Outback of Beaufort and Savannah: The Literary South

March 22 – 26, 2020

Edisto River  |  Beaufort, SC  |  Daufuskie Island  |  Savannah  |  Pin Point, GA

A Mindful Adventure Into The South’s Past

Let’s trek south and east, into the Low Country skeletons of the South’s past – skeletons that have always lain near the surface. We’ll wind our way along riverine and island backroads, uncovering hidden gems of places – vine-covered, preserved, rich. We’ll learn about the South in the background of novels by Conroy, Berendt, and O’Connor, visiting places central to the stories, as well as interpretive sites and local experts. We’ll enjoy the historic settings of two wonderful inns (Beaufort, two nights; Savannah, two nights) – our bases, as we launch our inquiries into race, religion, the martial tradition, and the counter-currents that have defined the South. Sounds boring, right?


• Visits to private home sites, and literary centers, associated with some of the region’s most acclaimed authors

• Accommodations in the lovely Rhett House Inn (Beaufort), and the Eliza Thompson Inn (Savannah)

• Guided touring on Daufuskie Island – setting of Conroy’s The Water is Wide

• Backroads drives, poignant ruins, cemeteries – to include Sheldon Church, St. Helena Island, Bonaventure  Cemetery, Wormsloe, and the Pin Point community


$2,530 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $590)

Price includes comfortable transportation, accommodation with breakfast for four (4) nights, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, all activities / admissions per the itinerary, guide and concierge service throughout the trip. Price does not include alcohol, other meals, personal expenditures, or optional trip insurance.

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