Backroad Planet is a road trip and fly-drive travel site, and we are two guys from Central Florida who believe taking scenic routes, scouting offbeat sites, stopping at roadside attractions, and immersing ourselves in local flavor are the best ways to travel. Whether it be road trips across America or fly-drives to international destinations, we encourage you to use resources at Backroad Planet to plan your own adventures. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Catch you on the backroads . . . .
Howard & Jerry


Searching the World for Corrie Ten Boom

My search across 4 continents for Corrie ten Boom, a watchmaker’s daughter who rescued hundreds of Dutch Jews from death during the Holocaust.     Corrie ten Boom Corrie ten Boom was a watchmaker’s daughter, who herself became the first female... read more

A Southern Indiana Road Trip

Southern Indiana surprises with a museum, monastery, mill, movie location, and much, much more. The drive south from Bloomington was pretty much what I expected. Highways and backroads winding their way through iconic Midwestern cornfields, interrupted sporadically by... read more

30+ North American Bucket List Destinations

Bloomington, Indiana, was the host city for the 2015 Travel Media Showcase. This visibly progressive college town made me feel not just welcomed, but right at home. And the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center was a perfectly-sized venue for the event,... read more

24 Viking River Cruise Insider Tips

Exclusive tips from Viking River Cruise Explorer Society members to help make your European journey the cruise of a lifetime!   Note: These Viking River Cruise insider tips apply to European river cruises. They may or may not apply to other Viking Cruises around... read more

Original Travel Quote Memes #4

And, we are at number four in our series of Original Travel Quote Memes. I just verified the date of our last travel meme post, and it was nine months ago. I did not realize it had been that long. The creation of these memes is quite organic. Typically, when I come... read more

European Panoramas: An Annotated Photo Gallery

A photographic collection with commentary of European locations captured with the Apple iPhone panorama feature.     I am not a photographer, although I wish I were . . . . I have good intentions, primarily because I want Backroad Planet to have the quality... read more

Top 11 Viking River Cruise Ship Amenities

Viking River Cruise ship amenities pamper passengers with the ultimate in creature comforts. Viking River Cruises by design pamper their passengers in every possible way. We should know! Jerry and I just returned from a journey down the most ancient of backroads, a... read more

Indian Rocks Beach: A Taste of Old Florida

Discover Indian Rocks Beach, a quaint Old Florida beach town on the Gulf Coast, with the charm of Colonial Court Inn, the original Crabby Bill’s, and the very modern Slyce Pizza Bar.   Indian Rocks Beach is a charming beach town situated on a barrier island... read more

A Florida Space Coast Weekend Road Trip

A weekend road trip to the Florida Space Coast, highlighting Indialantic’s Tuckaway Shores Resort, Merritt Island’s Kennedy Space Center, Shells of Melbourne, and more!   A beach weekend during the month of May has become a tradition for us it seems,... read more

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