Weekend away in Traverse City, MI

Review of our weekend trip to Traverse City, Michigan.

This past weekend we took a little trip up north to visit Traverse City, Michigan. We had heard so many great things about this cute little lake town and could not wait to get up there. My in-laws just bought an RV so we so we thought it would be fun to take it for a little trip. Traverse City is so so cute! We fell in love with this town when we were visiting. As soon as we got home my husband starting looking at rentals to stay in for next time we visit. We really only had one whole day to spend exploring so we didn’t waste anytime getting out and seeing everything we could.

The first stop on our trip was to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, this is about a 30-40 minute drive from the City. I would definitely recommend the drive, it was totally worth it! The sand dunes are absolutely gorgeous, as you can see in my pictures above the views are just amazing! We decided instead of hiking the dunes we would take the scenic tour, since we had Beckham with us. This tour did not disappoint. One thing I highly recommend though, is DO NOT climb down the sand dunes on the scenic route. When we stopped at the overlook of Michigan Lake there were a ton of people walking down this huge sand dune to get to the lake. There were warning signs telling everyone not to go down because they could get stuck and have to be rescued. My husband talked me in to walking down the dune which meant we had to walk back up it… it was terrible!! One of the worst things I have ever done, it was so hard to get back up the dune because you kept sliding back down. It took us 40 minutes to climb back up. We were sweating and felt so horrible afterwards. So, honestly it looks like fun to climb down but it is sooo not worth the climb back up. Other than having to climb back up the sand dune we had a great time visiting the dunes and would definitely go back.

After the dunes we went back to our RV and got ready to head downtown. Traverse City is gorgeous, it is like the perfect little town. We parked on E. Front Street and decided to walk around so we could see as much as possible. There are so many adorable local shops, I wanted to visit them all but had to pick just a few. There are also a ton of bars and restaurants that I would have loved to stop and eat at. We did eat at an Italian Restaurant that had just opened the day before , located on Front Street but it was still had some kinks to work out. The food was not very good. One place we did love was this cute little ice-cream shop called Milk & Honey. The ice-cream was delicious, if you get a chance to stop there you will not be disappointed! Other than that we just walked around and saw as much as we could before it started raining. The beach is one block from Front Street, so I would definitely recommend walking over there and putting your toes in the sand.

If you have been thinking about visiting Traverse City you should start planning a trip. Whether you are looking to relax at the beach or go exploring you will have a great time. We can’t wait to go back! If you have any recommendation for our next trip up there please leave them in the comments below!


Shop | Island Vibes

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Pink Palm Print Dress: Old Navy Currently on sale for $12!! What a steal, now I’m wishing I wouldn’t have paid full price, haha! I love this dress, it is so so cute! The light pink with the palm leaf print is gorgeous for summer! The fit is so flattering too, all the heart eyes!

Round Handle Straw Tote: Target This is the perfect summer tote for all your summer activities! I was browsing Target like I do every weekend and fell in love with this gorgeous straw tote. The handles are adorable and wrapped in pretty red and orange string. For less than $35 you will not be disappointed with this purchase.

Tan Wedges: Steve Madden, I purchased these last year so they are no longer available but I have linked a similar pair here.


Shop | Sweet Summertime + Express Denim Short Sale

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Striped Yellow Long Sleeve Shirt: I love this shirt, the yellow and white stripes are perfect for chilly summer nights. I purchased this style last spring from Old Navy, they no longer have this exact style in stock but they do have a very similar style that you can shop by clicking here.

Distressed Denim Shorts: Express Currently on sale for $30! Love the style of these shorts, distressed with a fringe bottom. Easily paired with anything. So comfy and cute for summer, been wearing them on repeat!

Express currently has all of their denim shorts on sale for less than $30! This is so exciting for me because I love Express shorts, I have already purchased a few pair for this summer and have been wearing them none stop. Super cute, comfy and lightweight. Below are three of my favorite styles for this summer!

1. Low Rise Floral Embroidered Stretch Denim Shorts, click here to shop the link. How stinking cute are these distressed denim shorts with the white floral embroidery! I do not own these beauties yet but better believe I am order them tomorrow! Currently on sale for $29.95!

2. White Low Rise Relaxed Raw Cut Destroyed Stretch Denim Shorts, click here to shop the link. I love these shorts! I have them and have been wearing them at least once a week. White denim is one of my favorite things to wear in the summer. Lightweight, comfortable and have the perfect distressed look to them. A must get and currently on sale for $24.95, 50% off!!

3. High Waisted Purple Cutoff Stretch Denim Shorts, click here to shop the link. How cute are these purple shorts! These babies are perfect for summer, I am obsessed with the color! Love the cut off style too. On sale for $24.95, such a steal!!

Shop | Lake Life

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Blue & White Stripped Boho Top: Old Navy Just purchased this top today and am totally in love with it! Such a perfect shirt for any beach vacation or living life on the lake this summer. Less than $30.

Distressed White Denim: Express Distressed white denim is the perfect staple for summer. Jeans are currently on sale at Express for buy one get one for $29.90, this pair is listed at $88.