Editors' 15 Favorite Midwest Getaways
Traverse City, Michigan
"The first time I visited Traverse City, Michigan, was a picture-perfect August day: bright sun, puffy clouds and a barely-there Lake Michigan breeze. I rolled down the windows and drove onto Old Mission Peninsula, zipping by tidy vineyards and old-fashioned produce stands piled high with cherries. When I got to the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula, I walked onto the sand and stood at the water's edge to call my parents in Cincinnati, and all I could say was, "You won't believe where I am."
-Hannah Agran, Food & Features Editor