Backroad Travel Destinations
Immerse yourself in the Sunshine State’s rich history by attending authentic living history events and historical war reenactments in Florida.
Eleven authoritative web sites run by locals are great resources to help you plan a road trip or travel itinerary to see the REAL Florida.
Three natural waterfalls in Florida you can visit: Falling Creek Falls, Falling Waters State Park, and Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park.
From art to architecture, music, history, dining, gardens, and outdoor adventure, these outstanding Athens Georgia attractions offer something for everyone.
Design your own Georgia road trip with Backroad Planet’s suggested destinations, activities, scenic byways & historic trails, plus our exclusive planning resources.
Backroad Planet’s guide to North Georgia swimming holes & waterfalls you can swim in, shows you where to find them, and helps you plan your next wet adventure!
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 Civil War comes alive when you tour the scenic heritage trails of Brices Crossroads and Tupelo National Battlefield, two National Park Service sites that commemorate Mississippi’s Final Stands of 1864.
A Southern Mississippi road trip takes me through Hattiesburg, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Jackson, with a few surprise backroad encounters along the way.
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.
Follow African American heritage trails in Washington, DC, on an itinerary that includes the National Museum of African American Heritage & Culture, the African American Civil War Museum, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Newseum, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and other Civil Rights sites.
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.
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!
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.
Cultural and spiritual encounters are the standard in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, with its Cajun roots, Catholic heritage, Zydeco music, artistic towns, and brand new tax-free districts.
The Best of Skye 3-day road trip itinerary takes you through the scenic Scottish Highlands visiting the Fairy Pools, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, and much more.
There are more reasons to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia than just the stunning beauty of these UNESCO World Heritage lakes & waterfalls!
A tour group with no more than six members led by a highly-qualified guide is the BEST way to see Rome in a day!