellingham. Read full article here:

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Largest mural in state nearly complete in Bellingham: ‘It’s a lot of paint’

What’s being called the largest mural in the state will soon be finished on the side of a power plant in Bellingham. High up in the sky with the sun piercing down on her back, artist Gretchen Leggittfeels at home submerged in her latest masterpiece, she told KOMO News on Tuesday. Read full article here: Largest mural […]

Monday, September 17th, 2018
Here’s what’s new in Bellingham, from a beer garden to a vegan eatery
Hoodline, San Francisco

Interested in exploring the newest restaurant additions to Bellingham? From a sushi and ramen spot to a beer garden, read on for the newest hot spots to arrive near you. Read the full article here: Here’s what’s new in Bellingham, from a beer garden to a vegan eatery

Friday, September 14th, 2018
SeaFeast: A Pacific Northwest Festival Every Foodie Should Know About
Lara Dunning—Small Town Washington & Beyond

Many travelers visit the Pacific Northwest to sample local seafood like fresh-caught salmon, crab, and oysters. Having lived in Washington State for over a decade, I can attest to the richness of our coastal waters and the bounty it provides. One way to sample the delicacies the area has to offer is at the annual SeaFeast festival […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
A Seafeast is waiting for you in Bellingham, Washington
Michael & Elizabeth Fagin—Foodista

Taking the ferry from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island is like sailing into the past. The Whatcom Chief looks like a cross between a tugboat and a barge. It can hold 22 cars for the 5-minute ride to the island and is Whatcom County’s only ferry. Once on the island, which is just 9.25 square […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
A Guide to Finding and Drinking Fresh Hop Beers in the PNW
Kendall Jones - Seattle Magazine Online

Fresh Hop Forum at Aslan Brewing, Bellingham – September 29th. Aslan Brewing is assembling a tap list of special release fresh hop beers from far and wide ~ available all in one place, the Aslan Depot: Barrels & Blending. The event will feature live music, delicious food options, and plenty of fresh hop beer to go around! Read […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Bellingham SeaFeast Celebrates Seafood and the Maritime Community
Nancy Zaffaro—Confetti Travel Cafe

Summer festivals are a highlight of the season—and there’s still time for one more summer adventure. Bellingham, Washington is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and an hour-and-a-half from Vancouver, Canada. (Or fly in directly through Bellingham International Airport.) There’s much to do in this Pacific Northwest city any time of year, and Bellingham SeaFeast is one […]

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Bellingham’s Aslan Brewing Company makes beer that’s king of the craft brewing jungle
Anne Erickson—King5news

Aslan Brewing Company in Bellingham isn’t named for the well-known character in the Narnia books. Aslan is the Turkish word for lion, and the name is a nod to keeping the art of making good beer wild and untamed. Sant Bryan and Jose Cedeno hosted King5 Evening at Aslan Brewing on Sept. 7, 2018. Read […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
True Brews – Wild Warehouse Farmhouse Ale
Kendall Jones—Seattle Magazine

THIS BEER BEGINS LIFE as a regular saison (aka farmhouse ale), a traditional Belgian-style beer originally produced in farmhouses and served to farm workers, before spending about nine months in repur­posed Chardonnay barrels from Woodinville’s Chatter Creek Winery, which is how this brew gains its unique character. Yellowish-orange in the glass, the ale presents myriad […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Slip Slidin’ Away – Birch Bay Waterslides
Sarah Edwards—Seattle Magazine

Kids of all ages pack these giant water playgrounds-and with each park’s unique personality, you may want to try them all Read full feature article here: Birch Bay Waterslides

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Shore Sites – Baker Lake

Head to Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for a low-key weekend away from it all. Many of the more than 250 sites in the 10 campgrounds that dot the shores of Baker Lake come equipped with water access and killer views of Mount Baker or other sur­rounding North Cascades peaks. Swift Creek […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Evergreen Evenings
Carolyn Blackburn—Meetings Today

Bellingham and San Juan Islands A sunset cruise is a special way for groups to wrap a day of business in Bellingham. “A benefit of weekday meetings is the opportunity for a relaxing after-hours boat excursion on Bellingham Bay;’ said An­nette Bagley, director of marketing for Visit Bellingham. Several themes are offered by San Juan […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Destination Dining – The Willows Inn on Lummi Island
Allecia Vermillion with James Ross Gardner, Rosin Saez and Allison Williams—Seattle Met

Every intrepid Chef who strikes out of Washington’s distant pockets and expresses those immediate surroundings in the form of ambitious food furthers a movement that began with a Craigslist ad. Or, more specifically, with a 24-year-old kid from Olympia on a plane back from Copenhagen in 2010, headed to a nine-square-mile island he’d never before […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Photo Friday Series. Bellingham Harbor
Valerie Estelle Rogers—V. Estelle Travel

Week four and I’m already breaking the one-photo rule, eh, whatever, it’s my site. Plus, I think you’ll appreciate the zoom shot. Bellingham, Washington. I’m on a wonderfully large yacht with four other writers, our hosts, a catered spread of local salmon and all of the delights that go with it. (More about that and them later) […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
4 ways to improve your beer drinking
Lesley Kennedy—The Seattle Times

The craft-beer craze has never been more accessible, with a neighborhood brewery seemingly around every corner. Here are four ways to bring the fun home. The drink Boundary Bay Citraweisse ($10 per six-pack at New Seasons Market). Keep the summer vibes rolling with this Bellingham brewer’s seasonal citrus, kettle-soured pour. Light-bodied with a kiss of wheat […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Travel With Teri B: Thanks To Virgin Airlines For This Pacific Northwest Trip!
Teri B—Lawest Media

What does that mean? Virgin Airlines did everything in their power to destroy our return flight last September from Boston & Providence. After much back and forth, a $500 credit was offered for future travel. When I attempted to use the credit for a January trip to Houston, I found out that any travel associated […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
A Tide-to-Table Island Retreat
The New York Times Magazine

On lush, laid-back Lummi Island, about two hours north of Seattle, the weekend home of the food and lifestyle photographer Stephanie Eburah is an idyllic escape. Her shingled house is nestled on five acres and hugged by cedar, maple and alder trees. In the garden, lavender, lilies and lilacs abound, along with strawberries, boysenberries, tomatoes, […]

Monday, August 20th, 2018
6 reasons why Bellingham area is worth exploring
Leslie Kelly—The Spokesman Review

The campground was fantastic. So was the luxury hotel. Sometimes a city like Bellingham, one of Washington’s very best locations for outdoors recreation, is best explored two ways: from roughing it on the low end to getting pampered on the high end. Larrabee State Park just south Bellingham on scenic Chuckanut Drive, offers excellent camping and hiking […]

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Tall Ship Sailing in the San Juan Islands
Pam & Gary Baker—Porthole Cruise

An inspiration for the senses, Washington State’s pristine Salish Sea and its intriguing San Juan Islands are spectacular from the deck of the historic Schooner Zodiac. A beautifully restored windjammer with the classic grandeur of a 1920s billionaire’s yacht, the Schooner Zodiac offered us an ideal vintage sailing experience for four days around the San […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Fairhaven is a great getaway

I try to make a pilgrimage to Fairhaven every few years. Located just a few miles south of downtown Bellingham, the historic district’s streets are lined with dozens of shops, restaurants and businesses that cater to both locals and visitors. It’s the ideal overnight or weekend escape. And like most neighborhoods, it’s ever changing, with new […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Spark Museum Uses Electricity to Make Music, Family Fun in Bellingham
Bianca He - Bellingham Herald

Whenever you go to the Spark Museum in downtown Bellingham, you will hear someone creating their own music — even without touching a musical instrument. Spark Museum, with an extensive layout of artifacts that showcase the history of electrical evolution, is known for its interactive exhibits that create fun, hands-on experiences for adults and kids alike. Read […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Chuckanut is One of The Six Best Washington Beers Not in Seattle
Lestor Black - The Stranger

There are too many great Bellingham breweries to fit them all on this listicle so I will only pick the most important one to visit, and that one is undoubtedly Chuckanut. This German-influenced brewery is one of the best lager breweries in the country; they have won 18 medals in less than 10 years at […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Bellingham Bells: An experience well worth the drive!
Matt Paige—Seattle Sports Union

This Saturday, I got the opportunity to experience the hospitality of the Bellingham Bells. Joining me was our fearless leader Abraham Deweese with his trusty camera and AquaSox beat writer Brian Solack. We had heard of the team before but didn’t know truly what to expect. We had worked out a visit with their incredibly […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Taking the road less traveled to Bellingham — spots to check out along the way
Liz Duelweke—Q13 FOX

As the saying goes, the journey is just as important as the destination. The same goes for a good road trip. In this case, our adventure took us north from Seattle to Bellingham. Instead of taking I-5, we took Chuckanut Drive. Locals will tell you that while this 20-mile drive is a bit off the […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Taking the road less traveled to Bellingham — spots to check out along the way
Liz Dueweke—Q13 Fox

As the saying goes, the journey is just as important as the destination. The same goes for a good road trip. In this case, our adventure took us north from Seattle to Bellingham. Instead of taking I-5, we took Chuckanut Drive. Locals will tell you that while this 20-mile drive is a bit off the […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Changemaker: Ray Deck and Skookum Kids work to revolutionize child welfare
Matt Lorch—Q13 Fox

Fixing the foster care system could be the key to fixing our homelessness problem as well. That’s the type of global optimism Ray Deck brings to the office in Bellingham. “Foster care is, in my opinion, long-term homelessness prevention,” he said. “Bellingham, Seattle has a homelessness crisis today because we didn’t fix a foster care […]