It was a Thursday evening in late May, and as I looked around The Little Fleet I felt an overwhelming sense of pride. The setting sun was glowing pink, the guitars were humming and there was a packed house. The energy felt different and alive. The patio was packed and there was an exciting feeling for summer.
Tell us a little about what a Sales Manager does at Traverse City Tourism. My role is to showcase Traverse City as a premier meeting destination for groups, meetings, conferences, conventions and everything in between.
In the midst of the morning rush—breakfast-making, backpack-grabbing, everyone scattering in different directions for the day—I remember to pull out a favorite pair of black running shorts and a red short-sleeve top to take with me. And shoes. Don’t forget your running shoes. While I often log miles from my house on the east side of town—the Vasa Pathway , one of our area’s premier trail systems, is within steps of our neighborhood—I like mixing up my running routine and will head to favorite routes throughout Traverse City.
At this time of the year in northern Michigan, all eyes are focused on this beautiful season we call spring, when birds are singing, orchards are blooming and the air carries that earthy scent of newness.
It was a grand evening in Traverse City last night! Meeting professionals, event planners and tourism industry people (from all over the state of Michigan) gathered at the City Opera House for the Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine annual "Best of Awards" dinner.
May in Traverse City means the wonderful arrival of the cherry blossoms. They are the quintessential symbol of spring, a sign of new life, the approaching summer months, and the delicious fruit. And of course, living in the Cherry Capital gives us extra reasons to toast to these beautiful, white flowers.
Is there anything better than those first few days of spring when you can leave your jacket at home when it's time to venture outside? I love hiking in all seasons, but nothing quite matches that first hike on a warm spring day after what seems like 10 months of winter! We're lucky to have dozens of fantastic hiking spots throughout the region, but here are a few hidden gems you might not know about.