Author: Hannah Schramski

Hannah Schramski is a freelance writer specializing in travel. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Communications and Media. Hannah currently lives in Traverse City and is passionate about hiking, biking local trails, enjoying the water, grabbing coffee with friends, and reading books in the sun.

A Very Cherry February!

Friday, February 2, 2024 9:00 AM by Hannah Schramski

When you think of Traverse City, Michigan, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many, the answer is the fruit that crowned Traverse City the “Cherry Capital of the World.” The state of Michigan produces over 70% of the national tart cherry crop annually, and the Grand Traverse region is especially suited for cherry production. This is due to its proximity to Lake Michigan, which provides a moderating effect on the local climate in addition to the area’s fertile, well-draining soil. Lake Michigan abates the icy winter winds and cools the cherry trees during the hot summer months, resulting in insulation from seasonal temperature drops and increases that would otherwise negatively impact cherry cultivation.

Après Ski in northern Michigan

Friday, December 8, 2023 3:00 PM by Hannah Schramski

The ski season in Traverse City is upon us, and there is no better way to celebrate than to explore the après-ski lifestyle in the area. For many people, après ski is the most sought-after part of a true winter experience. It’s a time to embrace the season, unwind, and celebrate a day on the slopes. Whether you prefer more snowy adventures or indulgence in the food and beverage scene, these activities promise to create lasting memories. 

Getting Ready for Ski Season

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:00 PM by Hannah Schramski

The first snowfall of winter ushers in one of the most exciting seasons of the year… Ski season! Skiing and snowboarding combine exercise and fun while providing a connection with nature during the winter months. Crystal MountainHickory Hills, and Mt. Holiday are the forefront ski resorts in the TC area. All three of the resorts offer ski and snowboard rental equipment so you can get suited up on-site, as well as lessons so you can learn your sport of choice or perfect your skills. 

Fat Bike, Happy Life: Winter Cycling in NoMi

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 1:00 PM by Hannah Schramski

As the daughter of a dedicated biker father who is a northern Michigan (NoMich) trail rider and connoisseur, the sport of biking has always been intertwined with the path of my life. I have experienced the spectrum of different types of biking, whether it be road, mountain, tandem, or even stationary cycling. For my family, the draw of the sport is not solely rooted in exercise, but in the opportunity for bonding it provides for families, children, and adults alike. Now, biking may not strike you as a winter sport, but thanks to fat tire bikes, it has transformed into one. 

Experience the full range of fun and relaxation that a vacation has to offer, minus the added stress of long-distance travel. The Traverse City area is teeming with events and activities this fall season, and planning your own staycation is a wonderful way to enjoy the bounties of Northern Michigan without needing to buy plane tickets or step foot in the airport. There’s no need to wander far from home when you live near Traverse City: it’s exactly where we should be.

Plan the Perfect Picnic in Traverse City

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:00 PM by Hannah Schramski

August is National Picnic Month! At the crossroads of cuisine and the outdoors, the picnic is the perfect union of two of the best things that Traverse City has to offer. Here is a guide compiled by a local to the finest picnicking spots in the area coupled with suggestions of go-to markets and eateries to fulfill the all-important food element of your idyllic, summer picnic. 

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