Articles & Coverage


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
SUE FRAUSE - EAT, PLAY, SLEEP

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 […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham mom turns grief into lifesaving nonprofit, ‘he changed my life’
Travis Mayfield—Q13 Fox

Jennifer Schouten is one of those people. “He really was a joyful boy, his laugh was pretty contagious.” She is a mom there who has faced her darkest hour and chosen to light her world in response. Jennifer is the woman behind a major medical supply recycling clearing house in Bellingham called Dominic’s Closet. Read the […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham Technical College receives grants for STEM programs
Alexandra Lewis—Q13 Fox

Bellingham Technical College just unveiled a new $650,000 grant to strengthen their STEM programs. In 2019 Bellingham Technical College will be offering 12 students a free ride to study engineering and change their lives. “Whenever you say ‘Hey! I got a bunch of money for you to go to school.’ Students are like yeah! I […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
What Western Washington University is doing to attract new students
Alexandra Lewis—Q13 Fox

Western Washington University is working to ignite local kids’ interest in STEM careers. “Our state lags behind in the number of kids with bachelor degrees, in the stem fields, and just generally in higher education.” Paul Cocke, Director of Communication WWU explained. WWU is working to bring students in Whatcom County above those statistics, using […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham wins national award for re-routing salmon back to Squalicum Creek
Katie Boer—Q13 Fox

From the busy bees to the rabbits along the shoreline, Squalicum Creek already draws a lot of visitors. Construction partially wrapped up on Phase Two to reroute Squalicum Creek — a project to create a better habitat for salmon. “The point of this project was to put it in a more confined channel and put shade over […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Lake Whatcom: For recreation and water source for 100,000 people
Katie Boer—Q13 Fox

From the moment boaters arrive at 5,000-acre Lake Whatcom inspections begin. “We’re looking for any animals, plants, mud, water,” said Teagan Ward, Coordinator the Lake Whatcom’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Read the full story here. 

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham fishing derby forced to evolve with increasing shortage of salmon
Katie Boer—Q13 Fox

Three days of derby all come down to this — the weigh in. Empty trailers sat ready and waiting in a packed parking lot at Squalicum Harbor Marina for hundreds of boaters to return Sunday after three days of fishing. Crab season officially opened up this weekend and anglers — marked by green flags — […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham Farmer’s Market becomes a unique attraction

Roslyn McNicholl started Rabbit Fields as a senior project before graduating from Western Washington University. It seems only fitting that she used her college idea to connect with that of fellow WWU students from the 1990’s who had a dream, too. That dream? To start a Farmer’s Market in Bellingham. Read the full feature here.  […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Meet Hotel Bellwether’s canine concierge, Bella!
Ellen Tailor—Q13 Fox

Bella is the Hotel Bellwether’s canine concierge. She greets the staff who prides themselves on customer service. “We’re proud of our guest loyalty. We’re closing in at about 50% of our return guests and our occupancy is very high,” says General Manager Jim Haupt who goes on to explain Bella’s responsibilities. Read the full feature […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Top Places to Get Away: Escape the Crowds and Find the Bliss with Woods, Water and Wine
Kevin Max—OnTrak Magazine

This summer, on an increasingly crowded planet, we looked for places to get away from the crowds uses woods, water and wine – the basic elements of the Pacific Northwest – as our refuges. If you want to run with the in crowd, then follow the noise to your common destination. If you want to […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
An Outdoor Gallery of Mysteries: Ann Morris’s Hidden Sculpture Woods
Lauren Kramer—OnTrak Magazine

On a windswept bluff overlooking Rosario Strait sits a creative retreat where tall hemlock and Douglas firs share space with a series of arresting bronze sculptures. The haunting pieces of art are set on mossy embankments beneath trees and on stretches of grass, and as you walk among them they feel like timeless artifacts from […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Seattle woman forsakes corporate career for Whatcom farm life
Travis Mayfield—Q13 Fox News

Bellingham is farm country. In fact, Whatcom County ranks in the top 3-percent of farm production in the entire US according to the city, port and county’s Choose Whatcom project. But who is doing that farming may surprise you. Q13 News visited one farm and met one person who could be the face of the new farmer. Check out […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
‘This is the biggest redevelopment we’ve ever done,’ says Bellingham mayor
John Hopperstad—Q13 Fox News

People in Bellingham now have access to something they haven’t explored in more than 100 years: The downtown waterfront. The former Georgia-Pacific site is finally being unveiled as a new place to play and, work, and live. The port and city had to redevelop nearly 300 acres, much of it contaminated, so it’s been a lot of […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Brewery scene booming in Bellingham
John Hopperstad—Q13 Fox News

Bellingham is a great place to visit with easy access to mountains and the water. And beer? In just the last few years, there has been an explosion of breweries popping up in Bellingham, and many of them are now international award winners. Check out the written piece here. Also,  if you would like to see […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
The Teaching of the Canoe
Richard Walker—AAA Journey Magazine

Depending on the destination, some canoe pullers will travel so as 800 miles. Traveling such long distances requires mental and physical discipline, and the journeys are fraught with challenges of raw ocean climates, tide and fatigue. Check out this feature of Lummi Nation and the canoe journey here. 

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Rediscover the Past at the Bellingham Railway Museum
AAA Journey Magazine

The history of Whatcom and Skagit counties comes to life in G-gauge and O-scale glory at the Bellingham Railway Museum. The facility is home to two model-trail layouts that visitors can help operate. Check out this feature of Bellingham’s Railway Museum, here. 

Friday, July 13th, 2018
Where to Stay in Lynden
Debra Schroeder—Travel Well for Less

Planning a visit and looking for where to stay in Lynden? Or need a stop on your way to or from Canada? Whether you’re looking for a luxury stay for less or a bed for the night, here are the best places to stay in Lynden. Learn more about Lynden here. 

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Best Breweries in Bellingham
Debra Schroeder—Traveling Well for Less

Planning a visit to Whatcom county and looking for the best craft beer in Bellingham? What makes these breweries the best in Bellingham? When you start with good ingredients you get good beer. Plain and simple. Check out Debra’s trip to Bellingham breweries and see which ones she loved! Full article here. 

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Bellingham in Summer Is Outdoor Central
Danny Sullivan—Seattle Magazine

Bellingham has found a new identity over the past few years as a destination full of great craft breweries, but its connection to the outdoors remains as timeless as nature itself. With numerous parks in and around town and Bellingham Bay on its doorstep, the area is packed with activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Read […]

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
How to Explore Bellingham, Washington’s Badass Craft Beer Scene
Tyra Sutak—The Full Pint

Bellingham, Washington is in a league of its own when it comes to natural beauty, ample outdoor activities, and most importantly, insanely good beer. The small coastal city of roughly 90,000 people is less than a two-hour drive from Seattle. Located a stones throw from the Canadian border, this picturesque, easy-going city boasts 15 road […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Best Things to Do in Lynden
Debra Schroeder—Traveling Well for Less

Lynden is a short drive from Bellingham, 2 hours from Seattle and 5 miles from Canada. Yet the moment you arrive, you’re transported to the Netherlands. As Yoda would say, “The Dutch is strong with this one.” The Dutch influence is everywhere: from murals of people wearing Dutch traditional clothing, Dutch colonial buildings on Front […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Washington Road Trip Nirvana: Dreamy North Cascade Campsites for an Airstream Trailer
Leslie Kelly—Seattle Magazine

North Cascades National Park was the perfect destination for a recent road trip that involved pulling a sporty Airstream Basecamp that I got to take on a three-day test drive. I headed that northeasterly direction—a three-hour drive from Seattle—because it’s home to some of the best wild-ish campgrounds that can easily accommodate a trailer. Gotta love those […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Great places to explore along the Canadian border
USA Today

With many different places to explore along the Canadian border, you should make a trip to Blaine, Washington! Check out this list of border cities and the fun stops along the way, and see what’s fun in Blaine, here. 

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Bellingham’s a great place to live, but a top vacation spot? Well, we made this list
David Rasbach—Bellingham Herald

Though it doesn’t have any well-known tourist attractions likely to draw people from around the world, Bellingham was one of 14 towns included on Forbes’ recent list of “Coolest towns for your summer vacation,” which it said included “quirky, character-filled small towns that are anything but sleepy.” Read the full story here. 

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
New Brewery and Beer Garden Coming to Bellingham, Twin Sisters Brewing
Kendall Jones—Washington Beer Blog

It’s an ambitious endeavor, as evidenced by the fact that Twin Sisters Brewing recently announced plans to hire 100 people to work at its soon-to-be-open brewery and restaurant in Bellingham. It’s hard to imagine a new brewpub needing to hire that many people right out of the gate. By all indications, this will be more than a […]

Friday, June 1st, 2018
10 Perfect Washington State Campsites/Star Gazing at Artist Point
Seattle Magazine Staff—Seattle Magazine

Theses article appears in print in the Seattle Magazine June 2018 issue, as part of the “85 Best Outdoor Adventures” cover story – these are the Whatcom County mentions. SITES FOR PRIVACY Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest If you like the convenience of car camping but hate the crowds, blaze your own trail in a “cowboy” campsite in […]

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Touring Bellingham: From the Mountains to the sea in Whatcom County
Hilary Parker—Alaska Beyond Magazine

I wake up to a brilliant azure sky, with a fresh scent in the air. Mornings like this are why I adore summer in the city of Bellingham in Whatcom County. The days are warm, but rarely hot, and the late-evening sunsets that come at this northern latitude seem to go on forever. In addition […]

Friday, June 1st, 2018
What’s new in Bellingham – Aslan Depot
Sunset Staff—Sunset Magazine

A well-crafted beer should be enjoyed like a carefully poured Jazz Age cocktail – with refinement and ease. Sip back in time with Aslan Depot, Bellingham’s lasted shrine to fermentation. Not one to do things halfway, founder Jack Lamb spent more than a year scouting Craigslist for furniture fitting this 1922 streetcar depot, which he […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
The Best West Coast Colleges for Skiers
Jack Foersterling—POWDER Magazine

Oh, college. It’s the best four, five, or eight years of your life as you gain the education and social skills necessary to become a functional, contributing member of society in the post-graduate world. While your parents and professors might assume you’re going to college to get a degree, chances are you’re hoping to spend […]

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
In One Northwestern Town, a Fire-Ravaged Department Store Rises From the Ashes
Lauren Walser—Preservation Magazine - National Trust for Historic Preservation

A basket of shiny red Washington-grown apples on the front desk greets me as I step into the lobby of the Inn at Lynden on a cold, rainy afternoon. My eyes travel from the apples to the flickering fireplace, the thick timber beams, and the rough wooden floors, and I feel squarely in the Pacific Northwest. The tall, […]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
10 Funkiest Hotels for Families
Lara Dunning—Family Vacation Critic

Sometimes, hotels are attractions! These funky hotels for families aim to please with hip and cool amenities and services, plus a little dose of nostalgia and sophistication. Check out to see where Bellingham’s Heliotrope Hotel placed on this list here. 

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Game Plans: From Marathoners to Soccer Players, Athletes Are Traveling for Active Vacations
Bill Fink—Alaska Beyond

If you have trouble agreeing on what activity to do, then Ski to Sea in the race for you. Launched in 1973, Ski to Sea is a multisport relay race (May 27 this year) that brings at an elevation of 7,300 feet at Washington’s Mount Baker ski area in the Cascade Range. Read full story […]

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Side Trips: Day and Weekend Touring Around the Area
Alaska Beyond Magazine

Bellingham/Whatcom County: An area known for its outdoor adventures, Whatcom County offers everything from whale watching to mountain climbing. Bellingham has an exciting microbrew scene and charming waterfront promenade. Semiahmoo Resort offers spa treatments, kayaking and golf; and the Mount Baker Scenic Byway boast wonderous views of mountains, forest and meadows in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie […]