Happy Trails!: An Arizona Road Trip

Happy Trails!: An Arizona Road Trip

Arizona Happy Trails is a themed road trip itinerary featuring the state’s Coronado Trail, Salsa Trail, Fresh Foodie Trail®, Apache Trail, and much more. The Arizona Office of Tourism invited a group of international journalists on a 5-day loop road trip across...
Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival

Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival

The Xcaret Day of the Dead festival is a not-to-be-missed event, making Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, the best time of year to visit Mexico’s most popular eco-park. I was a guest of Experiencias Xcaret, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The aquamarine waters...
A Day Trip on the Arizona Apache Trail

A Day Trip on the Arizona Apache Trail

Take a drive through the Superstition Mountains on the Arizona Apache Trail with stops at Goldfield Ghost Town, Tortilla Flat, and the Dolly Steamboat. The Arizona Office of Tourism invited a group of international journalists for a 5-day road trip through some of the...
A North Texas Road Trip

A North Texas Road Trip

A North Texas road trip takes me on a wild ride through the Lone Star state from Amarillo to Lubbock, Grapevine, Waco, and Granbury. I think I was twelve years old the first time I crossed the Texas state line. My family was doing a 2,000-mile drive from our home in...
A Solo Bike Ride Across the Southern Tier

A Solo Bike Ride Across the Southern Tier

Ever wanted to quit your job, hit the road, and never look back? In our interview, David Hayes leaves it all behind to embark on a cross-country solo bike ride. At Backroad Planet we enjoy sharing the stories of intriguing people who embark on epic journeys, such...
An Afternoon to Explore Granbury, Texas

An Afternoon to Explore Granbury, Texas

Take an afternoon to explore Granbury, Texas, a small town with big history and amazing architecture around the courthouse square.  I was a guest of Visit Granbury, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. My journey had started in Amarillo, and then I traveled to...
Drive the Kansas Flint Hills Scenic Byway

Drive the Kansas Flint Hills Scenic Byway

Drive the Kansas Flint Hills Scenic Byway, visit Spring Hill Ranch on Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and tour Santa Fe Trail history in Council Grove. I was a guest of the Kansas Office of Tourism & Travel and the Council Grove Chamber of Commerce &...
Why Am I Wild about Waco, Texas?

Why Am I Wild about Waco, Texas?

Homestead Heritage Craft Village, Waco Mammoth National Monument, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Dr. Pepper Museum, and Magnolia Marketplace at the Silos are great reasons to be wild about Waco! I was a guest of the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau, but all...
What to Do in Wichita, Kansas

What to Do in Wichita, Kansas

There is plenty to do in Wichita at Botanica gardens, the Old Cowtown Museum, Kansas Aviation Museum, the Museum of World Treasures, and even the Grand Opera! I was a guest of Visit Wichita, but all thoughts and opinions are genuinely my own. As a first-time visitor,...

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