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8 Days | 7 Nights
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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.
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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.

Lonn Taylor

Lonn Taylor is a historian and writer who retired to Fort Davis, Texas, with his wife, Dedie, after 20 years as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Lonn has authored several books and writes a weekly column about Texas called "The Rambling Boy," for the Marfa Big Bend Sentinel.

Paul Alvarado-Dykstra

Paul Alvarado-Dykstra co-created the film festival Fantastic Fest, co-founded Ain’t It Cool, Inc., founded the Texas Independent Film Festival, and has worked with award-winning filmmakers including Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro and Emmy-nominated producer Scott Carter. Paul also serves as creative director for AHD Multimedia, his home for commercials and corporate clients, where he recently worked on the web series for Friskies featuring Grumpy Cat. He has produced independent films, live concert videos, movie premieres, marketing campaigns, TV pilots, radio shows and more for such clients as Sony, New Line Cinema, Comedy Central, XM Satellite Radio, and many others. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance, Film Texas Fund, and the Austin chapter of the American Advertising Federation, has guest lectured at various colleges and universities, and been a panelist for the Austin Film Festival, Comicpalooza and DragonCon.

Catherine Crier

A Dallas native, Catherine Crier began her career as an assistant district attorney and felony chief prosecutor. In 1984, she became the youngest ever elected state district judge in Texas. In 1989, she was hired to co-anchor the evening newscast on CNN and Inside Politics. Later, she served as a correspondent and anchor of newscasts on ABC, Fox News and Court TV. She won and Emmy and the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for investigative journalism. She is the author of five books, one of which is a New York Times bestseller. In 2007, she became a founding partner of Cajole Entertainment. Most recently, she was honored by Moves Magazine in 2013 as one of the "Power Women of New York".

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7 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Performances


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