Backroad Travel Destinations
The Sopchoppy Worm Grunting Festival celebrates this rare art and unique slice of backwoods Florida culture annually on the second Saturday in April.
Experience haunted St. Augustine with a unique ghost tour, a stay at a historical inn, and a chance encounter with spirits of another kind.
Ride along as we chase Florida waterfalls so rare and elusive that they don’t even position on Google Maps. Until now, that is . . . .
Tour the interactive museum, research the archives, and walk 35-acres of gardens on a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia.
Explore natural history, art history, and the history of disease control all in one day at three world-class Atlanta museums of history.
From art to architecture, music, history, dining, gardens, and outdoor adventure, these outstanding Athens Georgia attractions offer something for everyone.
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.
We went searching for Emmett Till on a Mississippi Delta pilgrimage, and along the way we unearthed legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, walked a Tallahatchie bridge, slept in sharecropper shacks, and ultimately uncovered traces of the teen martyr whose death gave birth to the modern Civil Rights Movement.
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.
The Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina, traces the story of a local tobacco farmer’s daughter catapulted to international stardom as a film legend and Hollywood royalty.
In Wilmington, North Carolina, movies are made everywhere—in restaurants, botanical gardens, historic inns, ocean piers, even dive bars. If you are a movie buff, it’s time to put “Wilmywood” on your bucket list.
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.
Can you imagine a bar that offers a $10 shot and haircut? A former NOLA resident reveals hidden culture, history, cuisine, and other secrets of New Orleans neighborhoods.
Discover six Louisiana plantation tours that authentically interpret the slave experience, including Oak Alley, St. Joseph, Evergreen, Destrehan, Laura, and Whitney.
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.
Experience roadtripping, hiking, and camping Montenegro best places along the Adriatic Coast, the Bay of Kotor, Buljarica Beach, and Durmitor National Park.
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.
Stroll through Tourrettes sur Loup, a magical medieval village in the south of France that is straight out of a fairy tale.
Asia & Oceania
Everest Base Camp, Yamdrok Lake, and Tashilhunpo Monastery are not-to-be-missed destinations when planning an adventurous road trip through Tibet.
Off-the-beaten-path spiritual sites in Taiwan suited for meditation beckon with forested trails, plunging waterfalls, grand temples, and stunning views.
From Cape Reinga on the North Island to Curio Bay on the South Island, discover ten amazing New Zealand road trip destinations the whole family will enjoy.