Mary Moore, Retro TravelingMom

Mary Moore, Retro TravelingMom

Mary Moore is the retro ­loving mother of two young children who enjoys the freedom of driving the open road in search of adventure. She and her family are working their way through the backroads and cities of America in their seafoam green 1950s Bel Air. You can read more about their lifestyle and adventures on the blog Raising Dick and Jane.


A Surprising City Named a Top Destination for 2016

Is Detroit, Michigan, on your travel list for 2016? If not, it probably should be. Known as the “Comeback City,” Detroit has proven that it intends to make good on its nickname. It has added a new park, restaurants, hotels and has a rail system (M1 Rail) in the works. Those are just some of the noteworthy additions and renovations. Even so, with all of the new additions already underway, the city is holding on to its roots. This surprising city is a destination worth visiting. 3 Main Reasons to Visit Detroit The city has recently been popping up across the news as...

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Escape a Michigan Winter with New Introductory Deals from Allegiant Air

When it’s time to escape a Michigan winter this year, there’s another choice for flying direct to Florida: Allegiant Air. The discount carrier is starting non-stop flights from Flint, Michigan, to Florida. And the debut flights come at a great deal. Allegiant Air Expanding It’s getting close – winter is creeping in to Michigan and many of us are already starting to plan ouir mid-winter escapes. One of the places that always made my list was bright and sunny Florida, It was easy to get there, just a short, two-hour flight from the mitten state. That was, however, until Southwest air...

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Fall at Boyne Mountain Resort, Michigan

Fall in Michigan can be finicky – one day the weather can be beautiful and in the mid 70’s, the next day it can be snowing and frigid. Planning a fall trip to Michigan can be risky business, but when it all works out it can really pay off in amazing sights and incredible fun. Since the window of fall color and warmth is so short, make the most of your fall trip by planning to do these ten things at Boyne Mountain resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan. Michigan is a beautiful place to spend the autumn weeks – the air chills, the...

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All American Road Trip: Top Pick Cars

So you want to take a drive through the desert, get your kicks along Route 66 or forge your own path through the desolate forgotten lands of America. Luckily for you, the U.S. is full of road trip opportunities. Adventures await throughout America’s 48 contiguous states. Each is a unique match to the changing typography from north to south, east to west. Once you’ve decided where go, you just need to decide what car you want to take you there. We can help with that. Choosing a car to fit your individual needs on a road trip is about as easy as choosing a destination itself – meaning that...

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10 Not to Miss Sights and Tastes in Sarasota, Florida

Looking for a place to entice your senses through natural and architectural sights – or how about a place to tempt your taste buds with local and exotic foods? On a recent trip to Sarasota County, I found all of this and more to be true because this is a region built on white quartz sand beaches, picture worthy attractions and a seemingly endless supply of Zagat rated restaurants – and when you visit Sarasota County be sure not to miss these top ten places. See a Manatee Up Close at Mote Aquarium If you’re looking for an authentic Florida experience full of fish and natural...

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6 Fun Things to Do in Port Clinton, Ohio with Kids

Finding places to travel that satisfy both my kids need for play and my lust for retro memorabilia can be difficult . That is why our recent trip to Port Clinton, Ohio left us all seeing stars. While some might consider Port Clinton to be just a port to the touristy area of Put-In-Bay island – we now believe that Port Clinton has a right to stand on its own two feet. See for yourself with these six fun things we found to do in Port Clinton, Ohio with kids (some are retro too!!).   Port Clinton, Ohio Port Clinton most notably...

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3 Places in Northern Michigan That Look Like a Fall Painting

I never knew Michigan could look like this – be this beautiful. However as the autumn air begins to turn brisk, the foliage in Michigan reacts in the most lovely way. The landscape transforms from showing different shades of green into rich hues of red, gold, orange and brown. While I can agree that there are several amazing places within the state of Michigan to enjoy these beautiful colors – there are three specific places that my family loves to travel to see Michigan transform into what we can only describe as a stunning work of art. Boyne Falls, Michigan...

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Put-in Bay, Ohio – Enjoy a Little Island Time without Leaving the Midwest

Sandy bottom bars with swinging chairs, a colorful boardwalk filled to the brim with shops and restaurants, a kids’ playground overlooking a picturesque harbor and tons of people riding around the tree lined streets on their own personal golf carts – you could be in only one place: Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Come see why this tropical-esque vacation spot is quickly growing in popularity with not only adults looking to escape for the weekend, but also with families looking for an adventure. Put-in-Bay, Ohio Summer unfortunately is almost over as everyone is heading back to school, but there might still time to take in one...

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11 Surprising Things You Can Do in Lansing, Michigan

We all know Lansing, Michigan as home to the State Capitol Building and as the stomping grounds of a popular university. However, what might surprise you is this list of other things you can do in the area. Does trying to catch a hot dog flying through the air tickle your fancy? If so, you’re going to want to definitely check this out. Can You Do This in Your Hometown? Over the last few years I have spent a ton of time traveling the state of Michigan because I find their beautiful, salt-free/shark-free lakes and gorgeous natural scenery hard...

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Why We All Should Travel Like it’s 1950

You may or may not remember what life was like in the 1950s, but that’s OK. It’s not actually about the year – it’s about the freedom, excitement, curiosity and togetherness that made travel in the 1950s so magical. So in case you need a reason to use up what’s left of your summer in an amazing way – here are 6 reasons to travel like it’s 1950. 1. See America! Is there any better reason? America is chock full of amazing sights, people and places – it would be a shame to let any of it go to waste, especially when...

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