GEM Travel Club Hilton Head Island Launch - Tour Hilton Head, Bluffton & the Lowcountry
Time & Location
About the Event
We will bring you up close and personal to the beauty that the Lowcountry has to offer. This is a magical time on Hilton Head Island during the PGA RBC Heritage. We will show you the way the locals experience while highlighting our Hidden GEMs and the Totally Touristy things to do! One MUST DO adventure when visiting is to hop over to Daufuskie Island... only accessible by boat! There you will find Ms. Sallie Ann Robinson.... Who was a student under the infamous author Pat Conroy here in the lowcountry! We will take you on a tour of Daufuskie and spend the day with Sallie Ann... Learn more below about what you will discover with us! After, we will be blessed with Sallie Ann's famous cooking as a celebrity chef where she will cook up some real authentic southern food (sharing the recipe with our GEM Club Members who would like to prepare along with us) and enjoy a nice intimate dinner party while Sallie Ann shares stories of her family's past on these islands for 6 generations! We look forward to sharing the heart of the lowcountry with our friends and family! Please invite all those that are interested in learning more about Hilton Head Island, Bluffton & the Lowcountry.... If you ever thought about visiting here, we'll make sure you'll want to make it your next vacation! Experienced Guide - Sallie Ann Robinson
Sallie Ann Robinson a sixth generation native, enjoying life on Daufuskie Island where she grew up learning the tough love way of life. The Gullah people were and still are proud people that lives life off the land from their gardens, the woods and the ocean which were skills they learned at a young age and did things they would never forget. There way of life was simple yet sometimes hard meeting their day-to-day needs, not their wants. They were taught manners and respect for all, something Sallie is proud to still use to this day. Her childhood gave her treasures of a lifetime, thanks to her ancestors and folks that are gone, but not forgotten. Her experience about Daufuskie is a lifetime of knowledge as a native. She has given tours on Daufuskie for many years sharing the history of her family and what life was like then and now.
When you visit Daufuskie Island you will see the beauty and feel how peaceful it is. You will get to visit the Daufuskie Museum and Library, the Oyster Hall, the 138-year-old First Union African Baptist Church, the Mary Field School built by the natives in 1934 and where Pat Conroy taught Sallie Ann Robinson during his 1969/70's school year experience and the Mary Field Cemetery that is the largest Gullah graveyard dating back to the early 1800*s. Daufuskie Island still has many of its original winding dirt roads that intertwine all over the Island with beautiful large live oak trees draped in moss. You will also get to see and learn much more about other Daufuskie Island history while on the tour.
More information will be sent to those registered as we get closer to the date!
We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of the world!