Cake baker extraordinaire Buddy Valastro works long hours in his bakery preparing incredible cakes for his customers, but this summer he’s trading in his apron for a seat belt as he and his family head off on the ultimate road trip. For three weeks, this family of six will scour the American South in search of hearty meals while taking in the culture along the way.

In true Valastro style, Buddy and his wife, Lisa, aren’t taking a back seat to adventure as they revel in family time with their young kids, who range in age from 2 to 12 years old. When they’re not feeding gators or hunting for ghosts, they’ll be enjoying regional delicacies, both foreign and familiar. Shrimp and grits, fried chicken and flounder – it’s all on the menu. And, of course, there will be no shortage of sweet treats if Buddy has anything to say about it. The Valastros will learn the secrets to preparing beloved regional classics and hear from the local legends who are making them today.