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Episode 110 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you! Episode ten!! this episode is all about family traditions, food choices and Thanksgiving travel You can listen here,  or subscribe on iTunes, where we’d love to have your review! You can also listen on Stitcher and give us a rating...

Episode 109 – Old Florida Tourism and Tim Hollis

Old Florida Tourism and Tim Hollis Do you save brochures, ticket stubs, and other bits of memorabilia from your vacations, or is that a throwback to the past? Today’s special guest, and author, Tim Hollis, was raised by a dad who saved it all and passed it on to his...

Episode 108 – Halloween Travels

Boos, Oohs, Spooky and Not so Scary Halloween  Travel ideas  So, Halloween travel. Is it a thing? We asked that question of each other, and then set off to discover an answer. Come along for a discussion of 1960’s trick-or-treating,1980’s clubbing, Lizzie Borden and...

Episode 107 – Weeki Wachee & Mermaids

Weeki Wachee, Mermaids and so MUCH more! Mermaids hit Florida LONG before Disney offered up Ariel! A marvelous part of "Old Florida" can still be found, today, about an hour north of Tampa, at Weeki Wachee State Park. Listen in (even past Melinda's popping microphone)...

Episode 106 – Route 66 Road Trip

Back in 2012, we took a two-week adventure down Route 66, America's "Mother Road." A podcast called Retro Road would not be complete without a series on the route, and today's episode is the first in just such a series! We give an overview of this iconic and historic...

Episode 105 – Cruising

Episode 105 – Tales from the High Seas If there's something in the travel world that we know a thing, or thirty, about, it's CRUISING! Join us for tales, tips, and the random tidbits you've come to love, as we discuss our experiences on many of the major cruise lines....

Episode 104 – The Retro Road Podcast Do – Over

Retro Road Podcast Do-Over Sometimes you just need a do-over, or so our kids tell us. Today's episode is just that. Tune in to hear us actually introduce ourselves (which we apparently didn't fully do the first time through), and fill in other gaping holes, all while...

Episode 103 – Traveling by Train – Pt 2

Hello there and welcome to another episode on American train travel! While we talked extensively about the sleeping car in a previous episode, today we cover all the other types of cars on Amtrak’s trains, and how they truly set train travel apart from other common...

Episode 102 – Traveling by Train

Listen to the new episode now! List All Aboard! On this episode we have a blast talking about train travel.  We discuss why we decided to travel across country (well, most of the country) by train and how we made it happen. On the show you'll hear us talking about the...

Episode 101 – Retro Road Podcast – Welcome

Listen to the podcast now - Episode 101 – Retro Road – Introducing the show and Melinda and Mary Snyder   In today’s episode we introduce ourselves and our new podcast.   We are thrilled to have you join us on this journey. Our goal is to inform you, entertain you,...

Hello… You have a Brain Aneurysm

Last month I couldn't spell aneurysm.  I've typed and spoken this word thousands of times in the last 30 days.  Yep, I have a brain aneurysm -- Crazy, isn't it.  It hasn't ruptured -- so that is very good. How did I find it?  Well, funny you should ask -- there's a...