Welcome to Backroad Planet!
I’m Howard, a guy from Central Florida who believes taking scenic routes, scouting historical sites, and immersion 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, I invite you to use Backroad Planet’s destination stories, travel guides, and planning resources to design your own adventures. Please contact me if I can assist you in any way.
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Who knew you could collect 39 National Park Passport stamps within the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area? No wonder they call it the Secret Coast!
Swim, dive, float, and paddle the sparkling waters at Florida’s Blue Spring State Park & Campground. During the cooler months, come back to see the manatees.
On a Tomoka State Park camping trip, enjoy outdoor recreation, explore Florida’s rich history, and drive a National Scenic Byway.
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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!