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St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Fountain of YouthVisiting St. Augustine, Florida is always a treat and especially if you love learning while you travel.  This historic city has lots of offer and one of my favorite places to see is  St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth  which is an Archaeological Park and the original site of St. Augustine. Visitors can learn about Spanish explorers who risked everything to journey to the New World and how the Spanish arrived in 1565 and established the first and oldest settlement. Learn the history of Ponce de Leon’s search and his Spanish claim for Florida in 1513.  Drink from the legendary Fountain of Youth spring that has flowed under this site for as long as anyone can remember. Explore the Timucuan native Indian village that natives inhabited for almost 3000 years. Gather in the Village of Seloy to experience how Timucuas lived, hunted, ate and thrived. Hear the stories of long ago and connect past to present.  See the stars at the planetarium where stars appear as they did in 1513 and journey under the historic night sky. Imagine a two story high glowing globe that traces the routes of Spanish exploration in the New World.  How did Explorers find their way across the ocean so long ago? Imagine a time long ago when Pedro Menendez built his first fort right here. Think about Native Timucua Indians shaping pottery on this very same spot. Archaeology helps us to rebuild the past.  Visit the first Christian Indian burials in North America with Mission Period interments or see the Timucua Indian hut foundations and relics.  There is archaeological evidence that Pedro Menendez’s colony occupied the site after landing in 1565.

The Fountain of Youth Park has been the site of many exciting archaeological discoveries of national historic importance. New archaeological excavations are intermittently underway with funding provided by the State of Florida, the Fountain of Youth, and Flagler College. The project, directed by Dr. Kathleen Deagan, renowned Florida archaeologist from the University of Florida, is in search for the foundation of the first wooden fort built by the Spanish and the first Catholic mission constructed on the site.

St. Augustine is known as the city of Bed and Breakfast Inns.  What a great way to end the day and enjoy all the great restaurants inside the old city where you can walk and enjoy shopping or the night life.   St. George Street is known for it’s great shops.  I have spent many days enjoying the shopping.   Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns offers over 12 Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from.  They are each unique and inviting.  Plan your next visit to St. Augustine with a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn.  The Innkeepers are your own personal concierge for helping you plan your trip.

What You’ll Find “At Journey’s End”, St. Augustine, Florida 2013

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida made the list of National Geographic Traveler’s World’s Top 20 Places to See. The northeast Florida city, founded in 1565, is one of only four locations in the United States included on the international list. National Geographic Traveler published the list the first week of January 2013.  National Geographic’s editors praised the city of St. Augustine for maintaining the genuine “old Florida” culture and charm and preserving its nearly 450-year-old history.   Editors specifically recommended the 17th century Castillo de San Marcos, which stands sentry over the pristine Bay front, and the Lightner Museum built by Henry Flagler in 1887 in the Spanish Renaissance style. Flagler College (the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, also built by Henry Flagler), which Princeton Review listed among the country’s most beautiful college campuses, was highlighted along with the pedestrian friendly Spanish colonial St. George Street and the St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida’s first lighthouse.

 

At Journey’s End Bed and Breakfast, St. Augustine, Florida

At Journey’s End Bed and Breakfast in the famous historic district of Saint Augustine’s downtown neighborhood is a quiet street away from traffic and noise but just steps away from all that the Oldest City in America has to offer.  There are many fine restaurants and quaint shops within walking distance and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches and the St. Augustine Lighthouse nearby.  Innkeepers, John Gallagher and Tim Millbern are known for their welcoming personalities and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere they have created at their Inn.  You may arrive as a guest, but leave as friends.

  • On site parking - you may never have to get back into your car…until it’s time to leave!
  • Personal Concierge Service - making reservations/suggestions…for dinner, sightseeing tours & more.
  • Scrumptious full breakfasts – a perfect way to start the day.
  • Complimentary beverage service throughout your entire stay.
  • Afternoon cordials, snacks – a little something to hold you over until dinner.
  • Free WiFi - stay connected!
  • Storage for bikes, kayaks and other sporting equipment – bring your toys!

The close proximity to Flagler College makes At Journey’s End the perfect place to stay when visiting your Flagler Student.  Located just across the street from the Cedar Hall Men’s Dorm, Flagler College’s Auditorium and Sports Gymnasium.   Because they are Flagler friendly, Parents…when visiting their Flagler Student, visiting on Parent’s Weekend or just because you miss them, staying  At Journey’s End B & B  your student can eat breakfast with you at the Inn for no additional cost!  Plus when you book two or more visits with them in the same academic year you’ll receive $10 off per night on your second visit!  MENTION – “We’re FLAGLER FRIENDLY” when booking to receive this special

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