Author & Contributor: Chris Trautman

Chris Trautman, an accomplished webmaster, content creator, and SEO expert, is an integral part of the team. A true Michigander at heart, Chris's journey in the professional world is marked by his deep involvement in aviation maintenance. He is a proud graduate of Northern Michigan University, where he earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science for Aviation Maintenance. His credentials in the field of aviation are comprehensive, encompassing an A&P, IA, Certified Aviation Manager, Master Technician, and UAs Part 107 Pilot license.

Chris's expertise extends beyond aviation. He travels extensively across Michigan with his wife, Sherry Trautman, co-author and partner at In his role at Travel-MI, he brings his keen eye for detail as a photographer, capturing Sherry in the stunning landscapes and unique experiences Michigan offers. His contributions through photography, content creation and website development have been pivotal in showcasing the beauty and diversity of Michigan on their platform.

In addition to his work at Travel-MI, Chris has been the mastermind behind since 2008. His website is a testament to his passion for Corvettes, serving as a resource and community hub for fellow enthusiasts. As an author, Chris has further extended his expertise into publishing, with the "C5 Corvette Book of Knowledge" and the "C6 Corvette Book of Knowledge" under his belt. These books reflect his deep understanding and enthusiasm for Corvettes.

Chris Trautman's multifaceted skills and experiences, ranging from aviation and automotive expertise to digital content creation and photography, make him a versatile and dynamic author and contributor to His diverse interests and talents contribute significantly to the richness and depth of content on the site.

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"Sherry & Chris"

We're Sherry and Chris the founders of one of Michigan's most comprehensive and Top Travel Blogs!

    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "" A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

    In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

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