Traverse City

Plan ahead for the 89th National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, July 4-11

  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 →

From floating high in a hot air balloon to renewing wedding vows deep in a cave, 2014 was a year of travel ups and downs

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 →

Plan ahead for a September food lover's weekend in Traverse City

The inaugural Taste of Traverse City culinary festival was a food lover’s delight.

National Writers Series brings top books and authors to Traverse City for community chats

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.