Oops, just found this thread. Hello Marqueeclub. I hope your move went well.
I'm in Surrey, BC, so I'm probably closer to Bellingham than Seattle is. I've been to and through Bellingham many times because my late step-mom lived in Bellingham, and after that she lived on Lumi Island.
Tips? Uh, all I can think of is to have a valid passport so you can come to Vancouver for concerts.
8-) . . Laurel