William Flood

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

I am an emerging writer & photographer specializing in travel, local business, articles of historical interest, and heritage tourism. I’ve been called an “evangelist” for retro Americana, promoting the icons of mid-century popular culture to those who love them. My work has profiled a treasure trove of historic road trips, great old diners, vintage motels, glowing neon, classic trailers, abandoned gas stations, home-town theaters, bowling lanes, space-age architecture, and even exotic tiki. Email me at [email protected]

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Neonroadtrip
Doumar's - Norfolk Virginia's Classic Drive-In

I've visited Doumar's probably a dozen times. In fact, it was among the first of the vintage eateries I ever patronized. My first visit was in the early 1990's and I make it a must-go stop nearly every time I'm in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Neonroadtrip
The Broadway Diner - Baraboo, Wisconsin

The final tally was three visits in as many days. It would have been four, but our travels were taking us in a direction away from the diner on the final leg of our trip.

Neonroadtrip
The Historic National Road (Route 40) Yard Sale

Picture a yard sale running 800 miles from Maryland to Missouri. Then, picture mile after mile of small vendor tables, church bake sales, and the occasional impromptu flea market. This is the Route 40 yard sale. Every year, this amazing event takes place around the end of May or first part of June.

Mobilerving
Winnebago Acquires Chris-Craft Entering 2019

The Buzz looks at Winnebago's 2018 surprising acquisition of iconic boat manufacturer Chris Craft. The move is part of Winnebago's strategy of evolving beyond being strictly an RV manufacturer to positioning itself as a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products.

VINTAGE CAMPER TRAILERS
07/01/2018
Airstream Festival - Alumapalooza 9

The magazine for all collectors, restorers, admirers and dreamers. Always made in the USA. If you collect and preserve mid-century camper trailers and all of the cool vintage stuff that goes with them, you are in the right place! We rescue, restore and rally with our vintage campers from the 1940's through the 1960's.

Marjorie Magazine
09/27/2017
The Lincoln Highway Buyway: The Great American Road Trip and Yard Sale in One

Yesterday, on picture-perfect Midwest afternoon, I had the pleasure of cruising along an old road in a little red convertible with, crème de la crème, America's tune Ventura Highway guiding the way. ...Ventura Highway in the sunshine... My thoughts drifted to three weeks earlier.

Pioneer Inn & Suites
10/19/2017
Road Food While Traveling On California Route 88

California's blue lane highways always seem to evoke a road trip, and historic route 88 certainly fits that bill. Route 88, also known as the Carson Pass Highway meanders through the High Sierras taking you from Stockton, past nearby Sutter Creek, once epicenter to California's Gold Rush, and eventually on into western Nevada.

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