The outdoor patio at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa.

Wandering Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa

This article originally appeared on 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…


Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.

Exploring Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at Hotel Bellwether

This article originally appeared on 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…

Vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills.

Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – In the Heart of Yakima Wine Country

Yakima Wine County’s five AVA’s stretch over 70 miles along Interstate 82 in Eastern Washington. Almost right in the middle is the small town of Zillah, which is known for its Teapot Dome Service Station and Rattlesnake Hills wineries. On a recent trip to tour the area’s wineries and join the Premium Tour and Tasting…