Trattoria Stella

We did a lot of reading about the dining scene in Traverse City and the greater Leelanlau Peninsula before our visit from Chicago. Maybe it was all the mentions of Chef Mario Batali that carried us towards Italian, or just the quantity and enthusiasm of recommendations to try Trattoria Stella: either way, this place is… Continue reading Trattoria Stella

200 Year Old White Cedar

I really felt far out there when I visited the Leelanau State Park. On the very tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, the historic Grand Traverse Lighthouse a beacon for many years to those entering the bay... ...this is about as far from Chicago and the civilized world, about as far back in time, as its… Continue reading 200 Year Old White Cedar