Now in Traverse City, Michigan

For the past couple of days I’ve been road tripping around Traverse City, Michigan. This has been a trip that has been on the books for nearly a year and I’m so excited to finally be here. So far, Travere City has been everything I had hoped it would be. The fall foliage is near its peak and the coastal roads are just stunning.

Aerial road shot in Traverse City, MI by

I’m currently staying at the remarkable Grand Traverse Resort, which is perched on a hilltop a bit outside of downtown. The views from my 10th floor room are stupendous. I can see the golf course in the foreground with lots of trees in full autumn colors. Just beyond, the Grand Traverse Bay.

View from the rooms at Grand Traverse Resort by

Room at the Grand Traverse Resort by

Yesterday I road tripped all the way to the end of Leelanau Peninsula to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Along the way I stopped by Tandem Ciders for a tasting, which was quite nice. With so many variety of apples in the area, each cider has a completely different taste. I also stopped by Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm, which is a cute little place where you can buy many variety of apples, over 240 as a matter of fact. They also have a bit of a museum to peruse with lots of old soda bottles and signs.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse by

My last stop on Leelanau Peninsula was to Suttons Bay, where I rented a bike and tootled around a bit. The weather was brisk, but sunny and just perfect to explore on two wheels.

Before coming back to the resort I stopped in downtown Traverse City and walked around a bit before coming across 7 Monks Taproom, where I had a wonderful dinner and a couple of great beers.

Ahi Tacos at 7 Monks by

I have a number of things planned during my time here in Traverse City, so click here to read the next Road Diary update.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.