The Radar: Travel Retro, First-Class Turndown Service, Free Museums

  • Travelers nostalgic for a classic American road trip can add some retro style to their next drive. Travel Retro is a growing online compendium of vintage motels, lodges, and motor courts in the U.S. where travelers can book a stay. [Travel Retro]
  • To please passengers wistful for the golden age of air travel, American Airlines is offering a new turndown service to its first-class fliers traveling on select flights between the U.S. and London Heathrow. The luxury service includes quilted bed toppers, slippers, pajamas, and high-end toiletries. Beginning in October, American plans to rollout the new service on select flights between the U.S. and all international destinations. [USA Today]
  • Eight free museums around the world that are always free. It doesn’t get much better than that. [ Budget Travel]

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  1. Mark Thomas
    Savannah, GA
    September 6, 2011, 11:54 am

    Thank you for the mention! Our site is young, but growing rapidly!

    We welcome any feedback! Please email me directly.

  2. marcia
    September 6, 2011, 4:29 am

    What a great idea! I love traveling in anothe way (not like the normal mass tourism) I will try it and give you feedback! Thank you for the idea!


  3. Kelsey Freeman
    September 2, 2011, 10:10 am

    The Travel Retro thing is awesome! I know a lot of people (myself included) who will definitely make use of that!