The Backroad Blog

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.

Elvis in Tupelo: Discover The King’s Mississippi Roots

Visit the birthplace of Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi, and tour 12 additional sites around town, including his boyhood church, schools, swimming hole, and the hardware store where he bought his first guitar.

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.

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