Searching for Travis McGee at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale


After a cruise to Key West then down to the Bahamas I returned to the ship’s martini bar to read a few pages from a Travis McGee novel “Pale Gray For Guilt” that I brought with me to ruminate about old Florida and prepare for my pilgrimage to the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale dock F18, where Travis McGee once lived. The Bahia […]

Vintage Books: Fall Book Hunting Adventures

Rare Books Toronto

Browsing second hand book stores in fall is soulful. One of my favourite pastimes is walking aimlessly through old book stores, handing my bag to the guy behind the counter in exchange for a stub with a number marked on it, and getting lost. I step over a pile of old Penguin books spilling over […]

Vintage Books: Adventures In Rare Book Hunting

On The Hunt For A Rare Book Miles From Home

You’re on a weekend getaway, it’s been too long. You’re cupped in a chair beside a river watching time glide by with a glass of iced tea and a rare book cracked open. Your mind is traveling the historic seas of 1800, pages turning wildly. You’re transfixed. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday […]

The Nostalgia of Vintage

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When you shop for vintage does it mean you’re nostalgic? Is vintage shopping a longing for your past? Do antiques and collectables have the power to reconnect you with an idealistic era, you or your family were connected to? Nostalgia has to do with all of it. To be brought back in a time when […]

Vintage Shopping: Florida Antique Flea Markets

Vintage Shopping in Florida, Vintage Jewelry, vintage antiques, vintage coins...tons of scores.

  When you get to Florida the thing you want to do is get outside. The sun, the warmth and the atmosphere make it a great vacation spot when searching for vintage scores. And the best way to experience the Florida outdoors if you are a serious vintage hunter, is Flea Markets. You might even want to stay […]

The Vintage Shopper: What Type Of Shopper Are You?

Vintage Hunters, Vintage Shoppers, Vintage Fashion

There are many unique types of vintage hunters out there, sometimes they stand out and are wearing head to toe vintage, other times they don’t. We have listed a few, you might fit in one of these descriptions, or several descriptions depending on how hardcore you are when it comes to vintage hunting. What type […]

Vintage Shopping: Webster Westside Flea Market, Florida


  For over 50 years Webster Westside Flea Market has been the the premiere flea market and vintage shopping mecca in Florida. With over 40 acres and 2000 tables for as far as the eye can see you can discover just about anything you ever imagined that’s vintage, from vintage books, vintage jewelry, vintage fashion, vintage […]

Vintage Books: Jack Vance “Big Planet” Ace Books 1957


  Jack Vance is an American science fiction icon, he was noted as being one of American literature’s most distinctive and undervalued voices and he wrote some incredible vintage science fiction. An American mystery, fantasy and science fiction writer all in one, most of his work was published under the name Jack Vance, but to his friends knew him as John Holbrook […]