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  1. Letter from a Friend—40 Years of Friendship

    August 28, 2023

    Dear Little Traveler, Back in 1983, I had just moved to the Chicago area and started a new job. One of the women I worked with told me about this […]

  2. 100 Years of Good Times Together

    August 29, 2022

    History Book & Exhibition The researchers at the Geneva History Museum have curated two beautiful presentations of our store’s history—an exhibition and a book, both titled “100 Years of The […]

  3. Celebrating Our Centennial

    April 6, 2022

    On September 22, 1922, Mrs. Kate Raftery recorded the first official sale in her new store, the Geneva Gift Shop, which would later become known as The Little Traveler. Ever […]

  4. 100 Years of Little Traveler Memories – Share Your Story

    February 14, 2022

    Thank you, thank you to everyone who’s shared their special Little Traveler memories with us to commemorate our 100-Year Anniversary. We have loved reading about what The Little Traveler has […]

  5. A Century of Generations

    February 7, 2022

    We loved meeting this grandmother, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter trio! One reason The Little Traveler has succeeded for 100 years is that new generations are continually introduced to our one-of-a-kind boutique […]

  6. A Special Visitor with Stories to Tell

    August 1, 2021

    We had some very special visitors in the store. Norma (in purple) and her nieces are not only lifelong Little Traveler fans, Norma’s mother, Alice Obrink, started The Atrium Café! […]

  7. Around the House: Playing Cards

    February 5, 2020

    Guest post by Beth in our Conservatory: Do you remember the first time you ever played “cards”? I don’t remember the first time I played a card game, but I […]

  8. Top 10 Traveler Transformations in the 2010s

    December 30, 2019

    Welcome to 2020! It’s hard to believe we’re already entering a brand new decade. Before we go charging full steam ahead into the 20s, we want to take time to […]

  9. Congrats on 25 Years!

    September 26, 2019

    We’re celebrating another anniversary at The Little Traveler. Celia has been with the store for twenty-five years! We’re so lucky to have her. From the beginning, it was apparent that […]

  10. Geneva Distillery: Staycation Destination

    July 8, 2019

    That’s right—a Geneva distillery. And it’s award-winning, to boot.When you live in or near a destination town like Geneva, IL, you don’t need to travel far to find interesting things […]

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