Backroad Travel Destinations



Retro Roadtrip: Appalachian Autumn Part 1

Note: The following revised and annotated post is part of our new Retro Roadtrip series. This 3-part post is about an autumn road trip I took by myself from Florida to Georgia and was originally posted November 10, 2008, on my Nathan's Uncle blog. I'm sure a lot can...

Andersonville: The Civil War in Georgia

A visit to Andersonville National Historic Site, including the National POW Museum, Confederate Prison Camp Sumter, and Andersonville National Cemetery. I don't recall when I first learned about Andersonville, the infamous Confederate prison in South Georgia, but it...


A Southern Mississippi Road Trip

A Southern Mississippi road trip takes me through Hattiesburg, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Jackson, with a few surprise backroad encounters along the way.


Bulletholes & Bloodstains: A Battle of Franklin Tour | Tennessee USA

A photo-intensive guide for Tennessee travelers and Civil War buffs planning a Battle of Franklin tour. Includes visits to the Carter House, “The Widow of the South’s” Carnton Plantation, the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, and the village of Leiper’s Fork.

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.


Asia & Oceania

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

An American family’s account of a two-month epic New Zealand campervan road trip, on both the North and South Islands.