10 Distinctive Places to Stay in Coastal Mississippi

10 Distinctive Places to Stay in Coastal Mississippi

Backroad Planet’s lodging guide features a select listing of boutique hotels, B&Bs, resorts, and other unique places to stay on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I was a guest of Coastal Mississippi, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post...
4 New Viking Mississippi River Cruise Routes Announced

4 New Viking Mississippi River Cruise Routes Announced

Four Viking Mississippi River cruise itineraries are scheduled to bring guests to America’s Heartland beginning in 2022, aboard the purpose-built Viking Mississippi. This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to our our Disclosure/Disclaimer page for...
How to Plan a California Desert Camper Van Road Trip

How to Plan a California Desert Camper Van Road Trip

Have you ever wanted to visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, explore Joshua Tree National Park, or hike Tahquitz Canyon? A camper van and RV resort combination makes all three possible on a California desert hub-and-spoke road trip. I was a guest of JUCY RV...
The Viking Sun Embarks on the Inaugural World Cruise

The Viking Sun Embarks on the Inaugural World Cruise

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. I was...
Franklin, North Carolina: A Smoky Mountain Adventure

Franklin, North Carolina: A Smoky Mountain Adventure

A Franklin North Carolina, Smoky Mountain adventure takes us over the Little Tennessee River Greenway, along the Mountain Waters Byway, and up Pickens Nose! I was a guest of Visit North Carolina and Discover Franklin, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. In...
Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival

Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival

The Xcaret Day of the Dead festival is a not-to-be-missed event, making Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, the best time of year to visit Mexico’s most popular eco-park. I was a guest of Experiencias Xcaret, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. The...