While titled the Most Traveled Person of America, having covered the fifty states well over twenty times, I had yet to visit the small town with a mighty name, Traverse City. Decades in the making to complete a lifetime milestone to visit every pinpoint on the U.S. map, I drove from my home state of Oregon, where many features like the Columbia River Gorge and Cannon Beach feel like you’re observing all the world’s natural beauty in one place, I felt a similar sentiment about Traverse City. Instead, spotting all the fine features of small-town America in one destination.