Armchair Travel

Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine|May 2020

Armchair Travel
Let these books, and their beautiful Northern Michigan settings, inspire future vacations.
Kim Schneider & Tina Greene-Bevington

Recommended by Kim Schneider, Traverse Magazine’s travel writer + author of 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die (a must-read for locals and visitors alike) KIMSCHNEIDER.NET

READ: THE RECIPE BOX BY VIOLA SHIPMAN

Meet Sam, who couldn't wait to get away from the family's orchard and pie shop. If you've visited Suttons Bay and Leelanau County, you can guess what happens when Sam starts wandering the orchards dusted in pink snow in blossom time, sampling local wine and roaming Lake Michigan's shorelines … Bonus: recipes with every chapter.

PLAN A TRIP: Go farm-stand hopping or take a blossom drive. Taste the Local Difference offers maps by county and bounty; or just head straight up the center of the Leelanau Peninsula and let yourself get lost on back roads. localdifference.org

READ: SECRETS OF THE ASYLUM BY LINDA HUGHES

Through this mystery set in 1921, you’ll experience The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City like you've never imagined as you see it through the eyes of a woman wrongly sent to live in the one-time psychiatric hospital, now turned urban redevelopment beauty.

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May 2020