Category Archives: United States

Alaska’s Iditarod: “The Last Great Race”

The Iditarod is one of the most epic dogsledding races in the world, but outside of Alaska, few even know what it is. How long is it? Why is it known as "the last great race"? And do they really race with dogs? As a man who has mushed a few teams myself, I like to start with a brief history, dispel some common misconceptions, and then relate some of my favorite facts about the race.
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Top 5 Places to Travel in July

The solstice might have passed, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Summer is in full swing and around the world people are sweating out long climbs on the bicycle, exploring hidden mountains and valleys on foot, and relaxing on sunny beaches with a cold drink at the end of the day. Don’t you want to join them? July is a great month to travel with your family, friends or solo, and wherever you go you’re sure to find something exciting. Here are our top picks for the month.
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Biking Death Valley, Where Backroads Began

Did you know that Backroads has a short biking trip to Death Valley? Or that Death Valley was the FIRST Backroads trip led by company founder Tom Hale 40 years ago? Read on for an overview of the ins and outs of this sun-filled desert getaway to see if it's right for you.
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Finding Solitude in Yellowstone & the Tetons

It's no secret that America's National Parks have become increasingly crowded in recent years. In an era that has made travel the new fad, it seems that every worthwhile destination is now at the mercy of floods of visitors. And it doesn't look like it's about to slow down anytime soon! But it doesn't have…
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Top 5 Places to Travel in December

December is the season of togetherness: spending time with your loved ones, enjoying good food and taking some time off to reflect on the passing year. But if you're you're looking to mix up the traditional holiday season of eggnog and family dinners by adding some elevated adventure, December can the perfect month to travel…
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Bryce & Zion Bike Tour Video

Cycle through millions of years of geology in the red rock canyonlands of two iconic National Parks in Utah! Check out our video showcasing Backroads Bryce & Zion Bike Tour.
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9 Most European Cities in North America

Rich in culture, full of charm and steeped in fascinating history, European towns and cities have captivated travelers from across the pond for centuries. Enticed to sample the local delicacies, take in unique architecture and cultivate a better understand their rich history, North Americans often yearn to spend quality time in the 'old world.' Surprisingly,…
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Top 5 Places to Travel in October

With autumn approaching, don’t assume that the traveling season is coming to an end! October brings unique adventures in Europe, Africa and North America where you can connect with locals and soak up the sun.
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