Kentucky Backroad Tours


Join Kentucky and travel expert Charlie Kramer on unrushed journeys in his hometown of Shelbyville and across the state for a peek behind-the-scenes and behind closed doors, with this natural-born storyteller spinning yarns every mile along the way.

Go to places where you can still cast a line to catch the evening supper. Explore Kentucky’s all-but-forgotten hidey-holes and hollers, from the hills to the stills, coal country to caves, hunting grounds to trail towns, byways and waterways, and from the mountains in the east to the lowlands in the west and every region in between.


Shelbyville, KY 40067



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As an educator, historian, storyteller, traveler and all-around outdoorsman, Charlie Kramer is a man living many lives.

Focusing on the hospitality/travel business for the last 40 years, he has discovered his true calling as a hands-on guide and storyteller.

Through the years, Charlie has found that the very best part of the business has been the interaction with people from every state and Canadian provinces and 70-plus foreign countries. The beauty of it is, while conducting tours of the communities throughout the state and sharing the out-of-the-way places or people of interest, Charlie finds joy in learning from visitors about their communities. It hardly seems like work.