inspiring you to get off the beaten path and have more authentic, sustainable adventures


"Taking backroads is a sure way to experience a place more deeply. To get personal with its features, history, and people. To find those hidden wonders that won’t appear on a map.

Backroads are the key to discovering places that feel untouched, uncharted."

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Here we hope to inspire you to explore off-the-beaten-path places and adventure around this beautiful world.

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— Ibn Battuta

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we are luke + madalyne, aka backroad packers.

we are two explorers always on the hunt for off-the-beaten-path places, authentic destinations, and exciting adventures. we are also storytellers: we love meeting new people and learning about their own adventures.

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