Mod Betty, aka Beth Lennon, is a national treasure.
With enthusiasm, kindness and sparkle, she spotlights the people and places that not only define Americana, but give it its heart and soul. Long may they all last!
Diane Daniel, travel writer Washington Post, Boston Globe
Her listings are not just over-the-top wacky attractions; more often, they are old-time businesses that offer friendly, family service, the kind of places that get overlooked as everyone rushes to the mall.
Mod Betty shows us the off-ramps to a slower, interesting, better-tasting, more satisfying America.
Brian Butko, author of fun books like Roadside Attractions, Diners of Pennsylvania, and Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
Her talk was heart-warming and passionate, leaving the audience with clear steps they could take to help keep these businesses alive for future generations to enjoy.
Even those who weren’t familiar with Mod Betty were fired up to get out and make those legacy connections.
“I came away inspired and delighted by her presentation. It awoke in me the desire to sit at a luncheon counter and have a milkshake…
Thank you Mod Betty and Retro Roadmap, I can see that there is exploring to be done !!!”