The Backroad Blog

A New York Civil Rights Road Trip

Take a New York civil rights road trip to Manhattan, Bethel, Auburn, Seneca Falls, and Rochester to visit historical sites connected to the American struggle for freedom and equality.

Design Your Own Tennessee Road Trip

Design your own Tennessee road trip with Backroad Planet’s itinerary planning resources, recommended destinations, Civil War and Civil Rights historical sites, plus 16 themed trails and byways.

Drive New York’s Upper Delaware Scenic Byway

Drive New York’s Upper Delaware Scenic Byway to discover quaint river towns, visit rare architectural churches, investigate the haunted Burn Brae Mansion, and chase the unique bridges of Sullivan County.

Explore the Geological and Cultural Diversity of Southeast Arizona

From the limestone Kartchner Caverns and hoodoos of the Chiricahua National Monument to the art of Bisbee and the wine of Willcox, the geological and cultural diversity of Southeast Arizona remains unfettered, uncrowded, and ultimately explorable.

The Acadian Exile, Louisiana Creoles, and the Rise of Cajun Branding

So what’s the difference between the terms “Creole” and “Cajun?” Louisiana historian and cultural authority Joseph Dunn sets the record straight on the Acadian exile, assimilation within the Creole population, and the late 20th century Cajun marketing machine.

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