Articles & Coverage

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Affordable French Restaurant in Bellingham, WA
Debra Schroeder—Traveling Well for Less

With over 100,000 acres of farmland, you can find a farm to table restaurant on every corner in Bellingham, Washington. But Eat Restaurant and Bar is the only farm to table restaurant with a French flair. Winner of the Best of the Northwest 2016 in the new restaurant category, Eat Restaurant and Bar creates seasonal French […]

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Learn about Mount Baker trails from the expert with Cascade Hiker Podcast
Rudy Giecek—Cascade Hiker Podcast

Meet Gary Paull, wilderness trails program manager for the Mount Baker National Forest. He talks about funding and trail conditions in one of Washington’s most active forests. Gary has a passion for this area and it shows in our conversation. Check out the podcast here.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Seven mountain peaks you must admire in Washington state

From a distance, the mountains of the Cascade and the Olympic ranges look formidable and inaccessible. The jagged peaks have been compared to bared teeth, spikes and a picket fence. At higher elevations, they’re dotted with glaciers and streaked with avalanche runs. The Cascades’ volcanoes are dormant or quiet, but every now and then a […]

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
It’s Impossible Not To Love The Most Eccentric Town In Washington
Jessica Wick—Only In Your State

Don’t worry, Seattle – you’ll always hold the title of the most eccentric part of Washington. That being said, those who are intimidated by the massive size of the Emerald City can still find plenty of quirky places to visit in the Evergreen State. And if it’s been awhile since you’ve been to Bellingham, pack […]

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Whatcom Falls Pumptrack’s Grand Opening – Bellingham, WA
Eric Ashley—pinkbike

The Pacific Northwest’s favorite biking destination just got better with the opening of Bellingham’s first pumptrack. Crowds gathered Wednesday night to celebrate the ribbon cutting and, keen bikers get their tires on some fresh dirt. The ceremony marks the completion of a three-year process by the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition to build the double-ringed pumptrack […]

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Bellingham makes a great weekend getaway

Bellingham — the northernmost city in the continental United States — will feel familiar to South Sounders. Like Olympia, it’s a character-laden college town on the water. And like Olympia, it has a hippie vibe. So if you like it here, you’ll like it — maybe even love it — there. But Bellingham has its […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
5 Of Bellingham’s Best Vegetarian Eateries
Ashley-Nichole Holland—The Odyssey Online

At just about any eatery you go to in the city of Bellingham, you can find if not one, but several vegetarian options for your cruelty-free heart. The city’s subdued excitement may have to do with the city’s obsession with health and well-being; many commute on bike, or on foot, the local co-ops are always busy, […]

Monday, August 7th, 2017
10 ways to feel like a kid again on your summer getaway
Seattle Times

There’s still plenty of time left this summer for an affordable family beach getaway. And you can skip the hassle of plane tickets, long lines and overpriced theme parks. Instead, hit the road for Blaine and Birch Bay, where you’ll create great family memories – or relive a few of your own. Here are 10 […]

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Summer Vacation, Minus the Traffic: 5 Alternatives to Popular Trips
AMY TARA KOCH—The New York Times

In place of Glacier, tackle North Cascades National Park in Washington, which has similar topography, landscape and bodies of water, yet every trail feels off the beaten track. (While Glacier had 2.9 million visitors in 2016, North Cascades had just 28,646.) The setting — rugged mountain peaks, dense evergreen forests, alpine lakes, wildflower-filled valleys and extensive glacial […]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Best Northwest Great Lake Adventures: Ross Lake Resort
Roddy Sheer—Seattle Magazine

Scoring a floating cabin at Ross Lake Resort take a little planning. Many of this year’s visitors will sign up for next year before they depart- which means most cabins are spoken for a year in advance (reservations are not accepted beyond a year). But it’s worth the planning. THe best way for a newbie […]

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Breakout Brewer: Wander Brewing
Emily Hutto—Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Chad Kuehl has beer in his blood. He grew up in Iowa, where his grandfather, a German immigrant, owned Kuehl’s Tavern. “When I was young, my brother and I used to run around behind the bar in the tavern,” Kuehl remembers. “We were very comfortable being around crowds of people in that setting, being around […]

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Yankee businesses celebrate recovering Canuck buck
Richard Lam—Vancouver Sun

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism CEO Sandy Ward said hotel booking in Whatcom County were 12 per cent higher compared to the same period last year. “It’s been a little bit tough the last couple of years, because we had seen quite a drop in Canadian traffic,” she said. “We know that when the dollars are […]

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Bellingham, Blaine and the Semiahmoo peninsula offer lots of options
Dave Pottinger—The Province (Vancouver, B.C.)

You can stay close yet feel far away just 80 kilometers from Vancouver. With two interesting and very walkable neighborhoods to explore—downtown Bellingham and Fairhaven—visitors will find a small-town America allure. Even closer, Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa, has more to offer than its famous golf courses: it’s the perfect getaway for R&R and great […]

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Taste some ales while you take a sail on classic Schooner Zodiac on Bellingham Bay
Brian J. Cantwell—The Seattle Times

I’m in the middle of Bellingham Bay on a pristine summer evening and my wandering mind is envisioning a beer float — like a root-beer float, but with, uh, beer. Some people like them. This is one of the schooner Zodiac’s Ales N’ Sails dinner cruises, so I suppose it’s natural that I have beer […]

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Wandering Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa
Lara Dunning—Wander with Wonder

For my second day wandering Bellingham, Washington I discovered the Historic Fairhaven District with its charming 19th-century architecture and took a stroll on Taylor Boardwalk. I also stayed at another luxury waterfront hotel—The Chrysalis Inn & Spa—which travel journalist Patricia Schultz included in her book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die in the United States […]

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Wandering the Fresh Foodie Scene in Bellingham, Washington
Elizabeth Rose—Wander with Wonder

Bellingham, located in Washington State’s northwest corner and an hour south of the Canadian border, is known as a scenic college town with a thriving beer scene. But on a recent trip to explore the area’s food offerings I came away with some exciting new Bellingham foodie finds in addition to their well-known craft beer […]

Friday, July 7th, 2017
Bellingham Craft Beer Road Trip: Aslan Brewing Co. and Wander Brewing

With all the amazing local craft breweries in Vancouver and across BC, it’s easy to forget that our Southern neighbors are producing some equally delicious beers. The best part? There are some great options just over an hour drive from the Lower Mainland. A few weekends ago I decided to visit two of Bellingham’s finest […]

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Bellingham’s Ski to Sea is a Wrap
OnTrak Magazine

Ski to Sea took off from the starting line in 1973 in Whatcom County, home of its largest city Bellingham, WA and today is still running strong – literally. Each Memorial Day Weekend, teams of eight racers take on seven athletic disciplines that ultimately guide them through the multisport course that runs through the towns […]

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Schooner Zodiac: A Historic Journey on the Salish Sea
Brenda Lawrence—OnTrak Magazine

It was a beautiful spring day in the San Juan archipelago, and I awoke to glassy water in the Sucia Island bay. On the island, campers were just poking out from their tents and stretching their legs. On the Schooner Zodiac, we had already eaten breakfast at 8 a.m. and all hands were on deck as a crew […]

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Quick Picks: Heliotrope Hotel, Bellingham
NW Travel Magazine Editorial Staff—NW Travel Magazine

It takes vision, calculated risks and hard labor most of us can’t even imagine to transform a moldering vintage motel into a bright, welcoming inn. But there are examples of such thorough renovations all over the Northwest-Portland’s Inn at Northrup Station, Bozeman’s The LARK, Boise’s The Modern Hotel & Bar, to name a few. So goes […]

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Bed and Brew: B&B’s Near Brew Pubs in the PNW
Brandon Fralic—NW Travel Magazine

Nearly everybody loves a good bed and breakfast.  Leisurely mornings at these unique properties offer an unparalleled experience, personalized for every guest. Prefer your eggs over easy? Your coffee strong, with just a touch of cream? No problem—your host has you covered. It’s all about relaxation at these cozy accommodations. I happen to have another […]

Friday, June 30th, 2017
Mt. Baker Slush Cup 2017: A Shenanigan Fueled Pond Skim Party
Ben Shanks Kindlon—The Snowboarders Journals

“They usually set up jumps at the end of the pond, not in the middle of it. Where are we even supposed to land?” The random skier standing next to me atop the drop-in point asks me this like I have a good answer to his question. Hell, I don’t even know who the “they” he’s […]

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Watch: Clearing 70-foot snow drifts to Artist Point
Daniel DeMay

After a winter like we’ve had, clearing mountain highways isn’t an easy task. On Route 542 – the highway leads to Mount Baker Ski Area in the winter and another 2.5 miles to Artist Point in the summer – the task might have seemed insurmountable to the uninitiated. The Washington State Department of Transportation sent […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Culinary Cruising: Feasts for the Senses
Amy Kepferle—Cascadia Weekly

When the Whatcom Chief departed the dock at Gooseberry Point last Sunday, I had before me a full single-serving bag of Doritos I’d impulsively purchased at the gas station on our way out of Bellingham. By the time my significant other and I arrived on Lummi Island approximately six minutes later, the chips were gone […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Review: Diverse notions of drawing at the Whatcom Museum
Gary Faigin—The Seattle Times

What is contemporary drawing? The conventional notion that drawing is “a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen or crayon rather than paint” is stretched to the limit by the just-opened Bellingham National, a juried art exhibition on the theme of drawing at the Whatcom Museum. The 29 artists selected by Seattle Art Museum […]

Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Road to snowy and scenic Artist Point will open Thursday, WSDOT says
Evan Bush—Seattle Times

The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to open access to Artist Point this Thursday, giving drivers access to a renowned, 360-degree view that includes the glaciated peaks of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker. The popular and scenic location, which opens most summers to great fanfare, is about three hours northeast of Seattle in the […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Early-season hikes near Mount Baker? Try lovely Baker Lake
Christy Karras

In early summer, the mountains sometimes just don’t cooperate. Hikes at this time of year can be tricky: Higher elevations are likely still buried in snow, especially after a winter like this last one. Fallen trees or rocks may block passage, or sections of trail may have sloughed off and fallen down hillsides. Access roads […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Sipping Beer in Bellingham
Joe Wiebe—What's Brewing (Canada)

Just south of White Rock, BC, across the border in the state of Washington, sits the city of Bellingham. With about 85,000 residents, many of them students attending Western Washington University, it is home to a thriving and dynamic craft beer scene. Read full story here. 

Monday, June 19th, 2017
The best brewery to open in Washington state this year is finally here
Tan Vinh—Seattle Times

Melvin Brewing, the Wyoming brewery with a local cult following, is now open in Washington state, but not in Seattle. Bellingham, you lucky duck. The much-loved brewery, a big hit every year during Seattle Beer Week, is having a grand opening Monday (June 19) for its 160-seat pub in Bellingham. The seven-barrel brewhouse will focus […]

Friday, June 9th, 2017
Art, History and a Whole Lot of Spark in Bellingham, WA
Lara Dunning—Waggoner Guide

Need a little color and flair in your life? What about a tour through history, or a chance to see birds up close? Maybe, you are like me and after a dreary winter need a serious jolt of some mind-blowing electricity? If so, plan to cruise to Bellingham, WA. On my recent trip to the Hotel […]

Monday, June 5th, 2017
A Natural Choice: Scenic Activities in Bellingham/Whatcom County
Lauren Kramer—Alaska Beyond

I hear a loud whoosh, and when I look up, I see the Schooner Zodiac’s four sails billowing as they catch the wind. Soon we are moving at 13 knots on the Salish Sea. The tall ship, with 12-story-high mainmast, gracefully courses through the water as it takes us on a journey past rugged islands with […]

Monday, June 5th, 2017
Road Trip: Geeks at the Wheel
Joanna Kresge—425 Magazine

There used to be a day when the work “geek” was derogatory. Individuals branded as “geeks” or “nerds” were ostracized and seek as social awkward outcasts – albeit often intelligent ones. Check out this road trip for “geeks”, which includes Bellingham’s Spark Museum. Read full feature here. 

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Unmissable Specialty Coffee Bar in Bellingham: Primer Coffee
Jed Vaughn—Coffee Sphere

Since opening in November of 2016, Primer Coffee has propelled itself to a top shop for filtered and espresso coffees in Bellingham, Washington. Primer, a specialty coffee bar in Bellingham takes pride in featuring Onyx coffee at the establishment. The in-house menu includes a popular pour over filtered coffee, espresso, espresso with milk, chocolate drinks, […]

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Back to nature: Washington’s Lummi Island and its world-renowned restaurant
Josh Noel—Chicago Tribune

If summer in the city is sounding a little too hot and hectic, we have the remedy you’re after: A quiet, close-to-nature break on a little island just beyond where Washington state stops and the mighty Pacific begins. We’ve seen our gloating friends’ Instagram shots of the islands off Seattle — they’re spectacular, we get […]

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Bellingham and Beyond
Heather Larson—Washington State Visitor's Guide

Best known as a college town, Bellingham and the surrounding area are 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. 

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Seafood at the beachside Taylor Shellfish Farms
Micheal King—King 5

Along the world famous Chuckanut Drive, they call it a farm. “So just like any other farm on land, we just grow product that grows underwater, which is pretty unique,” said Taylor Shellfish Farm’s Nicole Hopper Read full story here.

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Exploring Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at Hotel Bellwether
Lara Dunning—

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 […]

Monday, May 1st, 2017
More to See: Bellingham Whatcom County
Michele Dill—Alaska Beyond

Alaska Airlines Beyond Magazine features activities to see beyond Seattle… Check out what’s going on in Bellingham/Whatcom County, including Semiahmoo Resort and Mount Baker Scenic Byway. Read the feature here. 

Monday, May 1st, 2017
My World: Antonio Diaz – Chef and Salsa Dancer
Annika Hipple—Journey - Western/Puget Sound

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 […]

Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Tourism Spending Continues to Rise in Whatcom County
DAVE GALLAGHER—Bellingham Herald

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 […]