Traverse Traveler Blog2018-11-06T16:58:53+00:00

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|

59 Ways to Love Summer in Traverse City

An Up North summer begins and ends on a holiday. That's 59 days to soak up the sun. So I put together a list of 59 ways to squeeze in every last drop of Pure Michigan fun. This year, let's all Be a Traveler in Traverse City. On your mark… get set… go! Hunt for petoskey stones. Point Betsie is [...]

Celebrate Autism with Free Events in Traverse City

Traverse Traveler is proud to announce several free events this April to celebrate autism, promote awareness, and raise money to purchase iPads for students with autism in our community. This year we have teamed up with the Northwest Michigan Autism Resource Network (ARN) to bring four free events to the Traverse City community. April 4: Light up the Lanes at [...]

By |March 28th, 2014|Events, Family Fun|

Tips for Exploring the Ice Caves on Lake Michigan

We couldn't have asked for a better weekend to enjoy Winter in northern Michigan. There seemed to be a festival in every town. But event planners around the region were trumped by mother nature as thousands made the trek to see the ice caves on Lake Michigan. My social media circles have been buzzing for days with stories and some [...]

By |February 17th, 2014|Adventure, Scenic, Travel Tips|

Ring in the New Year in Traverse City

What will you do on New Year's Eve? If you're like me New Year's Eve sneaks up on you after a long holiday of feasts, friends and family. Sometimes we have a plan, and sometimes we're making it up as we go along. So for all you last minute planners out there here are a few ways to enjoy New [...]

By |December 31st, 2013|Events, Family Fun|