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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.

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

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.

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

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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.

Tour Scenic & Historic Sites in the City of Janesville, Wisconsin

The city of Janesville, Wisconsin, extends the invitation to study architecture on walks through historic districts, embrace tranquility at Rotary Botanical Gardens, travel the Underground Railroad at the Milton House Museum, and experience a Midwest dining tradition at the Buckhorn Supper Club.

Experience the Eclectic City of Beloit, Wisconsin

The city of Beloit, Wisconsin, is eclectic in every way! Experience this time-honored college town with its world class riverfront, authentic living history sites, farm-to-table cuisine, the elegantly rustic Ironworks Hotel, and museums of angels, anthropology, and art.

6 Practical Tips for a Journey by Train

Whether it be long or short, planned or unexpected, these six practical tips for a journey by train will help make the ride a pleasant, and even memorable experience.

Fun Things to Do in Rockford, Illinois USA

If you are looking for fun things to do in Rockford, Illinois, may I suggest Anderson Japanese Gardens, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House, Midway Village Museum, Rock Cut State Park, and the Coronado Performing Arts Center, for starters?

Take a Hike up Southern California’s Tahquitz Canyon

On a spring wildflower hike up Southern California’s Tahquitz Canyon, pause to visit ancient Native American sites, take in stunning views of Palm Springs, and refresh yourself in the cool oasis at Tahquitz Falls, a movie location for Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon (1937).

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