Backroad Travel Destinations
Swim, dive, float, and paddle the sparkling waters at Florida’s Blue Spring State Park & Campground. During the cooler months, come back to see the manatees.
On a Tomoka State Park camping trip, enjoy outdoor recreation, explore Florida’s rich history, and drive a National Scenic Byway.
Get out on the water, tour a botanical garden, explore a state park, plus many more Lake County Florida outdoor adventures, on a day trip destination “The Perfect Distance Away.”
Explore a country estate, tour a Neoclassical mansion, and plan special events at two historic quail hunt plantations in Thomasville GA.
Take the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway on an excursion through the mountains. Then explore the historic sister cities of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee.
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.
Who knew you could collect 39 National Park Passport stamps within the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area? No wonder they call it the Secret Coast!
Backroad Planet’s lodging guide features a select listing of boutique hotels, B&Bs, resorts, and other unique places to stay on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
A curated collection of popular Mississippi Gulf Coast restaurants. From Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula, enjoy 18 local favorites for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
As a world-class bass-fishing destination and home to the 2nd-largest historical district in the state, you won’t run out of things to do in Eufaula Alabama.
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.
Explore Visby, Sweden, on your own with Backroad Planet’s downloadable guide to the UNESCO World Heritage medieval city, church ruins, and botanical gardens.
When on a Baltic Sea cruise, explore Riga, Latvia, on your own with Backroad Planet’s downloadable guide to notable sites, public transportation, and much more.
Forget cruise port excursions! Explore Skagen, Denmark, on your own with Backroad Planet’s downloadable guide to key sites, public transportation, and much more.
Asia & Oceania
Embark on an 18-day Middle East cruise from Athens to Dubai. Explore exotic ports, tour world-class destinations, and experience life aboard the Norwegian Jade.
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.