Want to win a trip to Traverse City? Here’s your chance!


As many of you know, I am in love with northern Michigan. It’s the place that inspired me to start a blog and begin this crazy journey. A little over two years later, I’ve just celebrated my MILLIONTH view.

MILLIONTH. 999,000 more than what I ever expected. So yeah, that’s kind of awesome.

For my big milestone, I’m hosting an incredible giveaway with M22, Benjamin Twiggs, and the Cherry Tree Inn & Suites. All Traverse City brands who want to help you escape reality on a relaxing and adventurous trip to the Cherry Capital.

What’s the prize?

When life gives you lemons, you run up north. The winner will receive a two-night stay at the beachfront hotel Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, a welcome gift basket provided by Benjamin Twiggs, and some rad M22 gear to wear along the lakeshore. I really wish I was allowed to win my own contest, dang it. So if you’re interested in winning a trip to Traverse City, don’t miss this chance.

How do you win?

It’s easy! To win this getaway, all you must do is enter your information below, comment your favorite thing about Up North Michigan, and ‘like’ Shalee Wanders, M22, Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, and Benjamin Twiggs on Facebook. It’s that easy! No catch, no difficult forms, just the chance to enjoy a vacation.

When is the contest period?

The contest is open NOW through May 25th.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Thank you to the following brands:

For helping me host such an incredible giveaway in celebration of one million views. I love each of these brands personally, and I recommended checking them out/staying with them whenever you are visiting. I would never refer something on my blog that I don’t personally love, these companies especially.


Official rules

  • Must be 18 years old or older to enter
  • No Purchase Necessary
  • Winner will be notified around May 27th, 2016
  • Purchase does not enhance chance of winning
  • Contest period May 12th 12:00pm EST—May 25th 11:59pm
  • Winner must be a U.S. resident or have a valid passport
  • One entry allowed per applicant
  • Prize includes a two night stay at the Cherry Tree Inn, a welcome “cherry” gift basket from Benjamin Twiggs, and an M22 gear package. Trip will be taken in October 2016.
  • Void where prohibited
  • The contest is sponsored by M22, Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, and Benjamin Twiggs
  • Shalee Wanders Travel Blog is the official contest host
  • Randomly selected winner
  • Applicant must complete all required steps in order to be eligible for the prize
  • Shalee Wanders, Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, Benjamin Twiggs, and M22 are not responsible for any injuries, accidents, or incidents that occur during the trip. Winner is responsible for transportation to and from Traverse City, food, and any extra activities during the stay.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of applicants during the contest period


  1. Melanie Vanderveen on May 25, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    My favorite thing about UP NORTH is being. OUTDOORS.! We’re so lucky to live in beautiful Michigan and have roads to explore… Like M22!

  2. Kari Brooke on May 25, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    My favorite thing about up north is it is just a few hour drive and you have yourself a get away without traveling across the country.

  3. Eve Savard on May 25, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    My favorite thing about Up North Michigan is the quaint downtown areas in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and other surrounding areas. The people and the views are very pleasant as well!

  4. Madison Savard on May 25, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    My favorite thing about Up North Michigan are the cute little shops, and the very dog-friendly downtowns. My dog likes being up north just as much as I do, if not more!

  5. Jessica Haas on May 25, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Favorite part about up north….the abundance of clear water!! 🙂

  6. Drew Barnes on May 25, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    My favorite thing about up north is the lake and the people! Love making new discoveries and visiting new shops/ restaurants. It’s a completely different lifestyle and I love it!

  7. Kathy Greene on May 25, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    My favorite thing about being in northern Michigan is the natural beauty, the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Glen Lake, the crystal clear water, the starry nights, the smell of the evergreens and so much more.

  8. Elizabeth on June 5, 2016 at 12:50 AM

    The UP is amazingly beautiful with its wondrous views, crisp clean air, and quaint small towns! It’s a must see!

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