Photo courtesy of Whatcom County Tourism

(Reposted from The Seattle Times)

Washington State’s most famous European traveler, Rick Steves, put his jetsetting ways on hold this summer, so we took this opportunity to bring him up to the Bellingham area of Whatcom County for a series of videos.

In this first episode, he met some local brewers from Chuckanut as well as at Aslan, and cider distillers at Bellewood Farms. Over the course of a couple of days in the area, he sampled plenty of locally-made beer, gin, coffee, and more.

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Episode 1: Rick Steves Tours Whatcom County and Samples Farm to Bottle Fare

In this first episode, he met local brewers and distillers and sampled plenty of locally made beer, gin, coffee, cider, and more. Take a look and see what he learned out about farm to bottle in Whatcom County.  

Release date: August 16, 2021

Episode 2: Rick Steves Explores Seaside Life and Peace Arch State Park at the Top of the PNW in Whatcom County

Episode two, “Extremely Northwest,” shows Steves learning about the exclave community of Point Roberts, enjoying the borderless zone at what is both a Provincial and State Park on the Canadian border, and soaking up seaside living in the uppermost Pacific Northwest. Release date: September 20, 2021

Episode 3: Rick Steves Enjoys Arts & Culture in Whatcom County

This final segment hosted by Rick Steves features his explorations of Whatcom County, Washington. Episode three, “Arts & Culture,” shows Steves exploring the Fairhaven and Downtown Arts Districts of Bellingham, touring exhibits, and even soaking up some historic maritime culture in the uppermost Pacific Northwest.