In much of the U.S., today is a holiday in advance of the 4th of July, and we’ll be hitting the open road in search of, well, something fun to do this weekend. Being the old advertisement junkies that we are, a quick browse through our archives shows that the world of travel seemed much more simple back in the day.
Not only were prices hilariously low by modern standards—yes, we’re well aware that wages were lower as well—but the sense of optimism that a vacation would be a momentous occasion for a family is clear.
But vacations are momentous, aren’t they? Putting a family’s life on hold to gallivant around the country or, in many cases, abroad, has always been an expensive endeavor. There’s a sense that, well, “…we better have fun!” If these ads are any indication, participating in any of these activities would certainly have been a fun time for all involved.
Are your vacations vintage-inspired in some way? And where will you (or wish) you’ll be traveling to this weekend?