Backroad Travel Destinations
Ride along as we chase Florida waterfalls so rare and elusive that they don’t even position on Google Maps. Until now, that is . . . .
Immerse yourself in the Sunshine State’s rich history by attending authentic living history events and historical war reenactments in Florida.
Eleven authoritative web sites run by locals are great resources to help you plan a road trip or travel itinerary to see the REAL Florida.
From art to architecture, music, history, dining, gardens, and outdoor adventure, these outstanding Athens Georgia attractions offer something for everyone.
Design your own Georgia road trip with Backroad Planet’s suggested destinations, activities, scenic byways & historic trails, plus our exclusive planning resources.
Backroad Planet’s guide to North Georgia swimming holes & waterfalls you can swim in, shows you where to find them, and helps you plan your next wet adventure!
The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum honors heroic servicemen and women and preserves the state’s military history in a state-of-the-art facility at Camp Shelby.
Explore the Forrest County Courthouse, the Sixth Street Museum District, the 1964 Freedom Summer Trail, and more memorable African American heritage sites in Hattiesburg MS.
Visit the birthplace of Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi, and tour 12 additional sites around town, including his boyhood church, schools, swimming hole, and the hardware store where he bought his first guitar.
Explore Civil Rights history in Memphis, Tennessee, with visits to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, Clayborn Temple, Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, and Beale Street.
Follow African American heritage trails in Washington, DC, on an itinerary that includes the National Museum of African American Heritage & Culture, the African American Civil War Museum, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Newseum, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and other Civil Rights sites.
A photo-intensive guide for Tennessee travelers and Civil War buffs planning a Battle of Franklin tour. Includes visits to the Carter House, “The Widow of the South’s” Carnton Plantation, the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, and the village of Leiper’s Fork.
The scenic beauty of Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure, North Carolina, has made the region not only a frequent motion picture location, but also a favorite destination for hiking, boating, waterfall-chasing, and the annual Dirty Dancing Festival!
On a drive through Loudon County, Tennessee, you can scout Civil War Trails, sample cheese at Sweetwater Valley Farm, tour historic towns, hike to National Campground, detour to Sam Houston’s Schoolhouse, and discover the Million Dollar View.
Cultural and spiritual encounters are the standard in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, with its Cajun roots, Catholic heritage, Zydeco music, artistic towns, and brand new tax-free districts.
The Best of Skye 3-day road trip itinerary takes you through the scenic Scottish Highlands visiting the Fairy Pools, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, and much more.
There are more reasons to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia than just the stunning beauty of these UNESCO World Heritage lakes & waterfalls!
A tour group with no more than six members led by a highly-qualified guide is the BEST way to see Rome in a day!