Welcome, friends!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know you’re in for a unique, fun ride back in time along the American roadside. This is the next step in the journey!

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I am producing a richer, even more rewarding experience for people who, like me, love not only visiting nostalgic places but learning more about them!

On my Substack newsletter, you’ll be getting roadside Americana and nostalgia news roundups, special articles and profiles, photos from my archive, breaking news updates on historic places and additional photos and informations on the places I visit.

Plus, I’ll be offering something that so many of my followers ask me about: trip-planning advice! I’ll be sharing my travel maps and itineraries and will help you plan YOUR retro travel adventure.

I will also do occasional presentations, live videos and more to share my discoveries and talk with you about the wonders of the great American road.

For many years, I’ve been traveling the country telling the stories, in words and pictures, of the places you grew up with — the mom-and-pop diners, corner candy stores, the burger stands and ice cream parlors.

That’s me, on the nostalgia travel beat!

And I love fast food — and the more retro the better. If you’re wondering where the old McDonald’s, Taco Bells and Pizza Huts from your youth are, I’m your guy!

Neil Patrick Harris’ “Wondercade” newsletter recently profiled me, and described my work this way:

The Retrologist is one of my favorite things on the internet right now: journalist / photographer / chronicler Rolando Pujol shares the same appreciation for antiquity that I do. Every post is a tribute to the iconic roadside architecture and signage that dot the U.S., beautifully photographed and written with deeply insightful, loving details. Rolando documents a disappearing Americana, and I’m so glad he does.”

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Rolando Pujol, of the Instagram account @rolandopujol, brings you retro travel storytelling, planning, and more!