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

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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, Made in Michigan, Traverse City, Traverse Traveler|

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, Traverse City, Traverse Traveler|

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, Leelanau, Made in Michigan, Scenic, Travel Tips|

Traverse Traveler Holiday Gift Guide 2013

I know it’s challenging to find the time to scour the stores hunting for the perfect gift. So each year I sneak out to our local retailers in search of eye catching items for someone special on your list. I hope these suggestions will get the holiday spirit flowing. Each item includes a price (or price range) and the northern [...]

Wellington Inn at Christmastime

Discover the beauty of the Wellington Inn at Christmastime If you’ve ever wandered down historic 6th Street and Washington in Traverse City and wondered what it would be like to live in those huge Victorian homes then this is for you. The Wellington Inn is opening their doors to the community for the 11th [...]

By |December 4th, 2013|Events, Traverse City|