Welcome to Take Back Roads, where you will discover authentic experiences, businesses, and people … one back road at a time.  The intent of Take Back Roads is to create a forum where people can read, write, share, and learn about each others’ adventures exploring the back roads of our great country.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Traveling:  

We are all aware that the novel Coronavirus has impacted daily life for nearly everyone on Earth.  Recreational travel and tourism in particular have suffered significantly as a result.  As countries begin to exit quarantine and loosen restrictions on travel, people are looking for new ways to take trips safely – in particular, road trips are now seen as a safer alternative to flying. 

More specifically, and more than ever before, greater numbers of Americans are seeking out the serenity and isolation of back roads, small towns, and rural America.  Take Back Roads is here to help you on this quest!  With extensive experience traveling the back roads of America and Europe (and even a little bit in Costa Rica!) since 2013, we have a significant database of resources to dive into to find road trip ideas, travel resources, and detailed how-to posts to help you navigate the wonderful world of back road driving!  Heck, we even put together an extensive road trip playlist!

Planning Road Trips during the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you would rather have us do the work for you, we are happy to plan your next road trip!  We will work together with you, plotting out maps and finding highly rated accommodations and activities along the way that you can safely experience as you travel the country!  Click the link to find out more details.  

Stay Safe and Travel Well!

Please take a little bit of time learning about the history & motivation of our website, and how you can become a contributor.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Curious about what are the best backroads in the USA?  Start here. In addition, if you see a picture on any of these pages that strikes a chord with you, please know that you can find a format to have it to hang on your wall.

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We want to help local businesses, attractions, historical sites, and communities to thrive.  If you would like us to come visit your business, please contact me.

Please let us know about your favorite things to see and do … where should we go next?

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  1. I will follow this, it looks interesting, and I’m sure I’ll pick up some good recommendations for future trips!

  2. Hey,
    my name is Christian, I’m from Berlin, Germany and do rap music.
    I have a Song I want to release soon (my first, in fact) and searched google for some nice cover art I could use.
    I stumbled on to your blog for a specific photo. The one where you and your friend sit by the fireplace and the tent.
    I think this would fit the vibe and content of the Song perfectly.
    Is it possible, that I could use that picture for that purpose?
    When I post it on Instagram, I would also give you credit of course.
    On Instagram I’m @Brudachrisi.
    Would appreciate an answer 🙂
    All the best.

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