Authentic Vintage Vacation Destination Bumper Stickers For a Snowy Day

If you are in one of the 49 states that got snow yesterday I bet you’re as ready for some vintage vacationing as I am! We’re snowbound for a few more months ’til our big road trip to Texas (!!) but in the meantime I’m digging traveling back in time by looking at these vintage bumper stickers from retro vacation destinations, courtesy of Retro Roadmap Reader Debbie Powell at Bumperstickersnmore on Etsy:

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I thought that the middle of winter would be a good time to share Debbie’s finds, and I was right- I wish I could head to The Jungle Gardens of Sarasota  or exotic Tiki Gardens in Indial Rocks Beach, FL or right now! There are many other places featured as well, maybe you visited one of these places as a child?  To name but a few – South of The Border, Garden of Eden, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Storybook Gardens, Wisconsin Dells,, Cypress Gardens, Miami Beach, Ripley Museum, Fairyland Forest, Seven Seas, Ohio Cavers, Six Flags, Marineland…Bucket o’ Blood?!

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Debbie tells of how she got this collection of old souvenirs:

Recently, I purchased a property and in the upstairs attic of the old barn I found a box of old bumper stickers. These stickers are over 30 years old and have never been used. Most of them are from roadside attractions. You know the ones we used to visit on family vacations before the big parks and corporate tourist traps. Sadly, many of these are no longer in existence. I have really enjoyed learning about them as I search for information. I wish I had been able to visit many of them because they sure looked like magical places. I have no idea how or why these stickers were never used or how they came to be in that attic and most likely will never know but I thought there might be others who remember these places and would appreciate having them in their collection.

If you’ve ever visited Etsy you know that it can be a cool yet totally overwhelming place to look for vintage retro goodness, no matter what you collect. That’s why I decided to share the link to Debbie’s vintage Bumper Sticker n More with my RetroRoadmap readers – hope you find something you like!

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  • Barbara
    January 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Florida being the only state without snow right now, I say let’s head there!! Lol! Love Debbie’s BumperStickersNMore shop!

    • Mod Betty /
      January 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Barbara – I swear if RetroRoadhusband didn’t have gigs these upcoming weekends we’d be FLA bound for sure!! At least we can be there in our minds, as we dig out the car from the snow 🙂

  • rick
    January 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Greetings from Snowless Florida. While it’s 53 and sunny right now we are expecting temps in the low 30s tonight. It is perfect weather for roadtrippin’.

    pS- do you think she’ll give discounts for volume orders?

  • Debbie
    January 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing my shop with your readers. It’s snowing like crazy here in Ohio too. I’d love to be in sunny Florida right now. Perfect timing for this cyber roadtrip.

  • janssigns
    January 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Love Debbie’s vintage shop and her other Etsy shop ,
    (What !! am I the only one who didn’t get snow , besides Florida !!?)

  • threeoldkeys
    January 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    hey, what a fun blog and what a sweet feature of a nice Etsy shopowner!

    i get a chuckle whenever i see her Owly avatar, and she always has cool paper stuff.

    plus she lets people call her Bumpers.

  • rick
    January 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Debbie- Cypress Gardens will re-open as Legoland later this year.

  • Debbie
    January 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Oh no, Legoland??
    That’s just not right.
    I loved Cypress Gardens. We have lots of slides of the place from family vacations. Geesh, I’ll have to go look up legoland and see what they are planning.

  • rick
    January 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Debbie- I know it’s a little scary but it’s better than knocking the place down to build lake front condos or Mc mansions (which is what normally happens in Florida.) Keep an eye on Everglades Wonder Gardens, its future is very uncertain at this point.

  • thevintagetraveler
    January 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Love this!

    When I was a kid in the late 60s, my dad would never allow bumper stickers on the car. I was desperate for one, as all my friends had ones that boasted of trips to Myrtle Beach or Ghost Town in the Sky. I was thrilled when we went to Rock City, came out and saw that the employees had stuck one to every car!

  • Debbie
    January 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

    That’s neat vintage traveler. Did the See Rock City sticker you remember look like the one in my shop? Just wondering, if it did and you remember the year, that would help me pinpoint the date better since most of the stickers I found don’t have dates on them.

  • rick
    January 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I got my bumper stickers and love them! Plus a bonus sticker to boot!

  • Debbie
    January 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Rick, I’m really glad you liked them and thanks again for shopping my old sticker shop.

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