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We are two guys from Central Florida who believe taking scenic routes, scouting historical sites, and immersing ourselves in local flavor are the best ways to travel. Whether it be road trips across America, fly-drives to international destinations, or cruises on the mighty waters, we encourage you to use BACKROAD PLANET resources to plan your own adventures. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way. Catch you on the backroads . . . .

Howard & Jerry

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The Haunting Town of Rodney, Mississippi: A Photo Essay

A Southern photographer’s haunting images from a bridal shoot and seasonal flood portray her intimate connection with the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi.

A Southern photographer's haunting images from a bridal shoot and seasonal flood portray her intimate connection with the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi. #travel #TBIN #VisitMS #ghosttowns #mississippidelta

How to See the Real Florida: 11 Essential Web Sites

Eleven authoritative web sites run by locals to help you plan a road trip or travel itinerary to see the REAL Florida.

24 Viking River Cruise Insider Tips

24 Exclusive Viking River Cruise insider tips tailored for first-time cruisers to help make your European journey the cruise of a lifetime!

10 Favorite North Georgia Waterfalls

Ten incredibly beautiful North Georgia waterfalls you can easily schedule into your road trip or vacation.

Ten incredibly beautiful North Georgia waterfalls you can easily schedule into your road trip or vacation. #travel #TBIN #Georgia #roadtrip #waterfall

Louisiana’s River Road Plantations

Take an historical drive along the Mississippi River, and visit Louisiana’s Great River Road plantations. Maps, itinerary, and helpful links included.

Take an historical drive along the Mississippi River, and visit Louisiana's Great River Road plantations. Maps, itinerary, and helpful links included. #travel #TBIN #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #Louisiana #Plantations #RiverRoad

Our Newest Post

Our Top 5 Most Popular Posts

The Haunting Town of Rodney, Mississippi: A Photo Essay

A Southern photographer’s haunting images from a bridal shoot and seasonal flood portray her intimate connection with the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi.

A Southern photographer's haunting images from a bridal shoot and seasonal flood portray her intimate connection with the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi. #travel #TBIN #VisitMS #ghosttowns #mississippidelta

How to See the Real Florida: 11 Essential Web Sites

Eleven authoritative web sites run by locals to help you plan a road trip or travel itinerary to see the REAL Florida.

24 Viking River Cruise Insider Tips

24 Exclusive Viking River Cruise insider tips tailored for first-time cruisers to help make your European journey the cruise of a lifetime!

10 Favorite North Georgia Waterfalls

Ten incredibly beautiful North Georgia waterfalls you can easily schedule into your road trip or vacation.

Ten incredibly beautiful North Georgia waterfalls you can easily schedule into your road trip or vacation. #travel #TBIN #Georgia #roadtrip #waterfall

Louisiana’s River Road Plantations

Take an historical drive along the Mississippi River, and visit Louisiana’s Great River Road plantations. Maps, itinerary, and helpful links included.

Take an historical drive along the Mississippi River, and visit Louisiana's Great River Road plantations. Maps, itinerary, and helpful links included. #travel #TBIN #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #Louisiana #Plantations #RiverRoad

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14 Top Attractions in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Tour 14 top attractions in Hot Springs, Arkansas, including Hot Springs National Park, Mountain Tower, Bathhouse Row, Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, and Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Discover Switzerland’s Engadine Valley: The Hidden Side

Discover Engadine, Switzerland, with a hike through Swiss National Park, a drive along the Bernina Pass, a White Turf horse race in St. Moritz, an auto-train ride through the Vereina Tunnel, a glimpse of the 17th century painted houses at Guarda, and many more scenic Alpine wonders.

The Great Lakes Tour: A Circle Road Trip Itinerary

The Great Lakes tour is a circle road trip route through the United States and Canada to scenic destinations along Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and Erie. This guide will help you map the perfect itinerary with suggested food, lodging, hikes, waterfalls, cruises, lighthouses, and more outdoor activities.

Explore Civil Rights History in Memphis, Tennessee

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.

Searching for Emmett Till: A Mississippi Delta Pilgrimage

We went searching for Emmett Till on a Mississippi Delta pilgrimage, and along the way we unearthed legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, walked a Tallahatchie bridge, slept in sharecropper shacks, and ultimately uncovered traces of the teen martyr whose death gave birth to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights & African American Heritage Trails in Washington, DC

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.

Two Mississippi Museums Chronicle State & Civil Rights History

Backroad Planet joined Jackson photographer Ashleigh Coleman for a preview of two Mississippi museums: the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Also on the itinerary, visits to the Smith Robertson Museum, the home of Medgar Evers, Bully’s Restaurant, and the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Take a Drive on America’s National Scenic Byways

Plan your next road trip by including a drive along one of America's National Scenic Byways. You know we call our country America the Beautiful, but you may not know that one of the best ways to see America is by driving our National Scenic Byways. There are...

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