Retro Road Podcast
By Mary Snyder and Melinda Garman
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Ever watched an old movie and got caught up in the romance of train travel? Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering what it might’ve been like to cross the country by car, eating at roadside diners and staying in a motor court comprised solely of tipis. While these thoughts sound nostalgic, they’re still available to today’s traveler, and The Retro Road Podcast is here to explore these types of travel and more: cool and doable vintage wanderings for the modern adventurer. Hosted by Mary Snyder and Melinda Garman, two friends bound by a love of Americana, travel, and humor, bring you their easy-to-implement tips based on many hours together in planes, trains, and automobiles. Oh, and boats. We can’t forget the boats! Through their somewhat zany stories (and always sometimes rambling banter), plus interviews with some of the nation’s best-kept secrets who are keeping her history alive, they give you the tools you need to stop talking about it and GET OUT THERE.
||CleanThanksgiving Traditions and Travels||--||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOld Florida Tourism||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 son who grew up...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHalloween Travel||Fun Places to go on Halloween||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeeki Wachee & Mermaids||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) as we chat about...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoute 66 Roadtrip||Traveling the Mother Road with Mary & Melinda||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCruising - Tales from the High Seas||Cruise ships, cruise tips and favorite spots on board||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 discussing..||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraveling by Train - Part 2||On today's episode we talk about train cars, the people you meet on trains and chem trails -- yes, that's chem trails. Listen to find out more! Today’s mentions: Learn about the history of the famed Orient Express...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraveling by Train - Part 1||Amtrak Train Travel||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean101-Welcome to the Retro Road Travel Podcast||Meet Mary and Melinda - your hosts||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the Retro Road!
I’ve loved listening to Mary and Melinda share their adventures and their friendship here on the Retro Road Podcast. Their relatable advice for local US travel, while celebrating friendship & life reminds me to cherish both: travel and my people. Great chemistry between these two!
Fantastic Reminder to Travel Differently
I love to travel, and I pick a location and book my flights and then just try to get there as fast as possible. I dread the flight and just want to get to my destination as quickly as possible and with the least amount of headache. Listening to this podcast (and I'm only 2 episodes in) reminds me that America has so many gems and sometimes the joy is in the journey. Mary & Melinda are charming, witty, and it feels like you're sitting and having coffee with your girlfriends. Great tips, hilarious stories, and truly FUN. Can't wait to hear more!
What fun to be led around by this duo! There’s good info here, and delivered in my fav style— storytelling!