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

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 season [...]

By |December 4th, 2013|Events|

Traverse Traveler Donates 20 iPads for Students with Autism

The Traverse Traveler Scavenger Hunt for Autism committee donated 20 iPads with the proceeds from the second-annual event. The iPads were presented on Monday, September 9th to Traverse City Area Public Schools for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Photo
 Front (L-R): Kathy DiMercurio - Volunteer Chair Kara Eubank - Lucky Jacks, sponsor Carol Lorenz - Activities Chair Brandy Wheeler - [...]

By |September 10th, 2013|Events, Traverse Traveler|

6 Tips to Prevent and Treat Swimmer's Itch

Summer has returned to Northern Michigan. The geese are swimming, the beaches are full, and unfortunately Swimmer's itch is popping up on some of our favorite lakes.   We had our first dose of the pesky malady a few years ago, so now I'm prepared when it shows up. But for those who are new the area, Swimmer's Itch can [...]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Traverse City|

6 Tips to Prevent and Treat Swimmer’s Itch

Summer has returned to Northern Michigan. The geese are swimming, the beaches are full, and unfortunately Swimmer’s itch is popping up on some of our favorite lakes. We had our first dose of the pesky malady a few years ago, so now I’m prepared when it shows up. But for those who are new the area, Swimmer’s Itch can send [...]

By |July 2nd, 2013|Travel Tips|

Sony Glasses Provide Access for All at TC’s State Theatre

This week I attended a special demonstration at the Traverse City State Theatre to learn about the Sony Entertainment Access Glasses. These devices provide closed-captioning for the hearing impaired, as well as audio assistive technology for the visually impaired. The State Theatre is considering a purchase and sought input from the public. Nearly 50 people turned out to test the devices. Annie [...]

By |June 14th, 2013|Adventure|

Sony Glasses Provide Access for All at TC's State Theatre

Traverse City's State Theatre seeks to improve the movie-going experience for the visually and hearing impaired   This week I attended a special demonstration at the Traverse City State Theatre to learn about the Sony Entertainment Access Glasses. These devices provide closed-captioning for the hearing impaired, as well as audio assistive technology for the visually impaired. The State Theatre is [...]

By |June 7th, 2013|Traverse City|

Pirate's Cove Raises Money for Wounded Soldiers

“Putting for Patriots” Event at Pirates Cove Adventure Park in Traverse City   Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, in Traverse City, Michigan will host the 7th Annual “Putting for Patriots” fundraiser over Memorial Day weekend. This national event will occur simultaneously at 33 Pirate’s Cove, Pirate’s Island and Jungle Golf miniature golf courses throughout the United States.    Fundraising efforts began [...]

By |May 24th, 2013|Attractions, Events, Traverse City|

Star Parties Begin May 11 at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Explore the Night Sky at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be offering a series of monthly astronomy programs this year.  Join Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society for a guided exploration of our night sky and one daytime event.  The next Star Party is May 11 with a viewing of the closest [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Events, Leelanau|

"Light it up Blue" for Autism Awareness April 2 in Downtown Traverse City

  Join us as we “Light It Up Blue” a World Autism Awareness Day, family-friendly event in downtown Traverse City on Tuesday, April 2. Light It Up Blue begins at 6 p.m. April 2 at ECCO, 121 E. Front St., with food and fun activities with a blue theme. Glowing luminaries will be available for purchase for $5, with proceeds [...]

By |March 28th, 2013|Events, Traverse City, Traverse Traveler|