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Retro Roadmap NJ Presentation – East Brunswick Library June 1

Retro Roadmap NJ Presentation – East Brunswick Library June 1

Want to find out what places are Mod Betty’s faves in the Garden State, just in time for summer road trip fun? Come to the East Brunswick Public Library on Thursday June 1, 7pm to find out – Details here! 

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Retro Roadcamper at Wilmo-A-Go-Go Sunday May 28!

Retro Roadcamper at Wilmo-A-Go-Go Sunday May 28!

Hitting the Road, “Clampet Style” with the Retro Roadcamper at Wilmo-a-Go-Go vending Delaware Retro Roadbooks! Come visit!   Here are the details – see you there! Wilmo-A-Go-Go Facebook Page

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Retro Roadmap Roadbook Travel Guide – Delaware – Now Available!

Retro Roadmap Roadbook Travel Guide – Delaware – Now Available!

Ta-da! My very first Retro Roadmap Roadbook is now available, bringing you “Mod Betty’s favorite Cool Vintage Places and Retro Fun” in a handy to take along travel guide. But it’s a lot more than that…. I started with Delaware and am creating more for each state, highlighting the Cool Vintage Places and Retro Fun that still […]

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Pyrex and Vintage Street Fest! Jo Retro /  Havre de Grace, MD

Pyrex and Vintage Street Fest! Jo Retro / Havre de Grace, MD

As you know Mod Betty is a fan of JoRetro Vintage Market in Havre de Grace, Maryland and that’s why she’s sharing the info about their Vintage Festival on Saturday April 29, 2017 even though she can’t be there herself (sadface.) But you can, so go and celebrate your love of all things vintage, and Pyrex, […]

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Retro Roadmap History – Theaters of Boston 1984 and Drive Ins

Retro Roadmap History – Theaters of Boston 1984 and Drive Ins

Many people ask me how and why I started Retro Roadmap, and what started it all. And funny for me to think that after all these years so many things about me have changed, but so many remain the same. Like my love of old theaters. This began in the early 1980s, and has lasted […]

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Jazz Age Fans! Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form

Jazz Age Fans! Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form

Retro Roadmappers who dig jazz age fashion, photographs and fun – the Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form exhibit at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania is for you. The Photos This groundbreaking multimedia exhibit features a large number of never-before displayed fashion photographs from Vogue and Vanity Fair taken between […]

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Our Final Retro Roadmap Video! The Fisherman Restaurant Phoenixville PA

Our Final Retro Roadmap Video! The Fisherman Restaurant Phoenixville PA

Mod Betty often remembers when she and Retro Roadhusband moved to Phoenixville, PA and were just getting to know the town. We had no idea what to expect when we opened the door to the Fisherman Restaurant, but as soon as we stepped in, we stepped back in time – and loved it! So it […]

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The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – Milton Theatre Delaware’s Revival House!

The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – Milton Theatre Delaware’s Revival House!

It’s the latest Retro Roadmap video! The Milton Theatre in Milton Delaware. Mod Betty is thrilled that this 100 year old small town theatre has come back to life! A home for the creative in this community, it has something for everyone. Please watch, like, enjoy and SHARE – thanks Retro Roadmappers, and Happy Holidays! […]

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House Beautiful Features Mod Betty’s Picks for 5 & 10 Shopping!

House Beautiful Features Mod Betty’s Picks for 5 & 10 Shopping!

Mod Betty is a fan of the classic 5 & 10, so she chose a few for them to highlight in this writeup when House Beautiful asked! And the bonus about this lil feature? Mod Betty discovered even MORE Five and Dimes to check out. Every little bit helps, getting the word out about the places […]

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Rare Vintage Diner For Sale! Phoenixville Pennsylvania’s Vale-Rio [Update: SOLD!]

Rare Vintage Diner For Sale! Phoenixville Pennsylvania’s Vale-Rio [Update: SOLD!]

SOLD! January 1, 2017 – a good way to start the new year! Mod Betty has been informed that the diner has been sold to a private buyer.Details will be forthcoming once I get them, but here’s what I know now: Private individual buyer Will be moving out of Phoenixville Not planning on opening it […]

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Retro Roadmap Recommended Books! Online Pop-Up Shop

Retro Roadmap Recommended Books! Online Pop-Up Shop

Mod Betty always encourages folks to shop in actual authentic vintage shops whenever possible, but sometimes it can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. That’s why I’ve created this fun little Retro Roadmap pop-up shop on Amazon filled with some of my very favorite Retro Roadmap Recommended books, each of which I […]

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Marshmallow Fluff – Made in Massachusetts for almost 100 Years. [Sweet!]

Marshmallow Fluff – Made in Massachusetts for almost 100 Years. [Sweet!]

Mod Betty isn’t much of a cook, but once a year she’s all about the Fluff.  You see, she’s a Massachusetts gal, so many a holiday season she makes Never Fail Fudge and Marshmallow Treats from this locally made marshmallow creme creation. Heck, her recipes even come from the Fluff Yummy Book that she sent away for years ago! Since […]

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Classic Car Museums Guidebook – Roadsters Unite!

Classic Car Museums Guidebook – Roadsters Unite!

As a budding Retro Roadbook writer, Mod Betty knows the hard work that goes into creating a guidebook and publishing it independently, so she was thrilled to see Michael Milne’s 2 year jaunt to catalogue the classic car museums in the US become a print reality. Go, MM! If you’re a fan of vintage and […]

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Philadelphia Musicians Mural Dedication! Join Mod Betty this Saturday 10/15

Philadelphia Musicians Mural Dedication! Join Mod Betty this Saturday 10/15

Mod Betty is excited to share info about the dedication event coming up this Saturday, for a Philadelphia mural commemorating entertainment legends from Philly that we hold near and dear to our hearts! I hope to see you on Saturday October 15th between 2 and 4:30pm at the corner of Broad and Tasker streets in Philadelphia, PA to celebrate […]

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Boston Globe Sunday Travel Front Page – Retro Roadmap / Mod Betty [Woot!]

Boston Globe Sunday Travel Front Page – Retro Roadmap / Mod Betty [Woot!]

Gang – Quick note and link to share some fun news – Mod B was featured in a Q&A about Retro Roadmap on the front page of the Sunday Boston Globe travel section! Click here to read the entire interview online at the Boston Globe!

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Route 1 Mini Golf Closes For Good 9/25 – Get There Now!

Route 1 Mini Golf Closes For Good 9/25 – Get There Now!

Well, we got an extra season more than we expected, but now officially the Route 1 Saugus Mini Golf empire is closing on September 25th. Another disappearing icon in what used to be a great strip of “Saug-vegas” – and especially that iconic orange dino: We had a great Retro Roadmap Meetup there, having fun […]

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Introducing: The Retro Roadmap Roadbook Series!

Introducing: The Retro Roadmap Roadbook Series!

Even though she’s too busy to begin with, Mod Betty is following through on an idea she’s had for far too long: The Retro Roadmap Roadbook series! My plan is to create one for each state, and thanks to the modern convenience of online self-publishing services, I figure that can keep me busy for the next 50 years […]

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Latest Retro Roadmap video at Delaware’s Historic Diner!

Latest Retro Roadmap video at Delaware’s Historic Diner!

Retro Roadmappers! As some of you may know, our Kickstarter campaign was so successful we raised more support than our original goal, so there are a few more Retro Roadmap videos coming your way. This one – Doyle’s Diner in Selbyville, Delaware is extra special to me,  having moved to Delaware from Mass (when Retro […]

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Charles Phoenix + Mod Betty – A Retro Roadmap Dream Come True!

Charles Phoenix + Mod Betty – A Retro Roadmap Dream Come True!

Mod Betty had one of the more thrilling experiences of her life when Ambassador of Americana, inspiration to roadtrippers everywhere, Charles Phoenix visited Retro Roadmap HQ in Phoenixville Pennsylvania, and spent time with Mod Betty! Charles has been an inspiration to Mod B ever since she happened upon his book Americana The Beautiful 10 years […]

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Turn Up The Fun! Retro Roadmap Video Debut [Theme Song – Sing Along!]

Turn Up The Fun! Retro Roadmap Video Debut [Theme Song – Sing Along!]

It’s the latest Retro Roadmap video! Did you know that the Retro Roadmap video actually has words? Yes! It is a full fledged awesome poppy song written, played and recorded by Cliff Hillis (you folks know him as  Retro Roadhusband ;-)) As soon as you hear it you’ll be signing along – and want to […]

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Mod Betty Makes Her TV Debut on WHYY This Friday [VIDEO NOW POSTED!]

Mod Betty Makes Her TV Debut on WHYY This Friday [VIDEO NOW POSTED!]

UPDATE! Here’s the link to the video If you can’t watch it above, here’s the link to the page: http://whyy.org/cms/fridayarts/the-age-of-aquarius-in-chester-county-fermentation-and-common-touch/ And it will also be shown a few more times on WHYY-TV! Mod Betty is excitedly awaiting her TV appearance in WHYY’s Friday Arts show piece on the Chester County Historical Society’s 1960s Exhibit The […]

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How to Host Your Own Vintage Weekend – Tips from Our Wildwood Visit!

How to Host Your Own Vintage Weekend – Tips from Our Wildwood Visit!

The Retro Roadmap Vintage Tiki Weekend 2016 was a fun success, and a perfect excuse to dust off the tiki togs and visit the country’s mid-century-motel mecca, Wildwood New Jersey. Even if you missed it, you can create your own Vintage Weekend in Wildwood yourself: Here’s all you do! Pick an Authentic Vintage Mid Century Motel […]

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Mod Betty visits Cabana Bay Beach Resort – A Photo Op Stop!

Mod Betty visits Cabana Bay Beach Resort – A Photo Op Stop!

Mod Betty and Retro Roadhusband rarely stay at the big chain hotels, but when it’s decorated like our house, and looks totally inspired by Wildwood NJ we make an exception. We just had to see for ourselves what Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort was all about, and as you can see from our photos, […]

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Mod Betty Presents! Retro Roadmap Wildwood Vintage / Tiki Weekend 2016

Mod Betty Presents! Retro Roadmap Wildwood Vintage / Tiki Weekend 2016

Wildwood Vintage / Tiki Weekend 2016! The Caribbean Motel – Wildwood, NJ – Friday May 13-Sunday May 15, 2016 Aloha, Retro Roadmappers! Rooms are now available for the Wildwood Vintage / Tiki Weekend at Wildwood’s Most Mid-Century-Marvelous Motel – The Caribbean! You remember Wildwood, right? We did a fun video there – watch below and […]

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Good News on Route 1 Saugus – Big Orange Dinousaur Mini Golf Open for 1 Last Season!

Good News on Route 1 Saugus – Big Orange Dinousaur Mini Golf Open for 1 Last Season!

You guys! Good news from the folks back home! The Saugus MA Route 1 Miniature Golf course with the iconic Orange Dinosaur is open for one more season! As posted on the Route 1 Miniature Golf Facebook Page: In September 2015, Route One Miniature Golf and Batting Cages announced that it would be closing its […]

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Retro Roadmap Route 1 Saugus “Retro Fun Tour”  Tips!

Retro Roadmap Route 1 Saugus “Retro Fun Tour” Tips!

Mod Betty has always had a soft spot for Route 1 in Saugus Massachusetts, ever since she discovered it many years ago. The lights! The Signs! The Over The Top Architecture! To her- heaven. So many of these places are not here anymore, or are a shell of their former self, but they live on […]

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Walkin’ Nashville – Guided Tours Retro Roadmap Style!

Walkin’ Nashville – Guided Tours Retro Roadmap Style!

Mod Betty can’t be everywhere to show folks the cool vintage places, but if you’re in Nashville Walkin’ Nashville is the kind of  guided tour that is right up our Retro Roadmap alley! (Or should I say Printer’s Alley, since that’s included in the tour?!) The Music City Legends Tour offered by our pal and expert […]

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Mod Betty Mourns – Freda Hirsch – Local Business Owner, Artist and Dear

Mod Betty Mourns – Freda Hirsch – Local Business Owner, Artist and Dear

Mod Betty is sad to share the news of the passing of Phoenixville Pennsylvania’s “Grandmother to All” Mrs. Freda Hirsch, just a few days shy of what would have been her 98th birthday. ( Here is a link to her official obituary ) Freda at 92, still behind the counter, with a smile for everyone. […]

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More Places For Yous To Goes = More Photos, Less Prose!

More Places For Yous To Goes = More Photos, Less Prose!

Gang – Mod Betty hasn’t been meaning to hold out on you, but when she was perusing her photos yesterday she was simply aghast at how many Retro Roadmap worthy places we’ve been to but not posted on Retro Roadmap to share with you all. Like this gorgeous neon sight from our trip to Portland […]

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Essay Contest to Win Historic Maine Movie House! Temple Theatre, Houlton ME

Essay Contest to Win Historic Maine Movie House! Temple Theatre, Houlton ME

Is your New Year’s Resolution to make a life change and perhaps own a classic slice of Americana – a downtown movie house? Now is your chance! All you need to do is to write a 250 word essay explaining: “Why would you be the best person (or family or group) to be the new owner of the […]

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Retro Roadmap – Found by “Find Everything Historic”!

Retro Roadmap – Found by “Find Everything Historic”!

Mod Betty is always happy to spread the word about Cool Vintage Places (and Retro Fun!) so when Meggen Taylor of Find Everything Historic asked for an interview, Mod B was more than happy to oblidge! Find Everything Historic is “The leading real estate, travel, and design search platform exclusively dedicated to historic properties and […]

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The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – We Did It! Episode 12

The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – We Did It! Episode 12

We did it!! 12 – count ’em TWELVE – video episodes of Retro Roadmap have now officially been created and shared! This was our original Kickstarter goal and I am so proud and thrilled to have gotten to this point in the project. Of course (it goes without saying but I am going to say […]

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Do Your Holiday Shopping at an Authentic 5&10 [Retro Roadmap Meetup!]

Do Your Holiday Shopping at an Authentic 5&10 [Retro Roadmap Meetup!]

Retro Roadmap holiday meetup  Sine’s 5&10 Quakertown PA Sunday 11/29 11am-1pm Spend your holiday shopping dollars in a place you want to see survive – Sine’s 5+10 in Quakertown PA (and not the big and boring chain stores.) Mod Betty is hostessing a Retro Roadmap meetup on Sunday 11/29 at her favorite (and one of the […]

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The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – It’s a Really Big Shoe! [Video]

The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – It’s a Really Big Shoe! [Video]

Mod Betty is so excited to share with you the one, the only Shoe House of York, PA – it’s got some great new owners as of 2015, take a look inside and see why you should put this on your Retro Roadmap Roadtrip list!

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The Lum’s OllieBurger Lives On – A Culinary Timeline

The Lum’s OllieBurger Lives On – A Culinary Timeline

Retro Roadmap Reporter Keith Valcourt spied Ollie’s Trolley on his recent jaunt to Washington DC and suggested it as a possible addition to Retro Roadmap, based on the date on their sign. Alas, Mod B can be quite the stickler (or stinker, say some) when it comes to what graces these fair pages, and when […]

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Sad Day – Wonder Bar Worcester, Removed from Retro Roadmap – Remuddled

Sad Day – Wonder Bar Worcester, Removed from Retro Roadmap – Remuddled

August 2015 Update: It it always a sad day when I have to remove a place from Retro Roadmap. This usually happens when the authentic vintage charm that we love so much has been obliterated by remodeling/remuddling, turning a once “real” place into just another cookie cutter establishment. Those are not what Retro Roadmap is all about, […]

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Vintage America – Popular The World Over!

Vintage America – Popular The World Over!

Mod Betty can’t help it (she can’t help it, the girl can’t help it!) – even when traveling overseas her eyes are attuned to spying the vintage and the retro. So even in Ireland while she was truly enjoying what that beautiful country has to offer and is famous for, she could not help but […]

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Mod Betty to Speak at PA Statewide Conference on Heritage!

Mod Betty to Speak at PA Statewide Conference on Heritage!

Hey gang! Just wanted to share some thrilling news that Mod Betty has been invited to speak at the upcoming Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage! Thanks to YOU readers and supporters of our successful Retro Roadmap Video Series Kickstarter Campaign, Preservation Pennsylvania has asked me to discuss my experiences with crowdsourcing in the session “A Drop […]

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Retro Roadmap Meetup at Sine’s Five and Dime a Success!

Retro Roadmap Meetup at Sine’s Five and Dime a Success!

We had a great time at Sine’s Five and Ten in Quakertown PA, meeting fellow Retro Roadmappers, eating lunch/breakfast/ice cream at their lunch counter, and shopping for fun 5 & 10 finds! If this sound like fun to you – join the Retro Roadmap Meetup group – click here! We’ll be visiting more cool authentic vintage […]

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Top 10 Retro Roadmap Roadtrip Tips!

Top 10 Retro Roadmap Roadtrip Tips!

Mod Betty & Retro Roadhusband are heading home from a bucket list roadtrip and we had such an awesome time, we wanted to make sure you did too on your next Retro Roadtrip. Here are a few tips to make the most of your trip! 1. Make The Most of a Layover! OK so this […]

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Retro Roadmap Vintage Wildwood Tiki Weekend a Success! [TONS of Photos!]

Retro Roadmap Vintage Wildwood Tiki Weekend a Success! [TONS of Photos!]

Gang – Mod Betty has just about recovered from hostessing her first of what hopefully be many more Retro Roadmap vintage weekends and wanted to share the fun we had supporting the cool vintage places in Wildwood NJ!   A group of 60+ Retro Roadmappers sold out the iconic Caribbean Motel in fabulous Wildwood NJ […]

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Latest Retro Roadmap Video – Wildwood NJ!

Latest Retro Roadmap Video – Wildwood NJ!

Hey gang – we’re just back from our successful Vintage Tiki Weekend in fabulous Wildwood NJ, and excited to share our latest video of that Mid Century Motel Mecca with you all. Enjoy and let’s get psyched for summer!

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Good News from White Horse Grill Berwick PA [Mod B is Smiling!]

Good News from White Horse Grill Berwick PA [Mod B is Smiling!]

Retro Roadmap readers may recall that a few weeks ago I posted about a gem of a find – the White Horse Grill in Berwick PA. While regular sites don’t get that they’re open MOD BETTY knew that they were still in biz, and put ’em on Retro Roadmap! I sent a link to Jeri, […]

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5&10 Lunch Counter Retro Roadmap Meetup – Come On Along!

5&10 Lunch Counter Retro Roadmap Meetup – Come On Along!

Regular Retro Roadmap Readers know that Sine’s 5&10 in Quakertown PA is one of Mod Betty’s favorite places around, and I can’t help but want to share this gem with THE WORLD! That’s why I’ve created a Retro Roadmap Meetup to get folks to come eat at their authentic lunch counter and shop in their store. […]

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Shop for Vintage Stuff & Visit Mod Betty’s 1964 Camper at a Whole Lot of Lulu!

Shop for Vintage Stuff & Visit Mod Betty’s 1964 Camper at a Whole Lot of Lulu!

Do you like shopping for cool vintage “stuff” without the hassle of driving from one shop to another? Want to meet other folks who dig cool old stuff? My pals at Lulu Boutique and Gifterie in Phoenixville have arranged for all the cool vintage stuff to be in one place with their 3rd and best […]

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Our First International Podcast Interview – Cocktail Nation w/ Koop Kooper!

Our First International Podcast Interview – Cocktail Nation w/ Koop Kooper!

Mod Betty is thrilled to have her first International Podcast Appearance on Koop Kooper’s Cocktail Nation – streaming from that swanky city of Sydney Australia! Click here to her discuss the Vintage Tiki Weekend in Wildwood, Retro Roadmap and more! 

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Go to Vintage Car Show at a Vintage Antique/ Arcade Emporium – Sled Fest!

Go to Vintage Car Show at a Vintage Antique/ Arcade Emporium – Sled Fest!

UPDATED 4/21/15  – Sadly we have to CANCEL our appearance at Sledfest 2015, due to unforseen circumstances. However, that does not mean you can’t still go and enjoy a wonderful day of Retro Fun! Enjoy every moment you have on the planet, people. Life is short! xo Mod B.   Vintage cars, antiques and vendors, […]

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Mod Betty Quoted to Help #SaveNYC [Every Little Bit Helps!]

Mod Betty Quoted to Help #SaveNYC [Every Little Bit Helps!]

Mod Betty knows the importance of fighting the good fight and helping to save Authentic Vintage Businesses everywhere, so she was thrilled when asked to chime in on the newly created and rapidly growing #SaveNYC campaign. AMNewYork contacted Mod B, who, while not a NYC resident, still has strong feelings for the city, and how […]

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History of New Jersey Diners – Exhibit Opening Reception = Retro Roadmap Meetup!

History of New Jersey Diners – Exhibit Opening Reception = Retro Roadmap Meetup!

Mod B is a fan of authentic vintage diners, and New Jersey is the birthplace of many of ’em – so let’s go have fun and find out about the history of these stainless steel structures on Sunday April 12th 1-4pm! NJ Diner Fan and Author of “The History of Diners in New Jersey” Michael […]

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Watch The Wizard of Oz on the Big Screen at The Colonial – and Shop at Lulu!

Watch The Wizard of Oz on the Big Screen at The Colonial – and Shop at Lulu!

It’s a Retro Roadmap Meetup! Saturday April 11 in Phoenixville, PA Join Mod Betty and her pals from Lulu Boutique and Giftery at the Colonial Theatre for the classic film  The Wizard of Oz on the big screen Saturday April 11 at 2pm. This is a rare opportunity to see this family-favorite movie the way […]

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Get Ready for Mad Men’s Final Season at Mod House Vintage with Lulu Boutique!

Get Ready for Mad Men’s Final Season at Mod House Vintage with Lulu Boutique!

Mod Betty is wicked excited to get in the Mad Men mood with the fine gals at Mod House Vintage and Lulu Boutique & Gifterie both located in downtown Phoenixville. The Meetup will be at Mod House Vintage ( 32 Gay Street, Phoenixville) from 6-9 on Sunday March 29  (This is the Sunday BEFORE the […]

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Eat Pie at Diner Day and Explore The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles!

Eat Pie at Diner Day and Explore The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles!

A Retro Roadmap Meetup! Saturday April 11, 2015 Boyertown, MA Mod Betty loves vintage diners, pie and cool old vehicles – so come along and have fun with all 3 on Saturday April 11 at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. This is their 4th annual Diner Day where their authentic vintage diner will be […]

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More Photos Fewer Words = More Authentic Vintage Places on The Site [Getting the Word Out Sooner!]

More Photos Fewer Words = More Authentic Vintage Places on The Site [Getting the Word Out Sooner!]

Gang – Mod Betty here, thinkin away. I’ve always been a photo gal more than a word gal (and I bet some of you are saying, “no duh! We’ve read your writing…sheeesh!”) While I’ve forever loved sharing these cool vintage places, signs, experiences, music etc it has often been a challenge for me to put those feelings […]

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Retro Roadmap Meetup – Tour The Colonial Theatre & Watch The Quiet Man – Just in time for St. Pat’s!

Retro Roadmap Meetup – Tour The Colonial Theatre & Watch The Quiet Man – Just in time for St. Pat’s!

Retro Roadmap Meetup – Sunday March 15, 2015 Starting at 12:30pm we’ll take a tour of the historic Colonial Theatre (built in 1903) in beautiful downtown Phoenixville PA, then watch “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara on the big screen at 2pm! “John Wayne plays an American prizefighter who travels back to […]

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Vintage Tiki Weekend at Wildwood’s Caribbean Motel – hostessed by Retro Roadmap’s Mod Betty – SOLD OUT!

Vintage Tiki Weekend at Wildwood’s Caribbean Motel – hostessed by Retro Roadmap’s Mod Betty – SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK!  – Mod Betty is hostessing a fab vintage tiki weekend at one of Wildwood NJ most iconic authentic 1950s motels! While this sold out immediately, we’re eyeing more events like this in the future so stay tuned!  Vintage Tiki Weekend at Wildwood’s Caribbean Motel – hostessed by Mod Betty! Friday May 15 until […]

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Tour the Colonial Theatre & watch To Kill a Mockingbird on the Big Screen!

Tour the Colonial Theatre & watch To Kill a Mockingbird on the Big Screen!

Go on a Mod Betty guided tour of Phoenixville’s historic Colonial Theatre, then watch To Kill a Mockingbird on their big screen! Meet Mod Betty in the lobby of the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this 100+ year old theatre. You will be able to see parts of […]

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Retro Roadmap is Now on Meetup – Making Roundups Even Easier for Mod B!

Retro Roadmap is Now on Meetup – Making Roundups Even Easier for Mod B!

Hey gang, Retro Roadmap is now on Meetup! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Meetup, it’s a site that will help us organize and streamline the whole “Retro Roadmap Roundup” process – from getting the word out to tracking RSVPs, sharing photos and a whole lot more! Click here to create your profile […]

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#RetroMontco – Montgomery County PA Retro Roadmap Snapshots

#RetroMontco – Montgomery County PA Retro Roadmap Snapshots

We don’t have any big travel plans this year (next year, crossing fingers!) so Mod B is trying to find those Retro Roadmap worthy places and sites close to home! Today we do some ‘sploring in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – enjoy! My pal HP and I started with a wicked tasty breakfast at Daddypop’s Diner […]

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#RetroDelco – Delaware County PA Retro Roadmap Snapshots

#RetroDelco – Delaware County PA Retro Roadmap Snapshots

Retro Roadhusband and I have not found much of a reason to visit Delaware County, Pennsylvania but this weekend we made up for lost time! The excuse to see 79 year old guitar legend Charlie Gracie on his home turf was enough to have us fighting commuter traffic on a Friday night and as luck […]

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SOLD OUT! Retro Roadmap Meetup – Wanamaker Organ Behind The Scenes Tour

SOLD OUT! Retro Roadmap Meetup – Wanamaker Organ Behind The Scenes Tour

Thanks to the overwhelming response, we’ve reached Maximum Capacity for this tour – how exciting! Stay tuned for more Retro Roadmap Roundups throughout the year!  Happy New Year, all! Last year was filled with some great stuff  – our video series! Mentions in magazine articles! Retro Roadmap Meetups! But some sobering things too, like the closing of […]

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Happy Holidays from Retro Roadmap!

Happy Holidays from Retro Roadmap!

We’re hitting the road for the holidays (visiting the fam up north) but wanted to wish all of you a very happy holiday season! If you see the Retro Roadmobile on the roads – we’re Massachusetts bound, just like this peppy ditty 🙂 xo Mod B & Retro Roadhusband

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Retro Roadmap in The News – Huffington Post, Philly.com, The Simple Things & More!

Retro Roadmap in The News – Huffington Post, Philly.com, The Simple Things & More!

Dear readers – I hope you know that Mod B isn’t the “showy-offy” type – but in the interest of the Retro Roadmap Legacy I wanted to make sure I highlighted some of the unexpected reviews, writeups and shoutouts that Retro Roadmap has gotten in the past few months. I’ve compiled it into 1 post, […]

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Hemmings Motor News Digs Retro Roadmap!

Hemmings Motor News Digs Retro Roadmap!

Well this is a nice surprise! I just got a tip that Retro Roadmap is being featured on Page 16 of the Jan 2015 issue of Hemmings Motor News. Sweet vintage cars on the front – this is a keeper! I’m liking the part when they say (about my video appearances) “Lennon does a great […]

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Retro Roadmap Video #6 – The Movies – Vintage Theatre & Glamorous Marquee!

Retro Roadmap Video #6 – The Movies – Vintage Theatre & Glamorous Marquee!

TA-DA! Click here to watch the latest Retro Roadmap video – filmed at the beautiful Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pennsylvania!

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Join us in NYC! Cafe Edison “Lunch-In” Retro Roadmap Roundup December 2014

Join us in NYC! Cafe Edison “Lunch-In” Retro Roadmap Roundup December 2014

Cafe Edison in NYC is scheduled to close, but not without a fight! Let’s show ’em that people like us care about places like this! Mod Betty will be eating matzo ball soup with a protest sign, and welcomes all Retro Roadmap readers to join in as we celebrate this legendary space. Sunday December 14, […]

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Want to be In The Loop with all things Retro Roadmap? Join The Fun Here!

Want to be In The Loop with all things Retro Roadmap? Join The Fun Here!

Mod Betty is all about connecting – connecting people up with cool vintage places, connecting up cool vintage loving people with other cool vintage people, connecting up people with cool vintage events – nothing makes her happier! Invites, contests, posts, photos – you name it, Mod B does it! All in the name of getting the […]

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Retro Roadmap Roundup November 2014 – A Success! More to Come

Retro Roadmap Roundup November 2014 – A Success! More to Come

We had a great time meeting Retro Roadmap Readers and folks like us who dig cool vintage places, at the November Retro Roadmap Roundup at The Fisherman in Phoenixville, PA: As you might’ve read over on the Retro Roadmap blog entry – the Phoenixville community has been reminded of what I’ve been telling them all […]

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Retro Roadmap Video #5 – NYC Classic Cocktails and Comfort Food!

Retro Roadmap Video #5 – NYC Classic Cocktails and Comfort Food!

Retro Roadmap hit the big apple for our latest video, visiting Donohue’s Steak House on the Upper East Side with our trusty “spirits geek” Tony Sachs! Click here to watch Retro Roadmap video episode #5 to learn about the history of Donohue’s, Manhattans, scrod and More!  Please share to get the word out about these […]

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Phoenixville Rallies ’round Retro Roadmap Restaurant – The Power of Community!

Phoenixville Rallies ’round Retro Roadmap Restaurant – The Power of Community!

YOU GUYS! THIS IS SO COOL! You may remember how I wrote not too long ago that my fave Retro Roadmap worthy restaurant in my town of Phoenixville – The Fisherman – was thinking of closing. I had hoped that it would bring folks into the restaurant and give them a shot in the arm. […]

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Times Square Cafe Edison Forced to Close – Lunch Mob to Protest! Sat Nov 8

Times Square Cafe Edison Forced to Close – Lunch Mob to Protest! Sat Nov 8

I rarely go on Twitter but tonight I’m glad I did, as I learned that the landmark Edison Cafe in New York City’s Times Square is being forced to close, to be replaced by (ugh) a “white-tablecloth restaurant with ‘a name chef,’” according to the NY Times. (and in linking to that article I learned that Smith’s […]

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Nashville Update – Hatch Show Prints has Moved!

Nashville Update – Hatch Show Prints has Moved!

Hey there Retro Roadmap Readers – Mod B is on the road with Retro Roadhusband in Music City Nashville USA! We haven’t been here in a few years and I was surprised to learn that Hatch Show Prints has moved off of Broadway and is now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame – […]

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Retro Roadmap Episode #4 Ready For Viewin & Sharin! Roadside America

Retro Roadmap Episode #4 Ready For Viewin & Sharin! Roadside America

Mod Betty is super psyched to share the latest Retro Roadmap episode highlighting a classic roadside attraction – Roadside America in Shartlesville, PA – “You Have To See It To Believe It!” Here’s the link, to view and to share – let’s get the word out to as many people as we can about these […]

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Mod B Heading to New England Shake-Up…sans Vintage Camper [Baby Steps!]

Mod B Heading to New England Shake-Up…sans Vintage Camper [Baby Steps!]

Mod B is excited to remind everyone that we’re heading up to The New England Shake Up Rockabilly event in Sturbridge MA this weekend. And while I don’t have the pencil skirt and Bettie Page bangs down pat, I do loves me some rockabilly music and seeing everyone get dolled up – it’s an inspiration! […]

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Retro Roadmap Episode #3 Live! Adams & Bright Soda Fountain, Hamburg PA

Retro Roadmap Episode #3 Live! Adams & Bright Soda Fountain, Hamburg PA

Can I just tell you how excited I am to share Adams & Bright Pharmacy/Soda Fountain in Hamburg PA with everyone?! This place is such a gem – and so is Pharmacist/Owner Lorlalee! HERE’S THE LINK! Retro Roadmap Episode 3 – Mod Betty at the Pharmacy Soda Fountain!  http://youtu.be/NkhR9Ibdv0o   Hamburg is one of my fave […]

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Good News! Seaside Heights Carousel Not Going Anywhere!

Good News! Seaside Heights Carousel Not Going Anywhere!

Thanks to a tip from a Retro Roadmap FB page reader, I was reminded to share the good news: The historic carousel in Seaside Heights NJ will not go up for auction, but instead remain in tact and in Seaside Heights! According to a report posted just moments ago at CBS New York, the borough will […]

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Retro Roadmap Video #2 – Live! Weber’s Root Beer Stand Stratford, NJ

Retro Roadmap Video #2 – Live! Weber’s Root Beer Stand Stratford, NJ

Retro Roadmap video#2 is up for your viewing pleasure! Mod Betty gets some “seasonal food” at a South Jersey root beer stand! http://youtu.be/pYFNSgiLrIU Enjoy!

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Video Shoot Snapshot — Had To Share!

Video Shoot Snapshot — Had To Share!

Just had to share this photo from our video shoot yesterday – that’s not a model, but she could be! She’s the pharmacist at Adams & Bright Drugs, in Hamburg PA. Can’t wait to share the story with you all! We shot 2 videos yesterday which is a lot to do in one day, but […]

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Retro Roadmap Fave The Fisherman May Be Closing [Get There While You Can!]

Retro Roadmap Fave The Fisherman May Be Closing [Get There While You Can!]

Retro Roadhusband and I were driving Retro Roaddog to the kennel the other day when I saw something that made me pull into the parking lot, snap a photo and say, “NOOOOOO!!!!!” Regular Retro Roadmap Readers know what a soft spot I have for The Fisherman, a pristine time warp of a place that opened […]

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Fun Give Away – Join The Retro Roadmap Mailing List [Free Stuff! Who Doesn’t Love That?]

Fun Give Away – Join The Retro Roadmap Mailing List [Free Stuff! Who Doesn’t Love That?]

Howdy Retro Roadmap Readers! Mod Betty is trying to wrangle together all of the places she can get in touch with folks – some of you are on FB, some of you email me, some of you are part of the Kickstarter mailing list – you’re all in different places! So, with your permission of […]

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Pat’s Concrete: Update 2016 – Still Open!

Pat’s Concrete: Update 2016 – Still Open!

2016 Good News – Pat’s Concrete is still open! We thought that Pat’s Concrete was closing, but the good news is, they’re still open!  I am pleased to learn that folks are still heading over to her shop to buy some of her classic lawn kitsch! This is great because not only does it help her move […]

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The Very First Retro Roadmap Video – Thank You Kickstarter Supporters!

The Very First Retro Roadmap Video – Thank You Kickstarter Supporters!

Mod Betty is excited to announce the very first Retro Roadmap video from our successful Kickstarter campaign is up and live on the Retro Roadmap Youtube channel! Retro Roadmap Video Series Episode 1: Mod Betty goes to the Drive-In! This entire video series would not have been possible without the support from Kickstarter backers like […]

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Mod Betty Interviewed by Betty Magazine [U.K. Love for U.S. Retro Roadtrips!]

Mod Betty Interviewed by Betty Magazine [U.K. Love for U.S. Retro Roadtrips!]

A Twitter pal kindly reminded me of the nice chat I had with the Bettys over at Betty Magazine UK = and how great is it that the idea of a summer Retro Roadtrip across the US is a worldwide idea of fun* Here’s the link to the interview – we did it a while […]

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Adding 300+ Drive In Theatres to Spots – [RSS Readers Bear with Me!]

Adding 300+ Drive In Theatres to Spots – [RSS Readers Bear with Me!]

Hey gang – As you know I’m committed to making Retro Roadmap THE resource for cool vintage places, and this means that on  very rare occasions I’ll be adding a lot of spots to the map in bulk. I usually don’t have time to do this because I work full-time outside of Retro Roadmap HQ but […]

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Mod Betty and The Hukilau 2014 – BFF! [Photo Gallery]

Mod Betty and The Hukilau 2014 – BFF! [Photo Gallery]

OH the fun we had! OH the vintage dresses and outfits we finally got to wear! YES, Mod Betty and Retro Roadhusband had an absolute BLAST at The Hukilau 2014! This was our first, but you would not know it from the amount of swell folks who made us feel like a part of the […]

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Packing the Tiki Togs, Prepping for a Mai Tai – We’re Hukilau-bound!

Packing the Tiki Togs, Prepping for a Mai Tai – We’re Hukilau-bound!

Retro Roadhusband and I have for the past many years hosted our own Luau on the patio (and sometimes in the garage) of our Hacienda. This was mainly because we could never coordinate our schedule to attend the official Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale Florida. But Not No More! Yep! We’re packing our straw bags and […]

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Aqua & White Nash Metropolitan – Swoon!

Aqua & White Nash Metropolitan – Swoon!

Every time I drive past this adorable little vintage car I smile! It’s owned by my neighbor down the street and she’s promised to give me the details on it AND take me for a spin in it this summer. Isn’t it just too cute for words?! A total Mod Betty Mobile 🙂

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Get Your Kicks at the Mercer! Route 66 Exhibit

Get Your Kicks at the Mercer! Route 66 Exhibit

Just heard about this on the radio and thought it would be of interest to Retro Roadmap Readers – especially since it’s interesting to Mod B:-) America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 May 31, 2014 – August 24, 2014 This exhibit takes visitors on a geographical and historical tour of the iconic highway, from the highway’s […]

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And We Have Our Winners!

And We Have Our Winners!

Thank you to everyone who came on over to the Retro Roadmap website and commented – David and Sarah your tee shirts will be mailed on Monday! It’s always better to post a comment on RetroRoadmap.com instead of the Facebook page especially because I’ll be randomly rewarding commenters as the mood strikes. So keep it up, […]

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Want a FREE Retro Roadmap T-Shirt? Comment! [CONTEST]

Want a FREE Retro Roadmap T-Shirt? Comment! [CONTEST]

Mod Betty is in a Giving kinda mood, so she’s giving away some tee shirts! Want one? To paraphrase my pal Kelly at the Velveteen Lounge Kitschen… ALL YOU DO IS…find a Retro Roadmap post (on this here website, not the FB page or any other place) that you like, and leave a comment on […]

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Here’s a Sneak Peek on What I’m Writing About This Week :-)

Here’s a Sneak Peek on What I’m Writing About This Week :-)

And here’s the link! The National Trust for Historic Preservation: [Retro Roadmap] The Clam Box in Ipswich, Mass.

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Retro Roadmap Video Kickstarter – Success!

Retro Roadmap Video Kickstarter – Success!

Thank you so very much to all of you who are supporting the Retro Roadmap video project! Without the encouragement from all of you this all would not be happening, and now we can look forward to an entire year (and then some!) of Retro Roadmap videos!

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Retro Roadmap – The 1990s Version – Pre Internet! #TBT

Retro Roadmap – The 1990s Version – Pre Internet! #TBT

Mod Betty has been “Retro Roadmapping” long before she even coined the term 🙂 And now it’s crazy to realize that my Vintage Road Trips from back in the day are now almost vintage themselves! I thought I’d share a few snapshots of how we did these things BEFORE THE INTERNET EVEN EXISTED! I had […]

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Retro Roadmap Video Series Will Happen Thanks To You!

Retro Roadmap Video Series Will Happen Thanks To You!

Mod B is all in a tizz because as of about 15 minutes ago we got the word that our Kickstarter campaign goal has been reached! This means, thanks to YOU Retro Roadmap Readers we’ll be able to make a series of Retro Roadmap videos highlighting the cool vintage places we all love so much! […]

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Join Me! Vintage Fashion Fun & Classic Movie in an Historic Theatre

Join Me! Vintage Fashion Fun & Classic Movie in an Historic Theatre

Mod B’s fave local movie palace The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA is having a fun “Retro Roadmap Worthy” film event on Sunday April 6th and I’d love to see you there! Gentlemen Prefer Blondes I’ll admit right here that I’ve never even seen the movie all the way through – but what better way […]

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Retro Roadmap Video Kickstarter Launched – Please Support and Share!

Retro Roadmap Video Kickstarter Launched – Please Support and Share!

Hey Gang – Mod B has taken the leap and started a Kickstarter campaign to make a years worth of Retro Roadmap videos about the cool vintage places still around, in the hopes that the awareness will keep them and places like them alive! Click Here To Pledge to the Retro Roadmap Video Kickstarter The […]

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Retro Roadmap Named #1 Favorite Travel Blog – Newsletter – Magazine by ChangesInLongitude.com

Retro Roadmap Named #1 Favorite Travel Blog – Newsletter – Magazine by ChangesInLongitude.com

Seasoned travel writers Larissa and Michael Milne of ChangesinLongitude.com tell  Johnny Jet that Retro Roadmap is their #1 favorite travel blog! Read their entire Travel Style post on JohnnyJet.com  here, and thanks you guys! Always nice to know when folks are able to find the cool old vintage places because of Retro Roadmap! 🙂     […]

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