Estimated reading time: 14 minutes – SBFL* Stop 30 – Planned – As we depart from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we find ourselves faced with a decision: to Georgetown or not to Georgetown? The next logical stop is Georgetown, SC. This charming town may be a hidden gem, well worth the 60-mile trek from Myrtle Beach. Alternatively, for those feeling particularly adventurous, you can continue on to Charleston, which is about 100 miles away. It’s like choosing between a juicy ribeye and a succulent lobster tail – both are delectable, but you can only have one. Of course, there’s always the option of surf and turf for those who can’t decide. Ultimately, the choice is...
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes – SBFL* Stop 29 – Planned – Hold on tight, fellow adventure seekers! We’re continuing our nostalgic journey down memory lane as we compare two epic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) trips, chronicled in National Geographic. We compare and contrast the observations made by Dorothea and Stuart E. Jones in their 1958 article, “Slow Boat to Florida,” and Allan C. Fisher Jr.’s 1973 book, “America’s Inland Waterway (ICW).” We have been uncovering the ways in which the ICW has been transformed over the past few decades. Our journey along the ICW started at our very own Milliarium Aureum – Golden Milestone, the Mile Zero. We embarked on our own Slow Boat to Florida...
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes – SBFL Stop 28* – Planing to visit – Happy New Year! Here we are, entering another new year, 2023. It promises to be an interesting one. So, let’s roll back time for a moment and go to 1913. That was the year that the U.S. federal income tax was signed into law, establishing a whopping 1% tax rate. Also, the first sedan (a Hudson) was introduced at a car show. And the first two movie houses in America were opened, one in Manhattan, New York, and the other in the little town of Southport, North Carolina. That is where we are at now, Southport, NC, in our Slow Boat...
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes – SBFL – Planing to visit – If you’re on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), delay your departure from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, for a few days. Plan an excursion to Wilmington, which is the number one spot on the North Carolina coast to enjoy local craft beer! Take the Wilmington Ale Trail and enjoy the city. This is one of those challenges that squarely falls into the “challenging self” category. The question is can you do it? How about within two days, if not in one day? All by yourself or with a group of friends and family? The Ale Trail is all about local craft beers and microbrewers...
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The essence of Trips of Discovery is not to seek new lands and exotic cultures. Rather, it is to cover our boating journey of discovery that comes from seeing what was always just over the horizon with a new eye. Below is our Slow Boat to Florida Series, reflecting the spirit of our site.