No Vacancy

No Vacancy looks at the motel era through the eyes of one of New England’s senior tourism ┬áinvestigators. The Author Mark Okrant sets the scene with entertaining interviews of motel proprietors and people who took family vacations before the Interstate system dominated the tourism landscape. Alarmed by the rate at which these properties are disappearing from the tourism landscape, Okrant conducts case studies along the old Boston Post Road, Route 66, the Las Vegas Strip, and other classic roads, searching for solutions. In the end, he offers a wide-eyed, yet optimistic view of how to keep these remnants of the 1950’s and 60s from turning off their lights forever. Purchase from: