Disclosure Policy

 This policy is valid from 1 January 2018: 

Traveling Michigan is a personal blog written and edited by Sherry and Chris Trautman.

This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

Occasionally we are compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though we may receive compensation for posts and advertisements, we always give an honest opinion, findings, and experience on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

All reviews featured on Traveling Michigan are conducted with products that we sourced and paid for just as you would or were sent by a company (or representing PR agency) specifically to review for free. However, no positive review was promised in exchange for the product, just a review and all thoughts on the product or service are ours and only ours! 

Unless disclosed otherwise, locations reviewed and product recommendations were sourced by us without sponsorship of any kind! We feel strongly about providing unbiased reviews for our readers.  This ensures you receive the best experience on our site, our recommended locations, our guided/self-guided tours and products we use and recommend. You will know if compensation was accepted when we use “Sponsor” or “Sponsored” or a variation to describe them.  

If it’s on our site we believe in it 100%!  We have personally experienced, visited the location, owned the product or visited the establishment.  We photograph locations using our own cameras, drones and passion.  Occasionally we utilize close friends or family to help procure images and opinions from locations they have visited. 

All Amazon links are affiliate links. We get a percentage of purchase price when you buy from Amazon after clicking on one of my links!

Have a place, product or experience you want us to see?  Recommend it!  We are always looking for a new place to visit and share on our site.  Utilize the Contact Us page to recommend it.

Our goal is to create the best website for experiencing and traveling Michigan! 

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Our Words of Wisdom: “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.”

"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 "Travel-mi.com." 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 Travel-MI.com. 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.

Sherry & Chris are at the Inn at Bay Harbor and looking out at the lake.
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