37th Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

Yesterday welcomed in the 37th Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration, a three-day event dedicated to honoring Penn School, the history, and the culture of the Gullah Geechee people; bringing friends and families back to Penn Center located on St. Helena Island. Throughout the weekend, special events will take place, such as cultural demonstrations, re-enactments, … Continue reading 37th Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

Ghost Stories

Abandoned Jails. Graveyards. And rituals. What could go wrong on this glorious Halloween? Today, we at Operation Adventure, wanted to celebrate Halloween by discussing the origins and dig into our roots of traveling to beautiful locations to tell incredible stories. Therefor this week’s episode of Halloween Documented presented by Operation Adventure takes us on a … Continue reading Ghost Stories

Where it all began…

This photo was taken before my first smart phone, in a campground nestled in Cherokee, nestled by a small creek. The next day I would be traveling by myself, coming home to get ready for work. Since I was in the mountains, I figured, why not go ahead and visit some of the SC State … Continue reading Where it all began…

Where Have We Been? Presenting Diagnosis: The Series…

It's been eight months since our last episode of Operation Adventure. Wonder where we've been? Well on August 10th, 2018 our very own Michael Tolbert was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Because of this we had to put the travel series on the back burner to fight this vicious illness. Now it's time to present … Continue reading Where Have We Been? Presenting Diagnosis: The Series…

Hurricane Irma threatens the southeastern United States nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew another Category 5 storm devastated the region

Nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 5 storm that ripped through the southeastern United States a new threat emerges by the name of Irma. Hurricane Irma, like Hurricane Matthew, is a deadly Category 5 storm, which has approximately killed over 23 people since it made landfall in the Caribbean. States of emergency have … Continue reading Hurricane Irma threatens the southeastern United States nearly a year after Hurricane Matthew another Category 5 storm devastated the region

The Urban Pilgrim Project

Since this weeks blog will be released on a Thursday, I felt it only appropriate to have a throw back, reintroducing a project created a few years ago. Blogged on April 2, 2015 Recently because of Phantomythography: A Young Ghost Comes of Age, I’ve taken notice in glitch art. Glitch art is created using analog errors, corrupting … Continue reading The Urban Pilgrim Project

A Special Q&A Session with Pro-MMA Fighter Alexa Conners

You’re a Pro MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Fighter, what does your average day look like? Alexa: When I am in a training camp I train 2-3 times a day. I mix it up between strength and conditioning and other martial arts. What is your prep like before you step back into the cage? Alexa: I … Continue reading A Special Q&A Session with Pro-MMA Fighter Alexa Conners

Penn Center becomes national monument days before celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Rooted in history, nestled in the heart of marshlands, and centrally located between beautiful beaches and a thriving coastal town sits Penn Center, formally known as Penn School. Founded in 1862 by Laura Towne and Ellen Murray, Penn School was established as one of the first schools for freed African-American slaves living on St. Helena … Continue reading Penn Center becomes national monument days before celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Reminiscence of a Snow Day: Growing up in South Carolina

Waking up, running in the living room, cutting on the floodlights that overlooked the yard, quickly switching on the television to the local news station, and watching eagerly as they named off the county closures for the impending doom ‘snow’ day will forever be etched in my childhood memory. Lexington County, Richland County, Clairton County… … Continue reading Reminiscence of a Snow Day: Growing up in South Carolina

Ringing in the New Year with a “First Day Hike”

Since 2012, it’s been a tradition for us at Operation Adventure to bring in the New Year by getting outdoors and hiking. It is after all our belief that how you start off the New Year is how you will end it, which is why it’s important to bring in the New Year with a … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year with a “First Day Hike”