Brandon Fralic at Mount Baker

Brandon Fralic is a freelance travel writer and bestselling guidebook author based in Bellingham, WA. He is the co-author of three books:

​In 2013, Brandon co-founded the hiking and craft beer blog, Beers at the Bottom, to highlight Pacific Northwest “trails and ales”. He’s spent the last decade writing for print magazines and newspapers, destination marketing organizations, and a variety of travel and outdoor websites.

Today, Brandon is the beer & spirits columnist for Bellingham’s independent newspaper, Cascadia Daily News, and a Feature Editor at Tasting Table.

Select Clients

REI Uncommon Path, Matador Network, Modern Hiker, Northwest Travel & Life, Outdoor Project, BC Ale Trail, Scenic WA, Bellingham Tourism.

See Projects for examples of Brandon’s work. A full list of clients and clips is available at Contently.




“As we expanded our online trail guide, Tmber.com, we looked to hire people who were local outdoors experts in their area and who reliably provided quality work. Brandon fit the criteria: He successfully researched hard data on trails across the Pacific Northwest, then provided a brief written description of each one. 

Brandon took the job in stride, consistently delivering a quality product that required minimal – if any – fact-checking or editing on our part. He met every deadline on time or early. Brandon also maintained a friendly yet professional relationship throughout. At the end of the day, I knew I could rely on him to deliver exactly what we needed, freeing up my time for other demands.” 

-Daniel Escher, Expansion / Development, Tmber