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While just a wee bit racier than our normal Retro Roadmap fare, I just had to share the fact that Vintage and Pinup Culture Magazine has a great multi-page article and photo spread all about RetroRoadmap.com! (No need to fear, I am not one of the vintage style pin-up or burlesque models in the magazine, though I’d be happy to have one of those vintage airstream trailers, please!)
vintage-pinup-culture-magazine-retroroadmap.comvintage-pinup-culture-magazine-retroroadmap-photo-spread-elgin-diner Click here to find out how to get your copy of Vintage and Pinup Culture magazine, and tell folks you got it for the articles – on Retro Roadmap, of course!

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Just a quick holiday reminder that because you’re such a loyal reader of Retro Roadmap, you get a great discount on tickets to an off Broadway musical! I think these would make a perfect gift- who could resist a night in the big city and a show! Memories are made from events like this, not out of some thing you buy in a big box store, ya know! Just a word to the wise the show closes on January 3, so take advantage of this opportunity today!

Discount for Retro Roadmap Readers -The Marvelous Wonderettes!

I have a great offer to share with my loyal Retro Roadmap Readers – discount tickets to the musical show  The Marvelous Wonderettes !

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I can’t wait to head up to New York City to see this with Retro Roadhusband, as it looks like a lot of fun:

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Thank you Fuzzie Lizze of The Vintage Traveler for bestowing upon Retro Roadmap the Kreative Blogger Award! Having only joined the blog-o-sphere a few short months ago, I’m touched that you included me in your list of top 7 blogs.

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Not sure what the history is on this award, but nice to be able to think someone sent it to me, and nice to want to bestow it upon some other blogs of note. From what I can tell I’m supposed to pick out 7 of my favorite blogs and then list 7 things I love. I can tell already how hard it is to pick out 7 blogs to pay it forward to, but I’ll give it a shot!

In no particular order, the blogs I am passing on the Kreativ Blogger Award to:

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DeluxeVille– Mary Deluxe has a fabulous blog DeluxeVille where she documents her fabulous vintage lifestyle, from her cool little abode, to her adorable vintage outfits, to the great mid mod houses for sale in her area. She’s got a wonderful way with writing that feels like you know her immediately and would love to hang with her. She lives here in PA, and I consider her a cool neighbor even though we’ve never met!

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Diner Hotline– Fellow Massachusettsian and road scholar Larry Cultrera has been involved with the Society for Commercial Archeology and the documentation of the diners in the Mass area for years, and I consider him one of the elder statesmen of the retro roadscene (not that he’s elderly!) One of the first champions of Retro Roadmap and a knowledgeable guy to know, his Diner Hotline is the place to get info on diners and beyond. Thanks for the encouraging words Larry!

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RoadsideArchitecture- the blog portion of the wonderfully prolific road photog Debra Jane Seltzer, she’s also involved with the SCA. She faithfully blogs her way through her roadtrips across thousands of miles of US roads, in her trusty van Sparkle with her 4 dogs, snapping photos of signs and roadside points of interest for her website. I love feeling like the co-pilot on one of her adventures, through the long miles of nothing, to the great piece of pie recommended by a pal. Her dogs are a bunch of cuties and you should Check out her RoadsideArchitecture website too!

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Vintage Traveler – This isn’t a “you pat my back…” type of thing- I honestly enjoy and look forward to every entry in Fuzzie Lizzie’s Vintage Traveler blog. She’s great at doing the research to get the backstory, and shares her knowledge of Retro Roadmap worthy places and vintage clothing, with all of us, so we can learn too. She loves her husband and her dog, and I’m one of those gals too. Hooray for the Elizabeths :-)

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Lincoln Highway News– Written and maintained by another famous name in the Road Scholar field, Brian Butko- he keeps us all in the loop on what is going on on this historic stretch of land. If you’re going to be traveling along this road, it behooves you to have a look at the LHN, or one of Brian’s great books- Diners of Pennsylvania, Roadside Giants and more.

oklahoma-modern-kreativ-blogger-award-retroroadmapOklahoma Modern– Rex and Jackie are doing their best to document the ever changing Mid Century architecture and design of their home in Oklahoma. I love that they decided to create their blog just for the love of it, and realized if no one else would do it, then it was up to them! They were the first folks to send a great video from their travels to share with Retro Roadmap, and I was, and am, just thrilled. Keep up the good work- you guys are more than “OK”!

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Rick Sebak’s blog– I got the hookup for this link from Diner Hotline and could not have been more thrilled to be able to read about the goings on behind the scenes at some of my favorite road trip type TV specials. Rick is a producer at WQED, the Pittsburgh Public TV station, and the voice and more behind such faves as “Great Old Amusement Parks”, “Pennsylvania Diners”, ” A Ride Along The Lincoln Highway” and so many more. My hat goes off to Rick and his WQED compatriots for doing such a great job of documenting not only the  national road scene, but even the great and varied neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Can’t wait to hunker down and catch up on some of the specials I missed, now that it’s turning dark and cool outside!

7 things I love:
MY:
husband
dog
hacienda
town
family
friends
roadtripping
retro roadmapping!

So there you have it folks! Realize there are many websites out there that I totally think are worthy of an award, but I was trying to keep this one bloggy. If you got an award, pay it forward if you like. If you’re reading the blog- check out the links- there’s a lotta good stuff out there!

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Check out the swanky graphic the Caribbean has on their front page, featuring the Retro Roadmap write up of our Fab Vintage Vacation!

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Wish that was my car! Thanks for the fun stay and the shout out, Caribbean Motel folks!

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I’m working like a busy bee through all of the great Mass places I’ve been (and way too many photos I took!) but I wanted to give a quick mention to the nice folks at A Festival Of Postcards, for including Retro Roadmap in their latest edition. There I am alongside “contributors from over 30 bloggers on 3 continents (Asia, Europe & North America)” – cool!

Editor Evelyn Yvonne Theriault saw my postcard of Wildwood  NJ (below) and liked it- little did she know I am also a collector of postcards (chromes & linens, diners, amusements, downtowns, you know me…) so this was an extra thrill to be included in the Festival! It has also inspired me to want to scan in my collection, as right now I’ve barely got any online. Anyone have any more hours in the day ;-)?

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If you like vintage post cards, or just want to see what all the fuss is about, there are a lot of great links on this Festival- check it out!

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