We are two guys from Central Florida who believe taking scenic routes, scouting historical sites, and immersing ourselves in local flavor are the best ways to travel. Whether it be road trips across America, fly-drives to international destinations, or cruises on the mighty waters, we encourage you to use BACKROAD PLANET resources to plan your own adventures. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way. Catch you on the backroads . . . .
Howard & Jerry
Enjoy a taste of New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Country at regional wineries, breweries, a cidery, and a distillery, served up with a side of locally-sourced cuisine.
Take a New York civil rights road trip to Manhattan, Bethel, Auburn, Seneca Falls, and Rochester to visit historical sites connected to the American struggle for freedom and equality.
Explore the Rock River Trail, a network of scenic, historical, and recreational routes that parallel the Rock River through Wisconsin and Illinois.
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VIKING RIVER & OCEAN CRUISES
Viking’s Christmas river cruises offer the best of Europe’s medieval castles, cathedrals, and storybook towns, with festive Christmas markets in every port.
A luxury sailing on the Viking Star is the perfect way for destination-oriented travelers to cruise the Mediterranean and tour Europe’s great port cities.
Portugal in Panorama: An Annotated Photo Gallery is a captioned collection of 22 locations captured with the Apple iPhone camera.
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ROAD TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES
Our free road trip research worksheet will help you find routes, destinations, lodging, and local cuisine using six excellent sources.
Road trip preplanning is the essential first step to successfully research and design the perfect itinerary. Use our handy free worksheet to ask yourself six important questions before you begin!
Gas mileage, storage space, and extra features are all important considerations when purchasing a new vehicle for a cross-country road trip.
Don’t let emergency breakdowns spoil your vacation! Get your vehicle road trip ready with this handy pre-trip checklist.