Traverse Traveler Blog2019-12-18T12:47:06-05:00

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

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, Traverse City, Traverse Traveler, Wineries|

Chocolate and Pearls at Becky Thatcher Designs

Open House at Becky Thatcher Designs Visit Becky Thatcher Designs in downtown Traverse City this Saturday, April 25th from 1-4pm for 'Chocolate & Pearls,' an open house event for jewelry lovers. Get a glimpse of new designs featuring pearls in earrings, necklaces and more. Pearls come in all shapes, sizes and many colors. At the open house event you'll learn [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Arts & Culture, Design, Events, Traverse City|

Free Events in Traverse City to Celebrate Autism

Traverse Traveler is proud to announce several free events this week to celebrate autism, promote awareness, and raise money to purchase iPads for students with autism in the Traverse City community. This year we have once again teamed up with the Northwest Michigan Autism Resource Network (ARN) to bring three free events to the Traverse City community. April 21: Free [...]

By |April 20th, 2015|Events, Family Fun, Traverse City, Traverse Traveler|

Weekender Tips for Ice Fishing in Northern Michigan

A holiday weekend is the perfect time to enjoy one of northern Michigan's favorite outdoor activities: ice fishing. And it's not just locals who are itchin' to go fishin'. Visitors come from miles around to catch their limit on our frozen lakes. Here are a few tips from a local for the casual weekender who wants to give ice fishing [...]

By |January 19th, 2015|Adventure, Family Fun, Travel Tips|

Hotel Helps the Homeless, One Room at a Time

Kathy Kelly, general manager of Traverse City's Sleep Inn & Suites in Acme, was recognized for her commitment to help the homeless. L-R Rob Rodenroth (Owner Sleep Inn & Suites Acme), Kathy Kelly & John Malone (Area Director Franchise Services Choice Hotels)   What if the homeless no longer had to be without a warm bed on [...]

By |November 17th, 2014|Community Spotlight, Lodging|