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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

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The Haunting Town of Rodney, Mississippi: A Photo Essay

A Southern photographer’s haunting images from a bridal shoot and seasonal flood portray her intimate connection with the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi.

How to See the Real Florida: 11 Essential Web Sites

Eleven authoritative web sites run by locals to help you plan a road trip or travel itinerary to see the REAL Florida.

24 Viking River Cruise Insider Tips

24 Exclusive Viking River Cruise insider tips tailored for first-time cruisers to help make your European journey the cruise of a lifetime!

10 Favorite North Georgia Waterfalls

Ten incredibly beautiful North Georgia waterfalls you can easily schedule into your road trip or vacation.

Ten incredibly beautiful North Georgia waterfalls you can easily schedule into your road trip or vacation. #travel #TBIN #Georgia #roadtrip #waterfall

Louisiana’s River Road Plantations

Take an historical drive along the Mississippi River, and visit Louisiana’s Great River Road plantations. Maps, itinerary, and helpful links included.

Take an historical drive along the Mississippi River, and visit Louisiana's Great River Road plantations. Maps, itinerary, and helpful links included. #travel #TBIN #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #Louisiana #Plantations #RiverRoad

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Explore Civil Rights History in Memphis, Tennessee

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.

Searching for Emmett Till: A Mississippi Delta Pilgrimage

We went searching for Emmett Till on a Mississippi Delta pilgrimage, and along the way we unearthed legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, walked a Tallahatchie bridge, slept in sharecropper shacks, and ultimately uncovered traces of the teen martyr whose death gave birth to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights & African American Heritage Trails in Washington, DC

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.

Two Mississippi Museums Chronicle State & Civil Rights History

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.

Tour Scenic & Historic Sites in the City of Janesville, Wisconsin

The city of Janesville, Wisconsin, extends the invitation to study architecture on walks through historic districts, embrace tranquility at Rotary Botanical Gardens, travel the Underground Railroad at the Milton House Museum, and experience a Midwest dining tradition at the Buckhorn Supper Club.

Experience the Eclectic City of Beloit, Wisconsin

The city of Beloit, Wisconsin, is eclectic in every way! Experience this time-honored college town with its world class riverfront, authentic living history sites, farm-to-table cuisine, the elegantly rustic Ironworks Hotel, and museums of angels, anthropology, and art.

6 Practical Tips for a Journey by Train

Whether it be long or short, planned or unexpected, these six practical tips for a journey by train will help make the ride a pleasant, and even memorable experience.

VIKING RIVER & OCEAN CRUISES

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