Florida Travel: The Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival

Florida Travel: The Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival

The Sopchoppy Worm Grunting Festival celebrates this rare art and unique slice of backwoods Florida culture annually on the second Saturday in April. This post is sponsored by VISIT FLORIDA, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Florida’s Local Culture...
Experience Haunted St. Augustine, Florida

Experience Haunted St. Augustine, Florida

Experience haunted St. Augustine with a unique ghost tour, a stay at a historical inn, and a chance encounter with spirits of another kind. This article is sponsored by VISIT FLORIDA and our local hosts Ghosts and Gravestones, Ghost Tours of St. Augustine, and the St....
Chasing Waterfalls in Florida

Chasing Waterfalls in Florida

Ride along as we chase Florida waterfalls so rare and elusive that they don’t even position on Google Maps. Until now, that is . . . . Backroad Planet readers know Jerry and I are confirmed waterfall-chasers. We have chased hundreds of waterfalls, not...
How to See the Real Florida: 11 Essential Web Sites

How to See the Real Florida: 11 Essential Web Sites

Eleven authoritative web sites run by locals will help you plan a road trip or travel itinerary to see the REAL Florida. I am a 5th-generation Native Floridian, and although I have traveled the world since childhood and plan to continue for years to come, I still love...
Visit 3 Natural Waterfalls in Florida

Visit 3 Natural Waterfalls in Florida

Most people have no clue, but there are three natural waterfalls in Florida you can visit not too far off the beaten path: Falling Creek Falls, Falling Waters State Park, and Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. UPDATE: Since publishing this article, we...
Indian Rocks Beach: A Taste of Old Florida

Indian Rocks Beach: A Taste of Old Florida

Discover Indian Rocks Beach, a quaint Old Florida beach town on the Gulf Coast, with the charm of Colonial Court Inn, the original Crabby Bill’s, and the very modern Slyce Pizza Bar. Indian Rocks Beach, Florida Indian Rocks Beach is a charming beach town...
A Florida Space Coast Weekend Road Trip

A Florida Space Coast Weekend Road Trip

A weekend road trip to the Florida Space Coast, highlighting Indialantic’s Tuckaway Shores Resort, Merritt Island’s Kennedy Space Center, Shells of Melbourne, and more. We were guests of Tuckaway Shores Resort, Florida’s Space Coast, and Kennedy...
Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In 2015: Top 10 Highlights

Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In 2015: Top 10 Highlights

Sun ‘n Fun, now in its 41st year, is an annual international aviation expo located in Lakeland, Florida. It is the world’s second largest airshow, and every spring it draws thousands of flight enthusiasts from around the world. As a non-profit...
Florida Heritage Trail Guidebooks

Florida Heritage Trail Guidebooks

The Florida Heritage Trail guidebooks are a series of 12 free themed publications about hundreds of historical and cultural destinations across the state.   I came across a copy of the Florida Civil War Heritage Trail guidebook quite by accident while...