Cherries have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember. That’s why I get excited each July when the National Cherry Festival takes over Traverse City. Last year, for the second time, I was lucky enough to experience the annual cherry mania first-hand. And it was just as much fun as … Continue Reading →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
From floating in a hot-air balloon high above the cactus-spiked desert north of Phoenix, Arizona, to renewing our wedding vows 50 feet underground in Bridal Cave at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, my 2014 travel year had its ups and downs. Literally. But, thankfully, even the “down” was an up in a year of travel … Continue Reading →
Everything — even the beer — is coming up cherries at the 88th National Cherry Festival starting next weekend in Traverse City.
I’m about done with winter, but a unique approach to wine tasting outside Traverse City may lure me back to the snowy north one more time. On the Leelanau Peninsula, wine enthusiasts can slip into a pair of cross-country skis or strap on snowshoes and follow a groomed trail through vineyards and orchards to taste … Continue Reading →
The inaugural Taste of Traverse City culinary festival was a food lover’s delight.
Beyond the well-known National Cherry Festival, Traverse City is showing up on travelers’ radar these days for its postcard scenery, outdoor fun and boutique wineries, not to mention the annual film festival founded by Michael Moore.