The Backroad Blog

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).

Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park on a One-Day Trip

On a one-day trip, don’t miss the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park! Explore Hidden Valley, discover Barker Dam, trek Wall Street Mill, climb Skull Rock, and so much more along these nature trails and short walks.

Wildflower Chasing at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park California

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Southern California is a perfect destination for wildflower chasing, especially during a spring super bloom. On a day trip, you can hike desert trails, drive the Borrego Badlands, and scout 130 Ricardo Breceda sculptures, as well.

How to Plan a California Desert Camper Van Road Trip

Have you ever wanted to visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, explore Joshua Tree National Park, or hike Tahquitz Canyon? A camper van and RV resort combination makes all three possible on a California desert hub-and-spoke road trip.

Discover Chimney Rock State Park & Lake Lure, North Carolina

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!

A Drive through Loudon County, Tennessee

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.

The Viking Sun Embarks on the Inaugural World Cruise

The Viking Sun embarks on the inaugural World Cruise from Miami to London. This 141-day cruise will visit 5 continents, 35 countries, and 64 ports, cross the Equator twice, the International Date Line once, and pass through both the Panama and Suez Canals.


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