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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...

365 Days or is it 366?

One year ago today I started on a new adventure (aka a new job) -- with Compassion.  It's been a year filled with fun and firsts. Went to a developing nation -- and I didn't just stay in the tourist section. Saw true poverty up close -- and it broke my heart. Stood...

And then you find out you are Asian

Recently, I went to see a doctor about having a bit of face work done -- do not judge!  I wanted to see about getting my neck tightened -- just a bit.  And since I was there, I thought why not ask about getting my eyes done. I've always had heavy lidded eyes and have...

Finding Your Passion even when you didn’t know it was lost

One year ago today I opened up this little planner -- the Passion Planner and began a journey to finding my passion. Now, let me say that MOST people begin a new planner on January 1st or at least sometime in January.  Me?  I let that new year soak in for a month and...

Eight Years Ago

In a small place known as the Blogosphere, a 40ish woman sat down at her Dell computer and typed out the first words of her first blog post. That woman was me. I never really had a plan for this blog… didn’t truly know what I was doing, but I figured everyone else was doing it and I just hate to be out of the loop. So it began.