Welcome to Backroad Planet!
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
Explore the Forrest County Courthouse, the Sixth Street Museum District, the 1964 Freedom Summer Trail, and more memorable African American heritage sites in Hattiesburg MS.
Take the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway on an excursion through the mountains. Then explore the historic sister cities of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Four Viking Mississippi River cruise itineraries are scheduled to bring guests to America’s Heartland beginning in 2022, aboard the purpose-built Viking Mississippi.
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VIKING RIVER & OCEAN CRUISES
The Viking Sun embarks on the inaugural World Cruise from Miami to London. This 141-day cruise will visit 5 continents, 35 countries, and 64 ports, cross the Equator twice, the International Date Line once, and pass through both the Panama and Suez Canals.
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.
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The Ultimate Road Trip Planner Part 1: Pre-Planning
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!