The Travel Guide

Roots Rated's "Explore" page is a great place to look for adventures near you.


We believe that everyone deserves to travel, but we also know that sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to go. Thats why we created the travel guide. This page is designed to get your creative juices flowing and help you get out and see the world, one adventure at a time.

Below you will find a map of travel distances to help you plan your next big adventure! This page will continue to grow as our knowledge grows. Eventually, we hope that each section will include photos, addresses, camping spots, tips from people who have been there before, recommended things to do and fees you should expect. 

We have mapped out places that you can travel to in 50 mile increments. Each ring represents 50 miles in distance or adding 100 miles round trip Birmingham Alabama Travel Map

50 Miles or Less (Approx. 1 hr. or less drive time)

Red Mountain Park (AL)

Oak Mountain State Park (AL)

Smith Lake (AL)

Lake Purdy (AL)

Bankhead Lake (AL)

The Cahaba River


100 Miles or Less (Approx. 1.6 hrs. or less drive time)

Tuscaloosa, AL

Montgomery, AL

Talladega National Forest (AL)

Bankhead National Forest (AL)

Wheeler Lake (AL)

Guntersville Lake (AL)

Lake Martin (AL)

Little River Canyon (AL)

Cherokee Rock Village (AL)


150 Miles or Less (Approx. 2.5 hrs. or less of drive time)

Auburn, AL

Florence, AL

Huntsville, AL

Atlanta, GA

Columbus, GA

Tupelo, MS

Columbus, MS

Meridian, MS

Chattanooga, TN

Chattahoochee National Forest (TN)


200 Miles or Less (Approx. 3.3 hrs. or less of drive time)

Dothan, AL

Oxford, MS

Franklin, TN

Nashville, TN

Murfreesboro, TN


250 Miles or Less (Approx. 4.2 hrs. or less of drive time)

Athens, GA

Macon, GA

Hattiesburg, MS

Memphis, TN

Jackson, TN

Desoto National Forest (MS)

Nantahala National Forest (NC) 


300 Miles or Less (Approx. 5 hrs. or less of drive time)

Mobile, AL

Pensacola, FL

Destin, FL

Panama City, FL

Fort Walton, FL

Albany, GA

Agusta, GA

Bowling Green, KY

Biloxi, LA

Greenville, SC

Knoxville, TN


350 Miles or Less (Approx. 5.8 hrs. or less of drive time)

Tallahassee, FL

Owensboro, KY

Elizabethtown, KY

Paducah, KY

New Orleans, LA

Baton Rouge, LA 

Asheville, NC

Daniel Boone National Forest (KY)

Cataloochee Ski Area (NC)

Smoky Mountain National Forest (TN)


400 Miles or Less (Approx. 6.7 hrs. or less of drive time)

Conway, AR

Pine Bluff, AR

Searcy, AR

Valdosta, GA

Louisville, KY

Lexington, KY

Charlotte, NC

Shawnee National Forest (IL)


      When we plan trips we love to use How Far Can I Travel. This website will let you type in a distance or time frame that you have to work with and it will map out all of the possible destinations for you to travel. This really helps put things into perspective when you have specific money or time budget.