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  1. A New Face at Our Place: Marikay

    July 30, 2021

    Please welcome Marikay, who joined our staff at the end of May. She might be new to the Traveler, but the Traveler certainly isn’t new to her. Marikay has been coming here since she was 12 years old! The store has always been a magical place for her. “As a child, I thought it was […]

  2. Five Earth-Friendly Finds

    April 21, 2021

    We all know how important it is to be good stewards of the environment and that the little efforts we make can add up to make a BIG difference. In honor of Earth Day, we highlight 5 product lines from around the store that help us keep our Home Planet (and us) healthy. 1. E-Cloth […]

  3. The Ancient Art of Quilling

    April 1, 2021

    The Quilling Card collection in our Fair Trade+ Gallery is like a miniature art gallery. That’s why we also sell square matted frames that are the perfect size for displaying your favorites. Each card is individually crafted into a stunning three-dimensional design. Shop Quilling Cards A Quick History of Quilling Quilling is an age-old art […]

  4. New: JUSTEA, Justly Made Tea from Kenya

    March 8, 2021

    Why We’re Excited About the JusTea Collection   Artisanal blends by JusTea are the world’s first farmer-direct teas. That means they go directly from the farm into production, providing you with a fresher tea, and the hardworking farmers with a higher wage.   JusTea’s small specialty factory is fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale […]

  5. Welcome Back! See What We Have In-Store (literally)

    February 8, 2021

    It’s been so wonderful to welcome you back inside our store. We know it’s not possible for each and every one of you to visit right now, so here’s a little taste of the Traveler to get you by until you can make it in. See you soon! Learn more about our reopening. Hours: Tues.-Fri. […]

  6. Top 10 Gifts for Heroes 

    November 11, 2020

    The year 2020 has been a lot of things, including The Year of the Hero. Below are ten great gifts around The Little Traveler that are suited for honoring your personal heroes.  1. Snoozies Nurse Slippers Nurses worked triple-time for all of us throughout the pandemic. Show their busy feet how much you appreciate them. […]

  7. A Picture Tour of The “Littler” Traveler: July 2020

    July 13, 2020

    Right now, our store is open as what we call The “Littler” Traveler. When you visit, you’ll have access to about half of our rooms. In these rooms, you’ll also find collections from our temporarily closed departments. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime… Take a Scroll for a Picture Tour of the […]

  8. Fair Trade Collections for Babies

    July 8, 2020

    Babies give us all hope for the future, and so does Fair Trade because it provides artisans and farmers who would otherwise be under- or unemployed a sustainable market for their goods. Below we highlight Fair Trade collections that’ll brighten any baby’s room. At this time, these products can only be purchased in-store. Felted Baby Mobiles […]

  9. Shopping Guidelines

    May 29, 2020

      We’re Open Six Days a Week STORE HOURS: Tuesday-Friday 11-5; Saturday 10:30-5; Sunday 11-4:30 CAFE HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm  Shopping Guidelines We continually update our guidelines in light of current COVID statistics in our area.   If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we no longer require you to wear a mask in […]

  10. Sustainable Style

    February 14, 2020

    Introducing two great new earth-friendly fashion lines. Tatami Bags from Cambodia by Saraye In our Fair Trade+ Gallery, we’re excited to bring you super strong and elegantly designed purses, lunch bags, and wine bags by Saraye (rhymes with “today” and means both “woman” and “freedom” in the Cambodian language of Khmai). They’re made in Phnom […]

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Sugar & Spice

When the weather gets cooler, the flavors get warmer. Meet our Top 3 autumn pantry staples. 1. Zingerman's Coffee Yes! We now carry this premium ground coffee from Ann Arbor Michigan. Zingerman’s roasts the highest quality beans in small batches to...

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