Great Places to See – Bellingham

With summer temperatures finally heating up there is no better time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. If you are looking for a short distance trip or an overnight excursion the city of Bellingham is just what you need.

The city offers a variety of activities for all ages and lifestyles. From outdoor hiking and biking at Galbraith Mountain to dinner for two in historic Fairhaven . There are also many local businesses to enjoy downtown, such as INNATE which is a must see destination for art and one of a kind screen printing.

Bellingham’s Saturday market is the place to be during the summer, it offers great produce, ready to eat food, and crafts. It’s no surprise that it has been ranked the number one farmer’s market by Sunset Magazine.

Get out there and enjoy the community of Bellingham which is just far enough away so you feel like you are on vacation but close enough to the comforts of home. Enjoy!

~Professional Medical Corp.

 

 

What you should tip while traveling

Summer is in full force with many people taking their vacations with their family and friends. Do you ever wonder what you should tip at restaurants, your valet driver, or for room service, etc? AARP.com put together a list of tip suggestions!

Hotel Tipping:

Bellhop: $1 to $2 per bag

Car valets: $1 to $3. Always tip them when you pick up your car.

Room service: 10 percent is adequate, 15 percent to 20 percent for a large or difficult order.

Housekeeping: $2 to $3 per night and $5 if you have more than three people in a room/suite. Leave the money in an envelope with “Thank You” on it, so they know the money is for them.

Doorman: $1 for help with each bag, $1 for hailing a cab.

Transportation Tipping:

Cab driver: 15 percent to 20 percent tip of the fare. (Find out ahead of time if your cab driver accepts a credit card. If he/she doesn’t, make sure you have enough cash for both fare and tip.)

Airport transportation attendants: If the driver helps you with your bags, offer $1 per bag.

Restaurant Tipping:

Servers: 15 percent to 20 percent of your total bill after tax. Most servers make less than $3 an hour, so tips are really their salary.

Bartenders: $1 per drink. If you’re waiting for a table, it’s also courteous to close your tab at the bar and then start fresh with your server for your meal.

If you order food at the bar: Same as if you were seated — 15 percent to 20 percent.

If you use a discount coupon for your meal: Tip your server on what the bill would have been before the discount. A little extra for discounted “happy hour” drinks is also appreciated.

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Article information courtesy of AARP.com