Autumn Adventure: Waynesville & Haywood Counties, October 15, 2013
We'll travel west to beautiful Haywood County, home of the Appalachian's tallest and most majestic mountain range, the Plott Balsams. Bob Plott, a grand descendant of one of the region's original families and author of Strike and Stay: The Story of the Plott Hound, will narrate and guide our access into some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Southern Highlands. We will visit secluded, once-private coves dotted with ancient home sites, follow along Rutherford's Trace, and drop into vast orchards of Heritage Apples. This scenic daytrip offers comfortable and spacious accommodations, a personalized glimpse into American history (Appalachian-style), and a down-home, local lunch of vegetables, meats and famous pies.
DYT407, Tues., Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (approximate), $115
Golf Cruise in the Antebellum South and Georgia's Golden Isles, November 7-14, 2013
Between Jacksonville, FL, and Charleston, SC, the Intracoastal Waterway is a grand highway that leads you to superb cultural attractions, fascinating historic sites, and wetlands and islands teeming with wildlife. During this seven day voyage, golfers will have opportunities to play at four renowned clubs. The ocean views from the Sea Island Golf Club remind many of the links at St. Andrews in Scotland. At the Links at Stono Ferry in Charleston, golfers enjoy the breeze of the Intracoastal Waterway as they test themselves on the heart-pounding back nine holes. The Club at Savannah Harbor boasts a four-star rating from Golf Digest and is ranked among the Top 100 of America's Golf Courses by Conde Nast Traveler. And outside Beaufort, South Carolina, the Secession Golf Club's mandatory walking policy brings the game back to an earlier era. Non-golfers enjoy sights at Cumberland Island, St. Simon's Island, Savannah, Beaufort, and Charleston. No refunds. Call 917-657-5761 for more information or to register.
EXC442 Thur.-Thurs., Nov. 7-14, Price depends upon cabin chosen, from $3,995
Plantations, Towns & Stories of the Pee Dee, November 11-12, 2013
Joins us for another South Carolina ramble, as we explore the stories and ancient communities of the Old Pee Dee region. We'll learn stories about the Revolutionary War - and the famous Marsh Tacky horses associated with Francis Marion; the cotton economy that dominated the region for decades; and visit specific historic sites, including the lovely Columns Plantation in Florence County. In addition, highlights will include a visit to Pearl Fryar's topiary garden, the town of Marion and to a Marsh Tacky horse farm.
EXC444, Mon.-Tues., Nov. 11-Nov. 12, depart from Furman DMC, $389 per person (double occupancy)
Four Hole Swamp and Hidden Treasures of the Low Country, December 5-6, 2013
This is our next adventure in active exploration - by foot and paddle! Join Chumley Cope for hiking in the Congaree Swamp - home of the largest lowland harwood trees in the Southeast, and for a guided canoeing excursion in the Four Hole Swamp. Our immersion in nature will be complemented by visits to two outstanding regional cultural sites: the beautiful Kensington Mansion and the Mepkin Abbey - adorned for the annual crèche festival.
EXC445, Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 5-Dec. 6, depart from Furman DMC, $419 per person (double occupancy)
Samba Rhythms Cruise, March 16-29, 2014
The eyes of the world are turning south! With Brazil hosting the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, now is the time to experience South America. Cruise along South America's eastern shores and discover the pulsating rhythms, natural beauty and colorful traditions that thrive along the coasts of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Depart from Buenos Aires aboard the graceful and inviting 684-passenger Oceania Cruises Regatta. Experience the "Paris of South America" -- Buenos Aires -- an unforgettable city that is the birthplace of the tango and home to a wealth of eclectic architecture. Sail the Atlantic to Uruguay with stops in Montevideo, the country's cosmopolitan capital, and Punta del Este, a chic beach resort dotted with museums. Continue on to some of Brazil's most captivating ports: Rio Grande, Porto Belo, Sao Paulo, Parait, Ilha Grande and Buzios. Conclude your adventure with a day in celebrated Rio de Janeiro, whose harbor is marked by the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Price depends on cabin selection, so call 800-842-9023 to inquire. 223_Samba_MAR16_14_V1.pdf
On the Horizon: National Parks of the Old West (July 2014) and Boston in Bloom (June 2014)
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