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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Donna Ingham

Tale teller and author Donna Ingham takes the ancient art of storytelling and gives it a Texas twist. A Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist, she published four books and is currently working on two more. In addition to being a recipient of the John Henry Faulk award, she has the dubious distinction of having been named “Biggest Liar in Austin” six times without even being elected to public office. She has a Ph.D. in English and was a college professor in her former life.

Frances Evans

Frances Evans is a professional storyteller with a specialty in Texas and family stories. An educator for 33 years in the North East school district in San Antonio, upon retiring she became a volunteer at the Institute of Texan Cultures in its Tex-Kit program. Collections of items — tools and accoutrements — used by people who forged the state of Texas, a folk medicine kit is among the kits Frances has spoken about to classrooms, clubs and other groups.

Tim Draves

Tim Draves teaches Texas History at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He has been the editor of The Journal of the Life and Culture of San Antonio since 2005, where he promotes research and understanding of over 300 years of the town’s settlement. Tim serves on the Bexar County Historical Commission, and has won several Texas research and teaching awards.

Allen Hamilton

Allen Lee Hamilton is a professor of Texas and American history at St. Philip's College in San Antonio who has taught more than 400 college classes during his 35 year career. The author of four books and over 30 articles in historical and popular journals, Allen has won three NISOD Awards from the University of Texas for Teaching Excellence, was named Professor of the Year twice, and is a Minnie Stevens Piper nominee for the Outstanding College Professor in Texas. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, and his doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma. Perhaps most importantly, Allen is a fourth generation Texan whose family has been in this great state since 1866.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Margie Strayer

Marjorie Strayer was born in San Antonio, and was raised on a ranch 25 miles west of town. Her ancestors arrived in America before the War of Independence and settled in Texas when it was part of Mexico. Her love of this area has kept her anchored in or near San Antonio, and she enjoys being a part of the team that showcases the gems of our city to visitors. When not working, Marjorie travels, reads, and does volunteer work. She recently returned from a Road Scholar Semester At Sea voyage, where she added seven new countries to the list of 45 previously visited.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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