Traverse Traveler Blog2019-03-12T23:07:17-04:00

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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|

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|