Articles & Coverage

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
It Snowed Huge Again at Mount Baker
Powder Magazine

We’re driving 16 hours north of Utah, following snow reports and rumors of all-time conditions at Mount Baker, Washington. Mount Baker Ski Area boasts the unofficial highest average snowfall in the world. It seems like a good place to ski some deep snow. Read the full feature and check out the photo gallery here. 

Monday, December 11th, 2017
2017 Family Business Awards, Business Practices: Woods Coffee
Treva Lind—Seattle Business Magazine

Wes and Diane Herman gave a challenge 15 years ago to their four home-schooled teenagers: Create a business plan that eventually supplied the grounds for Woods Coffee. “We wanted to teach them how to start a business,” says CEO Wes Herman. Three of the adult children work in the company, while the fourth is “our insurance […]

Monday, December 11th, 2017
2017 Family Business Awards, Business Transformation: Twin Brook Creamery
Treva Lind—Seattle Business Magazine

A decade ago, Twin Brook Creamery stopped supplying raw commodity milk to Darigold and returned to producing dairy products sold in traditional glass bottles. In 2007, its owners started a bottling operation, which has proved pivotal. Annual sales soared past $2 million in each of the past two years. “The niche market we found 

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Wandering Bellingham, Washington’s Historic Fairhaven District
Elizabeth Rose—Wander with Wonder

Fairhaven, especially on a mild evening during the monthly Art Walk, is magical. With views of Bellingham Bay, historic tree-shaded streets to explore and farm to table dining, Fairhaven, Washington makes for a wonderful weekend getaway or vacation destination. The historic town has a small working harbor. It’s a year-round stop for the Alaska State […]

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
A Visit to Bellingham, Washington, the Mayor’s Homeland
Heidi Kerr Schaefer—Heidi Town

Washington State is not in HeidiTown’s region, however, I do travel outside of the HeidiTown sphere occasionally, and when I do, I write about it here. Also, rather excitingly, the mountains regions of Washington and Oregon are now in The Heidi Guide’s region (my travel column for Mountain Living magazine), so my recent trip there was for […]

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Celebrate the Holidays with Local Activities
Annette Bagley—Southside Living

As our short autumn days march toward the solstice, we are warmed with the hospitality of community holiday events, and Whatcom County is overflowing with cheer. Read about Fairhaven Winterfest, Deck the Old City hall and more here. 

Monday, November 27th, 2017
Mother of Aviation Geek Fest isn’t finished geeking out
Joe A. Kunzler—Runway Girl Network

Sandy Ward, the former head of marketing for the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, is known as the mother of the Aviation Geek Fest, which draws aviation enthusiasts to Mukilteo, Washington every year. Originally organized in 2009 as a tweet-up – where #AvGeek Twitter users could meet face-to-face and enjoy a VIP tour of […]

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
One Day on Bham Bay
Jann Eberharter—Coast Mountain Culture

With Mount Baker in the backyard, singletrack galore, and its oceanfront vistas and vibe, the state of Washington’s Whatcom County is a surf break away from being king of the West Coast. One rate, howling afternoon last October, the county captured the crown. Bellingham, Washington is not a surf town. Thanks to the surrounding mountains […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Top 5 ski resorts in North America for 2017 Thanksgiving
Alex Silgalis—Local Freshies

We’ve been watching the weather reports like a hawk and the storm track this early season has trended further north. In fact, places like the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and the Northern Rockies have already been PUMMELED with snow. So, based on what we’ve seen, here are the top 5 ski resorts to visit for 2017 Thanksgiving. […]

Friday, November 17th, 2017
‘Cranked up’ snowpack up to 5 times deeper than normal in Washington mountains as ski resorts open
Christine Clarridge—The Seattle Times

Get your skis, sleds and snowshoes ready, winter-sports lovers, the snowpack level is “cranked up” and calling, according to the Northwest Avalanche Center. Snow levels are higher than average across the region. At Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains, the 53-inch snowpack is more than 500 percent of normal, with 10 inches usually seen at […]

Friday, November 17th, 2017
You needn’t be a star athlete to excel at methodical sport of ice climbing
Kathryn True—The Seattle Times

Washington climbers go where and when it’s cold enough, for a sport that offers relatively easy advancement for newcomers. Kim Desrosiers couldn’t pinpoint exactly why she was so drawn to ice climbing, but as she unpacked her gear in the Cascades last summer, she knew she was exactly where she was meant to be. “The […]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
For the Love of Beer & Skiing: A stay at the Heliotrope Hotel in Bellingham, Washington
Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer—Mountain Living

Bellingham is a place I know a thing or two about—after all, I attended college in this Pacific Northwest town—but a lot has changed since I moved from Bellingham to Denver in 2000. For one thing, there are a lot more breweries in town (11 to be exact) and a wonderful new hotel. The 17-room Heliotrope […]

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Holiday Getaways: To Bellingham and Mount Baker
Marguerite Cleveland—Tacoma Living Local

Thanksgiving break is a wonderful time of year to travel with family or friends, but it can also be the worst time to travel when you factor in flight costs and busy highways. For a more relaxing getaway at less than a three-hour drive from the South Sound, consider Bellingham and skiing Mount Baker for your Thanksgiving vacation. […]

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Loving Lynden, Washington: Dutch Culture and Farm Fresh Food
Elizabeth Rose—Wander with Wonder

I fell in love with Lynden this year. With it’s repurposed historic department store turned boutique hotel, scrumptious bakeries and farm to table cuisine, Lynden, Washington is becoming a go-to destination. It’s a great place to get away from it all and indulge in a little European country culture. Follow Elizabeth’s journey through Lynden, here. 

Friday, November 10th, 2017
Mount Baker Breeds Skiers Unlike Any Others
Heather Hansman—Powder Magazine

The handful of skiers lucky enough to grow up at the foot of the stormiest mountain in the country are distinctly a product of their environment Will Hutchinson, 21, is peering over the edge of a cliff that looks like a diving board, trying to spot his landing. The conditions at Mount Baker Ski Area […]

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
These niche coffee chains could be the next Starbucks
Graham Rapier—Business Insider

Morgan Stanley on Wednesday said that Starbucks’ stranglehold on the high-end coffee market is here to stay, despite some big names getting into the business. “Given the increasing importance of super premium chains to the category, investors–both public and private–are paying closer attention,” analyst John Glass said in a note. “Many of the high profile artisanal ‘Third […]

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Snowy Escapes
425 Magazine

Washington winters are marked by rainy days and thriving evergreen trees, but snowfall can be rare in our area. If you’re craving fresh powder and the humbling experience to stand at the base of a regal mountain, check out these Pacific Northwest resorts. Mount Baker Ski Area Just east of the quintessential college town of Bellingham is […]

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Local Bounty Made Easy: The Puget Sound Food Hub’s Meaningful Connections and Positive Impact
Corinne Whiting—OnTrak Magazine

Who’s involved: The list of producers ranges from Bow Hill Blueberries and Bellingham’s Cascadia Mushrooms to Lopez Island’s Jones Family Fames, Sedro-Woolley’s Skagit River Ranch and Oak Harbor’s Hunter Moon Farm. It includes Silva Family Farms, home to the tastiest organic Albion strawberries and the Lummi Island Wild Co-op, whose salmon, tuna and caviar offerings will have […]

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Craft Beer’s Yellow, Fizzy Revolution Hits Washington
Kendall Jones—Seattle Magazine

Craft beer was born out of rebellion. In the early 1980s, when the American beer landscape was populated exclusively by bubbly, light, relatively flavorless lager-style beers, a few visionary entrepreneurs started producing traditional English-style beers, aiming to give imbibers a more flavorful drinking experience. Washington helped lead the charge with breweries such as Redhook Brewery, Pyramid […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
How To: Plan Your Dream Mt. Baker Snowboard Trip On The Cheap
TransWolrd Snowboarding

No other resort in snowboarding’s canon plays host to as much legend, lore, mystique and history as Mt. Baker, Washington. Located just a stone’s throw from the northern border of the United States, Mt. Baker is a powder hunter’s dream resort, with thousands of rideable acres both in and out of bounds as well as terrain and […]

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Charge up at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
Richelle Tremaine—Group Tour Magazine

In Bellingham, Washington, the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention showcases 400 years of innovation history. The museum houses items related to harnessing electricity and energy, inventions that hail a significant change in the course of human history. There are more than 1,000 artifacts on display, including telephones, telegraphs, phonographs and even an original 1893 Edison […]

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Meet Here: Northwest Washington
Lara Dunning and Ron Engeldinger—Meeting News Northwest

With snow-clad Mount Baker dominating the eastern skyline, and the islands of the Salish Sea floating offshore to the west, Bellingham offers visitors dramatic scenery and a wealth of attractions year­round. “The region provides great access to recreation along with a hip, urban atmosphere. Bellingham and the surrounding Whatcom County have a wide array of […]

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
These Washington Beers Are Among the Best in the Country

By now, we don’t need affirmation that Washington makes exceptional beer, but it’s always nice to get compliments. The latest round of beery daps came last weekend at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver. This year America’s premier beer fest and competition attracted more than 2,200 breweries vying for best-in-class medals in nearly […]

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Coast Salish Culture
Staff—Alaska Beyond - Horizon Edition Magazine

At the touch of a button, you can hear the voice of a Lum mi teenager speaking her tribe’s language: “New’ileng ne schaleche.” (Welcome, my friends and relatives.) She and 10 other students recorded a series of words and phrases in the Lummi language, which can be heard at audio stations in the new permanent […]

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Putting a public face on Whatcom County’s Sikh population
Ron Judd—The Seattle Times

HE HAS THIS habit, quite endearing, of slipping the word into conversation — especially when discussing truths that Americans once held to be self-evident. Almost always, Satpal Singh Sidhu delivers it with a nodding head and a warm smile, after mentioning a principle with which no reasonable person would quibble. “Right?” Government is a proven […]

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Washington’s Beeradise & Beertown Bellingham
Jackie Dodd and Sheila G. Miller—1889 Magazine

From hop farms to breweries to colleges to pubs, Washington is arguably the top state for all things beer. As you cross the Evergreen State, you can participate in the harvest of beer’s best ingredients and sip some of the most iconic and diverse brews available. Join us as we check out Washington’s up-and-coming beer […]

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Visit Mount Baker: Fall Harvest Season, Mountain Vistas
Marguerite Cleveland—Spouse Weekly

For the perfect fall getaway head north of Seattle to Bellingham and the Mount Baker. Wilderness. Get your fix of apple orchards, farm-fresh produce and crisp mountain air. Check out Marguerite’s recent trip and tips of visiting Mount Baker and Bellingham here.

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
5 Fall-Color Drives
AARON THEISEN—NW Travel Magazine

The leaf peepers of the Northeast and the aspen chasers of the Tetons may scoff, but the Northwest offers a quietly impressive fall-color display. Rather than one or two signature hues, our region boasts a remarkable diversity of fall drama, from the vivid orange of vine maples to the soft gold of larch and the […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Visit Mount Baker Wilderness
Marguerite Cleveland—NW Miliary

Looking for the perfect fall road trip? For the perfect fall getaway head north of Seattle to Bellingham and the Mount Baker Wilderness. Get your fix of apple orchards, farm-fresh produce and crisp mountain air. Read full feature here. 

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
BelleWood Acres Apple Farm in Lynden
Rebecca Bollwitt—Miss 604

“I would hate to have to confiscate your apples,” the Canadian border guard said with a smile as I re-entered the country. I was returning from a trip to Lynden, Washington where I spent three days bike riding, whale watching, appreciating art, and learning about local history. One of the highlights of my little getaway […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
The Best Early Season North American Ski Resorts
Alex Silgalis—Local Freshies

If you haven’t heard Mammoth Mountain just received their first snowfall and they are predicting over 8 inches of snow for the Northern Rockies this week. Everyone who is a skier and snowboarder is chomping at the bit for the snow to fall and get out there and ride. Is it worth hopping a plane […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
10 Places To Find The Best Apple Pie In America

For many Americans, autumn goes hand-in-hand with apple pie. From charming Midwestern pie stands on the side of the road to a delicious slice a la mode at your favorite diner, there are many opportunities to celebrate this quintessential part of the fall season. These ten places in the U.S. serve up some of the very best […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Inside Camber Coffee’s Cultivated Flagship Cafe in Bellingham
Howard Bryman—Daily Coffee News - Roast Magazine

In the small, coastal city of Bellingham, Wash., not far from the Canadian border, the quietly sophisticated, quality-forward roasting company Camber Coffee has been turning out lauded specialty coffees since late 2015, both for wholesale clients and in straightforward black retail bags with refined, wine-reminiscent labels. Late last month, Camber took a stride forward by opening a […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Point Roberts: The Place At The End Of The Line
Michael Schoenholtz—1889 Magazine

From Minnesota to the Puget Sound, the United States-Canadian border traces the 49th parallel, stretching some 2,500 miles. The boundary doesn’t stop when it hits the water. It extends over the waves to the Georgia Straight. In doing so, an oversight in the 1849 Oregon Treaty, the line clips the end of Canada’s Tsawwassen Peninsula, […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
4 Questions with Frank Trosset of Aslan Brewing Co.
Leesy Latronica—Sip Northwest

Frank Trosset, brewmaster and one of four co-owners behind Aslan Brewing Co., likens his team to The Boxcar Children. Substitute a successful downtown Bellingham brewery for an abandoned boxcar turned makeshift woodland home, and you’ve got a group that came together to turn bootstrapped passion into beer magic. “Sometimes, when you see the door open, you don’t […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Enchanted Autumn Days on Mighty Mount Baker
Hans Tammemagi—NW Travel Magazine

Snow-capped Mount Baker towering on the horizon draws the eye like a magnet. Part of the fascination is Mount Baker’s other persona: It is a volcano, an ominous outlet for powerful, deep-earth forces. Mount Baker is even more attractive up close. On a day when not a cloud mars the brilliant blue sky, I drive […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
A Last Minute Trip to Bellingham for Beer and Blackberry Galette with Beer Tart Crust Recipe
Jackie Dodd, The Beeroness—

It started as a last minute trip to chase down an assignment for a magazine I write for, and it ended up being more of a revelation. How is it that Bellingham—one of the countries best beer cities—is less than two hours from my door and I had yet to explore it? How is it […]

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Whatcom County Glamping at Glen Echo Garden
Renee Bergeron—Little Earthling Blog

You know how many times we have camped as a family this year? Zero. Zero with a capital Z-E-R-O. Which is pretty crazy considering we have camped with feeding tubes and feeding pumps, camped in Oregon for a week at a time and gone to our church camp out every single year it has been in existence. Well, it just […]

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Hit List: Bellingham
Sunset Magazine

Sip / Before hiking Yellow Aster Butte, his the nearby Stones Throw Brewery Co. Housed in reclaimed shipping containers, it boasts an impressive selection of rotating taps. Grab a pint of Two Dollah Porter – with burnt chocolaty notes – and head to the rooftop patio or to the roaring firepit. Check out the feature […]

Friday, September 1st, 2017
The Best Day Hike in America: Winchester Mountain Lookout
Anastasia Allison—Backpacker Magazine

Beauty—real, untrammeled, backcountry beauty—is right out your back door, no matter where you live. But in combing through the best of the best, one hike demonstrates that more than the rest. Because here on the path to Winchester Mountain, no matter where you look—up: glaciers! down: blueberries! left: tarns! right: orchids!—proves our theory that this 1.8-mile […]