Traverse Traveler Blog2019-03-12T23:07:17-04:00

Follow us as we explore what hospitality means in northern Michigan with inspiration and expert tips for small businesses who want to reach travelers.

Garth Trek Video Shares a Dog’s Perspective on Frankfort

The film Garth Trek | A Lost Dog's Adventure in Frankfort is the story of what happens when a dog gets lost in Frankfort and spends the day searching for his owner. This is the revised rendition of the film that took home our Traverse Traveler Choice Award at the 2018 Frankfort48 Film Contest. We thought you [...]

By |April 7th, 2019|Adventure, Arts & Culture, Benzie, Community Spotlight, Videos|

Pure Michigan Tourism Conference Summary

Dave Lorenz presents at the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism in Traverse City The Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism was held in Traverse City last week. Representatives from convention and visitor bureaus and hospitality professionals from across Michigan gathered to learn about the state of our tourism state. We had a legislative report from a panel [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Check This Out, Events, Lodging, Traverse City|

A Day at the Farmer’s Market

 Spend a morning at the farmer's market in northern Michigan and you'll see how lucky we are to live in Michigan. But the farmer's market certainly isn't just for farmers anymore. It's a gathering place. It's where locals and visitors meet the growers and makers. Did you know... Michigan agriculture is leading the nation in many ways. Here are [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Adventure, Events, Family Fun, Foodie, Made in Michigan, Videos|

5 Michigan Lighthouses to Visit on National Lighthouse Day

National Lighthouse Day dates back to 1789. On August 7th many moons ago, Congress approved an act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys, and public piers. It was not until 200 years later, in 1989 that this important Act received it's own day of recognition. Happy National Lighthouse Day! Celebrate today and visit a lighthouse that's not [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Adventure, Community Spotlight, Events, Family Fun, Scenic|

7 Tips for Travelers to the Traverse City Film Festival

  It's time for the annual Traverse City Film Festival. It's a great chance to discover new movies, attend fun events and enjoy the hospitality of our city. We thought we'd share a few tips on how to be a traveler — not a tourist — during the film festival. Film Festival Tips for Travelers Take advantage of the free [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Arts & Culture, Events, Family Fun, Travel Tips|

New Award Added to Frankfort48 Film Contest

We are excited to sponsor the Traverse Traveler Choice Award at the Frankfort48 Film Contest. The 2nd annual event will take place June 21-23, 2018 at the Garden Theater in Frankfort. This unique contest offers teams of all ages and experience levels a chance to share a story of their creation using the power and beauty of film. We're proud [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Community Spotlight|

Northern Michigan Winery Guide (Infographic)

In honor of Michigan Wine Month Traverse Traveler created the Northern Michigan Winery Guide. This at-a-glance reference is designed to help travelers who are wine tasting in the Traverse City, Michigan region. Which winery should you visit? With 45 tasting rooms near Traverse City—and counting— it's hard to decide where to go. There isn't a right or wrong answer. However, [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Travel Tips, Wineries|

100 Things to Do in Traverse City : Book Review

Recommended Reading for Traverse City Travelers Looking for an easy read to kick off your next adventure in northern Michigan? Support a local writer and pick up 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die. Author Kim Schneider draws upon her experience as a travel writer and long time resident to share 100 ways to navigate northern Michigan. Our [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Travel Tips|

9 Things to do with Kids on a Spring Staycation in Traverse City

Is a vacation or staycation in Traverse City on your mind this spring? The kids have been cooped up at home long enough. Spring Break is a popular time for the locals to get-away, which means it's a little less crowded on the streets and in the hotels. So here's my list of 9 things to do with kids on [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Adventure, Family Fun, Travel Tips, Videos|

Left Foot Charley Hosts Riesling March Madness

Battle of the Rieslings Who needs basketball match-ups when you can battle it out to see which Riesling reigns supreme! Left Foot Charley is getting in on the March Madness with a Riesling wine contest. Beginning Thursday March 15 and running for four weeks they will match up current and previous vintages of Left Foot Charley Riesling in a bracket-style [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Events, Wineries|