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Top Tips That Will Make Your Next Family Getaway A Breeze

Top Tips That Will Make Your Next Family Getaway a Breeze Family travels can often bring a mix of emotions and when children are involved things can become a little chaotic. There is often excitement, frustration, anxiety, glee, and exhaustion, sometimes varying from one moment to the next. Try these tips for making your next…

Great Santini Fans! Our Pat Conroy’s Beaufort Tour includes a stop at the Beaufort National Cemetery

Donald Conroy, the Great Santini, was not so happy that his son, Pat Conroy, had killed him off in the book “The Great Santini.”  But when the movie “The Great Santini” came out, his father realized he was somewhat of a hero and started to attend book signings with Pat.  After Pat signed a copy…

Monday dig – an almost intact 300+ year old Native American bowl is found

St. Augustine celebrated its 450th Anniversary last year (1565 to 2015).  Since Beaufort’s Santa Elena was started by Pedro Menendez a year later in 1566, this year, 2016, is the 450th anniversary of Santa Elena. Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist for the City of St. Augustine, holds the 300+ year old Native American almost intact pot. …

Beaufort and St. Augustine, Forever Linked through Santa Elena

Russi and I just spent an incredible week in St. Augustine, helping with an archeological dig that found an intact 300+ year old bowl, rowing a replica of a 1500’s Chalupa, meeting incredible people and eating lots of great Spanish food and desserts! City of St. Augustine Archaeologist Carl Halbirt shows the just excavated 300+…

El Galeon in Port Royal

This ship is AMAZING!  We toured “El Galeon” yesterday, which is moored at the old Dockside Restaurant at Port Royal.  Even the way it is docked, thanks to O’Quinn Marine, is incredible.  The ship, whose crew is mostly from Spain, is here until Saturday, May 1st.  Many thanks to the Santa Elena Foundation for arranging…

Missing Pat Conroy

We’re all missing Pat Conroy, each in our own way. Click here to read how Dannye Romine Powell remembers.

Sail Magazine sailing group in Beaufort

The morning started with the option of a movie history tour. We had two vans for our fleet — at the luxuriously late hours of 1000 and 1100 hrs! What? We didn’t have to get up at 0500 hrs this morning? That’s already a great start to the day! Here’s the second shift, ready to go see…

Post Civil War Reconstruction

Come join us on our Reconstruction Tour of Beaufort, South Carolina! The National Park Service has been visiting Beaufort over the past two years looking for sites to include and we take you to a few of these sites here in Beaufort, including some related to Robert Smalls.  This article in the New York Times gives some of the current discussions on how to treat the Reconstruction era in our nation’s history.  

Hunting Island erosion

South end of Hunting Island.  It looks like the lagoon will be beachfront within the next 10 years.

El Galeon sails past Bermuda Bluff

The Spanish ship El Galeon Andalucia as it sails into the Port Royal Harber from St. Augustine.  It is a replica of the ship used by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1566 when he came to Beaufort to settle the colony of Santa Elena, which was the first capital of Spanish Florida.

Opening of the new Santa Elena History Center

Get ready for the grand opening of the Santa Elena History Center on April 30th! Click here to visit their page!