Many of Traverse City's most interesting structures are not only open to the public, but are places where you can have a nice dinner, do some shopping, relax over cocktails or enjoy a concert or a movie.
Traverse City Beer Week is nearly upon us. Once again, we'll be enjoying this week-long parade of tastings, dinners, games, workshops and lectures -- all devoted to our area’s celebrated craft beer industry and its many microbreweries, brewpubs and craft beer taprooms. Now in its fourth season, it’s scheduled for Nov. 11-17 this year.
It’s important to know where you should go to see the best display of fall color. After all, a true foliage connoisseur knows that it’s not just about finding a bunch of trees in full flame. It’s a matter of finding that perfect spot with just the right balance of tone and hue, with a proper framing and at least one interesting feature – a barn, perhaps, or a body of water -- to add a little artistic flair to the scene.
Let’s get this said at the outset: When it comes to travel, I’m not a big fan of itineraries, bucket lists or checklists of any kind.
Vacation should be relaxing.
In the forests of Northern Michigan, springtime promises the warmth of sunshine, a welcome symphony of birdsong, the brilliance and scent of woodland flowers -- and an eagerly-awaited gastronomic treat.
Answer: None of the above. It’s the state of Michigan, hundreds of miles from the nearest seashore, but with more than 3,000 miles of coastline -- more than any other state except Alaska. During the