Traverse Traveler Blog2019-03-12T23:07:17-05:00

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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|

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, Events|

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|

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|

Book Signing at Center Ice with NHL Hall of Famer Mark Howe

Traverse City in September is the place to be if you're a hockey fan! The NHL Prospects Tournament begins this week at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. Today organizers announce a special one-time event. NHL Hall of Famer Mark Howe, son of Mr. Hockey himself, will be at Centre Ice Arena this Saturday September 13, 2014 from 9 am [...]

By |September 9th, 2014|Attractions, Events|

Buying Gemstones with Becky Thatcher

A visit to Glen Arbor isn't complete without a stop at Becky Thatcher's studio. I've been a fan of Becky Thatcher Designs since the first day I walked into her Glen Arbor studio and saw her jewelry displayed in cases filled with birch, sand and stones collected from the nearby Lake Michigan shoreline. A pale purple and [...]

By |August 5th, 2014|Arts & Culture, Events, Made in Michigan|

3 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Traverse City

Onto every vacation a little rain may fall. But don't let bad weather ruin your trip to Traverse City. You just need to give your plans a little flip. Today we're going to explore three indoor attractions that offer activities for everyone in your family. We'll turn those rainy frowns upside-down! Rainy Day v.3 from ExploreTC on Vimeo. Family Fun [...]

By |July 27th, 2014|Family Fun, Travel Tips|

In Season: Cherries, Michigan’s Power Fruit

Cherry Festival is over, but the cherry season has just begun. Local cherries are the gems of the northern Michigan summer. Each year we anxiously await the arrival of the ruby fruit that brings visitors to the area, and keeps many of our businesses running. Whether you like sweet cherries by the pound, tart cherries for your pies, dried cherries [...]

By |July 18th, 2014|Foodie|