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BEGINS IN: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

A Southern Coastal Trilogy: Charleston, Savannah and Jekyll Island

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Program #20644RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Ms. Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller, a graduate of Duke University, has lived all over America and journeyed throughout the world. As a Charleston historian and excursion leader, she enjoys tying local history into the American story and worldwide events. Ruth is the author and co-author of numerous books, including “Charleston Charlie — A Family Activity Book for Kids of All Ages,” “Touring the Tombstones,” and “The Angel Oak Story.” She is a member of the South Carolina Historical Society and the National Trust.

Ms. Ann Wilson

A resident of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Ann Marie Wilson has been leading Road Scholar groups for the last 10 years. Acquiring degrees in biology, forestry and secondary education while attending Clemson and Coastal Carolina Universities gave Ann Marie the perfect background for her birding and naturalist excursions. She owns and operates Driftwood Education Center, a residential science and environmental education center for youth from all over the Southeast.

Cindy Doehring

Having grown up on St. Simons Island, Cindy Doehring is quite knowledgeable of the island and the surrounding area. She holds a degree in kindergarten-9th grade education, has taught at the elementary and middle school levels and worked with the County Superintendent of Schools for eight years. Cindy served as the director of the Elderhostel Program at “Epworth by the Sea” for 16 years, and today enjoys leading groups on field trips around the island and other places of historical interest.

Mr. Darryl Stoneworth

Darryl Stoneworth, along with wife Angela, has been selling home-crafted sweetgrass baskets in the Charleston City Market since May 2009. If you happen by his stand, you'll know Darryl by his omnipresent smile. The couple is also constructing their first roadside basket stand along Highway 17N in Mount Pleasant, N.C. The town has renamed and dedicated this stretch of the highway in tribute to the hamlet's sweetgrass basket makers.

Griffin Lotson

Griffin Lotson is manager of the nationally acclaimed Gullah/Geechee Shouters in Darien, Ga. Gullah-Geechee is the traditional African culture brought to America by African slaves who worked the fields and plantations along the coasts of Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. The ring shout is a traditional slave-day expression of spirituality and community. Griffin has traced his ancestral roots before slavery to Africa.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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