Articles & Coverage

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Bark for your beer in Bellingham
Michael King—King5 News

It’s no coincidence the first three letters of the word bark are bar. At least not at Paws For a Beer, Bellingham’s dog bar. “No one said I had a bad idea. So I just kinda kept going with it,” says co-founder Rylan Schoen. He and his wife Amy adopted a black lab they named Crosby. […]

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Bellingham Beer Week – April 19th thru 27th
Kendall Jones—Washington Beer Blog

As plans for Seattle Beer Week (May 9th thru 19th) are being finalized, Bellingham is on brink of its annual celebration of beer. This year Bellingham Beer Week runs from April 19th thru 27th, with more than 30 breweries and tap houses participating in the festivities. Read full feature article here: Bellingham Beer Week April 19th thru 27th

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
North Cascades Highway spring clearing has begun
Washington Department of Transportation

Forget about that groundhog. A sure sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest is the announcement that the clearing of 37 miles of State Route 20 connecting the Skagit and Methow valleys began yesterday, Monday, March 25. Washington State Department of Transportation’s west side maintenance crew began clearing the scenic highway from Colonial Creek to […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
How to win Chuckanut 50K in six steps
Tory Scholz—Canadian Trail Running

The trail to victory isn’t linear. There are winding switchbacks full of roots and rocks; big climbs, and gnarly descents. The trail is unpredictable and always dirty. Six years ago, Kathryn Drew ran her second 50K trail race at Chuckanut 50K in the respectable time of 5:34:42. Yesterday, she won the female race in 4:26:54, placing 18th overall. Experience […]

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Bock beer comes in several forms, all of them high in alcohol
Tantri Wija—Seattle Times

Bock, originally a medieval German beer, is a malty, full-bodied brew with a rich, smooth (and never too-sweet) taste. Local Washington state bocks include Elysian Brewing’s Ambrosia Maibock and Pandora’s Bock (ha-ha!). The ever-overachieving Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham has both a bock and a doppelbock in bottles that have a feisty goat on the label, its long horns prominent and […]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
25 Best Places to Visit in Washington State
Ema Kisel—VacationIdea - Dream Vacation Magazine

Surrounded by the waterways of Puget Sound, Bellingham has developed a strong reputation as a Mecca for paddlers, but also offers a diversity of cultural and artistic pursuits. Whatcom Falls Park, where you can swim, fish or picnic close to the Whatcome Creek Gorge and several beautiful waterfalls, is a good place to enjoy a […]

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Peace Corps gets exceptional amount of volunteers from WWU

Western Washington University is high on the Peace Corps’ list of volunteer-producing schools. The Peace Corps released their 2019 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the nation. WWU landed at number 5 among medium-sized schools, with more than 30 alumni currently volunteering across the globe in countries like Ethiopia, Thailand and Fiji. […]

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Bellingham Is a Beer Drinker’s Paradise
Matt Benoit—SouthSound Talk

Numerous cities across the United States boast thriving craft beer scenes, and few of them compare to what you’ll find in Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County. The area is home to more than a dozen craft breweries, including several regarded as the nation’s best and most highly decorated. And all this beer is brewed in […]

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Bellingham Hiker Heather Anderson Named National Geographic 2019 Adventurer of the Year
Doug Schnitzspahn & King Staff—National Geographic & King5News

Heather “Anish” Anderson completed the Triple Crown three times – that’s three trails totaling nearly 8,000 miles. It took Heather Anderson 251 days to complete the Triple Crown – that’s thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.

Friday, March 1st, 2019
12 Reasons to Spend the Weekend in Bellingham
Alicia-Rae Olafsson—BC Living

Just 90 minutes south of Vancouver, Bellingham has culture, quirk and everything required for an exciting weekend getaway Many of us fondly remember crossing the American border to visit Bellingham for cheap booze, American brands we couldn’t get in Canada, a quick stop on the way to Seattle or Portland, or to catch a flight with a […]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
A Non-Alcoholic Surprise
John Holl—

The non-alcoholic beer that Frank Trosset, the head brewer and founder at Aslan Brewing Co. (Bellingham, Washington), makes regularly for his father started off as a mistake. On a brew day a few years back, he had an overflow from his hot liquor tank, and in an attempt to save the water, he transferred it […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Washington’s Mount Baker having a banner year with snowfall
KING Staff—King5News

Mt. Baker Ski Area has more than 36 feet of snow this season, making it one of the snowiest ski area in North America.  Mt. Baker is having a banner year, reaching 437 inches of snow by Feb. 20. That’s more than 36 feet of fresh snowfall.  Baker is well on track to reach the […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Local Luxury – On the Water
Sheila G Miller—1889 Magazine

Washington is that lucky state with water in all its forms, from thrashing waves to glassy stillness. By extension, the state also has resorts up against many of those great bodies of water. We benefit from the state’s beautiful diversity. Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa is a resort in the grandest sense. Read full feature […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Always On The Run – Krissy Moehl
Lauren Kramer—1889 Magazine

Krissy Moehl travels the world as an ultramarathon runner. Krissy Moehl never takes her running shoes off at work, because for the 41-year old, running is literally what she does for a living. The veteran elite ultramarathon runner is a professional, sponsored athlete who runs around the world competing, directing races, coaching and public speaking. […]

Monday, February 11th, 2019
Travel Washington: Bellingham is Ideal for Lovers of Beer & Adventure!

WAVEJourney visited Bellingham, Washington, USA in summer 2018, an ideal time of year to visit this college town in Whatcom County. With approximately 87,000 residents, Bellingham is the 13th largest city in the state. Historic downtown Bellingham is chock full of quaint and quirky businesses, along with hip, happening breweries and eateries, and features a […]

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Ferry to the last frontier
Bobbie Hasselbring—Trailer Life

Imagine taking a nearly 3,000-mile RV trip yet driving only 800 miles. Picture a journey that allows you to see regions otherwise inaccessible to RVs. Now envision a tour filled with breathtaking scenery, historic towns and captivating wildlife, including seeing whales and eagles up close. Read full feature pdf here: Ferry to the last frontier

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Tourism CEO Helping Whatcom Find Its Way – Sandy Ward
Kate Galambos—Bellingham Alive

Travel has always been a part of Sandy Ward’s life. In college she got her first job in the travel and tourism industry as a pure coincidence. “I was hired because I had been to Hawaii and could speak German, that’s what qualified me,” she says. Read Full Feature pdf here: Tourism CEO Helping Whatcom […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Bellingham Washington Featured in Amtrak National Magazine
Megan Hill—Amtrak

Two hours north of Seattle on the Cascades, Bellingham brims with college-town energy and charm, from an electrifying science museum to one of the region’s best coffee roasters. Read Full feature pdf: Bellingham, Washington

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
10 Easy Weekend Winter Escapes to Take Now
Natalie Compagno—Red Tricycle

Is beer tourism a thing? Absolutely! Bellingham has become a beer mecca, with 15 different breweries conveniently located just 90 minutes north on I-5. Bed and brew packages abound. At the lovely Chrysalis Inn, on the water in Fairhaven, visitors receive four local beers, two glasses, chocolate truffles and a Bellingham Tap Trail map for an extra $30. Read full […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Bellingham’s Organic Brewery Is Building a Fremont Taproom
Megan Hill—Eater Seattle

Bellingham’s respected, certified organic brewery, Aslan Brewing Company, is working on a taproom in Fremont. It will be the third location for the brewery, but the first outside of its hometown. Read full article here: Bellingham’s Organic Brewery Is Building a Fremont Taproom  

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Aslan Brewing Announces Plans to Open Seattle Location this Summer
Kendall Jones—Washington Beer Blog

Aslan Brewing Company of Bellingham, WA just announced plans to open its third location. The new Aslan taproom is slated to open in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood in the summer of this year, giving Seattle beer lovers easier access to a wider array of the company’s beers. Read full article here: Aslan Brewing Announces Plans to Open Seattle […]

Monday, January 7th, 2019
All About That Base: The deepest snow depths in North America, December 2018
Robert Pursell—Freeskier

Early season snowfall has been plentiful across the States. So get a head start on your 2019 resolution–to ski more, obviously–with our comprehensive guide to where the deepest snowpacks are around the country. And remember: If you don’t do it this year, you will be one year older when you do. Read full article here: All […]

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Homested Golf & Country Club
Jed Vaughn—Links & Libations- Luxury Travel Magazine December 2018 Issue

Lynden, Washington is one of those historic little towns often found peppered throughout the scenically diverse state of Washington. Read full article here: Links & Libations- Luxury Travel Magazine  

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
The 28 best, most remote, under-the-radar restaurants around the world
Rachel Hosie—Business Insider

There are certain restaurants that seemingly everyone visits. Sure, sometimes that’s because they’re brilliant, but other times, it’s just because they’ve got a highly Instagrammable flower wall. Social media and the internet mean it’s hard to find a hidden gem nowadays, but there are under-the-radar restaurants to be found if you know where to look. Read full […]

Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Attention snow enthusiasts: Make Mount Baker your destination
Sharon Wootton—Herald Net, Everett Washington

It was quiet even with the few falling snowflakes playing their part in a sea of snow. No wind, no tracks in front of us. It was if nature was shouting, “This is real, not neon signs, smartphones, spiked high heels, footballs, all reconstituted from my gifts.” It’s a shame to break the silence with […]

Friday, December 28th, 2018
Friends of Eater Weigh in on Their Favorite Meal of 2018
Olee Fowler—Eater Miami

As we put a cap on 2018, Eater surveyed a group of friends, writers, and all around experts for their take on the past year. We asked them eight questions: from top standbys to top newcomers, from best meals to restaurants they’ve broken up with. David Rosendorf (Food For Thought): Anywhere? Willows Inn on Lummi Island, […]

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Six Lighthouses in the Salish Sea
Jeb Vaughn—Lighthouse Digest

More than a lighthouse exploration, the three-night/four-day cruise aboard the Schooner Zodiac’s Spring Lighthouse cruise is an adventure in a unique style that takes you through the Washington State’s San Juan Islands and the intricate coastal waterways known as the Salish Sea. Read full article here: Six Lighthouses in the Salish Sea  

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Artisanal Inspirations
John Vitale—Washington Tasting Room

For Lindsay and Jeff Slevin, of Twin Sisters Creamery, the desire to become world-class cheesemakers was born out of their love of family. “We were inspired by our twin daughters to pursue our dream of opening our own business,” says Lindsay. Read full article here: Artisanal Inspirations 

Monday, December 17th, 2018
From Zero to Hero: 80 Inches in 8 Days for the Cascades
powderchaser Steve—Teton Gravity Research

10 days ago, if you lived in the Northwest, you may have asked yourself if old man winter was going to show up this year. In the past 10 days Mount Baker went from a 13 inch base to approximately 65 inches at lower elevations, and 85 inches further up the mountain. Read full article […]

Monday, December 17th, 2018
Sail and Savour Washington’s San Juan Islands
Pamela and Gary Baker—Destinations Magazine

Averaging more than 240 days of sunshine each year, and only half of Seattle’s rainfall, this region is renowned for aquatic adventures and cruises. Only one tall ship regularly cruises these island waters — the Schooner Zodiac. A classic windjammer with the grandeur of a billionaire’s 1920’s yacht, the Zodiac offers a range of multi-day vintage sailing experiences […]

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 […]

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
After 12 years of more talk than action, work on Bellingham’s central waterfront is finally underway
Ron Judd—Seattle Times

At one of the many new local brewpubs — locals stopped counting after the first dozen — wisecracking skeptics up in the Fourth Corner might be tempted to write off the spendy, long-delayed Bellingham waterfront redevelopment project as a cruel joke, sprung on graying-hippie local residents by fleeing captains of industry: “Want your precious natural […]

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. Top Small Breweries: Chuckanut Brewery (Bellingham, Washington) Lager lovers get spoiled when visiting this […]

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 […]